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Sovereign Trust Insurance posts N974m profit in 2021



Sovereign Trust Insurance posts N974m profit in 2021
FILE PHOTO: L-R: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc 2021 AGM. Nafisat Lasisi, Company Secretary; Chairman, Oluseun Ajayi; MD/CEO Olaotan Soyinka at the 26th AGM held today in Lagos at the Bay Lounge, Lekki, Lagos

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc’s profit after tax rose by 42 per cent to stand at N974 million in the 2021 financial period.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the underwriting firm, Mr Olaotan Soyinka, disclosed this in a statement on its 2021 financial performance.

He stated that the “Company recorded a leap of 42 per cent in its profit after tax of N974 million as against N687 million recorded in year 2020.

“Profit before tax equally increased as well from N796 million in 2020 to N885 million in the year under review, representing an 11 per cent growth rate.

“The gross premium written in 2021 stood at N12.7 billion compared to the N11.1 billion written in 2020, representing an increase of 14 per cent.”

According to the statement, highlights of the result showed that the company’s total assets rose from N14.8 billion to N16.3 billion in 2021 representing 11 per cent increase. In 2021, a total of N3.7 billion was paid as claims against N2.9 billion that was paid in 2020.”

It said this showed the company’s claims paying ability.

The statement said net premium income grew by 11 per cent, from N6.5 billion to N7.2 billion in 2021. Earnings per share grew from N8 kobo to 11.3kobo in 2021, while the total equity grew by 11 per cent, from N8.6bn in 2020 to N9.6 billion in 2021.

The managing director said, “These performance levels are a confirmation of the management’s determination to effectively and strategically position the company as one of the leading insurance companies in the country while at the same time, propel the company to a profitable height for shareholders’ delight in the years ahead.”

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