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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): July 29, 2021
KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-3784898-0664337
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2035 Maywill Street
Suite 100
Richmond, Virginia 23230
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(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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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 $0.01KNSLNasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company 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 July 29, 2021, Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six months months ended June 30, 2021. 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
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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: July 29, 2021By:/s/ Bryan P. Petrucelli
Bryan P. Petrucelli
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


Document
Exhibit 99.1
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Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. Reports 2021 Second Quarter Results
Richmond, VA, July 29, 2021 - Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: KNSL) reported net income of $35.6 million, $1.55 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $30.3 million, $1.33 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020. Net income was $67.7 million, $2.94 per diluted share, for the first half of 2021 compared to $35.3 million, $1.56 per diluted share, for the first half of 2020.
Net operating earnings(1) were $29.4 million, $1.28 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $19.1 million, $0.84 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020. Net operating earnings(1) were $54.9 million, $2.38 per diluted share, for the first half of 2021 compared to $36.4 million, $1.60 per diluted share, for the first half of 2020.
Highlights for the quarter included:
Net income increased by 17.8% compared to the second quarter of 2020, which was due to growth in the business, rate increases and higher net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years, offset in part by lower unrealized gains on equity investments
Net operating earnings(1) of $29.4 million increased by 53.8% compared to the second quarter of 2020
44.7% growth in gross written premiums to $194.1 million compared to the second quarter of 2020
11.8% increase in net investment income to $7.4 million compared to the second quarter of 2020
Underwriting income(2) of $28.7 million in the second quarter of 2021, resulting in a combined ratio of 79.2%
18.2% annualized operating return on equity(4) for the six months ended June 30, 2021

“Our levels of profitability and growth for the second quarter reflected a steadily improving economy, favorable E&S market conditions and the Kinsale focus on disciplined underwriting and low costs. A year to date combined ratio of 79.5% and an 18.2% operating return on equity reinforces Kinsale’s position as a top performer. We are optimistic about the overall tone of the E&S market and our own prospects for the remainder of the year and beyond,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Kehoe.
Results of Operations
Underwriting Results
Gross written premiums were $194.1 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $134.1 million for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 44.7%. Gross written premiums were $362.9 million for the first half of 2021 compared to $258.1 million for the first half of 2020, an increase of 40.6%. During the second quarter and first half of 2021, growth in gross written premiums over the same periods last year was driven by higher submission activity from brokers and rate increases on bound accounts.
Underwriting income(2) was $28.7 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 79.2%, for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $15.7 million and a combined ratio of 83.8% for the same period last year. The increase in underwriting income(2) quarter over quarter, was largely due to premium growth from a strong underwriting environment, continued rate increases and higher net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years. These increases were offset in part by modest activity in catastrophe losses, largely from development on losses related to winter storms Uri and Viola in Texas. Loss and expense ratios were 57.5% and 21.7%, respectively, for the second quarter of 2021 compared to 60.1% and 23.7% for the second






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quarter of 2020. Results for the second quarters of 2021 and 2020 included net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years of $9.1 million, or 6.6 points, and $3.6 million, or 3.7 points, respectively.
Underwriting income(2) was $53.3 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 79.5%, for the first half of 2021, compared to $30.1 million and a combined ratio of 83.9% for the same period last year. The increase in underwriting income(2) for the first half of 2021 compared to the prior year period was primarily due to premium growth and higher net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years, offset in part by higher catastrophe losses incurred. Loss and expense ratios were 57.3% and 22.2%, respectively, for the first half of 2021 compared to 60.0% and 23.9% for the first half of 2020. Results for the first half of 2021 and 2020 included net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years of $16.2 million, or 6.2 points, and $6.6 million, or 3.5 points, respectively.
Summary of Operating Results
The Company’s operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 are summarized as follows:
Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
2021202020212020
($ in thousands)
Gross written premiums$194,061 $134,091 $362,937 $258,127 
Ceded written premiums(26,308)(16,484)(50,886)(32,467)
Net written premiums$167,753 $117,607 $312,051 $225,660 
Net earned premiums $137,700 $96,957 $260,741 $186,718 
Losses and loss adjustment expenses79,115 58,304 149,375 112,037 
Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
29,889 22,961 58,025 44,544 
Underwriting income(2)
$28,696 $15,692 $53,341 $30,137 
Loss ratio57.5 %60.1 %57.3 %60.0 %
Expense ratio21.7 %23.7 %22.2 %23.9 %
Combined ratio79.2 %83.8 %79.5 %83.9 %
Annualized return on equity(3)
23.4 %28.2 %22.5 %16.4 %
Annualized operating return on equity(4)
19.3 %17.8 %18.2 %16.9 %
(1)     Net operating earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
(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 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 six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2021
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2020
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses% of Earned PremiumsLosses and Loss Adjustment Expenses% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:($ in thousands)
Current accident year$85,416 62.0 %$61,530 63.4 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
2,834 2.1 %390 0.4 %
Effect of prior accident year development(9,135)(6.6)%(3,616)(3.7)%
Total$79,115 57.5 %$58,304 60.1 %

Six Months Ended
June 30, 2021
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2020
Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses% of Earned PremiumsLosses and Loss Adjustment Expenses% of Earned Premiums
Loss ratio:($ in thousands)
Current accident year$162,673 62.4 %$118,201 63.3 %
Current accident year - catastrophe losses
2,910 1.1 %461 0.2 %
Effect of prior accident year development(16,208)(6.2)%(6,625)(3.5)%
Total$149,375 57.3 %$112,037 60.0 %

Investment Results
Net investment income was $7.4 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $6.6 million in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 11.8%. Net investment income was $14.4 million in the first half of 2021 compared to $12.6 million in the first half of 2020, an increase of 14.0%. These increases were primarily due to growth in our investment portfolio generated from the investment of positive operating cash flow since June 30, 2020 and from proceeds from our equity offering in the third quarter of 2020. The Company’s investment portfolio, excluding cash and cash equivalents, had an annualized gross investment return(5) of 2.6% for the first half of 2021 compared to 3.0% for the first half of 2020. Funds are generally invested conservatively in high quality securities, including government agency, asset- and mortgage-backed securities, and 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 4.3 years at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. Cash and invested assets totaled $1.5 billion at June 30, 2021 compared to $1.3 billion at December 31, 2020.
(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 the average beginning and ending book value of those investments during the period.

Other
Total comprehensive income was $57.7 million for the first half of 2021 compared to $53.1 million for the first half of 2020. The increase in total comprehensive income for the first half of 2021 was due to higher net income offset in part by a decrease in the fair values of the Company's fixed-maturity investments, resulting from a higher interest rate environment.






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The effective tax rates for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 18.5% and 14.8%, respectively. In the first half of 2021 and 2020, the effective tax rates were lower than the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to the tax benefits from stock-based compensation and tax-exempt investment income.
Stockholders' equity was $629.6 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $576.2 million at December 31, 2020. Annualized operating return on equity(4) was 18.2% for the first half of 2021, an increase from 16.9% for the first half of 2020, which was attributable primarily to growth in the business and higher net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Net Operating Earnings
Net operating earnings is defined as net income excluding the effects of the change in the fair value of equity securities, after taxes, and net realized investment gains and losses, after taxes. Management believes the exclusion of these items provides a more useful comparison of the Company's underlying business performance from period to period. Net operating earnings and percentages or calculations using net operating earnings (e.g., diluted operating earnings per share and annualized operating return on equity) are non-GAAP financial measures. Net operating earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and other companies may define net operating earnings differently.
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, net income and diluted earnings per share reconcile to net operating earnings and diluted operating earnings per share as follows:
Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
2021202020212020
($ in thousands, except per share data)
Net operating earnings:
Net income$35,635 $30,262 $67,714 $35,348 
Change in the fair value of equity securities, after taxes
(5,976)(10,933)(11,578)1,834 
Net realized investment gains, after taxes(240)(200)(1,187)(813)
Net operating earnings$29,419 $19,129 $54,949 $36,369 
Diluted operating earnings per share:
Diluted earnings per share$1.55 $1.33 $2.94 $1.56 
Change in the fair value of equity securities, after taxes, per share
(0.26)(0.48)(0.50)0.08 
Net realized investment gains, after taxes, per share(0.01)(0.01)(0.05)(0.04)
Diluted operating earnings per share(1)
$1.28 $0.84 $2.38 $1.60 
Operating return on equity:
Average stockholders' equity(2)
$608,601 $428,724 $602,937 $430,997 
Annualized return on equity(3)
23.4 %28.2 %22.5 %16.4 %
Annualized operating return on equity(4)
19.3 %17.8 %18.2 %16.9 %
(1)     Diluted operating earnings per share may not add due to rounding.
(2)    Computed by adding the total stockholders' equity as of the date indicated to the prior quarter-end or year-end total, as applicable, and dividing by two.






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(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 expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

Underwriting Income
Underwriting income is defined as net income excluding net investment income, the change in the fair value of equity securities, net realized investment gains and losses, 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, 2021 and 2020, net income reconciles to underwriting income as follows:
Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
2021202020212020
(in thousands)
Net income$35,635 $30,262 $67,714 $35,348 
Income tax expense 7,973 6,180 15,333 6,124 
Income before income taxes43,608 36,442 83,047 41,472 
Other expenses (5)
398 — 846 — 
Net investment income(7,429)(6,645)(14,371)(12,605)
Change in the fair value of equity securities
(7,565)(13,839)(14,656)2,322 
Net realized investment gains(304)(253)(1,502)(1,029)
Other income(12)(13)(23)(23)
Underwriting income$28,696 $15,692 $53,341 $30,137 
(5)    Other expenses are comprised of interest expense on our Credit Facility and building expenses not allocated to the Company's insurance operations.

Conference Call
Kinsale Capital Group will hold a conference call to discuss this press release on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public may access the conference call by dialing (844) 239-5282, conference ID# 6180205, 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 September 28, 2021.

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 "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "outlook," "future," "will," "would," "should," "could," "may," "can have," "prospects" 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; inherent uncertainty of models resulting in actual losses that are materially different than the Company's estimates; adverse economic factors; 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






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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
Executive 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 June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
2021202020212020
Revenues(in thousands, except per share data)
Gross written premiums$194,061 $134,091 $362,937 $258,127 
Ceded written premiums(26,308)(16,484)(50,886)(32,467)
Net written premiums167,753 117,607 312,051 225,660 
Change in unearned premiums(30,053)(20,650)(51,310)(38,942)
Net earned premiums137,700 96,957 260,741 186,718 
Net investment income7,429 6,645 14,371 12,605 
Change in the fair value of equity securities7,565 13,839 14,656 (2,322)
Net realized investment gains 304 253 1,502 1,029 
Other income12 13 23 23 
Total revenues153,010 117,707 291,293 198,053 
Expenses
Losses and loss adjustment expenses79,115 58,304 149,375 112,037 
Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses
29,889 22,961 58,025 44,544 
Other expenses398 — 846 — 
Total expenses109,402 81,265 208,246 156,581 
Income before income taxes43,608 36,442 83,047 41,472 
Total income tax expense7,973 6,180 15,333 6,124 
Net income35,635 30,262 67,714 35,348 
Other comprehensive income
Change in net unrealized gains on available-for-sale investments, net of taxes9,583 27,008 (10,039)17,785 
Total comprehensive income$45,218 $57,270 $57,675 $53,133 
Earnings per share:
Basic$1.57 $1.37 $2.99 $1.60 
Diluted$1.55 $1.33 $2.94 $1.56 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic22,678 22,153 22,665 22,131 
Diluted23,054 22,707 23,055 22,694 






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

June 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Assets(in thousands)
Investments:
Fixed-maturity securities at fair value
$1,224,879 $1,081,800 
Equity securities at fair value150,882 129,662 
Total investments1,375,761 1,211,462 
Cash and cash equivalents128,005 77,093 
Investment income due and accrued7,070 6,637 
Premiums receivable, net65,727 48,641 
Reinsurance recoverables105,496 93,215 
Ceded unearned premiums29,431 24,265 
Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions
38,801 31,912 
Intangible assets3,538 3,538 
Other assets52,448 50,133 
Total assets$1,806,277 $1,546,896 
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
Liabilities:
Reserves for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses$753,324 $636,013 
Unearned premiums317,462 260,986 
Payable to reinsurers20,229 12,672 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses11,694 13,651 
Credit facility42,633 42,570 
Deferred income tax liability, net2,559 4,648 
Other liabilities28,740 118 
Total liabilities1,176,641 970,658 
Stockholders' equity629,636 576,238 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,806,277 $1,546,896 







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