Third Point Re Announces Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Results and Board of Director Updates

2020 / 08 / 06
Net income of $124.0 million, or $1.33 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2020
Return on beginning shareholders' equity of 10.1% for the second quarter of 2020
Combined ratio of 98.3% for the second quarter of 2020

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. ("Third Point Re" or the "Company") (NYSE:TPRE) today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Earnings Summary

Third Point Re reported net income available to common shareholders of $124.0 million, or $1.33 per diluted common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $53.1 million, or $0.57 per diluted common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, Third Point Re reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $59.6 million, or $0.65 per diluted common share, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $186.0 million, or $2.00 per diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

"We were very pleased with our second quarter results with a return on equity for the quarter of 10.1%. Our combined ratio for the second quarter was 98.3%, of which 7.0 percentage points, or $9.9 million, was attributable to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Our diluted book value per share at the end of the quarter was $14.37," commented Dan Malloy, Chief Executive Officer. "Our investment portfolio had a significant bounce back in the second quarter with a 5.8% return on the consolidated investment portfolio with significant contributions from our investment in the Third Point Enhanced Fund as well as from our opportunistic credit investments that we made at the end of the first quarter. Our shift in business mix into higher margin property and specialty lines is benefiting from improving market conditions and with historically low interest rates, we expect  to benefit from our differentiated investment strategy. Our capital position remains strong and we are well positioned to continue to deliver increasing shareholder value from both underwriting and investments."

Board of Director Updates

Third Point Re today announced that Siddhartha (Sid) Sankaran, a current director, has been elected as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Joshua L. Targoff, the former Chairman, will remain on the Board. In addition, the Company announced the appointment of Mehdi A. Mahmud as a member of its Board. Mr. Mahmud, 47 years old, currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of First Eagle Investment Management LLC, a subsidiary of First Eagle Holdings Inc., and brings extensive investment expertise to the Board.

Additional Information on Financial Results

The following table shows certain key financial metrics for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


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

Gross premiums written

$

157.6



$

82.6



$

361.7



$

402.2


Net premiums earned

$

140.8



$

145.5



$

287.1



$

298.5


Net underwriting income (loss) (1)

$

2.4



$

(1.7)



$

6.8



$

(7.4)


Combined ratio (1)

98.3

%


101.1

%


97.6

%


102.5

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

5.8

%


2.9

%


(1.9)

%


10.3

%

Net investment income (loss)

$

137.2



$

69.1



$

(47.8)



$

224.1


Net income (loss) available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

124.0



$

53.1



$

(59.6)



$

186.0


Diluted earnings (loss) per share available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

1.33



$

0.57



$

(0.65)



$

2.00


Change in diluted book value per share (2)

10.1

%


4.4

%


(4.5)

%


14.6

%

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

10.1

%


4.0

%


(4.2)

%


15.4

%

Net investments managed by Third Point LLC (3)

$

2,536.4



$

2,590.1



$

2,536.4



$

2,590.1




(1)

See the accompanying Segment Reporting for a calculation of net underwriting income (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.

(3)

Prior year comparatives represent amounts as of December 31, 2019.

Property and Casualty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written

Gross premiums written increased by $75.0 million, or 90.8%, to $157.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 from $82.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase in gross premiums written was primarily due to new contracts bound in the current year period, including new property catastrophe and specialty contracts in line with our changing underwriting strategy.

Gross premiums written decreased by $40.5 million, or 10.1%, to $361.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 from $402.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 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 part of our shift in underwriting strategy. This decrease was partially offset by new contracts bound in the current year period.

Net underwriting results

The improvement in the net underwriting results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 was primarily due to this shift in business mix, but was partially offset in the quarter and year to date period from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized net losses of $9.9 million and $19.4 million, respectively, net of additional premiums, or 7.0 and 6.8 percentage points, respectively, on the combined ratio,  relating to COVID-19.  These losses were driven primarily by contingency exposures (event cancellation) as well as certain casualty and multi-line quota share contracts.

There are significant uncertainties surrounding the ultimate amount of claims and scope of damage resulting from this pandemic. Our estimate is based on currently available information derived from information provided by cedents. These estimates include losses only related to our estimate of claims incurred as of June 30, 2020.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded improvement in the net underwriting results of $0.2 million and $2.5 million, respectively, related to favorable development of prior years' loss reserves net of the related impact of acquisition costs.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, we recorded a net $0.1 million and $0.5 million improvement in the net underwriting results, respectively, related to 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 June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:


June 30,
2020


December 31,
2019


($ in thousands)

TP Fund

$

758,419



$

860,630


Collateral and other investment assets (1)

1,777,977



1,729,497


Total net investments managed by Third Point LLC

$

2,536,396



$

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 as well as interest rate hedges in the form of short positions on U.S. Treasuries.

The following is a summary of the net investment return for our total net investments managed by Third Point LLC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019

TP Fund

14.9

%


5.8

%


(11.9)

%


17.7

%

Collateral and other investments

2.2

%


0.2

%


3.2

%


1.1

%

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

5.8

%


2.9

%


(1.9)

%


10.3

%



(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 (loss) for our total net investments managed by Third Point LLC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


($ in thousands)

TP Fund

$

98,604



$

66,357



$

(102,211)



$

213,348


Collateral and other investments (1)

38,636



2,429



54,058



10,163


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

$

137,240



$

68,786



$

(48,153)



$

223,511




(1)

Includes foreign exchange losses of $0.6 million and $10.9 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively (2019 - $3.8 million and $0.7 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 losses from the revaluation of foreign currency reinsurance collateral held in trust accounts are offset by corresponding foreign exchange gains 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 six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:


Three months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


Long


Short


Net


Long


Short


Net

Equity

6.1

%


(4.0)

%


2.1

%


3.2

%


(1.2)

%


2.0

%

Credit

3.8

%


%


3.8

%


0.6

%


%


0.6

%

Other

%


(0.1)

%


(0.1)

%


0.5

%


(0.2)

%


0.3

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

9.9

%


(4.1)

%


5.8

%


4.3

%


(1.4)

%


2.9

%














Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


Long


Short


Net


Long


Short


Net

Equity

(5.5)

%


0.8

%


(4.7)

%


11.8

%


(3.5)

%


8.3

%

Credit

3.6

%


(0.1)

%


3.5

%


1.6

%


(0.3)

%


1.3

%

Other

(0.5)

%


(0.2)

%


(0.7)

%


1.0

%


(0.3)

%


0.7

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

(2.4)

%


0.5

%


(1.9)

%


14.4

%


(4.1)

%


10.3

%













For the three months ended June 30, 2020, the portfolio generated positive results across asset classes with long credit investments driving the majority of gains for the quarter. The credit strategy performed well with strength in the corporate credit portfolio leading positive performance as the portfolio benefited from tightening spreads within the investment grade credit market. Investments in ABS also produced profits. Within equities, most sectors contributed to positive results on the long side while short equity investments and hedges modestly offset overall gains for the strategy. The other strategy, which includes ventures and macroeconomic investments, was net flat during the quarter.   

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, losses from the equity portfolio drove the majority of the net negative performance.  Long equity investments in the industrials, consumer discretionary, and financials sectors detracted. The credit strategy provided strong results as gains across both structured and corporate credit investments helped to partially offset overall fund losses for the year. The other strategy contributed modestly to net losses for the first half of the year.

Conference Call Details
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2020 results as well as its recently announced transaction with Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. ("Sirius") at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on August 7, 2020. 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. second 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 13706089. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 14, 2020.

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 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 transaction with Sirius; and other risks and factors listed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020, 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 the Company undertakes 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 the Company

The Company is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Third Point Re BDA and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. ("Third Point Re USA"), writes property and casualty reinsurance business. Third Point Re BDA and Third Point Re USA each have an "A-" (Excellent) financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company, Inc.

Contact

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

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)



(Unaudited)


(Audited)


June 30,
2020


December 31,
2019

Assets




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

$

758,419



$

860,630


Debt securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $226,694; 2019 - $129,330)

238,574



125,071


Other investments, at fair value

4,000



4,000


Total investments

1,000,993



989,701


Cash and cash equivalents

584,809



639,415


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

887,308



1,014,543


Due from brokers

169,078




Interest and dividends receivable

2,195



2,178


Reinsurance balances receivable, net

613,204



596,120


Deferred acquisition costs, net

172,288



154,717


Unearned premiums ceded

35,817



16,945


Loss and loss adjustment expenses recoverable, net

10,064



5,520


Other assets

17,807



20,555


Total assets

$

3,493,563



$

3,439,694


Liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

12,167



$

17,816


Reinsurance balances payable

94,810



81,941


Deposit liabilities

168,910



172,259


Unearned premium reserves

587,995



524,768


Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves

1,133,983



1,111,692


Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

19,597




Due to brokers

1,456




Interest and dividends payable

3,164



3,055


Senior notes payable, net of deferred costs

114,177



114,089


Total liabilities

2,136,259



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: 94,920,203; 2019 - 94,225,498)

9,492



9,423


Additional paid-in capital

930,487



927,704


Retained earnings

417,325



476,947


Shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders

1,357,304



1,414,074


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,493,563



$

3,439,694


 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)



Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019

Revenues








Gross premiums written

$

157,571



$

82,637



$

361,702



$

402,228


Gross premiums ceded

(30,487)



(1,473)



(30,222)



(2,185)


Net premiums written

127,084



81,164



331,480



400,043


Change in net unearned premium reserves

13,726



64,288



(44,355)



(101,541)


Net premiums earned

140,810



145,452



287,125



298,502


Net investment income (loss) from investment in related party investment fund

98,604



66,357



(102,211)



213,348


Other net investment income

38,607



2,774



54,395



10,736


Net investment income (loss)

137,211



69,131



(47,816)



224,084


Total revenues

278,021



214,583



239,309



522,586


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

89,106



82,334



176,892



177,402


Acquisition costs, net

43,671



58,006



92,924



115,504


General and administrative expenses

13,455



19,650



23,614



31,782


Other expenses

3,216



3,811



6,693



7,936


Interest expense

2,046



2,051



4,094



4,080


Foreign exchange gains

(797)



(4,260)



(9,014)



(1,742)


Total expenses

150,697



161,592



295,203



334,962


Income (loss) before income tax (expense) benefit

127,324



52,991



(55,894)



187,624


Income tax (expense) benefit

(3,309)



74



(3,728)



(1,644)


Net income (loss) available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

124,015



$

53,065



$

(59,622)



$

185,980


Earnings (loss) per share available to Third Point Re common shareholders








Basic earnings (loss) per share available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

1.33



$

0.58



$

(0.65)



$

2.02


Diluted earnings (loss) per share available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

1.33



$

0.57



$

(0.65)



$

2.00


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








Basic

92,593,599



91,776,870



92,392,718



91,723,636


Diluted

92,738,293



92,801,799



92,392,718



92,720,466


 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

SEGMENT REPORTING



Three months ended June 30, 2020


Three months ended June 30, 2019


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)


($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

157,571



$

157,571



$

82,637



$

82,637


Gross premiums ceded

(30,487)



(30,487)



(1,473)



(1,473)


Net premiums written

127,084



127,084



81,164



81,164


Change in net unearned premium reserves

13,726



13,726



64,288



64,288


Net premiums earned

140,810



140,810



145,452



145,452


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

89,106



89,106



82,334



82,334


Acquisition costs, net

43,671



43,671



58,006



58,006


General and administrative expenses

5,596



5,596



6,769



6,769


Total expenses

138,373



138,373



147,109



147,109


Net underwriting income (loss)

$

2,437



2,437



$

(1,657)



(1,657)


Net investment income



137,211





69,131


Corporate expenses



(7,859)





(12,881)


Other expenses



(3,216)





(3,811)


Interest expense



(2,046)





(2,051)


Foreign exchange gains



797





4,260


Income tax benefit (expense)



(3,309)





74


Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders



$

124,015





$

53,065


Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

63.3

%




56.6

%



Acquisition cost ratio

31.0

%




39.9

%



Composite ratio

94.3

%




96.5

%



General and administrative expense ratio

4.0

%




4.6

%



Combined ratio

98.3

%




101.1

%












Six months ended June 30, 2020


Six months ended June 30, 2019


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total


Property and
Casualty
Reinsurance


Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)


($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

361,702



$

361,702



$

402,228



$

402,228


Gross premiums ceded

(30,222)



(30,222)



(2,185)



(2,185)


Net premiums written

331,480



331,480



400,043



400,043


Change in net unearned premium reserves

(44,355)



(44,355)



(101,541)



(101,541)


Net premiums earned

287,125



287,125



298,502



298,502


Expenses








Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

176,892



176,892



177,402



177,402


Acquisition costs, net

92,924



92,924



115,504



115,504


General and administrative expenses

10,475



10,475



12,993



12,993


Total expenses

280,291



280,291



305,899



305,899


Net underwriting income (loss)

$

6,834



6,834



$

(7,397)



(7,397)


Net investment income (loss)



(47,816)





224,084


Corporate expenses



(13,139)





(18,789)


Other expenses



(6,693)





(7,936)


Interest expense



(4,094)





(4,080)


Foreign exchange gains



9,014





1,742


Income tax expense



(3,728)





(1,644)


Net income (loss) available to Third Point Re common shareholders



$

(59,622)





$

185,980


Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

61.6

%




59.4

%



Acquisition cost ratio

32.4

%




38.7

%



Composite ratio

94.0

%




98.1

%



General and administrative expense ratio

3.6

%




4.4

%



Combined ratio

97.6

%




102.5

%





(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.


June 30,
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

$

1,357,304



$

1,414,074


Basic and diluted book value per share denominator:




Common shares outstanding

94,920,203



94,225,498


Unvested restricted shares

(2,319,354)



(2,231,296)


Basic book value per share denominator:

92,600,849



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

1,825,128



1,654,803


Diluted book value per share denominator

94,425,977



94,047,427






Basic book value per share

$

14.66



$

15.37


Diluted book value per share

$

14.37



$

15.04




(1)

As of June 30, 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 (loss) 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. When we repurchase our common shares, we also adjust the beginning shareholders' equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders for the impact of the shares repurchased on a weighted average basis. For a period where there was a loss, this adjustment decreased the stated returns on beginning shareholders' equity and for a period where there was a gain, this adjustment increased the stated returns on beginning shareholders' equity.


Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


($ in thousands)

Net income (loss) available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

124,015



$

53,065



$

(59,622)



$

185,980


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

$

1,231,701



$

1,338,879



$

1,414,074



$

1,204,574


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

10.1

%


4.0

%


(4.2)

%


15.4

%

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.