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Five year summary

 
             2016
             £000

2015
£000

2014
£000

2013
£000
2012
restated*
£000
Results      
Gross premiums written 2,402,579 1,944,220 1,756,260 1,699,478 1,565,819
Net premiums written 1,787,943 1,571,844 1,343,410 1,371,114 1,268,140
Net premiums earned 1,675,013 1,435,016 1,316,259 1,283,311 1,198,621
Profit before tax 354,543 216,100 231,075 244,538 217,454
Profit for the year after tax 336,986 209,895 216,152 237,758 208,026
Assets employed      
Intangible assets 123,724 126,222 105,946 72,720 69,617
Financial assets carried at fair value 3,792,033 2,921,585 2,828,847 2,585,054 2,406,269
Cash and cash equivalents 664,816 727,880 650,651 564,375 657,662
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (3,047,327) (2,509,552) (2,309,854) (2,150,299) (2,056,223)
Other net assets 285,157 262,694 178,616 337,611 288,041
Net assets 1,818,403 1,528,829 1,454,206 1,409,461 1,365,366
Net asset value per share (p) 649.9 545.0 462.5 402.2 346.4
Key statistics      
Basic earnings per share (p) 119.8 72.8 67.4 66.3 53.1
Diluted earnings per share (p) 116.0 70.5 64.5 63.5 51.0
Combined ratio (%) 84.4 85.0 83.9 83.0 85.5
Return on equity (%) 23.0 16.0 17.1 19.3 17.1
Dividends per share (p) 27.5 24.0 22.5 21.0 18.0
Share price – high (p) 1,097.0 1,059.0 735.0 695.0 489.4
Share price – low (p) 900.5 707.5  624.5 453.6 369.3

* The 2012 results have been restated to reflect the revised pension accounting standard.
† Closing mid-market prices.

Annual Report 2016

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