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Weaker FY2016 profit, lower renewals and reduced quarterly information quality announced

  • 23 Feb 17

Preliminary net profit attributable to shareholders was down by 45% to $517m for Q4 16 compared to Q4 15. Net profit attributable to shareholders decreased by 23% to $3.56bn for FY2016 compared to FY2015. Premiums earned rose by 10% to $33.2bn for FY2016 compared to FY2015, it was up by 12% at constant currency. Total revenues were up by 23% to $43.8bn in FY2016. Claims increased by 28% to $12.56bn for FY2016. Total expenses were up by 30% to $38.8bn for FY2016. The group’s P&C combined ratio rose from 85.7% for 2015 to a still low 93.5% in 2016. Swiss Re’s return on investment (RoI) was 3.4% in 2016 compared to 3.5% in 2015. Shareholders’ equity was up by 6.5% to $34.5bn at the end of 2016 versus the end of 2015. The RoE after tax was 10.67% for FY2016 compared to 13.7% for FY2015. The regular dividend proposal per share increased from CHF4.60 for FY2015 to CHF4.85 for FY2016. Swiss Re announced another public share buy-back of up to CHF1.0bn. Swiss Re gave a lower outlook regarding the January 2017 renewals. Swiss Re renewed $8.5bn of the $10.3bn premium volume up for renewal, representing a decrease of 18%. The decrease in risk-adjusted price quality was 1 percentage point to 101%. Swiss Re has cancelled the Q1 and Q3 Interim Reports from 2017 onwards. For these quarters, Swiss Re will report only concise information on key financial metrics and business developments in press releases.

Strong FY2015 results, bonus dividend cancelled

  • 23 Feb 16

Preliminary net profit attributable to shareholders was $938m for Q4 15 compared to $246m for Q4 14. Net profit attributable to shareholders rose by 31% to $4.6bn for FY2015 compared to FY2014. Premiums earned decreased by 3% to $30.2bn for FY2015 compared to FY2014 due to the strong $, it was up by 4% at constant currency. Claims declined by 7% to $9.85bn for FY2015. The group’s P&C combined ratio was again a low 86.0% for 2015 compared to 83.7% in 2014. Swiss Re’s return on investment (RoI) was 3.5% in 2015 compared to 3.7% in FY2014. Shareholders’ equity was down by 7% to $33.5bn at the end of 2015 versus the end of 2014. The RoE after tax of Swiss Re was 13.7% for FY2015 compared to 10.5% for FY2014. The regular dividend proposal per share increased from CHF4.25 for FY2014 to CHF4.60 for FY2015. However, the additional special dividend of CHF3.00 (2013: CHF4.15) for FY2014 was cancelled. Swiss Re announced another public share buy-back of up to CHF1.0bn. Swiss Re gave a mixed outlook regarding the January 2016 renewals. Swiss Re renewed $8.8bn of the $8.6bn premium volume up for renewal, representing an increase of 3%. The decrease in risk-adjusted price quality was 3 percentage points to 102%. Swiss Re's Board of Directors announced that Christian Mumenthaler, currently CEO of Reinsurance, will become Group Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re as of 1 July 2016. Michel M Liès will retire.