From Edet Udoh, Lagos
FBNInsurance Limited, has released its financial report for the year ended 31 December 2018 as approved by the industry regulator, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM).
Figures obtained from the published financial statements showed a general growth across various measurement indices.
The company’s profit before tax (PBT) grew by 44% from N4.26 billion in 2017 to N6.13 billion in 2018; while the gross premium written (GPW) grew from N19.6 billion in 2017 to N26.0 billion in 2018, accounting for a 33% increase.
While commenting on the financial statement, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBNInsurance, Val Ojumah, attributed the performance of the company to their resilience in achieving the strategic aspiration of becoming the most profitable life insurance company in Nigeria.
“The 2018 result has not only moved us several steps towards this goal, it has also raised the bar for our performance in 2019. Given our track record of strong and sustainable growth, we are confident that FBNInsurance will wax stronger in 2019 despite the anticipated lull in economic activities due to political and electioneering activities,” he said.
The company’s Return on Equity (RoE) rose to 45% (up from 34% in 2017) and achieved a post-tax Return on Assets (RoA) of 8%.