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Reinsurance Carriers Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Reinsurance Carriers

Overview of the U.S. Reinsurance Carriers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Reinsurance Carriers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Reinsurance Carriers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)

Underwriting Services For Property And Liability Insurance Policies, Except Vehicle - Net Premiums Earned

Underwriting Services For Other General Liability Insurance Policies, Not Elsewhere Specified - Net Premiums Earned

Reinsurance Services For Life And Health Insurance And Annuities - Premiums Assumed

Reinsurance Services For Property And Casualty Insurance - Premiums Assumed

Reinsurance Services, Not Elsewhere Specified - Premiums Assumed

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Reinsurance Carriers by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Reinsurance Carriers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Reinsurance Carriers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Reinsurance Carriers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 29%
Business Operations Specialists 20%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators 11%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 10%
Financial Specialists 9%
Financial Analysts and Advisors 7%
Insurance Underwriters 5%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 11%
Computer Occupations 9%
Sales and Related Occupations 9%
Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Insurance Sales Agents 7%
Insurance Sales Agents 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36%
Information and Record Clerks 13%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 15%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 11%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Reinsurance Carriers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Healthlink Advisors trademarks "HEALTHLINK ADVISORS" - Consulting services in the field of patient relationship management for healthcare providers; Business consultation - 12/05/2017
  • Comp Results trademarks "NURSENOW" - Nursing services - 10/25/2017
  • Worley Claims Services trademarks "WORLEY" - Property and casualty claims adjusting in the field of insurance; insurance claims administration; insurance risk management - 08/17/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Worley Claims Services
    Canopius Services Limited

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Minnesota Sees ‘Optimism’ In Individual Health Insurance Market - and the state has promoted stability with a "reinsurance" program that provides a financial backstop for insurers that happen to cover people with unusually expensive medical needs. "We see a more balanced financial picture for carriers continuing to serve ... (01/12/2018)
    • House GOP mounts a quiet push for reinsurance and CSRs - Both Costello and insurance lobbyists close to talks say carriers are thrilled at this first strong signal House Republicans might pass cost-sharing reduction payments and reinsurance. The stakes on whether CSRs might pass are higher for unsubsidized ... (01/12/2018)
    • Still burning Iranian Suezmax has insurance cover - NITC’s stricken Suezmax ‘Sanchi’, which collided with a bulk carrier in the East China Sea, is covered by reinsurance provided by the International Group (IG) of Protection & Indemnity Clubs, according to an IG member P&I Club, talking with Platts. (01/12/2018)
    • Stamford executive made vice chair of Berkshire Hathaway - Jain leads Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance which has its main office in Stamford, providing catastrophic coverage for complex risks underwritten by other carriers; as well as National Indemnity Co. which lists a head office in Omaha, Neb. where Berkshire ... (01/11/2018)
    • Kreidler proposes plan to stabilize rural health care markets - “We all know that a reinsurance program can work,” Kreidler said ... said his group was also concerned that the bill does not prohibit carriers from only offering coverage in the most profitable counties. “We are here with some very grave ... (01/10/2018)
    • U.S. Reinsurance Outlook Remains Negative for 2018, Says A.M. Best - Ratings firm A.M. Best said it is maintaining its 2018 outlook for the U.S. property/casualty reinsurance sector at negative ... s capacity to absorb these events has proven resilient and carrier balance sheets remain solid. But A.M. Best analysts said ... (01/10/2018)
    • Silent cyber added to Willis Re’s cyber portfolio management tool PRISM-Re™ - Willis Re serves the risk management and risk transfer needs of a diverse, global client base that includes all of the world's top insurance and reinsurance carriers as well as national catastrophe schemes in many countries around the world. The broker's ... (01/08/2018)
    • NFIP buys 40% more reinsurance limit for 2018 - The National Flood Insurance Program has increased its reinsurance cover by 40 percent, buying $1.46bn of protection for $235mn. The cover provided by 28 carriers - three more than last year - still kicks in when single-event losses reach $4bn, but this ... (01/05/2018)
    • Ryan Specialty to buy wholesale insurance brokerage Kerwick & Curran - agents and insurance carriers, has agreed to acquire wholesale insurance brokerage Kerwick & Curran (K&C). K&C was incorporated in 1975 by John (Jack) Kerwick and Frank Curran as reinsurance intermediaries and wholesale brokers. The company, which has ... (01/04/2018)
    • Global (re)insurance market weathers one of the worst loss years on record: Willis Re 1st View - Willis Re serves the risk management and risk transfer needs of a diverse, global client base that includes all of the world's top insurance and reinsurance carriers as well as national catastrophe schemes in many countries around the world. The broker's ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $8,600,000 on Reinsurance Carriers. It has awarded 2 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $8,600,000 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Reinsurance Carriers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Reinsurance CarriersOpportunity/Threat
    Commercial Banking
    Direct Life, Health & Medical Insurance Carriers
    Securities Brokerage
    Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
    Direct Insurance Carriers

    Since sales from Reinsurance Carriers are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses), companies in the Reinsurance Carriers industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Trading Debt Instruments On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses) Product Sales Report

    Trading Equities On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses)
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Reinsurance CarriersOpportunity/Threat
    Direct Life, Health & Medical Insurance Carriers
    Direct Insurance Carriers
    Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
    Venture Capital, Multifamily Investment Firms & Other Intermediation
    Securities Brokerage

    Since sales from Reinsurance Carriers are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Trading Equities On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses), companies in the Reinsurance Carriers industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Trading Equities On Own Account - Net Gains (Losses) Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Marine reinsurance carriers, Property and casualty reinsurance carriers, Reinsurance carriers, Life reinsurance carriers, Accidental and health reinsurance carriers, Medical reinsurance carriers, etc.

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