Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer, Mr.Babatunde Fajemirokun
AIICO Insurance PLC on Tuesday released its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018.
The company’s Gross written premiums for the year ending 31 December 2018 increased 17.4% to N37.7 billion from N32.1 billion in 2017. This outstanding performance was predominantly driven by growth in both the Life and Non-life businesses of the company.
According to the Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer, Mr.Babatunde Fajemirokun, “the year 2018 was significant for our company, as it marked the end of a 5-year transformation plan. The meticulous execution of our transformation plans continue to yield expected results with year-on-year improvements in our performance”.
Profit after tax (PAT) continued on the same positive path with a 146% improvement to close at N3.1 billion for FY’18 compared to N1.3billon in 2017. Earnings per Share (EPS) increased by 144% from 18k in 2017 to 44k in 2018.
The company’s deliberate approach to risk selection, superior technical underwriting capabilities, actuarial excellence, asset / liability management, reinsurance arrangements and positive movement in yields contributed to over 180% improvements in underwriting profits from negative N4 billion in 2017 to over N3.2 billion in 2018.
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We expect that as the company continues to grow, claims expenses will grow accordingly, however, sound re
The company’s financial position remains robust and continues to improve with total assets witnessing a 19% growth from N92.4 billion in 2017 to N109.9 billion in 2018. Shareholders’
In line with decision to adopt a progressive dividend policy, the Board shall recommend to the shareholders a 20% increment in dividend payout for approval at the annual general meeting of shareholders. This shall translate to a payment of N415,812,268.80, representing six kobo per ordinary share of fifty kobo each for the financial year ended December 31, 2018. The proportion of earnings recommended for dividend pay-out this year has taken into account regulatory solvency requirement for future business growth. As stated earlier, with the adoption of a progressive dividend payout policy, our shareholders and investors can expect to benefit from sustained and improved performance in the coming years.
Speaking on the company’s strategic aspirations, Mr. Fajemirokun,stated that AIICO’s main strategic ob
We believe that AIICO is well-equipped to Go Above and Beyond current performance levels as we commence this next phase of our journey to transform and take our company to much greater heights.
AIICO Insurance is a leading composite insurer in Nigeria with a track record of serving our clients that dates back over 50 years. Founded in 1963, AIICO provides life and health insurance, general insurance, investment management and pension management services as a means to create and protect wealth for individuals, families and corporate customers. AIICO has the largest agency workforce in the industry with branches acr