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2019-01-23 14:31 CET
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Progressive Reports December 2018 Results and Annual Dividend Amount

 

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO - January 23, 2019 -- The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) today reported the following results for December and the fourth quarter of 2018:

    December    Quarter
(millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited) 2018   2017   Change 2018   2017   Change
                             
Net premiums written $ 2,362.4     $ 1.972.3     20 % $ 7,941.8     $ 6,752.6     18 %
Net premiums earned $ 2,554.2     $ 2,144.7     19 % $ 8,194.6     $ 6,845.9     20 %
Net income attributable to Progressive $ 54.0     $ 261.3     (79) % $ 264.7     $ 576.3     (54) %
Per share available to common shareholders $ 0.09     $ 0.45     (80) % $ 0.44     $ 0.98     (55) %
Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities $  (330.8)      $ (12.6)       NM $ (572.2)     $ (9.7)       NM
Combined ratio 89.5   90.7   (1.2) pts. 92.5     91.4    1.1 pts.
Average diluted equivalent common shares 586.6   585.9   0 % 586.7     585.7   0 %
                             

NM = Not Meaningful

(thousands; unaudited) December   December    
      2018 2017 Change
Policies in Force           
Vehicle businesses:          
 Agency - auto 6,358.3   5,670.7   12 %
 Direct - auto 7,018.5   6,039.1   16 %
   Total personal auto 13,376.8   11,709.8   14 %
   Total special lines 4,382.2   4,365.7   0 %
     Total Personal Lines 17,759.0   16,075.5   10 %
     Total Commercial Lines 696.9   646.8   8 %
Property business 1,936.5   1,461.7   32 %
               

About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient - online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.

Progressive is the third largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners insurance carriers

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot®, and HomeQuote Explorer®.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.


Company Contact:
Julia Hornack
(440) 395-2164

The Progressive Corporation
6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio  44143
http://www.progressive.com



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