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LOEWS CORPORATION REPORTS NET INCOME OF $375 MILLION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2023

NEW YORK, May 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý Corporation (NYSE: L) today released its first quarter 2023 financial results.

FirstQuarter highlights:

Ҵý Corporation reported net income of $375 million, or $1.61 per share, in the first quarter of 2023 compared to $322 million, or $1.29 per share, in the first quarter of 2022. The following are the key highlights:

  • The increase in net income was driven by higher investment returns at the Parent Ҵý and improved results at Ҵý Hotels & Co.
  • Ҵý posted higher net investment income and a record high quarter of underlying underwriting income, partially offset by higher catastrophe losses, unfavorable prior year loss reserve development, and higher investment losses.
  • Net income at Boardwalk Pipelines was relatively unchanged, as higher revenues were offset by an increase in maintenance costs.
  • Ҵý repurchased 8.2 million shares for a total cost of $486 million, which represents nearly 3.5% of its shares outstanding at the beginning of the quarter.
  • Book value per share increased to $63.41 at March 31, 2023, from $60.81 at December 31, 2022 due to repurchases of common shares and operating results during the quarter.
  • Book value per share, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI), increased to $76.84 at March 31, 2023, from $74.88 at December 31, 2022.
  • Ҵý cash and investments balance was $3.1 billion as of March 31, 2023.

CEO commentary:

"Our subsidiaries performed well this quarter. Ҵý Hotels produced stellar results and Ҵý recorded its highest ever quarterly underlying underwriting income."
James S. Tisch, President and CEO, Ҵý Corporation

Consolidated highlights:


Three Months Ended

March 31,

(In millions, except per share data)

2023

2022 (a)

Income before net investment losses

$ 400

$ 325

Net investment losses:



Ҵý

(25)

(3)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 375

$ 322




Net income per share

$ 1.61

$ 1.29


March 31, 2023


December 31, 2022 (a)





Book value per share

$ 63.41


$ 60.81

Book value per share excluding AOCI

76.84


74.88

(a)

As of January 1, 2023, Ҵý Corporation adopted Accounting Standards Update 2018-12, "Financial Services – Insurance (Topic 944): Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts ("ASU 2018-12"), which was applied retrospectively effective January 1, 2021. Previously reported amounts have been adjusted to reflect application of the new guidance. See pages 4 and 5 of this release for more information.

Three months ended March31, 2023 compared to 2022

Ҵý:

  • Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation improved to $268 million from $265 million.
  • Core income increased to $325 million from $298 million.
  • Results include higher net investment income from fixed income securities and limited partnership and common stock investments.
  • Underwriting results were lower due to higher net catastrophe losses and unfavorable net prior year loss reserve development partially offset by improved underlying underwriting income.
  • Net income was negatively impacted by higher investment losses driven by sales of fixed income securities.
  • Property and Casualty combined ratio was 93.9% compared to 91.9% in the prior year period. The underlying combined ratio was 90.8% compared to 91.4% in the prior year period.

Boardwalk:

  • Net income decreased $5 million to $86 million compared to $91 million.
  • EBITDA decreased $2 million to $256 million compared to $258 million.
  • Net income and EBITDA decreased due to increased repairs and maintenance costs associated with pipeline safety regulatory requirements partially offset by 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.

Ҵý Hotels:

  • Net income increased $9 million to $24 million compared to $15 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased $19 million to $86 million compared to $67 million.
  • Revenues increased due to improved occupancy and higher average daily room rates at many hotels.
  • Higher revenues were partially offset by an increase in operating expenses due to higher demand levels.

Corporate & Other:

  • Net loss improved $46 million to $3 million from $49 million due to higher net investment income.

Share Repurchases:

  • On March 31, 2023, there were 228 million shares of Ҵý common stock outstanding.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2023, Ҵý repurchased 8.2 million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $486 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, May1, 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, May1, 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 news 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


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions)

2023

2022

Revenues:



Ҵý Financial (a)

$ 3,152

$ 2,885

Boardwalk Pipelines

397

381

Ҵý Hotels & Co

192

152

Investment income (loss) (b)

42

(16)

Total

$ 3,783

$ 3,402

Income (Loss) Before Income Tax:



Ҵý Financial (a) (c)

$ 371

$ 355

Boardwalk Pipelines

116

122

Ҵý Hotels & Co

34

22

Corporate: (d)



Investment income (loss), net

42

(16)

Other

(44)

(44)

Total (c)

$ 519

$ 439

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Ҵý Corporation:



Ҵý Financial (a) (c)

$ 268

$ 265

Boardwalk Pipelines

86

91

Ҵý Hotels & Co

24

15

Corporate: (d)



Investment income (loss), net

33

(13)

Other

(36)

(36)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation (c)

$ 375

$ 322



(a)

The three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 include net investment losses of $35 million and $11 million ($25 million and $3 million after tax and noncontrolling interests).

(b)

Includes investment income (loss) from the parent company's cash and investments.

(c)

The effects of adopting ASU 2018-12 on the Selected Financial Information were as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

As Reported


Effect of Adoption


As Adjusted

(In millions)






Income (Loss) Before Income Tax:






Ҵý Financial

$ 378


$ (23)


$ 355

Total

462


(23)


439

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Ҵý Corporation:






Ҵý Financial

$ 281


$ (16)


$ 265

Total

338


(16)


322



(d)

The Corporate segment consists of investment income (loss) from the parent company's cash and investments, interest expense, corporate expenses, and the equity income (loss) of Altium Packaging.

Ҵý Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Financial Review


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions, except per share data)

2023

2022

Revenues:



Insurance premiums

$ 2,248

$ 2,059

Net investment income

569

432

Investment losses

(35)

(11)

Operating revenues and other

1,001

922

Total

3,783

3,402




Expenses:



Insurance claims and policyholders' benefits (a)

1,653

1,478

Operating expenses and other

1,611

1,485

Total

3,264

2,963




Income before income tax (a)

519

439

Income tax expense (a)

(115)

(87)

Net income (a)

404

352

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests (a)

(29)

(30)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation (a)

$ 375

$ 322




Net income per share attributable to Ҵý Corporation (a)

$ 1.61

$ 1.29




Weighted average number of shares

233.62

248.48

(a)

The effects of adopting ASU 2018-12 on the Consolidated Financial Review were as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

As Reported


Effect of
Adoption


As Adjusted

(In millions)






Insurance claims and policyholders' benefits

$ 1,455


$ 23


$ 1,478

Income before income tax

462


(23)


439

Income tax expense

(92)


5


(87)

Net income

370


(18)


352

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests

(32)


2


(30)

Net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

338


(16)


322

Net income per share attributable to Ҵý Corporation

1.36


(0.07)


1.29

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). 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:


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions)

2023

2022

Ҵý net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 268

$ 265

Investment losses

28

3

Consolidating adjustments including noncontrolling interests

29

30

Core income

$ 325

$ 298

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:


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions)

2023

2022

Boardwalk net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 86

$ 91

Interest

39

42

Income tax expense

30

31

Depreciation and amortization

101

94

EBITDA

$ 256

$ 258

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 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 basis.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Ҵý Hotels & Co net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation to Adjusted EBITDA:


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions)

2023

2022

Ҵý Hotels & Co net income attributable to Ҵý Corporation

$ 24

$ 15

Interest

6

4

Income tax expense

10

7

Depreciation and amortization

16

15

EBITDA

56

41

Equity investment adjustments:



Ҵý Hotels & Co's equity method income

(31)

(26)

Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments

62

53

Consolidating adjustments

(1)

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 86

$ 67

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


Three Months Ended March 31,

(In millions)

2023

2022

Ҵý Hotels & Co's equity method income

$ 31

$ 26

Pro rata share of equity method investments:



Interest

12

9

Income tax expense



Depreciation and amortization

13

12

Distributions in excess of basis

6

5

Consolidation adjustments


1

Pro rata Adjusted EBITDA of equity method investments

$ 62

$ 53


SOURCE Ҵý Corporation