ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Performance for the period ended December 31, 2016

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 03:23:00 am

~ New business Annualised Premium Equivalent (APE*) increased by 27.6% to Rs 44.58 billion in 9M-FY2017 from Rs 34.94 billion in 9M-FY2016
~ New business APE* increased by 46.5% to Rs 18.45 billion in Q3-FY2017 from Rs 12.59 billion in Q3-FY2016
~ New Business margin (VNB* margin) increased to 9.4% for 9M-FY2017 from 8.0% for FY2016  

   
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance  Performance for the period ended December 31, 2016
* Refer the section on definitions, abbreviations and explanatory notes 
    The Board of Directors of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited approved its audited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, following its meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 in Mumbai. The disclosure of financial results submitted to exchanges is annexed to this release.  

Commenting on the performance Mr. Sandeep Batra, Executive Director ICICI Prudential Life,
said “This quarter was significant for the financial sector. Demonetization has not only enabled
the country to head towards less cash but also facilitate a shift from physical to financial
savings. We have always believed that the inherent advantages of digitisation like convenience,
reach and efficiency would be imperative for a sector like insurance. We leveraged our digital
platform to completely stop accepting cash payments at our branches since August 2015.
Our strategy of focusing on increasing margin through higher protection business yielded an
increase in VNB margin to 9.4% for nine months ended December 31, 2017 from 8% for fiscal
2016 on the back of 122.1% growth of protection mix. We would continue to focus on
protection business as we believe that there still exists a significant need for protection in
India.”

 
New business growth and market share

# 27.6% year on year growth in Annual Premium Equivalent (APE);   Protection APE increased by 122.1% and Savings APE increased by 25.4%   46.5% growth in APE for Q3-FY2017 as compared to Q3-FY2016

# Overall market share of 13.0% and private market share of 24.5% based on retail weighted received premium (RWRP) for 9M-FY2017 retaining leadership amongst private players.
Profitability  

# Value of New Business (VNB) at Rs 4.21 billion for 9M-FY2017 as compared to Rs 4.12 billion for FY2016. # VNB margin increased to 9.4% for 9M-FY2017 from 8.0% for FY2016 on account of increase in protection business. # Profit after tax at Rs 12.74 billion for 9M-FY2017 as compared to Rs 12.47 billion for 9MFY2016.

Quality of business and efficiency

# 13th month persistency improved to 83.4% for 9M-FY2017 from 80.9% for 9M-FY2016.  # The cost to Total Weighted Received Premium (TWRP) ratio stood at 15.9% for 9M-FY2017 compared to 16.0% for 9M-FY2016.  
   
Definitions, abbreviations and explanatory notes

# Annual Premium Equivalent (APE): APE is a measure of new business written by a life insurance company. It is computed as the sum of annualised first year premiums on regular premium policies, and ten percent of single premiums, written by the Company during any period from new retail and group customers.  

# Value of New Business (VNB) and VNB margin: VNB is used to measure profitability of the new business written in a period. It is present value of all future profits to shareholders measured at the time of writing of the new business contract. Future profits are computed on the basis of long term assumptions which are reviewed annually. Also referred to as NBP (new business profit). VNB margin is computed as VNB for the period/APE for the period. It is similar to profit margin for any other business.  

# Retail Weighted Received Premium (RWRP): RWRP is a new business measure very similar to APE for the retail (also referred to as individual) business with the only difference being that the regular premiums considered here are first year premiums actually received by the life insurer and not annualised. Secondly since its a new business measure for retail business, it includes only premium received from retail customers. It is the sum of all retail first year premiums and ten percent of retail single premiums received in a period.

# Total Weighted Received Premium (TWRP): TWRP is a measure of total premiums from new and existing retail and group customers received in a period. It is sum of first year and renewal premiums on regular premium policies and ten percent of single premiums received from both retail and group customers by Company during the period.

# Cost Ratio:Cost ratio is a measure of the cost efficiency of a Company. Expenses are incurred by the Company on new business as well as renewal premiums. Cost ratio is computed as a ratio of all expenses incurred in a period comprising commission, operating expenses, provision for doubtful debts and bad debts written off to total weighted received premium (TWRP)

# Persistency: It is the most common parameter for quality of business representing the percentage of retail policies (where premiums are expected) that continue paying premiums. The method of computation of Persisitency has been prescribed by IRDAI vide its circular dated January 23, 2014.
 
About ICICI Prudential life insurance
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. (ICICI Prudential Life) is a joint venture between ICICI Bank Ltd. and Prudential Corporation Holdings Limited which is a part of an international financial services group headquartered in United Kingdom.
ICICI Prudential Life was amongst the first private sector insurance companies to begin operations in December 2000. The Company has maintained its leadership position, on a retail weighted received premium basis (RWRP) among private life insurers. The Company offers products across the categories of Protection, Savings and Investments that fulfill the different life stage needs of customers.  ICICI Prudential Life is the first private life insurance company to cross the Rs.1 trillion mark for assets under management (AUM) and as on December 31, 2016 had an AUM of Rs 1,136.11 billion.  ICICI Prudential Life is listed on both, National Stock Exchange (NSE) and The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).        
   
Disclaimer
Except for the historical information contained herein, statements in this release which contain words or phrases such as 'will', ‘expected to’, etc., and similar expressions or variations of such expressions may constitute 'forward-looking statements'. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, opportunities and growth potential to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the actual growth in demand for insurance and other financial products and services in the countries that we operate or where a material number of our customers reside, our ability to successfully implement our strategy, including our use of the Internet and other technology our exploration of merger and acquisition opportunities, our ability to integrate mergers or acquisitions into our operations and manage the risks associated with such acquisitions to achieve our strategic and financial objectives, our growth and expansion in domestic and overseas markets, technological changes, our ability to market new products, the outcome of any legal, tax or regulatory proceedings in India and in other jurisdictions we are or become a party to, the future impact of new accounting standards, our ability to implement our dividend policy, the impact of changes in insurance regulations and other regulatory changes in India and other jurisdictions on us. ICICI Prudential Life insurance undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.
This release does not constitute an offer of securities.

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