Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / November 4, 2019 / Oxbridge Re (NASDAQ:OXBR), a provider of reinsurance solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers, reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Results

The Company’s net loss totaled $15,000 or $(0.00) per basic and diluted common share compared with net income of $652,000 or $0.11 per basic and diluted common share in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in net loss was due primarily to lower net premiums earned resulting from the strategic deployment of lower capital during the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same prior year period.

Net premiums earned were $279,000 compared with $700,000 in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease in net premiums earned was wholly due to strategic deployment of lower capital in the current period, when compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Net investment income totaled $54,000 with a $17,000 change in the fair value of equity securities. This compares with $100,000 of net investment income, plus a $118,000 change in the fair value of equity securities, offset by ($61,000) of net realized investment losses in the third quarter of 2018.

Total expenses, including losses and loss adjustment expenses, policy acquisition costs and general and administrative expenses, were $295,000 compared with $368,000 in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease in expenses was due to a decrease in policy acquisition costs and underwriting expenses as a result of the decrease in net premiums earned during the quarter as well as a decrease in general and administrative expenses as a result of further cost savings initiatives implemented by the Company, when compared to the same prior-year period.

At September 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents totaled $8.1 million compared with $11.3 million at December 31, 2018.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Ratios

The Company’s loss ratio, which measures underwriting profitability, is the ratio of losses and loss adjustment expenses incurred to net premiums earned. The loss ratio was 0.0% for the third quarter of 2019 compared with 0.0% for the third quarter of 2018. The loss ratios in both periods were due to no loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred in the quarters ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The Company’s acquisition cost ratio, which measures operational efficiency, compares policy acquisition costs and other underwriting expenses with net premiums earned. The acquisition cost ratio was 11.1% for the third quarter of 2019 compared with 9.0% for the same period last year. The increase in the acquisition cost ratio was due to overall higher weighted-average acquisition costs on reinsurance contracts in force during the three months ended September 30, 2019 when compared with the same period last year.

The Company’s expense ratio, which measures operating performance, compares policy acquisition costs, other underwriting expenses, and general and administrative expenses with net premiums earned. The expense ratio was 105.7% for the third quarter of 2019 compared with 33.5% for the third quarter of 2018. The increase in the expense ratio was due primarily to lower net premiums earned and lower net income from derivative instruments during the three-months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same prior-year period.

The Company’s combined ratio, which measures underwriting performance, is the sum of the loss ratio and the expense ratio. If the combined ratio is at or above 100%, underwriting is not profitable. The combined ratio totaled 105.7% for the third quarter of 2019 compared with 33.5% in the same period last year. The increase in combined ratio was due to lower net premiums earned and lower net income from derivative instruments during the third quarter of 2019 when compared with the same period last year.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 Financial Results

The Company’s net loss totaled $366,000 or a loss of $0.06 per basic and diluted common share compared with net income of $706,000 or $0.12 per basic and diluted common share for the first nine months of 2018. The increase in net loss was due primarily to lower net premiums earned resulting from decreased capital deployed during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same prior-year period.

Net premiums earned totaled $372,000 compared with $1,254,000 for the first nine months of 2018. The decrease in net premiums earned was primarily due to lower capital being deployed during the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period in the prior year.

Net investment income totaled $182,000 plus $3,000 of net realized investment gains and a $20,000 change in fair value of equity securities. This compares with $280,000 of net investment income, plus a $22,000 change in fair value of equity securities offset by a loss of $237,000 in net realized investment for the first nine months of 2018.

Total expenses, including losses and loss adjustment expenses, policy acquisition costs and underwriting expenses, and general and administrative expenses were $849,000 compared with $1,090,000 in the first nine months of 2018. The decrease in total expenses was due to further cost savings initiatives implemented by the Company during 2019 compared to the prior-year period.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 Financial Ratios

The loss ratio was 0.0% in both nine-month periods in 2019 and 2018. The loss ratio results were due to no loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred in either nine-month period.

The acquisition cost ratio was 11% compared with 8.1% for the same period last year. The increase in the acquisition cost ratio was due to overall higher weighted-average acquisition costs on reinsurance contracts in force during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019 compared with the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018.

The expense ratio was 228.2% compared with 53.8% for the first nine months of 2018. The increase in the expense ratio was due primarily to lower net premiums earned and lower net income from derivative instruments during the nine-months ended September 30, 2019 when compared with the same period last year.

The combined ratio was 228.2% compared with 53.8% for the same period last year. The increase was due to lower net premiums earned and lower net income from derivative instruments during the nine-months ended September 30, 2019 when compared with the same nine-month period ended September 30, 2018.

Management Commentary

“Our conservative risk management underwriting focus allowed us to remain unaffected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian on the Atlantic Coast, Typhoon Hagibis in Japan, the recent California wildfires and various other devastating events worldwide,” said Oxbridge Re Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Madhu. “This also marks the second year of deploying our side car and we are pleased with the results thus far. With a strong cash and restricted cash position, our equity currently translates to a book value of $1.39 per common share. Looking ahead, we remain optimistic about the long-term prospects for our business as we continue to evaluate additional opportunities for growth as well further diversification of risk.”

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call later today to discuss these financial results, followed by a question and answer session. President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Madhu and Chief Financial Officer Wrendon Timothy will host the call starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The live presentation can be accessed by dialing the number below or by clicking the webcast link available on the Investor Information section of the company’s website at www.OxbridgeRe.com.

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
Live call toll-free number: 844-369-8770
Live call international number: 862-298-0840

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes before the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Issuer Direct at 919-481-4000 or operations@issuerdirect.com.

A replay of the call will be available by telephone after 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day of the call and via the Investor Information section of Oxbridge’s website at www.OxbridgeRe.com until December 5, 2019.

Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Conference ID: 55846

About Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited

Oxbridge Re (www.oxbridgere.com) is a Cayman Islands exempted company that was organized in April 2013 to provide reinsurance business solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Through Oxbridge Re’s licensed reinsurance subsidiaries, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge RE NS, it writes fully collateralized policies to cover property losses from specified catastrophes. Oxbridge Re specializes in underwriting medium frequency, high severity risks, where it believes sufficient data exists to analyze effectively the risk/return profile of reinsurance contracts. The company’s ordinary shares and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbols “OXBR” and “OXBRW,” respectively. The company’s ordinary shares are included in the Russell Microcap Index.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project” and other similar words and expressions are intended to signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties are identified in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The occurrence of any of these risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press release, even if the Company’s expectations or any related events, conditions or circumstances change.

Company Contact:

Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited
Jay Madhu, CEO
345-749-7570
jmadhu@oxbridgere.com

Media contact:

Suzie Boland
RFB Communications Group
813-259-0345
sboland@rfbcommunications.com

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OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share and share amounts)

 
  At September 30, 2019     At December 31, 2018  
 
  (Unaudited)        
Assets
           
Investments:
           
Fixed-maturity securities, available for sale, at fair value (amortized cost of $991 in 2018)
        993  
Equity securities, at fair value (cost of $612 and $210 respectively)
    584       162  
Total investments
    584       1,155  
Cash and cash equivalents
    6,137       8,074  
Restricted cash and cash equivalents
    1,915       3,225  
Accrued interest and dividend receivable
    11       15  
Premiums receivable
    837        
Deferred policy acquisition costs
    82        
Operating lease right-of-use assets
    140        
Prepayment and other assets
    73       74  
Property and equipment, net
    11       18  
Total assets
  9,790       12,561  
 
               
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
               
Liabilities:
               
Reserve for losses and loss adjustment expenses
  107       4,108#  
Notes payable to Series 2019-1 noteholders
    600        
Unearned premiums reserve
    744        
Operating lease liabilities
    140        
Accounts payable and other liabilities
    226       139  
Total liabilities
    1,817       4,247  
 
               
Shareholders’ equity:
               
Ordinary share capital, (par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 5,733,587 shares issued and outstanding)
    6       6  
Additional paid-in capital
    32,253       32,226  
Accumulated Deficit
    (24,286 )     (23,920 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
          2  
Total shareholders’ equity
    7,973       8,314  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  9,790       12,561  
 
               

OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARY
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share and share amounts)

             
 
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
 
  September 30,     September 30,  
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
 
  (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
 
                       
Revenue
                       
Assumed premiums
  $       47       1,116       2,627  
Change in loss experience refund payable
                      (225 )
Change in unearned premiums reserve
    279       653       (744 )     (1,148 )
 
                               
Net premiums earned
    279       700       372       1,254  
Net income from derivative instruments
          397             773  
Net investment and other income
    54       100       182       280  
Net realized investment gains(losses)
          (61 )     3       (237 )
Change in fair value of equity securities
    17       118       20       22  
 
                               
Total revenue
    350       1,254       577       2,092  
 
                               
Expenses
                               
Net loss on commutation
                      8  
Policy acquisition costs and underwriting expenses
    31       63       41       101  
General and administrative expenses
    264       305       808       981  
 
                               
Total expenses
    295       368       849       1,090  
 
                               
Income (loss) before (income) attributable to Series 2019-1 noteholders
  $ 55       886       (272 )     1,002  
 
                               
(Income) attributable to Series 2019-1 noteholders
    (70 )     (234 )     (94 )     (296 )
 
                               
Net (loss) income
    (15 )     652       (366 )     706  
 
                               
(Loss) Earnings per share
                               
Basic and Diluted
  $ (0.00 )     0.11       (0.06 )     0.12  
 
                               
Dividends paid per share
  $                    
 
                               
 
                               
 
                               
Performance ratios to net premiums earned:
                               
Loss ratio
    0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %
Acquisition cost ratio
    11.1 %     9.0 %     11.0 %     8.1 %
Expense ratio
    105.7 %     33.5 %     228.2 %     53.8 %
Combined ratio
    105.7 %     33.5 %     228.2 %     53.8 %
                                 

SOURCE: Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited

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