Document


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): August 1, 2019
 
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:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01
KNSL
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐





Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 1, 2019, Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. 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: August 1, 2019
By:
/s/ Bryan P. Petrucelli
 
 
Bryan P. Petrucelli
 
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

http://api.tenkwizard.com/cgi/image?quest=1&rid=23&ipage=13036925&doc=3



Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results
Richmond, VA, August 1, 2019 - Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNSL) reported net income of $13.8 million, $0.63 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $10.1 million, $0.47 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018. Net income was $32.5 million, $1.49 per diluted share, for the first half of 2019 compared to $17.4 million, $0.80 per diluted share, for the first half of 2018.
Net operating earnings(1) were $12.4 million, $0.57 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $9.9 million, $0.46 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018. Net operating earnings(1) were $26.3 million, $1.21 per diluted share, for the first half of 2019 compared to $18.1 million, $0.83 per diluted share, for the first half of 2018.
Highlights for the second quarter and first half of 2019 included:
Net income increased by 36.1% compared to the second quarter of 2018
Net operating earnings(1) increased by 25.7% compared to the second quarter of 2018
35.7% growth in gross written premiums to $94.9 million compared to the second quarter of 2018
27.1% increase in net investment income to $4.8 million compared to the second quarter of 2018
Underwriting income(1) of $10.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, resulting in a combined ratio of 84.8%
18.4% annualized operating return on equity(1) for the six months ended June 30, 2019

(1) See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
"The steadily improving E&S trading environment combined with Kinsale's differentiated business model resulted in the strong 36% top line growth for the quarter. With disciplined underwriting and expense control, we achieved a combined ratio of just under 85% for the quarter and an annualized operating return on equity of over 18% for the first six months of 2019. Given recent improvements in the pricing environment and growth trends, we are monitoring our capital levels to ensure that we are well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities should market conditions continue to support our growth prospects,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Kehoe.
Results of Operations
Underwriting Results
Gross written premiums were $94.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $70.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 35.7%. Gross written premiums were $179.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $133.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 34.2%. The increase in gross written premiums during the second quarter and first half of 2019 over the same periods last year was due to a combination of factors including higher submission activity from brokers, a favorable E&S market and rate increases on new and renewal policies.
Underwriting income(2) was $10.1 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 84.8%, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $8.4 million, and a combined ratio of 83.5% for the same period last year. The increase in underwriting income(2) for the second quarter of 2019 was due primarily to premium growth quarter over

1








quarter. Loss and expense ratios were 59.9% and 24.9%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to 58.9% and 24.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Results for the second quarters of 2019 and 2018 included favorable development on loss reserves from prior accident years of $1.4 million, or 2.2 points, and $2.2 million, or 4.4 points, respectively.
Underwriting income(2) was $22.2 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 82.6%, for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to $15.2 million, and a combined ratio of 84.7% for the same period last year. The increase in underwriting income(2) for the first half of 2019 was due primarily to premium growth period over period and higher favorable development on loss reserves from prior accident years. Loss and expense ratios were 57.5% and 25.1%, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to 59.5% and 25.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Results for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 included favorable development on loss reserves from prior accident years of $7.8 million, or 6.1 points, and $3.5 million, or 3.6 points, respectively.
Summary of Operating Results
The Company’s operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 are summarized as follows:
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums
$
94,947

 
$
69,981

 
$
179,573

 
$
133,828

Ceded written premiums
(12,260
)
 
(9,090
)
 
(23,819
)
 
(17,846
)
Net written premiums
$
82,687

 
$
60,891

 
$
155,754

 
$
115,982

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earned premiums
$
66,087

 
$
50,893

 
$
127,578

 
$
98,954

Losses and loss adjustment expenses
39,579

 
29,967

 
73,311

 
58,866

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
16,437

 
12,519

 
32,053

 
24,917

Underwriting income(2)
$
10,071

 
$
8,407

 
$
22,214

 
$
15,171

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss ratio
59.9
%
 
58.9
%
 
57.5
%
 
59.5
%
Expense ratio
24.9
%
 
24.6
%
 
25.1
%
 
25.2
%
Combined ratio
84.8
%
 
83.5
%
 
82.6
%
 
84.7
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Annualized return on equity(3)
18.5
%
 
16.6
%
 
22.7
%
 
14.3
%
Annualized operating return on equity(4)
16.7
%
 
16.2
%
 
18.4
%
 
14.9
%
(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 total stockholders’ equity during the period.
(4) 
Annualized operating return on equity is a non-GAAP financial measure. We define operating return on equity as net operating earnings expressed as a percentage of average beginning and ending total stockholders’ equity during the period. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.


2








The following tables summarize losses incurred for the current accident year and the development of prior accident years for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2019
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2018
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:
($ in thousands)
Current accident year
$
40,360

 
61.1
 %
 
$
32,050

 
63.0
 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
639

 
1.0
 %
 
156

 
0.3
 %
Effect of prior accident year development
(1,420
)
 
(2.2
)%
 
(2,239
)
 
(4.4
)%
Total
$
39,579

 
59.9
 %
 
$
29,967

 
58.9
 %
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2019
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2018
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
 
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
 
% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:
($ in thousands)
Current accident year
$
80,458

 
63.1
 %
 
$
62,233

 
62.9
 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
669

 
0.5
 %
 
156

 
0.2
 %
Effect of prior accident year development
(7,816
)
 
(6.1
)%
 
(3,523
)
 
(3.6
)%
Total
$
73,311

 
57.5
 %
 
$
58,866

 
59.5
 %

Investment Results
The Company’s net investment income was $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 27.1%. Net investment income was $9.3 million in the first half of 2019 compared to $7.0 million in the first half of 2018, an increase of 32.9%. The Company’s investment portfolio, excluding cash and cash equivalents, had an annualized gross investment return(5) of 3.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to 2.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2018. 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 3.9 years at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018. Cash and invested assets totaled $734.1 million at June 30, 2019 compared to $643.1 million at December 31, 2018.
(5) 
Gross investment return is investment income from fixed-maturity and equity securities, before any deductions for fees and expenses, expressed as a percentage of average beginning and ending balances of those investments during the period.
Other
Total comprehensive income, which includes the change in after-tax unrealized gains and losses from the Company’s available-for-sale investments, was $20.3 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $9.1 million for the second quarter of June 30, 2018. Total comprehensive income was $45.8 million for the first half of 2019 compared to $11.5 million for the first half of 2018. The increase in total comprehensive income was due to an increase in the fair value of Company's fixed-maturity investments.
Stockholders' equity was $307.9 million at June 30, 2019, compared to $264.0 million at December 31, 2018. Annualized operating return on equity was 18.4% for the first six months of 2019, an increase from 14.9% for the first six months of 2018, which was attributable to growth in the business year over year, favorable

3








development on loss reserves from prior accident years and an increase in the fair value of the Company's equity investment portfolio.
The effective tax rates for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were 17.4% and 18.2%. The effective tax rates were lower than the federal statutory rate of 21% largely due to the tax benefits from the exercise of stock options and tax-exempt interest income on certain tax-advantaged investments.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Net Operating Earnings
Net operating earnings is defined as net income excluding the effects of net unrealized gains and losses on equity securities, after taxes, and net realized gains and losses on investments, after taxes. 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 six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, net income and diluted earnings per share reconcile to net operating earnings and diluted operating earnings per share as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
($ in thousands, except per share data)
Net operating earnings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
13,767

 
$
10,112

 
$
32,487

 
$
17,399

Net unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, after taxes
 
(1,508
)
 
(74
)
 
(6,165
)
 
936

Net realized losses (gains) on investments, after taxes
 
186

 
(137
)
 
(36
)
 
(226
)
Net operating earnings
 
$
12,445

 
$
9,901

 
$
26,286

 
$
18,109

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted operating earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.63

 
$
0.47

 
$
1.49

 
$
0.80

Net unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, after taxes, per share
 
(0.07
)
 

 
(0.28
)
 
0.04

Net realized losses (gains) on investments, after taxes, per share
 
0.01

 
(0.01
)
 

 
(0.01
)
Diluted operating earnings per share
 
$
0.57

 
$
0.46

 
$
1.21

 
$
0.83

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating return on equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average equity(1)
 
$
298,398

 
$
243,898

 
$
285,947

 
$
243,067

Annualized return on equity(2)
 
18.5
%
 
16.6
%
 
22.7
%
 
14.3
%
Annualized operating return on equity(3)
 
16.7
%
 
16.2
%
 
18.4
%
 
14.9
%
(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 total 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 total stockholders’ equity during the period.

4








Underwriting Income
Underwriting income is defined as net income excluding net investment income, net unrealized gains and losses on equity securities, net realized gains and losses on investments, other income, other expenses and income tax expense. 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 six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, net income reconciles to underwriting income as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
(in thousands)
Net income
 
$
13,767

 
$
10,112

 
$
32,487

 
$
17,399

Income tax expense
 
2,768

 
2,349

 
6,849

 
3,877

Income before income taxes
 
16,535

 
12,461

 
39,336

 
21,276

Other expenses
 
21

 

 
57

 
14

Net investment income
 
(4,806
)
 
(3,782
)
 
(9,321
)
 
(7,011
)
Net unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities
 
(1,909
)
 
(94
)
 
(7,804
)
 
1,185

Net realized investment losses (gains)
 
235

 
(174
)
 
(45
)
 
(286
)
Other income
 
(5
)
 
(4
)
 
(9
)
 
(7
)
Underwriting income
 
$
10,071

 
$
8,407

 
$
22,214

 
$
15,171


Conference Call
Kinsale Capital Group will hold a conference call to discuss this press release on Friday, August 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public may access the conference call by dialing (844) 239-5282, conference ID# 9782436, 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 October 1, 2019.
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 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.

5








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

6








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

 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
Gross written premiums
 
$
94,947

 
$
69,981

 
$
179,573

 
$
133,828

Ceded written premiums
 
(12,260
)
 
(9,090
)
 
(23,819
)
 
(17,846
)
Net written premiums
 
82,687

 
60,891

 
155,754

 
115,982

Change in unearned premiums
 
(16,600
)
 
(9,998
)
 
(28,176
)
 
(17,028
)
Net earned premiums
 
66,087

 
50,893

 
127,578

 
98,954

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income
 
4,806

 
3,782

 
9,321

 
7,011

Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities
 
1,909

 
94

 
7,804

 
(1,185
)
Net realized (losses) investment gains
 
(235
)
 
174

 
45

 
286

Other income
 
5

 
4

 
9

 
7

Total revenues
 
72,572

 
54,947

 
144,757

 
105,073

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
39,579

 
29,967

 
73,311

 
58,866

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
 
16,437

 
12,519

 
32,053

 
24,917

Other expenses
 
21

 

 
57

 
14

Total expenses
 
56,037

 
42,486

 
105,421

 
83,797

Income before income taxes
 
16,535

 
12,461

 
39,336

 
21,276

Total income tax expense
 
2,768

 
2,349

 
6,849

 
3,877

Net income
 
13,767

 
10,112

 
32,487

 
17,399

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale investments, net of taxes
 
6,555

 
(1,016
)
 
13,335

 
(5,872
)
Total comprehensive income
 
$
20,322

 
$
9,096

 
$
45,822

 
$
11,527

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share - basic
 
$
0.65

 
$
0.48

 
$
1.53

 
$
0.83

Earnings per share - diluted
 
$
0.63

 
$
0.47

 
$
1.49

 
$
0.80

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic
 
21,210

 
21,070

 
21,190

 
21,058

Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted
 
21,832

 
21,666

 
21,803

 
21,648


7








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

 
 
June 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Assets
 
(in thousands)
Investments:
 
 
 
 
Fixed-maturity securities at fair value
 
$
590,077

 
$
510,251

Equity securities at fair value
 
65,910

 
57,711

Total investments
 
655,987

 
567,962

 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
78,131

 
75,089

Investment income due and accrued
 
3,972

 
3,783

Premiums receivable, net
 
34,150

 
24,253

Reinsurance recoverable
 
65,937

 
56,788

Ceded unearned premiums
 
17,397

 
16,072

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions
 
18,652

 
14,801

Intangible assets
 
3,538

 
3,538

Deferred income tax asset, net
 
6,068

 
7,176

Other assets
 
10,974

 
3,601

Total assets
 
$
894,806

 
$
773,063

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Reserves for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
$
407,433

 
$
369,152

Unearned premiums
 
157,752

 
128,250

Payable to reinsurers
 
6,769

 
4,565

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
7,655

 
7,090

Other liabilities
 
7,290

 
20

Total liabilities
 
586,899

 
509,077

 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity
 
307,907

 
263,986

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
894,806

 
$
773,063




8