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January 28, 2013
13:04 EDTEMCIEMC Insurance sees 2012 EPS $2.54 vs. previous outlook $2.05-$2.30
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February 12, 2016
06:37 EDTEMCIEMC Insurance reports Q4 premiums earned up 4.3% to $141.1M
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06:37 EDTEMCIEMC Insurance sees FY16 operating EPS $1.70-$1.90, consensus $1.80
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06:35 EDTEMCIEMC Insurance reports Q4 operating EPS 65c, consensus 65c
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February 1, 2016
07:34 EDTEMCIEMC Insurance sees FY15 operating EPS $2.21-$2.26, consensus $2.11
EMC Insurance Group announced that it expects to report operating income1 in the range of $2.21 to $2.26 per share for the year ended December 31, 2015, and that the GAAP combined ratio for the year will be approximately 96.3 percent. These results are significantly better than the Company's most recent guidance, which anticipated operating income in the range of $1.80 to $2.00 per share and a GAAP combined ratio of 97.6 percent. "Improved premium rate adequacy and below average catastrophe and storm losses produced an excellent combined ratio--our lowest since 2006," stated President and CEO Bruce G. Kelley. "Operating income per share should exceed the high end of our previous guidance range by more than ten percent." The increase in guidance is primarily attributed to the reinsurance segment, which is expected to report a 71.0 percent fourth quarter GAAP combined ratio that is much lower than previously anticipated. This better than expected result is primarily driven by an increase in the amount of favorable development experienced on prior accident year reserves and a low level of large losses. The property and casualty insurance segment is expected to report a GAAP combined ratio of 99.6 percent for the fourth quarter.

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