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Maiden Holdings, Ltd. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Financial Results

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Highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2016

  • Net loss attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $74.7 million, or $0.87 per diluted common share compared with net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $24.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share(8) in the fourth quarter of 2015;
  • Net operating loss(1) of $69.7 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share compared with net operating earnings of $26.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2015;
  • Fourth quarter results reflect a previously announced reserve charge of $120.4 million, including:
    * $56.9 million  in the Diversified Reinsurance segment due to commercial auto;
    * $52.0 million in the AmTrust Reinsurance segment primarily within AmTrust's Specialty Program segment due to adverse development in commercial auto and general liability lines of business;
    * $11.5 million in the "other" category to reflect additional reserves for Maiden's former client, National General Holdings Corporation.
  • Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported fourth quarter 2016 net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $45.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted share and net operating income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $39.3 million, or $0.45 per diluted common share;
  • Gross premiums written increased 8.8% to $572.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2015;
  • Net premiums written increased 6.7% to $521.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2015;    
  • Combined ratio(13) of 117.4% compared to 99.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015;
  • Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden's combined ratio for the fourth quarter of 2016 would have been 97.9%; and
  • Net investment income was $38.6 million compared to $34.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Highlights for the year ended December 31, 2016

  • Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $15.2 million or $0.19 per diluted common share compared with $100.1 million, or $1.31 per diluted common share in 2015;
  • Net operating earnings(1) of $17.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted common share compared with net operating earnings of $107.2 million, or $1.39 per diluted common share in 2015;
  • Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported 2016 net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $135.7 million, or $1.67 per diluted share and net operating income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $126.2 million, or $1.56 per diluted common share;
  • Gross premiums written were $2.8 billion, an increase of 6.3% compared to 2015;
  • Net premiums written increased 5.6% to $2.7 billion in 2016 compared to 2015;
  • Combined ratio(13) of 103.2% compared to 99.3% in 2015;
  • Net investment income was $145.9 million, an increase of 11.3% compared to 2015; and
  • Book value per common share(4) of $12.12 at December 31, 2016 increased 3.0% compared to December 31, 2015.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) ("Maiden" or "the Company") today reported a fourth quarter 2016 net loss attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $74.7 million or $0.87 per diluted common share compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $24.7 million or $0.32 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2015. The net operating loss(1) was $69.7 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share compared with net operating earnings of $26.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2015.

As Maiden previously reported on February 14, 2017, the Company's fourth quarter 2016 results include a reserve charge of $120.4 million, which is primarily derived from the commercial auto line of business in both of its reported operating segments.  The charge includes both a provision for adverse development realized during the fourth quarter, as well as a more conservative view of the ultimate exposures on commercial auto liability throughout the portfolio.  Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported fourth quarter 2016 net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $45.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, and an annualized net return on common equity of 15.1%. Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported fourth quarter 2016 net operating income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $39.3 million, or $0.45 per diluted common share and an annualized operating return on common equity(7) of 13.0%.  Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported 2016 net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $135.7 million, or $1.67 per diluted share and a net return on common equity of 13.8%.  Excluding the impact of the $120.4 million reserve charge, Maiden would have reported 2016  net operating income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $126.2 million, or $1.56 per diluted common share and an operating return on common equity(7) of 12.8%. 

Commenting on the Company's results, Art Raschbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Maiden, said: "Despite the significant challenges presented in the commercial auto business, we reported a modest profit for the year and have continued to grow our business and investable assets while strengthening investment income.  We remain focused on improving the profitability of our business and believe the fourth quarter reserve charge will help us to stabilize underwriting performance as we enter 2017.   Importantly, our 2016 underwriting year expected loss ratios reflect solid profitability. While the market remains competitive, we were able to expand our business in 2016 by leveraging our strong franchise and value-added products and services. We believe our prospects for continued disciplined growth are strong.  Additionally, we are in an excellent position to improve our cost of capital, and will explore opportunities to refinance our existing indebtedness in 2017 at an improved rate."

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016
Maiden reported a fourth quarter 2016 net loss attributable to common shareholders of $74.7 million or $0.87 per diluted common share compared with net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $24.7 million or $0.32 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The net operating loss(1) was $69.7 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with net operating earnings of $26.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2015.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, gross premiums written increased 8.8% to $572.1 million from $525.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The Diversified Reinsurance segment's gross premiums written totaled $157.0 million, an increase of 7.8% versus the fourth quarter of 2015, with the growth resulting from existing client accounts and premium from new customers won throughout the year.  In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, gross premiums written were $414.7 million, an increase of 9.0% compared to $380.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. 

Net premiums written totaled $521.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of 6.7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. 

Net premiums earned were $616.3 million, an increase of 5.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  In the Diversified Reinsurance segment, net premiums earned increased 6.8% to $186.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  The AmTrust Reinsurance segment net premiums earned were $429.9 million, up 5.0% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. 

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $522.5 million were up 31.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  The loss ratio(9) of 84.5% was higher than the 67.8% reported in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, increased 7.9% to $186.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the same quarter a year ago.  The expense ratio(12) increased to 32.9% for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with 32.1% in the same quarter last year, due to changes in business mix, with the amount of quota share premiums outpacing excess of loss business.  General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $17.2 million, an 8.3% increase compared with $15.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The general and administrative expense ratio(11) was 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to 2.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015. 

The combined ratio(13) for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled 117.4% compared with 99.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The Diversified Reinsurance segment combined ratio was 128.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 103.6% in the fourth quarter of 2015, as net adverse development from commercial auto business negatively impacted results.  The AmTrust Reinsurance segment combined ratio was 108.1% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 95.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to an elevated level of loss development from AmTrust's Specialty Program segment in the quarter, primarily in commercial auto and to a lesser extent general liability.  Excluding the fourth quarter reserve charge of $120.4 million, Maiden's combined ratio for the fourth quarter of 2016 would have been 97.9%, comprised of 98.1% for the Diversified Reinsurance segment and 96.0% for the AmTrust Reinsurance segment.    

Net investment income of $38.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 10.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.  As of December 31, 2016, the average yield on the fixed income portfolio (excluding cash) is 3.30% with an average duration of 5.07 years.  Cash and cash equivalents were $149.5 million at December 31, 2016 or $183.0 million lower than at year-end 2015.

Total assets increased 9.6% to $6.3 billion at December 31, 2016 compared to $5.7 billion at year-end 2015.   Shareholders' equity was $1.4 billion, up 1.0% compared to December 31, 2015.  Book value per common share was $12.12 at December 31, 2016 or 3.0% higher than at December 31, 2015. 
  
During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Board of Directors declared dividends of $0.15 per common share, $0.515625 per Series A preference share and $0.445313 per Series C preference share.

Results for the year ended December 31, 2016
Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $15.2 million or $0.19 per diluted common share in fiscal year 2016 compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $100.1 million or $1.31 per diluted common share in 2015.  Net operating earnings(1) for 2016 were $17.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted common share compared with $107.2 million, or $1.39 per diluted common share in 2015. 

In 2016, gross premiums written totaled $2.8 billion, an increase of 6.3% compared to the 2015.  Gross premiums written in the Diversified Reinsurance segment totaled $824.3 million, an increase of 6.1% versus 2015.  In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, gross premiums written increased by 6.4% to $2.0 billion compared to 2015. 

In 2016, net premiums written totaled $2.7 billion, an increase of 5.6% compared to 2015.  

Net premiums earned of $2.6 billion increased 5.7% compared to 2015.  Net premiums earned decreased 2.8% in the Diversified Reinsurance segment to $724.1 million compared to 2015. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment net premiums earned were up 9.5% to $1.8 billion compared to 2015. 

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $1.8 billion were up 11.4% compared to 2015.  The loss ratio(9) of 70.6% was higher than the 66.9% in 2015.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, increased 6.8% to $773.7 million in 2016 versus 2015, while the expense ratio(12) rose to 32.6% compared with 32.4% in 2015.  General and administrative expenses for 2016 totaled $67.0 million compared with $64.9 million in 2015. The general and administrative expense ratio(11) decreased to 2.6% versus 2.7% in 2015. 

The combined ratio(13) for 2016 was 103.2% compared to the 99.3% combined ratio reported for 2015.  The Diversified Reinsurance segment had a combined ratio of 109.4% in 2016 compared to 103.0% in 2015.  The AmTrust Reinsurance segment combined ratio was 98.4% in 2016 compared to 95.3% in 2015. 

Net investment income of $145.9 million in 2016 increased 11.3% compared to $131.1 million in 2015. 

(1)(4)(7)(8) Please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures table for additional information on these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation of these measures to GAAP measures.

(9)(11)(12)(13) Loss ratio, general and administrative expense ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio are operating metrics. Please see the additional information on these measures under Segment information tables.

Conference Call
Maiden's Chief Executive Officer, Art Raschbaum and Chief Financial Officer, Karen Schmitt will review these results tomorrow via teleconference and live audio webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To participate in the conference call, please access one of the following at least five minutes prior to the start time: 

U.S. Callers: 1.877.734.5373

Outside U.S. Callers: 1.973.200.3059

Passcode: 60489931

Webcast: http://www.maiden.bm/news_events 

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on February 28, 2017 through 11:30 a.m. ET on March 7, 2017. To listen to the replay, please dial toll free: 1.855.859.2056 (U.S. Callers) or toll: 1.404.537.3406 (callers outside the U.S.) and enter the Passcode: 60489931; or access http://www.maiden.bm/news_events

About Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Maiden Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company formed in 2007.  Through its subsidiaries, which are each A rated (excellent) by A.M. Best, the Company is focused on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services to small and mid-size insurance companies in the United States and Europe. As of December 31, 2016, Maiden had $6.3 billion in assets and shareholders' equity of $1.4 billion.

The Maiden Holdings, Ltd. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5006 

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking statements" which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that actual developments will be those anticipated by the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of significant risks and uncertainties, including non-receipt of the expected payments, changes in interest rates, effect of the performance of financial markets on investment income and fair values of investments, developments of claims and the effect on loss reserves, accuracy in projecting loss reserves, the impact of competition and pricing environments, changes in the demand for the Company's products, the effect of general economic conditions and unusual frequency of storm activity, adverse state and federal legislation, regulations and regulatory investigations into industry practices, developments relating to existing agreements, heightened competition, changes in pricing environments, and changes in asset valuations. Additional information about these risks and uncertainties, as well as others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected is contained in Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 as updated in periodic filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.


Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Balance Sheet 
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
           
      December 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
    December 31, 2015
(Audited)
  Assets          
  Fixed maturities, available-for-sale, at fair value (Amortized cost 2016: $4,005,642; 2015: $3,562,864)   $ 3,971,666     $ 3,508,088  
  Fixed maturities, held-to-maturity, at amortized cost (Fair value 2016: $766,135; 2015: $598,975)   752,212       607,843  
  Other investments, at fair value (Cost 2016: $10,057; 2015: $10,816)   13,060       11,812  
  Total investments   4,736,938       4,127,743  
  Cash and cash equivalents   45,747       89,641  
  Restricted cash and cash equivalents   103,788       242,859  
  Accrued investment income   36,517       32,288  
  Reinsurance balances receivable, net   410,166       377,318  
  Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses   99,936       71,248  
  Loan to related party   167,975       167,975  
  Deferred commission and other acquisition expenses, net   424,605       397,548  
  Goodwill and intangible assets, net   77,715       81,920  
  Other assets   148,912       115,038  
  Total Assets $ 6,252,299     $ 5,703,578  
  Liabilities and  Equity          
  Liabilities          
  Reserve for loss and loss adjustment expenses $ 2,896,496     $ 2,510,101  
  Unearned premiums   1,475,506       1,354,572  
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities   167,736       139,873  
  Senior notes          
  Principal amount   362,500       360,000  
  Less unamortized debt issuance costs   11,091       10,067  
  Senior notes, net   351,409       349,933  
  Total Liabilities   4,891,147       4,354,479  
             
  Equity          
  Preference Shares   315,000       480,000  
  Common shares   873       747  
  Additional paid-in capital   749,256       579,178  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   14,997       (23,767 )
  Retained earnings   285,662       316,184  
  Treasury shares, at cost   (4,991 )     (4,521 )
  Total Maiden Shareholders' Equity   1,360,797       1,347,821  
  Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries   355       1,278  
  Total Equity   1,361,152       1,349,099  
  Total Liabilities and Equity $ 6,252,299     $ 5,703,578  
             
             
  Book value per common share(4) $ 12.12     $ 11.77  
             
  Common shares outstanding   86,271,109       73,721,140  
             

 

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.  
Income Statement  
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
                         
  For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2016
  For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2015
  For the Twelve
Months Ended
December 31, 2016
  For the Twelve
Months Ended
December 31, 2015
 
 
Revenues:                        
Gross premiums written $ 572,058     $ 525,890     $ 2,831,348     $ 2,662,825    
                         
Net premiums written $ 521,041     $ 488,362     $ 2,654,952     $ 2,514,116    
Change in unearned premiums   95,258       95,448       (86,802 )     (85,047 )  
Net premiums earned   616,299       583,810       2,568,150       2,429,069    
Other insurance revenue   2,121       2,104       10,817       11,512    
Net investment income   38,601       34,832       145,892       131,092    
Net realized gains on investment   2,263       171       6,774       2,498    
Total other-than-temporary impairment losses   -       -       -       (1,060 )  
Portion of loss recognized in other comprehensive income (loss)   -       -       -       -    
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings   -       -       -       (1,060 )  
Total revenues   659,284       620,917       2,731,633       2,573,111    
Expenses:                          
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses ("LAE")   522,545       397,065       1,819,906       1,633,570    
Commission and other acquisition expenses   186,163       172,519       773,664       724,197    
General and administrative expenses   17,246       15,921       66,984       64,872    
Total expenses   725,954       585,505       2,660,554       2,422,639    
                         
(Loss) Income from operations(2)   (66,670 )     35,412       71,079       150,472    
                         
Other expenses                        
Interest and amortization expenses   (6,859 )     (7,267 )     (28,173 )     (29,063 )  
Accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost   -       -       (2,345 )     -    
Amortization of intangible assets   (615 )     (710 )     (2,461 )     (2,840 )  
Foreign exchange and other gains, net   5,138       3,691       11,612       7,753    
Total other expenses   (2,336 )     (4,286 )     (21,367 )     (24,150 )  
                         
(Loss) income before income taxes   (69,006 )     31,126       49,712       126,322    
Less: income tax expense   368       402       1,574       2,038    
                         
Net (loss) income   (69,374 )     30,724       48,138       124,284    
Add: loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   676       76       842       192    
Net (loss) income attributable to Maiden    (68,698 )     30,800       48,980       124,476    
Dividends on preference shares(6)   (6,033 )     (6,084 )     (33,756 )     (24,337 )  
Net (loss) income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ (74,731 )   $ 24,716     $ 15,224     $ 100,139    
Net operating (loss) earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ (69,680 )   $ 26,399     $ 17,294     $ 107,190    
                         
Basic (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ (0.87 )   $ 0.34     $ 0.20     $ 1.36    
Diluted (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders(8) $ (0.87 )   $ 0.32     $ 0.19     $ 1.31    
Basic operating (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ (0.81 )   $ 0.36     $ 0.22     $ 1.46    
Diluted operating (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders(8)       $ (0.81 )   $ 0.34     $ 0.22     $ 1.39    
                         
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.15     $ 0.14     $ 0.57     $ 0.53    
                         
Weighted average number of common shares - basic   86,198,686       73,699,754       77,534,860       73,478,544    
Adjusted weighted average number of common shares and assumed conversions - diluted   87,410,257       85,815,793       78,686,943       85,638,235    
                         
Net loss and LAE(9)   84.5 %     67.8 %     70.6 %     66.9 %  
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(10)   30.1 %     29.4 %     30.0 %     29.7 %  
General  and administrative expense ratio(11)   2.8 %     2.7 %     2.6 %     2.7 %  
Expense ratio(12)   32.9 %     32.1 %     32.6 %     32.4 %  
Combined ratio(13)   117.4 %     99.9 %     103.2 %     99.3 %  
Annualized return on average common equity   (26.0 %)     11.1 %     1.6 %     11.2 %  
Annualized operating return on average common equity(7)   (24.3 %)     11.8 %     1.9 %     12.0 %  
                         

 

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Non - GAAP Financial Measure
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                         
    For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2016
  For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2015
  For the Twelve
Months Ended
December 31, 2016
  For the Twelve
Months Ended
December 31, 2015
 
Reconciliation of net (loss) income attributable to Maiden common shareholders to net operating (loss) earnings:                      
Net (loss) income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ (74,731 )   $ 24,716     $ 15,224     $ 100,139  
Add (subtract)                      
  Net realized gains on investment   (2,263 )     (171 )     (6,774 )     (2,498 )
  Net impairment losses recognized in earnings   -       -       -       1,060  
  Foreign exchange and other gains, net   (5,138 )     (3,691 )     (11,612 )     (7,753 )
  Amortization of intangible assets   615       710       2,461       2,840  
  Divested excess and surplus "E&S" business and NGHC run-off   11,547       4,545       14,489       12,241  
  Accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost   -       -       2,345       -  
  Non-cash deferred tax expense   290       290       1,161       1,161  
Net operating (loss) earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ (69,680 )   $ 26,399     $ 17,294     $ 107,190  
                         
Operating (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders:                      
                         
Basic (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ (0.81 )   $ 0.36     $ 0.22     $ 1.46  
Diluted (loss) earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders (8) $ (0.81 )   $ 0.34     $ 0.22     $ 1.39  
                         
Reconciliation of net (loss) income attributable to Maiden to (loss) income from operations:                      
Net (loss) income attributable to Maiden $ (68,698 )   $ 30,800     $ 48,980     $ 124,476  
Add (subtract)                      
  Foreign exchange and other gains, net   (5,138 )     (3,691 )     (11,612 )     (7,753 )
  Amortization of intangible assets   615       710       2,461       2,840  
  Interest and amortization expenses   6,859       7,267       28,173       29,063  
  Accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost   -       -       2,345       -  
  Income tax expense   368       402       1,574       2,038  
  Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (676 )     (76 )     (842 )     (192 )
(Loss) income from operations(2) $   (66,670 )   $ 35,412     $ 71,079     $ 150,472  
                         
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015        
Investable assets:                  
Total investments $ 4,736,938     $ 4,127,743          
Cash and cash equivalents   45,747       89,641          
Restricted cash and cash equivalents   103,788       242,859          
Loan to related party   167,975       167,975          
Total investable assets(3) $ 5,054,448     $   4,628,218              
                         
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015            
Capital:                      
Preference shares $ 315,000     $ 480,000              
Common shareholders' equity   1,045,797       867,821              
Total Maiden shareholders' equity   1,360,797       1,347,821              
2016 Senior Notes   110,000       -              
2013 Senior Notes   152,500       152,500              
2012 Senior Notes   100,000       100,000              
2011 Senior Notes   -       107,500              
Total capital resources(5) $ 1,723,297     $ 1,707,821              
                         
(1) Net operating (loss) earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net (loss) income attributable to Maiden common shareholders excluding realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, net impairment losses recognized in earnings, foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, divested excess and surplus business and NGHC run-off, accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost and non-cash deferred tax expense and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. The Company's management believes that net operating (loss) earnings is a useful indicator of trends in the Company's underlying operations. The Company's measure of net operating (loss) earnings may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
                         
(2) (Loss) income from operations is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net (loss) income attributable to Maiden excluding foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, interest and amortization expenses, accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost, income tax expense and income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interest and should not be considered as an alternative to net income.  The Company's management believes that (loss) income from operations is a useful measure of the Company's underlying earnings fundamentals based on its underwriting and investment income before financing costs. This (loss) income from operations enables readers of this information to more clearly understand the essential operating results of the Company. The Company's measure of (loss) income from operations may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
                         
(3) Investable assets is the total of the Company's investments, cash and cash equivalents and loan to a related party.
         
(4) Book value per common share is calculated using Maiden common shareholders' equity (shareholders' equity excluding the aggregate liquidation value of our preference shares) divided by the number of common shares outstanding.
         
(5) Total capital resources is the sum of the Company's principal amount of debt and Maiden shareholders' equity.
         
(6) Dividends on preference shares consist of $3,093 and $12,375 paid to Preference shares - Series A and $0 and $8,971 paid to Preference shares - Series B for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $2,940 and $12,410 paid to Preference shares - Series C for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, respectively. On September 15, 2016, each of then outstanding Preference share - Series B were automatically converted into 12,069,090 of the Company's common shares at a conversion rate of 3.6573 per preference share.
         
(7) Operating return on average common equity is a non-GAAP financial measures. Management uses operating return on average common shareholders' equity as a measure of profitability that focuses on the return to Maiden common shareholders. It is calculated using operating (loss) earnings available to common shareholders divided by average Maiden common shareholders' equity. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the average common shareholders' equity is adjusted for the period the Mandatory Convertible Preference shares - Series B are outstanding (prior to mandatory conversion date of September 15, 2016).
         
(8) During a period of loss, the basic weighted average common shares outstanding is used in the denominator of the diluted loss per common share computation as the effect of including potential dilutive shares would be anti-dilutive.
 

 

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
                         
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2016   Diversified
Reinsurance
  AmTrust
Reinsurance
  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 156,953     $ 414,744     $ 361     $ 572,058  
Net premiums written   $ 139,597     $ 381,039     $ 405     $ 521,041  
Net premiums earned   $ 185,972     $ 429,922     $ 405     $ 616,299  
Other insurance revenue     2,121       -       -       2,121  
Net loss and LAE     (183,802 )     (327,127 )     (11,616 )     (522,545 )
Commissions and other acquisition expenses     (48,611 )     (137,216 )     (336 )     (186,163 )
General and administrative expenses     (8,964 )     (588 )     -       (9,552 )
Underwriting loss    $ (53,284 )   $ (35,009 )   $ (11,547 )   $ (99,840 )
                         
Reconciliation to net loss                        
Net investment income and realized gains on investment                         40,864  
Interest and amortization expenses                       (6,859 )
Amortization of intangible assets                       (615 )
Foreign exchange and other gains, net                       5,138  
Other general and administrative expenses                       (7,694 )
Income tax expense                       (368 )
Net loss                     $ (69,374 )
                         
Net loss and LAE(9)     97.7 %     76.1 %           84.5 %
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(10)     25.8 %     31.9 %           30.1 %
General  and administrative expense ratio(11)     4.8 %     0.1 %           2.8 %
Combined ratio(13)     128.3 %     108.1 %           117.4 %
                         
                         
                         
                         
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2015   Diversified
Reinsurance
  AmTrust
Reinsurance
  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 145,558     $ 380,332     $ -     $ 525,890  
Net premiums written   $ 132,088     $ 356,274     $ -     $ 488,362  
Net premiums earned   $ 174,181     $ 409,628     $ 1     $ 583,810  
Other insurance revenue     2,104       -       -       2,104  
Net loss and LAE     (129,450 )     (263,056 )     (4,559 )     (397,065 )
Commissions and other acquisition expenses     (43,960 )     (128,572 )     13       (172,519 )
General and administrative expenses     (9,336 )     (816 )     -       (10,152 )
Underwriting (loss) income    $ (6,461 )   $ 17,184     $ (4,545 )   $ 6,178  
                         
Reconciliation to net income                        
Net investment income and realized gains on investment                       35,003  
Interest and amortization expenses                       (7,267 )
Amortization of intangible assets                       (710 )
Foreign exchange and other gains, net                       3,691  
Other general and administrative expenses                       (5,769 )
Income tax expense                       (402 )
Net income                      $ 30,724  
                         
Net loss and LAE(9)     73.4 %     64.2 %           67.8 %
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(10)     24.9 %     31.4 %           29.4 %
General  and administrative expense ratio(11)     5.3 %     0.2 %           2.7 %
Combined ratio(13)     103.6 %     95.8 %           99.9 %
                         

 

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
                         
For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016   Diversified
Reinsurance
  AmTrust
Reinsurance
  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 824,341     $ 2,006,646     $ 361     $ 2,831,348  
Net premiums written   $ 766,119     $ 1,888,428     $ 405     $ 2,654,952  
Net premiums earned   $ 724,124     $ 1,843,621     $ 405     $ 2,568,150  
Other insurance revenue     10,817       -       -       10,817  
Net loss and LAE     (579,520 )     (1,225,830 )     (14,556 )     (1,819,906 )
Commissions and other acquisition expenses     (188,506 )     (584,820 )     (338 )     (773,664 )
General and administrative expenses     (35,681 )     (2,896 )     -       (38,577 )
Underwriting (loss) income    $ (68,766 )   $ 30,075     $ (14,489 )   $ (53,180 )
                         
Reconciliation to net income                        
Net investment income and realized gains on investment                       152,666  
Interest and amortization expenses                       (28,173 )
Accelerated amortization of senior note issuance cost                       (2,345 )
Amortization of intangible assets                       (2,461 )
Foreign exchange and other gains, net                       11,612  
Other general and administrative expenses                       (28,407 )
Income tax expense                       (1,574 )
Net income                     $ 48,138  
                         
Net loss and LAE(9)     78.9 %     66.5 %           70.6 %
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(10)     25.6 %     31.7 %           30.0 %
General  and administrative expense ratio(11)     4.9 %     0.2 %           2.6 %
Combined ratio(13)     109.4 %     98.4 %           103.2 %
                         
                         
For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015   Diversified
Reinsurance
  AmTrust
Reinsurance
  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 776,852     $ 1,885,974     $ (1 )   $ 2,662,825  
Net premiums written   $ 734,781     $ 1,779,334     $ 1     $ 2,514,116  
Net premiums earned   $ 744,875     $ 1,684,191     $ 3     $ 2,429,069  
Other insurance revenue     11,512       -       -       11,512  
Net loss and LAE     (547,296 )     (1,074,072 )     (12,202 )     (1,633,570 )
Commissions and other acquisition expenses     (196,292 )     (527,863 )     (42 )     (724,197 )
General and administrative expenses     (35,312 )     (3,016 )     -       (38,328 )
Underwriting (loss) income    $ (22,513 )   $ 79,240     $ (12,241 )   $ 44,486  
                         
Reconciliation to net income                        
Net investment income and realized gains on investment                       133,590  
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings                       (1,060 )
Interest and amortization expenses                       (29,063 )
Amortization of intangible assets                       (2,840 )
Foreign exchange and other gains, net                       7,753  
Other general and administrative expenses                       (26,544 )
Income tax expense                       (2,038 )
Net income                     $ 124,284  
                         
Net loss and LAE(9)     72.3 %     63.8 %           66.9 %
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(10)     26.0 %     31.3 %           29.7 %
General and administrative expense ratio(11)     4.7 %     0.2 %           2.7 %
Combined ratio(13)     103.0 %     95.3 %           99.3 %
                         
                         
(9) Calculated by dividing net loss and LAE by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue. 
 
(10) Calculated by dividing commission and other acquisition expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue. 
 
(11) Calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue. 
 
(12) Calculated by adding together the commission and other acquisition expense ratio and general and administrative expense ratio. 
 
(13) Calculated by adding together the net loss and LAE ratio and expense ratio. 
                   


CONTACT:
 
Noah Fields, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Phone: 441.298.4927
E-mail: nfields@maiden.bm

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