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Five year summary

2013
£000

 

2012
£000

**restated

2011
£000

 

2010
£000

 

2009
£000

 

Results
Gross premiums written 1,699,478 1,565,819 1,449,219 1,432,674 1,435,401
Net premiums written 1,371,114 1,268,140 1,174,011 1,131,627 1,157,023
Net premiums earned 1,283,311 1,198,621 1,145,007 1,131,158 1,098,102
Profit before tax 244,538 217,454 17,271 211,366 320,618
Profit for the year after tax 237,758 208,026 21,272 178,800 280,497
Assets employed          
Intangible assets 72,720 69,617 67,552 64,108 50,413
Financial assets carried at fair value 2,585,054 2,406,269 2,368,636 2,459,107 2,413,300
Cash and cash equivalents 564,375 657,662 516,547 336,017 259,647
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (2,150,299) (2,056,223) (2,007,745) (1,817,102) (1,702,225)
Other net assets 337,611 288,041 310,909 223,984 100,151
Net assets 1,409,461 1,365,366 1,255,899 1,266,114 1,121,286
Net asset value per share (p) 402.2 346.4 323.5 332.7 299.2
Key statistics
Basic earnings per share (p) 66.3 53.1 5.5 47.2 75.2
Diluted earnings per share (p) 63.5 51.0 5.3 45.4 72.3
Combined ratio (%) 83.0 85.5 99.5 89.3 86.0
Return on equity (%) 19.3 17.1 1.7 16.5 30.1
Dividends per share (p) 21.0 18.0 17.0 16.5 15.00
Share price – high* (p) 695.0 489.4 424.70 381.40 362.00
Share price – low* (p) 453.6 369.3 340.50 317.00 1277.00

*Closing mid market prices.
**The comparative information has been restated for the adoption of IAS 19 (2011). See note 2 of the full regulatory statement for details

Annual Report 2013

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