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- Q2 NET INCOME OF $151M, $0.55 PER SHARE
- Q2 CORE INCOME OF $99M, $0.36 PER SHARE
- Q2 P&C COMBINED RATIO OF 112.3%, UNDERLYING COMBINED RATIO OF 93.4%
- Q2 NET CATASTROPHE LOSSES OF $301M, OR 17.5 POINTS OF LOSS RATIO
- CATASTROPHE LOSSES INCLUDE $182M DUE TO COVID-19, $61M FROM CIVIL UNREST AND $58M FROM SEVERE WEATHER RELATED EVENTS
- QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.37 PER SHARE
CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About the Company
CNA is one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies. CNA provides a broad range of standard and specialized property and casualty insurance products and services for businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe, backed by more than 120 years of experience and approximately $45 billion of assets. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com.
Conference Call and Webcast/Presentation Information
A conference call for investors and the professional investment community will be held at 8:00 a.m. (CT) today. On the conference call will be Dino E. Robusto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Financial Corporation, Al Miralles, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CNA Financial Corporation and other members of senior management. Participants can access the call by dialing (800) 289-0571, or for international callers, +1 (720) 543-0206. The call will also be broadcast live on the internet and may be accessed from the Investor Relations page of the CNA website (www.cna.com). A presentation will be posted and available on the CNA website and will provide additional insight into the results.
The call is available to the media, but questions will be restricted to investors and the professional investment community. An online replay will be available on CNA's website following the call. Financial supplement information related to the results is available on the investor relations pages of the CNA website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.