Admiral Group (ADM)

Sector:

Insurance

Index:

FTSE 100

2,125.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      12.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,300.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 1,932.50p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 290.95m
  • Volume: 656,213
  • Market Cap: £6,183m
  • RiskGrade: 88

Admiral H1 profits rise as UK household stages turnaround

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Wednesday 14 Aug 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Insurer Admiral said interim pre-tax profits rose 4% to £218.2m as it booked a £33m charge as a result of changes in the rate used to calculate personal injury claims payouts.
The company on Wednesday said its UK Insurance division recorded "modest" growth in turnover to £1.34bn, up from £1.32bn with customer numbers reaching 5.32m compared with 5.07m a year ago.

The Ministry of Justice in July announced that the so-called Ogden rate - used to calculate the likely investment return on compensation payouts - would rise from -0.75% to -0.25%. The total impact was expected to be between £50m - £60m, the company said.

Admiral's UK household insurance business swung to a £4.2m profit from a £1.9m loss last year, but the loss at its international insurance business widened to £2.7m from £0.6m.

The UK Insurance unit saw profits increased 3.1% to £254.7m, while motor insurance profit was up slightly to £251.7m from £249m.

The company declared an interim dividend of 63p a share, up 5%, representing a normal dividend of 41.8p a special payout of 21.2p.

Admiral's combined ratio moved to 92.3% from 87.4% a year earlier. Underwriting profit rose 2.8% to £96m year on year.

"If it's a can't-put-down, read-in-one-go page-turner that you're after, then I'm afraid our half-year results don't fit the bill. Frankly, they are a bit dull. Turnover up mid-single digits, profit up low-single digits. Hardly 'hold the front page'," said chief executive David Stevens in a departure from the usual dry statement offered by companies.

"However, for dedicated aficionados who look behind the headlines, there's some reward for reading on. Profit growth, even if modest, is more exciting considering the £33m Ogden headwind. Low growth in UK Motor policy count reflects a consciously reduced competitiveness, as we price rationally in the face of any rising claims costs across the market as a whole.

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Admiral Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 2,125.00p
Change Today 12.00p
% Change 0.57 %
52 Week High 2,300.00p
52 Week Low 1,932.50p
Volume 656,213
Shares Issued 290.95m
Market Cap £6,183m
RiskGrade 88

Admiral Star Ratings

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Value
57.51% below the market average57.51% below the market average57.51% below the market average57.51% below the market average57.51% below the market average
50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average
Price Trend
50.62% above the market average50.62% above the market average50.62% above the market average50.62% above the market average50.62% above the market average
16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average
Income
65.79% above the market average65.79% above the market average65.79% above the market average65.79% above the market average65.79% above the market average
33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average
Growth
72.08% above the market average72.08% above the market average72.08% above the market average72.08% above the market average72.08% above the market average
83.33% above the sector average83.33% above the sector average83.33% above the sector average83.33% above the sector average83.33% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

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Buy 0
Neutral 6
Sell 2
Strong Sell 7
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Admiral Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Special Interim
Ex-Div 05-Sep-19 05-Sep-19
Paid 04-Oct-19 04-Oct-19
Amount 21.20p 41.80p

Trades for 13-Sep-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 247,762 @ 2,125.00p
16:29 6 @ 2,124.00p
16:29 7 @ 2,124.00p
16:29 69 @ 2,123.00p
16:29 132 @ 2,123.00p

Admiral Key Personnel

CEO David Stevens
Chair Annette Court
CFO Geraint Jones

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