Loss Ratio

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This is calculated by dividing a company's loss claims by its Premiums Earned, expressed as a percentage.

Loss ratios under 100% mean that the company's revenue from premiums exceed its claims payments. This metric is useful to compare the effectiveness of competitors' risk management strategies as the lower the loss ratio, the more likely the company will be profitable.

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