FARGO, N.D., Aug. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NODK) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Significant items included:

  • Net income attributable to NI Holdings of $0.1 million for second quarter 2017 compared to a loss of $1.8 million for second quarter 2016.
  • Net premiums earned of $45.7 million, an increase of 22.9% over second quarter 2016.
  • Earnings per share of $0.01 in second quarter 2017.
  • Annualized GAAP ROE of 0.2%.
  • Total equity of $242.8 million as of June 30, 2017.
  • Repurchased $8.0 million of outstanding common stock during second quarter 2017.

“We are pleased with our continued growth, and our bottom line results are in line with our expectations for the quarter,” said Michael J. Alexander, President and CEO.  “While second quarter results in this industry are typically impacted by higher frequency and severity of weather related losses, our experience this year improved significantly over last year and were within expectations for our property and casualty lines of business.  Second quarter also marks the start of the crop insurance season, and 2017 has gotten off to a challenging start with drought conditions across the western portions of North Dakota.”

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will not hold an earnings conference call for second quarter 2017.  Our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC is available on the Company’s website at http://www.niholdingsinc.com.

About the Company

NI Holdings, Inc. is an insurance holding company.  The company is a North Dakota business corporation that is the stock holding company of Nodak Insurance Company and became such in connection with the conversion of Nodak Mutual Insurance Company from a mutual to stock form of organization and the creation of a mutual holding company.  The conversion was consummated on March 13, 2017.  Immediately following the conversion, all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Nodak Insurance Company were issued to Nodak Mutual Group, Inc., which then contributed the shares to NI Holdings in exchange for 55% of the outstanding shares of common stock of NI Holdings.  Nodak Insurance Company then became a wholly owned stock subsidiary of NI Holdings.

Nodak Insurance Company owns American West Insurance Company and Primero Insurance Company.  Nodak Insurance Company also manages Battle Creek Mutual Insurance Company and reinsures 100% of the risk on all insurance policies issued by Battle Creek.  NI Holdings’ financial statements are the consolidated financial results of Nodak Insurance, American West, Primero, and Battle Creek.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements included in this news release, particularly those anticipating future financial performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies, and similar matters, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results could vary materially.  Factors that could cause actual results to vary materially include: our ability to maintain profitable operations, the adequacy of the loss and loss adjustment expense reserves, business and economic conditions, interest rates, competition from various insurance and other financial businesses, terrorism, the availability and cost of reinsurance, adverse and catastrophic weather events, legal and judicial developments, changes in regulatory requirements, our ability to integrate and manage successfully the insurance companies we may acquire from time to time, and other risks we describe in the periodic reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  You should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.  We disclaim any obligation to update such statements or to announce publicly the results of any revisions that we may make to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

For a detailed discussion of the risk factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to the risk factors identified in our SEC reports, including, but not limited to our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contacts:
Brian Doom, Chief Financial Officer
701-298-4200
bdoom@nodakins.com

Timothy J. Milius, CPA, Vice President, Finance
701-298-4275
tmilius@nodakins.com

Media Contact:
Beth DuFault
701-298-4282
bdufault@nodakins.com
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