Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (NASDAQ:IPCC) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.
Infinity Ppty has a market cap of $695.1 million; its shares were traded at around $58.38 with a P/E ratio of 16.8 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Infinity Ppty stocks is 1.2%. Infinity Ppty had an annual average earning growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years.
Highlight of Business Operations:Net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $42.1 million and $3.39, respectively, compared to $91.5 million and $6.95, respectively, for 2010. The decrease in diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2011 is primarily due to unfavorable development in 2011 versus favorable development in 2010.
Texas gross written premium grew 15.0% during the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. This growth primarily occurred in the first half of 2011 and related to rate decreases taken in 2010. We raised rates in this state during the second half of 2011 to improve profitability.
Florida gross written premium grew 50.6% during 2010 compared to 2009. The overall increase in Non-urban Zone premium is a result of growth in Florida. Florida s gross written premium growth is attributable to increased marketing efforts coupled with underwriting restrictions and rate increases recently implemented by competitors. We took aggressive actions in 2008 and 2009 in advance of competitors to improve profit margins in Florida. We have increased rates 14.9% in the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 and modified certain underwriting rules in the state.
Gross written premium in the Maintenance States declined 12.0% during 2010 compared to 2009, primarily due to declines in South Carolina and Colorado. We increased rates in several of the Maintenance States during 2009 in an effort to improve profitability.
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