Alterra Capital Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: ALTE) (BSX: ALTE.BH) (“Alterra”) today reported net income of $37.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $48.4 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the same quarter of 2011.
Net operating income for the third quarter of 2012 was $32.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to net operating income of $50.1 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same quarter of 2011. Annualized net operating return on average shareholders’ equity for the third quarter of 2012 was 4.5%.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, Alterra reported net income of $195.6 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, compared to net income of $34.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the same period of 2011. Net operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $168.8 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, compared to net operating income of $64.9 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the same period of 2011. Annualized net operating return on average shareholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was 7.9%.
W. Marston (Marty) Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra, said: "Alterra's third quarter results reflect a fundamentally sound quarter, notwithstanding negative impacts from crop and storm losses. We've seen continued growth in book value per share contributing to an 11.5% growth in diluted book value per share including dividends, since December 31, 2011."Premium rates continue to firm at a measured pace, but with variation across product lines. We believe our diversified underwriting strategy, by both product line and geography, positions us well to capture favorable underwriting opportunities as they arise, even as we continue to limit our exposure in lines that we think are inadequately priced. "The investment environment remains challenging, given the global market conditions all firms are confronting. We continue to search for higher yielding opportunities without compromising the overall quality of our portfolio, in addition to actively managing our capital positions," Mr. Becker concluded.
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