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White Mountains Reports Fourth Quarter Results

February 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM EST

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) reported book value per share of $1,024 and adjusted book value per share of $1,018 as of December 31, 2019.  Book value per share and adjusted book value per share increased 2% and 1% in the fourth quarter of 2019.  Book value per share and adjusted book value per share increased 14% and 15% in the year ended December 31, 2019, including dividends.  The results for the year ended December 31, 2019 include the gain from MediaAlpha's sale of a significant minority stake to Insignia Capital Group on February 26, 2019 (the "MediaAlpha Transaction").  Excluding the gain on the MediaAlpha Transaction, book value per share and adjusted book value per share both would have increased 8% in the year ended December 31, 2019, including dividends.(1)

Manning Rountree, CEO, commented, "We had a solid 4th quarter to cap off a satisfying year.  Our investment portfolio was up 4% in the quarter, a strong result that included a $30 million increase in the fair value of our investment in MediaAlpha, which continues to produce outstanding results.  In the quarter, BAM produced $23 million of premiums and member surplus contributions on good volume but lower pricing.  In December and January, BAM made cash payments of surplus note principal and interest totaling $97 million.  Quarter over quarter, NSM produced solid top line growth and a flat bottom line result, reflecting continuing investment in the business.  In the quarter, Kudu continued to grow revenues and profits and closed two new investments, marking the full deployment of our initial $250 million commitment.  In December, Kudu raised another $225 million of capital, comprised of a new $125 million committed bank facility and an incremental $100 million equity capital commitment from White Mountains.  We ended the year with $1.0 billion of undeployed capital."

Comprehensive income attributable to common shareholders was $65 million and $413 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to comprehensive loss attributable to common shareholders of $141 million and $146 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

HG Global/BAM

BAM's gross written premiums and member surplus contributions (MSC) collected were $23 million and $107 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $51 million and $107 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  BAM insured municipal bonds with par value of $3.9 billion and $12.8 billion in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $5.4 billion and $12.0 billion in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  In the third quarter of 2019, BAM completed assumed reinsurance transactions to insure municipal bonds with a par value of $1.1 billion.  In the fourth quarter of 2018, BAM completed assumed reinsurance transactions to insure municipal bonds with a par value of $2.2 billion.  Total pricing was 58 and 83 basis points in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to 94 and 93 basis points in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  BAM's total claims paying resources were $938 million at December 31, 2019, compared to $930 million at September 30, 2019 and $871 million at December 31, 2018.

(1) See "Regulation G" on page 16.

Seán McCarthy, CEO of BAM, said, "BAM completed a successful year, posting record par insured in both the primary and secondary markets, albeit at lower pricing levels given the lower interest rate environment.  In the primary market, BAM's par insured was up 19% versus 2018, as the low interest rate environment created significant opportunities for municipal bond issuers to save money by refinancing existing debt.  In the secondary market, institutional investor demand drove par insured to $1.3 billion, a 37% increase from 2018.  In November, S&P Global Ratings affirmed BAM's rating and outlook at "AA/Stable" after applying its new global insurance ratings criteria to the financial guaranty industry."

HG Global reported pre-tax income of $10 million and $54 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to pre-tax income of $11 million and $32 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  White Mountains reported pre-tax loss related to BAM of $18 million and $44 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to pre-tax loss of $8 million and $61 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.   The period over period changes were driven primarily by investment results in the HG Global and BAM investment portfolios.

In December 2019, BAM made a $32 million cash payment of surplus note principal and interest.  In January 2020, BAM made an additional $65 million special cash payment of surplus note principal and interest.  Previously, BAM made cash payments of surplus note principal and interest of $23 million in 2018 and $5 million in 2017.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, White Mountains updated its debt service model for the BAM surplus notes to reflect (i) the cash payments of surplus note principal and interest made in December 2019 and January 2020, (ii) certain amendments made to the terms of the surplus notes in January 2020, including an extension of the variable interest rate period and (iii) in light of the current interest rate environment, a more conservative forecast of future operating results for BAM.  This has resulted in slower modeled future payments on the surplus notes and, in turn, a $20 million increase to the time value of money discount on the surplus notes as reflected in adjusted book value per share.

BAM is a mutual insurance company that is owned by its members.  BAM's results are consolidated into White Mountains's GAAP financial statements and attributed to non-controlling interests.

NSM

NSM reported pre-tax loss of $6 million, adjusted EBITDA of $9 million, and commission and other revenues of $58 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.  NSM reported pre-tax loss of $2 million, adjusted EBITDA of $48 million, and commission and other revenues of $233 million in the year ended December 31, 2019.  Results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 include the results of Embrace Pet Insurance, a nationwide provider of pet health insurance for dogs and cats, which NSM acquired on April 1, 2019, and KBK Insurance Group, a specialized MGU focused on the towing and transportation space, which NSM acquired on December 3, 2018.

Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM, said, "NSM had a solid quarter to finish a good year.  For the quarter, trailing 12 months pro forma controlled premiums were up 4% to a new high of $919 million, driven by strong growth in the pet and social services verticals.  Pro forma adjusted EBITDA was flat at $50 million, as we made significant investments in people and technology that will position us well for continued growth in 2020 and beyond."

Kudu

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Kudu reported total revenues of $9 million and pre-tax income of $6 million.  For the period from April 4, 2019 through December 31, 2019, Kudu reported total revenues of $21 million and pre-tax income of $11 million.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Kudu deployed $44 million, comprised of a $20 million investment in Pennybacker Capital Management, a real estate private equity firm, and a $24 million follow-on investment in TIG Advisors, an existing portfolio company.  Kudu has now deployed a total of $266 million in nine investment management firms with combined assets under management of over $33 billion, spanning a range of asset classes, including real estate, real assets, wealth management, hedge funds and alternative credit strategies.

Rob Jakacki, CEO of Kudu, said, "Kudu had an active end to the year, closing two transactions in the fourth quarter and seven transactions in 2019 overall.  We have now deployed $266 million across nine firms with an average cash yield to Kudu at inception of 10.6%.  The fourth quarter saw profitability more than double from the third quarter, with higher revenues driven by strong organic growth in assets under management across the existing portfolio, the impact of year-end incentive fees and the addition of the new transactions.  We enter 2020 with $225 million of fresh capital commitments and a robust pipeline."

Other Operations

White Mountains's Other Operations segment reported pre-tax income of $65 million and $393 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to pre-tax loss of $144 million and $153 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December, 2018.  Pre-tax income in the year ended December 31, 2019 included $182 million of realized and unrealized gains from the MediaAlpha Transaction.  Excluding the MediaAlpha Transaction, net realized and unrealized investment gains were $86 million and $285 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, compared to net realized and unrealized investment losses of $138 million and $101 million in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

Investments

The total return on invested assets was 3.9% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to -4.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018.  The total return on invested assets was 20.4% for the year ended December 31, 2019, which included $115 million of unrealized investment gains from the MediaAlpha Transaction.  Excluding the MediaAlpha Transaction, the total return on invested assets was 15.5% for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to -1.7% for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Mark Plourde, Managing Director of White Mountains Advisors, said, "The total portfolio was up 3.9% for the quarter and 15.5% for the year, a strong result, driven primarily by our asset allocation to equities and our ongoing investment in MediaAlpha.  Our fixed income portfolio returned 0.4% for the quarter and 6.1% for the year, lagging the BBIA Index returns of 0.5% and 6.7%, respectively, primarily due to our short duration positioning.  Our portfolio of common stocks and ETFs returned 9.1% for the quarter, in line with the S&P 500 return, and 29.1% for the year, lagging the S&P 500 return of 31.5%, primarily due to our international stock positions.  Other long-term investments returned 5.8% for the quarter and 15.2% for the year, including the impact of increases in the fair value of our ongoing investment in MediaAlpha of $30 million in the quarter and $65 million from the date of the MediaAlpha Transaction through the end of the year."

Additional Information

White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.  Additional financial information and other items of interest are available at the company's website located at www.whitemountains.com.  White Mountains expects to file its Form 10-K on or before March 2, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and urges shareholders to refer to that document for more complete information concerning its financial results.

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 
   

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Assets

           

   Financial Guarantee (HG Global/BAM)

           

     Fixed maturity investments

 

$

799.3

   

$

794.5

   

$

701.4

 

     Short-term investments

 

46.3

   

57.1

   

66.9

 

Total investments

 

845.6

   

851.6

   

768.3

 

     Cash

 

24.2

   

11.3

   

12.5

 

     Insurance premiums receivable

 

6.7

   

6.7

   

6.4

 

     Deferred acquisition costs

 

22.1

   

21.4

   

19.0

 

     Accrued investment income

 

5.4

   

5.5

   

4.9

 

     Other assets   

 

20.0

   

16.4

   

5.1

 

Total Financial Guarantee assets

 

924.0

   

912.9

   

816.2

 

Specialty Insurance Distribution (NSM)

           

     Cash (restricted $56.3, $67.0 and $50.0)

 

89.7

   

105.7

   

66.2

 

Premium and commission receivable

 

70.8

   

53.6

   

44.0

 

     Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

623.0

   

630.6

   

486.2

 

     Other assets

 

41.7

   

35.1

   

27.2

 

Total Specialty Insurance Distribution assets

 

825.2

   

825.0

   

623.6

 

Global Asset and Wealth Management (Kudu)

           

Short-term investments

 

.1

   

.1

   

 

Other long-term investments

 

266.5

   

219.3

   

 

Total investments

 

266.6

   

219.4

   

 

Cash

 

5.8

   

4.9

   

 

Accrued investment income

 

5.8

   

4.7

   

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

9.6

   

9.6

   

 

Other assets

 

2.7

   

3.7

   

 

Total Global Asset and Wealth Management assets

 

290.5

   

242.3

   

 

   Marketing Technology (MediaAlpha)

           

     Cash

 

   

   

5.7

 

     Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

   

   

43.4

 

     Accounts receivable from publishers and advertisers

 

   

   

37.0

 

     Other assets

 

   

   

2.3

 

Total Marketing Technology assets

 

   

   

88.4

 

   Other Operations

           

     Fixed maturity investments

 

406.5

   

371.5

   

376.1

 

     Short-term investments

 

154.8

   

215.3

   

147.3

 

     Common equity securities

 

683.9

   

629.7

   

925.6

 

     Other long-term investments

 

589.8

   

554.4

   

325.6

 

Total investments

 

1,835.0

   

1,770.9

   

1,774.6

 

     Cash

 

41.3

   

27.3

   

25.9

 

     Accrued investment income

 

5.7

   

5.1

   

5.5

 

     Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

22.1

   

20.7

   

7.9

 

     Other assets

 

36.4

   

29.3

   

17.2

 

     Assets held for sale

 

3.0

   

2.8

   

3.3

 

Total Other Operations assets

 

1,943.5

   

1,856.1

   

1,834.4

 

Total assets

 

$

3,983.2

   

$

3,836.3

   

$

3,362.6

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 
   

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Liabilities

           

   Financial Guarantee (HG Global/BAM)

           

     Unearned insurance premiums

 

$

198.4

   

$

203.5

   

$

176.0

 

     Accrued incentive compensation

 

21.7

   

19.0

   

20.4

 

     Other liabilities

 

26.7

   

31.0

   

16.1

 

Total Financial Guarantee liabilities

 

246.8

   

253.5

   

212.5

 

Specialty Insurance Distribution (NSM)

           

Debt

 

219.2

   

219.4

   

178.5

 

Premiums payable

 

102.3

   

92.6

   

77.2

 

Contingent consideration earnout liabilities

 

20.6

   

28.7

   

20.2

 

     Other liabilities

 

59.0

   

60.1

   

38.9

 

Total Specialty Insurance Distribution liabilities

 

401.1

   

400.8

   

314.8

 

Global Asset and Wealth Management (Kudu)

           

Debt

 

53.6

   

   

 

Other liabilities

 

3.4

   

5.3

   

 

Total Global Asset and Wealth Management liabilities

 

57.0

   

5.3

   

 

   Marketing Technology (MediaAlpha)

           

     Debt

 

   

   

14.2

 

     Amounts due to publishers and advertisers

 

   

   

27.0

 

     Other liabilities

 

   

   

5.7

 

Total Marketing Technology liabilities

 

   

   

46.9

 

   Other Operations

           

     Debt

 

10.7

   

10.8

   

 

     Accrued incentive compensation

 

55.1

   

44.9

   

38.9

 

     Other liabilities

 

67.8

   

50.1

   

31.3

 

Total Other Operations liabilities

 

133.6

   

105.8

   

70.2

 

Total liabilities

 

838.5

   

765.4

   

644.4

 
             

Equity

           

White Mountains's common shareholder's equity

           

     White Mountains's common shares and paid-in surplus

 

596.3

   

593.2

   

584.0

 

     Retained earnings

 

2,672.4

   

2,611.5

   

2,264.9

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, after tax:

           

  Net unrealized foreign currency translation losses and interest rate
swap

 

(7.2)

   

(11.3)

   

(5.8)

 

Total White Mountains's common shareholders' equity

 

3,261.5

   

3,193.4

   

2,843.1

 

Non-controlling interests

 

(116.8)

   

(122.5)

   

(124.9)

 

Total equity

 

3,144.7

   

3,070.9

   

2,718.2

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

3,983.2

   

$

3,836.3

   

$

3,362.6

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

BOOK VALUE AND ADJUSTED BOOK VALUE PER SHARE

(Unaudited)

 
   

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

September 30,
2018

Book value per share numerators (in millions):

               

White Mountains's common shareholders' equity -
   GAAP book value per share numerator

 

$

3,261.5

   

$

3,193.4

   

$

2,843.1

   

$

2,984.0

 

Time value of money discount on expected future payments on the
BAM Surplus Notes (1)

 

(151.6)

   

(132.8)

   

(141.2)

   

(146.3)

 

HG Global's unearned premium reserve (1)

 

156.7

   

160.4

   

136.9

   

120.2

 

HG Global's net deferred acquisition costs (1)

 

(41.5)

   

(42.0)

   

(34.6)

   

(29.4)

 

Adjusted book value per share numerator

 

$

3,225.1

   

$

3,179.0

   

$

2,804.2

   

$

2,928.5

 

Book value per share denominators (in thousands of shares):

               

Common shares outstanding - GAAP book value per share
denominator

 

3,185.4

   

3,185.4

   

3,173.1

   

3,180.5

 

Unearned restricted common shares

 

(18.5)

   

(21.5)

   

(14.6)

   

(18.5)

 

Adjusted book value per share denominator

 

3,166.9

   

3,163.9

   

3,158.5

   

3,162.0

 

GAAP book value per share

 

$

1,023.91

   

$

1,002.53

   

$

896.00

   

$

938.19

 

Adjusted book value per share

 

$

1,018.41

   

$

1,004.76

   

$

887.85

   

$

926.14

 

(1) Amount reflects White Mountains's preferred share ownership in HG Global of 96.9%.

   

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

September 30,
2018

Quarter-to-date change in GAAP book value per share,
   including dividends:

   

2.1

%

   

1.6

%

 

(4.5)

%

   

1.5

%

Quarter-to-date change in adjusted book value per share,
   including dividends:

   

1.4

%

   

1.9

%

 

(4.1)

%

   

1.5

%

Year-to-date change in GAAP book value per share,
   including dividends:

   

14.4

%

   

12.0

%

 

(3.7)

%

   

0.8

%

Year-to-date change in adjusted book value per share,
   including dividends:

   

14.8

%

   

13.3

%

 

(2.8)

%

   

1.4

%

Year-to-date dividends per share

 

$

1.00

   

$

1.00

   

$

1.00

   

$

1.00

 
   

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

September 30,
2018

Summary of goodwill and other intangible assets (in millions):

               

Goodwill:

               

NSM

 

$

381.6

   

$

397.0

 

(1)

$

354.3

 

(2)

$

295.5

 

Kudu

 

7.6

   

7.6

   

   

 

MediaAlpha

 

   

   

18.3

   

18.3

 

Other Operations

 

5.5

   

20.2

 

(1)

7.3

   

7.6

 

Total goodwill

 

394.7

   

424.8

   

379.9

   

321.4

 

Other intangible assets:

               

NSM

 

241.4

   

233.6

 

(1)

131.9

 

(2)

135.5

 

Kudu

 

2.0

   

2.0

   

   

 

MediaAlpha

 

   

   

25.1

   

27.6

 

Other Operations

 

16.6

   

.5

 

(1)

.6

   

.7

 

Total other intangible assets

 

260.0

   

236.1

   

157.6

   

163.8

 

Total goodwill and other intangible assets

 

654.7

   

660.9

   

537.5

   

485.2

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets attributed to
   non-controlling interests

 

(23.4)

   

(25.0)

   

(40.6)

   

(40.6)

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets included in
   White Mountains's common shareholders' equity

 

$

631.3

   

$

635.9

   

$

496.9

   

$

444.6

 
 

(1)   The relative fair values of goodwill and of other intangible assets recognized in connection with the acquisition of Embrace and Other Operations had not yet been finalized at September 30, 2019.

(2)  The relative fair values of goodwill and of other intangible assets recognized in connection with the acquisition of KBK had not yet been finalized at December 31, 2018.

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

   

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenues:

               

   Financial Guarantee (HG Global/BAM)

               

     Earned insurance premiums

 

$

2.6

   

$

4.2

   

$

16.3

   

$

13.9

 

     Net investment income

 

5.5

   

4.2

   

21.6

   

16.7

 

     Net realized and unrealized investment (losses) gains

 

(3.3)

   

6.9

   

27.1

   

(7.5)

 

     Other revenues

 

.3

   

.4

   

1.6

   

1.2

 

Total Financial Guarantee revenues

 

5.1

   

15.7

   

66.6

   

24.3

 

Specialty Insurance Distribution (NSM)

               

Commission revenues

 

45.8

   

33.2

   

193.4

   

89.6

 

Other revenues

 

12.0

   

5.2

   

39.7

   

12.0

 

Total Specialty Insurance Distribution revenues

 

57.8

   

38.4

   

233.1

   

101.6

 

Global Asset and Wealth Management (Kudu)

               

Net investment income

 

6.1

   

   

14.7

   

 

Net realized and unrealized investment gains

 

3.2

   

   

6.3

   

 

Other revenues

 

   

   

.2

   

 

Total Global Asset and Wealth Management revenues

 

9.3

   

   

21.2

   

 

   Marketing Technology (MediaAlpha)

               

     Advertising and commission revenues

 

   

79.1

   

48.8

   

295.5

 

     Other revenues

 

   

   

   

1.6

 

Total Marketing Technology revenues

 

   

79.1

   

48.8

   

297.1

 

   Other Operations

               

     Net investment income

 

12.7

   

9.9

   

43.4

   

42.3

 

     Net realized and unrealized investment gains (losses)

 

85.5

   

(138.1)

   

285.1

   

(100.8)

 

  Realized gain and unrealized investment gain from the
        MediaAlpha Transaction

 

   

   

182.2

   

 

     Advertising and commission revenues

 

2.4

   

1.1

   

6.9

   

4.1

 

     Other revenues

 

2.5

   

(.1)

   

6.1

   

.5

 

Total Other Operations revenues

 

103.1

   

(127.2)

   

523.7

   

(53.9)

 

Total revenues

 

$

175.3

   

$

6.0

   

$

893.4

   

$

369.1

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

   

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Expenses:

               

Financial Guarantee (HG Global/BAM)

               

Insurance acquisition expenses

 

$

1.6

   

$

1.4

   

$

5.7

   

$

5.3

 

     Other underwriting expenses

 

.1

   

.1

   

.4

   

.4

 

General and administrative expenses

 

11.4

   

11.5

   

50.5

   

48.0

 

Total Financial Guarantee expenses

 

13.1

   

13.0

   

56.6

   

53.7

 

Specialty Insurance Distribution (NSM)

               

General and administrative expenses

 

40.8

   

23.7

   

132.2

   

59.4

 

Broker commission expenses

 

15.9

   

11.3

   

64.8

   

28.4

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration earnout liabilities

 

(3.5)

   

.1

   

2.1

   

2.7

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

5.9

   

3.3

   

19.4

   

8.3

 

Interest expense

 

4.5

   

3.2

   

16.7

   

8.0

 

Total Specialty Insurance Distribution expenses

 

63.6

   

41.6

   

235.2

   

106.8

 

Global Asset and Wealth Management (Kudu)

               

General and administrative expenses

 

3.4

   

   

10.1

   

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

   

   

.2

   

 

Interest expense

 

.1

   

   

.1

   

 

Total Global Asset and Wealth Management expenses

 

3.5

   

   

10.4

   

 

Marketing Technology (MediaAlpha)

               

Cost of sales

 

   

65.9

   

40.6

   

245.0

 

General and administrative expenses

 

   

10.5

   

12.5

   

31.7

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

   

2.5

   

1.6

   

10.3

 

Interest expense

 

   

.3

   

.2

   

1.2

 

Total Marketing Technology expenses

 

   

79.2

   

54.9

   

288.2

 

Other Operations

               

Cost of sales

 

2.5

   

.8

   

7.5

   

3.7

 

General and administrative expenses

 

35.3

   

15.4

   

122.5

   

94.4

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

.5

   

.1

   

.6

   

.2

 

Interest expense

 

.3

   

   

.6

   

.3

 

Total Other Operations expenses

 

38.6

   

16.3

   

131.2

   

98.6

 

Total expenses

 

118.8

   

150.1

   

488.3

   

547.3

 

Pre-tax income (loss) from continuing operations

 

56.5

   

(144.1)

   

405.1

   

(178.2)

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

(10.4)

   

3.6

   

(29.3)

   

4.0

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

 

46.1

   

(140.5)

   

375.8

   

(174.2)

 

Net (loss) gain from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(.8)

   

   

.8

   

(17.2)

 

Net income (loss)

 

45.3

   

(140.5)

   

376.6

   

(191.4)

 

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

15.6

   

3.0

   

37.9

   

50.2

 

Net income (loss) attributable to White Mountains's
   common shareholders

 

$

60.9

   

$

(137.5)

   

$

414.5

   

$

(141.2)

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

   

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income (loss) attributable to White Mountains's
   common shareholders

 

$

60.9

   

$

(137.5)

   

$

414.5

   

$

(141.2)

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

4.4

   

(3.1)

   

(1.4)

   

(4.8)

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

65.3

   

(140.6)

   

413.1

   

(146.0)

 

Other comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(.3)

   

.1

   

   

.3

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to White Mountains's
   common shareholders

 

$

65.0

   

$

(140.5)

   

$

413.1

   

$

(145.7)

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

EARNINGS PER SHARE

(Unaudited)

 

Income (loss) per share attributable to White Mountains's common
shareholders

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

   

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Basic earnings (loss) per share

               

Continuing operations

 

$

19.37

   

$

(43.24)

   

$

130.02

   

$

(36.67)

 

Discontinued operations

 

(.25)

   

   

.25

   

(5.09)

 

Total consolidated operations

 

$

19.12

   

$

(43.24)

   

$

130.27

   

$

(41.76)

 
                 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

               

Continuing operations

 

$

19.37

   

$

(43.24)

   

$

130.02

   

$

(36.67)

 

Discontinued operations

 

(.25)

   

   

.25

   

(5.09)

 

Total consolidated operations

 

$

19.12

   

$

(43.24)

   

$

130.27

   

$

(41.76)

 

Dividends declared per White Mountains's common share

 

$

   

$

   

$

1.00

   

$

1.00

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

QTD SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF PRE-TAX INCOME (LOSS)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

 

HG Global/BAM

               
   

HG Global

 

BAM

 

NSM

 

Kudu

 

Other
Operations

 

Total

Revenues:

                       

Earned insurance premiums

 

$

2.1

   

$

.5

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

2.6

 

Net investment income

 

1.9

   

3.6

   

   

6.1

   

12.7

   

24.3

 

Net investment income (expense) -
   BAM surplus note interest

 

6.8

   

(6.8)

   

   

   

   

 

Net realized and unrealized investment (loss) gains

 

(.1)

   

(3.2)

   

   

3.2

   

85.5

   

85.4

 

Advertising and commission revenues

 

   

   

45.8

   

   

2.4

   

48.2

 

Other revenues

 

   

.3

   

12.0

   

   

2.5

   

14.8

 
                         

Total revenues

 

10.7

   

(5.6)

   

57.8

   

9.3

   

103.1

   

175.3

 

Expenses:

                       

Insurance acquisition expenses

 

.5

   

1.1

   

   

   

   

1.6

 

Other underwriting expenses

 

   

.1

   

   

   

   

.1

 

Cost of sales

 

   

   

   

   

2.5

   

2.5

 

General and administrative expenses

 

.4

   

11.0

   

40.8

   

3.4

   

35.3

   

90.9

 

Broker commission expenses

 

   

   

15.9

   

   

   

15.9

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration
   earnout liabilities

 

   

   

(3.5)

   

   

   

(3.5)

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

   

   

5.9

   

   

.5

   

6.4

 

Interest expense

 

   

   

4.5

   

.1

   

.3

   

4.9

 
                         

Total expenses

 

.9

   

12.2

   

63.6

   

3.5

   

38.6

   

118.8

 
                         

Pre-tax income (loss)

 

$

9.8

   

$

(17.8)

   

$

(5.8)

   

$

5.8

   

$

64.5

   

$

56.5

 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

QTD SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF PRE-TAX INCOME (LOSS) (CONTINUED)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

 

HG Global/BAM

               
   

HG Global

 

BAM

 

NSM

 

MediaAlpha

 

Other
Operations

 

Total

Revenues:

                       

Earned insurance premiums

 

$

3.4

   

.8

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

4.2

 

Net investment income

 

1.6

   

2.6

   

   

   

9.9

   

14.1

 

Net investment income (expense) -
   BAM surplus note interest

 

5.7

   

(5.7)

   

   

   

   

 

Net realized and unrealized investment gains (losses)

 

1.4

   

5.5

   

   

   

(138.1)

   

(131.2)

 

Advertising and commission revenues

 

   

   

33.2

   

79.1

   

1.1

   

113.4

 

Other revenues

 

   

.4

   

5.2

 

   

(.1)

   

5.5

 
                         

Total revenues

 

12.1

   

3.6

   

38.4

   

79.1

   

(127.2)

   

6.0

 

Expenses:

                       

Insurance acquisition expenses

 

.9

   

.5

   

   

   

   

1.4

 

Other underwriting expenses

 

   

.1

   

   

   

   

.1

 

Cost of sales

 

   

   

   

65.9

   

.8

   

66.7

 

General and administrative expenses

 

.3

   

11.2

   

23.7

   

10.5

   

15.4

   

61.1

 

Broker commission expenses

 

   

   

11.3

   

   

   

11.3

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration
   earnout liabilities

 

   

   

.1

   

   

   

.1

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

   

   

3.3

   

2.5

   

.1

   

5.9

 

Interest expense

 

   

   

3.2

   

.3

   

   

3.5

 
                         

Total expenses

 

1.2

   

11.8

   

41.6

   

79.2

   

16.3

   

150.1

 
                         

Pre-tax income (loss)

 

$

10.9

   

$

(8.2)

   

$

(3.2)

   

$

(.1)

   

$

(143.5)

   

$

(144.1)

 
                                                 

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

YTD SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF PRE-TAX INCOME (LOSS)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2019

 

HG Global/BAM

                   
   

HG Global

 

BAM

 

NSM

 

Kudu (1)

 

MediaAlpha (2)

 

Other
Operations

 

Total

Revenues:

                           

Earned insurance premiums

 

$

13.1

   

$

3.2

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

16.3

 

Net investment income

 

7.5

   

14.1

   

   

14.7

   

   

43.4

   

79.7

 

Net investment income (expense) -
   BAM surplus note interest

 

27.4

   

(27.4)

   

   

   

   

   

 

Net realized and unrealized
    investment gains

 

11.0

   

16.1

   

   

6.3

   

   

285.1

   

318.5

 

Realized and unrealized gains from
   MediaAlpha Transaction

 

   

   

   

   

   

182.2

   

182.2

 

Advertising and commission revenues

 

   

   

193.4

   

   

48.8

   

6.9

   

249.1

 

Other revenue

 

   

1.6

   

39.7

   

.2

   

   

6.1

   

47.6

 
                             

Total revenues

 

59.0

   

7.6

   

233.1

   

21.2

   

48.8

   

523.7

   

893.4

 

Expenses:

                           

Insurance acquisition expenses

 

3.3

   

2.4

   

   

   

   

   

5.7

 

Other underwriting expenses

 

   

.4

   

   

   

   

   

.4

 

Cost of sales

 

   

   

   

   

40.6

   

7.5

   

48.1

 

General and administrative expenses

 

1.6

   

48.9

   

132.2

   

10.1

   

5.7

   

122.5

   

321.0

 

General and administrative expenses -    
   MediaAlpha Transaction related costs

 

   

   

   

   

6.8

   

   

6.8

 

Broker commission expenses

 

   

   

64.8

   

   

   

   

64.8

 

Change in fair value of contingent
   consideration earnout liabilities

 

   

   

2.1

   

   

   

   

2.1

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

   

   

19.4

   

.2

   

1.6

   

.6

   

21.8

 

Interest expense

 

   

   

16.7

   

.1

   

.2

   

.6

   

17.6

 
                             

Total expenses

 

4.9

   

51.7

   

235.2

   

10.4

   

54.9

   

131.2

   

488.3

 
                             

Pre-tax income (loss)

 

$

54.1

   

$

(44.1)

   

$

(2.1)

   

$

10.8

   

$

(6.1)

   

$

392.5

   

$

405.1

 
 

(1)   Kudu's results are from April 4, 2019, the date White Mountains began consolidating Kudu, to December 31, 2019.

(2)   MediaAlpha's results are from January 1, 2019 to February 26, 2019, the date of the MediaAlpha Transaction.

 

 

WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

YTD SEGMENT STATEMENTS OF PRE-TAX INCOME (LOSS) (CONTINUED)

(millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018

 

HG Global/BAM

               
   

HG Global

 

BAM

 

NSM (1)

 

MediaAlpha

 

Other
Operations

 

Total

Revenues:

                       

Earned insurance premiums

 

$

11.0

   

$

2.9

   

$

   

$