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Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re), listed on the Saudi Exchange Market (TASI), recorded a net profit before Zakat of SAR 42.6 million in the six-month period ending Jun.30, 2019, an increase of 203 per cent from SAR 14.0 million in the same period last year.

 

The Company achieved growth in operating results (the results of reinsurance operations) amounted to 2.9% in the first half of this year by SAR 8.0 million compared to SAR 7.8 million for the same period in the previous year. Moreover, the net profit of investments amounted to SAR 40.0 million in the first half compared to SAR 10.5 million for the same period in the previous year, with an increase of 280 %.

 

The total shareholders’ equity amounted to SAR 867 million for the first half, with an increase of 4% compared to the end of 2018, and the dividends of the current period amounted to SAR 0.44, compared to SAR 0.1 for the same period in the previous year.

 

As for the results of Q2 of this year, the Company achieved growth by 176% as the before Zakat net profit rose to SAR 17.7 million compared to SAR 6.4 million for the same quarter of the previous year.

 

"Saudi Re" attributed the increase in net profits mainly to the decrease of net incurred claims, which had positive impact on the underwriting results, in addition to the increase in net investment income.

 

 

Fahad Al-Hesni, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Reinsurance Company, emphasized that the Company's positive performance during the first half of this year is a reflection of its effective business model and endeavors to improve the financial and operational performance and maximize the shareholders’ value.