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Discovery Limited provides insurance products, financial services, and wellness products. The company conducts its operations through Health South Africa, Life South Africa, Invest South Africa, Vitality South Africa, Health United Kingdom, Life United Kingdom, New business development, and All Other segments. It offers health insurance products, including the Executive Plan for the high-end market and the KeyCare Series for the low-income market, which cover hospitalization and chronic medicine; and PruHealth and Ping An Health products that cover a range of private healthcare-related claims. The company also provides individual and group life insurance products. In addition, it offers long-term savings and investment products; short-term insurance for motor vehicles and belongings; Vitalitydrive, a driver-behavior program that rewards clients for driving well; Vitality, a scientifically-based wellness program that facilitates clients to get healthier by giving them access to wellness partners, as well as tools and incentives to make positive lifestyle changes; and DiscoveryCard, a VISA credit card that rewards clients for getting healthier with Vitality. Further, the company offers Young Adult Plan for younger drivers. It has strategic partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics. Discovery Limited operates in South Africa, the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Australia, and the United States. It serves large, medium, and small sized employers; and individual clients. The company was formerly known as Discovery Holdings Limited and changed its name to Discovery Limited in December 2012. Discovery Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa.

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discovery ltd (DSY) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: R7.4M
Financial Director, Executive Director, Membe...
Total Annual Compensation: R5.8M
Executive Director, Member of Executive Commi...
Total Annual Compensation: R26.2M
Executive Director, Member of Executive Commi...
Total Annual Compensation: R11.4M
Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Health, ...
Total Annual Compensation: R5.8M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

discovery ltd (DSY) Key Developments

Discovery Limited Announces Audited Group Earnings Results for the Year Ended June 30, 2015

Discovery Limited announced audited group earnings results for the year ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported net insurance premium revenue of ZAR 24,581 million compared to ZAR 20,908 million a year ago. Net income was ZAR 39,309 million compared to ZAR 34,186 million a year ago. Profit from operations was ZAR 5,229 million compared to ZAR 5,058 million a year ago. Profit before tax was ZAR 6,766 million against ZAR 4,641,000 a year ago. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was ZAR 5,480 million against ZAR 3,246 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share for profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company were 902.2 cents against 545.1 cents a year ago. Diluted normalized headline earnings per share were 663.0 cents against 580.2 cents a year ago. Diluted headline earnings per share were 870.2 cents against 514.5 cents a year ago. Headline earnings were ZAR 5,285 million against ZAR 3,064 million a year ago. Normalized headline earnings were ZAR 4,027 million against ZAR 3,457 million a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was ZAR 3,415 million against ZAR 2,813 million a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was ZAR 172 million against ZAR 208 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was ZAR 559 million against ZAR 539 million a year ago. Normalized profit from operations up 17% to ZAR 5,789 million. Return on average equity was 18%.

Discovery Limited Declares Preference Share Dividend for the Period from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, Payable on September 21, 2015

Discovery Limited announced that the directors have declared a gross cash dividend of 458.699 cents (389.89415 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per B preference share for the period from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015. A dividend withholding tax of 15% will be applicable to all preference shareholders who are not exempt. The issued preference share capital at the declaration date is 8 million B preference shares. Last day of trade to receive a dividend is 11 September 2015, and shares commence trading ‘ex’ dividend is 14 September 2015. The record date is 18 September 2015 and payment date is 21 September 2015.

Discovery Limited Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended June 30, 2015

Discovery Limited provided earnings guidance for the year ended June 30, 2015. For the year, the company expects undiluted normalised headline earnings per share to be in the range of 654.3 cents to 713.8 cents, headline earnings per share - undiluted is expected to be in the range of 843.8 cents to 896.6 cents, earnings per share – basic is expected to be in the range of 893.9 cents to 949.8 cents.


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