PartnerRe Reports Q4 & Full Year 2016 Results

February 22, 2017

Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. reported a net loss attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders of $191 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to a net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $162 million.

Operating earnings was $125 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to operating earnings of $184 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Net income attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders includes net realized and unrealized losses on investments of $388 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which were largely driven by significant increases in treasury yields, partially offset by narrowing of credit spreads.

This compares to a $24 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily driven by increases in U.S. risk-free interest rates, partially offset by the narrowing credit spreads and increases in worldwide equity markets.

Net income attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders for the full year 2016 was $387 million compared to $48 million in 2015 primarily due to net realized and unrealized gains on investments in 2016 of $26 million compared to losses of $297 million in 2015.

Operating earnings for the full year 2016 were $289 million, compared to operating earnings of $658 million for 2015 primarily due to a lower Non-life technical result, higher transaction and severance costs and loss on redemption of senior notes. The lower Non-life technical result was primarily driven by lower favorable prior year loss development, higher mid-sized loss activity and increased losses from catastrophes.

Commenting on results, PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Clarke said, “We delivered good operating results in the fourth quarter with an annualized adjusted Operating ROE of 9.8%.

“The Non-life combined ratio of 89.6%, notwithstanding losses related to Hurricane Matthew, highlights our underwriting discipline while favorable prior year development continues to remain strong. In the current market conditions, we are undertaking the right underwriting actions to better serve our core clients while preserving our long-term capital strength.”

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