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Kingstone Companies Announces Filing Of Form 10-Q/A

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Kingstone Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: KINS) announced today that it is restating its report issued on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2012. The need to restate the financial statements resulted from an error in the calculation of earned premiums relating to the change in commercial lines reinsurance quota share from 60% to 40% effective as of July 1, 2012. The error was caused by the inclusion in revenue of earned premiums relating to such change for the three month period ended September 30, 2012 rather than over the term of the reinsurance quota share treaty from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The earned premiums erroneously included in the third quarter results, net of expenses, will be recorded over the term of the treaty. The restated results of operations follow:

Year to date net income was $1.77 million, or $.47 per share, up from the $1.12 million and $.29 per share earned during the comparable period in 2011. Third quarter net income was $447,000, or $.11 per share, as compared to $220,000 and $.06 per share in the third quarter of 2011. Net operating income 1 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $1,700,000, or $.44 per share, as compared to $884,000 and $.23 per share generated during the comparable period in 2011. Third quarter net operating income 1 was $404,000, or $.10 per share, while third quarter 2011 amounts were $89,000 and $.02 per share. The Company expects to file an amendment to its Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2012 on or about February 27, 2013. Below is a summary of the impact of the adjustments on various shareholder measures:

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1This measure is not based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure in “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures.”

Financial Highlights

         
For the Three Months Ended September 30,
                  $ Change       % Change
2012 2012 2011 2012 vs. 2011   2012 vs. 2011
(as reported) (as restated) (as restated) (as restated)
(000's except per share amounts and percentages)
Net premiums earned $ 5,282 $ 4,417 $ 3,937 $ 480 12.2 %
Net income $ 914 $ 447 $ 220 $ 227 103.2 %
Net income per diluted share $ 0.23 $ 0.11 $ 0.06 $ 0.05 83.3 %
Comprehensive income $ 1,266 $ 800 $ 109 $ 691 633.9 %
Net operating income (1) $ 871 $ 404 $ 89 $ 315 353.9 %
Operating income per diluted share (1) $ 0.22 $ 0.10 $ 0.02 $ 0.08 347.4 %
 
               
For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
                  $ Change % Change
2012 2012 2011 2012 vs. 2011 2012 vs. 2011
(as reported) (as restated) (as restated) (as restated)
(000's except per share amounts and percentages)
Net premiums earned $ 13,418 $ 12,554 $ 10,822 $ 1,732 16.0 %
Net income $ 2,240 $ 1,774 $ 1,120 $ 654 58.4 %
Net income per diluted share $ 0.59 $ 0.47 $ 0.29 $ 0.18 62.1 %
Comprehensive income $ 3,082 $ 2,615 $ 1,230 $ 1,385 112.6 %
Net operating income (1) $ 2,166 $ 1,700 $ 884 $ 816 92.3 %
Operating income per diluted share (1) $ 0.56 $ 0.44 $ 0.23 $ 0.21 91.3 %
 

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1These measures are not based on GAAP and are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures.”

Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

Net operating income - is net income exclusive of realized investment gains, net of tax. Net income is the GAAP measure most closely comparable to net operating income. Management uses net operating income, along with other measures, to gauge the Company’s performance and evaluate results, which can be skewed when including realized investment gains, which may vary significantly between periods. Net operating income is provided as supplemental information, is not a substitute for net income and does not reflect the Company’s overall profitability.

               
For the Three Months Ended September 30,
                  $Change % Change
2012 2012 2011 2012 vs. 2011 2012 vs. 2011
(000’s) (as reported) (as restated) (as restated) (as restated)
Net Operating Income Reconciliation:
Net income $ 914 $ 447 $ 220 $ 227   103.2 %
 
Net realized gain on investments 66 66 197 (131 ) (66.5 ) %
Less tax effect on realized gains   23   23   66   (43 ) (65.2 ) %
Net realized gain on investments, net of taxes   43   43   131   (88 ) (67.2 ) %
 
Net operating income $ 871 $ 404 $ 89 $ 315   353.9 %
 
               
For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
                  $Change % Change
2012 2012 2011 2012 vs. 2011 2012 vs. 2011
(000’s) (as reported) (as restated) (as restated) (as restated)
Net Operating Income Reconciliation:
Net income $ 2,240 $ 1,774 $ 1,120 $ 654   58.4 %
 
Net realized gain on investments 112 112 357 (245 ) (68.6 ) %
Less tax effect on realized gains   38   38   121   (83 ) (68.6 ) %
Net realized gain on investments, net of taxes   74   74   236   (162 ) (68.6 ) %
 
Net operating income $ 2,166 $ 1,700 $ 884 $ 816   92.3 %
 

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. More information about these factors can be found in Kingstone’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its latest Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K. Kingstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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