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ADNIC reports first quarter 2020 net profit of AED 122.6 million

03 May 2020

  • For the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, ADNIC’s gross written premiums increased by 7.7% to AED 1.87 billion, compared to AED 1.74 billion for the same period in 2019. 
  • The overall premium retention ratio is 32% for the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, compared to 33 % for the same period in 2019.  
  • For the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, ADNIC’s net underwriting profit increased by 79.4% to AED 151.2 million, against AED 84.3 million for the same period in 2019.   
  • General and administrative expenses for the first quarter ended 31 March 2020 stood at AED 63.6 million, compared to AED 64.0 million for the same period in 2019.  
  • Net technical profit for the first quarter ended 31 March 2020 increased by 336.8% to AED 89.1 million, against AED 20.4 million for the same period in 2019.   
  • ADNIC’s net investment and other income increased by 8.4% to AED 35.0 million for first quarter ended 31 March 2020, compared to AED 32.3 million for the same period in 2019.
  • For the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, net profit increased by 133.1% to AED 122.6 million, compared to AED 52.6 million for the same period in 2019.

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), one of the leading regional multi-line insurance providers for both corporates and individuals, reported its financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2020 today.

 

ADNIC delivered solid performance and growth across key financial metrics, with a net profit of AED 122.6 million, a 133.1% increase compared to the same quarter last year. ADNIC’s performance was driven by ongoing commercial momentum and effective business continuity measures allied to a strong balance sheet and solid market position.

Commenting on ADNIC’s performance, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Saif Al-Nahyan, Chairman of ADNIC, said: “ADNIC reported a robust set of numbers and achieved growth in both top-line as well as profitability. ADNIC also added its full support to the UAE’s comprehensive response measures in the fight against COVID-19. Like other businesses, ADNIC also faced the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the disruptions caused to daily life. The company faced up to these challenges and managed to
reorganise its infrastructure to support its customers. As the pandemic develops the company will take proactive steps to ensure minimal disruption to business as well as continuous support to our customers and stakeholders.”

He added: “ADNIC is proud to support the UAE Government and community in navigating the different challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak. In challenging times, ADNIC has taken several steps to support its customers and employees during the outbreak. The company contributed to the wider UAE community by partnering with Ma’an Abu Dhabi on its ‘Together We Are Good’ programme, while becoming one of the country’s first insurers to arrange teleconsultation facilities for customers with medical providers. ADNIC also put in place comprehensive business continuity plans to navigate through the current situation and will continue to invest in latest technologies to adapt as needed. ADNIC’s Board of Directors commends the UAE authorities for taking fast and decisive action to fight against the spread of COVID-19 and extends their gratitude to the brave and dedicated work being done by medical professionals and front-line personnel.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of
Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their continued support. I would also like to express my gratitude towards our customers, partners and shareholders for their support during this unprecedented time, and ADNIC employees for their  continuous commitment to our customers and their contribution to the community during this challenging time.”

Ahmad Idris, CEO of ADNIC, said: “Our solid financial performance in the first quarter reflects our ability to adapt to challenging market conditions, the fundamental strength of the company and the exceptional contribution of our employees to provide uninterrupted service to customers. ADNIC implemented several prudent measures to ensure the wellbeing of all stakeholders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, putting in place a comprehensive business continuity plan to provide uninterrupted services to our customers and fully utilising the technological resources at our disposal. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and I am proud that we continued to deliver on our promise of being their reliable insurer during this difficult time.”

He added: “ADNIC also continued to give back to the local community through our wide-ranging and long-standing CSR initiatives and activities. We made valuable contributions to the wider community by partnering with Ma’an Abu Dhabi towards the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme to support the UAE community in addressing the fight against the pandemic.”

Financial Summary:

During the first quarter of 2020, ADNIC continued to capture market share across several business lines and gross premiums increased to AED 1.87 billion, a growth of 7.7% compared to the first quarter of the previous year. Maintaining a profitable book of business is equally important and consequently underwriting profits showed a substantial increase to AED 151.2 million, a growth of 79.4% over the previous year. Financial market volatility impacted investment returns somewhat, albeit at a much lower level compared to the broader market drawdown. We expect financial markets and economies to recover over time. Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, ADNIC has focused strongly on maintaining cost discipline. Total net profits for the quarter stood at AED 122.6 million compared to AED 52.6 million in the same period in 2019. As a result, earnings per share were AED 0.22 per share for the quarter compared to AED 0.09 per share in first quarter 2019.

 The company continues to maintain adequate loss reserves and total technical reserves at the end of the quarter were AED 5.14 billion. Given the financial market volatility the focus has been to maintain adequate levels of liquidity to support the business. Cash & deposit balances at the end of the quarter were AED 727.4 million. ADNIC’s balance sheet continues to be strongly capitalised. Shareholders’ equity at the end of the quarter was AED 2.05 billion and total assets at AED 8.77 billion. Notwithstanding the challenges caused by the pandemic, ADNIC’s solvency remains well above the regulatory requirement, as demonstrated over the past few years.

 ADNIC’s support towards customers and the community during COVID-19:

ADNIC continues to closely monitor the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on its business. ADNIC has remained fully operational throughout and has put in place comprehensive business continuity and remote working plans enabled by the right technologies and systems to ensure uninterrupted services to customers. The outbreak has not caused any significant delays in policies issuance and claims settlement, however ADNIC will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 on customers and its operations and will take further action as needed.

As part of its continuing response to the outbreak, ADNIC became one of the country’s first insurers to arrange teleconsultation facilities for customers with medical providers and
has implemented a number of support measures for stakeholders. ADNIC has also contributed to the wider UAE community by partnering with Ma’an Abu Dhabi and making an AED 3 million donation to its ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.

 

 

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