Coronation Insurance Soars by 18% as Earnings Drive Rally

(Last Updated On: July 8, 2024)Coronation Insurance Soars by 18% as Earnings Drive Rally

Buying interest in Coronation Insurance (Ticker: WAPIC) bolstered the company’s market value by 18%, trading data from the Nigerian Exchange revealed.

Its share price climbed to 79 kobo from 67 kobo at the beginning of the week, lifting its market valuation to N18.953 billion on Friday.  Investors’ sentiment improved following Q1 earnings release which showed the insurance company has returned to profitability.

Investors queue behind the insurer shares a weekly after the company posted net profit of N4.448 billion, reversing N1.098 billion in net loss in the comparable period in 2023.

In the insurance company first quarter of 2024 financial statement, there was about 95.3 % year on year growth in insurance revenue, from N5.234 billion in Q1-2023 to N10.22 billion. 

The strong top line was greeted by about 115% year on year increased in the company’s insurance services expenses, up from N3.262 billion 12 months earlier to N7 billion.

The fast tracked direct costs dragged the insurance company’s margin at the time when allocation of reinsurance premium came heavier than previous period.

Its unaudited financial statement showed that Coronation Insurance’ reinsurance premium allocation grew 135% year on year to N4.114 billion from N1.747 billion in Q1-2023.

The impacts on earnings was reduced by amount recoverable from reinsurers for incurred claims totaling N1.394 billion in Q1-2024 as against N847 million reclaimed in Q1-2023.

The insurance company’s bottom line was primarily boosted by fair value gain on financial asset in the period. Its gained N2.423 billion from revelation of its financial assets to its current carrying value.

This lifted the insurance company net investment income to N3.099 billion from less than N352 million in the comparable period in 2023.

At the end of the period, Coronation Insurance Plc achieved N5.282 billion pretax profit versus pretax loss of N1.251 billion in Q1-2023. #Coronation Insurance Soars by 18% as Earnings Drive Rally

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