ICC Holdings, Inc. Reports 2020 First Quarter Results

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ICC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICCH) (the Company), parent company of Illinois Casualty Company, a regional, multi-line property and casualty insurance company focusing exclusively on the food and beverage industry, today reported preliminary, unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

FIRST QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 – FINANCIAL RESULTS

Net loss totaled $1,973,000 or $0.65 per share for the first quarter of 2020, compared to net earnings of $289,000 or $0.10 per share for the first quarter of 2019. Additionally, book value per share increased 3.9% to $19.00 at March 31, 2020 from $18.28 at March 31, 2019.

Direct premiums written decreased by $464,000, or 3.0%, to $14,795,000 for the first quarter of 2020 from $15,259,000 for the same period in 2019 primarily from re-underwriting certain MN based risks. Net premiums earned grew by 4.6% to $13,014,000 for the first quarter of 2020 from $12,446,000 for the same period in 2019.

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company ceded to reinsurers $2,394,000 of earned premiums, compared to $2,847,000 of earned premiums for the first quarter of 2019, with the primary difference being the additional reinstatement premium incurred in 2019 related to the polar vortex.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, net realized investment gains net of other-than-temporary impairment losses, increased by $143,000 to $96,000 from losses of $47,000 for the same period in 2019.

Net investment income increased by $40,000, or 5.0%, to $835,000 for the first quarter of 2020, as compared to $795,000 for the same period in 2019.

Losses and settlement expenses decreased by $1,765,000, or 18.4%, to $7,842,000 for the first quarter of 2020, from $9,607,000 for the same period in 2019. The primary diver was higher property losses experienced during the first quarter of 2019 relating to the polar vortex. At March 31, the Company has received 717 claims for business interruption related to Covid-19. Base on policy language, the Company does not anticipate that coverage will be triggered for these property claims requiring loss payment.

Policy acquisition costs and other operating expenses decreased by $85,000, or 1.8%, to $4,765,000 for the first quarter of 2020 from $4,850,000 for the same period in 2019.

Total assets increased by 1.0% from $163,004,000 at December 31, 2019, to $164,557,000 at March 31, 2020. Our investment portfolio, which consists of fixed income securities, common stocks, preferred stock, property held for investment, and other invested assets, decreased by 1.9% from $111,768,000 at December 31, 2019, to $109,608,000 at March 31, 2020.

FIRST QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 – FINANCIAL RATIOS

The Company’s losses and settlement expense ratio (defined as losses and settlement expenses divided by net premiums earned) was 60.3% first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared with 77.2% in the same period of 2019

The expense ratio (defined as the amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and underwriting and administrative expenses divided by net premiums earned) was 36.6% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to 39.0% in the same period of 2019.

The Company’s GAAP combined ratio (defined as the sum of the losses and settlement expense ratio and the expense ratio) was 96.9% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to 116.2% in the same period of 2019, respectively.

MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

“The first quarter of 2020 brought significant changes to our employees, business partners and most certainly to our insureds. The food and beverage industry was one of the first industries impacted by Covid-19. Fortunately, ICCH was able to develop and implement a quick comprehensive response plan beginning with the cessation of all policyholder billing for a 30-day period and reallocating those amounts across the remaining policy period. While this action was a welcome gesture by our customers, it did create a cash drain. To offset the adverse impact this would have on our insurance operations liquidity, the Company utilized its relationship with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to infuse $6M of debt capital. 

“The first quarter experience was a continuation of the positive momentum started in the 4th quarter of 2019. Year over year, the loss ratio improved 16.9 points, primarily driven by fewer and far less severe property catastrophe losses. The favorable catastrophe experience propelled the Company to a combined ratio of 96.6%. These lower losses, in conjunction with a $500k gain in net earned premiums, partially offset the unrealized losses experienced in our equity securities portfolio related to COVID-19’s impact on the overall economy.

“The Company’s ongoing focus on targeted premium rate increases and exposure reductions continues to pay dividends. Both businessowners property and liquor liability produced strong underwriting gains in the first quarter. Unfortunately, market volatility from COVID-19 resulted in investment portfolio losses that created negative earnings per share. Despite these unrealized investment losses, the Company managed to recognize nearly a 4% increase in book value per share compared to the first quarter of 2019.

“Despite the challenges, the Company continues to position itself for future geographic expansion, including writing business in Arizona the first half of 2021. Ongoing efforts to refine the underwriting and pricing process, while identifying areas for expense reduction, will position the Company for long term growth and success. Overall, the Company is well-positioned to expand operations and explore future opportunities within the food and beverage industry,” stated Arron Sutherland, President and Chief Executive Officer.

ABOUT ICC HOLDINGS, INC.

ICC Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated company created to facilitate the growth, expansion and diversification of its subsidiaries in order to maximize value to its stakeholders. The group of companies consolidated under ICC Holdings, Inc. engages in diverse, yet complementary business activities, including property and casualty insurance, real estate, and information technology.

The Company’s common shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “ICCH”. For more information about ICC Holdings, visit https://ir.iccholdingsinc.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to revenue and profit growth, product and segment expansion, regulatory approval in connection with expansion, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although the Company does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, the Company cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect the Company’s results, see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Forward-Looking Information,” set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.

Contact Info:

Arron K. Sutherland, President and CEO 

Illinois Casualty Company

(309) 732-0105

arrons@ilcasco.com

225 20th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201

 

ICC Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of

March 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

Assets

Investments and cash:

Fixed maturity securities (cost or amortized cost – $89,837,334 at

3/31/2020 and $88,348,415 at 12/31/2019)

$

91,410,811

$

92,087,572

Common stocks at fair value

10,752,130

14,448,773

Preferred stocks at fair value

1,393,890

Other invested assets

1,699,831

877,900

Property held for investment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of

$362,934 at 3/31/2020 and $332,218 at 12/31/2019

4,351,571

4,353,713

Cash and cash equivalents

9,006,019

6,626,585

Total investments and cash

118,614,252

118,394,543

Accrued investment income

695,769

646,504

Premiums and reinsurance balances receivable, net of allowances for uncollectible amounts of $100,000 at 3/31/2020 and 12/31/2019

22,223,496

22,368,526

Ceded unearned premiums

806,586

822,818

Reinsurance balances recoverable on unpaid losses and settlement expenses, net of allowances for uncollectible amounts of $0 at 3/31/2020 and 12/31/2019

11,318,422

11,036,170

Federal income taxes

1,381,140

192,559

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net

5,380,565

5,269,256

Property and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $5,715,991 at 3/31/2020 and $5,619,706 at 12/31/2019

3,001,246

3,033,348

Other assets

1,135,653

1,239,794

Total assets

$

164,557,129

$

163,003,518

Liabilities and Equity

Liabilities:

Unpaid losses and settlement expenses

$

58,273,656

$

56,838,307

Unearned premiums

29,817,121

30,392,817

Reinsurance balances payable

352,675

374,998

Corporate debt

9,472,566

3,475,088

Accrued expenses

2,967,292

4,216,988

Income taxes – deferred

39,213

Other liabilities

903,432

1,324,273

Total liabilities

101,786,742

96,661,684

Equity:

Common stock1

35,000

35,000

Treasury stock, at cost2

(3,047,109)

(3,146,576)

Additional paid-in capital

32,658,165

32,703,209

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings, net of tax

1,243,090

2,953,936

Retained earnings

34,635,454

36,608,750

Less: Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan shares at cost3

(2,754,213)

(2,812,485)

Total equity

62,770,387

66,341,834

Total liabilities and equity

$

164,557,129

$

163,003,518

1Par value $0.01; authorized: 2020 – 10,000,000 shares and 2019 – 10,000,000 shares; issued: 2020 – 3,500,000 shares and 2019 – 3,500,000 shares; outstanding: 2020 – 3,028,287 and 2019 – 3,014,941 shares.

22020 – 196,292 shares and 2019 – 203,811 shares

32020 – 275,421 shares and 2019 – 281,248 shares

 

ICC Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Earnings (Unaudited)

For the Three-Months Ended

March 31,

2020

2019

Net premiums earned

$

13,013,989

$

12,445,914

Net investment income

835,400

795,373

Net realized investment gains (losses)

95,632

(47,426)

Net unrealized (losses) gains on equity securities

(3,689,347)

1,840,418

Other income (loss)

50,198

(53,887)

Consolidated revenues

10,305,872

14,980,392

Losses and settlement expenses

7,842,082

9,607,290

Policy acquisition costs and other operating expenses

4,764,974

4,850,186

Interest expense on debt

35,328

32,014

General corporate expenses

174,421

143,161

Total expenses

12,816,805

14,632,651

(Loss) earnings before income taxes

(2,510,933)

347,741

Income tax expense (benefit):

Current

239,036

(316,886)

Deferred

(776,673)

375,879

Total income tax (benefit) expense

(537,637)

58,993

Net (loss) earnings

$

(1,973,296)

$

288,748

Other comprehensive (loss) earnings, net of tax

(1,710,846)

1,474,209

Comprehensive (loss) earnings

$

(3,684,142)

$

1,762,957

Earnings per share:

Basic:

Basic net (loss) earnings per share

$

(0.65)

$

0.10

Diluted:

Diluted net (loss) earnings per share

$

(0.65)

$

0.10

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

3,016,062

2,999,068

Diluted

3,020,458

3,000,770

 

 

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