|(Dollars in millions) December 31||2014||2013|
|Liberty Mutual Insurance Group1|
|Pre-tax operating income||2,970||2,466|
|Cash flows from operations||1,237||4,157|
|Pre-tax operating income||1,674||1,331|
|Cash flows from operations||2,364||1,894|
|Pre-tax operating income||1,040||752|
|Cash flows from operations||837||813|
|Pre-tax operating income||393||403|
|Cash flows from operations||638||860|
|Pre-tax operating income||537||508|
|Cash flows from operations||945||1,115|
|Pre-tax operating income||(674)||(528)|
|Cash flows from operations||(3,547)||(525)|
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group results include all significant business units of the Company. Each business unit is reported in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
1 The Company sold Summit Holdings Southeast, Inc. and its related companies and its Argentina operations in 2014. Revenues, pre-tax operating income and the combined ratio have been restated.
2 Net income represents net income attributable to Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc.
3 Combined ratio has been adjusted to exclude the impact of the Venezuela devaluation and foreign exchange.
4 Other includes discontinued operations (including asbestos and environmental and related reinsurance), interest expense, internal reinsurance programs, net investment income after allocations to business units, certain expenses not allocated to the business units, income related to limited partnership and limited liability company investments, other revenues from corporate subsidiaries, and federal and foreign tax payments.
Integrity, Dignity + Respect
Our Principles: We behave with integrity. We treat people with dignity and respect.
A Message from Our Chairman, President and CEO
2014 was a very good year for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. We achieved strong financial results; improved underwriting profitability; increased our net income by five percent to $1.83 billion; grew net written premium selectively by three percent, to $36.3 billion; and decreased our combined ratio more than two points, to 97.5 percent.
We strengthened our balance sheet through capital-related transactions and disciplined operational execution, and, consequently, Standard & Poor’s upgraded our rating from “A-” to “A.” In addition, we advanced our ranking in the Fortune 100 by five positions, to 76.
Our Principle: We deliver an exceptional customer experience.
A Customer-Centric Culture
Personal Insurance has had great success with profitably growing — currently at a pace that’s more than twice the industry — and gaining market share, in large part because of its deep commitment to anticipating and meeting customer needs. By consistently putting the customer experience at the core of everything it does, the business unit is building a strong foundation and market leadership position for the years ahead.
Delivering the Best Possible Experience
Helping customers is a two-way street for Commercial Insurance, which interacts with its customers by soliciting their feedback and then acting on what they say. Whether through technology, forums or employee training, incorporating the voice of its customers is key to delivering the best possible experience.
Our Principle: We continuously improve and innovate.
Innovation Across the Globe
Innovative product development is critical to Global Specialty’s success in a highly competitive global market. To that end, Global Specialty is breaking new ground in the agriculture industry by developing market-leading reinsurance products for farmers and through its involvement in the African Risk Capacity, a consortium of insurance carriers that uses early-warning drought models to predict food insecurity response costs.
Our Principle: We attract, develop and engage talent.
Promises and People
At Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, we are in the business of promises — to protect people and the things they build, own and cherish. It is our people who fuel those promises. To deliver on our culture of continuous improvement and steadfast integrity, we foster an environment of support, empowerment and collaboration that enables our employees to succeed both inside and outside of work.
Our Principle: We execute thoroughly and seek excellence.
Over 15 years, Liberty International has grown from a collection of small local companies into a $6 billion, multinational organization with operations in 18 countries. Its success in this short time has come, in part, from local ownership and knowledge — teams that track the nuances of their markets and move quickly to bring about change. By seeking excellence in its strategy and everyday activities, Liberty International will achieve continued growth in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.