AXIS Report Third Quarter Net Income: $43M

October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings reported net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2018 of $43 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, compared to net loss of $468 million, or $[5.61] per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2017.

Net income available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $199 million, or $2.37 per diluted common share, compared to net loss of $378 million, or $[4.47] per diluted common share, for the same period in 2017.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2018 was $81 million, or $0.96 per diluted common share1, compared to an operating loss of $446 million, or $[5.35] per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2017.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, AXIS Capital reported operating income of $310 million, or $3.69 per diluted common share, compared to operating loss of $284 million, or $[3.37] per diluted common share for the same period in 2017.

Albert Benchimol, President and CEO of AXIS Capital, said: “In the third quarter we continued to see positive momentum, as our efforts to optimize our business and invest in growing our market leadership have generated real traction.

“Our year-to-date ex-PGAAP operating ROACE of 10.2%, which includes the impact of catastrophes and weather as well as higher attritional property losses, demonstrates our ongoing progress in delivering more consistent, attractive returns for shareholders.

“We advanced our positioning and relevance in key markets requiring our specialist expertise and are seeing ongoing benefits from the further integration of Novae into our business. We also continued to drive forward the implementation of our transformation program, which is helping to improve our efficiency and position AXIS to be profitable under a wide range of market conditions.

In recent weeks, our industry has been challenged by natural catastrophes in the Southeastern United States and Asia. Our foremost thoughts are with those impacted by these storms, and our team is working closely with our clients and partners so that we can expeditiously resolve claims and help communities rebuild – this is our Company’s mission.”

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