RenaissanceRe Reports First Quarter 2019 Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $273.7 Million, or $6.43 Per Diluted ...

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RenaissanceRe Reports First Quarter 2019 Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $273.7 Million, or $6.43 Per Diluted ...

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RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $273.7 million, or $6.43 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $56.7 million, or $1.42 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $154.4 million, or $3.60 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $122.1 million, or $3.07 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 23.5% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 13.3% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 5.7% and 12.2%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. Book value per common share increased $6.92, or 6.6%, to $111.05 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a 0.6% increase in the first quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $6.88, or 7.0%, to $124.05 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a 0.8% increase in the first quarter of 2018.

Kevin J. O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: “Our strong first quarter was distinguished by solid profits, material growth and strategic advancement. We achieved an annualized operating return on average common equity of 13.3% and growth in tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends of 7.0%. At the same time, we grew our business materially by leveraging into an improving rate environment. The purchase of Tokio Millennium Re advanced our strategy, and we have moved from planning to execution on what we are optimistic will be a quick and successful integration.”

Acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re

On March 22, 2019, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary RenaissanceRe Specialty Holdings (UK) Limited completed its previously announced purchase of all the share capital of Tokio Millennium Re AG (now known as RenaissanceRe Europe AG), Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited (now known as RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited) and their subsidiaries (collectively, the “TMR Group Entities”) (the “TMR Stock Purchase”). The operating activities of the TMR Group Entities from the acquisition date, March 22, 2019, through March 31, 2019 were not material and as a result were not included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations for the first quarter of 2019. At March 31, 2019, the Company’s consolidated balance sheet reflects the combined entities.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Company recorded $25.5 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition, comprised of $12.9 million of transaction-related costs, $5.9 million of integration-related costs, and $6.7 million of compensation-related costs. In addition, the Company recognized $18.0 million of net identifiable intangible assets and $13.1 million of goodwill in connection with the acquisition, further detailed in the table below, or a total of $0.74 per diluted common share in the first quarter of 2019.

    March 31, 2019 Top broker relationships $ 10,000 Renewal rights 1,200 Insurance licenses 6,800 Net identifiable intangible assets at March 31, 2019 related to the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities 18,000 Excess purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired assigned to goodwill 13,094 Total net identifiable intangible assets and goodwill recognized related to the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities $ 31,094

First Quarter of 2019 Summary

  • Underwriting income of $154.1 million and a combined ratio of 72.0% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $129.6 million and 70.6%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. The Property segment generated underwriting income of $152.4 million and had a combined ratio of 47.6%. The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $1.7 million and had a combined ratio of 99.3%.
  • Gross premiums written increased by $404.6 million, or 34.9%, to $1.6 billion, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the first quarter of 2018, driven by an increase of $325.4 million in the Property segment and an increase of $79.2 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment.
  • Total investment result was a gain of $252.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, generating an annualized total investment return of 8.0%.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

Gross premiums written in the Property segment were $1.0 billion in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $325.4 million, or 46.0%, compared to $707.0 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $845.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $254.9 million, or 43.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business in the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by expanded participation on existing transactions and certain new transactions.

Gross premiums written in the other property class of business were $187.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $70.5 million, or 60.5%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the other property class of business was primarily driven by growth across a number of the Company’s underwriting platforms, both from existing relationships and through new opportunities.

Ceded premiums written in the Property segment were $468.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $115.3 million, or 32.7%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase in ceded premiums written in the first quarter of 2019 was principally due to a significant portion of the increase in gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business noted above being ceded to third-party investors in the Company’s managed joint venture, Upsilon RFO.

The Property segment generated underwriting income of $152.4 million and had a combined ratio of 47.6% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $127.2 million and 43.5%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. Principally impacting the Property segment underwriting result and combined ratio in the first quarter of 2019 was lower current accident year net claims and claim expenses driven by a relatively lower level of insured catastrophe events, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Partially offsetting this was net adverse development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $1.9 million, or 0.7% percentage points, during the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by higher than expected losses in the other property class of business.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

Gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment were $531.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $79.2 million, or 17.5%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase was due to continued growth from new and existing business opportunities across various classes of business within the segment.

The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $1.7 million and had a combined ratio of 99.3% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $2.6 million and 98.8%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Casualty and Specialty segment experienced net favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $6.2 million, or 2.4 percentage points, compared to net favorable development of $3.8 million, or 1.8 percentage points, in the first quarter of 2018. The net favorable development during the first quarter of 2019 was principally driven by reported losses generally coming in lower than expected on attritional net claims and claim expenses from various lines of business within the segment.

Other Items

  • The Company’s total investment result, which includes the sum of net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments, was a gain of $252.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $25.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $277.8 million. The increase in the total investment result was principally due to significant net unrealized gains from the Company’s fixed maturity and public equity portfolios and higher net investment income primarily driven by the Company’s fixed maturity, short term and private equity investments.
  • Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the first quarter of 2019 was $70.2 million, compared to $29.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. The result for the first quarter of 2019 was primarily driven by DaVinciRe generating net income of $80.3 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $26.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. The Company’s ownership in DaVinciRe was 22.1% at both March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018. The Company expects its noncontrolling economic ownership in DaVinciRe to fluctuate over time.
  • In connection with the TMR Stock Purchase, the Company issued 1,739,071 of its common shares to Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • On April 2, 2019, the Company issued $400.0 million of its 3.600% Senior Notes due April 15, 2029. A portion of the net proceeds were used to repay, in full, $200.0 million outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility, which was drawn on March 20, 2019 in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

This Press Release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures including “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders”, “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted”, “operating return on average common equity - annualized”, “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends.” A reconciliation of such measures to the most comparable GAAP figures in accordance with Regulation G is presented in the attached supplemental financial data.

Please refer to the “Investors - Financial Reports - Financial Supplements” section of the Company’s website at www.renre.com for a copy of the Financial Supplement which includes additional information on the Company’s financial performance.

RenaissanceRe will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss this release. Live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the “Investors - Webcasts & Presentations” section of the Company’s website at www.renre.com.

About RenaissanceRe

RenaissanceRe is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance that specializes in matching well-structured risks with efficient sources of capital. The Company provides property, casualty and specialty reinsurance and certain insurance solutions to customers, principally through intermediaries. Established in 1993, the Company has offices in Bermuda, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any forward-looking statements made in this Press Release reflect RenaissanceRe’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements, including the following: the frequency and severity of catastrophic and other events that the Company covers; the effectiveness of the Company’s claims and claim expense reserving process; risks that the TMR Stock Purchase disrupts or distracts from current plans and operations; the ability to recognize the benefits of the TMR Stock Purchase; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the TMR Stock Purchase; the Company’s ability to maintain its financial strength ratings; the effect of climate change on the Company’s business; collection on claimed retrocessional coverage, and new retrocessional reinsurance being available on acceptable terms and providing the coverage that we intended to obtain; the effects of U.S. tax reform legislation and possible future tax reform legislation and regulations, including changes to the tax treatment of the Company’s shareholders or investors in the Company’s joint ventures or other entities the Company manages; the effect of emerging claims and coverage issues; soft reinsurance underwriting market conditions; the Company’s reliance on a small and decreasing number of reinsurance brokers and other distribution services for the preponderance of its revenue; the Company’s exposure to credit loss from counterparties in the normal course of business; the effect of continued challenging economic conditions throughout the world; a contention by the Internal Revenue Service that Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd., or any of the Company’s other Bermuda subsidiaries, is subject to taxation in the U.S.; the success of any of the Company’s strategic investments or acquisitions, including the Company’s ability to manage its operations as its product and geographical diversity increases; the Company’s ability to retain key senior officers and to attract or retain the executives and employees necessary to manage its business; the performance of the Company’s investment portfolio; losses that the Company could face from terrorism, political unrest or war; the effect of cybersecurity risks, including technology breaches or failure on the Company’s business; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its business strategies and initiatives; the Company’s ability to determine the impairments taken on investments; the effects of inflation; the ability of the Company’s ceding companies and delegated authority counterparties to accurately assess the risks they underwrite; the effect of operational risks, including system or human failures; the Company’s ability to effectively manage capital on behalf of investors in joint ventures or other entities it manages; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the Company’s ability to raise capital if necessary; the Company’s ability to comply with covenants in its debt agreements; changes to the regulatory systems under which the Company operates, including as a result of increased global regulation of the insurance and reinsurance industries; changes in Bermuda laws and regulations and the political environment in Bermuda; the Company’s dependence on the ability of its operating subsidiaries to declare and pay dividends; aspects of the Company’s corporate structure that may discourage third-party takeovers or other transactions; the cyclical nature of the reinsurance and insurance industries; adverse legislative developments that reduce the size of the private markets the Company serves or impede their future growth; consolidation of competitors, customers and insurance and reinsurance brokers; the effect on the Company’s business of the highly competitive nature of its industry, including the effect of new entrants to, competing products for and consolidation in the (re)insurance industry; other political, regulatory or industry initiatives adversely impacting the Company; the Company’s ability to comply with applicable sanctions and foreign corrupt practices laws; increasing barriers to free trade and the free flow of capital; international restrictions on the writing of reinsurance by foreign companies and government intervention in the natural catastrophe market; the effect of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or European Union (“EU”) measures to increase the Company’s taxes and reporting requirements; the effect of the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU; changes in regulatory regimes and accounting rules that may impact financial results irrespective of business operations; the Company’s need to make many estimates and judgments in the preparation of its financial statements; and other factors affecting future results disclosed in RenaissanceRe’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

  RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Summary Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages) (Unaudited)   Three months ended March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 Revenues Gross premiums written $ 1,564,295   $ 1,159,652   Net premiums written $ 929,031 $ 663,044 Increase in unearned premiums (379,003 ) (222,762 ) Net premiums earned 550,028 440,282 Net investment income 81,462 56,476 Net foreign exchange (losses) gains (2,846 ) 3,757 Equity in earnings of other ventures 4,661 857 Other income (loss) 3,171 (1,242 ) Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 170,645   (82,144 ) Total revenues 807,121   417,986   Expenses Net claims and claim expenses incurred 227,035 171,703 Acquisition expenses 123,951 97,711 Operational expenses 44,933 41,272 Corporate expenses 38,789 6,733 Interest expense 11,754   11,767   Total expenses 446,462   329,186   Income before taxes 360,659 88,800 Income tax (expense) benefit (7,531 ) 3,407   Net income 353,128 92,207 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (70,222 ) (29,899 ) Net income attributable to RenaissanceRe 282,906 62,308 Dividends on preference shares (9,189 ) (5,595 ) Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 273,717   $ 56,713     Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic $ 6.43 $ 1.42 Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 6.43 $ 1.42 Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (1) $ 3.60 $ 3.07   Average shares outstanding - basic 42,065 39,552 Average shares outstanding - diluted 42,091 39,599   Net claims and claim expense ratio 41.3 % 39.0 % Underwriting expense ratio 30.7 % 31.6 % Combined ratio 72.0 % 70.6 %   Return on average common equity - annualized 23.5 % 5.7 % Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1) 13.3 % 12.2 % (1)   See Comments on Regulation G for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.     RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts)     March 31, 2019 December 31, 2018 Assets (Unaudited) (Audited) Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value $ 9,473,160 $ 8,088,870 Short term investments, at fair value 4,012,815 2,586,520 Equity investments trading, at fair value 389,937 310,252 Other investments, at fair value 878,373 784,933 Investments in other ventures, under equity method 98,563   115,172   Total investments 14,852,848 11,885,747 Cash and cash equivalents 1,021,275 1,107,922 Premiums receivable 2,753,098 1,537,188 Prepaid reinsurance premiums 1,086,027 616,185 Reinsurance recoverable 2,908,343 2,372,221 Accrued investment income 64,615 51,311 Deferred acquisition costs and value of business acquired 841,528 476,661 Receivable for investments sold 411,172 256,416 Other assets 353,543 135,127 Goodwill and other intangibles 267,151   237,418   Total assets $ 24,559,600   $ 18,676,196   Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity Liabilities Reserve for claims and claim expenses $ 8,391,484 $ 6,076,271 Unearned premiums 3,188,678 1,716,021 Debt 1,191,499 991,127 Reinsurance balances payable 3,009,492 1,902,056 Payable for investments purchased 679,596 380,332 Other liabilities 435,418   513,609   Total liabilities 16,896,167   11,579,416   Redeemable noncontrolling interest 2,109,400 2,051,700 Shareholders’ Equity Preference shares 650,000 650,000 Common shares 44,159 42,207 Additional paid-in capital 543,889 296,099 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,470 ) (1,433 ) Retained earnings 4,317,455   4,058,207   Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe 5,554,033   5,045,080   Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity $ 24,559,600   $ 18,676,196     Book value per common share $ 111.05   $ 104.13       RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information (in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages) (Unaudited)   Three months ended March 31, 2019 Property  

Casualty and Specialty

  Other   Total Gross premiums written $ 1,032,384   $ 531,911   $ —   $ 1,564,295   Net premiums written $ 564,230   $ 364,801   $ —   $ 929,031   Net premiums earned $ 290,745 $ 259,283 $ — $ 550,028 Net claims and claim expenses incurred 56,083 170,933 19 227,035 Acquisition expenses 53,739 70,212 — 123,951 Operational expenses 28,544   16,389   —   44,933   Underwriting income (loss) $ 152,379   $ 1,749   $ (19 ) 154,109 Net investment income 81,462 81,462 Net foreign exchange losses (2,846 ) (2,846 ) Equity in earnings of other ventures 4,661 4,661 Other income 3,171 3,171 Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 170,645 170,645 Corporate expenses (38,789 ) (38,789 ) Interest expense (11,754 ) (11,754 ) Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests 360,659 Income tax expense (7,531 ) (7,531 ) Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (70,222 ) (70,222 ) Dividends on preference shares (9,189 ) (9,189 ) Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 273,717     Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 54,206 $ 177,135 $ — $ 231,341 Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years 1,877   (6,202 ) 19   (4,306 ) Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 56,083   $ 170,933   $ 19   $ 227,035     Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 18.6 % 68.3 % 42.1 % Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years 0.7 % (2.4 )% (0.8 )% Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 19.3 % 65.9 % 41.3 % Underwriting expense ratio 28.3 % 33.4 % 30.7 % Combined ratio 47.6 % 99.3 % 72.0 %   Three months ended March 31, 2018 Property

Casualty and Specialty

Other Total Gross premiums written $ 706,968   $ 452,684   $ —   $ 1,159,652   Net premiums written $ 354,077   $ 308,967   $ —   $ 663,044   Net premiums earned $ 225,049 $ 215,233 $ — $ 440,282 Net claims and claim expenses incurred 30,607 141,078 18 171,703 Acquisition expenses 40,721 56,990 — 97,711 Operational expenses 26,546   14,593   133   41,272   Underwriting income (loss) $ 127,175   $ 2,572   $ (151 ) 129,596 Net investment income 56,476 56,476 Net foreign exchange gains 3,757 3,757 Equity in earnings of other ventures 857 857 Other loss (1,242 ) (1,242 ) Net realized and unrealized losses on investments (82,144 ) (82,144 ) Corporate expenses (6,733 ) (6,733 ) Interest expense (11,767 ) (11,767 ) Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests 88,800 Income tax benefit 3,407 3,407 Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (29,899 ) (29,899 ) Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (5,595 ) Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 56,713     Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 58,169 $ 144,869 $ — $ 203,038 Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (27,562 ) (3,791 ) 18   (31,335 ) Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 30,607   $ 141,078   $ 18   $ 171,703     Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 25.8 % 67.3 % 46.1 % Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (12.2 )% (1.8 )% (7.1 )% Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 13.6 % 65.5 % 39.0 % Underwriting expense ratio 29.9 % 33.3 % 31.6 % Combined ratio 43.5 % 98.8 % 70.6 %     RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written (in thousands of United States Dollars) (Unaudited)     Three months ended March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018

Property Segment

Catastrophe $ 845,213 $ 590,337 Other property 187,171   116,631 Property segment gross premiums written $ 1,032,384   $ 706,968  

Casualty and Specialty Segment

General casualty (1) $ 153,334 $ 126,626 Professional liability (2) 149,377 157,113 Financial lines (3) 127,356 93,267 Other (4) 101,844   75,678 Casualty and Specialty segment gross premiums written $ 531,911   $ 452,684 (1)   Includes automobile liability, casualty clash, employer’s liability, umbrella or excess casualty, workers’ compensation and general liability (2) Includes directors and officers, medical malpractice, and professional indemnity. (3) Includes financial guaranty, mortgage guaranty, political risk, surety and trade credit. (4) Includes accident and health, agriculture, aviation, cyber, energy, marine, satellite and terrorism. Lines of business such as regional multi-line and whole account may have characteristics of various other classes of business, and are allocated accordingly.     RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Supplemental Financial Data - Total Investment Result (in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages) (Unaudited)     Three months ended March 31, 2019 March 31, 2018 Fixed maturity investments $ 61,483 $ 45,643 Short term investments 11,844 5,304 Equity investments trading 1,027 698 Other investments Private equity investments 2,454 (434 ) Other 7,245 8,023 Cash and cash equivalents 1,517   565   85,570 59,799 Investment expenses (4,108 ) (3,323 ) Net investment income 81,462   56,476     Gross realized gains 24,373 4,583 Gross realized losses (22,943 ) (25,853 ) Net realized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments 1,430 (21,270 ) Net unrealized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments trading 103,922 (55,372 ) Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments-related derivatives 13,796 (4,364 ) Net realized (losses) gains on equity investments trading (1,161 ) 234 Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments trading 52,658   (1,372 ) Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 170,645   (82,144 ) Total investment result $ 252,107   $ (25,668 )   Total investment return - annualized (1) 8.0 % (1.0 )% (1)   Total investment return for the three months ended March 31, 2019 does not include the investment results related to the invested assets of the TMR Group Entities, which were acquired on March 22, 2019.  

Comments on Regulation G

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this Press Release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G. The Company has provided these financial measures in previous investor communications and the Company’s management believes that these measures are important to investors and other interested persons, and that investors and such other persons benefit from having a consistent basis for comparison between quarters and for comparison with other companies within the industry. These measures may not, however, be comparable to similarly titled measures used by companies outside of the insurance industry. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP measures in assessing the Company’s overall financial performance.

The Company uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as a measure to evaluate the underlying fundamentals of its operations and believes it to be a useful measure of its corporate performance. “Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as used herein differs from “net income (loss) available (attributable) to RenaissanceRe common shareholders,” which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, by the exclusion of net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders, transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re and the income tax expense or benefit associated with net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders. The Company’s management believes that “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” is useful to investors because it more accurately measures and predicts the Company’s results of operations by removing the variability arising from: fluctuations in the Company’s fixed maturity investment portfolio, equity investments trading and investments-related derivatives and the associated income tax expense or benefit of those fluctuations; and certain transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re. The Company also uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” to calculate “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted” and “operating return on average common equity - annualized”. The following is a reconciliation of: 1) net income (loss) available (attributable) to RenaissanceRe common shareholders to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders; 2) net income (loss) available (attributable) to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted; and 3) return on average common equity - annualized to operating return on average common equity - annualized:

  Three months ended (in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages) March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 273,717 $ 56,713 Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1) (153,164 ) 69,028 Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2) 25,520 — Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3) 8,287   (3,648 ) Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 154,360   $ 122,093     Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 6.43 $ 1.42 Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1) (3.64 ) 1.74 Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2) 0.61 — Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3) 0.20   (0.09 ) Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 3.60   $ 3.07     Return on average common equity - annualized 23.5 % 5.7 % Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1) (13.2 )% 6.9 % Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2) 2.2 % — % Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3) 0.8 % (0.4 )% Operating return on average common equity - annualized 13.3 % 12.2 % (1)   Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders represents: net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments as set forth in the Company's consolidated statement of operations less net realized and unrealized gains (losses) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests, which is included in net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the Company's consolidated statement of operations. Comparative information for all prior periods has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation. (2)

Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re for the three months ended March 31, 2019 represents $25.5 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition, comprised of $12.9 million of transaction-related costs, $5.9 million of integration-related costs, and $6.7 million of compensation-related costs. Comparative information for all prior periods has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation.

(3) Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) represents the income tax expense (benefit) associated with the adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders. The income tax impact is estimated by applying the statutory rates of applicable jurisdictions, after consideration of other relevant factors.  

The Company has included in this Press Release “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends”. “Tangible book value per common share” is defined as book value per common share excluding goodwill and intangible assets per share. “Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends” is defined as book value per common share excluding goodwill and intangible assets per share, plus accumulated dividends. The Company’s management believes “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends” are useful to investors because they provide a more accurate measure of the realizable value of shareholder returns, excluding the impact of goodwill and intangible assets. The following is a reconciliation of book value per common share to tangible book value per common share and tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends:

  At March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018   September 30, 2018   June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018 Book value per common share $ 111.05 $ 104.13 $ 105.21 $ 104.56 $ 100.29 Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1) (2) (6.66 ) (6.28 ) (6.63 ) (6.69 ) (6.66 ) Tangible book value per common share 104.39 97.85 98.58 97.87 93.63 Adjustment for accumulated dividends 19.66   19.32   18.99   18.66   18.33   Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends $ 124.05   $ 117.17   $ 117.57   $ 116.53   $ 111.96     Quarterly change in book value per common share 6.6 % (1.0 )% 0.6 % 4.3 % 0.6 % Quarterly change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 7.0 % (0.4 )% 1.1 % 4.9 % 0.8 % Year to date change in book value per common share 6.6 % 4.4 % 5.5 % 4.9 % 0.6 % Year to date change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 7.0 % 6.4 % 6.8 % 5.7 % 0.8 % (1)   At March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, goodwill and other intangibles included $27.0 million, $27.7 million, $28.4 million, $29.1 million and $26.3 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method. (2) At March 31, 2019, goodwill and other intangibles included $18.0 million of identifiable intangible assets and $13.1 million of goodwill, respectively, recognized by the Company in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities on March 22, 2019.

INVESTOR CONTACT:Keith McCueSenior Vice President, Finance & Investor RelationsRenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(441) 239-4830MEDIA CONTACT:Keil GuntherVice President, Marketing & CommunicationsRenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(441) 239-4932orKekst CNCDawn Dover(212) 521-4800

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