WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (
) -- Mortgage insurer
narrowed its loss in the second quarter but continues to suffer "high" losses and loss-adjustment expenses from its U.S. mortgage insurance operations.
PMI reported a loss from continuing operations of $222.6 million, or $2.71 a share, in the second quarter compared with a year-earlier loss of $251 million, or $3.09 a share.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters estimated PMI would report a loss of $1.42 a share in the quarter.
The latest second quarter also includes a $25.4 million charge from an increase in the fair market value of certain holding company senior debt.
Total revenue in the quarter fell to $202.2 million from $259.6 million a year earlier.
PMI said consolidated net premiums written for the second quarter were $169.7 million, down from $202.2 million a year earlier.
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York