Travelers reports fourth quarter 2023 results

Travelers reported net income of $1.626 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2023, compared to $819 million in the prior year quarter.

Core income increased primarily due to a higher underlying underwriting gain, lower catastrophe losses and higher net investment income. Net realized investment losses in the current quarter were $11 million pre-tax ($7 million after-tax), compared to net realized investment gains of $7 million pre-tax ($9 million after-tax) in the prior year quarter.

“We are very pleased to report exceptional top- and bottom-line results for the fourth quarter. Looking ahead, the fundamentals across our business are in excellent shape. In Business Insurance, we are growing while achieving very strong margins. Our Bond & Specialty business continues to produce excellent returns, and we added to our expert cyber capabilities with the strategic acquisition of Corvus. Our Personal Insurance business is showing significantly improved profitability, and the outlook is for continued improvement. Record cash flows have enabled us to make important strategic investments in our business, return excess capital to shareholders and grow our investment portfolio to nearly $93 billion. Combined with higher fixed income yields, this sets us up for higher levels of net investment income moving forward. With another year of very strong results in the books, continued strategic investment in pursuit of our focused innovation agenda and the best talent in the industry, we could not feel more confident about how we are positioned for 2024 and beyond.” – Alan Schnitzer, chairman and CEO of Travelers.