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Assurant Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“Our second quarter performance demonstrated continued momentum and strong embedded growth across our Global Lifestyle and Global Housing businesses,” said Assurant Chief Executive Officer Alan Colberg. “The closing of the Global Preneed sale to CUNA Mutual Group represents another major milestone in our transformation. Looking ahead, we are well-positioned to deliver on our financial objectives for 2021 and remain focused on driving innovation and profitable growth across our market-leading lifestyle and specialty P&C businesses.”

(Unaudited)

$ in millions, except where noted

 

Q2’21

 

Q2’20

 

Change

GAAP net income

 

184.7

 

164.7

 

12

%

GAAP net income per diluted share

 

3.01

 

2.59

 

16

%

Net operating income1

 

183.2

 

153.7

 

19

%

Net operating income per diluted share2

 

2.99

 

2.50

 

20

%

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes3

 

183.6

 

163.7

 

12

%

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes, per diluted share4

 

2.99

 

2.66

 

12

%

Adjusted EBITDA, ex. reportable catastrophes5

 

297.6

 

270.2

 

10

%

Second Quarter 2021 Summary:

  • Net income increased 12 percent versus prior year period, while net income per diluted share increased 16 percent
  • Net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes3, up 12 percent to $183.6 million
  • Net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, per diluted share4, up 12 percent to $2.99
  • Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes5, up 10 percent to $297.6 million
  • Holding company liquidity was $353 million
  • Share repurchases and common stock dividends totaled $233 million; since 2019, returned nearly $1.2 billion of $1.35 billion three-year capital return objective
  • Reaffirmed 2021 outlook of 10 to 14 percent growth in net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, per diluted share6

Note: References to net income and net income per diluted share throughout this press release refer to net income from continuing operations. Metrics listed above other than net income and net income per diluted share are non-GAAP measures of performance. A full reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP measure can be found in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section beginning on page 8.

Second Quarter 2021 Consolidated Results

(Unaudited)

$ in millions

Q2’21

Q2’20

Change

 

6M’21

6M’20

Change

GAAP net income

184.7

 

164.7

 

12

%

 

333.2

 

313.3

 

6

%

GAAP Corporate and Other segment net loss

(32.8

)

(42.5

)

23

%

 

(80.8

)

(89.0

)

9

%

Net operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Lifestyle7

123.8

 

121.8

 

2

%

 

252.9

 

242.7

 

4

%

Global Housing7

93.7

 

85.4

 

10

%

 

161.1

 

159.6

 

1

%

Corporate and Other8

(11.5

)

(28.8

)

60

%

 

(33.1

)

(50.6

)

35

%

Interest expense

(22.8

)

(20.1

)

(13

)%

 

(45.2

)

(40.2

)

(12

)%

Preferred stock dividends

 

(4.6

)

100

%

 

(4.7

)

(9.3

)

49

%

Net operating income1

183.2

 

153.7

 

19

%

 

331.0

 

302.2

 

10

%

Reportable catastrophes

(0.4

)

(10.0

)

 

 

(34.9

)

(22.9

)

 

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes3

183.6

 

163.7

 

12

%

 

365.9

 

325.1

 

13

%

Adjusted EBITDA, ex. reportable catastrophes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Lifestyle5

186.0

 

175.2

 

6

%

 

379.0

 

349.2

 

9

%

Global Housing5

128.5

 

128.8

 

0

%

 

265.6

 

246.1

 

8

%

Corporate and Other5

(16.9

)

(33.8

)

50

%

 

(44.8

)

(61.1

)

27

%

Adjusted EBITDA, ex. reportable catastrophes5

297.6

 

270.2

 

10

%

 

599.8

 

534.2

 

12

%

Note: Some of the metrics above are non-GAAP measures of performance. A full reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP measure can be found in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section beginning on page 8. Additional details regarding key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

  • Net income was $184.7 million, or $3.01 per diluted share, compared to second quarter 2020 net income of $164.7 million, or $2.59 per diluted share. The increase was primarily driven by a lower Corporate and Other net operating loss and a decline in COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses. This was partially offset by lower net realized gains on investments compared to the prior year period.

    Net operating income1 totaled $183.2 million, or $2.99 per diluted share2, compared to second quarter 2020 net operating income of $153.7 million, or $2.50 per diluted share. Assurant incurred $0.4 million of reportable catastrophes in second quarter 2021, compared to $10.0 million in second quarter 2020. Excluding reportable catastrophes, net operating income3 for second quarter 2021 increased 12 percent to $183.6 million, compared to $163.7 million in the prior year period, which was mainly the result of a lower Corporate and Other net operating loss. Results in Global Lifestyle and Global Housing were largely unchanged from the strong second quarter 2020 performance. Underlying growth and $14.4 million in additional investment income, primarily from a $9.7 million increase from a real estate joint venture partnership sale, were offset by more normalized loss experience across several product lines in comparison to the prior year period which included impacts from COVID-19.

  • Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes5, increased 10 percent compared to the prior year period. This is less than the increase in net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, primarily due to certain income tax benefits which are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Revenue from the Global Lifestyle and Global Housing segments totaled $2.45 billion compared to $2.26 billion in second quarter 2020, primarily due to growth in Global Automotive and Connected Living within Global Lifestyle.

Note: Throughout this press release, revenue refers to net earned premiums, fees and other income. GAAP revenue is equal to net earned premiums, fees and other income, net investment income, net realized gains (losses) on investments and amortization of deferred gains and gains on disposal of businesses.

Reportable Segments

Global Lifestyle

$ in millions

 

Q2’21

Q2’20

Change

6M’21

6M’20

Change

Net operating income7

 

123.8

121.8

2

%

252.9

242.7

4

%

Adjusted EBITDA5

 

186.0

175.2

6

%

379.0

349.2

9

%

Revenue

 

1,937.8

1,768.7

10

%

3,800.1

3,715.6

2

%

Note: References to Adjusted EBITDA within Global Lifestyle exclude reportable catastrophes.

  • Net operating income7 increased in second quarter 2021 compared to the prior year period, primarily led by Global Automotive organic growth and higher investment income, including a $3.9 million increase from the sale of a real estate joint venture partnership, as well as improved claims experience within Global Financial Services. This was partially offset by a year-over-year decline in Connected Living, largely from lower international results in both extended service contracts and, to a lesser extent, the mobile business. Claims activity increased compared to lower than average levels in the prior year period, mainly in key regions such as Europe and Latin America. The mobile business benefitted from subscriber growth across North America and Asia Pacific and strong trade-in performance, including HYLA Mobile contributions.
  • Adjusted EBITDA5 increased compared to second quarter 2020, greater than the increase in net operating income, which reflects higher amortization of purchased asset intangibles from mobile and auto-related acquisitions and an increase in depreciation expense related to major information technology initiatives.
  • Revenue increased compared to the prior year period, primarily due to growth in Global Automotive from strong sales across the U.S. and contributions from recent acquisitions, as well as further expansion in Connected Living, including an increase in extended service contracts and higher fee income from mobile trade-in.

Global Housing

$ in millions

 

Q2’21

Q2’20

Change

6M’21

6M’20

Change

Net operating income7

 

93.7

85.4

10

%

161.1

159.6

1

%

Reportable catastrophes

 

0.4

10.1

 

34.9

22.9

 

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes

 

94.1

95.5

(1

)%

196.0

182.5

7

%

Revenue

 

511.1

488.9

5

%

1,004.1

989.3

1

%

  • Net operating income7 increased in second quarter 2021 compared to the prior year period. Second quarter 2021 included $0.4 million of reportable catastrophes, compared to $10.1 million of reportable catastrophes in the second quarter 2020.

    Excluding reportable catastrophes, net operating income was roughly flat. Growth in lender-placed and higher investment income, including a $3.9 million increase from the sale of a real estate joint venture partnership, were offset by an expected increase in non-catastrophe loss experience to more normalized levels across all lines of business as well as an increase in reserves related to the cost of settling run-off claims within small commercial.

  • Revenue increased in second quarter 2021, primarily due to growth in Multifamily Housing and lender-placed from higher premium rates and average insured values, partially offset by the continued impact of lower real estate owned volumes.

Corporate and Other

$ in millions

 

Q2’21

Q2’20

Change

6M’21

6M’20

Change

GAAP segment net loss

 

(32.8

)

(42.5

)

23

%

(80.8

)

(89.0

)

9

%

Net operating loss8

 

(11.5

)

(28.8

)

60

%

(33.1

)

(50.6

)

35

%

  • Segment net loss decreased in second quarter 2021 compared to the prior year period due to the same drivers noted earlier for net income.
  • Net operating loss8 decreased in second quarter 2021 compared to the prior year period, primarily driven by lower employee-related expenses and third-party fees due to delayed timing of spending and $6.4 million of favorable one-time items, including a $3.0 million net tax benefit and $1.1 million of higher investment income from the sale of a real estate joint venture partnership.

Holding Company Liquidity Position

  • Holding company liquidity totaled $353 million as of June 30, 2021, or $128 million above the company’s current targeted minimum level of $225 million. This excludes the net proceeds from the second quarter 2021 debt offering which were used as part of the July redemption of Senior Notes due 2023. In addition, the $1.2 billion in net proceeds from the sale of the Global Preneed business are not included as the sale closed in the third quarter.

    Dividends paid by operating segments to the holding company in second quarter 2021 totaled $243 million. In addition to quarterly interest and Corporate and Other expenses, the company had $17 million of cash outflows primarily related to mobile acquisitions, including Olivar, and investments within Assurant Ventures.

  • Share repurchases and common stock dividends totaled $233 million in second quarter 2021. During second quarter 2021, Assurant repurchased 1.2 million shares of common stock for $191 million and paid $42 million in common stock dividends. From July 1 through July 30, 2021, the company repurchased an additional 737 thousand shares for approximately $115 million, with $1.3 billion remaining under the current repurchase authorizations.
  • On August 2, 2021, the company closed the sale of its Global Preneed business and related legal entities and assets to subsidiaries of CUNA Mutual Group for approximately $1.35 billion in cash. Approximately $900 million of the $1.2 billion net proceeds are expected to be returned within one year of closing through share repurchases, with the remainder to be invested primarily in Assurant’s Connected Living, Global Automotive and Multifamily Housing businesses.

2021 Company Outlook6

$ in millions, unless otherwise noted

 

FY’20

6M’21

 

2021 Outlook6

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes, per diluted share

 

9.88

 

6.02

 

 

10-14% growth

Net operating income, ex. reportable catastrophes

 

605.4

 

365.9

 

 

High single-digit growth

Global Lifestyle

 

437.2

 

252.9

 

 

High single-digit growth

Global Housing, ex. reportable catastrophes

 

371.0

 

196.0

 

 

Flat with 2020

Corporate and Other

 

(102.9

)

(33.1

)

 

~ (85.0)

Interest expense

 

(81.2

)

(45.2

)

 

~ (90.0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA, ex. reportable catastrophes

 

1,013.4

 

599.8

 

 

Similar growth rate to

NOI, ex. reportable

catastrophes

Note: Some of the metrics above are non-GAAP measures of performance. A full reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP measure can be found in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section beginning on page 8. Additional details regarding key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

For full-year 2021, the company expects:

Assurant net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, per diluted share6, to increase approximately 10 to 14 percent from $9.88 in 2020.

Results for 2021 are expected to be driven primarily by growth within Global Lifestyle and a lower Corporate and Other loss, as well as share repurchases, including the completion of the company’s three-year capital return objective and initial deployment of proceeds from the sale of Global Preneed.

  • Growth in net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes6, is expected to be mainly driven by high single-digit growth in Global Lifestyle6, with expansion across all lines of business, as well as a lower Corporate and Other loss. Global Housing net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes6, is now expected to be roughly flat versus the prior year, as underlying growth is offset by lower REO volumes and an increase in non-catastrophe losses to more normalized levels.

    Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes6, is now expected to grow at a similar rate to net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, with double-digit Adjusted EBITDA growth in Global Lifestyle.

    Net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, is expected to be lower in the second half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2021, mainly due to increased investments to support long-term growth in our connected world businesses, lower investment income and increased Corporate and Other expenses due to timing of spending.

  • Business segment dividends from Global Lifestyle and Global Housing to approximate segment net operating income, including reportable catastrophes. This is subject to the growth of the businesses, rating agency and regulatory capital requirements, investment portfolio performance and a potential increase in U.S. corporate tax rates.
  • Capital to be deployed to support business growth, fund investments and return capital to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends, subject to Board approval and market conditions.

Earnings Conference Call

The second quarter 2021 earnings conference call and webcast will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. ET. The live and archived webcast, along with supplemental information, will be available on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

About Assurant

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Anticipating the evolving needs of consumers, Assurant partners with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative products and services and to deliver an enhanced customer experience. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant offers mobile device solutions; extended service contracts; vehicle protection services; renters insurance; lender-placed insurance products; and other specialty products. The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion and prepare leaders of the future.

Learn more at assurant.com or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements included in this news release and its exhibits, including our financial plans and any statements regarding the company’s anticipated future financial performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies and similar matters, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “will,” “may,” “can,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “targets,” “forecasts,” “potential,” “approximately,” and the negative version of those words and other words and terms with a similar meaning. Any forward-looking statements contained in this news release or its exhibits are based upon our historical performance and on current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our future plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Our actual results might differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or other developments. The following factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those currently estimated by management, including those projected in the company outlook:

(i)

the loss of significant clients, distributors or other parties with whom we do business, or if we are unable to renew contracts with them on favorable terms, or if those parties face financial, reputational or regulatory issues;

 

(ii)

significant competitive pressures, changes in customer preferences and disruption;

 

(iii)

the failure to implement our strategy and to attract and retain key personnel, including key executives and senior management;

(iv)

the failure to find suitable acquisitions at attractive prices, integrate acquired businesses effectively or grow organically;

(v)

our inability to recover should we experience a business continuity event;

(vi)

the failure to manage vendors and other third parties on whom we rely to conduct business and provide services to our clients;

(vii)

risks related to our international operations;

(viii)

declines in the value of mobile devices, the risk of guaranteed buybacks, or export compliance or other risks in our mobile business;

(ix)

our inability to develop and maintain distribution sources or attract and retain sales representatives and executives with key client relationships;

(x)

risks associated with joint ventures, franchises and investments in which we share ownership and management with third parties;

(xi)

negative publicity relating to our business or industry;

(xii)

the impact of general economic, financial market and political conditions and conditions in the markets in which we operate;

(xiii)

the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken in response thereto;

(xiv)

the impact of catastrophic and non-catastrophe losses, including as a result of climate change;

(xv)

the adequacy of reserves established for claims and our inability to accurately predict and price for claims;

(xvi)

a decline in financial strength ratings of our insurance subsidiaries or in our corporate senior debt ratings;

(xvii)

fluctuations in exchange rates;

(xviii)

an impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets;

(xix)

the failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting;

(xx)

unfavorable conditions in the capital and credit markets;

(xxi)

a decrease in the value of our investment portfolio, including due to market, credit and liquidity risks, and changes in interest rates;

(xxii)

impairment of our deferred tax assets;

(xxiii)

the unavailability or inadequacy of reinsurance coverage and the credit risk of reinsurers, including those to whom we have sold business through reinsurance;

(xxiv)

the credit risk of some of our agents, third-party administrators and clients;

(xxv)

the inability of our subsidiaries to pay sufficient dividends to the holding company and limitations on our ability to declare and pay dividends or repurchase shares;

(xxvi)

the failure to effectively maintain and modernize our information technology systems and infrastructure, or the failure to integrate those of acquired businesses;

(xxvii)

breaches of our information systems or those of third parties with whom we do business, or the failure to protect the security of data in such systems, including due to cyber-attacks and as a result of working remotely;

(xxviii)

the costs of complying with, or the failure to comply with, extensive laws and regulations to which we are subject, including those related to privacy, data security, data protection or tax;

(xxix)

the impact of litigation and regulatory actions;

(xxx)

reductions or deferrals in the insurance premiums we charge;

(xxxi)

changes in insurance, tax and other regulation;

(xxxii)

volatility in our common stock price and trading volume; and

(xxxiii)

employee misconduct.

For additional information on factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to the factors identified in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including but not limited to the risk factors identified in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, each as filed with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Assurant uses the following non-GAAP financial measures to analyze the company’s operating performance for the periods presented in this news release. Assurant’s non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. Because Assurant’s calculation of these measures may differ from similar measures used by other companies, investors should be careful when comparing Assurant’s non-GAAP financial measures to those of other companies.

(1)   

Assurant uses net operating income as an important measure of the company’s operating performance. Net operating income equals GAAP net income from continuing operations, excluding net realized gains (losses) on investments (which includes unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities and changes in fair value of direct investments in collateralized loan obligations), COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses, the CARES Act tax benefit, net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as well as other highly variable or unusual items other than reportable catastrophes. It also excludes restructuring costs related to strategic exit activities as these are highly unusual, transformative actions associated with realigning resources to the company’s business strategies, outside of normal periodic restructuring and cost management activities. The company believes net operating income provides investors with a valuable measure of the performance of the company’s ongoing business because the excluded items do not represent the ongoing operations of the company. The comparable GAAP measure is net income from continuing operations.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months
($ in millions)

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

184.7

 

$

164.7

 

$

333.2

 

$

313.3

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(10.3

)

 

(28.9

)

 

(11.2

)

 

56.1

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

2.2

 

 

18.9

 

 

5.2

 

 

21.9

 

CARES Act tax benefit (after-tax)

 

 

 

(5.1

)

 

 

 

(84.4

)

Other adjustments(1)

 

6.1

 

 

7.6

 

 

8.0

 

 

20.5

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

0.7

 

 

1.4

 

 

0.5

 

 

(14.5

)

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(1.4

)

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

(4.7

)

 

(9.3

)

Net operating income

$

183.2

 

$

153.7

 

$

331.0

 

$

302.2

 

(1) 

 

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(2)   

Assurant uses net operating income per diluted share as an important measure of the company’s stockholder value. Net operating income per diluted share equals net operating income (defined above) plus any dilutive preferred stock dividends divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding. The company believes this metric provides investors with a valuable measure of stockholder value because it excludes items that do not represent the ongoing operations of the company. The comparable GAAP measure is net income from continuing operations per diluted share, defined as net income from continuing operations plus any dilutive preferred stock dividends less net income from non-controlling interests divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income from continuing operations per diluted share(1)

$

3.01

 

$

2.59

 

$

5.41

 

$

4.90

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(0.17

)

 

(0.46

)

 

(0.18

)

 

0.90

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

0.04

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.35

 

CARES Act tax benefit (after-tax)

 

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

 

(1.33

)

Other adjustments(2)

 

0.10

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.32

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

0.01

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.01

 

 

(0.23

)

Net operating income per diluted share(1)

$

2.99

 

$

2.50

 

$

5.45

 

$

4.91

 

(1)   

Information on the share counts used in the per share calculations are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(2)   

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(3)   

Assurant uses net operating income (defined above), excluding reportable catastrophes (which represents individual catastrophic events that generate losses in excess of $5.0 million, pre-tax, net of reinsurance and client profit sharing adjustments and including reinstatement and other premiums), as another important measure of the company’s operating performance. The company believes this metric provides investors with a valuable measure of the performance of the company’s ongoing business because it excludes reportable catastrophes, which can be volatile. The comparable GAAP measure is net income from continuing operations.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months
($ in millions)

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

184.7

 

$

164.7

 

$

333.2

 

$

313.3

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(10.3

)

 

(28.9

)

 

(11.2

)

 

56.1

 

Reportable catastrophes

 

0.5

 

 

12.6

 

 

44.1

 

 

28.9

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

2.2

 

 

18.9

 

 

5.2

 

 

21.9

 

CARES Act tax benefit (after-tax)

 

 

 

(5.1

)

 

 

 

(84.4

)

Other adjustments(1)

 

6.1

 

 

7.6

 

 

8.0

 

 

20.5

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

0.6

 

 

(1.2

)

 

(8.7

)

 

(20.5

)

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(1.4

)

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

(4.7

)

 

(9.3

)

Net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes

$

183.6

 

$

163.7

 

$

365.9

 

$

325.1

 

(1) 

 

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(4)   

Assurant uses net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes (defined above), per diluted share (defined above) as another important measure of the company’s stockholder value. The company believes this metric provides investors with a valuable measure of stockholder value because it excludes reportable catastrophes, which can be volatile. The comparable GAAP measure is net income from continuing operations per diluted share, defined as net income from continuing operations plus any dilutive preferred stock dividends less net income from non-controlling interests divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months 12 Months

2021

2020

2021

2020

2020

GAAP net income from continuing operations per diluted share(1)

$

3.01

 

$

2.59

 

$

5.41

 

$

4.90

 

$

8.22

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(0.17

)

 

(0.46

)

 

(0.18

)

 

0.90

 

 

0.15

 

Reportable catastrophes

 

0.01

 

 

0.20

 

 

0.72

 

 

0.46

 

 

2.75

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

0.04

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.35

 

 

0.42

 

CARES Act tax benefit (after-tax)

 

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

 

(1.33

)

 

(1.34

)

Other adjustments(2)

 

0.10

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.32

 

 

0.30

 

Benefit for income taxes

 

(0.00

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.14

)

 

(0.33

)

 

(0.62

)

Net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, per diluted share(1)

$

2.99

 

$

2.66

 

$

6.02

 

$

5.27

 

$

9.88

 

(1) 

 

Information on the share counts used in the per share calculations are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(2) 

 

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(5)   

Assurant uses Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes, as an important measure of the company’s performance. Assurant defines Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes, as net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes (defined above), excluding interest expense, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation expense and amortization of purchased intangible assets. Amortization of purchased intangible assets is excluded from this non-GAAP measure of performance because the company believes it (i) enhances management’s and investors’ ability to analyze the ongoing operations of its businesses and (ii) facilitates comparisons of its operating performance over multiple periods, as the amortization expense associated with purchased intangible assets may fluctuate from period to period based on the timing, size, nature and number of acquisitions. Although the company excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets from Adjusted EBITDA, revenue generated from such intangible assets is included within the revenue in determining Adjusted EBITDA. The company believes Adjusted EBITDA provides investors with a valuable measure of the company’s performance, including underlying profitability and ongoing operations, and reflects its ongoing shift to more service-oriented, fee-based businesses. In addition, it excludes reportable catastrophes, which can be volatile. The comparable GAAP measure is net income from continuing operations.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months
($ in millions)

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

184.7

 

$

164.7

 

$

333.2

 

$

313.3

 

Less:
Interest expense

 

28.8

 

 

26.7

 

 

57.2

 

 

52.2

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

51.9

 

 

44.6

 

 

96.5

 

 

(3.9

)

Depreciation expense

 

17.5

 

 

14.3

 

 

34.3

 

 

26.7

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

 

17.3

 

 

12.3

 

 

34.3

 

 

23.5

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(10.3

)

 

(28.9

)

 

(11.2

)

 

56.1

 

Reportable catastrophes

 

0.5

 

 

12.6

 

 

44.1

 

 

28.9

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

2.2

 

 

17.5

 

 

5.2

 

 

20.5

 

Other adjustments(1)

 

5.2

 

 

6.7

 

 

6.2

 

 

18.6

 

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(1.7

)

Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes

$

297.6

 

$

270.2

 

$

599.8

 

$

534.2

 

 
(UNAUDITED)

2Q 2021

2Q 2020

($ in millions) Global
Lifestyle
Global
Housing
Corporate
and Other
Global
Lifestyle
Global
Housing
Corporate
and Other
GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

123.8

$

93.7

$

(32.8

)

$

121.8

 

$

85.4

$

(42.5

)

Less:
Interest expense

 

 

 

28.8

 

 

 

 

 

26.7

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

37.8

 

25.8

 

(11.7

)

 

36.5

 

 

22.2

 

(14.1

)

Depreciation expense

 

9.2

 

6.4

 

1.9

 

 

7.2

 

 

6.0

 

1.1

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

 

15.2

 

2.1

 

 

 

9.9

 

 

2.4

 

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

 

 

(10.3

)

 

 

 

 

(28.9

)

Reportable catastrophes

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

(0.2

)

 

12.8

 

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

 

 

2.2

 

 

 

 

 

17.5

 

Other adjustments(1)

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

 

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

 

(0.2

)

 

 

 

 

(0.3

)

Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes

$

186.0

$

128.5

$

(16.9

)

$

175.2

 

$

128.8

$

(33.8

)

 
 
(UNAUDITED)

6 Months 2021

6 Months 2020

($ in millions) Global
Lifestyle
Global
Housing
Corporate
and Other
Global
Lifestyle
Global
Housing
Corporate
and Other
GAAP net income from continuing operations

$

252.9

$

161.1

$

(80.8

)

$

242.7

 

$

159.6

$

(89.0

)

Less:
Interest expense

 

 

 

57.2

 

 

 

 

 

52.2

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

78.0

 

43.2

 

(24.7

)

 

74.7

 

 

41.5

 

(120.1

)

Depreciation expense

 

18.2

 

12.8

 

3.3

 

 

13.1

 

 

11.3

 

2.3

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

 

29.9

 

4.4

 

 

 

18.7

 

 

4.8

 

 

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

 

 

(11.2

)

 

 

 

 

56.1

 

Reportable catastrophes

 

 

44.1

 

 

 

 

 

28.9

 

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

20.5

 

Other adjustments(1)

 

 

 

6.2

 

 

 

 

 

18.6

 

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1.7

)

Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes

$

379.0

$

265.6

$

(44.8

)

$

349.2

 

$

246.1

$

(61.1

)

(1) 

 

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

(6)   

The company outlook for (i) net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, per diluted share, (ii) net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, (iii) net operating income, excluding reportable catastrophes, for Global Lifestyle and Global Housing, (iv) Corporate and Other net operating loss, (v) Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes, and (vi) Adjusted EBITDA, excluding reportable catastrophes, for Global Lifestyle, each constitute forward-looking information and the company believes that it cannot reconcile such forward-looking information to the most comparable GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts. Many of the GAAP components cannot be reliably quantified due to the combination of variability and volatility of such components and may, depending on the size of the components, have a significant impact on the reconciliation. The company is able to quantify a full-year estimate of interest expense and amortization of purchased intangible assets (pre-tax), which are expected to be approximately $90 million and $65 million, respectively, and a full year of preferred stock dividends for 2021, which will be $5 million. The interest expense estimate assumes no additional debt is incurred or extinguished in the forecast period and excludes after-tax interest expenses included in debt extinguishment and other related costs.

 
(7)   

Segment net operating income of the Global Lifestyle and Global Housing operating segments is equal to GAAP segment net income.

 
(8)   

Assurant uses Corporate and Other net operating loss as an important measure of the Corporate and Other segment’s performance. Corporate and Other net operating loss equals GAAP Corporate and Other segment net loss from continuing operations, excluding interest expense, net realized gains (losses) on investments (which includes unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities and changes in fair value of direct investments in collateralized loan obligations), COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses, the CARES Act tax benefit, net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as well as other highly variable or unusual items other than reportable catastrophes. It also excludes restructuring costs related to strategic exit activities as these are highly unusual, transformative actions associated with realigning resources to the company’s business strategies, outside of normal periodic restructuring and cost management activities. The company believes Corporate and Other net operating loss provides investors with a valuable measure of the performance of the company’s Corporate and Other segment because it excludes highly variable items that do not represent the ongoing results of such segment. The comparable GAAP measure is Corporate and Other segment net loss from continuing operations.

 
(UNAUDITED) 2Q 2Q 6 Months 6 Months
($ in millions)

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP Corporate and Other segment net loss from continuing operations

$

(32.8

)

$

(42.5

)

$

(80.8

)

$

(89.0

)

Adjustments, pre-tax:
Net realized (gains) losses on investments

 

(10.3

)

 

(28.9

)

 

(11.2

)

 

56.1

 

COVID-19 direct and incremental expenses

 

2.2

 

 

18.9

 

 

5.2

 

 

21.9

 

CARES Act tax benefit (after-tax)

 

 

 

(5.1

)

 

 

 

(84.4

)

Interest expense

 

28.8

 

 

25.3

 

 

57.2

 

 

50.8

 

Other adjustments(1)

 

6.1

 

 

7.6

 

 

8.0

 

 

20.5

 

Benefit for income taxes

 

(5.3

)

 

(3.8

)

 

(11.5

)

 

(25.1

)

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(1.4

)

Corporate and Other net operating loss

$

(11.5

)

$

(28.8

)

$

(33.1

)

$

(50.6

)

(1)   

Additional details about the components of Other adjustments and other key financial metrics are included in the Financial Supplement located on Assurant’s Investor Relations website: https://ir.assurant.com/investor/default.aspx

Assurant, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations (unaudited)

Three Months and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

 
2Q 6 Months

2021

2020

2021

2020

($ in millions except number of shares and per share amounts)
Revenues
Net earned premiums

$

2,150.6

 

$

2,021.3

 

$

4,256.2

 

$

4,086.8

 

Fees and other income

 

298.5

 

 

236.4

 

 

548.4

 

 

620.0

 

Net investment income

 

82.9

 

 

65.4

 

 

159.2

 

 

149.0

 

Net realized gains (losses) on investments

 

10.3

 

 

28.9

 

 

11.1

 

 

(55.1

)

Total revenues

 

2,542.3

 

 

2,352.0

 

 

4,974.9

 

 

4,800.7

 

Benefits, losses and expenses
Policyholder benefits

 

538.3

 

 

523.6

 

 

1,067.0

 

 

1,058.8

 

Selling, underwriting, general and administrative expenses

 

1,738.6

 

 

1,592.4

 

 

3,421.0

 

 

3,380.3

 

Interest expense

 

28.8

 

 

26.7

 

 

57.2

 

 

52.2

 

Total benefits, losses and expenses

 

2,305.7

 

 

2,142.7

 

 

4,545.2

 

 

4,491.3

 

Income from continuing operations before provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

236.6

 

 

209.3

 

 

429.7

 

 

309.4

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

51.9

 

 

44.6

 

 

96.5

 

 

(3.9

)

Net income from continuing operations

 

184.7

 

 

164.7

 

 

333.2

 

 

313.3

 

Net income from discontinued operations

 

33.2

 

 

13.7

 

 

33.2

 

 

20.9

 

Net income

 

203.6

 

 

178.4

 

 

366.4

 

 

334.2

 

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

 

(1.4

)

Net income attributable to stockholders

 

203.4

 

 

178.1

 

 

366.4

 

 

332.8

 

Less: Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

(4.7

)

 

(9.3

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

203.4

 

$

173.5

 

$

361.7

 

$

323.5

 

 
 
Net income from continuing operations per share:
Basic

$

3.03

 

$

2.65

 

$

5.47

 

$

5.00

 

Diluted

$

3.01

 

$

2.59

 

$

5.41

 

$

4.90

 

 
Common stock dividends per share

$

0.66

 

$

0.63

 

$

1.32

 

$

1.26

 

 
 
Share data:
Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

60,990,609

 

 

60,363,577

 

 

60,096,711

 

 

60,483,244

 

 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

61,322,556

 

 

63,347,189

 

 

61,554,002

 

 

63,473,312

 

Assurant, Inc.

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (unaudited)

At June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 
June 30, December 31,

2021

2020

($ in millions)
Assets
Investments and cash and cash equivalents

$

10,640.0

$

10,430.4

Reinsurance recoverables

 

6,708.8

 

6,605.4

Deferred acquisition costs

 

8,136.6

 

7,388.0

Goodwill

 

2,588.7

 

2,589.3

Value of business acquired

 

841.3

 

1,152.2

Assets held in separate accounts

 

11.6

 

11.5

Other assets

 

3,419.7

 

3,254.4

Assets held for sale

 

13,648.1

 

13,218.7

Total assets

$

45,994.8

$

44,649.9

 
Liabilities
Policyholder benefits and claims payable

$

2,940.8

$

2,968.8

Unearned premiums

 

17,948.0

 

17,293.1

Debt

 

2,550.5

 

2,252.9

Liabilities related to separate accounts

 

11.6

 

11.5

Accounts payable and other liabilities

 

4,150.6

 

4,057.5

Liabilities held for sale

 

12,484.9

 

12,111.3

Total liabilities

 

40,086.4

 

38,695.1

 
Stockholders’ equity
Equity, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income

 

5,304.4

 

5,241.6

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

604.0

 

709.8

Total Assurant, Inc. stockholders’ equity

 

5,908.4

 

5,951.4

Non-controlling interest

 

 

3.4

Total equity

 

5,908.4

 

5,954.8

Total liabilities and equity

$

45,994.8

$

44,649.9

 

Contacts

Media Contact:

Linda Recupero

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Communication

Phone: 201.519.9773

linda.recupero@assurant.com

Investor Relations Contacts:

Suzanne Shepherd

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainability

Phone: 201.788.4324

suzanne.shepherd@assurant.com

Sean Moshier

Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations

Phone: 914.204.2253

sean.moshier@assurant.com

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