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HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. ("Third Point Re" or the "Company") (NYSE:TPRE) today announced results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Earnings Summary

Third Point Re reported net income available to common shareholders of $134.4 million, or $1.43 per diluted common share, for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $29.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share, for the three months ended December 31, 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, Third Point Re reported net income available to common shareholders of $143.5 million, or $1.53 per diluted common share, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $200.6 million, or $2.16 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2019.

"For the fourth quarter, we produced a return on equity of 9.4% driven by strong investment performance. Our diluted book value per share at the end of the quarter was $16.42. The combined ratio for the fourth quarter was 123.0%, which included $37.2 million, or 20.4 percentage points on the combined ratio related to prior year reserve development where we increased certain casualty reserves in response to our accumulated loss experience and the broader industry trends of social inflation. Our fourth quarter results also included $18.6 million attributable to catastrophe losses and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, for a total impact of 10.2 percentage points on the combined ratio," commented Dan Malloy, Chief Executive Officer. "Our previously announced merger with Sirius Group is expected to close on February 26 and we are looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues."

Sid Sankaran, Chairman of the Company commented, "While we are not satisfied with the underwriting results in 2020, with the exceptional talent, global footprint and robust balance sheet of the combined company, we will have a strong base for building an innovative, disciplined and sustainable business. We are aiming to enhance our existing relationships and improve the economics of our key lines of business, while looking at ways that we can grow intelligently and leverage technology to improve how we manage risk, use data and develop new strategic opportunities."

Additional Information on Financial Results

The following table shows certain key financial metrics for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Twelve months ended


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


($ in millions, except for per share data and ratios)

Gross premiums written

$

165.6



$

134.2



$

588.0



$

631.8


Net premiums earned

$

182.0



$

198.4



$

610.9



$

700.1


Net underwriting loss (1)

$

(41.9)



$

(9.6)



$

(63.2)



$

(22.3)


Combined ratio (1)

123.0

%


104.8

%


110.3

%


103.2

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point
LLC

7.6

%


2.4

%


10.6

%


12.8

%

Net investment income

$

204.8



$

61.6



$

278.9



$

282.6


Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

134.4



$

29.7



$

143.5



$

200.6


Diluted earnings per share available to Third Point Re common
shareholders

$

1.43



$

0.32



$

1.53



$

2.16


Change in diluted book value per share (2)

9.0

%


1.9

%


9.2

%


15.9

%

Return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third
Point Re common shareholders (2)

9.4

%


2.1

%


10.1

%


16.7

%

Net investments managed by Third Point LLC

$

2,878.5



$

2,590.1



$

2,878.5



$

2,590.1




(1)

See the accompanying Segment Reporting for a calculation of net underwriting loss and combined ratio.

(2)

Change in diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders are non-GAAP
financial measures. There are no comparable GAAP measures. See the accompanying Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures and Key Performance
Indicators for an explanation and calculation of diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re
common shareholders.

Property and Casualty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written

Gross premiums written increased by $31.4 million, or 23.4%, to $165.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 from $134.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. The increase in gross premiums written was primarily due to $45.5 million of new casualty premium written in the period, including $19.0 million from Arcadian.

Gross premiums written decreased by $43.8 million, or 6.9%, to $588.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 from $631.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in gross premiums written was primarily due to certain contracts that we did not renew, including certain contracts which no longer fit our underwriting criteria as a result of our shift in underwriting strategy. This decrease was partially offset by new contracts bound in the current year.

Net underwriting results

For the three months ended December 31, 2020, we incurred net catastrophe losses of $7.0 million, net of reinstatement premiums and profit commission adjustments, or 3.8 percentage points on the combined ratio, primarily related to Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Zeta, compared to $16.3 million in the three months ended December 31, 2019, or 8.2 percentage points on the combined ratio, primarily related to Typhoon Hagibis.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, we incurred net catastrophe losses of $36.6 million, net of reinstatement premiums and profit commission adjustments, or 6.0 percentage points on the combined ratio, related to Hurricane Laura and other 2020 catastrophes, compared to $29.0 million in the year ended December 31, 2019, or 4.1 percentage points on the combined ratio, primarily related to Hurricane Dorian, Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis.

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing unprecedented social disruption, global economic volatility, reduced liquidity of capital markets and intervention by various governments around the world.  For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, we recognized net losses of $11.6 million and $46.7 million, respectively, net of additional premiums, or 6.4 and 7.6 percentage points, respectively, on the combined ratio, relating to COVID-19. These losses were driven primarily by event cancellation, property business interruption, and certain casualty and multi-line quota share contracts.

The economic impact of the ongoing pandemic will continue to create uncertainty around the ultimate scope of claims and potential for additional insurance losses. Our estimate is based on currently available information provided by cedents. These estimates include losses only related to our estimate of claims incurred as of December 31, 2020.

For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, we recorded an increase in net underwriting loss of $37.2 million and $34.6 million, respectively, related to net adverse development of prior years' loss reserves net of the related impact of acquisition costs. The adverse underwriting loss development is a result of accumulated loss experience and cedent reserving increases, indicating that underlying casualty loss trends are higher than initial pricing and reserving, consistent with the industry impact of social inflation. In addition, the current elevated level of uncertainty makes historical data less applicable for future projections, and has contributed to an increase in the estimate of ultimate losses on certain accounts.

For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, we recorded a net $1.1 million and $5.4 million improvement in the net underwriting results, respectively, related to net favorable development of prior years' loss reserves net of the related impact of acquisition costs.

Investments

The following is a summary of our total net investments managed by Third Point LLC as of December 31, 2020 and 2019:


December 31,

2020


December 31,
2019






($ in thousands)

TP Fund

$

1,055,618



$

860,630


Collateral and other investment assets (1)

1,822,850



1,729,497


Total net investments managed by Third Point LLC

$

2,878,468



$

2,590,127




(1)

Collateral assets primarily consist of fixed income securities such as U.S. Treasuries, money markets funds, and sovereign debt. Other investment assets
 primarily consist of U.S Treasuries, structured and corporate credit fixed income securities such as corporate bonds, asset-backed securities and bank debt.

The following is a summary of the net investment return for our total net investments managed by Third Point LLC for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Twelve months ended


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019

TP Fund

21.5

%


5.1

%


22.7

%


22.9

%

Collateral and other investments

1.0

%


1.1

%


4.9

%


2.3

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point
LLC  (1)

7.6

%


2.4

%


10.6

%


12.8

%



(1)

Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Financial Metrics" for a description of the net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC.

The following is a summary of the net investment income for our total net investments managed by Third Point LLC for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Twelve months ended


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


($ in thousands)

TP Fund

$

186,647



$

42,029



$

194,988



$

249,626


Collateral and other investments (1)

18,027



18,450



83,301



30,902


Net investment income on investments managed by Third Point
LLC  (2)

$

204,674



$

60,479



$

278,289



$

280,528




(1)

Includes foreign exchange gains of $10.0 million and $5.9 million in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020, respectively (2019 -
$12.3 million and $6.4 million, respectively) resulting from the revaluation of foreign currency reinsurance collateral held in trust accounts. Non-U.S.
dollar reinsurance assets, or balances held in trust accounts securing reinsurance liabilities generally offset reinsurance liabilities in the same non-U.S.
dollar currencies resulting in minimal net exposure. As a result, the foreign exchange gains from the revaluation of foreign currency reinsurance collateral
held in trust accounts are offset by corresponding foreign exchange losses from the revaluation of foreign currency loss and loss adjustment expense reserves.

(2)

Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Financial Metrics" for a description of the net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC.

The following is a summary of the net investment return by investment strategy on total net investments managed by Third Point LLC for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


Long


Short


Net


Long


Short


Net

Equity

7.8

%


(3.0)

%


4.8

%


3.3

%


(1.8)

%


1.5

%

Credit

1.4

%


%


1.4

%


0.1

%


%


0.1

%

Other

0.9

%


0.5

%


1.4

%


0.7

%


0.1

%


0.8

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

10.1

%


(2.5)

%


7.6

%


4.1

%


(1.7)

%


2.4

%














Twelve months ended


December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


Long


Short


Net


Long


Short


Net

Equity

6.7

%


(3.7)

%


3.0

%


16.6

%


(6.1)

%


10.5

%

Credit

5.9

%


(0.1)

%


5.8

%


1.1

%


(0.5)

%


0.6

%

Other

1.3

%


0.5

%


1.8

%


1.7

%


%


1.7

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

13.9

%


(3.3)

%


10.6

%


19.4

%


(6.6)

%


12.8

%













For the three months ended December 31, 2020, the net investment results were primarily attributable to long event/fundamental equities. Activist positions also performed strongly, helping offset losses earlier in the year in this category. The credit strategy contributed gains from both the corporate credit and structured credit portfolios. In the other strategy, gains were driven by private investments.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, the net investment results were primarily attributable to long event/fundamental equities, in particular a renewed focus on growth and technology positions. Short equity investments and hedges partially offset overall gains for the equity strategy. Investments in investment grade corporate credit and residential mortgage backed securities contributed strong performance in the credit strategy. The other strategy contributed modestly to net gains for the year due to private investments.

Sirius Merger

On August 6, 2020, Third Point Re, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among the Company, Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. ("Sirius"), a Bermuda exempted company limited by shares, and Yoga Merger Sub Limited ("Merger Sub"), a Bermuda exempted company limited by shares and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.  Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Sirius (the "Merger"), with Sirius continuing as the surviving company in the Merger, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The Company is to be renamed SiriusPoint Ltd. following the Merger.

The total deal consideration was estimated at the time of announcement as $788.0 million, which comprises stock, cash, and other contingent value components.

We have received all required regulatory approvals, and we expect the Merger to close on February 26, 2021.  Please refer to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 7, 2020, for additional description of the Merger and related transactions.

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2020 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 24, 2021. The call will be webcast live over the Internet from the Company's website at www.thirdpointre.bm under the "Investors" section. Participants should follow the instructions provided on the website to download and install any necessary audio applications. The conference call will also be available by dialing 1-877-407-0789 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8562 (international). Participants should ask for the Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. fourth quarter earnings conference call.

A replay of the live conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call. The replay will be available on the Company's website or by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and entering the replay passcode 13716402. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 3, 2021.

Safe Harbor Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond the Company's control. The Company cautions you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "comfortable with," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from the Company's expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: results of operations fluctuate and may not be indicative of our prospects;  a pandemic or other catastrophic event, such as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, may adversely impact our financial condition or results of operations; more established competitors; losses exceeding reserves; highly cyclical property and casualty reinsurance industry; losses from catastrophe exposure; downgrade, withdrawal of ratings or change in rating outlook by rating agencies; significant decrease in our capital or surplus; dependence on key executives; inability to service our indebtedness; limited cash flow and liquidity due to our indebtedness; inability to raise necessary funds to pay principal or interest on debt; potential lack of availability of capital in the future; credit risk associated with the use of reinsurance brokers; future strategic transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, mergers or joint ventures; technology breaches or failures, including cyber-attacks; lack of control over Third Point Enhanced LP ("TP Fund"); lack of control over the allocation and performance of TP Fund's investment portfolio; dependence on Third Point LLC to implement TP Fund's investment strategy; limited ability to withdraw our capital accounts from TP Fund; decline in revenue due to poor performance of TP Fund's investment portfolio; TP Fund's investment strategy involves risks that are greater than those faced by competitors; termination by Third Point LLC of our or TP Fund's investment management agreements; potential conflicts of interest with Third Point LLC; losses resulting from significant investment positions; credit risk associated with the default on obligations of counterparties; ineffective investment risk management systems; fluctuations in the market value of TP Fund's investment portfolio; trading restrictions being placed on TP Fund's investments; limited termination provisions in our investment management agreements; limited liquidity and lack of valuation data on certain TP Fund's investments; fluctuations in market value of our fixed-income securities; U.S. and global economic downturns; specific characteristics of investments in mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities, in securities of issues based outside the U.S., and in special situation or distressed companies; loss of key employees at Third Point LLC;  Third Point LLC's compensation arrangements may incentivize investments that are risky or speculative;  increased regulation or scrutiny of alternative investment advisers affecting our reputation; suspension or revocation of our reinsurance licenses; potentially being deemed an investment company under U.S. federal securities law; failure of reinsurance subsidiaries to meet minimum capital and surplus requirements; changes in Bermuda or other law and regulation that may have an adverse impact on our operations; Third Point Re and/or Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. ("Third Point Re BDA") potentially becoming subject to U.S. federal income taxation; potential characterization of Third Point Re and/or Third Point Re BDA as a passive foreign investment company; subjection of our affiliates to the base erosion and anti-abuse tax; potentially becoming subject to U.S. withholding and information reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; risks associated with the failure to complete, or the failure to realize the expected benefits of the merger with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.; Arcadian Risk Capital Ltd.'s ability to, and success at, writing the business indicated, its expansion plans and the Company's ability to place quota share reinsurance on the portfolio; and other risks and factors listed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic and current disclosures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Financial Metrics

In presenting Third Point Re's results, management has included financial measures that are not calculated under standards or rules that comprise accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). Such measures, including basic and diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders, are referred to as non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures may be defined or calculated differently by other companies. Management believes these measures allow for a more complete understanding of the underlying business. These measures are used to monitor our results and should not be viewed as a substitute for those determined in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such measures to the most comparable GAAP figures are included in the attached financial information in accordance with Regulation G.

About Third Point Re

Third Point Re is a Bermuda-headquartered holding Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (TPRE). The Company underwrites Specialty, Property and Casualty business through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd., which both have 'A-' (Excellent) financial strength ratings from AM Best. With offices in Bermuda, New Jersey and London, the Third Point Re companies specialize in finding innovative solutions for niche and complex risks.

Contact

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.
Christopher S. Coleman - Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@thirdpointre.bm
+1 441-542-3333

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)



(Unaudited)


(Audited)


December 31,

2020


December 31,
2019

Assets




Investment in related party investment fund, at fair value (cost - $891,850; 2019 - $891,850)

$

1,055,618



$

860,630


Debt securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $91,452; 2019 - $129,330)

101,311



125,071


Other investments, at fair value

4,000



4,000


Total investments

1,160,929



989,701


Cash and cash equivalents

525,991



639,415


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

1,187,948



1,014,543


Due from brokers

94,902




Interest and dividends receivable

909



2,178


Reinsurance balances receivable, net

559,388



596,120


Deferred acquisition costs, net

134,308



154,717


Unearned premiums ceded

27,659



16,945


Loss and loss adjustment expenses recoverable, net

14,375



5,520


Other assets

19,185



20,555


Total assets

$

3,725,594



$

3,439,694


Liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

14,588



$

17,816


Reinsurance balances payable

80,408



81,941


Deposit liabilities

152,961



172,259


Unearned premium reserves

472,948



524,768


Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves

1,310,068



1,111,692


Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

11,990




Interest and dividends payable

3,078



3,055


Senior notes payable, net of deferred costs

114,267



114,089


Total liabilities

2,160,308



2,025,620


Commitments and contingent liabilities




Shareholders' equity




Preference shares (par value $0.10; authorized, 30,000,000; none issued)




Common shares (issued and outstanding: 95,582,733; 2019 - 94,225,498)

9,558



9,423


Additional paid-in capital

933,903



927,704


Retained earnings

620,464



476,947


Shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders

1,563,925



1,414,074


Noncontrolling interests

1,361




Total shareholders' equity

1,565,286



1,414,074


Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity

$

3,725,594



$

3,439,694


 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)



Three months ended


Twelve months ended


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019

Revenues








Gross premiums written

$

165,554



$

134,230



$

588,035



$

631,846


Gross premiums ceded

(9,680)



(5,964)



(39,717)



(9,265)


Net premiums written

155,874



128,266



548,318



622,581


Change in net unearned premium reserves

26,141



70,126



62,534



77,561


Net premiums earned

182,015



198,392



610,852



700,142


Net investment income from investment in related party investment fund

186,647



42,029



194,988



249,626


Net realized and unrealized investment gains

14,694



12,637



69,248



15,337


Other net investment income

3,457



6,948



14,702



17,597


Net investment income

204,798



61,614



278,938



282,560


Total revenues

386,813



260,006



889,790



982,702


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

177,919



140,394



465,298



403,499


Acquisition costs, net

39,321



61,851



187,062



295,626


General and administrative expenses

16,508



12,744



61,442



53,763


Other expenses

4,163



3,625



10,573



16,619


Interest expense

2,068



2,074



8,230



8,228


Foreign exchange losses

8,348



10,298



5,219



3,635


Total expenses

248,327



230,986



737,824



781,370


Income before income tax (expense) benefit

138,486



29,020



151,966



201,332


Income tax (expense) benefit

(3,728)



718



(8,108)



(713)


Net income

134,758



29,738



143,858



200,619


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(362)





(341)




Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

134,396



$

29,738



$

143,517



$

200,619


Earnings per share available to Third Point Re common
shareholders








Basic earnings per share available to Third Point Re common
shareholders

$

1.43



$

0.32



$

1.54



$

2.18


Diluted earnings per share available to Third Point Re common
shareholders

$

1.43



$

0.32



$

1.53



$

2.16


Weighted average number of common shares used in the
determination of earnings per share








Basic

92,638,978



91,989,469



92,510,090



91,835,990


Diluted

93,165,559



92,696,491



92,957,799



92,652,316


 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.
SEGMENT REPORTING



Three months ended December 31, 2020


Three months ended December 31, 2019


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)


($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

165,554



$

165,554



$

134,230



$

134,230


Gross premiums ceded

(9,680)



(9,680)



(5,964)



(5,964)


Net premiums written

155,874



155,874



128,266



128,266


Change in net unearned premium reserves

26,141



26,141



70,126



70,126


Net premiums earned

182,015



182,015



198,392



198,392


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

177,919



177,919



140,394



140,394


Acquisition costs, net

39,321



39,321



61,851



61,851


General and administrative expenses

6,628



6,628



5,724



5,724


Total expenses

223,868



223,868



207,969



207,969


Net underwriting loss

$

(41,853)



(41,853)



$

(9,577)



(9,577)


Net investment income



204,798





61,614


Corporate expenses



(9,880)





(7,020)


Other expenses



(4,163)





(3,625)


Interest expense



(2,068)





(2,074)


Foreign exchange losses



(8,348)





(10,298)


Income tax (expense) benefit



(3,728)





718


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests



(362)






Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders



$

134,396





$

29,738


Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

97.8

%




70.7

%



Acquisition cost ratio

21.6

%




31.2

%



Composite ratio

119.4

%




101.9

%



General and administrative expense ratio

3.6

%




2.9

%



Combined ratio

123.0

%




104.8

%












Twelve months ended December 31, 2020


Twelve months ended December 31, 2019


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)


($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

588,035



$

588,035



$

631,846



$

631,846


Gross premiums ceded

(39,717)



(39,717)



(9,265)



(9,265)


Net premiums written

548,318



548,318



622,581



622,581


Change in net unearned premium reserves

62,534



62,534



77,561



77,561


Net premiums earned

610,852



610,852



700,142



700,142


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

465,298



465,298



403,499



403,499


Acquisition costs, net

187,062



187,062



295,626



295,626


General and administrative expenses

21,677



21,677



23,366



23,366


Total expenses

674,037



674,037



722,491



722,491


Net underwriting loss

$

(63,185)



(63,185)



$

(22,349)



(22,349)


Net investment income



278,938





282,560


Corporate expenses



(39,765)





(30,397)


Other expenses



(10,573)





(16,619)


Interest expense



(8,230)





(8,228)


Foreign exchange losses



(5,219)





(3,635)


Income tax expense



(8,108)





(713)


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests



(341)






Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders



$

143,517





$

200,619


Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

76.2

%




57.6

%



Acquisition cost ratio

30.6

%




42.2

%



Composite ratio

106.8

%




99.8

%



General and administrative expense ratio

3.5

%




3.4

%



Combined ratio

110.3

%




103.2

%





(1)

Underwriting ratios are calculated by dividing the related expense by net premiums earned.

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.
NON-GAAP MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS & KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Non-GAAP Measures

Basic Book Value per Share and Diluted Book Value per Share

Basic book value per share and diluted book value per share are non-GAAP financial measures and there are no comparable GAAP measures. Basic book value per share, as presented, is a non-GAAP financial measure and is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders by the number of common shares outstanding, excluding the total number of unvested restricted shares, at period end. Diluted book value per share, as presented, is a non-GAAP financial measure and is calculated using the treasury stock method. Under the treasury stock method, we assume that proceeds received from in-the-money options and/or warrants exercised are used to repurchase common shares in the market. For unvested restricted shares with a performance condition, we include the unvested restricted shares for which we consider vesting to be probable. Change in basic book value per share is calculated by taking the difference in basic book value per share for the periods presented divided by the beginning of period book value per share. Change in diluted book value per share is calculated by taking the difference in diluted book value per share for the periods presented divided by the beginning of period diluted book value per share. We believe that long-term growth in diluted book value per share is the most important measure of our financial performance because it allows our management and investors to track over time the value created by the retention of earnings.  In addition, we believe this metric is used by investors because it provides a basis for comparison with other companies in our industry that also report a similar measure.


December 31,

2020


December 31,
2019

Basic and diluted book value per share numerator:

($ in thousands, except share and per
share amounts)

Shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

1,563,925



$

1,414,074


Basic and diluted book value per share denominator:




Common shares outstanding

95,582,733



94,225,498


Unvested restricted shares

(2,933,993)



(2,231,296)


Basic book value per share denominator:

92,648,740



91,994,202


Effect of dilutive warrants issued to founders and an advisor (1)



172,756


Effect of dilutive stock options issued to directors and employees (1)



225,666


Effect of dilutive restricted shares issued to directors and employees

2,573,638



1,654,803


Diluted book value per share denominator

95,222,378



94,047,427






Basic book value per share

$

16.88



$

15.37


Diluted book value per share

$

16.42



$

15.04




(1)

   As of December 31, 2020, there was no dilution as a result of the Company's share price being under the lowest exercise price for warrants and options.

Return on Beginning Shareholders' Equity Attributable to Third Point Re Common Shareholders

Return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders, as presented, is a non-GAAP financial measure. Return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders is calculated by dividing net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders by the beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders. We believe that return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders is an important measure because it assists our management and investors in evaluating the Company's profitability.


Three months ended


Twelve months ended


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2020


December 31,
2019


($ in thousands)

Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

134,396



$

29,738



$

143,517



$

200,619


Shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common
shareholders - beginning of period

$

1,427,571



$

1,383,580



$

1,414,074



$

1,204,574


Return on beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point
Re common shareholders

9.4

%


2.1

%


10.1

%


16.7

%

Key Performance Indicator

Net Investment Return on Investments Managed by Third Point LLC

Net investment return represents the return on our net investments managed by Third Point LLC, net of fees. The net investment return on net investments managed by Third Point LLC is the percentage change in value of a dollar invested over the reporting period on our net investment assets managed by Third Point LLC. The net investment return reflects the combined results of our investments in TP Fund, collateral assets and certain other investment assets managed by Third Point LLC. Net investment return is the key indicator by which we measure the performance of Third Point LLC, our investment manager.

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SOURCE Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

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