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Atlantic American Corporation Reports First Quarter Results for 2021

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ATLANTA, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq- AAME) today reported net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.03 per common share, in the first quarter of 2021 compared to net loss of $8.1 million, or $0.40 per common share, in the first quarter of 2020. The decrease in net loss was primarily the result of unrealized gains on equity securities of $0.7 million in the current quarter as compared to unrealized losses on equity securities of $8.5 million in the prior year quarter. Although price levels have generally recovered, the Company’s investment portfolio was significantly impacted during the first quarter of 2020 by material declines in capital markets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premium revenue for the three month period ended March 31, 2021 increased $0.5 million, or 1.2%, to $46.1 million from $45.6 million in the three month period ended March 31, 2020. The increase in premium revenue was primarily attributable to an increase in the automobile physical damage and automobile liability lines of business in the property and casualty operations. Operating loss (as defined below) decreased $0.6 million to $1.4 million in the three month period ended March 31, 2021 compared to $2.0 million in the three month period ended March 31, 2020. The decrease in operating loss was primarily due to favorable loss experience in the Company’s life and health operations, resulting from improved rate adequacy coupled with a decrease in the number of incurred claims within the Medicare supplement line of business.

Commenting on the results, Hilton H. Howell, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “As the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic begins to fade, the dedication and focus of our employees has not wavered. Operating results for the quarter improved over prior year along with moderate growth in our premium revenue. We are also excited to announce that our voluntary employee benefits division, BankersWorksite has rebranded and will now operate under the trade name of Atlantic American Employee Benefits. Additionally, we are extremely proud to report AM Best recently announced they have affirmed the credit ratings of Atlantic American Corporation and its subsidiaries.”

Atlantic American Corporation is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, and property and casualty insurance industries. Its principal insurance subsidiaries are American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company.

Note regarding non-GAAP financial measure: Atlantic American Corporation presents its consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, from time to time, the Company may present, in its public statements, press releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, non-GAAP financial measures such as operating income (loss). Management believes operating income (loss) is a useful metric for investors, potential investors, securities analysts and others because it isolates the “core” operating results of the Company before considering certain items that are either beyond the control of management (such as income tax expense, which is subject to timing, regulatory and rate changes depending on the timing of the associated revenues and expenses) or are not expected to regularly impact the Company’s operating results (such as any realized and unrealized investment gains (losses), which are not a part of the Company’s primary operations and are, to a limited extent, subject to discretion in terms of timing of realization). The financial data attached includes a reconciliation of operating income (loss) to net income (loss), the most comparable GAAP financial measure. The Company’s definition of operating income (loss) may differ from similarly titled financial measures used by others. This non-GAAP financial measure should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Note regarding Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements due to a number of factors and risks detailed from time to time in statements and reports that Atlantic American Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information contact:

J. Ross Franklin

Hilton H. Howell, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Chairman, President & CEO

Atlantic American Corporation

Atlantic American Corporation

404-266-5580

404-266-5505


Atlantic American Corporation
Financial Data

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Unaudited; In thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

Insurance premiums

Life and health

$

29,475

$

30,628

Property and casualty

16,615

14,922

Insurance premiums, net

46,090

45,550

Net investment income

2,113

2,039

Realized investment gains, net

121

249

Unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities, net

744

(8,455

)

Other income

7

27

Total revenue

49,075

39,410

Insurance benefits and losses incurred

Life and health

21,523

24,049

Property and casualty

11,749

9,534

Commissions and underwriting expenses

12,564

12,626

Interest expense

346

476

Other expense

3,440

2,952

Total benefits and expenses

49,622

49,637

Loss before income taxes

(547

)

(10,227

)

Income tax benefit

(116

)

(2,140

)

Net loss

$

(431

)

$

(8,087

)

Loss per common share (basic & diluted)

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.40

)

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Net loss

$

(431

)

$

(8,087

)

Income tax benefit

(116

)

(2,140

)

Realized investment gains, net

(121

)

(249

)

Unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net

(744

)

8,455

Non-GAAP Operating loss

$

(1,412

)

$

(2,021

)

March 31,

December 31,

Selected Balance Sheet Data

2021

2020

Total cash and investments

$

291,569

$

298,630

Insurance subsidiaries

286,268

292,478

Parent and other

5,301

6,152

Total assets

383,127

405,187

Insurance reserves and policyholder funds

191,983

198,676

Debt

33,738

33,738

Total shareholders' equity

133,235

145,060

Book value per common share

6.26

6.84

Statutory capital and surplus

Life and health

42,119

42,326

Property and casualty

49,347

50,194