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LOEWS CORPORATION REPORTS NET INCOME OF $130 MILLION FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý Corporation (NYSE:L) today reported net income of $130 million, or $0.54 per share, for the third quarter of 2022, compared to net income of $220 million, or $0.85 per share, in the third quarter of 2021. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 was $648 million, or $2.64 per share, compared to net income of $1.2 billion, or $4.70 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Net income in the third quarter of 2022 included higher underwriting income and increased net investment income from fixed income securities at Ҵý Financial Corporation (NYSE:Ҵý) and improved results at Ҵý Hotels & Co, offset by losses from limited partnership and common stock investments and net investment losses from sales of fixed income securities at Ҵý.

Net income for the nine months ended September30, 2021 included a gain of $438 million (after tax) related to the sale of 47% of Altium Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021. Excluding this significant transaction, net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 would have been $797 million. The drivers of the decrease in net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, excluding this significant transaction, are consistent with the three-month discussion above.

"Ҵý had another good quarter. Ҵý Hotels & Co continues to perform exceptionally well, and Ҵý produced a stellar underlying combined ratio of 91.1%," said James S. Tisch, President and CEO of Ҵý Corporation.

Book value per share as of September30, 2022 was $58.14 compared to $71.84 as of December31, 2021, reflecting the impact that increased risk-free interest rates and widening credit spreads have on Ҵý's fixed income portfolio. Book value per share excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) increased to $74.11 as of September30, 2022 from $71.09 as of December31, 2021.

CONSOLIDATED HIGHLIGHTS


September 30,


Three Months

Nine Months

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Income before net investment gains (losses)

$ 206

$ 204

$ 763

$ 725

Net investment gains (losses):





Ҵý

(76)

16

(115)

84

Corporate




426

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 130

$ 220

$ 648

$ 1,235






Net income per share

$ 0.54

$ 0.85

$ 2.64

$ 4.70





September 30, 2022

December 31, 2021




Book value per share

$ 58.14

$ 71.84

Book value per share excluding AOCI

74.11

71.09

Three Months Ended September30, 2022 Compared to Three Months Ended September30, 2021

Ҵý's net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation for the three months ended September 30 decreased from $229 million in 2021 to $115 million in 2022 and core income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased from $237 million in 2021 to $213 million in 2022 due to lower net investment income from limited partnership and common stock investments, partially offset by improved property & casualty underwriting income and higher net investment income from fixed income securities. Net income was also negatively impacted by the swing from net investment gains in last year's third quarter to net investment losses in the third quarter of 2022 driven by sales of fixed income securities. Catastrophe losses were $114 million and $178 million ($80 million and $125 million after tax and noncontrolling interests) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021. Catastrophe losses for the three months ended September 30, 2022 include $87 million for Hurricane Ian.

Boardwalk Pipelines' net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $4 million to $34 million compared to $38 million in the comparable prior year period due primarily to an impairment charge of $6 million ($5 million after tax), related to retired assets, increased costs from maintenance projects driven by increased regulatory requirements and higher expenses due to an increased asset base from recently completed growth projects, partially offset by higher revenues from recently completed growth projects, re-contracting at higher rates, and higher utilization-based revenues. In addition, storage and parking and lending revenues increased due to favorable market conditions. EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $8 million to $192 million compared to $184 million in the comparable prior year period due primarily to an increased asset base from recently completed growth projects.

Ҵý Hotels & Co's net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $12 million to $25 million compared to $13 million in the comparable prior year period driven by improved occupancy rates due to the rebound in travel and higher average daily room rates. Operating expenses have likewise increased to support the higher demand levels and resumption of additional pre-pandemic services. The hotel properties at the Universal Orlando Resort contributed meaningfully to the period-over-period improvement.

The Corporate & other segment results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 improved $16 million to a loss of $44 million from a loss of $60 million in the comparable prior year period. These improved results were due to lower losses on equity securities and reduced expenses at the parent company as compared to the comparable prior year period.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

Ҵý's, Boardwalk Pipelines', and Ҵý Hotels & Co's results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the comparable prior year period are consistent with the three-month discussion above.

The Corporate & other segment results for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 included a $555 million ($438 million after tax) gain related to the sale of 47% of Altium Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021. Excluding this significant transaction, results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 declined $19 million as compared to the comparable prior year period. This decline was primarily due to the broad market decline of equity securities, partially offset by reduced expenses at the parent company as compared to the comparable prior year period. In addition, results benefited from the absence of unusual items recorded in 2021 related to the recapitalization and sale of 47% of Altium Packaging, including a $40 million deferred tax liability and a $14 million ($10 million after tax) debt extinguishment charge.

SHARE REPURCHASES

At September 30, 2022, there were 238.1 million shares of Ҵý common stock outstanding. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Ҵý repurchased 4.1 million and 10.5 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $230 million and $614 million, respectively. From October 1, 2022 to October 28, 2022, the Ҵý repurchased an additional 0.7 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $38 million. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Ҵý purchased 0.7 million shares of Ҵý common stock for an aggregate cost of $26 million. Depending on market conditions, the Ҵý may from time-to-time purchase shares of its and its subsidiaries' outstanding common stock in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

This press release contains financial measures that are not in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). Management believes some investors may find these measures useful to evaluate our and our subsidiaries' financial performance. Ҵý utilizes core income and Boardwalk Pipelines utilizes earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). These measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measures on page 6 of this release.

CONFERENCE CALLS

A conference call to discuss the third quarter results of Ҵý Corporation has been scheduled for today at 10:00 a.m. ET. A live webcast will be available via the Investors/Media section of . Those interested in attending can also dial (800) 267-6316, or for international callers, (203) 518-9783. The conference ID number is L3Q22. An online replay will also be available at following the call.

A conference call to discuss the third quarter results of Ҵý has been scheduled for today at 9:00 a.m. ET. A live webcast will be available via the Investor Relations section of . Those interested in participating should dial (866) 580-3963 (USA toll free) or +1 (786) 697-3501 (USA local).

Ҵý LOEWS CORPORATION

Ҵý Corporation is a diversified company with businesses in the insurance, energy, hospitality, and packaging industries. For more information please visit .

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected by management of the Ҵý. A discussion of the important risk factors and other considerations that could materially impact these matters as well as the Ҵý's overall business and financial performance can be found in the Ҵý's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and readers of this release are urged to review those reports carefully when considering these forward-looking statements. Copies of these reports are available through the Ҵý's website (). Given these risk factors, investors and analysts should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Ҵý expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Ҵý's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any forward-looking statement is based.


Ҵý Corporation and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Information



September 30,


Three Months

Nine Months

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 2,957

$ 2,959

$ 8,768

$ 8,854

Boardwalk Pipelines

339

307

1,045

991

Ҵý Hotels & Co

180

134

532

289

Investment income (loss) and other (b) (c)

(15)

(29)

(94)

862

Total

$ 3,461

$ 3,371

$ 10,251

$ 10,996

Income (Loss) Before Income Tax:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 164

$ 314

$ 787

$ 1,154

Boardwalk Pipelines

47

52

221

229

Ҵý Hotels & Co

34

17

120

(64)

Corporate: (d)





Investment income (loss), net

(19)

(30)

(100)

40

Other (c)

(36)

(49)

(123)

364

Total

$ 190

$ 304

$ 905

$ 1,723

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Ҵý Corporation:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 115

$ 229

$ 579

$ 838

Boardwalk Pipelines

34

38

164

170

Ҵý Hotels & Co

25

13

84

(51)

Corporate: (d)





Investment income (loss), net

(15)

(23)

(79)

32

Other (c)

(29)

(37)

(100)

246

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 130

$ 220

$ 648

$ 1,235



(a)

The three months ended September 30, 2022 includes net investment losses of $96 million ($76 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The three months ended September30, 2021 includes net investment gains of $22 million ($16 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The nine months ended September30, 2022 includes net investment losses of $166 million ($115 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The nine months ended September30, 2021 includes net investment gains of $117 million ($84 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).

(b)

Includes parent company investment income (loss) and the financial results of Altium Packaging. On April 1, 2021, Ҵý sold 47% of Altium
Packaging, which was then deconsolidated and subsequently recorded as an equity method investment.

(c)

Includes an investment gain of $555 million ($438 million after tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 related to the sale of 47%
of Altium Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021.

(d)

The Corporate segment consists of investment income (loss) from the parent company's cash and investments, interest expense, corporate
expenses, the consolidated results of Altium Packaging through March 31, 2021 and the equity method of accounting for Altium Packaging
subsequent to its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021, as well as the gain related to the deconsolidation of Altium Packaging.


Ҵý Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Financial Review



September 30,


Three Months

Nine Months

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues:





Insurance premiums

$ 2,221

$ 2,059

$ 6,435

$ 6,056

Net investment income

404

483

1,202

1,649

Investment gains (losses) (a)

(96)

22

(166)

657

Operating revenues and other

932

807

2,780

2,634

Total

3,461

3,371

10,251

10,996






Expenses:





Insurance claims and policyholders' benefits

1,665

1,632

4,703

4,684

Operating expenses and other

1,606

1,435

4,643

4,589

Total

3,271

3,067

9,346

9,273






Income before income tax

190

304

905

1,723

Income tax expense

(47)

(58)

(190)

(391)

Net income

143

246

715

1,332

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests

(13)

(26)

(67)

(97)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 130

$ 220

$ 648

$ 1,235






Net income per share attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 0.54

$ 0.85

$ 2.64

$ 4.70






Weighted average number of shares

240.76

257.30

245.03

262.77



(a)

Includes an investment gain of $555 million ($438 million after tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 related to the sale of 47% of Altium Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021.

DEFINITIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES AND RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

Ҵý Financial Corporation

Core income is calculated by excluding from net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation the after-tax effects of investment gains (losses) and any cumulative effects of changes in accounting guidance. In addition, core income excludes the effects of noncontrolling interests. The calculation of core income excludes investment gains (losses) because these are generally driven by economic factors that are not necessarily reflective of Ҵý's primary operations.


September 30,


Three Months

Nine Months

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Ҵý net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 115

$ 229

$ 579

$ 838

Investment (gains) losses

84

(18)

127

(94)

Consolidating adjustments including noncontrolling interests

14

26

68

97

Core income

$ 213

$ 237

$ 774

$ 841

Boardwalk Pipelines

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.


September 30,


Three Months

Nine Months

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Boardwalk Pipelines net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 34

$ 38

$ 164

$ 170

Interest

42

40

126

121

Income tax expense

13

14

57

59

Depreciation and amortization

103

92

297

277

EBITDA

$ 192

$ 184

$ 644

$ 627

SOURCE Ҵý Corporation