• Progressive Reports December 2019 Results

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 29 Jan 2020 13:35:17   Europe/London

    MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) today reported the following results for December 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2019:  

       December    Quarter  
    (millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited)2019 2018 Change1  2019   2018  Change1 
    Net premiums written$3,338.5  $2,362.4  41$9,590.3  $7,941.8  21%
    Net premiums earned$3,542.7  $2,554.2  39$9,895.7  $8,194.6  21
    Net income attributable to Progressive$460.0  $54.0  NM $1,070.8  $264.7  305
      Per share available to common shareholders$0.78  $0.09  NM $1.81  $0.44  312
    Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities$125.5  $(330.8 (138)% $369.4  $(572.2)  (165)% 
    Combined ratio 89.4   89.5  (0.1)pts.  92.4   92.5  (0.1)pts. 
    Average diluted equivalent common shares 587.0   586.6  0 587.0   586.7  0
    NM = Not Meaningful
    1Operating results include 5 weeks of underwriting activity for December 2019 and 14 weeks for the fourth quarter 2019, for our non-Property businesses, compared to 4 weeks and 13 weeks for the same periods in 2018, respectively. Excluding the additional week of underwriting activity, companywide net premiums written growth would have been approximately 15% for the month and 13% for the fourth quarter, and net premiums earned growth would have been approximately 12% for both periods. See the “Supplemental Information” and the “Monthly Commentary” in the full release for additional discussion.

     December December  
    (thousands; unaudited) 2019 2018 Change
    Policies in Force     
    Personal Lines     
    Agency – auto6,994.3 6,358.3 10% 
    Direct – auto7,866.5 7,018.5 12% 
    Total personal auto14,860.8 13,376.8 11% 
    Total special lines4,547.8 4,382.2 4% 
    Total Personal Lines19,408.6 17,759.0 9% 
    Total Commercial Lines751.4 696.9 8% 
    Property business2,202.1 1,936.5 14% 
    Companywide Total22,362.1 20,392.4 10% 

    About Progressive

    The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient - online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

    Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including our majority owned subsidiaries, American Strategic Insurance Corp. and its affiliates (ASI).

    Progressive is the third largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 15 homeowners insurance carriers.

    Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot®, and HomeQuote Explorer®.

    The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

    Company Contact: 
    Julia Hornack 
    (440) 395-2164 
    The Progressive Corporation 
    6300 Wilson Mills Road 
    Mayfield Village, Ohio  44143

    Progressive December 2019 Complete Earnings Release: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/c78375f6-ecdf-4477-a648-e07f4d7c42fe

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