Q2-2023 Spotlight: Chubb Q2 Profits Soar 54% on Strong Growth Across Segments

Chubb Limited announced its second quarter 2023 results this week, highlighting double-digit growth in net income, revenues, and earnings per share.

“We had another simply outstanding quarter – in fact, a record, which contributed to a record six months,” said Chairman & CEO Evan Greenberg. “Our financial performance included double-digit premium revenue and earnings growth supported by world-class P&C underwriting results.”

In addition, Chubb achieved strong top-line momentum with double-digit growth in commercial and consumer P&C segments globally. It also benefited from rising investment income as it reinvests cash at higher yields.

High-net worth personal lines continue to shine

In North America, Chubb’s high-net worth personal lines business saw another stellar quarter. “On the consumer side in North America, our high-net-worth personal lines business had another strong quarter, with premiums up almost 11%,” noted Mr. Greenberg, in the insurer’s follow-up earnings call.

Chubb Posts Strong Growth in US; Net Income Jumps 51% in Q2

Property and casualty insurer Chubb reported robust growth in the US along with excellent underwriting results globally in the second quarter, driving a 51% increase in net income. Core operating earnings per share rose 17% to $4.92.

Chubb grew net premiums written in North America by 10.6% as reported and 11% in constant dollars. Commercial P&C rose 11% while consumer lines were up 11%.

The North America combined ratio was 84.2%, benefiting from lower catastrophe losses versus last year.

The P&C business achieved an 85.4% global combined ratio, reflecting solid underwriting margins across regions.

Net investment income increased 29% to $1.14 billion supported by portfolio repositioning amid higher interest rates.

Chubb continues to achieve substantial rate increases in US commercial P&C lines to stay ahead of loss trends.

CEO Evan Greenberg cited the “simply outstanding quarter” driven by “world-class P&C underwriting results.”

Net premiums written up over ten percent

Chubb grew net premiums written by 10.6% in North America in the second quarter, with contributions from both commercial and consumer lines. Commercial P&C net premiums rose 11%, or 14% excluding financial lines which remain competitive.

In its major accounts and excess & surplus divisions, Chubb achieved strong double-digit growth as it leveraged its leadership positions. The insurer grew net premiums written by 5% in middle market commercial lines as well.

Chubb continued to exercise its pricing power in Q2

Chubb continues to secure significant rate increases in US commercial P&C to remain ahead of loss cost trends. In the second quarter, commercial P&C rates rose 8.7% overall and 13% excluding financial lines. Strong pricing gains continue in property and casualty lines.

Combined ratios improved in Q2

The North American combined ratio improved to 84.2% from 80.2% last year, aided by lower catastrophe losses compared to Q2 2022 when they were more severe.

Globally, Chubb achieved a strong 85.4% P&C combined ratio reflecting excellent underwriting margins across regions. Net investment income jumped 29% on portfolio actions.

Chubb focused on growth

The company remains focused on driving growth by leveraging its brand strength and using all available tools to expand consumer market share in a prudent manner.

Chubb continues to actively return capital to shareholders, repurchasing $724 million of stock in Q2 at an average price per share of $197. The company has substantial financial flexibility to keep investing in growth initiatives across its global footprint.

In summary, Chubb maintained its positive momentum with double-digit earnings growth in the second quarter led by excellent P&C underwriting margins and strong premium growth in the US. The company is well-positioned to continue benefiting from commercial rate increases while seeking new opportunities to expand its consumer and life insurance businesses.

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