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Kemper

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Kemper announces confirmation of arbitration award of its subsidiary

Kemper announced that the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a district court ruling that confirmed an arbitration award in favor of its subsidiary, Kemper Corporate Services, against Computer Sciences, or CSC. The decision of the arbitrator, issued in November 2017, found that CSC had breached a contract for the delivery of certain policy administration and billing software, and awarded to Kemper direct damages, prejudgment interest, and costs and expenses associated with the arbitration. Subsequently, in September 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas confirmed the award and entered judgment in the amount of $141.7M against CSC and its parent, DXC Technology. CSC and DXC appealed the district court's ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in late 2018, and in the meantime paid Kemper a total of $55.8M in partial satisfaction of the final judgment. Kemper recognized $35.7M of such payments in other income in its consolidated statement of income for the year ended December 31, 2018 and $20.1M of such payments in other income in its consolidated statement of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The unpaid balance of the judgment, including post-judgment interest, was approximately $89M at December 31, 2019.

KMPR Kemper
$77.51

-0.24 (-0.31%)

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William Blair more confident in top 2019 pick Kemper after Q4 results
William Blair analyst Adam Klauber says Kemper remains his top pick coming into 2019 and that his "conviction is even higher after a strong" Q4 report. The company's Q4 report highlights its "substantial upside potential going forward," Klauber tells investors in a post-earnings research note. Kemper is one of the few insurers that should produce a good level of consistent growth, mainly because of leveraging advantages in nonstandard auto, claims the analyst. His analysis shows that earnings have the potential to increase by 2 to 2.5 times over the next five years. Further, Klauber's valuation analyses suggest further share upside potential of 75%-plus over the next several years. He keeps an Outperform rating on Kemper.
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Kemper downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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William Blair cuts Kemper to Market Perform, sees earnings momentum slowing
As previously reported, William Blair analyst Adam Klauber downgraded Kemper to Market Perform from Outperform as he sees a number of factors, including increasing nonstandard auto competition, lower interest rates, and a less profitable life and health business, leading to decelerating earnings growth. The analyst, who lowered his 2020 EPS estimate to $5.70 from $6.20, thinks the stock appears to be appropriately valued at current levels.
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Target $87
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Kemper initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Seth Rosenberg initiated Kemper with a Buy rating and a price target of $87. The analyst cites the company's position as a "top-5 player" in the niche non-standard auto insurance market, saying that its management is executing on its strategy as a small cap insurer with strong brand recognition. Rosenberg further states that the competition in the non-standard auto insurance is limited with low interest from national insurers, adding that Kemper can deliver a sustainable 10.5% annual revenue growth rate and stable underwriting margins.

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