Fast growing Life insurer, FBNInsurance, has recorded a 37 per cent increase in its profit before tax, according to a statement released by the company last week. The financial report for the year ended 2017, which has been approved by the industry regulator, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), showed a general growth across various measurement indices.
The company’s profit before tax (PBT) grew by 37 per cent from N3.11 billion in 2016 to N4.26 billion in 2017; while the gross premium written (GPW) grew from N9.9 billion in 2016 to N19.6 billion in 2017, a massive 98 per cent increase. While commenting on the financial statement, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBNInsurance, Val Ojumah, credited the strong performance to a combination of factors including continued penetration of the retail insurance space, strong cost optimisation culture, consistent and efficient service delivery across available touch point, exploitation of new service channels, disciplined risk management, and a well-motivated staff.
“Our overall performance once again reinforces our strong earning capacity and robust capital base, which have put us in better stead to accommodate and sustain future growth. Our Return on Equity (RoE) rose to 34 per cent (up from 29%, 2016) and achieved a post-tax Return on Assets (RoA) of six per cent,” he concluded.
It will be recalled that FBNInsurance was last year recognised –for the third time in four years- as the Best Life Insurer in Nigeria by World Finance, while Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) awarded her the prestigious Nations Cup for a glowing performance all round amongst SEM companies. At the home front, a section of the media has also recognised the company as the fastest growing insurance company in Nigeria. An FBNHoldings company associated with the Sanlam Group SA, FBNInsurance, was incorporated in 2010 to transact life insurance business in Nigeria and currently operates out of 42 sales outlets and three branches nationwide.
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