November 6, 2013

American Independence Corp. Announces 2013 Third-Quarter and Nine-Month Results

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Independence Corp. (Nasdaq:AMIC) today reported 2013 third-quarter and nine-month results.

Financial Results

Net income attributable to AMIC amounted to $0.7 million ($.09 per share, diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $1.0 million ($.12 per share, diluted) for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Revenues increased to $37.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to revenues of $26.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, primarily due to an increase in premiums.

Net income attributable to AMIC increased to $2.9 million ($.36 per share, diluted) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $2.4 million ($.29 per share, diluted) for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Revenues increased to $110.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to revenues of $72.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, primarily due to an increase in premiums.

Chief Executive Officer's Comments

Roy Thung, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Earned premium for medical stop-loss grew substantially over the same quarter last year and we expect approximately 25% growth for the business written on a direct basis in 2013 as compared to the prior year. We attribute the growth in our direct distribution to our enhanced sales force, focused underwriting and employer groups moving from fully insured to self-funding as they consider alternatives as a result of health care reform.  Profitability of this line in respect of business written on a direct basis continues at expected levels.  We expect this growth to continue in 2014.  We are also encouraged by the growth in our pet insurance line and, as a result of an equity investment in a producer of non-subscriber occupational accident, we anticipate significant premiums from this new line of business in 2014."

About American Independence Corp.

AMIC, through Independence American Insurance Company and its other subsidiaries, offers pet insurance, non-subscriber occupational accident, international coverages, small-group major medical and short-term medical. AMIC provides to the individual and self-employed markets health insurance and related products, which are distributed through its subsidiaries IPA Family, LLC, healthinsurance.org, LLC, and IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc. AMIC markets medical stop-loss through its marketing and administrative company IHC Risk Solutions, LLC.

Certain statements in this news release may be considered forward-looking statements, such as statements relating to management's views with respect to future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic conditions in the markets in which AMIC operates, new federal and state governmental regulation, AMIC's ability to effectively operate, integrate and leverage any past or future strategic acquisition, and other factors which can be found in AMIC's other news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AMIC expressly disclaims any duty to update its forward-looking statements or earnings guidance, and does not undertake to provide any such guidance in the future.

American Independence Corp.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
   
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2013201220132012
         
Premiums earned $ 31,844 $ 22,281 $ 93,458 $ 60,072
Fee and agency income  5,038 3,882 13,973 10,749
Net investment income 537 586 1,542 1,582
Net realized investment gains 46 30 973 200
Other-than-temporary impairment losses -- -- -- (189)
Other income  125 26 377 100
         
Revenues 37,590 26,805 110,323 72,514
         
Insurance benefits, claims and reserves  22,203 14,981 63,630 40,938
Selling, general and administrative expenses  13,834 9,877 40,835 26,887
Amortization and depreciation 252 182 736 272
         
Expenses 36,289 25,040 105,201 68,097
         
Income before income tax 1,301 1,765 5,122 4,417
Provision for income taxes 397 491 1,590 1,295
         
Net income 904 1,274 3,532 3,122
Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest (201) (268) (634) (688)
         
Net income attributable to American Independence Corp. $ 703 $ 1,006 $ 2,898 $ 2,434
         
Basic income per common share:        
Net income attributable to American Independence Corp. common stockholders $ .09 $ .12 $ .36 $ .29
         
Weighted-average shares outstanding 8,073 8,272 8,077 8,272
         
Diluted income per common share:        
Net income attributable to American Independence Corp. common stockholders $ .09 $ .12 $ .36 $ .29
         
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 8,081 8,272 8,083 8,272
 
American Independence Corp.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
   
     
ASSETS:September 30,
2013
(Unaudited)
December 31,
2012
Investments:    
Securities purchased under agreements to resell $ 5,064 $ 5,234
Trading securities 772 1,056
Fixed maturities available-for-sale, at fair value 68,225 58,329
Equity securities available-for-sale, at fair value 1,008 2,507
     
Total investments 75,069 67,126
     
Cash and cash equivalents  3,018 4,576
Restricted cash 9,814 13,321
Accrued investment income 595 755
Premiums receivable 12,726 10,387
Net deferred tax asset 11,525 13,024
Due from reinsurers 8,176 6,307
Goodwill 23,561 23,561
Intangible assets 2,539 3,379
Accrued fee income 2,738 3,122
Due from securities brokers 1,027 61
Other assets 14,026 13,364
    
TOTAL ASSETS $ 164,814 $ 158,983
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
LIABILITIES:   
Insurance reserves $ 33,315 $ 24,993
Premium and claim funds payable 9,814 13,321
Commission payable 5,216 4,329
Accounts payable, accruals and other liabilities 10,659 10,118
State income taxes payable 559 545
Due to securities brokers 1,023 22
Due to reinsurers 1,135 1,431
     
Total liabilities 61,721 54,759
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
American Independence Corp. stockholders' equity:    
Preferred stock, $0.10 par value, 1,000 shares designated; no shares issued and outstanding -- --
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 9,181,793 shares issued, respectively; 8,072,548 and 8,272,332 shares outstanding, respectively 92 92
Additional paid-in capital 479,469 479,451
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (1,000) 1,829
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,109,245 shares and 909,461 shares, respectively (10,305) (9,107)
Accumulated deficit (365,239) (368,113)
Total American Independence Corp. stockholders' equity  103,017 104,152
Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries 76 72
Total equity 103,093 104,224
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 164,814 $ 158,983
CONTACT: ADAM C. VANDERVOORT

         (646) 509-2156

         www.americanindependencecorp.com


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