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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):
September 1, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

001-37848
(Commission File Number)
98-0664337
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
2221 Edward Holland Drive, Suite 600
Richmond, VA 23230

 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
(804) 289-1300
 
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 

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:
o
 
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o

 
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Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On September 1, 2016, Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second quarter and the six month period ended June 30, 2016. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press Release of the Company dated September 1, 2016






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.
 
 
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
 
 
 
Dated: September 1, 2016
By:
/s/ Bryan P. Petrucelli
 
 
Bryan P. Petrucelli

 
 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer







EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press Release of the Company dated September 1, 2016




Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

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Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results

Richmond, VA September 1, 2016-Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) reported net income for the second quarter of 2016 of $6.1 million compared to $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2015. Net income was $11.3 million for the first half of 2016 compared to $11.7 million for the first half of 2015.
Highlights for the second quarter of 2016 included:
19.3% annualized return on equity (ROE) for the three months ended June 30, 2016
14.4% growth in book value to $129.8 million from $113.5 million at December 31, 2015
Net income of $6.1 million in the second quarter of 2016
Underwriting income of $7.8 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 75.3%
11.1% growth in gross written premiums to $50.1 million from $45.1 million in the second quarter of 2015
32.1% increase in net investment income to $1.8 million from $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2015
"Kinsale's strategy of matching disciplined underwriting with low costs produced strong results for the second quarter and first half of 2016," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Kehoe.
The Company continues to participate in a quota share reinsurance agreement (“multiple line quota share” or “MLQS”) whereby it transfers part of its risk to reinsurers in exchange for a proportion of the gross written premiums on that business. Effective January 1, 2016, the ceding percentage was decreased from 40% to 15%, while the provisional ceding commission remained at 41%. As a result of the recent successful initial public offering, the Company intends to commute the 2016 MLQS contract on October 1, 2016. During the first half of 2015, the ceding percentage and provisional ceding commission were 50% and 41%, respectively. For comparative purposes, an exhibit that shows the calculation of underwriting income excluding the effects of the MLQS is included under the "Summary of Operating Results" section below.
Results of Operations
Underwriting Results
Gross written premiums were $50.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $45.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 11.1%. Gross written premiums were $93.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $86.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 8.3%. The increase in gross written premiums for both the second quarter and first half of 2016 was principally due to a greater number of policies written.
The Company generated underwriting income of $7.8 million on a combined ratio of 75.3% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to underwriting income of $8.9 million on a combined ratio of 47.6% in the second quarter of 2015. Underwriting income decreased by $1.1 million, or 12.1%, due to lower favorable loss development offset in part by an increase in the premium volume. Loss and expense ratios were 54.9% and 20.4%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to 47.4% and 0.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2015. Adjusted loss and expense ratios, each of which excludes the effects of the MLQS, were 52.9% and 25.5%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to 45.8% and 26.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2015. See the table below under "Summary of Operating Results" for a reconciliation of adjusted loss and expense ratios, which are non-GAAP financial measures.
For the six months ended June 30, 2016, underwriting income was $14.1 million on a combined ratio of 77.4% compared to $15.8 million on a combined ratio of 52.7% for same period last year. Loss and expense ratios were

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57.0% and 20.4%, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to 51.6% and 1.1% for the six months ended June 30, 2015. Adjusted loss and expense ratios, each of which excludes the effects of the MLQS, were 54.1% and 26.1%, respectively, for the first half of 2016 compared to 48.6% and 26.0% for the first half of 2015. Although favorable loss development was lower in the second quarter and first half of 2016 when compared to the same periods 2015, reported loss activity continues to be lower than expected.
Investment Results
The Company’s net investment income for the second quarter 2016 increased by 32.1% to $1.8 million compared to $1.4 million in the second quarter 2015. Net investment income for the first half of 2016 increased by 34.9% to $3.5 million compared to $2.6 million in the first half of 2015. The Company’s fixed income portfolio had a gross investment return of 2.14% as of June 30, 2016 compared to 2.08% as of June 30, 2015. The Company’s investment return continues to be affected by low market interest rates. Funds are invested conservatively in high quality securities-including government agency, mortgage-backed, municipal and corporate bonds with an average credit quality of “AA-”. The weighted average duration of the investment portfolio was 3.1 years at June 30, 2016 and 3.2 years at December 31, 2015. Investments totaled $402.2 million at June 30, 2016 compared to $344.1 million at December 31, 2015, an increase of 16.9%.
Other
Total comprehensive income, which includes after-tax unrealized gains and losses from the Company’s investment portfolio, was $8.9 million for the second quarter of 2016 compared to $4.6 million for the same period in 2015. Total comprehensive income was $16.3 million for the first half of 2016 compared to $10.5 million for the same period in 2015.
Stockholders' equity increased by 14.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2016 on higher profits and unrealized investment gains, net of taxes. Stockholders' equity was $129.8 million at June 30, 2016, compared to $113.5 million at December 31, 2015.
On August 2, 2016, the Company completed its initial public offering (the "IPO") of 7,590,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $16.00 per share. After the reclassification of Class A and Class B common stock into a single class of common stock and the issuance of shares of common stock in the IPO, the Company has 20,968,707 shares of common stock outstanding. The Company received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $72.4 million, after underwriter discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The issuance of common stock by the Company and the related net proceeds will be recorded in the consolidated financial statements on August 2, 2016, the closing date of the IPO.

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Summary of Operating Results
The Company’s operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 are summarized as follows:
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
 
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums
$
50,107

 
$
45,112

 
$
93,189

 
$
86,042

Ceded written premiums
(14,446
)
 
(26,274
)
 
(9,733
)
 
(50,218
)
Net written premiums
$
35,661

 
$
18,838

 
$
83,456

 
$
35,824

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earned premiums
$
31,783

 
$
17,016

 
$
62,380

 
$
33,457

Losses and loss adjustment expenses
17,456

 
8,061

 
35,577

 
17,279

Other operating expenses
6,481

 
31

 
12,729

 
362

Underwriting income (1)
$
7,846

 
$
8,924

 
$
14,074

 
$
15,816

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
54.9
%
 
47.4
%
 
57.0
%
 
51.6
%
Expense ratio
20.4
%
 
0.2
%
 
20.4
%
 
1.1
%
Combined ratio
75.3
%
 
47.6
%
 
77.4
%
 
52.7
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Annualized return on equity
19.3
%
 
26.2
%
 
18.6
%
 
24.0
%

The following tables summarize the effect of the MLQS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 is summarized as follows:
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2016
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
 
Including
 Quota Share
 
Effects of Quota Share
 
Excluding
Quota Share
 
Including
Quota Share
 
Effects of Quota Share
 
Excluding
Quota Share
 
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums
$
50,107

 
$

 
$
50,107

 
$
45,112

 
$

 
$
45,112

Ceded written premiums
(14,446
)
 
(6,363
)
 
(8,083
)
 
(26,274
)
 
(18,706
)
 
(7,568
)
Net written premiums
$
35,661

 
$
(6,363
)
 
$
42,024

 
$
18,838

 
$
(18,706
)
 
$
37,544

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earned premiums
$
31,783

 
$
(5,692
)
 
$
37,475

 
$
17,016

 
$
(17,291
)
 
$
34,307

Losses and loss adjustment expenses
(17,456
)
 
2,385

 
(19,841
)
 
(8,061
)
 
7,654

 
(15,715
)
Other operating expenses
(6,481
)
 
3,080

 
(9,561
)
 
(31
)
 
8,945

 
(8,976
)
Underwriting income (1)
$
7,846

 
$
(227
)
 
$
8,073

 
$
8,924

 
$
(692
)
 
$
9,616

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
54.9
%
 
41.9
%
 

 
47.4
%
 
44.3
%
 

Expense ratio
20.4
%
 
54.1
%
 

 
0.2
%
 
51.7
%
 

Combined ratio
75.3
%
 
96.0
%
 

 
47.6
%
 
96.0
%
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted loss ratio (2)

 

 
52.9
%
 

 

 
45.8
%
Adjusted expense ratio (2)

 

 
25.5
%
 

 

 
26.2
%
Adjusted combined ratio (2)

 

 
78.4
%
 

 

 
72.0
%

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2016
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
 
Including
 Quota Share
 
Effects of Quota Share
 
Excluding
Quota Share
 
Including
Quota Share
 
Effects of Quota Share
 
Excluding
Quota Share
 
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums
$
93,189

 
$

 
$
93,189

 
$
86,042

 
$

 
$
86,042

Ceded written premiums
(9,733
)
 
5,226

 
(14,959
)
 
(50,218
)
 
(35,910
)
 
(14,308
)
Net written premiums
$
83,456

 
$
5,226

 
$
78,230

 
$
35,824

 
$
(35,910
)
 
$
71,734

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earned premiums
$
62,380

 
$
(11,124
)
 
$
73,504

 
$
33,457

 
$
(33,994
)
 
$
67,451

Losses and loss adjustment expenses
(35,577
)
 
4,195

 
(39,772
)
 
(17,279
)
 
15,475

 
(32,754
)
Other operating expenses
(12,729
)
 
6,485

 
(19,214
)
 
(362
)
 
17,159

 
(17,521
)
Underwriting income (1)
$
14,074

 
$
(444
)
 
$
14,518

 
$
15,816

 
$
(1,360
)
 
$
17,176

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
57.0
%
 
37.7
%
 

 
51.6
%
 
45.5
%
 

Expense ratio
20.4
%
 
58.3
%
 

 
1.1
%
 
50.5
%
 

Combined ratio
77.4
%
 
96.0
%
 

 
52.7
%
 
96.0
%
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted loss ratio (2)

 

 
54.1
%
 

 

 
48.6
%
Adjusted expense ratio (2)

 

 
26.1
%
 

 

 
26.0
%
Adjusted combined ratio (2)

 

 
80.2
%
 

 

 
74.6
%
(1) Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
(2) Adjusted loss ratio, adjusted expense ratio and adjusted combined ratio are non-GAAP financial measures. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
Dividends Declared
The Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock. This dividend is payable on September 30, 2016 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2016.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Underwriting Income
Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure that is useful in evaluating our underwriting performance without regard to investment income. Underwriting income represents the pre-tax profitability of our insurance operations and is derived by subtracting losses and loss adjustment expenses and other operating expenses from net earned premiums. We use underwriting income as an internal performance measure in the management of our operations because we believe it gives us and users of our financial information useful insight into our results of operations and our underlying business performance. Underwriting income should not be viewed as a substitute for net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and other companies may define underwriting income differently.

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Underwriting income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, reconciles to net income as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(in thousands)
Underwriting income
 
$
7,846

 
$
8,924

 
$
14,074

 
$
15,816

Net investment income
 
1,819

 
1,377

 
3,495

 
2,591

Net investment (losses) gains
 
(4
)
 
8

 
383

 
16

Other income
 
78

 
191

 
136

 
315

Other expenses
 
(486
)
 
(517
)
 
(946
)
 
(1,013
)
Income before income taxes
 
9,253

 
9,983

 
17,142

 
17,725

Income tax expense
 
3,196

 
3,374

 
5,828

 
6,000

Net income
 
$
6,057

 
$
6,609

 
$
11,314

 
$
11,725

Adjusted Loss and Expense Ratios
Adjusted loss ratio, adjusted expense ratio and adjusted combined ratio are non-GAAP financial measures. We define our adjusted loss ratio, adjusted expense ratio and adjusted combined ratio as each of our loss ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio, respectively, excluding the effects of the MLQS. We use these adjusted ratios as internal performance measures in the management of our operations because we believe they give our management and other users of our financial information useful insight into our results of operations and our underlying business performance. Our adjusted loss ratio, adjusted expense ratio and adjusted combined ratio should not be viewed as substitutes for our loss ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio, respectively, which are presented in accordance with GAAP.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, such forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "believe," "expect," "seek," "may," "will," "intend," "project," "plan," "estimate" or similar words. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: inadequate loss reserves to cover our actual losses; adverse economic factors; a decline in our financial strength rating; loss of one or more key executives; loss of a group of brokers that generate significant portions of our business; failure of any of the loss limitations or exclusions we employ, or change in other claims or coverage issues; adverse performance of our investment portfolio; adverse market conditions that affect our E&S insurance operations and other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

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About Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance group headquartered in Richmond, VA, specializing in the excess and surplus lines market.
In 2016, Kinsale Insurance Company had its financial strength rating of "A-" (Excellent) reaffirmed by A.M. Best Company with a Stable outlook. A.M. Best assigns 16 ratings to insurance companies, which range from "A++" (Superior) to "F" (In Liquidation). "A-" (Excellent) is the fourth highest rating issued by A.M. Best. The "A-" (Excellent) rating is assigned to insurers that have, in A.M. Best's opinion, an excellent ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders. This rating is intended to provide an independent opinion of an insurer's ability to meet its obligation to policyholders and is not an evaluation directed at investors.

Contacts

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
Bryan Petrucelli
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
804-289-1272
ir@kinsalecapitalgroup.com



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KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income


 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Revenues
 
(in thousands)
Gross written premiums
 
$
50,107

 
$
45,112

 
$
93,189

 
$
86,042

Ceded written premiums
 
(14,446
)
 
(26,274
)
 
(9,733
)
 
(50,218
)
Net written premiums
 
35,661

 
18,838

 
83,456

 
35,824

Change in unearned premiums
 
(3,878
)
 
(1,822
)
 
(21,076
)
 
(2,367
)
Net earned premiums
 
31,783

 
17,016

 
62,380

 
33,457

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income
 
1,819

 
1,377

 
3,495

 
2,591

Net realized investment (losses) gains
 
(4
)
 
8

 
383

 
16

Other income
 
78

 
191

 
136

 
315

Total revenues
 
33,676

 
18,592

 
66,394

 
36,379

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
17,456

 
8,061

 
35,577

 
17,279

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
 
6,481

 
31

 
12,729

 
362

Other expenses
 
486

 
517

 
946

 
1,013

Total expenses
 
24,423

 
8,609

 
49,252

 
18,654

Income before income taxes
 
9,253

 
9,983

 
17,142

 
17,725

Total income tax expense
 
3,196

 
3,374

 
5,828

 
6,000

Net income
 
$
6,057

 
$
6,609

 
$
11,314

 
$
11,725

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net of taxes
 
2,890

 
(1,970
)
 
5,016

 
(1,213
)
Total comprehensive income
 
$
8,947

 
$
4,639

 
$
16,330

 
$
10,512

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
 
54.9
%
 
47.4
%
 
57.0
%
 
51.6
%
Expense ratio
 
20.4
%
 
0.2
%
 
20.4
%
 
1.1
%
Combined ratio
 
75.3
%
 
47.6
%
 
77.4
%
 
52.7
%




KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


 
 
June 30, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
Assets
 
(in thousands)
Investments:
 
 
 
 
Fixed maturity securities available-for-sale
 
$
378,423

 
$
327,602

Equity securities available-for-sale
 
17,143

 
14,240

Short-term investments
 
6,653

 
2,299

Total investments
 
402,219

 
344,141

 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
22,236

 
24,544

Investment income due and accrued
 
1,897

 
1,844

Premiums receivable, net
 
16,667

 
15,550

Receivable from reinsurers
 
5,219

 
11,928

Reinsurance recoverable
 
75,542

 
95,670

Ceded unearned premiums
 
23,421

 
39,329

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions
 
5,515

 

Deferred income tax asset, net
 
3,538

 
3,538

Intangible assets
 
4,601

 
6,822

Other assets
 
2,737

 
1,912

Total assets
 
$
563,592

 
$
545,278

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Reserves for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
$
245,210

 
$
219,629

Unearned premiums
 
86,881

 
81,713

Payable to reinsurers
 
4,135

 
3,833

Funds held for reinsurers
 
49,887

 
87,206

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
4,870

 
7,410

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions
 

 
1,696

Note payable
 
29,683

 
29,603

Other
 
13,101

 
737

Total liabilities
 
433,767

 
431,827

 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity
 
129,825

 
113,451

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
563,592

 
$
545,278