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Five-year summary

Over the last five years the Hiscox Group has:

  • increased gross written premiums by 50% to £2.55 billion

  • achieved compound dividend growth of 8.4%

  • returned capital to shareholders of £742 million

  • delivered average combined ratio of 87.2%

  • posted average return on equity of 15.4%

Find out more about our recent performance

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Results          
Gross premiums written 2,549,279 2,402,579 1,944,220 1,756,260 1,699,478
Net premiums written 1,864,233 1,787,943 1,571,844 1,343,410 1,371,114
Net premiums earned 1,874,481 1,675,013 1,435,016 1,316,259 1,283,311
Profit before tax 30,798 354,543 216,100 231,075 244,538
Profit for the year after tax 26,310 336,986 209,895 216,152 237,758
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Assets employed          
Intangible assets 137,814 123,724 126,22 105,946 72,720
Financial assets carried at fair value 3,807,143 3,792,033 2,921,585 2,828,847 2,585,054
Cash and cash equivalents 642,789 664,816 727,880 650,651 564,375
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (3,092,216) (3,047,327) (2,509,552) (2,309,854) (2,150,299)
Other net assets 258,897 285,157 262,694 178,616 337,611
Net assets 1,754,427 1,818,403 1,528,829 1,454,206 1,409,461
Net asset value per share (p) 618.6 649.9 545.0 462.5 402.2
  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Key statistics          
Basic earnings per share (p) 9.3 119.8 72.8 67.4 66.3
Diluted earnings per share (p) 9.0 116.0 70.5 64.5 63.5
Combined ratio (%) 99.9 84.4 85.0 83.9 83.0
Return on equity (%) 1.5 23.0 16.0 17.1 19.3
Dividends per share (p) 29.0 27.5 24.0 22.5 21.0
Share price – high (p) 1,470.0 1,097.0 1,059.9 735.0 695.0
Share price – low (p) 997.5 900.5 707.5 624.5 453.6

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