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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019
Commission File Number 001-33289
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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
BERMUDA
N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Windsor Place, 3rd Floor, 22 Queen Street, Hamilton HM JX, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (441) 292-3645
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  þ    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  þ    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
þ
 
Accelerated filer
¨
 
Non-accelerated filer
¨
 
Smaller reporting company
¨
 
Emerging growth company
¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  þ
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Ordinary shares, par value $1.00 per share
ESGR
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/1,000th Interest in a 7.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Share, Series D, Par Value $1.00 Per Share
ESGRP
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/1,000th Interest in a 7.00% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Share, Series E, Par Value $1.00 Per Share
ESGRO
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
As at May 7, 2019, the registrant had outstanding 17,971,679 voting ordinary shares and 3,509,682 non-voting convertible ordinary shares, each par value $1.00 per share.
 


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Enstar Group Limited
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
For the Period Ended March 31, 2019

Table of Contents
 
 
 
Page
PART I
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
 
PART II
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 6.


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Page    


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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and December 31, 2018
 
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
 
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data)
ASSETS
 
 
 
Short-term investments, trading, at fair value
$
76,060

 
$
114,116

Fixed maturities, trading, at fair value
7,317,054

 
7,248,793

Fixed maturities, available-for-sale, at fair value (amortized cost: 2019 — $142,675; 2018 — $151,433)
146,575

 
151,609

Funds held - directly managed
1,288,210

 
1,198,154

Equities, at fair value
400,420

 
367,125

Other investments, at fair value
2,324,345

 
1,957,757

Equity method investments
221,023

 
204,507

Total investments (Note 3 and Note 8)
11,773,687

 
11,242,061

Cash and cash equivalents
718,050

 
602,096

Restricted cash and cash equivalents
427,601

 
380,488

Premiums receivable
719,979

 
787,468

Deferred tax assets (Note 17)
9,062

 
10,124

Prepaid reinsurance premiums
208,558

 
198,990

Reinsurance balances recoverable (Note 5)
1,551,190

 
1,290,072

Reinsurance balances recoverable, at fair value (Note 5 and Note 8)
735,257

 
739,591

Funds held by reinsured companies
919,738

 
321,267

Deferred acquisition costs
195,733

 
121,101

Goodwill and intangible assets (Note 11)
218,160

 
218,725

Other assets
581,236

 
644,287

TOTAL ASSETS
$
18,058,251

 
$
16,556,270

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 
 
 
Losses and loss adjustment expenses (Note 7)
$
7,248,229

 
$
6,535,449

Losses and loss adjustment expenses, at fair value (Note 7 and Note 8)
2,847,793

 
2,874,055

Policy benefits for life and annuity contracts (Note 9)
100,682

 
105,080

Unearned premiums
951,042

 
842,618

Insurance and reinsurance balances payable
455,738

 
388,086

Deferred tax liabilities (Note 17)
9,204

 
10,542

Debt obligations (Note 12)
1,103,790

 
861,539

Other liabilities
605,263

 
566,369

TOTAL LIABILITIES
13,321,741

 
12,183,738

 
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 19)

 

 
 
 
 
REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST (Note 13)
456,346

 
458,543

 
 
 
 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (Note 14)
 
 
 
Ordinary shares (par value $1 each, issued and outstanding 2019: 21,467,515; 2018: 21,459,997):

 

Voting Ordinary shares (issued and outstanding 2019: 17,957,833; 2018: 17,950,315)
17,958

 
17,950

Non-voting convertible ordinary Series C Shares (issued and outstanding 2019 and 2018: 2,599,672)
2,600

 
2,600

Non-voting convertible ordinary Series E Shares (issued and outstanding 2019 and 2018: 910,010)
910

 
910

Preferred Shares:
 
 
 
Series C Preferred Shares (issued and held in treasury 2019 and 2018: 388,571)
389

 
389

Series D Preferred Shares (issued and outstanding 2019 and 2018: 16,000)
400,000

 
400,000

Series E Preferred Shares (issued and outstanding 2019 and 2018: 4,400)
110,000

 
110,000

Treasury shares, at cost (Series C Preferred shares 2019 and 2018: 388,571)
(421,559
)
 
(421,559
)
Additional paid-in capital
1,809,107

 
1,804,664

Accumulated other comprehensive income
13,279

 
10,440

Retained earnings
2,335,028

 
1,976,539

Total Enstar Group Limited Shareholders’ Equity
4,267,712

 
3,901,933

Noncontrolling interest
12,452

 
12,056

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
4,280,164

 
3,913,989

TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
$
18,058,251

 
$
16,556,270

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars,
except share and per share data)
INCOME
 
 
 
Net premiums earned
$
335,287

 
$
170,219

Fees and commission income
6,681

 
8,331

Net investment income
78,696

 
66,319

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)
460,791

 
(143,030
)
Other income
5,812

 
1,943

 
887,267

 
103,782

EXPENSES
 
 
 
Net incurred losses and loss adjustment expenses
312,404

 
19,534

Life and annuity policy benefits
96

 
(46
)
Acquisition costs
93,788

 
30,108

General and administrative expenses
112,074

 
95,260

Interest expense
11,036

 
8,011

Net foreign exchange gains (losses)
(3,850
)
 
5,868

 
525,548

 
158,735

EARNINGS (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
361,719

 
(54,953
)
Income tax expense
(4,749
)
 
(172
)
Earnings from equity method investments
8,772

 
14,697

NET EARNINGS (LOSS)
365,742

 
(40,428
)
Net loss (earnings) attributable to noncontrolling interest
2,148

 
(782
)
NET EARNINGS (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
367,890

 
(41,210
)
Dividends on preferred shares
(9,139
)
 

NET EARNINGS (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS
$
358,751

 
$
(41,210
)
 
 
 
 
Earnings (Loss) per ordinary share attributable to Enstar Group Limited:
Basic
$
16.71

 
$
(2.12
)
Diluted
$
16.57

 
$
(2.12
)
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
21,463,499

 
19,409,021

Diluted
21,645,862

 
19,602,512

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
NET EARNINGS (LOSS)
$
365,742

 
$
(40,428
)
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
 
 
 
Unrealized holding gains (losses) on fixed income available-for-sale investments arising during the period
3,663

 
(346
)
Reclassification adjustment for net realized gains included in net earnings
61

 
30

Unrealized gains (losses) arising during the period, net of reclassification adjustments
3,724

 
(316
)
Total cumulative translation adjustment
(801
)
 
1,225

Total other comprehensive income
2,923

 
909

 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income (loss)
368,665

 
(39,519
)
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
2,064

 
(756
)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
$
370,729

 
$
(40,275
)
See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements


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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Share Capital — Voting Ordinary Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
17,950

 
$
16,402

Issue of shares
8

 
11

Balance, end of period
$
17,958

 
$
16,413

Share Capital — Non-Voting Convertible Ordinary Series C Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
2,600

 
$
2,600

Share Capital — Non-Voting Convertible Ordinary Series E Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
910

 
$
405

Share Capital — Series C Convertible Participating Non-Voting Preferred Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
389

 
$
389

Share Capital — Series D Preferred Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
400,000

 
$

Share Capital — Series E Preferred Shares
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
110,000

 
$

Treasury Shares (Series C Preferred shares)
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
$
(421,559
)
 
$
(421,559
)
Additional Paid-in Capital
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
1,804,664

 
$
1,395,067

Issue of voting ordinary shares
466

 
(94
)
Amortization of share-based compensation
3,977

 
5,651

Balance, end of period
$
1,809,107

 
$
1,400,624

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
10,440

 
$
10,468

Currency translation adjustment
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
10,986

 
11,171

Change in currency translation adjustment
(803
)
 
1,229

Balance, end of period
10,183

 
12,400

Defined benefit pension liability
 
 
 
Balance, beginning and end of period
(987
)
 
(3,143
)
Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale investments
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
441

 
2,440

Change in unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale investments
3,642

 
(294
)
Balance, end of period
4,083

 
2,146

Balance, end of period
$
13,279

 
$
11,403

Retained Earnings
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
1,976,539

 
$
2,132,912

Net earnings (losses) attributable to Enstar Group Limited
365,742

 
(40,428
)
Net loss (earnings) attributable to noncontrolling interest
2,148

 
(782
)
Dividends on preferred shares
(9,139
)
 

Change in redemption value of redeemable noncontrolling interests
(262
)
 
(369
)
Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle

 
(1,573
)
Balance, end of period
$
2,335,028

 
$
2,089,760

Noncontrolling Interest (excludes Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest)
 
 
 
Balance, beginning of period
$
12,056

 
$
9,264

Contribution of capital

 
49

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest
396

 
(37
)
Balance, end of period
$
12,452

 
$
9,276

 
See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

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ENSTAR GROUP LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings (loss)
$
365,742

 
$
(40,428
)
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Realized losses (gains) on sale of investments