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Maiden Holdings, Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Net Operating Earnings(1) of $29.3 Million or $0.38 Per Diluted Common Share and Annualized Operating Return on Common Equity(1) of 12.9%; Year-to-Date Annualized Operating Return on Common Equity of 13.0%

Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2014

  • Annualized operating return on common equity(1) of 12.9% compared to 11.1% in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Record net operating earnings(1) of $29.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share compared with net operating earnings of $22.7 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Net premiums written increased 30.7% to $605.5 million for the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year;
  • Combined ratio(10) of 97.8% compared to 97.6% in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Record quarterly net investment income was $29.5 million, an increase of 27.0% compared to the third quarter of 2013; and
  • Book value per common share(4) of $12.33 decreased 1.0% versus June 30, 2014, reflecting decreased market values of the fixed income investment portfolio during the third quarter of 2014.

Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2014

  • Annualized operating return on common equity(1) of 13.0% compared to 10.2% in the first nine months of 2013;
  • Record net operating earnings(1) of $83.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted common share compared with $64.2 million, or $0.87 per diluted common share in the first nine months of 2013;
  • Net premiums written increased 12.5% to $1.9 billion versus the same period last year; excluding the cancelled National General Holdings Quota Share ("NGHC"), the underlying growth rate was 25.2%;
  • Combined ratio(10) of 97.8% compared to 97.6% in the first nine months of 2013;
  • Net investment income was $85.5 million, an increase of 29.5% compared to the first nine months of last year; and
  • Book value per common share(4) of $12.33 increased 10.7% compared to December 31, 2013 reflecting strong earnings and the increased market values of the fixed income investment portfolio during the first nine months of 2014.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq:MHLD) ("Maiden" or "the Company") today reported record third quarter 2014 net operating earnings(1) of $29.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share compared with $22.7 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2013. In the third quarter of 2014, net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $27.8 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $21.9 million in the third quarter of 2013.

Commenting on the Company's results, Art Raschbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Maiden, said: "The third quarter reflects solid year-on-year growth in writings across Maiden's underwriting segments, increased invested assets and investment earnings, and importantly continued improvement in operating income and ROE. While the reinsurance market remains competitive, Maiden's disciplined growth is coming from small account workers' compensation and the Tower renewal rights transaction in the AmTrust Reinsurance segment and expansion of core client relationships in the Diversified Reinsurance segment. We are committed to further strengthening ROE, improving underwriting performance, and maintaining underwriting discipline."

As of September 30, 2014, the Company revised the structure of its reportable segments following a review that concluded the former segment, NGHC Quota Share, currently in run-off, no longer meets the reportable segment criteria under FASB ASC 280 Segment Reporting ("ASC 280"). As a result, the Company determined it no longer requires separate disclosure of the NGHC Quota Share as a reportable segment. Also, it was concluded that the remnants of the excess & surplus ("E&S") business, which is also in run-off, no longer meets the aggregation criteria under ASC 280 and therefore is no longer aggregated with the other reportable operating segments of the Diversified Reinsurance segment. Due to these revisions, the results of operations of the former NGHC Quota Share segment and the remnants of the E&S business have been included in the "Other" category, and all prior periods presented herein have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. These presentation revisions have no impact on the net income or net income per common share reported in the current or previous periods.

Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014

Maiden reported record net operating earnings(1) for the third quarter of 2014 of $29.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share compared with $22.7 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2013. Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $27.8 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $21.9 million in the third quarter of 2013.

In the third quarter of 2014, net premiums written totaled $605.5 million, an increase of 30.7% compared to the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the cancelled NGHC business, net premiums written have increased 36.0% compared to the third quarter of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment's net premiums written totaled $219.6 million, an increase of 16.9% versus the third quarter of 2013. The growth in the Diversified Reinsurance segment's premium was the result of increasing share of existing client business and new business wins. In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, net premiums written increased by 48.6% to $385.9 million compared to the third quarter of 2013, driven by favorable trends in business lines, particularly worker's compensation, as well as new business from the Tower Group renewal rights transaction.

Net premiums earned of $592.4 million increased 16.6% compared to the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the cancelled NGHC business, net premiums earned have increased 33.9% compared to the third quarter of 2013. Earned premiums increased 17.5% in the Diversified Reinsurance segment to $233.0 million compared to the third quarter of 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment earned premiums were up 47.5% to $359.1 million compared to the third quarter of 2013.

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $399.8 million were up 17.0% compared to the third quarter of 2013. The loss ratio(6) of 67.2% was higher than the 66.8% reported in the third quarter of 2013.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, including general and administrative expenses, increased $24.3 million to $181.8 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the year ago quarter, while the total expense ratio(9) fell to 30.6% for the third quarter of 2014 compared with 30.8% in the same quarter last year, resulting from a change in business mix. General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $15.5 million compared with $13.3 million in the third quarter of 2013. The general and administrative expense ratio(8) was 2.7% in the third quarter of 2014, which was slightly higher than the 2.6% reported in the third quarter of 2013.

The combined ratio(10) for the third quarter of 2014 totaled 97.8% compared with 97.6% in the third quarter of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment combined ratio was 99.0% in the third quarter of 2014, up from 98.0% in the third quarter of 2013. In the third quarter of 2014, the Diversified segment combined ratio was impacted by a modest amount of reserve deterioration in commercial auto business. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment reported a combined ratio of 95.5% in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 95.6% in the third quarter of 2013.

Record net investment income of $29.5 million in the third quarter of 2014 increased 27.0% compared to the third quarter of 2013. The average yield on the fixed income portfolio (excluding cash) is 3.56% with an average duration of 4.97 years.

Total assets increased 7.3% to $5.1 billion at September 30, 2014 compared to $4.7 billion at year-end 2013. Shareholders' equity was $1.2 billion, up 8.0% compared to December 31, 2013. Book value per common share was $12.33 at the end of the third quarter of 2014 or 10.7% higher than at December 31, 2013.

During the third quarter of 2014, the Board of Directors declared dividends of $0.11 per common share, $0.515625 per Series A preference share and $0.90625 per Series B preference share.

Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014

Record net operating earnings(1) for the first nine months of 2014 were $83.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted common share compared with $64.2 million, or $0.87 per diluted common share in the first nine months of 2013. Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $49.5 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $67.1 million in the first three quarters of 2013. As reported previously, in the first quarter of 2014, net income was impacted by a non-recurring non-cash charge of $28.2 million, representing the accelerated amortization of both the original issue discount and issuance costs associated with the redemption of the TRUPs in January.

In the first nine months of 2014, net premiums written totaled $1.9 billion, an increase of 12.5% compared to the first nine months of 2013. Excluding the cancelled NGHC Quota Share, the underlying growth rate was 25.2%. Net premiums written in the Diversified Reinsurance segment totaled $681.7 million, an increase of 15.6% versus the first three quarters of 2013. In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, net premiums written increased by 31.5% to $1.2 billion compared to the first three quarters of 2013.

Net premiums earned of $1.6 billion increased 8.9% compared to the first nine months of 2013. Net premiums earned increased 12.4% in the Diversified Reinsurance segment to $635.3 million compared to the first nine months of 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment net premiums earned were up 36.4% to $988.9 million compared to the first three quarters of 2013.

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $1.1 billion were up 8.1% compared to the first nine months of 2013. The loss ratio(6) of 66.6% was lower than the 67.0% recorded in the first nine months of 2013.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, including general and administrative expenses, increased $51.3 million to $515.6 million in the first nine months of 2014, compared to the comparable period a year ago, while the total expense ratio(9) rose to 31.2% for the first nine months of 2014 compared with 30.6% in the same period last year. General and administrative expenses for the first nine months of 2014 totaled $45.8 million compared with $44.2 million in the first three quarters of 2013. The general and administrative expense ratio(8) decreased to 2.8% in the first three quarters of 2014 versus 3.0% in the same period during 2013.

The combined ratio(10) for the first nine months of 2014 totaled 97.8% compared with 97.6% in the first three quarters of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment had a combined ratio of 98.4% in the first three quarters of 2014 compared to 98.1% in the first nine months of 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment reported a combined ratio of 95.6% in the first three quarters of 2014 and the same as the comparable period in 2013.

Record net investment income of $85.5 million in the first nine months of 2014 increased 29.5% compared to the first three quarters of 2013.

(1)(4) Please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures table for additional information on these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation of these measures to GAAP measures.

(6)(8)(9)(10) Loss ratio, general and administrative expense ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio are operating metrics. Please see the additional information on these measures under Segment information tables.

Conference Call

Maiden's Chief Executive Officer, Art Raschbaum and Chief Financial Officer, Karen Schmitt will review these results tomorrow morning via teleconference and live audio webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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About Maiden Holdings, Ltd.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company formed in 2007. Through its subsidiaries, which are each A- rated (excellent) by A.M. Best, the Company is focused on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services to small and mid-size insurance companies in the United States and Europe. As of September 30, 2014, Maiden had $5.1 billion in assets and shareholders' equity of $1.2 billion.

The Maiden Holdings, Ltd. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5006

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that actual developments will be those anticipated by the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of significant risks and uncertainties, including non-receipt of the expected payments, changes in interest rates, effect of the performance of financial markets on investment income and fair values of investments, developments of claims and the effect on loss reserves, accuracy in projecting loss reserves, the impact of competition and pricing environments, changes in the demand for the Company's products, the effect of general economic conditions and unusual frequency of storm activity, adverse state and federal legislation, regulations and regulatory investigations into industry practices, developments relating to existing agreements, heightened competition, changes in pricing environments, and changes in asset valuations. Additional information about these risks and uncertainties, as well as others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected is contained in Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 as updated in periodic filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Balance Sheet
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
(Unaudited) (Audited)
Assets
Fixed maturities, available-for-sale, at fair value (Amortized cost 2014: $3,372,234; 2013: $3,127,792) $ 3,450,359 $ 3,162,067
Other investments, at fair value (Cost 2014: $10,746; 2013: $4,522) 11,489 5,092
Total investments 3,461,848 3,167,159
Cash and cash equivalents 52,382 139,833
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 220,845 77,360
Accrued investment income 26,912 25,238
Reinsurance balances receivable, net 516,416 560,145
Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses 82,158 84,036
Loan to related party 167,975 167,975
Deferred commission and other acquisition expenses 369,149 304,908
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 88,155 90,613
Other assets 73,952 96,112
Total Assets $ 5,059,792 $ 4,713,379
Liabilities and Equity
Liabilities
Reserve for loss and loss adjustment expenses $ 2,157,221 $ 1,957,835
Unearned premiums 1,231,417 1,034,754
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 97,064 110,114
Senior notes 360,000 360,000
Junior subordinated debt -- 126,381
Total Liabilities 3,845,702 3,589,084
Equity
Preference Shares 315,000 315,000
Common shares 739 736
Additional paid-in capital 577,438 574,522
Accumulated other comprehensive income 87,243 25,784
Retained earnings 237,063 211,602
Treasury shares, at cost (3,867) (3,801)
Total Maiden Shareholders' Equity 1,213,616 1,123,843
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries 474 452
Total Equity 1,214,090 1,124,295
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 5,059,792 $ 4,713,379
Book value per common share(4) $ 12.33 $ 11.14
Common shares outstanding 72,909,332 72,633,561
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Income Statement
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
(Unaudited)
For the Three For the Three For the Nine For the Nine
Months Ended Months Ended Months Ended Months Ended
September 30, 2014 September 30, 2013 September 30, September 30,
2014 2013
Revenues:
Gross premiums written $ 622,861 $ 491,915 $ 1,905,251 $ 1,742,092
Net premiums written $ 605,456 $ 463,418 $ 1,856,268 $ 1,650,426
Change in unearned premiums (13,014) 44,708 (212,700) (140,585)
Net premiums earned 592,442 508,126 1,643,568 1,509,841
Other insurance revenue 2,423 3,271 10,427 11,266
Net investment income 29,520 23,253 85,469 65,977
Net realized gains on investment 310 477 975 3,707
Total other-than-temporary impairment losses (1,189) -- (1,189) --
Portion of loss recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) -- -- -- --
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (1,189) -- (1,189) --
Total revenues 623,506 535,127 1,739,250 1,590,791
Expenses:
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses 399,815 341,629 1,102,316 1,019,871
Commission and other acquisition expenses 166,246 144,194 469,730 420,096
General and administrative expenses 15,524 13,251 45,844 44,163
Total expenses 581,585 499,074 1,617,890 1,484,130
Income from operations(2) 41,921 36,053 121,360 106,661
Other expenses
Amortization of intangible assets (820) (945) (2,458) (2,835)
Foreign exchange and other gains (losses) 483 (23) 1,555 2,573
Interest and amortization expenses (7,172) (9,571) (22,408) (28,711)
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- (28,240) --
Total other expenses (7,509) (10,539) (51,551) (28,973)
Income before income taxes 34,412 25,514 69,809 77,688
Income tax expense 486 481 1,907 1,217
Net income 33,926 25,033 67,902 76,471
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest (43) (36) (109) (95)
Net income attributable to Maiden 33,883 24,997 67,793 76,376
Dividends on preference shares (6,085) (3,093) (18,253) (9,281)
Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ 27,798 $ 21,904 $ 49,540 $ 67,095
Net operating earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ 29,329 $ 22,740 $ 83,075 $ 64,211
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.38 $ 0.30 $ 0.68 $ 0.92
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.36 $ 0.30 $ 0.67 $ 0.91
Basic operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.40 $ 0.31 $ 1.14 $ 0.88
Diluted operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.38 $ 0.31 $ 1.09 $ 0.87
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.11 $ 0.09 $ 0.33 $ 0.27
Weighted average number of common shares - basic 72,888,024 72,552,022 72,819,452 72,475,087
Adjusted weighted average number of common shares and assumed conversions - diluted 84,923,796 73,937,894 84,733,164 73,724,368
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 67.2% 66.8% 66.6% 67.0%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 27.9% 28.2% 28.4% 27.6%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 2.7% 2.6% 2.8% 3.0%
Expense ratio(9) 30.6% 30.8% 31.2% 30.6%
Combined ratio(10) 97.8% 97.6% 97.8% 97.6%
Annualized return on common equity 12.2% 10.7% 7.8% 10.6%
Annualized operating return on common equity 12.9% 11.1% 13.0% 10.2%
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Non - GAAP Financial Measure
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months For the Nine Months For the Nine Months
Ended September 30, For the Three Months Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2014 Ended September 30, 2013 2014 2013
Reconciliation of net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders to net operating earnings:
Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ 27,798 $ 21,904 $ 49,540 $ 67,095
Add (subtract)
Net realized gains on investment (310) (477) (975) (3,707)
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings 1,189 -- 1,189 --
Foreign exchange and other (gains) losses (483) 23 (1,555) (2,573)
Amortization of intangible assets 820 945 2,458 2,835
Divested excess and surplus "E&S" business 24 -- 2,815 --
Interest expense incurred related to 7.75% senior notes prior to actual redemption of the junior subordinated debt -- -- 492 --
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- 28,240 --
Non-cash deferred tax expense 291 345 871 561
Net operating earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ 29,329 $ 22,740 $ 83,075 $ 64,211
Operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders:
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.40 $ 0.31 $ 1.14 $ 0.88
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.38 $ 0.31 $ 1.09 $ 0.87
Reconciliation of net income attributable to Maiden to income from operations:
Net income attributable to Maiden $ 33,883 $ 24,997 $ 67,793 $ 76,376
Add (subtract)
Foreign exchange and other (gains) losses (483) 23 (1,555) (2,573)
Amortization of intangible assets 820 945 2,458 2,835
Interest and amortization expenses 7,172 9,571 22,408 28,711
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- 28,240 --
Income tax expense 486 481 1,907 1,217
Income attributable to noncontrolling interest 43 36 109 95
Income from operations(2) $ 41,921 $ 36,053 $ 121,360 $ 106,661
September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Investable assets:
Total investments $ 3,461,848 $ 3,167,159
Cash and cash equivalents 52,382 139,833
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 220,845 77,360
Loan to related party 167,975 167,975
Total investable assets(3) $ 3,903,050 $ 3,552,327
September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Capital:
Preference shares $ 315,000 $ 315,000
Common shareholders' equity 898,616 808,843
Total Maiden shareholders' equity 1,213,616 1,123,843
2011 Senior Notes 107,500 107,500
2012 Senior Notes 100,000 100,000
2013 Senior Notes 152,500 152,500
Junior Subordinated Debt -- 126,381
Total capital resources(5) $ 1,573,616 $ 1,610,224
(1) Net operating earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders excluding realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, net impairment losses recognized in earnings, foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, divested excess and surplus business, interest expense incurred related to 7.75% senior notes prior to actual redemption of the junior subordinated debt, accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost and non-cash deferred tax charge and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. The Company's management believes that net operating earnings is a useful indicator of trends in the Company's underlying operations. The Company's measure of net operating earnings may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
(2) Income from Operations is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income attributable to Maiden excluding foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, interest and amortization expenses, accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt and issuance cost, income tax expense and income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interest and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. The Company's management believes that income from operations is a useful measure of the Company's underlying earnings fundamentals based on its underwriting and investment income before financing costs. This income from operations enables readers of this information to more clearly understand the essential operating results of the Company. The Company's measure of income from operations may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
(3) Investable assets is the total of the Company's investments, cash and cash equivalents and loan to a related party.
(4) Book value per common share is calculated using common shareholders' equity (shareholders' equity excluding the aggregate liquidation value of our preference shares) divided by the number of common shares outstanding.
(5) Total capital resources is the sum of the Company's debt and Maiden shareholders' equity.
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
Diversified
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 Reinsurance AmTrust Reinsurance Other Total
Net premiums written $ 219,576 $ 385,923 $ (43) $ 605,456
Net premiums earned $ 233,022 $ 359,065 $ 355 $ 592,442
Other insurance revenue 2,423 -- -- 2,423
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (166,342) (233,166) (307) (399,815)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (56,878) (109,241) (127) (166,246)
General and administrative expenses (9,812) (538) (193) (10,543)
Underwriting income (loss) $ 2,413 $ 16,120 $ (272) $ 18,261
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 29,830
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (1,189)
Amortization of intangible assets (820)
Foreign exchange and other gains 483
Interest and amortization expenses (7,172)
Other general and administrative expenses (4,981)
Income tax expense (486)
Net income $ 33,926
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 70.7% 64.9% 86.5% 67.2%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 24.2% 30.4% 35.8% 27.9%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 4.1% 0.2% 54.3% 2.7%
Combined ratio(10) 99.0% 95.5% 176.6% 97.8%
Diversified
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Reinsurance AmTrust Reinsurance Other Total
Net premiums written $ 187,864 $ 259,633 $ 15,921 $ 463,418
Net premiums earned $ 198,328 $ 243,408 $ 66,390 $ 508,126
Other insurance revenue 3,271 -- -- 3,271
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (135,324) (160,378) (45,927) (341,629)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (52,600) (71,869) (19,725) (144,194)
General and administrative expenses (9,688) (504) (177) (10,369)
Underwriting income $ 3,987 $ 10,657 $ 561 $ 15,205
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 23,730
Amortization of intangible assets (945)
Foreign exchange and other losses (23)
Interest and amortization expenses (9,571)
Other general and administrative expenses (2,882)
Income tax expense (481)
Net income $ 25,033
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 67.1% 65.9% 69.2% 66.8%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 26.1% 29.5% 29.7% 28.2%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 4.8% 0.2% 0.3% 2.6%
Combined ratio(10) 98.0% 95.6% 99.2% 97.6%
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
Diversified AmTrust
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 Reinsurance Reinsurance Other Total
Net premiums written $ 681,690 $ 1,176,957 $ (2,379) $ 1,856,268
Net premiums earned $ 635,251 $ 988,913 $ 19,404 $ 1,643,568
Other insurance revenue 10,427 -- -- 10,427
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (439,329) (645,358) (17,629) (1,102,316)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (164,850) (298,236) (6,644) (469,730)
General and administrative expenses (31,207) (1,600) (580) (33,387)
Underwriting income (loss) $ 10,292 $ 43,719 $ (5,449) $ 48,562
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 86,444
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (1,189)
Amortization of intangible assets (2,458)
Foreign exchange and other gains 1,555
Interest and amortization expenses (22,408)
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost (28,240)
Other general and administrative expenses (12,457)
Income tax expense (1,907)
Net income $ 67,902
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 68.0% 65.3% 90.9% 66.6%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 25.5% 30.2% 34.2% 28.4%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 4.9% 0.1% 3.0% 2.8%
Combined ratio(10) 98.4% 95.6% 128.1% 97.8%
Diversified AmTrust
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Reinsurance Reinsurance Other Total
Net premiums written $ 589,612 $ 895,029 $ 165,785 $ 1,650,426
Net premiums earned $ 565,148 $ 725,100 $ 219,593 $ 1,509,841
Other insurance revenue 11,266 -- -- 11,266
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (392,370) (478,722) (148,779) (1,019,871)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (141,740) (213,199) (65,157) (420,096)
General and administrative expenses (31,639) (1,498) (530) (33,667)
Underwriting income $ 10,665 $ 31,681 $ 5,127 $ 47,473
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 69,684
Amortization of intangible assets (2,835)
Foreign exchange and other gains 2,573
Interest and amortization expenses (28,711)
Other general and administrative expenses (10,496)
Income tax expense (1,217)
Net income $ 76,471
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 68.1% 66.0% 67.8% 67.0%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 24.6% 29.4% 29.7% 27.6%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 5.4% 0.2% 0.2% 3.0%
Combined ratio(10) 98.1% 95.6% 97.7% 97.6%
(6) Calculated by dividing net loss and loss adjustment expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(7) Calculated by dividing commission and other acquisition expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(8) Calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(9) Calculated by adding together the commission and other acquisition expense ratio and general and administrative expense ratio.
(10) Calculated by adding together the net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio and expense ratio.

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