Metromile announces Q1 results
Yesterday, Metromile announced their first-quarter results. The company added 3,323 new policies since Q4 2020 while spending $8.5 million on marketing, sales, underwriting, and device costs. Assuming there wasn’t a significant number of policy cancellations during the quarter, we’re looking at around $2,500 to acquire one policy.
The average annual premium per policy was $1,100 as of March 31, 2021, compared to $1,125 on March 31, 2020, due to lower miles driven on a
As of March 31, 2021, one-year new customer retention was 69.9% for policies that completed their second term in Q1 2021.
Direct earned premium in Q1 2021 was $25.8 million, a 4.2% increase from the prior-year period.
The loss ratio for the quarter was 65.1%, “primarily due to better pricing, enhanced fraud detection and a reduction in miles driven year-over-year during 2021.”
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Metromile and INSU Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cohen & Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Cohen & Company Inc., announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination that will result in Metromile becoming a publicly listed company.