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Current Price 534.50p Bid 534.50p Ask 535.00p Change 0.80%
Last Updated: 18/02/2019 11:54. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Beazley plc is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia. Beazley manages seven Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2018, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $2,615.3 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best. Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's. Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£2,159.40m
Operating Profit
£98.80m
Dividend Yield
2.21
Dividend Per Share
11.70
Dividend Cover
1.11
P/E Ratio
40.81

Key Personnel

David Andrew Horton
Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Peter Cox
Executive Director
Martin Lindsay Bride
Finance Director
David Lawton Roberts
Non-Executive Chairman
Catherine Marie Woods
Non-Executive Director
Robert Arthur Stuchbery
Non-Executive Director
John Peter Sauerland
Non-Executive Director
Sir John Andrew Likierman
Non-Executive Director
Christine LaSala
Non-Executive Director
Angela Doreen Crawford-Ingle
Non-Executive Director
George Patrick Blunden
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
BEZ
ISIN
GB00BYQ0JC66
Shares in Issue
527,761,271
Market cap
£2,799.77m

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
42.86%
Buy
 
14.29%
Hold
 
28.57%
Sell
 
14.29%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
534.75p
Bid Price
534.50p
Ask Price
535.00p
Volume
703742
Change Today
4.25p
% Change Today
0.80%
Open
532.00p
Previous Close
530.50p
Intraday High
537.50p
Intraday Low
530.00p
52 Week High
621.50p
52 Week Low
484.20p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Beazley Intra-day Chart

Beazley News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 18 Feb 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 15 Feb 2019 | 12:50 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 14 Feb 2019 | 15:05 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 14 Feb 2019 | 15:00 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 14 Feb 2019 | 15:00 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:20 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:20 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:15 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:15 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:15 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 12 Feb 2019 | 17:15 Beazley profits slump as claims from natural catastrophes bite 07 Feb 2019 | 07:58 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 05 Feb 2019 | 08:50 Beazley to appoint Sally Lake as Finance Director 17 Jan 2019 | 08:25 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 03 Jan 2019 | 09:50 Oil production concerns and trade war tensions smash global equities 06 Dec 2018 | 16:57 Oil and stocks collapse with the FTSE falling through two-year lows 06 Dec 2018 | 11:57 Beazley forecasts costs of claims from 2018 California wildfires at $40m 06 Dec 2018 | 07:40 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 20 Nov 2018 | 13:10 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 19 Oct 2018 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 29 Aug 2018 | 09:30 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 21 Aug 2018 | 15:45 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 26 Jul 2018 | 12:00 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 24 Jul 2018 | 15:00 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 23 Jul 2018 | 15:15 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 23 Jul 2018 | 10:40 FTSE dips on potential trade war escalation 20 Jul 2018 | 16:55 FTSE hit by latest Trump threat 20 Jul 2018 | 12:01 UK stocks open 0.2% higher as weak pound helps exporters 20 Jul 2018 | 08:50 Beazley premiums grow but profit more than halves; Finance Director to retire 20 Jul 2018 | 07:35

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
4.9
4.4
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
126.5
133.5
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
336.3
295.3
Total Non-Current Assets
467.7
433.2
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
1,001.8
986.6
Cash & Receivables
336.3
440.5
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
5,928.1
5,698.4
Total Assets
7,733.9
7,558.7

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Long Term Liabilities
0.0
0.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
6,267.0
6,059.8
Total Liabilities
6,267.0
6,059.8

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
1,466.9
1,498.9

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
38.0
37.8
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
1,506.7
1,522.9
Share Premium Account
1.6
0.0
Other Equity
-79.4
-61.8
Total Equity
1,466.9
1,498.9

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
278.7
254.3
Cashflow Before Financing
64.0
86.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
191.4
-81.8

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
2,159.4
2,043.2
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
98.8
190.1
Pre-Tax Profit
76.4
168.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
68.2
130.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
28 Feb 2019
27 Mar 2019
H1 Dividend
02 Aug 2018
30 Aug 2018
H2 Dividend
01 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018
H1 Dividend
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Special Dividend
02 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
H2 Dividend
02 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
H1 Dividend
04 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016
Special Dividend
25 Feb 2016
31 Mar 2016
H2 Dividend
25 Feb 2016
31 Mar 2016
H1 Dividend
06 Aug 2015
04 Sep 2015
Special Dividend
26 Feb 2015
27 Mar 2015
H2 Dividend
26 Feb 2015
27 Mar 2015
H1 Dividend
30 Jul 2014
29 Aug 2014
Special Dividend
26 Feb 2014
28 Mar 2014
H2 Dividend
26 Feb 2014
28 Mar 2014
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