Essent Announces Third Quarter 2023 Results

November 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Essent Group Ltd. reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 of $178.0 million or $1.66 per diluted share, compared to $178.1 million or $1.66 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Essent also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 11, 2023, to shareholders of record on December 1, 2023.

“We are pleased with our third quarter 2023 financial results, as we continue to generate high quality earnings and robust returns,” said Mark A. Casale, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The credit quality of our portfolio remains strong. Higher interest rates have translated to higher portfolio persistency and increased investment income, supporting our revenues and growth in book value per share.”

Financial Highlights:

  • New insurance written for the third quarter of 2023 was $12.5 billion, compared to $13.5 billion in the second quarter of 2023 and $17.1 billion in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Insurance in force as of September 30, 2023 was $238.7 billion, compared to $235.6 billion as of June 30, 2023 and $222.5 billion as of September 30, 2022.
  • Net investment income for the third quarter of 2023 was $47.1 million, up 44% from the third quarter of 2022. For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, net investment income was $135.6 million, up 57% from the comparable period in 2022.
  • On July 1, 2023, Essent Group Ltd. completed its previously announced acquisition of Agents National Title Holding Company and Boston National Holdings LLC for $92.6 million.
  • On August 8, 2023, Essent closed its 9th insurance-linked note transaction, Radnor Re 2023-1, which provides $281.5 million of collateralized reinsurance coverage for NIW from August 2022 through June 2023.
  • In October 2023, the Board approved a share repurchase plan that authorizes the Company to repurchase $250 million of common shares in the open market between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2025.

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