Swiss Re Insurance Co. has reported a net profit of $812 million for the second quarter despite payouts for two large-scale disasters.
The company recorded a net loss of $342 million during the same period last year.
Swiss Re says earnings per share were 2.56 Swiss francs compared to a loss per share of 1.13 francs in 2009.
The Zurich, Switzerland-based company said Thursday it made a loss in its core reinsurance business because of large payouts for the Chile earthquake and the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion.
In total Swiss Re paid out $830 million for those two disasters alone.
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