Argo Group Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Argo Group International Holdings announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Argo reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $3.6 million or $0.11 per diluted common share, for the first quarter 2022, compared to net income attributable to common shareholders of $27.2 million or $0.78 per diluted common share for the first quarter 2021. Annualized return on average common shareholders’ equity was [0.9%] in the first quarter 2022, compared to 6.4% in the prior year first quarter.

Operating income in the first quarter 2022 was $43.4 million or $1.24 per diluted common share, compared to $15.5 million or $0.44 per diluted common share for the first quarter 2021. Annualized operating return on average common shareholders’ equity was 11.4% in the first quarter 2022, compared to 3.7% in the prior year first quarter.

“We continue to execute on our strategic priorities of improving underwriting margins, reducing volatility and managing expenses,” said Argo Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Bradley. “The success of these efforts is reflected in the results and provides a strong start to the year.

“We are pleased to report operating income of $43.4 million, and an operating return on equity of 11.4% for the first quarter 2022. The loss ratio was solid at 59%, our catastrophe losses were significantly lower than a year ago, and the expense ratio of 36% improved nearly two percentage points from the prior year first quarter.

“Looking forward, we are pleased with the opportunities for growth across our ongoing businesses and remain confident in achieving our 2022 financial objectives.”

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