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United Insurance Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for Its Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018

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United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) (UPC Insurance or
the Company), a property and casualty insurance holding company, today
reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,
2018.

($ in thousands, except for per share data)   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
June 30,     June 30    
2018   2017 Change 2018   2017 Change
Gross premiums written $ 384,662 $ 352,347 9.2 % $ 664,279 $ 521,189 27.5 %
Gross premiums earned $ 289,641 $ 261,584 10.7 % $ 568,591 $ 443,649 28.2 %
Net premiums earned $ 171,306 $ 159,618 7.3 % $ 336,206 $ 266,801 26.0 %
Total revenues $ 183,148 $ 178,073 2.8 % $ 355,201 $ 300,706 18.1 %
Earnings before income tax $ 19,332 $ 12,650 52.8 % $ 31,047 $ 18,588 67.0 %
Net income $ 14,701 $ 7,257 102.6 % $ 23,069 $ 11,156 106.8 %
Net income per diluted share $ 0.34 $ 0.17 100.0 % $ 0.54 $ 0.35 54.3 %
 
Reconciliation of net income to core income:
Plus: Merger expenses $ $ 6,743 (100.0 )% $ $ 6,894 (100.0 )%
Plus: Non-cash amortization of intangible assets $ 1,972 $ 11,395 (82.7 )% $ 12,386 $ 13,189 (6.1 )%
Less: Realized losses on investment portfolio $ (438 ) $ (132 ) 231.8 % $ (227 ) $ (483 ) 53.0 %
Less: Unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities $ 1,381 $ 100.0 % $ (1,063 ) $ (100.0 )%
Less: Net tax impact(1) $ 257 $ 6,395 (96.0 )% $ 3,419 $ 7,198 (52.5 )%
Core income(2) $ 15,473 $ 19,133 (19.1 )% $ 33,326 $ 24,524 35.9 %
Core income per diluted share(2) $ 0.36 $ 0.46 (21.7 )% $ 0.78 $ 0.77 1.3 %
 
Book value per share $ 12.72 $ 12.39 2.7 %
(1)   In order to reconcile net income to the core income measure, we
included the tax impact of all adjustments using the effective rate
at the end of each period.
(2) Core income and core income per diluted share, measures that are not
based on GAAP, are reconciled above to net income and net income per
diluted share, respectively, the most directly comparable GAAP
measures. Additional information regarding non-GAAP financial
measures presented in this press release can be found in the
"Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures" section, below.

"This was a solid quarter for UPC," said John Forney, President & CEO of
UPC Insurance. "We continued to show strong and balanced organic growth
across our geographic footprint, and produced record levels of written
and earned premium for the quarter. On the loss side, despite retaining
over $17 million of catastrophe losses, we posted our best Q2 earnings
performance ever, and the second best earnings of any quarter in company
history, behind only last year's Q4, when we retained only $1.3 million
in catastrophe losses. I'm proud of the progress we are making, and
excited for the rest of the year."

Return on Equity and Core Return on Equity

Return on equity is a ratio the Company calculates by dividing
annualized net income for the trailing three months by the average
stockholders' equity for the trailing twelve months. Core return on
equity (see calculation below) is a ratio calculated using non-GAAP
measures. It is calculated by dividing the annualized core income for
the trailing three months by the average stockholders' equity for the
trailing twelve months. Core income is an after-tax non-GAAP measure
that is calculated by excluding from net income the effect of non-cash
amortization of intangible assets, unrealized gains or losses on the
Company's equity security investments and realized gains or losses on
the Company's investment portfolio. In the opinion of the Company's
management, core income, core income per share and core return on equity
are meaningful indicators to investors of the Company's underwriting and
operating results, since the excluded items are not necessarily
indicative of operating trends. Internally, the Company's management
uses core income, core income per share and core return on equity to
evaluate performance against historical results and establish financial
targets on a consolidated basis. The table above reconciles core income
to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2018   2017 2018   2017
Net income $ 14,701 $ 7,257 $ 23,069 $ 11,156
Return on equity based on GAAP net income (loss) (1) 11.1 % 9.1 % 8.7 % 7.0 %
 
Core income $ 15,473 $ 19,133 $ 33,326 $ 24,524
Core return on equity (1) 11.7 % 24.1 % 12.4 % 15.4 %
(1)   Return on equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018
and 2017 is calculated on an annualized basis.

Combined Ratio and Underlying Ratio

The calculations of the Company's combined ratio and underlying combined
ratio are shown below.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2018   2017   Change 2018   2017   Change
Loss ratio, net(1) 51.7 % 54.5 % (2.8 ) pts 49.3 % 56.3 % (7.0 ) pts
Expense ratio, net(2) 42.5 % 48.7 % (6.2 ) pts 45.7 % 48.9 % (3.2 ) pts
Combined ratio (CR)(3) 94.2 % 103.2 % (9.0 ) pts 95.0 % 105.2 % (10.2 ) pts
Effect of current year catastrophe losses on CR 10.1 % 13.7 % (3.6 ) pts 7.0 % 12.1 % (5.1 ) pts
Effect of prior year unfavorable (favorable) development on CR (0.5 )% (0.8 )% 0.3 pts (0.5 )% (0.7 )% 0.2 pts
Effect of ceding commission income on CR (4) % 6.6 % (6.6 ) pts % 7.5 % (7.5 ) pts
Underlying combined ratio(5) 84.6 % 83.7 % 0.9 pts 88.5 % 86.3 % 2.2 pts
(1)   Loss ratio, net is calculated as losses and loss adjustment expenses
(LAE), net of losses ceded to reinsurers, relative to net premiums
earned.
(2) Expense ratio, net is calculated as the sum of all operating
expenses less interest expense relative to net premiums earned.
(3) Combined ratio is the sum of the loss ratio, net and expense ratio,
net.
(4) For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company presented $20.7
million of ceding commissions earned as a $4.5 million decrease to
ceded earned premium and a $16.2 million decrease in policy
acquisition costs, which reduced other revenue and removed the
distortive impact to our underlying combined ratio. For the three
months ended June 30, 2018, the Company presented $10.4 million of
ceding commissions earned as a $2.3 million decrease to ceded earned
premium and an $8.1 million decrease in policy acquisition costs.
(5) Underlying combined ratio, a measure that is not based on GAAP, is
reconciled above to the combined ratio, the most directly comparable
GAAP measure. Additional information regarding non-GAAP financial
measures presented in this press release can be found in the
"Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures" section, below.

Quarterly Financial Results

Net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $14.7 million, or $0.34
per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.3 million, or $0.17 per
diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017. The increase in net
income was primarily due to the increase in gross premiums earned and
the decrease in amortization and merger expenses during the second
quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017.

The Company's total gross written premium increased by $32.3 million, or
9.2%, to $384.7 million for the second quarter of 2018 from $352.3
million for the second quarter of 2017, primarily reflecting organic
growth in new and renewal business generated in all regions. The
breakdown of the quarter-over-quarter changes in both direct written and
assumed premiums by region and gross written premium by line of business
are shown in the table below.

($ in thousands)  

Three Months Ended
June 30,

   
2018   2017 Change $ Change %
Direct Written and Assumed Premium by Region (1)
Florida $ 204,885 $ 199,736 $ 5,149 2.6 %
Gulf 59,022 56,622 2,400 4.2
Northeast 47,346 40,842 6,504 15.9
Southeast 28,433   25,088   3,345   13.3  
Total direct written premium by region 339,686 322,288 17,398 5.4 %
Assumed premium (2) 44,976   30,059   14,917   49.6  
Total gross written premium by region $ 384,662   $ 352,347   $ 32,315   9.2 %
 
Gross Written Premium by Line of Business
Personal property $ 256,910 $ 235,132 $ 21,778 9.3 %
Commercial property 127,752   117,215   10,537   9.0  
Total gross written premium by line of business $ 384,662   $ 352,347   $ 32,315   9.2 %
(1)   "Gulf" is comprised of Hawaii, Louisiana and Texas; "Northeast" is
comprised of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and
Rhode Island; and "Southeast" is comprised of Georgia, North
Carolina and South Carolina.
(2) Assumed premium written for 2018 is primarily commercial property
business assumed from unaffiliated insurers.

Loss and LAE increased by $1.7 million, or 1.9%, to $88.6 million for
the second quarter of 2018 from $86.9 million for the second quarter of
2017. Loss and LAE expense as a percentage of net earned premiums
decreased 2.8 points to 51.7% for the second quarter of 2018, compared
to 54.5% for the same period last year. Excluding catastrophe losses and
reserve development, the Company's gross underlying loss and LAE ratio
for the second quarter of 2018 would have been 24.9%, a decrease of 0.5
points from 25.4% during the second quarter of 2017.

Policy acquisition costs increased by $7.1 million, or 16.5%, to $50.5
million for the second quarter of 2018 from $43.3 million for the second
quarter of 2017. The primary driver of the increase in costs was the
managing general agent fees related to AmCo commercial premiums along
with agent commissions which were generally consistent with the
Company's growth in premium production and higher average market
commission rates outside of Florida.

Operating and underwriting expenses increased by $3.4 million, or 54.7%,
to $9.7 million for the second quarter of 2018 from $6.3 million for the
second quarter of 2017, primarily due to increased costs related to
incurred expenses for software tools and agent incentive costs.

General and administrative expenses decreased by $(15.5) million, or
(55.1)%, to $12.6 million for the second quarter of 2018 from $28.2
million for the second quarter of 2017, primarily due to amortization
costs related to the merger with AmCo during the second quarter of 2017
that were fully expensed at the end of the first quarter of 2018 as well
as merger expenses that were incurred during the second quarter of 2017.

Combined Ratio Analysis

The calculations of the Company's loss ratios and underlying loss ratios
are shown below.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2018   2017   Change 2018   2017   Change
Loss and LAE $ 88,595 $ 86,938 $ 1,657 $ 165,841 $ 150,271 $ 15,570
% of Gross earned premiums 30.6 % 33.2 % (2.6 ) pts 29.2 % 33.9 % (4.7 ) pts
% of Net earned premiums 51.7 % 54.5 % (2.8 ) pts 49.3 % 56.3 % (7.0 ) pts
Less:
Current year catastrophe losses $ 17,340 $ 21,798 $ (4,458 ) $ 23,657 $ 32,410 $ (8,753 )
Prior year reserve unfavorable (favorable) development (870 ) (1,264 ) 394   (1,551 ) (1,790 ) 239  
Underlying loss and LAE (1) $ 72,125 $ 66,404 $ 5,721 $ 143,735 $ 119,651 $ 24,084
% of Gross earned premiums 24.9 % 25.4 % (0.5 ) pts 25.3 % 27.0 % (1.7 ) pts
% of Net earned premiums 42.1 % 41.6 % 0.5 pts 42.8 % 44.8 % (2.0 ) pts
(1)   Underlying loss and LAE is a non-GAAP financial measure and is
reconciled above to net loss and LAE, the most directly comparable
GAAP measure. Additional information regarding non-GAAP financial
measures presented in this press release can be found in the
"Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures" section, below.

The calculations of the Company's expense ratio and underlying expense
ratios are shown below.

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2018   2017   Change 2018   2017   Change
Policy acquisition costs $ 50,454 $ 43,320 $ 7,134 $ 99,516 $ 78,756 $ 20,760
Operating and underwriting 9,682 6,257 3,425 18,000 12,129 5,871
General and administrative 12,643   28,176   (15,533 ) 35,968   39,509   (3,541 )
Total Operating Expenses $ 72,779 $ 77,753 $ (4,974 ) $ 153,484 $ 130,394 $ 23,090
% of Gross earned premiums 25.1 % 29.7 % (4.6 ) pts 27.0 % 29.4 % (2.4 ) pts
% of Net earned premiums 42.5 % 48.7 % (6.2 ) pts 45.7 % 48.9 % (3.2 ) pts
Less:
Ceding commission income (1) $   $ 10,562   $ (10,562 ) $   $ 20,094   $ (20,094 )
Underlying expense (2) $ 72,779 $ 67,191 $ 5,588 $ 153,484 $ 110,300 $ 43,184
% of Gross earned premiums 25.1 % 25.7 % (0.6 ) pts 27.0 % 24.9 % 2.1 pts
% of Net earned premiums 42.5 % 42.1 % 0.4 pts 45.7 % 41.5 % 4.2 pts
(1)   For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company presented $20.7
million of ceding commissions earned as a $4.5 million decrease to
ceded earned premium and a $16.2 million decrease in policy
acquisition costs, which reduced other revenue and removed the
distortive impact to our underlying expense ratio. For the three
months ended June 30, 2018, the Company presented $10.4 million of
ceding commissions earned as a $2.3 million decrease to ceded earned
premium and an $8.1 million decrease in policy acquisition costs.
(2) Underlying expense is a non-GAAP financial measure and is reconciled
above to total operating expenses, the most directly comparable GAAP
measure. Additional information regarding non-GAAP financial
measures presented in this press release can be found in the
"Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures" section, below.

Reinsurance Costs as a % of Earned Premium

Excluding the Company's business for which it cedes 100% of the risk of
loss, reinsurance costs in the second quarter of 2018 were 38.8% of
gross premiums earned, compared to 37.1% of gross premiums earned for
the second quarter of 2017. The increase in this ratio was driven
primarily by the increased coverage purchased for our 2018-19 combined
catastrophe reinsurance program.

Investment Portfolio Highlights

The Company's cash and investment holdings increased to $1.2 billion at
June 30, 2018 compared to $1.1 billion at December 31, 2017. UPC
Insurance's cash and investment holdings consist of investments in U.S.
government and agency securities, corporate debt and 100% investment
grade money market instruments. Fixed maturities represented
approximately 90.3% of total investments at June 30, 2018 compared to
89.3% at December 31, 2017. At June 30, 2018 the modified duration was
3.8 years compared to 3.9 years at December 31, 2017.

Book Value Analysis

Book value per share increased 1.3% from $12.56 at December 31, 2017 to
$12.72 at June 30, 2018, and underlying book value per share increased
5.2% from $12.35 at December 31, 2017 to $12.99 at June 30, 2018. An
increase in the Company's retained earnings drove the increase in our
book value per share. Removing the effect of the decrease in accumulated
other comprehensive income, as shown in the table below, also impacted
our underlying book value per share.

($ in thousands, except for per share data)   June 30,   December 31,
2018 2017
Book Value per Share
Numerator:
Common stockholders' equity $ 544,734   $ 537,125
Denominator:
Total Shares Outstanding 42,822,187   42,753,054
Book Value Per Common Share $ 12.72   $ 12.56
 
Book Value per Share, Excluding the Impact of Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income (AOCI)
Numerator:
Common stockholders' equity $ 544,734 $ 537,125
Accumulated other comprehensive income (11,493 ) 9,221
Stockholders' Equity, excluding AOCI $ 556,227   $ 527,904
Denominator:
Total Shares Outstanding 42,822,187   42,753,054
Underlying Book Value Per Common Share(1) $ 12.99   $ 12.35
(1)   Underlying book value per common share is a non-GAAP financial
measure and is reconciled above to book value per common share, the
most directly comparable GAAP measure. Additional information
regarding non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press
release can be found in the "Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures"
section, below.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

We believe that investors' understanding of UPC Insurance's performance
is enhanced by our disclosure of the following non-GAAP measures. Our
methods for calculating these measures may differ from those used by
other companies and therefore comparability may be limited.

Combined ratio excluding the effects of current year catastrophe
losses, prior year reserve development and ceding commission income
earned (underlying combined ratio)
is a non-GAAP ratio, which is
computed by subtracting the effect of current year catastrophe losses,
prior year development, and ceding commission income earned related to
the Company's quota share reinsurance agreement from the combined ratio.
The Company believes that this ratio is useful to investors and it is
used by management to reveal the trends in the Company's business that
may be obscured by current year catastrophe losses, losses from lines in
run-off, prior year development, and ceding commission income earned.
Current year catastrophe losses cause the Company's loss trends to vary
significantly between periods as a result of their incidence of
occurrence and magnitude, and can have a significant impact on the
combined ratio. Prior year development is caused by unexpected loss
development on historical reserves. Ceding commission income compensates
the Company for expenses it incurs in generating the premium ceded under
the Company's quota share reinsurance agreement. The Company believes it
is useful for investors to evaluate these components separately and in
the aggregate when reviewing the Company's performance. The most direct
comparable GAAP measure is the combined ratio. The underlying combined
ratio should not be considered as a substitute for the combined ratio
and does not reflect the overall profitability of the Company's business.

Net loss and LAE excluding the effects of current year catastrophe
losses and prior year reserve development (underlying loss and LAE)

is a non-GAAP measure which is computed by subtracting the effect of
current year catastrophe losses and prior year reserve development from
net loss and LAE. The Company uses underlying loss and LAE figures to
analyze the Company's loss trends that may be impacted by current year
catastrophe losses and prior year development on the Company's reserves.
As discussed previously, these two items can have a significant impact
on the Company's loss trends in a given period. The Company believes it
is useful for investors to evaluate these components separately and in
the aggregate when reviewing the Company's performance. The most direct
comparable GAAP measure is net loss and LAE. The underlying loss and LAE
measure should not be considered a substitute for net loss and LAE and
does not reflect the overall profitability of the Company's business.

Operating expenses excluding the effects of ceding commission income
earned, merger expenses, and amortization of intangible assets
(underlying expense)
is a non-GAAP measure which is computed by
subtracting ceding income earned related to the Company's quota share
reinsurance agreement, merger expenses and amortization of intangibles.
Ceding commission income compensates the Company for expenses it incurs
in generating the premium ceded under the Company's quota share
reinsurance agreement. Merger expenses are directly related to past
mergers and are not reflective of current period operating performance.
Similarly, amortization expense is related to the amortization of
intangible assets acquired through mergers and therefore the expense
does not arise through normal operations. The Company believes it is
useful for investors to evaluate these components separately and in the
aggregate when reviewing the Company's performance. The most direct
comparable GAAP measure is operating expenses. The underlying expense
measure should not be considered a substitute for the expense ratio and
does not reflect the overall profitability of the Company's business.

Net Income excluding the effects of merger expenses, non-cash
amortization of intangible assets, realized gains (losses) and
unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities, net of tax (core income)

is a non-GAAP measure which is computed by adding merger expenses and
non-cash amortization, net of tax, to net income and subtracting
realized gains (losses) on our investment portfolio, net of tax, and
unrealized gains (losses) on our equity securities, net of tax, from net
income. Merger expenses relate to professional fees associated with the
AmCo merger in the second quarter of 2017. Amortization expense is
related to the amortization of intangible assets acquired through merger
and therefore the expense does not arise through normal operations.
Investment portfolio gains (losses) and unrealized equity security gains
(losses) vary independent of our operations. We believe it is useful for
investors to evaluate these components separately and in the aggregate
when reviewing our performance. The most direct comparable GAAP measure
is net income. The core income measure should not be considered a
substitute for net income and does not reflect the overall profitability
of our business.

Book value per common share, excluding the impact of accumulated
other comprehensive income (underlying book value per common share),
is
a non-GAAP measure which is computed by dividing common stockholders'
equity after excluding accumulated other comprehensive income, by total
common shares outstanding plus dilutive potential common shares
outstanding. We use the trend in book value per common share, excluding
the impact of accumulated other comprehensive income, in conjunction
with book value per common share to identify and analyze the change in
net worth attributable to management efforts between periods. We believe
the non-GAAP measure is useful to investors because it eliminates the
effect of interest rates that can fluctuate significantly from period to
period and are generally driven by economic and financial factors which
are not influenced by management. Book value per common share is the
most directly comparable GAAP measure. Book value per common share,
excluding the impact of accumulated other comprehensive income, should
not be considered a substitute for book value per common share, and does
not reflect the recorded net worth of our business.

Conference Call Details

 

Date and Time:

    August 1, 2018 - 5:00 P.M. ET
 

Participant Dial-In:

(United States): 877-407-8829

 

(International): 201-493-6724

 

Webcast:

To listen to the live webcast, please go to www.upcinsurance.com
(Investor Relations - News & Market Data - Event Calendar) and
click on the conference call link, or go to: http://upcinsurance.equisolvewebcast.com/q2-2018.
An archive of the webcast will be available for a limited period
of time thereafter.

About UPC Insurance

Founded in 1999, UPC Insurance is an insurance holding company that
sources, writes and services personal and commercial residential
property and casualty insurance policies using a group of wholly owned
insurance subsidiaries through a variety of distribution channels. The
Company currently writes policies in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia,
Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas, and is licensed to write in
Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire and Virginia.
From its headquarters in St. Petersburg, UPC Insurance's team of
dedicated professionals manages a completely integrated insurance
company, including sales, underwriting, customer service and claims. UPC
Insurance is a company committed to financial stability and solvency.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release, or on the conference call
identified above, and otherwise, that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" that anticipate results based on our
estimates, assumptions and plans and are subject to uncertainty.
These
statements are made subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may
be identified by their use of words such as "may," "will," "expect,"
"endeavor," "project," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could,"
"would," "estimate" or "continue" or the negative variations thereof or
comparable terminology.
We believe these statements are based on
reasonable estimates, assumptions and plans. However, if the estimates,
assumptions or plans underlying the forward-looking statements prove
inaccurate or if other risks or uncertainties arise, actual results
could differ materially from those communicated in these forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements
may be found in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section in our most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form
10-Q. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they
are made, and, except as required by applicable law, we undertake no
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(unaudited)

In thousands, except share and per share amounts

   
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2018   2017 2018   2017
REVENUE:
Gross premiums written $ 384,662 $ 352,347 $ 664,279 $ 521,189
Change in gross unearned premiums (95,021 ) (90,763 ) (95,688 ) (77,540 )
Gross premiums earned 289,641 261,584 568,591 443,649
Ceded premiums earned (118,335 ) (101,966 ) (232,385 ) (176,848 )
Net premiums earned 171,306 159,618 336,206 266,801
Investment income 7,091 4,637 12,777 7,588
Net realized investment losses (438 ) (132 ) (227 ) (483 )
Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities 1,381 (1,063 )
Other revenue 3,808   13,950   7,508   26,800  
Total revenues $ 183,148 $ 178,073 $ 355,201 $ 300,706
EXPENSES:

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

88,595 86,938 165,841 150,271
Policy acquisition costs 50,454 43,320 99,516 78,756
Operating expenses 9,682 6,257 18,000 12,129
General and administrative expenses 12,643 28,176 35,968 39,509
Interest expense 2,458   752   4,916   1,511  
Total expenses 163,832 165,443 324,241 282,176
Income before other income 19,316 12,630 30,960 18,530
Other income 16   20   87   58  
Income before income taxes 19,332 12,650 31,047 18,588
Provision for income taxes 4,631   5,393   7,978   7,432  
Net income $ 14,701   $ 7,257   $ 23,069   $ 11,156  
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:
Change in net unrealized gains (losses) on investments (3,968 ) 4,106 (27,352 ) 7,837
Reclassification adjustment for net realized investment losses 438 132 227 483
Income tax benefit (expense) related to items of other comprehensive
income
488   (1,615 ) 6,411   (3,157 )
Total comprehensive income $ 11,659   $ 9,880   $ 2,355   $ 16,319  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 42,648,660   41,799,041   42,615,484   31,691,267  
Diluted 42,790,346   42,028,013   42,769,602   31,914,559  
 
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.34   $ 0.17   $ 0.54   $ 0.35  
Diluted $ 0.34   $ 0.17   $ 0.54   $ 0.35  
 
Dividends declared per share $ 0.06   $ 0.06   $ 0.12   $ 0.12  

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

In thousands, except share amounts

   
June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
ASSETS
Investments, at fair value:
Fixed maturities, available-for-sale $ 848,882 $ 762,855
Equity securities 83,345 63,295
Other investments 8,242 8,381
Portfolio loans   20,000  
Total investments $ 940,469   $ 854,531  
Cash and cash equivalents 208,675 229,556
Restricted cash 33,526 46,719
Accrued investment income 6,181 5,577
Property and equipment, net 17,742 17,291
Premiums receivable, net 116,894 75,275
Reinsurance recoverable on paid and unpaid losses 369,651 395,774
Prepaid reinsurance premiums 395,819 201,904
Goodwill 73,045 73,045
Deferred policy acquisition costs 109,601 103,882
Intangible assets 34,081 45,271
Other assets 11,978   11,096  
Total Assets $ 2,317,662   $ 2,059,921  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Liabilities:
Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses $ 432,431 $ 482,232
Unearned premiums 651,561 555,873
Reinsurance payable 374,499 149,117
Payments outstanding 43,443 41,786
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 56,069 46,594
Other liabilities 54,207 85,830
Notes payable 160,718   161,364  
Total Liabilities $ 1,772,928   $ 1,522,796  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 authorized; none
issued or
outstanding

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized;
43,034,270
and 42,822,187 issued; 42,822,187 and 42,573,054
outstanding, respectively

4 4
Additional paid-in capital 388,193 387,145
Treasury shares, at cost; 212,083 shares (431 ) (431 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (11,493 ) 9,221
Retained earnings 168,461   141,186  
Total Stockholders' Equity $ 544,734   $ 537,125  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 2,317,662   $ 2,059,921  

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