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Allstate Delivers Strong Performance as Economic Activity Increases

Allstate Delivers Strong Performance as Economic Activity Increases

New share repurchase program of $5 billion

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021.

The Allstate Corporation Consolidated Highlights

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

($ in millions, except per share data and ratios)

2021

2020

% / pts
Change

 

2021

2020

% / pts
Change

Consolidated revenues

$

12,646

 

$

10,403

 

21.6

 

 

$

25,097

 

$

20,269

 

23.8

 

Net income applicable to common shareholders

1,595

 

1,224

 

30.3

 

 

187

 

1,737

 

(89.2)

 

per diluted common share

5.26

 

3.86

 

36.3

 

 

0.61

 

5.43

 

(88.8)

 

Adjusted net income*

1,149

 

816

 

40.8

 

 

3,020

 

2,018

 

49.7

 

per diluted common share*

3.79

 

2.58

 

46.9

 

 

9.90

 

6.31

 

56.9

 

Return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity (trailing twelve months)

 

 

 

 

 

Net income applicable to common shareholders

 

 

 

 

15.3

%

18.2

%

(2.9)

 

Adjusted net income*

 

 

 

 

23.8

%

18.0

%

5.8

 

Book value per common share

 

 

 

 

86.33

 

79.21

 

9.0

 

Property-Liability combined ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded

95.7

 

89.8

 

5.9

 

 

89.5

 

87.3

 

2.2

 

Underlying combined ratio*

85.7

 

76.8

 

8.9

 

 

81.4

 

79.5

 

1.9

 

Property-Liability insurance premiums earned

10,009

 

8,863

 

12.9

 

 

19,905

 

17,744

 

12.2

 

Catastrophe losses

952

 

1,186

 

(19.7)

 

 

1,542

 

1,397

 

10.4

 

Shelter-in-Place Payback expense

29

 

738

 

(96.1)

 

 

29

 

948

 

(96.9)

 

Total policies in force (in thousands)

 

 

 

 

189,361

 

165,463

 

14.4

 

*

Measures used in this release that are not based on accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“non-GAAP”) are denoted with an asterisk and defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure in the “Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures” section of this document.

“Allstate has performed exceptionally as the economy rebounds from the pandemic by focusing on execution, innovation and long-term value creation,” said Tom Wilson, Chair, President and CEO of The Allstate Corporation. “Revenues grew 21.6% over the prior year, reflecting execution of a multi-faceted plan to increase growth. The Property-Liability combined ratio of 95.7 was attractive despite an increase in the frequency of auto accidents and $952 million of catastrophe losses. Investment income from the performance-based portfolio increased by $759 million, reflecting our long-term approach to managing risk-adjusted returns. This strong execution resulted in second quarter net income of $1.6 billion. Adjusted net income* was $3.79 per share, representing a return on equity of 23.8% for the last twelve months.

“The Transformative Growth plan and innovation are also creating long-term shareholder value. Property-Liability policies in force and premiums written were 12.1% and 12.5%, respectively, above the prior year due to expansion of auto insurance sold through independent agents with the National General acquisition. Policies in force through Allstate’s direct and agent operations were flat as a 6.7% increase in new business, due to improved auto insurance pricing and increased advertising, was offset by lower customer retention reflecting pandemic-related customer support in the prior year. Telematics innovation has resulted in rapid growth of pay-per-mile auto insurance and Arity’s expansion into marketing services. The new $5 billion share repurchase program that was approved today will help maintain a top 15% ranking of cash returns to shareholders among S&P 500 companies,” concluded Wilson.

Second Quarter 2021 Results

  • Total revenues of $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2021 increased 21.6% compared to the prior year quarter, primarily reflecting higher earned premiums from the acquisition of National General and increased net investment income. Higher revenues from Protection Services, driven by the continued expansion of Allstate Protection Plans, also contributed to revenue growth in the quarter.
  • Net income applicable to common shareholders increased to $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2021, compared to net income of $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2020, primarily driven by higher performance-based investment income results.
  • Adjusted net income* of $1.1 billion, or $3.79 per diluted share, increased $333 million compared to the prior year quarter. The increase reflects higher net investment income and higher earned premiums from the acquisition of National General and lower Shelter-in-Place Payback expense, partially offset by higher non-catastrophe losses. The second quarter of 2020 was significantly impacted by the low level of auto accident frequency experienced due to the pandemic.

Property-Liability Results

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

($ in millions, except ratios)

2021

2020

% / pts
Change

 

2021

2020

% / pts
Change

Premiums written

$

10,323

 

$

9,172

 

12.5

%

 

20,091

 

17,764

 

13.1

%

Allstate Brand

9,008

 

8,909

 

1.1

 

 

17,429

 

17,279

 

0.9

 

National General

1,315

 

263

 

NM

 

2,662

 

485

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting income

429

 

902

 

(52.4

)

 

2,086

 

2,250

 

(7.3

)

Allstate Brand

414

 

899

 

(53.9

)

 

1,929

 

2,235

 

(13.7

)

National General

15

 

6

 

NM

 

153

 

20

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded combined ratio

95.7

 

89.8

 

5.9

 

 

89.5

 

87.3

 

2.2

 

Allstate Protection auto

94.3

 

83.8

 

10.5

 

 

87.4

 

86.6

 

0.8

 

Allstate Protection homeowners

100.3

 

106.8

 

(6.5

)

 

94.6

 

89.2

 

5.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying combined ratio*

85.7

 

76.8

 

8.9

 

 

81.4

 

79.5

 

1.9

 

Allstate Protection auto

91.8

 

82.4

 

9.4

 

 

86.0

 

85.6

 

0.4

 

Allstate Protection homeowners

69.5

 

60.6

 

8.9

 

 

68.6

 

61.5

 

7.1

 

NM = not meaningful

  • Property-Liability written premium of $10.3 billion increased 12.5% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year quarter, primarily driven by the acquisition of National General. The recorded combined ratio of 95.7 generated underwriting income of $429 million, a decrease of $473 million compared to the prior year quarter. Income decreased primarily due to higher non-catastrophe losses in auto and homeowners insurance, which were partially offset by increased premiums related to the acquisition of National General and lower Shelter-in-Place Payback expense.

    • The underlying combined ratio* of 85.7 for the second quarter of 2021 was 8.9 points above the prior year quarter, reflecting higher non-catastrophe losses due to increased auto accident frequency and higher incurred auto and homeowners claims severity, partially offset by lower expenses.

    • Cost reductions implemented in 2020 and continuing in 2021 provide operational flexibility to improve customer value and invest in growth. The expense ratio of 24.7 decreased 7.1 points compared to the prior year quarter, due to lower Coronavirus-related expenses from Shelter-in-Place Payback and bad debt. This was partially offset by the amortization of purchased intangibles, increased advertising of 0.7 points and restructuring charges of $66 million. Excluding these items, the expense ratio decreased 0.4 points compared to the prior year quarter due to lower operating expenses. Increased claims process efficiency and expanded digital capabilities have also resulted in lower expenses while improving the customer experience.

    • Allstate Protection auto insurance net written premium increased 10.1%, and policies in force increased 14.1% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by the acquisition of National General and increased new issued applications. Allstate brand auto net written premiums declined slightly from the prior year quarter as increased new issued applications were offset by lower average premiums. Policies in force increased sequentially for the second consecutive quarter, increasing 161 thousand compared to the end of the first quarter 2021, including 96 thousand from the Allstate brand.

      The recorded auto insurance combined ratio of 94.3 in the second quarter of 2021 was 10.5 points above the prior year quarter, and the underlying combined ratio* of 91.8 was 9.4 points above the prior year quarter, primarily due to an increase in the loss ratio, partially offset by a lower expense ratio. The auto loss ratio increase was driven by higher accident frequency as miles driven rebound toward pre-pandemic levels and higher incurred claim severity from inflation and supply chain disruptions.

    • Allstate Protection homeowners insurance net written premium grew 19.2%, and policies in force increased 7.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020, due to the acquisition of National General and growth of Allstate brand policies. Allstate brand net written premium increased 6.2% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by higher average premiums and new issued application growth.

      The recorded homeowners insurance combined ratio of 100.3 in the second quarter of 2021 was 6.5 points below the second quarter of 2020, primarily driven by lower catastrophe losses and increased premiums earned, partially offset by higher non-catastrophe losses. The underlying combined ratio* of 69.5 was 8.9 points higher than the prior year quarter, reflecting the inclusion of National General’s results, higher non-catastrophe claim frequency and increased severity due to inflation in labor and material costs.

Protection Services Results

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

($ in millions)

2021

2020

% / $
Change

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

% / $
Change

Total revenues (1)

$

581

 

$

457

 

27.1

%

 

$

1,133

 

 

$

911

 

 

24.4

%

Allstate Protection Plans

295

 

232

 

27.2

 

 

570

 

 

451

 

 

26.4

 

Allstate Dealer Services

130

 

118

 

10.2

 

 

253

 

 

235

 

 

7.7

 

Allstate Roadside

60

 

53

 

13.2

 

 

119

 

 

113

 

 

5.3

 

Arity

64

 

26

 

146.2

 

 

128

 

 

56

 

 

128.6

 

Allstate Identity Protection

32

 

28

 

14.3

 

 

63

 

 

56

 

 

12.5

 

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

56

 

$

38

 

$

18

 

 

$

105

 

 

$

75

 

 

$

30

 

Allstate Protection Plans

42

 

35

 

7

 

 

87

 

 

69

 

 

18

 

Allstate Dealer Services

10

 

8

 

2

 

 

18

 

 

15

 

 

3

 

Allstate Roadside

2

 

2

 

 

 

6

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

Arity

1

 

(3

)

4

 

 

3

 

 

(6

)

 

9

 

Allstate Identity Protection

1

 

(4

)

5

 

 

(9

)

 

(7

)

 

(2

)

(1)

Excludes realized capital gains and losses

  • Protection Services revenues increased to $581 million in the second quarter of 2021, 27.1% higher than the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income of $56 million increased by $18 million compared to the prior year quarter, due to growth at Allstate Protection Plans and profits at Arity and Allstate Identity Protection.

    • Allstate Protection Plans revenue of $295 million increased $63 million, or 27.2%, compared to the prior year quarter, reflecting increased policies in force. Adjusted net income of $42 million in the second quarter of 2021 was $7 million higher than the prior year quarter, driven by profitable growth.

    • Allstate Dealer Services revenue of $130 million was 10.2% higher than the second quarter of 2020, driven by increased auto industry sales and the impact of lower volumes in the second quarter of 2020 from shelter-in-place orders. Adjusted net income of $10 million in the second quarter was $2 million higher than the prior year quarter.

    • Allstate Roadside revenue of $60 million in the second quarter of 2021 increased 13.2% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by the impact of lower rescue volumes in the second quarter of 2020 from shelter-in-place orders. Adjusted net income of $2 million in the second quarter of 2021 was flat compared to the prior year quarter.

    • Arity revenue of $64 million increased $38 million compared to the prior year quarter, primarily driven by the inclusion of Transparent.ly and LeadCloud as a result of the National General acquisition, and increased device sales driven by growth in the Allstate brand Milewise® product. Adjusted net income of $1 million in the second quarter of 2021 improved $4 million compared to the prior year quarter.

    • Allstate Identity Protection revenue of $32 million in the second quarter of 2021 increased 14.3% compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income of $1 million in the second quarter of 2021 increased $5 million compared to the prior year quarter.

Allstate Health and Benefits Results

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

($ in millions)

2021

2020

% Change

 

2021

2020

% Change

Premiums and contract charges

447

 

263

 

70.0

 

 

902

 

545

 

65.5

 

Employer voluntary benefits

255

 

263

 

(3.0

)

 

518

 

545

 

(5.0

)

Group health

87

 

 

NM

 

170

 

 

NM

Individual accident and health

105

 

 

NM

 

214

 

 

NM

Adjusted net income

62

 

5

 

NM

 

127

 

29

 

NM

  • Allstate Health and Benefits premiums and contract charges increased 70.0% compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to the addition of group health and individual accident and health businesses acquired with National General. Adjusted net income of $62 million in the second quarter of 2021 increased by $57 million compared to the second quarter of 2020, primarily due to the addition of National General and the absence of a capitalized software write-off recognized in the prior year quarter.

Allstate Investment Results

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

($ in millions, except ratios)

2021

2020

$ / pts

Change

 

 

2021

2020

$ / pts

Change

Net investment income

$

974

 

$

220

 

754

 

 

$

1,682

 

$

466

 

1,216

 

Market-based investment income (1)

355

 

352

 

3

 

 

709

 

712

 

(3

)

Performance-based investment income (1)

649

 

(110

)

759

 

 

1,027

 

(196

)

1,223

 

Realized capital gains (losses)

287

 

440

 

(153

)

 

713

 

278

 

435

 

Change in unrealized net capital gains and losses, pre-tax

324

 

1,829

 

NM

 

 

(1,050

)

704

 

NM

 

Total return on investment portfolio

2.6

%

4.8

%

(2.2

)

 

2.4

%

2.6

%

(0.2

)

Total return on investment portfolio (trailing twelve months)

 

 

 

 

6.8

%

5.9

%

0.9

 

(1)

Investment expenses are not allocated between market-based and performance-based portfolios with the exception of investee level expenses.

  • Allstate Investments $62.6 billion portfolio generated net investment income of $974 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $754 million from the prior year quarter, driven by higher performance-based income.

    • Market-based investment income contributed $355 million of investment income in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $3 million, or 0.9%, compared to the prior year quarter as the impact of low reinvestment rates was mitigated by higher average assets under management and prepayment fee income.

    • Performance-based investment income totaled $649 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $759 million compared to the prior year quarter. The increase reflects higher private equity investment valuations and net gains from sales of real estate investments.

    • Net realized capital gains were $287 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $440 million in the prior year quarter, primarily due to higher equity valuations and gains on sales of fixed income securities and real estate.

    • Unrealized net capital gains increased $324 million from the first quarter of 2021 as lower interest rates resulted in higher fixed income valuations.

    • Total return on the investment portfolio was 2.6% for the second quarter of 2021 and 6.8% over the trailing twelve-month period.

  • Discontinued Operations generated $196 million of income in the second quarter of 2021, primarily driven by higher performance-based income. In the first quarter of 2021, the assets and liabilities of Allstate Life Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York were reclassified as held for sale with results presented as discontinued operations. This includes $37.0 billion of assets and $32.8 billion of liabilities as of June 30, 2021.

Proactive Capital Management

“Allstate’s focus on current results and long-term value creation is designed to increase shareholder value,” said Mario Rizzo, Chief Financial Officer. “The previously announced divestitures of the life and annuity businesses are on pace to close in 2021, and the acquisition of National General enhances our position in the independent agent channel and increases market share. We returned $807 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases in the quarter. The new $5 billion share repurchase program, which is expected to be completed by March 31, 2023, represents 13% of current market capitalization and will be initiated in the third quarter upon completion of the prior $3 billion program. Accelerating growth and increasing Property-Liability market share is also expected to increase shareholder value,” concluded Rizzo.

Visit www.allstateinvestors.com for additional information about Allstate’s results, including a webcast of its quarterly conference call and the call presentation. The conference call will be at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 5. Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on www.allstateinvestors.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” that anticipate results based on our estimates, assumptions and plans that are subject to uncertainty. These statements are made subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may be identified by their use of words like “plans,” “seeks,” “expects,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “believes,” “likely,” “targets” and other words with similar meanings. We believe these statements are based on reasonable estimates, assumptions and plans. However, if the estimates, assumptions or plans underlying the forward-looking statements prove inaccurate or if other risks or uncertainties arise, actual results could differ materially from those communicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements may be found in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements are as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

($ in millions, except par value data)

 

June 30,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

Assets

 

 

 

Investments

 

 

 

Fixed income securities, at fair value (amortized cost, net $41,344 and $40,034)

$

42,825

 

 

$

42,565

 

Equity securities, at fair value (cost $2,537 and $2,740)

3,059

 

 

3,168

 

Mortgage loans, net

786

 

 

746

 

Limited partnership interests

7,073

 

 

4,563

 

Short-term, at fair value (amortized cost $5,516 and $6,807)

5,516

 

 

6,807

 

Other, net

3,311

 

 

1,691

 

Total investments

62,570

 

 

59,540

 

Cash

656

 

 

311

 

Premium installment receivables, net

8,146

 

 

6,463

 

Deferred policy acquisition costs

4,374

 

 

3,774

 

Reinsurance and indemnification recoverables, net

9,497

 

 

7,215

 

Accrued investment income

350

 

 

371

 

Property and equipment, net

1,026

 

 

1,057

 

Goodwill

3,349

 

 

2,369

 

Other assets, net

5,706

 

 

2,756

 

Assets held for sale

36,969

 

 

42,131

 

Total assets

$

132,643

 

 

$

125,987

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Reserve for property and casualty insurance claims and claims expense

$

31,637

 

 

$

27,610

 

Reserve for future policy benefits

1,239

 

 

1,028

 

Contractholder funds

858

 

 

857

 

Unearned premiums

18,756

 

 

15,946

 

Claim payments outstanding

1,040

 

 

957

 

Deferred income taxes

758

 

 

382

 

Other liabilities and accrued expenses

9,392

 

 

7,840

 

Long-term debt

7,996

 

 

7,825

 

Liabilities held for sale

32,775

 

 

33,325

 

Total liabilities

104,451

 

 

95,770

 

Equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock and additional capital paid-in, $1 par value, 25 million shares authorized, 81.0 thousand shares issued and outstanding, $2,025 aggregate liquidation preference; $.01 par value, 8 million shares authorized, 200.0 thousand shares issued and outstanding, $200 aggregate liquidation preference for $200 in 2021

2,170

 

 

1,970

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 2.0 billion shares authorized and 900 million issued, 297 million and 304 million shares outstanding

9

 

 

9

 

Additional capital paid-in

3,668

 

 

3,498

 

Retained income

52,464

 

 

52,767

 

Treasury stock, at cost (603 million and 596 million shares)

(32,394

)

 

(31,331

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

Other unrealized net capital gains and losses

2,726

 

 

3,860

 

Unrealized adjustment to DAC, DSI and insurance reserves

(562

)

 

(680

)

Total unrealized net capital gains and losses

2,164

 

 

3,180

 

Unrealized foreign currency translation adjustments

24

 

 

(7

)

Unamortized pension and other postretirement prior service credit

102

 

 

131

 

Total accumulated other comprehensive income

2,290

 

 

3,304

 

Total Allstate shareholders’ equity

28,207

 

 

30,217

 

Noncontrolling interest

(15

)

 

 

Total equity

28,192

 

 

30,217

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

132,643

 

 

$

125,987

 

THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

($ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended
June 30,

Six months ended
June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and casualty insurance premiums

$

10,444

 

 

$

9,223

 

$

20,751

 

 

$

18,458

 

Accident and health insurance premiums and contract charges

447

 

 

263

 

902

 

 

545

 

Other revenue

494

 

 

257

 

1,049

 

 

522

 

Net investment income

974

 

 

220

 

1,682

 

 

466

 

Realized capital gains (losses)

287

 

 

440

 

713

 

 

278

 

Total revenues

12,646

 

 

10,403

 

25,097

 

 

20,269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and casualty insurance claims and claims expense

7,207

 

 

5,222

 

13,250

 

 

10,563

 

Shelter-in-Place Payback expense

29

 

 

738

 

29

 

 

948

 

Accident and health insurance policy benefits

244

 

 

123

 

477

 

 

264

 

Interest credited to contractholder funds

8

 

 

9

 

17

 

 

18

 

Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs

1,545

 

 

1,344

 

3,068

 

 

2,709

 

Operating costs and expenses

1,683

 

 

1,394

 

3,414

 

 

2,732

 

Pension and other postretirement remeasurement (gains) losses

(134

)

 

73

 

(444

)

 

391

 

Restructuring and related charges

71

 

 

13

 

122

 

 

17

 

Amortization of purchased intangibles

105

 

 

29

 

158

 

 

57

 

Interest expense

91

 

 

79

 

177

 

 

160

 

Total costs and expenses

10,849

 

 

9,024

 

20,268

 

 

17,859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations before income tax expense

1,797

 

 

1,379

 

4,829

 

 

2,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

362

 

 

273

 

988

 

 

467

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations

1,435

 

 

1,106

 

3,841

 

 

1,943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

196

 

 

144

 

(3,597

)

 

(144

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

1,631

 

 

1,250

 

244

 

 

1,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Allstate

1,625

 

 

1,250

 

244

 

 

1,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Preferred stock dividends

30

 

 

26

 

57

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income applicable to common shareholders

$

1,595

 

 

$

1,224

 

$

187

 

 

$

1,737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share applicable to common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

4.68

 

 

$

3.44

 

$

12.59

 

 

$

5.96

 

Discontinued operations

0.66

 

 

0.46

 

(11.97

)

 

(0.46

)

Total

$

5.34

 

 

$

3.90

 

$

0.62

 

 

$

5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

4.61

 

 

$

3.41

 

$

12.41

 

 

$

5.88

 

Discontinued operations

0.65

 

 

0.45

 

(11.80

)

 

(0.45

)

Total

$

5.26

 

 

$

3.86

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

5.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares – Basic

298.8

 

 

313.7

 

300.6

 

 

315.6

 

Weighted average common shares – Diluted

303.3

 

 

317.0

 

304.9

 

 

319.8

 

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

We believe that investors’ understanding of Allstate’s performance is enhanced by our disclosure of the following non-GAAP measures. Our methods for calculating these measures may differ from those used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited.

Adjusted net income is net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders, excluding:

  • realized capital gains and losses except for periodic settlements and accruals on non-hedge derivative instruments, which are reported with realized capital gains and losses but included in adjusted net income,
  • pension and other postretirement remeasurement gains and losses,
  • business combination expenses and the amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles,
  • income or loss from discontinued operations,
  • adjustments for other significant non-recurring, infrequent or unusual items, when (a) the nature of the charge or gain is such that it is reasonably unlikely to recur within two years, or (b) there has been no similar charge or gain within the prior two years, and
  • related income tax expense or benefit of these items.

Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders is the GAAP measure that is most directly comparable to adjusted net income.

We use adjusted net income as an important measure to evaluate our results of operations. We believe that the measure provides investors with a valuable measure of the Company’s ongoing performance because it reveals trends in our insurance and financial services business that may be obscured by the net effect of realized capital gains and losses, pension and other postretirement remeasurement gains and losses, business combination expenses and the amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles, income or loss from discontinued operations and adjustments for other significant non-recurring, infrequent or unusual items and related tax expense or benefit of these items. Realized capital gains and losses, and pension and other postretirement remeasurement gains and losses may vary significantly between periods and are generally driven by business decisions and external economic developments such as capital market conditions, the timing of which is unrelated to the insurance underwriting process. Business combination expenses and income or loss from discontinued operations are excluded because they are non-recurring in nature and the amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles is excluded because it relates to the acquisition purchase price and is not indicative of our underlying business results or trends. Non-recurring items are excluded because, by their nature, they are not indicative of our business or economic trends. Accordingly, adjusted net income excludes the effect of items that tend to be highly variable from period to period and highlights the results from ongoing operations and the underlying profitability of our business. A byproduct of excluding these items to determine adjusted net income is the transparency and understanding of their significance to net income variability and profitability while recognizing these or similar items may recur in subsequent periods. Adjusted net income is used by management along with the other components of net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders to assess our performance. We use adjusted measures of adjusted net income in incentive compensation. Therefore, we believe it is useful for investors to evaluate net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders, adjusted net income and their components separately and in the aggregate when reviewing and evaluating our performance. We note that investors, financial analysts, financial and business media organizations and rating agencies utilize adjusted net income results in their evaluation of our and our industry’s financial performance and in their investment decisions, recommendations and communications as it represents a reliable, representative and consistent measurement of the industry and the Company and management’s performance. We note that the price to earnings multiple commonly used by insurance investors as a forward-looking valuation technique uses adjusted net income as the denominator. Adjusted net income should not be considered a substitute for net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders and does not reflect the overall profitability of our business.

The following tables reconcile net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders and adjusted net income. Taxes on adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders and adjusted net income generally use a 21% effective tax rate.

($ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended June 30,

 

Consolidated

 

Per diluted common share

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders

$

1,595

 

 

$

1,224

 

 

$

5.26

 

 

$

3.86

 

Realized capital (gains) losses

(287

)

 

(440

)

 

(0.95

)

 

(1.39

)

Pension and other postretirement remeasurement (gains) losses

(134

)

 

73

 

 

(0.44

)

 

0.23

 

Reclassification of periodic settlements and accruals on non-hedge derivative instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business combination expenses and the amortization of purchased intangibles

105

 

 

29

 

 

0.35

 

 

0.09

 

Business combination fair value adjustment

(6

)

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

(493

)

 

(167

)

 

(1.63

)

 

(0.52

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

369

 

 

97

 

 

1.22

 

 

0.31

 

Adjusted net income *

$

1,149

 

 

$

816

 

 

$

3.79

 

 

$

2.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

Consolidated

 

Per diluted common share

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders

$

187

 

 

$

1,737

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

5.43

 

Realized capital (gains) losses

(713

)

 

(278

)

 

(2.34

)

 

(0.87

)

Pension and other postretirement remeasurement (gains) losses

(444

)

 

391

 

 

(1.46

)

 

1.22

 

Reclassification of periodic settlements and accruals on non-hedge derivative instruments

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business combination expenses and the amortization of purchased intangibles

180

 

 

57

 

 

0.59

 

 

0.18

 

Business combination fair value adjustment

(6

)

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

3,670

 

 

203

 

 

12.04

 

 

0.63

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

145

 

 

(92

)

 

0.48

 

 

(0.28

)

Adjusted net income *

$

3,020

 

 

$

2,018

 

 

$

9.90

 

 

$

6.31

 

Adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity is a ratio that uses a non-GAAP measure. It is calculated by dividing the rolling 12-month adjusted net income by the average of Allstate common shareholders’ equity at the beginning and at the end of the 12-months, after excluding the effect of unrealized net capital gains and losses. Return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity is the most directly comparable GAAP measure. We use adjusted net income as the numerator for the same reasons we use adjusted net income, as discussed above. We use average Allstate common shareholders’ equity excluding the effect of unrealized net capital gains and losses for the denominator as a representation of common shareholders’ equity primarily applicable to the Allstate’s earned and realized business operations because it eliminates the effect of items that are unrealized and vary significantly between periods due to external economic developments such as capital market conditions like changes in equity prices and interest rates, the amount and timing of which are unrelated to the insurance underwriting process. We use it to supplement our evaluation of net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders and return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity because it excludes the effect of items that tend to be highly variable from period to period. We believe that this measure is useful to investors and that it provides a valuable tool for investors when considered along with return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity because it eliminates the after-tax effects of realized and unrealized net capital gains and losses that can fluctuate significantly from period to period and that are driven by economic developments, the magnitude and timing of which are generally not influenced by management. In addition, it eliminates non-recurring items that are not indicative of our ongoing business or economic trends. A byproduct of excluding the items noted above to determine adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity from return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity is the transparency and understanding of their significance to return on common shareholders’ equity variability and profitability while recognizing these or similar items may recur in subsequent periods. We use adjusted measures of adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity in incentive compensation. Therefore, we believe it is useful for investors to have adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity and return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity when evaluating our performance. We note that investors, financial analysts, financial and business media organizations and rating agencies utilize adjusted net income return on common shareholders’ equity results in their evaluation of our and our industry’s financial performance and in their investment decisions, recommendations and communications as it represents a reliable, representative and consistent measurement of the industry and the company and management’s utilization of capital. We also provide it to facilitate a comparison to our long-term adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity goal. Adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity should not be considered a substitute for return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity and does not reflect the overall profitability of our business.

The following tables reconcile return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity and adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity.

($ in millions)

For the twelve months ended June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

Net income applicable to common shareholders

$

3,911

 

 

$

4,333

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

Beginning Allstate common shareholders’ equity (1)

$

25,016

 

 

$

22,546

 

Ending Allstate common shareholders’ equity (1)

26,037

 

 

25,016

 

Average Allstate common shareholders’ equity

$

25,527

 

 

$

23,781

 

Return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity

15.3

%

 

18.2

%

($ in millions)

For the twelve months ended June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

Adjusted net income *

$

5,512

 

 

$

3,887

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

Beginning Allstate common shareholders’ equity (1)

$

25,016

 

 

$

22,546

 

Less: Unrealized net capital gains and losses

2,602

 

 

1,654

 

Adjusted beginning Allstate common shareholders’ equity

22,414

 

 

20,892

 

 

 

 

 

Ending Allstate common shareholders’ equity (1)

26,037

 

 

25,016

 

Less: Unrealized net capital gains and losses

2,164

 

 

2,602

 

Adjusted ending Allstate common shareholders’ equity

23,873

 

 

22,414

 

Average adjusted Allstate common shareholders’ equity

$

23,144

 

 

$

21,653

 

Adjusted net income return on Allstate common shareholders’ equity *

23.8

%

 

18.0

%

_____________

(1)

Excludes equity related to preferred stock of $2,170 million as of June 30, 2021, $1,970 million as of June 30, 2020 and $1,930 million as of June 30, 2019.

Combined ratio excluding the effect of catastrophes, prior year reserve reestimates and amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles (“underlying combined ratio”) is a non-GAAP ratio, which is computed as the difference between four GAAP operating ratios: the combined ratio, the effect of catastrophes on the combined ratio, the effect of prior year non-catastrophe reserve reestimates on the combined ratio, and the effect of amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles on the combined ratio. We believe that this ratio is useful to investors and it is used by management to reveal the trends in our Property-Liability business that may be obscured by catastrophe losses, prior year reserve reestimates and amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles. Catastrophe losses cause our loss trends to vary significantly between periods as a result of their incidence of occurrence and magnitude, and can have a significant impact on the combined ratio. Prior year reserve reestimates are caused by unexpected loss development on historical reserves, which could increase or decrease current year net income. Amortization or impairment of purchased intangibles relates to the acquisition purchase price and is not indicative of our underlying insurance business results or trends. We believe it is useful for investors to evaluate these components separately and in the aggregate when reviewing our underwriting performance. We also provide it to facilitate a comparison to our outlook on the underlying combined ratio. The most directly comparable GAAP measure is the combined ratio. The underlying combined ratio should not be considered a substitute for the combined ratio and does not reflect the overall underwriting profitability of our business.

The following tables reconcile the respective combined ratio to the underlying combined ratio. Underwriting margin is calculated as 100% minus the combined ratio.

Property-Liability

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Combined ratio

95.7

 

 

89.8

 

 

89.5

 

 

87.3

 

Effect of catastrophe losses

(9.5

)

 

(13.4

)

 

(7.7

)

 

(7.9

)

Effect of prior year non-catastrophe reserve reestimates

0.2

 

 

0.4

 

 

0.1

 

 

0.1

 

Effect of amortization of purchased intangibles

(0.7

)

 

 

 

(0.5

)

 

 

Underlying combined ratio*

85.7

 

 

76.8

 

 

81.4

 

 

79.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of prior year catastrophe reserve reestimates

0.4

 

 

0.3

 

 

(1.0

)

 

 

Allstate Protection - Auto Insurance

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Combined ratio

94.3

 

 

83.8

 

 

87.4

 

 

86.6

 

Effect of catastrophe losses

(2.2

)

 

(2.2

)

 

(1.3

)

 

(1.2

)

Effect of prior year non-catastrophe reserve reestimates

0.4

 

 

0.8

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.2

 

Effect of amortization of purchased intangibles

(0.7

)

 

 

 

(0.4

)

 

 

Underlying combined ratio*

91.8

 

 

82.4

 

 

86.0

 

 

85.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of prior year catastrophe reserve reestimates

(0.1

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.1

)

Allstate Protection - Homeowners Insurance

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Combined ratio

100.3

 

 

106.8

 

 

94.6

 

 

89.2

 

Effect of catastrophe losses

(30.3

)

 

(46.4

)

 

(25.5

)

 

(27.8

)

Effect of prior year non-catastrophe reserve reestimates

0.3

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

Effect of amortization of purchased intangibles

(0.8

)

 

 

 

(0.5

)

 

 

Underlying combined ratio*

69.5

 

 

60.6

 

 

68.6

 

 

61.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of prior year catastrophe reserve reestimates

1.5

 

 

1.3

 

 

(3.6

)

 

0.5

 

 

Rachel Hill
Media Relations
(847) 402-5600

Mark Nogal
Investor Relations
(847) 402-2800

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