Winter weather hits Cincinnati Financial Q1 profits

|About: Cincinnati Financial Cor... (CINF)|By:, SA News Editor

Operating income of $77M or $0.46 per share vs. $128M and $0.78 a year ago. Catastrophe losses this year of $57M or $0.34 per share vs. $7M and $0.04 in Q1 2013.

Combined ratio of 100.3% includes 8.9 points of natural catastrophe losses, 3.5 points higher than normal for Q1, mostly from $76M in losses due to weather in January's first week.

Net written premiums up 7% Y/Y, driven primarily by higher pricing.

Investment income of $135M up 5% Y/Y.

Book value per share of $37.73 rises from $35.41 one year ago.

Previously: Cincinnati Financial Corporation beats by $0.01, beats on revenue

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