Gallagher reveals increase in Q3 earnings

President highlights third quarter renewal premium data

Gallagher reveals increase in Q3 earnings

Insurance News

By Gia Snape

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) has reported earnings of $256.3 million in the third quarter of 2022, or $1.19 per share – an increase from $238.6 million, or $1.06 per share, in the prior year.

Excluding items, the insurance and reinsurance broker reported adjusted earnings of $370.8 million or $1.72 per share for the three-month period ended September 30.

Gallagher’s overall revenues were down slightly at $2,012.0 million this quarter, from $2,105.6 million a year ago. But total revenues for the combined brokerage and risk management segments increased by 15%, including an organic revenue increase of 8.4%.

Brokerage earnings in the third quarter are at $282.5 million, up from $253.6 million a year ago. In the nine months of 2022. In the nine months of 2022, the brokerage segment earned $1.058.5 million versus $845.6 million in the same period last year.

The risk management segment also saw earnings rise, at $26.9 million in Q3 2022 versus $22 million in Q3 2021. For the nine-month period, reported net earnings is at $79.4 million, compared to $64.9 million a year ago.

However, the corporate segment saw a net loss of $52.4 million for Q3, adding up to a net loss of $155.9 million for the nine-month period.

Chairman, president and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. said the firm’s outstanding performance has continued during the third quarter. He said in a statement: “Our third quarter renewal premium data shows global premium increases approximate 10.5%, a bit higher than the renewal premium change in the first half of the year. Price increases are mostly consistent with recent quarters across nearly all lines of business.

“Client exposures, including favorable policy endorsements, continue to increase, and new arising claim counts moved higher year over year; these metrics are not reflective of an economic slowdown in our clients’ businesses.”

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