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Stewart Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2016

 

Stewart Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2016

  • Net income attributable to Stewart increased $14.1 million
  • Total operating revenues increased $31.3 million or 6.3 percent
  • Total title revenues increased $37.4 million or 7.9 percent
  • Title segment pretax income increased $15.0 million or 65.3 percent
  • Title segment pretax margin of 7.4 percent, up from 4.9 percent
  • Total cash from operations increased $44.1 million

 

HOUSTON, February 9, 2017 -- Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC) today reported net income attributable to Stewart of $16.7 million ($0.71 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter 2016 compared to net income attributable to Stewart of $2.6 million ($0.11 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter 2015.

Pretax income before noncontrolling interests for the fourth quarter 2016 was $23.0 million compared to pretax income before noncontrolling interests of $3.1 million for the fourth quarter 2015.

Fourth quarter 2016 results were influenced by:

  • $5.4 million of net realized losses, $4.9 million of which were in the ancillary services and corporate segment and $0.5 million in the title segment, as further described below, and  
  • $2.4 million of income tax benefits related to previously unrecognized tax credits.

Fourth quarter 2015 results were influenced by:

  • $2.1 million of net realized losses, $1.4 million of which were in the title segment and $0.7 million in the ancillary services and corporate segment, as further described below,
  • $2.7 million of depreciation, severance and goodwill impairment charges related to the exit of the delinquent loan servicing operations and $1.7 million of cost management program charges recorded in the ancillary services and corporate segment,
  • $0.8 million of severance charges recorded in the title segment, and
  • $2.2 million of income tax benefits, primarily from utilization of state tax loss carryforwards.

“Our fourth quarter delivered a solid finish to an important year for Stewart”, said Matthew W. Morris, chief executive officer. “We generated revenue growth in our core title operations while continuing to add more efficiency to our cost structure. We also took additional actions to focus on our core operations and significantly improve the anticipated 2017 results of our ancillary services operations. Fourth quarter 2016 was also an indication of the improvement inherent in our transformed operating model, with adjusted EBITDA increasing by $18 million, or 100 percent, relative to a $32 million, or six percent, increase in adjusted revenues. Our commitment to improving our customer experience coupled with growth plans in targeted markets, while reducing our cost-per-file, will yield sustainable margin improvement. We remain positive on our prospects going forward from both our operations and the macroeconomic environment.”

Selected Financial Information

Summary results of operations are as follows (dollars in millions, except per share amounts):

 

Fourth Quarter

Full Year

 

2016

2015

2016

2015

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

525.8

497.4

2,006.6

  2,033.9

 

Pretax income before noncontrolling interests

23.0

3.1

88.0

9.7

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

2.8

(2.1)

19.6

5.7

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Stewart

16.7

2.6

55.5

 (6.2)

 

Net income per diluted share attributable to Stewart

0.71

0.11

1.85(1)

(0.26)

 

 

(1)    Excluding the $12.0 million (or $0.51 per diluted share) cash consideration paid during the second quarter 2016 relating to the exchange agreement with the holders of our Class B Common Stock, adjusted net income per diluted share was $2.36 for the year 2016. Under U.S. GAAP, the $12.0 million payment to the holders of our Class B Common Stock was recorded as a reduction to retained earnings, similar to a preferred stock dividend, and does not reduce net income attributable to Stewart. However, the payment reduces net income in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share.

Title Segment

Our title segment revenues, which include revenues from our centralized title services, were $511.6 million for the fourth quarter 2016, an increase of 8.2 percent from the fourth quarter 2015 and a decline of 3.4 percent from the third quarter 2016. In the fourth quarter 2016, the title segment generated pretax income of $38.1 million, a 7.4 percent margin, compared to the fourth quarter 2015 pretax income of $23.1 million, a 4.9 percent margin, and the third quarter 2016 pretax income of $50.3 million, a 9.5 percent margin. As mentioned above, the segment’s fourth quarter 2016 pretax income included $0.5 million of net realized losses, composed primarily of $1.7 million additional contingent consideration expense related to a prior successful acquisition, offset by net gains on sale of investments in securities available-for-sale and other assets. The fourth quarter 2015 segment results included $1.4 million of net realized losses (composed primarily of $3.7 million of asset impairment charges, offset by net gains on sale of investments in securities available-for-sale and other assets) and $0.8 million of severance costs.

“We are very pleased with our fourth quarter 2016 title segment results, which generated pretax earnings growth of 65 percent on overall revenue growth of 8 percent,” continued Morris. “Purchase transactions grew nicely compared to the prior year quarter, and domestic commercial revenues were the highest seen in the last sixteen quarters. Our continued focus on prudent underwriting and risk management resulted in a sub-five percent title loss rate, and segment employee costs were essentially unchanged while operating revenues grew eight percent. Although industry-wide refinancing transactions are expected to decline significantly in 2017, our transaction mix is more weighted to purchase transactions, and we expect to see slow but sustainable volume and price increases in existing and new home sales driven largely by demographics and the emerging millennial homebuyers, which will further enhance margins going forward.”

Direct revenue information is presented below (dollars in millions):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2016

2015

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

52.7

 

51.8

 

1.7

%

 

International

 

5.4

 

6.5

 

(16.9)

%

Non-commercial

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

146.7

 

140.9

 

4.1

%

 

International

 

25.4

 

21.8

 

16.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total direct revenues

 

230.2

 

221.0

 

4.2

%

Non-commercial domestic revenue includes revenues from purchase transactions and centralized title operations. Revenues from purchase transactions increased 6.9 percent, while centralized revenues declined 14.9 percent due primarily to decreased default-related title transactions, partially offset by higher refinancing transactions. Total international revenues increased 8.8 percent in the fourth quarter 2016 as compared to the prior year quarter due to volume growth on a local currency basis, primarily from our Canada operations, partially offset by the weakening of the British pound against the U.S. dollar. Revenues from independent agency operations in the fourth quarter 2016 increased 11.3 percent compared to the fourth quarter 2015, but declined 1.7 percent sequentially compared to the third quarter 2016. The independent agency remittance rate was 18.2 percent in the fourth quarter 2016 as compared to 19.0 percent and 18.0 percent in the fourth quarter 2015 and the third quarter 2016, respectively. As a result, revenues from independent agencies, net of retention, increased 6.3 percent from the prior year quarter, and declined approximately 1 percent sequentially from the third quarter 2016. The average independent agency remittance rate for full year 2016 was 18.2 percent, essentially unchanged from 18.3 percent in 2015.

Ancillary Services and Corporate Segment

Operating revenues generated by our ancillary services and corporate segment declined to $19.1 million in the fourth quarter 2016 from $25.2 million in the fourth quarter 2015 primarily due to our exit of the delinquent loan servicing operations completed in the first quarter 2016. Sequentially, operating revenues decreased from $22.2 million in the third quarter 2016 primarily due to revenue declines in our search and valuation services operations. The segment reported a pretax loss of $15.1 million in the fourth quarter 2016 as compared with pretax losses of $19.9 million and $11.5 million in the fourth quarter 2015 and third quarter 2016, respectively.

As mentioned above, the fourth quarter 2016 segment pretax loss included $4.9 million of net realized losses, composed primarily of $3.3 million of realized losses on the sale of assets related to the loan file review and audit and government services lines of business and $1.6 million of early lease termination costs. Fourth quarter 2015 segment results included $0.7 million of net realized losses (primarily resulting from $1.0 million of early lease termination charges), $2.7 million of depreciation, severance and goodwill impairment charges related to the exit of the delinquent loan servicing operations and $1.7 million of cost management program charges. The third quarter 2016 pretax loss for the segment included $1.2 million of costs relating to shareholder activism offset by a $1.2 million realized gain on a cost-basis investment transaction.

Expenses

Expense comparisons for the fourth quarter 2016 to the prior year quarter are influenced by fourth quarter 2015 charges consisting of:

  • $2.0 million of depreciation and severance expenses and $0.7 million of goodwill impairment related to our exit of the delinquent loan servicing operations, and $1.7 million of cost management program charges recorded in the ancillary services and corporate segment, and
  • $0.8 million of severance expenses recorded in the title segment.

As a result of ongoing cost management efforts, as well as a reduction in employee counts tied to volume declines, primarily in our ancillary services operations, employee costs for the fourth quarter 2016 decreased $12.5 million, or 7.8 percent, from the fourth quarter 2015. Sequentially, employee costs decreased $7.3 million, or 4.8 percent, from the third quarter 2016. Average employee counts for the fourth quarter 2016 decreased approximately 8.7 percent and 1.9 percent from the fourth quarter 2015 and third quarter 2016, respectively. As a percentage of total operating revenues, employee costs for the fourth quarter 2016 were 27.9 percent, an improvement of 430 and 40 basis points compared to 32.2 percent and 28.3 percent in the prior year quarter and the third quarter 2016, respectively.

Other operating expenses for the fourth quarter 2016 were comparable to the fourth quarter 2015 and increased sequentially $1.7 million, or 1.8 percent, from the third quarter 2016 primarily due to higher bad debt expenses. As a percentage of total operating revenues, other operating expenses for the fourth quarter 2016 were 18.2 percent, compared to 19.3 percent and 17.2 percent in the fourth quarter 2015 and the third quarter 2016, respectively. Excluding the non-operating charges discussed above, other operating expenses as a percentage of operating revenues were 18.2 percent and 19.0 percent for the fourth quarters 2016 and 2015, respectively, and 17.0 percent in the third quarter 2016.

As a percentage of title revenues, title losses were 4.8 percent in the fourth quarter 2016 compared to 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter 2015 and 5.0 percent in the third quarter 2016. Title loss expense decreased to $24.5 million in the fourth quarter 2016 compared to $27.7 million in the fourth quarter 2015 and $26.4 million in the third quarter 2016. The title loss ratio in any given quarter can be significantly influenced by changes in new large claims incurred, escrow losses and adjustments to reserves for existing large claims. Total estimated title losses liability was $462.6 million at December 31, 2016.

Other

Cash provided by operations was $59.0 million in the fourth quarter 2016 compared to $14.9 million for the same period in 2015. The increase in cash provided by operations was primarily due to the higher net income and lower payment of claims and accounts payable during the fourth quarter 2016.

During the fourth quarter 2016, we declared and paid a dividend of $0.30 per common share.

CFO Allen Berryman to Retire

Chief financial officer (CFO) Allen Berryman has announced his plans to retire from the Company after serving in that position since 2008. Berryman will remain with the Company through the transition to his successor. “We are extremely grateful for everything Allen has done in his more than eight years as CFO of Stewart," said Morris. "Allen joined us at the most challenging period in our Company’s history, playing an integral role both in successfully guiding us through our post-downturn recovery and repositioning Stewart as an operating company focused on improving delivery to our customers, shareholders and associates. By almost every financial measure, we are a better company today as a result of Allen’s contributions. He has provided us with outstanding financial leadership through our transformation and his insights, composure, thoughtfulness and sense of humor will be missed. Allen has mentored and developed a talented team and we will be forever grateful for his contributions to the Stewart family. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors." A formal search for a new CFO will start immediately.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Call

Stewart will hold a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter 2016 earnings at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 9, 2017. To participate, dial (888) 632-3384 (USA) and (785) 424-1675 (International) - access code STCQ416. Additionally, participants can listen to the conference call through Stewart’s Investor Relations website at www.stewart.com/en/investor-relations/earnings-call.html. The conference call replay will be available from 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 9, 2017 until midnight on February 16, 2017, by dialing (800) 283-4783 (USA) or (402) 220-0859 (International) - the access code is also STCQ416.

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC) is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through our direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. From residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry, we offer the comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions our customers need for any real estate transaction. At Stewart, we believe in building strong relationships – and these partnerships are the cornerstone of every closing, every transaction and every deal. Stewart. Real partners. Real possibilities.™ More information is available at stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at blog.stewart.com, or follow Stewart on Twitter® @stewarttitleco.

Forward-looking statements. Certain statements in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to future, not past, events and often address our expected future business and financial performance.  These statements often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "foresee" or other similar words. Forward-looking statements by their nature are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the challenging economic conditions; adverse changes in the level of real estate activity; changes in mortgage interest rates, existing and new home sales, and availability of mortgage financing; our ability to respond to and implement technology changes, including the completion of the implementation of our enterprise systems; the impact of unanticipated title losses or the need to strengthen our policy loss reserves; any effect of title losses on our cash flows and financial condition; the impact of vetting our agency operations for quality and profitability; changes to the participants in the secondary mortgage market and the rate of refinancing that affects the demand for title insurance products; regulatory non-compliance, fraud or defalcations by our title insurance agencies or employees; our ability to timely and cost-effectively respond to significant industry changes and introduce new products and services; the outcome of pending litigation; the impact of changes in governmental and insurance regulations, including any future reductions in the pricing of title insurance products and services; our dependence on our operating subsidiaries as a source of cash flow; the continued realization of expense savings from our cost management program; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses; our ability to access the equity and debt financing markets when and if needed; our ability to grow our international operations; and our ability to respond to the actions of our competitors. These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in more detail in our documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORPORATION

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts and except where noted)

 

 

Three months ended
 December 31 (Unaudited)

 

Year ended
December 31

 

2016

2015

 

2016

2015

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

Title insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

Direct operations

 230,185

 220,971

 

 894,313

 897,118

Agency operations

 277,477

 249,339

 

 1,009,797

 991,332

Ancillary services

 18,995

 25,076

 

 84,271

 129,954

Investment income

 4,480

 4,114

 

 18,925

 16,850

Investment and other losses - net

 (5,373)

 (2,097)

 

 (666)

 (1,369)

 

 525,764

 497,403

 

 2,006,640

 2,033,885

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts retained by agencies

 227,107

 201,953

 

 826,022

 809,564

Employee costs

 147,187

 159,668

 

 604,353

 658,266

Other operating expenses

 95,776

 95,399

 

 363,986

 381,954

Title losses and related claims

 24,535

 27,672

 

 91,147

 106,265

Impairment of goodwill

 -  

 749

 

 -

 35,749

Depreciation and amortization

 7,316

 8,286

 

 30,044

 30,298

Interest

 825

 571

 

 3,062

 2,096

 

 502,746

 494,298

 

 1,918,614

 2,024,192

Income before taxes and noncontrolling interests

 23,018

 3,105

 

 88,026

 9,693

Income tax expense (benefit)

        2,826

       (2,084)

 

19,605  

5,650

Net income

          20,192

 5,189

 

 68,421

 4,043

Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

          3,493

 2,584

 

 12,943

 10,247

Net income (loss) attributable to Stewart

          16,699

2,605

 

55,478

(6,204)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per diluted share attributable to Stewart

            0.71

        0.11

 

        1.85

        (0.26)

Diluted average shares outstanding (000)

 23,492

 23,413

 

 23,472

 23,544

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected financial information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by operations

 58,976

 14,917

 

 122,962

80,514

Other comprehensive loss

 (15,372)

 (2,657)

 

 (4,924)

 (16,512)

 

 

Monthly Order Counts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opened Orders 2016:

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

 

Closed Orders 2016:

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

Commercial

 3,542

 3,845

 3,832

 11,219

 

Commercial

 2,401

 2,564

 2,925

 7,890

Purchase

 19,012

 17,971

 15,089

 52,072

 

Purchase

 15,801

 14,812

 15,861

 46,474

Refi

 12,625

 11,766

 8,995

 33,386

 

Refi

 9,596

 9,471

 9,425

 28,492

Other

 956

 799

 861

 2,616

 

Other

 1,402

 1,206

 1,450

 4,058

Total

 36,135

 34,381

 28,777

 99,293

 

Total

 29,200

 28,053

 29,661

 86,914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opened Orders 2015:

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

 

Closed Orders 2015:

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

Commercial

 3,802

 3,609

 3,662

 11,073

 

Commercial

 2,736

 2,445

 3,136

 8,317

Purchase

 19,513

 16,161

 14,597

 50,271

 

Purchase

 15,978

 12,589

 15,747

 44,314

Refi

 14,140

 11,354

 11,169

 36,663

 

Refi

 10,186

 7,653

 8,678

 26,517

Other

 1,536

 1,149

 1,086

 3,771

 

Other

 1,346

 1,105

 1,079

 3,530

Total

 38,991

 32,273

 30,514

 101,778

 

Total

 30,246

 23,792

 28,640

 82,678


STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORPORATION

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of dollars)

 

 

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

Assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

     185,772

179,067

Short-term investments

       22,239

39,707

Investments in debt and equity securities available-for-sale, at fair value

     631,503

579,849

Receivables – premiums from agencies

       31,246

36,393

Receivables – other

50,177

55,111

Allowance for uncollectible amounts

      (9,647)

(9,833)

Property and equipment, net

      70,506

71,369

Title plants, at cost

75,313

75,743

Goodwill

     217,094

217,722

Intangible assets, net of amortization

       10,890

18,075

Deferred tax assets

3,860

4,949

Other assets

52,771

53,435

 

1,341,724

1,321,587

Liabilities:

 

 

Notes payable

106,808

102,399

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

115,640

118,082

Estimated title losses

462,572

462,622

Deferred tax liabilities

7,856

1,356

 

692,876

684,459

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

Common and Class B Common Stock and additional paid-in capital

180,959

180,385

Retained earnings

471,788

455,519

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(8,881)

(3,957)

Treasury stock

(2,666)

(2,666)

Stockholders’ equity attributable to Stewart

641,200

629,281

Noncontrolling interests

7,648

7,847

Total stockholders' equity

648,848

637,128

 

1,341,724

1,321,587

 

Number of shares outstanding (000)

23,431

23,341

Book value per share

27.69

27.30

 

 

STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORPORATION

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands of dollars)

 

 

Three months ended:

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

 

Title

Ancillary Services and Corporate

Consolidated

 

Title

Ancillary Services and Corporate

Consolidated

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

507,572

19,085

526,658

 

470,167

25,219

495,386

Investment income

4,480

-        

4,480

 

4,114

-        

4,114

Investment and other losses - net

(491)

(4,882)

(5,373)

 

(1,435)

(662)

(2,097)

 

511,561

14,203

525,765

 

472,846

24,557

497,403

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts retained by agencies

227,107

-        

227,107

 

201,953

-        

201,953

Employee costs

133,278

13,909

147,187

 

133,297

26,371

159,668

Other operating expenses

83,001

12,775

95,776

 

81,971

13,428

95,399

Title losses and related claims

24,535

-        

24,535

 

27,672

-        

27,672

Impairment of goodwill

-        

-        

-        

 

-        

749

749

Depreciation and amortization

5,535

1,781

7,316

 

4,897

3,389

8,286

Interest

3

822

825

 

2

569

571

 

473,459

29,287

502,746

 

449,792

44,506

494,298

Income (losses) before taxes

38,102

(15,084)

23,018

 

23,054

(19,949)

3,105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended:

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

 

Title

Ancillary Services and Corporate

Consolidated

 

Title

Ancillary Services and Corporate

Consolidated

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

1,903,536

84,845

1,988,381

 

1,887,739

130,665

2,018,404

Investment income

18,925

-        

18,925

 

16,755

95

16,850

Investment and other losses - net

(39)

(627)

(666)

 

(236)

(1,133)

(1,369)

 

1,922,422

84,218

2,006,640

 

1,904,258

129,627

2,033,885

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts retained by agencies

826,022

-        

826,022

 

809,564

-        

809,564

Employee costs

538,606

65,747

604,353

 

528,954

129,312

658,266

Other operating expenses

306,384

57,602

363,986

 

320,099

61,855

381,954

Title losses and related claims

91,147

-        

91,147

 

106,265

-        

106,265

Impairment of goodwill

-        

-        

-        

 

1,569

34,180

35,749

Depreciation and amortization

21,176

8,868

30,044

 

18,767

11,531

30,298

Interest

4

3,058

3,062

 

8

2,088

2,096

 

1,783,339

135,275

1,918,614

 

1,785,226

238,966

2,024,192

Income (losses) before taxes

139,083

(51,057)

88,026

 

119,032

(109,339)

9,693

 

Appendix A

Adjusted revenues and EBITDA

Management uses a variety of financial and operational measurements other than its financial statements prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze its performance. These include: (1) adjusted revenues, which are reported revenues adjusted for any net realized gains and losses and (2) net income after earnings from noncontrolling interests and before interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization and adjusted for net realized gains and losses, certain significant litigation expenses and non-operating costs such as severance, consulting and third-party provider transition costs, component exit-related costs and prior policy year reserve adjustments (adjusted EBITDA). Management views these measures as important performance measures of core profitability for its operations and as key components of its internal financial reporting. Management believes investors benefit from having access to the same financial measures that management uses.

The following tables reconcile the non-GAAP financial measurements used by management to our most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31

 

Year Ended
December 31

 

 

2016

2015

% Chg

 

2016

2015

% Chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 525.8

 497.4

 

 

 2,006.6

 2,033.9

 

Add: Net realized losses

 

 5.4

 2.1

 

 

 0.7

 1.4

 

Adjusted revenues

 

 531.2

 499.5

6.3 %

 

 2,007.3

 2,035.3

(1.4)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Stewart

 

 16.7

 2.6

 

 

 55.5

 (6.2)

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 3.5

 2.6

 

 

 12.9

 10.2

 

Income taxes

 

         2.8

       (2.1)

 

 

         19.6

           5.7

 

Income before taxes and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

noncontrolling interests

 

 23.0

 3.1

 

 

 88.0

 9.7

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

-

0.7

 

 

-

35.7

 

Net realized losses

 

         5.4  

      2.1

 

 

        0.7

          1.4

 

Litigation expense

 

          -  

         -

 

 

         3.6

       6.0

 

Prior policy year reserve adjustments, net

 

         - 

        - 

 

 

       (5.4)

      4.5

 

Other non-operating charges*

 

         -

         3.4

 

 

       3.8

       25.7

 

Adjusted income before taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and noncontrolling interests

 

 28.4

 9.4

   

 90.7

 83.0

 

Depreciation & amortization

 

 7.3

 8.3

   

 30.0

 30.3

 

Interest expense

 

 0.8

 0.6

   

 3.1

 2.1

 

 

 

             

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 36.5

 18.2

100.5 %

 

 123.8

 115.4

7.3 %


*Excludes non-operating accelerated depreciation charges of $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, and $1.1 million and $1.5 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015 as they are already included within the Depreciation and amortization line.

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