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Amana Takaful profits up eight fold, mainly in General insurance

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Jayashantha

Jayashantha
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Sri Lanka’s Amana Takaful insurance recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) increase in 2013, to Rs. 117 million, which was eight times that of its 2012 PAT, as per a statement by the company, which attributed this increase in profits “largely” to its General nsurance arm.Further, the company also showed a consolidated Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs. 1.9 billion in 2013, an increase of 19.7 per cent over 2012, wherein Rs. 1.32 billion was for the Life Insurance segment and Rs. 543 million was for General Insurance.

According to the insurer’s Chief Executive Fazal Ghaffoor; “While the Life segment contributed to our overall growth in volume, the modest increase in the General segment contributed largely to profits. This was possible mainly due to our ability to hold price, in addition to productivity gains and efficiency improvements, despite pressure on margins”. Elaborating, the company noted that the “Life business growth was balanced with new subscriptions between the regular portfolio and Prosper, our wealth management product, growing collectively by almost 50 per cent over 2012. The motor and non-motor classes improved by 9.8 per cent and 13.3 per cent, respectively. Motor class achieved product-line profitability for the first time in a full year while all other classes continued their profit momentum”.

Adding to this, Mr. Ghaffoor stated that the “net claims experience was Rs. 595 million, which is 2.9 per cent over 2012. Industry-wide, Amana Takaful has a record of a relatively low claims ratio, attributable to astute claims management due to prudent underwriting and risk assessment. This is reflected in our claims ratio of 54.2 per cent for the segment, which is the lowest amongst the insurance players who are listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

The combined ratio of the segment is 97 per cent and as a consequence the risk fund is in surplus for the second successive year, enabling the company to distribute a surplus to non-claimant participants this year too. The overall operational efficiency of the company is reflected in the underwriting margin of 28 per cent, the highest amongst the listed insurers. The total underwriting result for the year is Rs. 531 million, 24 per cent higher than 2012″.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140608/business-times/amana-takaful-profits-up-eight-fold-mainly-in-general-insurance-102294.html

bandulawee


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
Does this mean that the share price could move up at least back to issued price?

Zaiban


Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
they r badly affected this year as HNB and LOLC Insurance have started Takaful windows. Which will take bulk of their business.

anges


Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
finally share holders might have a dividend !

Zaiban


Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
they can't give a dividend until they cover up their brought forward loss for the previous years...

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