Share Performance and Historical Comparison

In 2010 the equity markets were deeply impacted by the debt crisis in certain European countries and were subject to a high degree of volatility. This affected interest rates in Switzerland and Germany, and in turn exerted a marked influence on the Swiss Life share price, which fell in line with interest rates to an annual low in mid-August. By year-end 2010, the share price had made a pronounced recovery, resulting in an increase of 2.4% for the year as a whole. At the Annual General Meeting in May, the shareholders approved a distribution of profit of CHF 2.40 per share. For the 2010 financial year, the Board of Directors proposes a dividend of CHF 4.50 per share in the form of a repayment of par value.

Swiss Life Share details
Swiss security number
  1 485 278
ISIN
  CH 001 485 278 1
Ticker symbol SIX
  SLHN
Reuters
  SLHN.VX
Bloomberg
  SLHN VX


Share performance
Amounts in CHF  
  as at 2010 as at 2009
Number of shares
  31.12. 32 081 054 31.12. 32 081 054
Annual high
  11.01. 152.70 16.10. 140.20
Annual low
  16.08. 100.30 17.02. 43.00
Year-end price
  30.12. 135.20 30.12. 132.00
Performance Swiss Life (in %)
  +2 +82
Swiss Market Index (SMI)
  30.12. 6 436 30.12. 6 546
Performance Swiss Market Index (SMI) (in %)
  –2 +18
Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in EUR)
  31.12. 154.45 31.12. 152.08
Performance Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in %)
  +2 +13
Average trading volume
  220 061 264 910
Market capitalisation (in CHF million)
  30.12. 4 337 30.12. 4 235
Basic earnings per share
  17.46 8.86
Diluted earnings per share
  17.37 8.83
Dividend paid per share
  29.07. 2.40 27.07. 5.00
Total dividend payout to shareholders (in CHF million)
  29.07. 77 27.07. 160
Dividend yield on year-end price (in %)
  30.12. 1.78 30.12. 3.79
Source: Bloomberg


Breakdown of registered shares with voting rights as at 31.12.2010
 

Number of shares
 

Number of shareholders
As % of
registered
shareholders
1 – 25
  156 252 82.84
26 – 100
  21 683 11.50
101 – 1 000
  9 822 5.21
> 1 000
  846 0.45
Total
  188 603 100.00


standard & poor’s financial strength ratings as at 31.12.2010
 
  Classification Outlook
Swiss Life Ltd, Zurich
  BBB+ stable
Swiss Life Ltd, Branch Germany, Munich
  BBB+ stable


swiss life group historical comparison
In CHF million (if not stated otherwise)
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Premium volume
Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received
20 191 20 219 18 515 21 213 19 421
Figures from consolidated statement of income
Net earned premiums
11 753 11 867 13 254 13 316 12 283
Net earned policy fees
298 268 260 389 390
Financial result (without share of results of associates)
4 368 4 588 600 4 923 5 364
Total income
17 844 17 816 15 356 18 971 18 219
Net insurance benefits and claims
–12 704 –11 884 –12 915 –13 268 –12 012
Policyholder participation
–1 073 –1 539 429 –1 746 –2 143
Operating expense
–3 062 –3 478 –3 319 –2 489 –2 432
Total expense
–17 150 –17 254 –16 198 –17 958 –17 309
Result from operations
694 562 –842 1 013 910
Net result from continuing operations
560 324 –1 143 726 576
Net result from discontinued operations
–47 1 488 6421 378
Net profit
560 277 345 1 368 954
Net profit attributable to
Equity holders of Swiss Life Holding
557 278 350 1 345 933
Non-controlling interests
3 –1 –5 23 21
Figures from consolidated balance sheet
Equity
7 437 7 245 6 652 7 334 7 851
Insurance reserves
122 279 122 616 113 308 121 829 153 800
Balance sheet total
147 203 143 948 134 791 179 757 186 950
Further key figures
Return on equity (in %)
7.6 4.0 5.0 18.1 12.2
Assets under control
149 899 148 186 134 326 138 946 214 041
Year-end embedded value 2
7 595 6 877 8 457 12 837 10 665
Value of new business 2
209 123 78 118 121
Number of employees (full-time equivalents)
7 483 7 820 8 291 8 556 8 693
1 Including reserve release of CHF 304 million due to change in Dutch law.
2 Up to 2008, traditional embedded value methodology used; from 2009, market consistent embedded value methodology applied.


 
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