In spite of incurring nearly $1 billion in pre-tax net losses from Hurricane Ian, Chubb reported a combined ratio of 93.1 for the third quarter of 2022 last night, representing $710 million in underwriting income.
According to an earnings statement published late yesterday afternoon, $1.16 billion of P/C catastrophe losses added 11.3 points to the third-quarter 2022 combined ratio, while a similar level of cat losses ($1.15 billion pretax) added 12.2 points to the third-quarter combined ratio last year.
Hurricane Ian contributed $975 million to this year’s total.
Chubb’s net written premiums jumped more than 10 percent, with North American commercial lines showing the most growth among Chubb’s reporting segments (up 11.4 percent).
Still, net income was down for the quarter, falling to $812 million compared to $1.8 billion in third-quarter 2022. Chubb attributed the decline to the adverse impact of realized investment losses, amounting to just over $0.5 billion (principally due to mark-to-market impact on derivatives and private equities as well as from sales in fixed income securities).
Net income also fell for the nine month period to just over $4 billion, compared to $6.4 billion for the first nine months of 2021.
A third-quarter earnings conference call is schedules for 8.30 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 26.