Janashakthi records 20% Revenue Growth

March, 25, 2014

Janashakthi Insurance reached its highest ever consolidated revenue of Rs. 9.9 billion reflecting 20% growth, stemming from attractive returns generated from Janashakthi's solid investment. Building on this strong performance, Janashakthi Insurance was able to deliver 22% Return on Equity to its shareholders, as well as a net asset per share of Rs. 12.48, reflecting a 34% year on year growth. This strong growth with highest Profit After Tax of Rs. 1 billion and largest reorded customer base of 700,000 customers, has placed the company in a stellar position to meet the impending regulatory split.

The company achieved these results while honouring over Rs. 4.4 billion in claims over the past year alone. This was validated by the company's claim paying ability being upgraded to A by RAM Ratings.

Janashakthi also reported a total asset base of Rs. 18.6 billion, while its stated capital of Rs. 1.49 billion is the highest in the category.

In addition, the company achieved Rs. 8.7 billion GWP, more than 75% of which is made up of non-life premiums, reflecting the company's renewed focus on diversification.  The Life segment increased by 8.3% to reach Rs. 2.19 billion, while non life business contributed Rs. 6.5 billion to revenue, an increase of 10% compared to the previous year.

The Solvency margin of Janashakthi's Life insurance increased from 440% of the required margin level has increased to 710% by year end, 2013. Total Assets of the Company have reached LKR 18.65 billion in 2013 from that of LKR 15.84 billion in 2012.

The Non Motor segment in particular posted a commendable growth of 15% well above the industry standards for growth during the year, with the Fire, Marine and Miscellaneous sub categories setting a benchmark for the entire industry in 2013.

“The company has surpassed a milestone of achieving Rs. 1 billion profit after tax, this is a significant first time achievement by the company. This, together with our impressive consolidated revenue, is most creditable given the intensely competitive nature of Sri Lanka's insurance industry. It is also significant that the Non Motor segment significantly well withing the industry - proof positive of our strength in this segment,”  said Managing Director of Janashakthi Insurance, Prakash Schaffter.

Prakash Schaffter said that “Janashakthi would continue its strategy of sustainable growth, focusing on growing market share without compromising on the quality of the business accepted”.

This year, Janashakthi Insurance substantially expanded its branch network, with 112 branches now open to serve customers across the island.

In terms of innovation, Janashakthi remained a pioneer, launching a new Worldwide Travel Insurance scheme which included access to a 24 hour global hotline. The company also partnered with Dialog eZ Cash, allowing customers to purchase insurance policies via their mobile phones.

Janashakthi supports almost 4,000 Employees and Agents with livelihood and spends over 30 million a year on Training & Human capital Development.