Form 8-K Heritage Insurance Holdi For: Oct 31

October 31, 2019 5:28 PM

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 31, 2019

 

 

HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36462   45-5338504

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

2600 McCormick Drive, Suite 300

Clearwater, Florida

  33759
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (727) 362-7202

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   HRTG   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.

On October 31, 2019, Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. issued a press release announcing financial results for its fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information furnished under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

No.

  

Exhibit

99.1    Press Release dated October 31, 2019.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: October 31, 2019     By:   /s/ Bruce Lucas
     

Bruce Lucas

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

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Exhibit 99.1

Heritage Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Clearwater, FL – October 31, 2019: Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) (“Heritage” or the “Company”), a property and casualty insurance holding company, today reported third quarter 2019 financial results.

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

 

   

Net income for the quarter was $8.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

 

   

Book value per share increased 6.5% (8.8% compound annual growth rate) from year-end 2018 and 2.5% (10.5% compound annual growth rate) from June 30, 2019 to $15.37 at September 30, 2019.

 

   

Gross premiums written were $237.3 million, up 1.6% year-over-year, including 7.9% growth outside Florida that was partly offset by a 4.8% exposure management driven decline in Florida, marking a return to positive organic growth for the consolidated entity.

 

   

Favorable prior year reserve development of $0.4 million, representing fifth consecutive quarter of favorable prior year reserve development.

 

   

Net current accident quarter weather losses of $18.7 million, including $6.7 million of net current accident quarter catastrophe losses. In the prior year quarter, net current accident quarter weather and catastrophe losses were $23.6 million and $17.3 million, respectively.

 

   

Repurchased 316,383 shares for $4.5 million at a 6% discount to third quarter 2019 book value per share, resulting in total capital returned to shareholders of $6.3 million, including $0.06 per share regular quarterly dividend.

 

   

Percentage of litigated non-hurricane claims in Tri-County, Florida reached a new record low for the 12th consecutive quarter.

Bruce Lucas, the Company’s Chairman and CEO, said, “We returned to positive organic growth in the third quarter, driven by solid new business, strong retention and a deceleration in our Florida de-risking efforts. Our business fundamentals have improved significantly and the steps we’ve taken to position the company for long-term success are paying off. We’re better diversified than we’ve been at any point in our history – less than 7% of our total insured value (TIV) stems from Florida’s Tri-County and the percentage of our southeast claims in litigation is down by 23 points since year-end 2017. Balance sheet metrics have similarly improved, with a 10.1-point* year-over-year reduction in our debt-to-capital ratio and five consecutive quarters of favorable prior year reserve development. Our multi-state footprint continues to expand with the addition of Virginia and new product offerings in Hawaii.”

 

*

Debt-to-capital calculated as debt principal divided by the sum of debt principal and stockholders’ equity.


Results of Operations

The following table summarizes our unaudited results of operations for the three & nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (amounts in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,      Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2019     2018     Change            2019     2018     Change        

Total revenues

   $ 131,699     $ 125,295       5       %      $ 372,803     $ 355,293       5       %  

Net Income

   $ 8,133     $ 5,989       36       %      $ 15,818     $ 23,227       (32     %  

Per Share

   $ 0.28     $ 0.23       21       %      $ 0.54     $ 0.88       (39     %  

Book value per share

   $ 15.37     $ 15.16       1       %      $ 15.37     $ 15.16       1       %  

Return on equity**

     7.4     6.2     1       pts        4.8     8.0     (3     pts  

Underwriting summary

                 

Gross premiums written

   $ 237,303     $ 233,613       2       %      $ 702,491     $ 701,643       0       %  

Gross premiums earned

   $ 231,617     $ 234,164       (1     %      $ 690,165     $ 692,298       (0     %  

Ceded premiums

   $ (107,755   $ (115,926     (7     %      $ (342,529   $ (356,748     (4     %  

Net premiums earned

   $ 123,862     $ 118,238       5       %      $ 347,636     $ 335,550       4       %  

Ceded premium ratio

     46.5     49.5     (3     pts        49.6     51.5     (2     pts  

Ratios to Net Premiums Earned:

                 

Loss ratio

     56.6     49.6     7       pts        59.4     53.0     6       pts  

Expense ratio

     38.9     44.3     (5     pts        39.8     38.8     1       pts  

Combined ratio

     95.5     93.9     2       pts        99.2     91.8     7       pts  

 

**

Return on equity represents annualized net income for the period divided by average stockholders’ equity during the period.

Ratios

Ceded premium ratio represents ceded premiums earned as a percentage of gross premiums earned.

Net loss ratio represents net losses and loss adjustment expenses (LAE) as a percentage of net premiums earned.

Net expense ratio represents policy acquisition costs (PAC) and general and administrative expenses (G&A) as a percentage of net premiums earned. Ceding commission income is reported as a reduction of policy acquisition costs and G&A expenses.

Net combined ratio represents the sum of net losses and LAE, PAC and G&A expenses as a percentage of net premiums earned. The net combined ratio is a key measure of underwriting performance traditionally used in the property and casualty insurance industry. A net combined ratio under 100% generally reflects profitable underwriting results.


Quarterly Financial Results

Third quarter 2019 net income was $8.1 million compared to $6.0 million in the prior year quarter. The increase primarily reflects higher net premiums earned, a lower net expense ratio and lower interest expense, partly offset by a higher net loss ratio.

Gross premiums written were $237.3 million in third quarter 2019, up 1.6% from $233.6 million in the prior year quarter. The increase reflects 7.9% growth outside Florida, partly offset by a 4.8% exposure management driven decline in Florida, particularly in the state’s Tri-County region. The Florida decline reflects a deceleration from second quarter 2019’s 11.9% decrease.

Premiums-in-force were $926.8 million, up 0.5% from second quarter 2019, with the increase stemming from 2.1% growth outside Florida, partly offset by a 1.0% decline in Florida. The Florida decline reflects a deceleration from 2Q19’s 3.4% decline from first quarter 2019.

Gross premiums earned were $231.6 million in third quarter 2019, down 1.1% from $234.2 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease primarily reflects organic gross premiums written declines in second quarter 2019 and the third and fourth quarters of 2018, partly offset by positive organic gross premiums written growth in the first and third quarters of 2019.

The ceded premium ratio was 46.5% in third quarter 2019, down 3.0 points from 49.5% in the prior year quarter. The decrease is primarily attributable to reinsurance synergies associated with the renewal of remaining legacy NBIC reinsurance coverage on a consolidated basis and elimination of NBIC’s 8.0% gross quota share reinsurance program as of June 1, 2019, partly offset by additional catastrophe excess-of-loss reinsurance coverage and an increase in NBIC’s net quota share reinsurance program from 49.5% to 52.0% as of December 31, 2018.

The net loss ratio was 56.6% in third quarter 2019, up 7.0 points from 49.6% in the prior year quarter. The increase primarily relates to lower cost savings from vertically integrated operations, higher current accident year non-catastrophe weather losses and less favorable prior year reserve development, partly offset by lower current accident year catastrophe losses and the beneficial ceded premium ratio impact of NBIC-related reinsurance synergies.

The net expense ratio was 38.9% in third quarter 2019, down 5.4 points from 44.3% in the prior year quarter. The decrease primarily stems from non-core business acquisition related expenses in the prior year quarter and the beneficial ceded premium ratio impact of NBIC-related reinsurance synergies in the current year quarter.

The net combined ratio was 95.5% in third quarter 2019, up 1.6 points from 93.9% in the prior year quarter. The increase stems from a higher net loss ratio, partly offset by a lower net expense ratio, as described above.

Book Value Analysis

Book value per share increased 6.5% (8.8% compound annual growth rate) from year-end 2018 and 2.5% (10.5% compound annual growth rate) from June 30, 2019 to $15.37 at September 30, 2019.

 

     As Of  
Book Value Per Share    September 30, 2019      June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Numerator:

        

Common stockholders’ equity

   $ 445,230      $ 438,850      $ 425,333  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Denominator:

        

Total Shares Outstanding

     28,963,841        29,274,577        29,477,756  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Book Value Per Common Share

   $ 15.37      $ 14.99      $ 14.43  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Conference Call Details:

Friday, November 1, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. EDT

Participant Dial-in Numbers Toll Free: 1-888-346-3095

Participant International Dial In: 1-412-902-4258

Canada Toll Free: 1-855-669-9657

Webcast:

To listen to the live webcast, please go to http://investors.heritagepci.com/. This webcast will be archived and accessible on the Company’s website.


HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

     September 30, 2019     December 31, 2018  
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Fixed maturities, available-for-sale, at fair value

   $ 616,084     $ 509,649  

Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) stock, at cost

     1,618       1,422  

Equity securities, at fair value

     —         15,034  

Other investments

     27,372       2,488  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments

     645,074       528,593  

Cash and cash equivalents

     229,996       250,117  

Restricted cash

     13,789       12,253  

Accrued investment income

     4,665       4,468  

Premiums receivable, net

     58,115       57,000  

Reinsurance recoverable on paid and unpaid claims

     274,116       317,930  

Prepaid reinsurance premiums

     270,645       233,071  

Income taxes receivable

     10,611       35,586  

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net

     75,613       73,055  

Property and equipment, net

     20,873       17,998  

Intangibles, net

     70,569       76,850  

Goodwill

     152,459       152,459  

Other assets

     16,354       9,333  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 1,842,879     $ 1,768,713  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

   $ 417,586     $ 432,359  

Unearned premiums

     484,849       472,357  

Reinsurance payable

     254,152       166,975  

Long-term debt, net

     130,849       148,794  

Deferred income tax, net

     14,278       7,705  

Advance premiums

     21,244       20,000  

Accrued compensation

     8,263       9,226  

Accounts payable and other liabilities

     66,428       85,964  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

   $ 1,397,649     $ 1,343,380  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ Equity:

    

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 29,534,375 shares issued and 28,963,841 shares outstanding at September 30, 2019; 30,083,559 shares issued and 29,477,756 shares outstanding at December 31, 2018

     3       3  

Additional paid-in capital

     331,558       325,292  

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     8,550       (6,527

Treasury stock, at cost, 8,036,560 and 7,214,797 shares, respectively

     (101,078     (89,185

Retained earnings

     206,197       195,750  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Stockholders’ Equity

     445,230       425,333  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

   $ 1,842,879     $ 1,768,713  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 


HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Income

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
    For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2019     2018     2019     2018  

REVENUES:

        

Gross premiums written

   $ 237,303     $ 233,613     $ 702,491     $ 701,643  

Change in gross unearned premiums

     (5,686     551       (12,326     (9,345
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross premiums earned

     231,617       234,164       690,165       692,298  

Ceded premiums

     (107,755     (115,926     (342,529     (356,748
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net premiums earned

     123,862       118,238       347,636       335,550  

Net investment income

     3,655       3,847       11,157       9,704  

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

     805       (123     3,132       (1,234

Other revenue

     3,377       3,333       10,878       11,273  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     131,699       125,295       372,803       355,293  

EXPENSES:

        

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

     70,052       58,695       206,490       177,775  

Policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commission income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 of $11.3 million and $36.8 million, respectively

     26,686       26,569       79,793       58,167  

General and administrative expenses, net of ceding commission income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 of $3.7 million and $12 million, respectively

     21,477       25,815       58,465       72,167  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

     118,215       111,079       344,748       308,109  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     13,484       14,216       28,055       47,184  

Interest expense, net

     2,401       5,225       6,502       15,431  

Other non-operating (income)/loss, net

       —         —         48       (542
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     11,083       8,991       21,505       32,295  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

     2,950       3,002       5,687       9,068  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 8,133     $ 5,989     $ 15,818     $ 23,227  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

        

Change in net unrealized gains (losses) on investments

     4,429       (2,895     19,533       (9,918

Reclassification adjustment for net realized investment losses

     (103     (5     291       307  

Income tax (expense) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income

     (1,035     1,665       (4,747     3,249  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

   $ 11,424     $ 4,754     $ 30,895     $ 16,865  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

        

Basic

     29,109,962       25,631,871       29,329,742       25,663,415  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     29,168,392       26,046,938       29,352,756       26,340,759  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share

        

Basic

   $ 0.28     $ 0.23     $ 0.54     $ 0.91  

Diluted

   $ 0.28     $ 0.23     $ 0.54     $ 0.88  


About Heritage

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a super-regional property and casualty insurance holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries and a large network of experienced agents, the Company writes over $900 million of gross personal and commercial residential premium across its multi-state footprint.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release and related presentation that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those discussed herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “would,” “estimate,” “or “continue” or the other negative variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. This release includes forward-looking statements relating to (i) expectations related to positive financial effects in the third quarter of 2019 as well as long-term profitability, (ii) our expectations and strategy related to declining in business in tri-county Florida, (iii) anticipated continued improvement in our loss trends, (iv) (expected positive impact of geographic diversification and strategic partnerships, (v) expectations related to our capital management strategy, including anticipated share repurchases and (vi) anticipated reductions in ceded premiums in the third quarter of 2019 and the related full-quarter effects of such reductions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ from those expressed or implied herein include, without limitation: our ability to comply with our obligations under the new credit facilities, including the financial and other covenants contained therein, the success of the Company’s marketing initiatives; inflation and other changes in economic conditions (including changes in interest rates and financial markets); the impact of new federal and state regulations that affect the property and casualty insurance market; the costs of reinsurance and the collectability of reinsurance; assessments charged by various governmental agencies; pricing competition and other initiatives by competitors; our ability to grow our business outside of Florida; our ability to obtain regulatory approval for requested rate changes and new licenses, and the timing thereof; legislative and regulatory developments; the outcome of litigation pending against us, including the terms of any settlements; risks related to the nature of our business; dependence on investment income and the composition of our investment portfolio; the adequacy of our liability for losses and loss adjustment expense; our ability to build and maintain relationships with insurance agents; claims experience; ratings by industry services; catastrophe losses; reliance on key personnel; weather conditions (including the severity and frequency of storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and hail); changes in loss trends; acts of war and terrorist activities; court decisions and trends in litigation; and other matters described from time to time by us in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2019. The Company undertakes no obligations to update, change or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, additional or subsequent developments or otherwise.

Investor Contact:

Arash Soleimani, CFA, CPA

Executive Vice President

727.871.0206

Email: asoleimani@heritagepci.com

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