Preliminary results for 2013: UNIQA records significant growth in premiums and earnings

  • Premiums written increase by 6.2 per cent to 5,885.5 million euros
  • Profit on ordinary activities (EBT) rises by 49.7 per cent to 305.6 million euros
  • Consolidated net profit up 123.0 per cent to 283.4 million euros
  • Net combined ratio improves from 101.3 per cent to 99.9 per cent
  • Return on equity (ROE) increases from 8.7 per cent to 11.8 per cent
  • Dividend proposal raised to 35 cents per share (2012: 25 cents)

In the 2013 financial year, the UNIQA Insurance Group (UNIQA) increased its preliminary profit on ordinary activities (EBT) by 49.7 per cent to 305.6 million euros (2012: 204.2 million euros). Consolidated net profit (after taxes and minority interests) increased by 123.0 per cent to 283.4 million euros (2012: 127.1 million euros). Based on these figures, the Management Board will propose to the Supervisory Board and the Annual General Meeting the distribution of a dividend of 35 cents per share for the 2013 financial year (2012: 25 cents).

For 2014, the UNIQA Group has set itself the target of significantly increasing its profit on ordinary activities once again. This will require a stable capital market environment, a further improvement in the economic environment and that losses caused by natural disasters remain within a normal range.

Note: All of the figures for the 2013 financial year are based on unaudited preliminary data.

Clause regarding predictions about the future
This report contains statements which refer to the future development of UNIQA. These statements present estimations which were reached upon the basis of all of the information available to us at the present time. If the assumptions on which they are based do not occur, the actual events may vary from the results currently expected. As a result, no guarantee can be provided for the information given.

Vienna, 28. February 2014