One of the leading life insurance providers, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance reported its December quarter FY22 numbers.
The company reported a dismal profit figure where the PAT fell 30% sequentially to Rs.312 crores in Q3 FY22 compared to Rs.445.62 crores in Q2 FY22. Even on a 9-month basis, the PAT fell by 36.5% compared to the PAT reported in the April-December period last year. The fall in PAT can be attributed to the increased costs that the company experienced. The expenses of management increased to Rs.1258 crores in Q3 FY22 compared to Rs.1087 crores a year ago. The expenses increased by 25% amounting to Rs.3505 crores in 9M FY22 compared to Rs.2804 crores in 9M FY21.
On a yearly basis, though, the PAT grew marginally. It was up 2.5% from Rs.304.3 crores in Q3 FY21.
The Value of New Business (VNB) grew 35% YoY to amount to Rs.1388 crores in 9M FY22 compared to Rs.1030 crores in 9M FY21. The VNB margin also improved by 110 basis points YoY in the same period to stand at 27.1%.
Despite the fall in PAT, the company registered growth in premium collections in the October-December 2021 quarter. The New Business Premium (NBP) grew by 30% YoY from Rs.7899 crores in 9M FY21 to Rs.10,248 crores in 9M FY22. The Annualized Premium Equivalent (APE), on the other hand, also jumped 30% YoY from Rs.3954 crores in 9M FY21 to Rs.5125 crores in 9M FY22.
The company’s 13th-month persistence, an important aspect in measuring how many policies are being renewed every year, improved. The persistency ratio jumped by 210 basis points YoY from 82.7% to 84.8% in 9M FY22. The AUM also saw a growth of 16% YoY as it increased from Rs.2048.72 billion to Rs.2375.60 billion.
When the market closed on 18th January 2022, shares of ICICI Prudential Life closed at Rs.608 apiece after a fall of 1.24% on an intraday basis.
Here’s how the different product segments of the company performed during the 9-month period ending on 31st December 2021 –
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