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Five year summary

 
             2015
             £000

2014
£000

2013
£000
2012
restated*
£000

2011
£000
Results        
Gross premiums written 1,944,220 1,756,260 1,699,478 1,565,819 1,449,219
Net premiums written 1,571,844 1,343,410 1,371,114 1,268,140 1,174,011
Net premiums earned 1,435,016 1,316,259 1,283,311 1,198,621 1,145,007
Profit before tax 216,100 231,075 244,538 217,454 17,271
Profit for the year after tax 209,895 216,152 237,758 208,026 21,272
Assets employed        
Intangible assets 126,222 105,946 72,720 69,617 67,552
Financial assets carried at fair value 2,921,585 2,828,847 2,585,054 2,406,269 2,368,636
Cash and cash equivalents 727,880 650,651 564,375 657,662 516,547
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (2,509,552) (2,309,854) (2,150,299) (2,056,223) (2,007,745)
Other net assets 262,694 178,616 337,611 288,041 310,909
Net assets 1,528,829 1,454,206 1,409,461 1,365,366 1,255,899
Net asset value per share (p) 545.0 462.5 402.2 346.4 323.5
Key statistics        
Basic earnings per share (p) 72.8 67.4 66.3 53.1 5.5
Diluted earnings per share (p) 70.5 64.5 63.5 51.0 5.3
Combined ratio (%) 85.0 83.9 83.0 85.5 99.5
Return on equity (%) 16.0 17.1 19.3 17.1 1.7
Dividends per share (p) 24.0 22.5 21.0 18.0 17.0
Share price – high (p) 1,059.0 735.0 695.0 489.4 424.7
Share price – low (p) 707.5  624.5 453.6 369.3 340.5

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

Annual Report 2015

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