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Five year summary

 
2014
£000

2013
£000
2012
restated*
£000

2011
£000

2010
£000
Results          
Gross premiums written 1,756,260 1,699,478 1,565,819 1,449,219 1,432,674
Net premiums written 1,343,410 1,371,114 1,268,140 1,174,011 1,131,627
Net premiums earned 1,316,259 1,283,311 1,198,621 1,145,007 1,131,158
Profit before tax 231,075 244,538 217,454 17,271 211,366
Profit for the year after tax 216,152 237,758 208,026 21,272 178,800
Assets employed          
Intangible assets 105,946 72,720 69,617 67,552 64,108
Financial assets carried at fair value 2,828,847 2,585,054 2,406,269 2,368,636 2,459,107
Cash and cash equivalents 650,651 564,375 657,662 516,547 336,017
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (2,309,854) (2,150,299) (2,056,223) (2,007,745) (1,817,102)
Other net assets 178,616 337,611 288,041 310,909 223,984
Net assets 1,454,206 1,409,461 1,365,366 1,255,899 1,266,114
Net asset value per share (p) 462.5 402.2 346.4 323.5 332.7
Key statistics          
Basic earnings per share (p) 67.4 66.3 53.1 5.5 47.2
Diluted earnings per share (p) 64.5 63.5 51.0 5.3 45.4
Combined ratio (%) 83.9 83.0 85.5 99.5 89.3
Return on equity (%) 17.1 19.3 17.1 1.7 16.5
Dividends per share (p) 22.5 21.0 18.0 17.0 16.5
Share price – high (p) 735.0 695.0 489.4 424.7 381.4
Share price – low (p) 624.5 453.6 369.3 340.5 317.0

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

Annual Report 2014

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