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LOEWS CORPORATION REPORTS NET INCOME OF $364 MILLION FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2022 AND $1.0 BILLION FOR THE FULL YEAR

12.7 MILLION COMMON SHARES REPURCHASED IN 2022 FOR $738 MILLION

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý Corporation (NYSE: L) today released its fourth quarter 2022 financial results.

FourthQuarter highlights:

Ҵý Corporation reported net income of $364 million, or $1.53 per share, compared to $343 million, or $1.36 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. The following are the key highlights:

  • The increase in net income was driven by improved results at Boardwalk Pipelines and higher investment returns at the parent company.
  • Net income at Ҵý declined compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 due to lower returns on limited partnership and common stock investments and higher net catastrophe losses, partially offset by improved underlying underwriting results and higher income from fixed income securities due to reinvesting at higher rates.
  • Operating results at Ҵý Hotels & Co improved compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 due to higher occupancy, but net income was lower due to accelerated state and local government grant payments in last year's comparable period.
  • Book value per share decreased to $61.86 at year-end 2022 from $71.84 at year-end 2021, driven by the unrealized loss position in Ҵý's fixed income portfolio, as compared to a gain in the prior year.
  • Book value per share, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI), increased to $75.78 at year-end 2022 from $71.09 at year-end 2021.
  • Ҵý had a cash and investments balance of $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2022.

CEO commentary:

"Ҵý Corporation had a strong fourth quarter, with stellar performance from our consolidated subsidiaries. We were also pleased with the December Delaware Supreme Court reversal of the state Chancery Court's decision that had awarded former Boardwalk minority unitholders damages of just over $900 million, including interest."

James S. Tisch, President and CEO, Ҵý Corporation

Consolidated highlights:


December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Income before net investment gains (losses)

$ 387

$ 341

$ 1,150

$ 1,066

Net investment gains (losses):





Ҵý

(23)

2

(138)

86

Corporate




426

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 364

$ 343

$ 1,012

$ 1,578






Net income per share

$ 1.53

$ 1.36

$ 4.16

$ 6.07







December 31, 2022


December 31, 2021






Book value per share


$ 61.86


$ 71.84

Book value per share excluding AOCI


75.78


71.09


Three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to 2021

Ҵý:

  • Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation declined to $223 million from $239 million.
  • Core income increased to $274 million from $265 million.
  • Results include lower net investment income from limited partnership and common stock investments, partially offset by higher income from fixed income securities.
  • Underwriting results were lower due to higher net catastrophe losses related to Winter Storm Elliott, partially offset by improved underlying underwriting income and prior year development.
  • Non-economic charge related to asbestos and environmental pollution of $25 million after tax and noncontrolling interests compared favorably to $44 million after tax and noncontrolling interests in the prior year period.
  • Net income was also negatively impacted by the swing from net investment gains in the prior year period to net investment losses driven by sales of fixed income securities.
  • Property and Casualty combined ratio was 93.7% compared to 92.9% in the prior year period. The underlying combined ratio of 91.2% was consistent year-over-year.

Boardwalk:

  • Net income increased $18 million to $83 million compared to $65 million.
  • EBITDA increased $41 million to $248 million compared to $207 million.
  • Net income and EBITDA increased due to higher revenues from recently completed growth projects, re-contracting at higher rates, and higher utilization-based revenues. Storage and parking and lending revenues also increased.
  • Higher revenues were slightly offset by higher expenses due to an increased asset base from recently completed growth projects.

Ҵý Hotels:

  • Net income decreased $4 million to $33 million compared to $37 million.
  • Net income for the prior year period benefited from $26 million of accelerated state and local government grant payments used to retire outstanding debt. Excluding the grant payments, net income increased $22 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased $21 million to $85 million compared to $64 million.
  • Revenues increased due to improved occupancy and higher average daily room rates.
  • Higher revenues were partially offset by an increase in operating expenses due to the higher demand levels and resumption of additional pre-pandemic services.

Corporate & Other:

  • Net income increased $23 million to $25 million from $2 million due to higher investment income.

Year ended December31, 2022, compared to 2021

Ҵý reported net income of $1.0 billion, or $4.16 per share, compared to $1.6 billion, or $6.07 per share in 2021. The following are the key highlights:

  • Net income for 2021 includes a gain of $438 million related to the sale of 47% of Altium Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021.
  • Excluding the gain on sale of Altium Packaging, net income decreased $128 million, driven by lower investment income at Ҵý and the parent company, offset by improved results at Boardwalk and Ҵý Hotels.
  • Ҵý reported a record low combined ratio of 93.2%, compared with 96.2% in the prior year. The underlying combined ratio was a record low 91.2%, compared with 91.4% in the prior year.
  • Ҵý Hotels results significantly improved due to higher occupancy and average daily room rates, as travel rebounded from the impacts of the pandemic.

Share Repurchases:

  • On December 31, 2022, there were 236 million shares of Ҵý common stock outstanding.
  • For the three months and year ended December 31, 2022, Ҵý repurchased 2.2 million and 12.7 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $124 million and $738 million, respectively.
  • From January 1, 2023 to February 3, 2023, Ҵý repurchased an additional 1.0 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $58 million.
  • For the year ended December 31, 2022, Ҵý purchased 0.7 million shares of Ҵý common stock for an aggregate cost of $26 million.
  • Depending on market conditions, 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 news 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, Boardwalk utilizes earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), and Ҵý Hotels utilizes Adjusted EBITDA. These measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measures on pages 6 and 7 of this release.

Earnings Remarks and Conference Calls

For Ҵý Corporation

– Today, February 6, 2023, earnings remarks will be available on our .
– Remarks will include commentary from Ҵý's president and chief executive officer, and chief financial officer.

For Ҵý

– Today, February6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
– A live webcast will be available via the Investor Relations section of .
– To participate, dial 1-844-481-2830 (USA Toll Free) or +1-412-317-1850 (International).

About Ҵý 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 news 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



December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 3,111

$ 3,054

$ 11,879

$ 11,908

Boardwalk Pipelines

401

358

1,446

1,349

Ҵý Hotels & Co (b)

189

191

721

480

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

92

58

(2)

920

Total

$ 3,793

$ 3,661

$ 14,044

$ 14,657

Income (Loss) Before Income Tax:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 294

$ 330

$ 1,081

$ 1,484

Boardwalk Pipelines

109

74

330

303

Ҵý Hotels & Co (b)

41

52

161

(12)

Corporate: (e)





Investment income (loss), net

92

59

(8)

99

Other (d)

(60)

(56)

(183)

308

Total

$ 476

$ 459

$ 1,381

$ 2,182

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Ҵý Corporation:





Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 223

$ 239

$ 802

$ 1,077

Boardwalk Pipelines

83

65

247

235

Ҵý Hotels & Co (b)

33

37

117

(14)

Corporate: (e)





Investment income (loss), net

72

46

(6)

78

Other (d)

(47)

(44)

(148)

202

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 364

$ 343

$ 1,012

$ 1,578



(a)

The three months ended December 31, 2022 includes net investment losses of $33 million ($23 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The three months ended December 31, 2021 includes net investment gains of $3 million ($2 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The year ended December 31, 2022 includes net investment losses of $199 million ($138 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).


The year ended December 31, 2021 includes net investment gains of $120 million ($86 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).

(b)

Includes $35 million ($26 million after tax) related to the acceleration of state and local government grant payments used to retire outstanding
debt for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021.

(c)

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.

(d)

Includes an investment gain of $555 million ($438 million after tax) for the year ended December 31, 2021 related to the sale of 47% of Altium
Packaging and its deconsolidation on April 1, 2021.

(e)

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



December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues:





Insurance premiums

$ 2,232

$ 2,119

$ 8,667

$ 8,175

Net investment income

600

610

1,802

2,259

Investment gains (losses) (a)

(33)

3

(199)

660

Operating revenues and other

994

929

3,774

3,563

Total

3,793

3,661

14,044

14,657






Expenses:





Insurance claims and policyholders' benefits

1,683

1,665

6,386

6,349

Operating expenses and other

1,634

1,537

6,277

6,126

Total

3,317

3,202

12,663

12,475






Income before income tax

476

459

1,381

2,182

Income tax expense

(88)

(88)

(278)

(479)

Net income

388

371

1,103

1,703

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests

(24)

(28)

(91)

(125)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 364

$ 343

$ 1,012

$ 1,578






Net income per share attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 1.53

$ 1.36

$ 4.16

$ 6.07






Weighted average number of shares

238.08

252.52

243.28

260.20


(a)

Includes an investment gain of $555 million ($438 million after tax) for the year ended December 31, 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 Ҵý's 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. The following table presents a reconciliation of Ҵý net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation to core income:


December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Ҵý net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 223

$ 239

$ 802

$ 1,077

Investment (gains) losses

26

(2)

154

(96)

Consolidating adjustments including noncontrolling
interests

25

28

92

125

Core income

$ 274

$ 265

$ 1,048

$ 1,106

Boardwalk Pipelines

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. The following table presents a reconciliation of Boardwalk net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation to EBITDA:


December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Boardwalk net income attributable to Ҵý
Corporation

$ 83

$ 65

$ 247

$ 235

Interest

40

40

166

161

Income tax expense

26

9

83

68

Depreciation and amortization

99

93

396

370

EBITDA

$ 248

$ 207

$ 892

$ 834

Ҵý Hotels & Co

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by excluding from Ҵý Hotels & Co's EBITDA, state and local government development grants, gains or losses on dispositions, asset impairments, and equity method income from EBITDA and including Ҵý Hotels & Co's pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments. Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments is calculated by applying Ҵý Hotels & Co's ownership percentage to the underlying equity method investment's components of EBITDA and excluding distributions in excess of the basis in the equity method investment. See below for a reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Ҵý Corporation to Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments. The following tablepresents a reconciliation of Ҵý Hotels & Co net income (loss) attributable to Ҵý Corporation to Adjusted EBITDA:


December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Ҵý Hotels & Co net income (loss) attributable to
Ҵý Corporation

$ 33

$ 37

$ 117

$ (14)

Interest

4

11

11

36

Income tax expense

8

15

44

2

Depreciation and amortization

17

16

64

63

EBITDA

62

79

236

87

State and local government development grants


(39)


(39)

Net gain on dispositions


(8)


(8)

Asset impairments

3

10

25

10

Equity investment adjustments:





Ҵý Hotels & Co's equity method income

(33)

(30)

(148)

(47)

Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method
investments

54

48

234

128

Consolidating adjustments

(1)

4

(2)

4

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 85

$ 64

$ 345

$ 135

The following table presents a reconciliation of Ҵý Hotels & Co's equity method income to Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments:


December 31,


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

(In millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Ҵý Hotels & Co's equity method income

$ 33

$ 30

$ 148

$ 47

Pro rata share of equity method investments:





Interest

11

9

40

36

Income tax expense





Depreciation and amortization

12

12

50

50

Distributions in excess of the basis of equity method
investment

(3)

(3)

(4)

(6)

Consolidation adjustments

1



1

Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method
investments

$ 54

$ 48

$ 234

$ 128

SOURCE Ҵý Corporation