Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: FSR) today announced fourth quarter 2011 basic book value per share of $11.21 and diluted book value per share of $10.90, down (9.7)% and (9.6)%, respectively, for the quarter (percentages inclusive of dividends). Net loss attributable to Flagstone’s common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, was $85.2 million, or $(1.21) per share, compared to a net income of $15.0 million, or $0.20 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Net loss attributable to Flagstone’s common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2011, was $326.1 million, or $ (4.65) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $97.1 million, or $1.23 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2010. Net loss from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011, was $301.7 million, or $(4.34) per share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $83.8 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2010.
As previously announced on October 24, 2011, the Company announced a strategic business realignment to divest its ownership positions in its Lloyd’s and Island Heritage reporting segments in order to address changing business conditions, refocus its underwriting strategy on its property catastrophe reinsurance business and reduce its focus on operating segments that absorb capital and produce lower returns. Except as explicitly described as held for sale or as discontinued operations, and unless otherwise noted, all discussions and amounts presented herein relate only to our continuing operations. All prior years presented have been reclassified to conform to this new presentation.
The Company is a global reinsurance company. Our largest business is providing property catastrophe reinsurance coverage to a broad range of select insurance companies. These policies provide coverage for claims arising from major natural catastrophes, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, in excess of a specified loss. We also provide coverage for claims arising from other natural and man-made catastrophes such as winter storms, freezes, floods, fires and tornados. Our specialty lines cover such risks as aviation, energy, accident and health, satellite, marine, and workers’ compensation catastrophe.