Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: FSR) today announced second quarter 2012 basic book value per share of $11.73 and diluted book value per share of $11.52, up 1.2% and 1.3%, respectively, for the quarter (percentages inclusive of dividends). Net income attributable to Flagstone’s common shareholders for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, was $13.5 million and $52.7 million, or $0.19 and $0.74 earnings per diluted share, respectively, compared to a net loss of $20.2 million and $181.4 million, or $0.29 and $2.60 loss per diluted share, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. Net income from continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, was $12.3 million and $40.2 million, or $0.17 and $0.55 earnings per diluted share, respectively, compared to net loss from continuing operations of $33.0 million and $181.1 million, or $0.49 or $2.62 loss per diluted share, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.
As previously announced on April 2, 2012, and April 3, 2012, the Company entered into definitive agreements to divest its former Island Heritage and Lloyd’s reportable segments, respectively. The Island Heritage transaction was completed on April 5, 2012, as previously announced. The Lloyd’s transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2012 following receipt on final approvals from Lloyd’s.
Except as explicitly described as held for sale or as discontinued operations, and unless otherwise noted, all discussions and amounts presented herein relate only to Flagstone’s continuing operations. All prior years presented have been reclassified to conform to this new presentation.
Operating highlights of our continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 included the following:
|For the three months ended June 30,||For the six months ended June 30,|
|2012||2011||% Change||2012||2011||% Change|
|(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except percentages)|
|Operating income (loss) (1)||$||8.6||$||(11.6||)||174.1||%||$||16.2||$||(160.3||)||110.1||%|
|Gross premiums written||$||171.2||$||264.1||(35.2||)||%||$||341.4||$||616.8||(44.6||)||%|
|Net premiums earned||$||102.5||$||118.6||(13.6||)||%||$||216.2||$||319.7||(32.4||)||%|
|Total return on investments||0.5||%||0.3||%||0.2||%||2.4||%||1.3||%||1.1||%|
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