Atlantic American Reports First Quarter Results

  • Pre-tax income for the 1st quarter of 2016 increases 36.2% from the 1st quarter of 2015.
  • Insurance premiums increase 2.9% with increases in both the life and health and property and casualty operations.

ATLANTA, May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq:AAME) today reported first quarter 2016 net income of $0.9 million or $0.04 per common share as compared to $0.7 million or $0.03 per common share in the first quarter of 2015. Pre-tax income was up 36.2% as compared to the 2015 first quarter; however, a higher effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2016 resulted in a 30% increase in net income. Insurance premiums for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 increased to $38.5 million as compared to $37.4 million in the first quarter of 2015 and total revenues were $41.7 million and $40.9 million for the same corresponding periods, respectively. Realized investment gains during the first quarter of 2016 were $0.8 million as compared to $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Commenting on the quarter, Hilton H. Howell, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, “The year is off to a great start and we couldn’t be more pleased. Our property and casualty operations continue to post increasing profits and have recently been successful in renewing several large accounts. Our life and health operations have spent the past year on product development, distribution and pricing refinement and the increase in our first quarter premium revenues confirms that our actions are paying off. We believe that our first quarter is a good indicator for the balance of the year.”

Atlantic American is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, and property and casualty insurance industries. Its principal insurance subsidiaries are American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company.

Note regarding Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements due to a number of factors and risks detailed from time to time in statements and reports that Atlantic American Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Atlantic American Corporation
Financial Data
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(Unaudited; In thousands, except per share data) 2016 2015
Insurance premiums
Life and health$ 24,733 $ 24,123
Property and casualty 13,725 13,263
Investment income 2,507 2,597
Realized investment gains, net 752 951
Other income 30 15
Total revenue 41,747 40,949
Insurance benefits and losses incurred
Life and health 16,911 16,753
Property and casualty 7,914 8,488
Commissions and underwriting expenses 11,827 10,721
Interest expense 373 349
Other expense 3,346 3,628
Total benefits and expenses 40,371 39,939
Income before income taxes 1,376 1,010
Income tax expense 478 319
Net income $ 898 $ 691
Earnings per common share (basic and diluted)$ 0.04 $ 0.03
Reconciliation of Net Income to non-GAAP measurement
Net income$ 898 $ 691
Income tax expense 478 319
Realized investment gains, net (752) (951)
Operating income$ 624 $ 59

March 31, December 31,
Selected Balance Sheet Data 2016 2015
Total cash and investments$ 246,811 $ 254,007
Insurance subsidiaries 225,089 229,092
Parent and other 21,722 24,915
Total assets 300,133 314,603
Insurance reserves and policyholder funds 149,138 163,345
Debt 33,738 33,738
Total shareholders' equity 103,824 102,492
Book value per common share 4.82 4.75
Statutory capital and surplus
Life and health 35,290 35,322
Property and casualty 38,144 38,308

For further information contact: John G. Sample, Jr. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Atlantic American Corporation 404-266-5501 Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Chairman, President & CEO Atlantic American Corporation 404-266-5505

Source:Atlantic American Corporation