MBIA Inc. Reports 20 Percent Increase In Fourth Quarter Net Income.ARMONK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 1998--MBIA Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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MBIA Maryland Business Incubation Association Insurance Corporation, reported today that 1997 fourth quarter net income increased 20 percent to $97.7 million compared with $81.5 million for the fourth quarter of 1996. Diluted earnings per share diluted earnings per share
An earnings measure calculated by dividing net income less preferred stock dividends for a period by the average number of shares of common stock that would be outstanding if all convertible securities were converted into shares of rose 16 percent to $1.08 from $0.93. Diluted di·lute
tr.v. di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing, di·lutes
1. To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
2. To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture. operating earnings Operating Earnings
Profits after subtracting expenses such as marketing, cost of goods sold, administration and general operating costs from revenue.
Tax and interest expenses are not subtracted - operating earnings are synonymous with EBIT (earnings before grew 13 percent to $1.04 a share from $0.92.
MBIA's 1997 net income increased 16 percent to $374.2 million from $322.2 million. Diluted earnings per share rose 13 percent to $4.22 per share from $3.72. Diluted operating earnings for 1997 were $4.06 per share, an increase of 12 percent over $3.61 in 1996.
The per share results include the effect of a two-for-one stock split which was effective October October: see month. 1, 1997. In addition, during the quarter, the company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 128 -- Earnings Per Share, and restated previously reported per share amounts to conform with the new standard.
Fourth quarter diluted core earnings, which exclude the net income effects of capital gains, premiums earned from refunded issues and nonrecurring Non`re`cur´ring
a. 1. Nonrecurrent; as, the costs of a layoff are considered as a nonrecurring expense s>. items such as accounting changes, were $0.96 per share, an increase of 12 percent over $0.86 in the same quarter of 1996. For 1997, diluted core earnings rose 13 percent to $3.73 per share from $3.31.
Book value per share as of December December: see month. 31 grew 19 percent to $34.07 from $28.64 a year ago. MBIA's adjusted book value per share for the same period increased 16 percent to $48.07 from $41.47. Adjusted book value includes the after-tax af·ter-tax also af·ter·tax
Relating to or being that which remains after payment, especially of income taxes: after-tax profits. effects of both net deferred premiums, less deferred acquisition costs, and the present value of future installment premiums.
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possessing the best body in the whole world. like the hottest, sexiest body ever! the feeling of his skin kills me and sends me straight to heaven. , chairman and chief executive officer, said, "MBIA's financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year were very strong. Par value insured and gross premiums written When a non-life insurance company closes a contract to provide insurance against loss, the revenues (premiums) expected to be received over the life of the contract are called gross premiums written. for the year were the highest in the company's history as we strengthened our leadership position in the municipal bond and structured finance markets. With continuing favorable fa·vor·a·ble
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. market conditions, we expect solid earnings growth and robust demand for all of our products in 1998."
Total new issue municipal market for the fourth quarter was $55.7 billion, a 17 percent increase from $47.5 billion in 1996's fourth quarter. The insured portion of the new issue market was 49 percent, with MBIA capturing 27 percent of the insured market. For 1997, new issue municipal volume was $193.8 billion, a 20 percent increase from $162.0 billion in 1996. The insured portion of the new issue market was a record 54 percent. MBIA was the market share leader for the sixteenth consecutive year, insuring 42 percent of all insured new issue volume.
For the fourth quarter, MBIA insured $13.4 billion of par value, on a closing date basis, in the domestic new issue and secondary municipal markets, a 9 percent increase from $12.3 billion insured in the 1996 fourth quarter. For the year, MBIA insured $48.1 billion of municipal bonds in the new issue and secondary markets, a 23 percent increase from $39.2 billion in 1996.
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In addition, MBIA insured $1.0 billion of securities internationally in the fourth quarter compared with $1.3 billion in 1996's fourth quarter. For the year, MBIA's international volume was $3.3 billion compared with $3.8 billion in 1996.
Gross premiums written for the fourth quarter were $161.9 million compared with $126.2 million a year earlier, a 28 percent increase. For the year, gross premiums written rose 18 percent to a record $543.0 million from $460.7 million written in 1996. Gross premiums written reflect upfront premiums received for business originated in the current period, assumed premiums for international and other reinsurance The contract made between an insurance company and a third party to protect the insurance company from losses. The contract provides for the third party to pay for the loss sustained by the insurance company when the company makes a payment on the original contract. transactions, and installment premiums received for current and prior-period business.
Adjusted gross premiums, which include both upfront premiums written and the present value of estimated installment premiums for new business writings, were $170.2 million in the fourth quarter of 1997 compared with $164.2 million in the same 1996 period. Adjusted gross premiums for the year increased 11 percent to a record $603.9 million from $543.8 million in 1996.
Premiums earned during the fourth quarter were $78.6 million compared with $64.8 million in the same period in 1996. These amounts included $12.6 million and $9.0 million, respectively, of premiums earned from refundings. For 1997, premiums earned were $297.4 million compared with $251.7 million in 1996, including $50.9 million and $44.4 million, respectively, of premiums earned from refundings. On a per share basis, the net income effect of refunding Reimbursing funds in restitution or repayment. The process of refinancing or borrowing money, ordinarily through the sale of bonds, to pay off an existing debt with the proceeds derived therefrom. activity, including related expense recognition, was $0.08 for the 1997 fourth quarter compared with $0.06 in the same quarter of 1996. For the year, the impact was $0.34 compared with $0.30 in 1996.
Investment Management Services
Average assets under management Assets Under Management (AUM) is a term used by financial services companies in the mutual fund and money management or investment management business to gauge how much money they are managing. for the company's investment management businesses rose 14 percent to $7.7 billion in the fourth quarter compared with $6.8 billion in 1996's fourth quarter. For the year ending December 31, 1997, average assets under management were $7.7 billion, an increase of 26 percent over 1996. These assets include municipal investment agreements, pooled public funds See Fund, 3.
See also: Public and third-party accounts, but exclude MBIA's insurance-related investment portfolio, which at amortized cost was $4.8 billion as of December 31.
Consolidated Financial Results
Net investment income, excluding net realized capital gains and amounts earned from the company's municipal investment agreement business, increased 18 percent for the fourth quarter to $75.6 million from $64.0 million in 1996's fourth quarter. For 1997, net investment income increased 14 percent to $281.5 million from $247.6 million in 1996. As of December 31, MBIA's investment portfolio, including fixed-income securities Fixed-income securities
Investments that have specific interest rates, such as bonds. related to its municipal investment agreement business, increased 11 percent to $8.5 billion compared with $7.6 billion a year earlier. As of December 31, assets supporting the investment agreement business remained constant at $3.3 billion from a year earlier. The average quality of all fixed-income investments continues to be Double-A.
Total revenues for the fourth quarter rose 29 percent to $180.4 million from $140.3 million in the fourth quarter of 1996. For the year, total revenues were $654.0 million, up 20 percent from $545.5 million in 1996. Revenues are the sum of premiums earned, total investment income, investment management services income and other revenues.
Total expenses for the fourth quarter and the year were $50.2 million and $174.4 million, respectively, compared with $36.8 million and $137.4 million in the same 1996 periods.
Computed on a statutory basis as of December 31, MBIA Insurance Corporation's unearned premium reserve was $2.1 billion, and its capital base (consisting of capital, surplus and contingency contingency n. an event that might not occur. reserve) was $2.9 billion. Aggregate policyholders' reserves were $5.0 billion compared with $4.3 billion a year earlier.
Other Corporate Developments
On November November: see month. 14, MBIA Inc. and CapMAC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KAP) jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge in a stock transaction. Structured as a tax-free exchange tax-free exchange
An exchange of assets between taxpayers in which any gain or loss is not recognized in the period during which the exchange takes place. Rather, taxpayers are required to adjust the basis of assets exchanged. and accounted for as a "pooling of interests Pooling of Interests
An accounting method, used in mergers and acquisitions, where the balance sheet items of the two companies are simply added together.
The opposite of pooling of interests is the purchase acquisition method. ," the transaction is expected to be accretive to MBIA's earnings per share in 1998, excluding a one-time one-time
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a. Occurring or undertaken only once: a one-time winner in 1995.
b. charge associated with the merger.
On January January: see month. 16, MBIA Inc. and CapMAC Holdings Inc. announced the revision of their merger agreement to reduce the exchange ratio for determining the number of shares of MBIA common stock to be received in the merger by holders of CapMAC common stock. Under the revised merger terms, each share of CapMAC common stock will be converted into the right to receive the number of shares of MBIA common stock obtained by dividing $31, rather than $35 as originally provided, by the average of the closing price of MBIA common stock for the 15 trading days In Business, the trading day is the time span that a particular stock exchange is open. For example, the New York Stock Exchange is, as of 2006, open from 09:30AM to 4:00PM. Trading days never take place on weekends. preceding the third trading day prior to the effective time of the merger. The transaction, which is subject to approval by CapMAC Holdings Inc. shareholders and other regulatory reg·u·late
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MBIA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (1) CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (dollars in thousands except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Years Ended December 31 December 31 1997 1996 1997 1996 Revenues Insurance: Gross premiums written $161,891 $126,165 $543,016 $460,675 Ceded premiums (34,764) (19,187) (79,781) (54,852) Net premiums written 127,127 106,978 463,235 405,823 Increase in deferred premium revenue (48,555) (42,222) (165,858) (154,111) Premiums earned 78,572 64,756 297,377 251,712 Net investment income 75,627 63,998 281,459 247,561 Net realized gains 4,504 2,038 17,478 11,740 Investment management services: Income 6,556 7,120 26,668 26,663 Net realized gains 1,374 109 3,416 2,572 Other 13,790 2,270 27,584 5,289 Total revenues 180,423 140,291 653,982 545,537 Expenses Insurance: Losses and loss adjustment 5,523 4,980 18,673 15,334 Policy acquisition costs, net 7,261 6,366 27,873 24,660 Operating 13,181 12,029 49,947 46,654 Investment management services 4,677 4,244 16,761 14,583 Interest 10,136 8,479 37,450 33,462 Other 9,394 725 23,709 2,714 Total expenses 50,172 36,823 174,413 137,407 Income before income taxes 130,251 103,468 479,569 408,130 Provision for income taxes 32,599 21,988 105,393 85,967 Net income $ 97,652 $ 81,480 $374,176 $322,163 Net income per common share: Basic $ 1.09 $ 0.94 $ 4.26 $ 3.75 Diluted $ 1.08 $ 0.93 $ 4.22 $ 3.72 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: Basic 89,384,043 86,499,304 87,912,615 85,856,258 Diluted 90,258,049 87,297,470 88,747,388 86,696,096 (1) Common share data retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split effective October 1, 1997. MBIA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (1) CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (dollars in thousands except per share amounts) December 31, 1997 December 31, 1996 Assets Investments: Fixed-maturity securities held as available- for-sale at fair value (amortized cost $4,600,528 and $4,001,562) $4,867,254 4,149,700 Short-term investments 245,029 176,088 Other investments 16,802 14,851 5,129,085 4,340,639 Municipal investment agreement portfolio held as available- for-sale at fair value (amortized cost $3,241,703 and $3,263,211) 3,341,394 3,293,298 Total investments 8,470,479 7,633,937 Cash and cash equivalents 23,181 7,356 Securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell 472,963 217,000 Accrued investment income 115,971 104,725 Deferred acquisition costs 154,100 147,750 Prepaid reinsurance premiums 252,893 216,846 Goodwill - net 120,326 105,138 Property and equipment - net 60,238 50,923 Receivable for investments sold 13,435 980 Other assets 127,176 77,360 Total assets $9,810,762 $8,562,015 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Liabilities: Deferred premium revenue $1,984,104 $1,785,875 Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves (2) 78,872 59,314 Municipal investment agreements 1,974,165 2,290,609 Municipal repurchase agreements 1,177,022 968,671 Long-term debt 473,878 374,010 Short-term debt 20,000 29,100 Securities loaned or sold under agreements to repurchase 606,263 217,000 Deferred income taxes 286,402 206,492 Payable for investments purchased 44,007 52,029 Other liabilities 117,796 99,218 Total liabilities 6,762,509 6,082,318 Shareholders' Equity: Common stock 89,461 86,588 Additional paid-in capital 906,744 759,784 Retained earnings 1,825,333 1,518,994 Cumulative translation adjustment (8,558) (1,042) Unrealized appreciation - net 240,085 116,424 Unearned compensation - restricted stock (4,812) (1,051) Total shareholders' equity 3,048,253 2,479,697 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $9,810,762 $8,562,015 Book value per share $ 34.07 $ 28.64 (1) Common share data retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split effective October 1, 1997. (2) Includes net case reserves of $24,934 and $20,248 at December 31, 1997 and December 31, 1996, respectively. MBIA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (1) Three Months Ended Years Ended December 31 December 31 1997 1996 1997 1996 Components of core earnings per share (2) Reported earnings per share $1.08 $0.93 $4.22 $3.72 Realized gains 0.04 0.02 0.15 0.10 Operating earnings per share(3) 1.04 0.92 4.06 3.61 Earnings from refunded issues 0.08 0.06 0.34 0.30 Core earnings per share(3) $0.96 $0.86 $3.73 $3.31 December 31, December 31, 1997 1996 Components of adjusted book value per share Book value $34.07 $28.64 After-tax value of: Net deferred premium revenue, net of DAC 11.46 10.67 Present value of future installment premiums 2.54 2.16 Adjusted book value $48.07 $41.47 (1) Common share data retroactively adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split effective October 1, 1997. (2) Based on weighted average diluted common shares. (3) Amounts may not add due to rounding. MBIA INSURANCE CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED (wholly owned subsidiary of MBIA Inc.) Selected Financial Data Computed on a Statutory Basis: (dollars in millions) December 31, 1997 December 31, 1996 Capital and surplus $ 1,760.2 $ 1,467.0 Contingency reserve 1,094.1 892.8 Capital base 2,854.3 2,359.8 Unearned premium reserve 2,118.6 1,918.3 Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves 15.2 10.3 Total policyholders' reserves 4,988.1 4,288.4 Present value of installment premiums 349.6 288.0 Standby line of credit 825.0 725.0 Total claims-paying resources $ 6,162.7 $ 5,301.4 Net debt service outstanding $482,653.2 $411,106.1 Capital ratio (1) 169:1 174:1 Claims-paying ratio (2) 91:1 91:1 (1) Net debt service outstanding divided by capital base. (2) Net debt service outstanding divided by the sum of capital base, unearned premium reserve (after tax), loss and loss adjustment expense reserves, present value of installment premiums (after-tax) and standby line of credit. MBIA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Earnings per Share Data Under Old and New Accounting Standards(1) Under the new accounting standards that went into effect for year end 1997, companies must now report "basic" and "diluted" earnings per share (eps). Basic eps is determined by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted eps reflects the potential dilution that would occur if securities, such as employee stock options, were exercised. As the table below shows, MBIA diluted eps equals MBIA primary eps (as previously calculated in accordance with APB #15). 1997 1996 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Year(2) 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Year(2) Reported: Basic(3) $1.05 $1.03 $1.09 $1.09 $4.26 $0.91 $0.93 $0.97 $0.94 $3.75 Diluted(3) 1.04 1.02 1.08 1.08 4.22 0.90 0.92 0.96 0.93 3.72 Primary(4) 1.04 1.02 1.08 1.08 4.22 0.90 0.92 0.96 0.93 3.72 Operating: Basic(3) $1.00 $1.01 $1.04 $1.05 $4.10 $0.89 $0.90 $0.93 $0.93 $3.65 Diluted(3) 1.00 1.00 1.03 1.04 4.06 0.88 0.89 0.92 0.92 3.61 Primary(4) 1.00 1.00 1.03 1.04 4.06 0.88 0.89 0.92 0.92 3.61 Core: Basic(3) $0.91 $0.92 $0.96 $0.97 $3.76 $0.81 $0.82 $0.85 $0.86 $3.34 Diluted(3) 0.90 0.92 0.95 0.96 3.73 0.80 0.81 0.84 0.86 3.31 Primary(4) 0.90 0.92 0.95 0.96 3.73 0.80 0.81 0.84 0.86 3.31
(1) Common share data retroactively ret·ro·ac·tive
Influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment: a retroactive pay increase.
[French rétroactif, from Latin adjusted to reflect the two-for-one stock split effective October 1, 1997. (2) Due to the changes in the number of shares outstanding, quarterly per share amounts may not add to the totals for the years. (3) Calculated using SFAS SFAS Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
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