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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): November 1, 2018
 
KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
001-37848
(Commission File Number)
98-0664337
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
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:
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Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 1, 2018, Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. 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
 

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: November 1, 2018
By:
/s/ Bryan P. Petrucelli
 
 
Bryan P. Petrucelli
 
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

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Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results

Richmond, VA, November 1, 2018 - Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) reported net income of $11.9 million, $0.55 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $4.2 million, $0.20 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017. Net income was $29.3 million, $1.35 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2018 compared to $19.0 million, $0.88 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2017. Net income included after-tax catastrophe losses incurred of $0.3 million and $0.4 million in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2018, respectively, and $5.2 million and $5.3 million in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2017, respectively.

Net operating earnings(1) were $10.6 million, $0.49 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $4.2 million, $0.20 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017. Net operating earnings(1) were $28.7 million, $1.32 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2018 compared to $19.0 million, $0.88 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2017.

Highlights for the third quarter and first nine months of 2018 included:
Net income increased by 184.2% compared to the third quarter of 2017
Net operating earnings(1) increased by 153.0% compared to the third quarter of 2017
25.0% growth in gross written premiums to $69.5 million compared to the third quarter of 2017
47.7% increase in net investment income to $4.1 million compared to the third quarter of 2017
Underwriting income(1) of $8.4 million in the third quarter of 2018, resulting in a combined ratio of 84.6%
15.4% annualized operating return on equity(1) for the nine months ended September 30, 2018
(1) See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
"Kinsale's disciplined underwriting and claims handling combined with a technology-driven, low-cost platform continue to power favorable returns. We achieved a combined ratio of 84.6% for the quarter and an annualized operating return on equity for the first nine months of 2018 of 15.4%, consistent with our forward guidance,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Kehoe.
Results of Operations
Underwriting Results
Gross written premiums were $69.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $55.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of 25.0%. Gross written premiums were $203.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $166.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of 22.3%. The increase in gross written premiums during the third quarter and the first nine months of 2018 over the same periods last year was due to growth across most lines of business as submissions from brokers requesting policy quotes remained strong.
Underwriting income(2) was $8.4 million resulting in a combined ratio of 84.6% for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $2.5 million resulting in a combined ratio of 94.5% for same period last

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year. The increase in underwriting income(2) was principally due to lower catastrophe losses incurred in the third quarter of 2018 of $0.4 million compared to catastrophe losses incurred of $8.0 million the third quarter of 2017. Net favorable development of loss reserves on prior accident years was $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2017. Loss and expense ratios were 59.1% and 25.5%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to 70.1% and 24.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2017.
Underwriting income(2) was $23.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, resulting in a combined ratio of 84.6% compared to $20.2 million resulting in a combined ratio of 84.3% for same period last year. Loss and expense ratios were 59.3% and 25.3%, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to 58.8% and 25.5%, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. The increase in underwriting income(2) was principally the result of premium growth and lower catastrophe losses incurred, offset in part by lower net favorable development of loss reserves in prior accident years.
Summary of Underwriting Results
The Company’s underwriting results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 are summarized as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums
$
69,546

 
$
55,633

 
$
203,374

 
$
166,248

Ceded written premiums
(11,602
)
 
(8,562
)
 
(29,448
)
 
(25,242
)
Net written premiums
$
57,944

 
$
47,071

 
$
173,926

 
$
141,006

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earned premiums
$
54,296

 
$
45,030

 
$
153,250

 
$
128,515

Losses and loss adjustment expenses
32,085

 
31,568

 
90,951

 
75,534

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
13,850

 
10,989

 
38,767

 
32,775

Underwriting income(2)
$
8,361

 
$
2,473

 
$
23,532

 
$
20,206

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
59.1
%
 
70.1
%
 
59.3
%
 
58.8
%
Expense ratio
25.5
%
 
24.4
%
 
25.3
%
 
25.5
%
Combined ratio
84.6
%
 
94.5
%
 
84.6
%
 
84.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Annualized return on equity(3)
18.9
%
 
7.3
%
 
15.8
%
 
11.5
%
Annualized operating return on equity(4)
16.7
%
 
7.3
%
 
15.4
%
 
11.4
%
(2) 
Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
(3) 
Annualized return on equity is net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.
(4) 
Annualized operating return on equity is net operating earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure, expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.


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The following tables summarize losses incurred for the current accident year and the development of prior accident years for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2018
 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:
($ in thousands)
Current accident year
$
33,882

 
62.4
 %
 
$
26,419

 
58.6
 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
402

 
0.7
 %
 
8,044

 
17.9
 %
Effect of prior accident year development
(2,199
)
 
(4.0
)%
 
(2,895
)
 
(6.4
)%
Total
$
32,085

 
59.1
 %
 
$
31,568

 
70.1
 %

 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:
($ in thousands)
Current accident year
$
96,115

 
62.7
 %
 
$
79,208

 
61.6
 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
558

 
0.3
 %
 
8,157

 
6.4
 %
Effect of prior accident year development
(5,722
)
 
(3.7
)%
 
(11,831
)
 
(9.2
)%
Total
$
90,951

 
59.3
 %
 
$
75,534

 
58.8
 %

Investment Results
The Company’s net investment income was $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 47.7%. Net investment income was $11.1 million in the first nine months of 2018 compared to $7.5 million in the first nine months of 2017. The Company’s investment portfolio, excluding cash and cash equivalents, had an annualized gross investment return of 2.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to 2.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Funds are generally invested conservatively in high quality securities, including government agency, asset and mortgage-backed securities, municipal and corporate bonds with an average credit quality of "AA." The weighted average duration of the fixed-maturity investment portfolio, including cash equivalents, was 4.0 years at September 30, 2018 and 3.9 years at December 31, 2017. Cash and invested assets totaled $634.2 million at September 30, 2018 compared to $561.1 million at December 31, 2017.
Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted a new accounting standard, which prescribed several changes, including eliminating the available-for-sale classification of equity investments and requiring changes in unrealized gains and losses in the fair value of equity investments to be recognized in net income. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized unrealized gains, net of taxes, related to its equity portfolio in the consolidated statement of income of $1.4 million and $0.5 million, respectively.
Other
The effective tax rates for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 17.1% and 30.5%, respectively. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the prior-year period was largely attributable to the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which lowered the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.

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Total comprehensive income, which includes the change in after-tax unrealized gains and losses from the Company’s available-for-sale fixed-maturity investments, was $10.0 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $5.8 million for the same period in 2017. Total comprehensive income was $21.5 million for the first nine months of 2018 compared to $23.9 million for the first nine months of 2017. The decline in total comprehensive income was principally due to an increase in unrealized losses during the first nine months of 2018 related to lower fair values of Company's fixed-maturity investments, which was mostly attributable to a higher interest rate environment.
Stockholders' equity was $257.9 million at September 30, 2018, compared to $238.2 million at December 31, 2017. Annualized return on equity was 15.8% for the first nine months of 2018, an increase from 11.5% for the first nine months of 2017. The increase was due to a number of factors, including lower catastrophe losses incurred, the lower income tax rate resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and higher overall returns on the investment portfolio, offset in part by lower net favorable development of loss reserves in prior accident years.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Net Operating Earnings
Net operating earnings exclude the impact of realized investment gains and losses and unrealized gains and losses on equity securities. Management believes the exclusion of these items provides a more useful comparison of the Company's underlying business performance from period to period. Net operating earnings and percentages or calculations using net operating earnings (e.g., diluted operating earnings per share and annualized operating return on equity) are non-GAAP financial measures. Net operating earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and other companies may define net operating earnings differently.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, net income and diluted earnings per share reconcile to net operating earnings and diluted operating earnings per share as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
($ in thousands, except per share data)
Net operating earnings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
11,940

 
$
4,201

 
$
29,339

 
$
18,977

Net unrealized gains losses on equity securities, after taxes
 
(1,390
)
 

 
(454
)
 

Net realized losses (gains) on investments, after taxes
 
5

 
(29
)
 
(221
)
 
(23
)
Net operating earnings
 
$
10,555

 
$
4,172

 
$
28,664

 
$
18,954

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted operating earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.55

 
$
0.20

 
$
1.35

 
$
0.88

Net unrealized gains on equity securities, after taxes, per share
 
(0.06
)
 

 
(0.02
)
 

Net realized losses (gains) on investments, after taxes, per share
 

 

 
(0.01
)
 

Diluted operating earnings per share
 
$
0.49

 
$
0.20

 
$
1.32

 
$
0.88

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating return on equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average equity(1)
 
$
252,925

 
$
228,902

 
$
248,047

 
$
220,986

Annualized return on equity(2)
 
18.9
%
 
7.3
%
 
15.8
%
 
11.5
%
Annualized operating return on equity(3)
 
16.7
%
 
7.3
%
 
15.4
%
 
11.4
%

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(1) 
Computed by adding the total equity as of the date indicated to the prior quarter-end or year-end total, as applicable, and dividing by two.
(2) 
Annualized return on equity is net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.
(3) 
Annualized operating return on equity is net operating earnings expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

Underwriting Income
Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure that is useful in evaluating the Company's underwriting performance without regard to investment income. Underwriting income represents the pre-tax profitability of the Company's insurance operations and is derived by subtracting losses and loss adjustment expenses and underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses from net earned premiums. The Company uses underwriting income as an internal performance measure in the management of its operations because the Company believes it gives management and users of the Company's financial information useful insight into the Company's results of operations and 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.
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, net income reconciles to underwriting income as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
(in thousands)
Net income
 
$
11,940

 
$
4,201

 
$
29,339

 
$
18,977

Income tax expense
 
2,155

 
1,054

 
6,032

 
8,319

Income before income taxes
 
14,095

 
5,255

 
35,371

 
27,296

Other expenses
 
107

 
27

 
121

 
429

Net investment income
 
(4,085
)
 
(2,765
)
 
(11,096
)
 
(7,483
)
Net unrealized gains on equity securities
 
(1,760
)
 

 
(575
)
 

Net realized losses (gains) on investments
 
6

 
(44
)
 
(280
)
 
(36
)
Other income
 
(2
)
 

 
(9
)
 

Underwriting income
 
$
8,361

 
$
2,473

 
$
23,532

 
$
20,206

Conference Call
Kinsale Capital Group will hold a conference call to discuss this press release on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public may access the conference call by dialing (844) 239-5282, conference ID# 1079188, or via the Internet by going to www.kinsalecapitalgroup.com and clicking on the "Investor Relations" link. A replay of the call will be available on the website until the close of business on December 31, 2018.
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 the Company's actual losses; adverse economic factors; inherent uncertainty of models resulting in actual losses that are materially different than the Company's estimates; a decline in the Company's financial strength rating; loss of one or

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more key executives; loss of a group of brokers that generate significant portions of the Company's business; failure of any of the loss limitations or exclusions the Company employs, or change in other claims or coverage issues; adverse performance of the Company's investment portfolio; adverse market conditions that affect its excess and surplus lines 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 the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
About Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance group headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, focusing on the excess and surplus lines market.

Contact

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
Bryan Petrucelli
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross written premiums
 
$
69,546

 
$
55,633

 
$
203,374

 
$
166,248

Ceded written premiums
 
(11,602
)
 
(8,562
)
 
(29,448
)
 
(25,242
)
Net written premiums
 
57,944

 
47,071

 
173,926

 
141,006

Change in unearned premiums
 
(3,648
)
 
(2,041
)
 
(20,676
)
 
(12,491
)
Net earned premiums
 
54,296

 
45,030

 
153,250

 
128,515

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income
 
4,085

 
2,765

 
11,096

 
7,483

Net unrealized gains on equity securities
 
1,760

 

 
575

 

Net realized (losses) gains on investments
 
(6
)
 
44

 
280

 
36

Other income
 
2

 

 
9

 

Total revenues
 
60,137

 
47,839

 
165,210

 
136,034

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
32,085

 
31,568

 
90,951

 
75,534

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
 
13,850

 
10,989

 
38,767

 
32,775

Other expenses
 
107

 
27

 
121

 
429

Total expenses
 
46,042

 
42,584

 
129,839

 
108,738

Income before income taxes
 
14,095

 
5,255

 
35,371

 
27,296

Total income tax expense
 
2,155

 
1,054

 
6,032

 
8,319

Net income
 
11,940

 
4,201

 
29,339

 
18,977

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in unrealized (losses) gains on available-for-sale securities, net of taxes
 
(1,953
)
 
1,639

 
(7,825
)
 
4,886

Total comprehensive income
 
$
9,987

 
$
5,840

 
$
21,514

 
$
23,863

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share - basic
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.20

 
$
1.39

 
$
0.90

Earnings per share - diluted
 
$
0.55

 
$
0.20

 
$
1.35

 
$
0.88

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic
 
21,102

 
20,995

 
21,073

 
20,978

Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted
 
21,721

 
21,520

 
21,671

 
21,461


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

 
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Assets
 
(in thousands)
Investments:
 
 
 
 
Fixed-maturity securities at fair value
 
$
508,011

 
$
425,191

Equity securities at fair value
 
61,448

 
54,132

Total investments
 
569,459

 
479,323

 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
64,744

 
81,747

Investment income due and accrued
 
3,711

 
3,077

Premiums receivable, net
 
22,465

 
19,787

Reinsurance recoverable
 
64,949

 
49,593

Ceded unearned premiums
 
15,646

 
13,858

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions
 
14,485

 
11,775

Intangible assets
 
3,538

 
3,538

Deferred income tax asset, net
 
6,129

 
2,492

Other assets
 
5,375

 
2,659

Total assets
 
$
770,501

 
$
667,849

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Reserves for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
$
365,814

 
$
315,717

Unearned premiums
 
125,574

 
103,110

Payable to reinsurers
 
5,313

 
3,226

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
5,726

 
6,519

Other liabilities
 
10,169

 
1,088

Total liabilities
 
512,596

 
429,660

 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity
 
257,905

 
238,189

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
770,501

 
$
667,849




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