13:11 | 01/08/2015 Global Economy
(VEN) - Operating result up 11.3% to € 2.8 bln, best result in the last 8 years
Net profit grew significantly to € 1.3 billion (+21.6%)
Gross written premiums over € 38 bln (+7.3%) thanks to the strong growth of Life premiums (+10.6%), improving in all main markets. P&C segment also positive
New business APE to € 2.7 billion (+5.4%), driven by unit linked (+35.1%) and protection (+20.8%)
The Generali Group CEO, Mario Greco, commented: “In just three years we have accomplished one of the most complex turnaround programs that has ever been pursued in the insurance industry. The excellent half-year results demonstrate how Generali has transformed – in spite of an extremely challenging environment – into a global Group that is very profitable and solid from a capital perspective, with a renewed and innovative product offering allowing us to maintain attractive rates of revenue growth in most of the markets where we operate”.
“These results constitute the best starting point for the execution of the new 2015-2018 strategic plan we presented in May, based on a 50% growth of the annual average cash generation, the distribution of more than €5 billion of pidends in the next 4 years and a further cost reduction of €500 million from 2016 to 2018, maintaining an operating return on equity above 13%. We expect to improve significantly the net result at year-end compared with 2014, preserving the high profitability growth achieved in the first half of this year”, The Generali Group CEO, Mario Greco, added.
The Generali Group is one of the largest global insurance providers with 2014 total premium income of more than € 70 billion. With 78,000 employees worldwide serving 72 million insured persons in more than 60 countries, the Group occupies a leadership position on West European markets and an increasingly important place on markets in Central Eastern Europe and Asia.
In Vietnam, Generali has set up Agency Offices in key cities and provinces including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Dong Nai, Hai Duong, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Can Tho, Vinh Phuc, Quang Ninh and Hai Phong.