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Five-year summary

Over the last five years the Hiscox Group has:

  • grown gross written premiums by 36% to $4.03 billion

  • achieved compound dividend growth of 5%

  • returned over $600 million capital to shareholders

  • delivered an average combined ratio of 93.9%

  • posted an average return on equity of 9.3%

Find out more about our recent performance

  2019
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2015
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Results          
Gross premiums written 4,030.7 3,778.3 3,286.0 3,257.9 2,972.7
Net premiums written 2,678.8 2,581.5 2,403.0 2,424.5 2,403.3
Net premiums earned 2,635.6 2,573.6 2,416.2 2,271.3 2,194.1
Profit before tax 53.1 135.6 37.8 480.0 329.3
Profit for the year after tax 48.9 117.9 22.7 447.2 312.5
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2017
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2016
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2015
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Assets employed          
Intangible assets 278.0 204.6 186.0 153.4 185.5
Financial assets carried at fair value 5,539.0 5,029.7 5,139.6 4,702.1 4,294.7
Cash and cash equivalents 1,115.9 1,288.8 867.8 824.4 1,070.0
Insurance liabilities and reinsurance assets (4,707.6) (4,244.9) (4,174.4) (3,778.7) (3,689.0)
Other net assets (35.6) (19.2) 298.2 316.2 354.8
Net assets 2,189.7 2,259.0 2,317.2 2,217.4 2,216.0
Net asset value per share (¢) 768.2 798.6 817.1 792.5 790.0
  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Key statistics          
Basic earnings per share (¢) 17.2 41.6 8.1 159.0 108.5
Basic earnings per share (p) 13.5 31.2 9.3 119.8 72.8
Diluted earnings per share (¢) 16.9 40.8 11.6 157.3 107.8
Diluted earnings per share (p) 13.3 30.6 9.0 116.0 70.5
Combined ratio (%) 105.7 94.9 99.9 84.2 85.0
Return on equity (%) 2.2 5.3 1.0 22.5 15.6
Dividends per share (¢) 43.4 41.9 39.8 35.0 36.1
Dividends per share (p) 33.5 32.8 29.0 27.5 24.0
Share price – high (p) 1,777.0 1,711.0 1,470.0 1,097.0 1,059.9
Share price – low (p) 1,213.0 1,332.0 997.5 900.5 707.5

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