AXIS Reports Third Quarter Income Of $28M

October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited reported net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2019 of $28 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $43 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2018.

Net income available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $292 million, or $3.46 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $199 million, or $2.37 per diluted common share, for the same period in 2018.

Commenting on the third quarter 2019 financial results, Albert Benchimol, President and CEO of AXIS Capital, said, “This was a disappointing quarter, where our performance was marred by catastrophes that impacted our industry, coupled with mid-size losses in our credit and aviation lines.

“These losses obscure positive underlying trends that reflect our progress in building an organization that will consistently deliver strong results. Specifically, even with higher mid-size loss experience, within our Insurance segment, the current year ex-cat loss ratio is down more than a point this quarter versus the prior year. In our Reinsurance segment, while the ex-cat loss ratio is higher this quarter, this same ratio is down over a point year-to-date, reflecting the continued execution of our strategy to improve risk adjusted returns.

“We remain focused on continuing our progress and are confident that these positive underlying trends can be sustained. AXIS has leading positions in the markets that are experiencing the most significant pricing improvements which, combined with our underwriting actions and investments in digital capabilities, put us on a strong pathway toward long-term profitable growth.”

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