TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2021 /CNW/ - ICPEI Holdings Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: ICPH) which operates in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada, today reported net income of $1.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to a net loss of $2.8 million in the same period of 2020.

Highlights

  • A combined ratio of 89.7% this quarter compared to 95.4% in the third quarter of 2020.
  • A 57% increase in Direct Written Premiums over the same period in 2020 to $18.4 million. Personal lines increased by 34% and commercial lines increased by 114% in this period when compared to the same period last year.
  • Underwriting income was $1.4 million in this quarter compared to $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2020. This is the result of improved combined ratio and the increase in premium earned in this quarter over the same period last year.
  • Closing book value per share of $1.71 compared to $1.63 at the end of the second quarter of 2021. The $0.08 per share increase from the last quarter is the result of earnings per share in the third quarter of 2021.

 3 months ended

September 30

9 months ended

September 30

($ THOUSANDS except per share amounts)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Direct written and assumed premiums

18,422

11,739

47,923

31,569

Net earned premiums

13,962

9,441

37,557

26,871

Net claims incurred

6,594

5,335

17,455

14,490

Net acquisition costs

3,925

2,406

9,676

6,490

Operating expenses

2,004

1,269

5,533

3,903

Corporate expense

439

214

833

807

Underwriting income (1)

1,439

431

4,893

1,988

Investment income

533

3,046

1,763

4,012

Impact of change in discount rate on claims

75

(101)

65

(101)

Net income before income taxes

1,608

3,162

5,888

5,092

Income tax expense

475

55

1,630

665

Net income on continued operations

1,133

3,107

4,258

4,427

Net income on discontinued operations

-

(5,866)

-

(5,866)

Net income (loss)

1,133

(2,759)

4,258

(1,439)

Net income attributed to:





Shareholders of the Company –
continued operations

1,133

2,923

3,942

3,877

Shareholders of the Company –
discontinued operations

-

(5,866)

-

(5,866)

Non-controlling interest

-

184

316

550






Earnings per share





Continued operations





Basic

$0.08

$0.24

$0.28

$0.32

Diluted

$0.08

$0.24

$0.28

$0.32

Discontinued operations





Basic

-

$(0.49)

-

$(0.49)

Diluted

-

$(0.49)

-

$(0.49)



(1)    

Underwriting income is defined as net earned premiums less net claims incurred, net acquisition costs, operating expenses, and excludes any impact of change in discount rate on claims and corporate expenses.

Underwriting Results:


 3 months ended
September 30

9 months ended

September 30

Underwriting Income (loss) $000s

2021

2020

2021

2020

  Personal Lines

(6)

(120)

1,113

1,696

  Commercial Lines

1,445

551

3,780

292

 Key Ratios





 Loss Ratios

47.2%

56.5%

46.5%

53.9%

 Expense Ratios

42.5%

38.9%

40.5%

38.7%

 Combined Ratios

89.7%

95.4%

87.0%

92.6%

 Loss Ratios





 Personal Lines

55.9%

61.3%

51.9%

52.6%

 Commercial Lines

35.8%

45.5%

38.8%

57.1%

Capital Management

The Minimum Capital Test ("MCT") ratio of the Company's subsidiary, Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island (ICPEI) as at September 30, 2021 was 309%, which comfortably exceeds the supervisory target of 150%.

The Company also entered into a bank credit facility consisting of $3 million Term Loan and $2 million revolving credit and drew on the $3 million Term Loan on April 1, 2021. During the third quarter, a repayment of $0.15 million was made to the bank.

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Due to the strict restrictions on activity in early spring combined with rapid gains in vaccinations, the numbers of COVID-19 cases have gradually decreased and we are seeing the gradual re-opening of the Canadian economy in the second half of 2021. However, the risk of COVID-19 still remains but varies between and within communities and regions. Currently, COVID-19 did not have any significant impact on the results of the Company, but the impact remains uncertain as the pandemic evolves.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

The Company uses both IFRS and certain non-IFRS measures to assess performance. Securities regulators require that companies caution readers about non-IFRS measures that do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. The Company analyzes performance based on underwriting income and underwriting ratios such as combined, expense and loss ratios, which are non-IFRS measures. Underwriting income is defined as net earned premiums less net claims incurred, net acquisition costs, operating expenses, and excludes any impact of change in discount rate on claims and corporate expenses. Loss ratio is net claims incurred divided by net earned premiums. Expense ratio is net acquisition costs plus operating expenses divided by net earned premiums. Combined ratio is the sum of loss ratio and expense ratio.

Forward-looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. This information includes, but is not limited to, statements about the operations, business, financial condition, priorities, targets, ongoing objectives, strategies, litigation outcomes and outlook of the Company. These statements, which appear in this press release generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "would", "should", "could", "trend", "predict", "likely", "potential" or "continue" or the negative thereof and similar variations.

This information is based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a projection as reflected in the forward-looking information. By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific. A variety of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, affect the operations, performance and results of its business and could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in any of this forward-looking information.

About ICPEI Holdings Inc.

Founded in 1998, ICPEI Holdings Inc. operates in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada, providing personal and commercial lines insurance exclusively through the broker channel. The Company distributes insurance products through The Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island. The Company's name was changed from EFH Holdings Inc. to ICPEI Holdings Inc. after receiving approval from shareholders on July 15, 2021. It trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ICPH effective August 20, 2021 and prior to December 23, 2020 it traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information, please visit www.icpeiholdings.ca

SOURCE ICPEI Holdings Inc.

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