Extended Warranty Provider CNA Financial Announces Quarterly Results
Company announces second quarter 2020 net income of $151 million
CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) today announced second quarter 2020 net income of $151 million, or $0.55 per share, and core income of $99 million, or $0.36 per share. Property & Casualty Operations combined ratio for the second quarter was 112.3%. Underwriting results for the second quarter of 2020 include previously announced net catastrophe losses of $301 million pretax, including $182 million related to COVID-19, $61 million related to civil unrest and $58 million related primarily to severe weather related events. The underlying combined ratio of 93.4% reflects a 0.4 point net benefit related to COVID-19 from lower loss frequency as a result of shelter in place restrictions and an adverse impact from a reduction in estimated audit premiums. These items decreased the loss ratio by 0.9 points and increased the expense ratio by 0.5 points. Net investment income was $534 million pretax for the second quarter of 2020, including $84 million from limited partnership and common stock investments, reflecting the equity market rebound during the quarter.
The U.S. P&C segments, excluding third party captives, generated gross written premium growth of 8% and net written premium growth of 4%. Excluding third party captives, gross written premiums grew 7% and net written premiums grew 3% for P&C overall.
Our Life & Group and Corporate & Other segments produced core income (loss) for the second quarter of 2020 of $14 million and $(11) million, respectively.
CNA Financial declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, payable September 3, 2020 to stockholders of record on August 17, 2020.
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