Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)

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General Information
Company Name: Insurance Australia Group Limited
Stock Code: IAG
GICS Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
Market Cap ($M): 14,331
Equiv. Shares (M): 2,342

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 6.120 $ 6.140 $ 6.160 $ 6.095 $ 6.080 3,962,630 $ 0.040  0.658 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (1.75)
Recommendation Date: 23rd Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 4

Company Overview

Business Description:
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG) is a general insurance group, with operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Its current business is to sell insurance under several brands including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC and Swann Insurance (Australia); NZI, State and AMI Insurance (NZ); and Safety and NZI (Thailand). IAG also has interest in general insurance joint ventures in Malaysia, India and China.

Strategy Analysis:
Insurance Australia Group reported NPAT of $461.0m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $5.38bn, down 4.3% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 21.54 cents compared to 6.91 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $942.0m compared to $649.0m last year. The interim dividend declared was 11.0 cents compared with 5.0 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 1,487.7 63.5 8.4 9.6 44.0 7.2 100.0
2015  F 1,372.3 58.6 -1.3 10.4 40.0 6.6 100.0
2014  A 1,306.0 59.4 5.2 9.7 39.0 6.8 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
Insurance Aust. Grp. (IAG) $14,237 M 0.1193 -0.1233 0.0743 10.8805 12.4107 11.5523 6.41 6.26 6.13
QBE (QBE) $15,014 M -- -- 0.2966 -- 13.8139 10.6538 3.25 3.69 4.69
Suncorp Group (SUN) $18,308 M 0.4864 0.7972 0.0536 24.9168 13.8640 13.1589 7.38 6.55 6.44

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
IAG 0.66 11.4 2.18 10.00
Market 0.91 15.3 1.22 1.74
Sector 0.80 17.9 1.66 0.57

Name Position Start Date
Mr Michael J Wilkins Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 26 November 2007
Mr Brian Martin Schwartz Non-Executive Chairman 01 January 2005
Ms Catriona Alison Deans Non-Executive Director 01 February 2013
Mr Hugh Alasdair Fletcher Non-Executive Director 01 September 2007
Mr Peter Hallam Bush Non-Executive Director 07 December 2010
Ms Yasmin Allen Non-Executive Director 10 November 2004
Mr Philip J Twyman Non-Executive Director 09 July 2008
Mr Siang (Raymond) Keat Lim Non-Executive Director 01 February 2013

Name Position
Justin Breheny Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Andy Cornish Chief Executive Officer, Australia Direct
Peter Harmer Chief Executive Officer, CGU
Jacki Johnson Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand
Nicholas Hawkins Chief Financial Officer
Leona Murphy Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Bertuch Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
-- (5.01%) Perpetual Limited and subsidiaries

Calendar of Events
Date Event
18 August 2015 Report (Annual)
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
20 February 2015 Report (Interim)
30 October 2014 AGM
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