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Five-year summary

Over the last five years the Hiscox Group has:

  • grown gross written premiums by 31% to $3.78 billion

  • achieved compound dividend growth of 9.9% in constant currency

  • returned $1.12 billion capital to shareholders

  • delivered an average combined ratio of 89.6%

  • posted an average return on equity of 12.6%

Find out more about our recent performance

  2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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Results          
Gross premiums written 3,778,341 3,286,021 3,257,897 2,972,712 2,894,316
Net premiums written 2,581,486 2,402,999 2,424,450 2,403,349 2,213,940
Net premiums earned 2,573,639 2,416,208 2,271,316 2,194,139 2,169,195
Profit before tax 137,375 39,692 480,773 330,417 380,812
Profit for the year after tax 127,999 33,904 456,967 320,929 356,218
  2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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Assets employed          
Intangible assets 204,600 186,038 153,418 185,546 165,276
Financial assets carried at fair value 5,029,681 5,139,643 4,702,121 4,294,730 4,413,001
Cash and cash equivalents 1,288,851 867,767 824,373 1,069,984 1,015,016
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (4,244,900) (4,174,495) (3,778,688) (3,689,041) (3,603,372)
Other net assets 38,886 349,428 353,596 386,160 278,641
Net assets 2,317,118 2,368,381 2,254,820 2,247,379 2,268,562
Net asset value per share (¢) 819.1 835.1 805.9 801.2 721.5
  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Key statistics          
Basic earnings per share (¢) 45.1 12.0 162.5 111.4 111.1
Basic earnings per share (p) 33.9 9.3 119.8 72.8 67.4
Diluted earnings per share (¢) 44.3 11.6 157.3 107.8 106.4
Diluted earnings per share (p) 33.2 9.0 116.0 70.5 64.5
Combined ratio (%) 94.9 99.9 84.2 85.0 83.9
Return on equity (%) 5.6 1.5 23.0 16.0 17.1
Dividends per share (¢) 41.9 39.8 35.0 36.1 36.2
Dividends per share (p) 32.8 29.0 27.5 24.0 22.5
Share price – high (p) 1,711.0 1,470.0 1,097.0 1,059.9 735.0
Share price – low (p) 1,332.0 997.5 900.5 707.5 624.5

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