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AAME Atlantic American

Filed: 11 May 21, 12:17pm

Exhibit 99.1

ATLANTIC AMERICAN CORPORATION REPORTS
FIRST QUARTER RESULTS FOR 2021

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 11, 2021 - 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 FranklinHilton H. Howell, Jr.
Chief Financial OfficerChairman, President & CEO
Atlantic American CorporationAtlantic American Corporation
404-266-5580404-266-5505


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)

Selected Balance Sheet Data 
March 31,
2021
  
December 31,
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