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Last 851.00 GBp
Change Today +0.50 / 0.06%
Volume 104.0K
HSX On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:30 AM 03/31/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

hiscox ltd (HSX) Snapshot

Open
844.50 GBp
Previous Close
850.50 GBp
Day High
859.00 GBp
Day Low
844.50 GBp
52 Week High
03/18/15 - 893.72 GBp
52 Week Low
09/9/14 - 648.69 GBp
Market Cap
2.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
432.4K
EPS TTM
0.67 GBp
Shares Outstanding
282.2M
EX-Date
03/26/15
P/E TM
12.6x
Dividend
30.00 GBp
Dividend Yield
7.93%
Current Stock Chart for HISCOX LTD (HSX)

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hiscox ltd (HSX) Details

Hiscox Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance services. The company operates through four segments: Hiscox Retail, Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re, and Corporate Centre. It provides personal lines of insurance products covering households, fine art and collectibles, and luxury motors, as well as commercial insurance for small-and medium-sized businesses operating in white-collar industries via brokers, through a network of partnerships, and directly to the consumer. The company also offers commercial property insurance; marine and energy insurance; casualty insurance; and aerospace and specialty insurance, such as aviation, space, contingency, terrorism, kidnap and ransom, political risks, and personal accident. In addition, it offers specialty, healthcare, and casualty reinsurance services. The company operates in Bermuda, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Guernsey, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Hiscox Ltd is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

1,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/17/15

hiscox ltd (HSX) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, ...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.6M GBP
Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Underwriting Officer and Executive Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Honorary President
Total Annual Compensation: 48.3K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

hiscox ltd (HSX) Key Developments

Hiscox Mulls Acquisitions

Hiscox, Ltd. (LSE:HSX) is seeking acquisitions. Richard Watson, Chief Underwriting Officer of Hiscox, told Post, “the firm's strategy had been one of organic growth but said it remained "open to bolt-on acquisitions." "We'd love to do more of those if the right opportunities come along. The big transformational stuff we're less interested in but if we can find those we will do them all day every day," Richard Watson said.

Hiscox, Ltd. Recommends Anne MacDonald and Lynn Carter as Additional Non-Executive Directors of the Company

Hamilton, Bermuda board had decided to recommend to shareholders the appointment of Anne MacDonald and Lynn Carter as additional non-executive directors of the Company. Anne MacDonald is presently a Director of Rentrak Corporation.

Hiscox, Ltd. Proposes Final and Special Dividend for the Year Ended 31 December 2014; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Hiscox, Ltd. announced that subject to shareholder approval at the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting on 25 March 2015, the Board proposes to pay a 15.0 pence per ordinary share instead of a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2014. Together with the interim dividend of 7.5 pence per ordinary share, this represents a total dividend for 2014 of 22.5 pence per ordinary share. In addition, the Board proposes to pay a special distribution of 45.0 pence per ordinary share. Such amounts will be paid by way of a E/F share scheme. A scrip dividend alternative will not be offered to shareholders. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported gross premiums written of £1,756,260,000 compared to £1,699,478, 000 for the same period a year ago. Net premium written of £1,343,410,000 compared to £1,371,114,000 for the same period a year ago. Revenue was £1,392,427,000 compared to £1,364,025,000 for the same period a year ago. Profit from operating activities was of £236,264,000 compared to £252,114,000 for the same period a year ago. Profit before tax was £231,075,000 compared to £244,538,000 for the same period a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to owners of the company was of £216,152,000 or 64.5 pence per diluted share compared to £237,758,000 or 63.5 pence diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities was £341,953,000 compared to £115,879,000 for the same period a year ago. Cash flows from the purchase of property, plant and equipment was of £11,727,000 compared to £4,545,000 for the same period a year ago. Cash flows from the purchase of intangible assets were £27,580,000 compared to £9,594,000 for the same period a year ago. Return on equity was 17.1% against 19.3% a year ago.

 

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