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Current Price 544.00p Bid 543.50p Ask 544.00p Change -5.72%
Last Updated: 11/11/2019 19:42. 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
2.06
Dividend Per Share
11.70
Dividend Cover
1.09
P/E Ratio
44.39

Key Personnel

David Andrew Horton
Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Peter Cox
Executive Director
Sally Michelle Lake
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
Anthony Jonathan Reizenstein
Non-Executive Director
Sir John Andrew Likierman
Non-Executive Director
Christine LaSala
Non-Executive Director
Dr Nicola Hodson
Non-Executive Director
Angela Doreen Crawford-Ingle
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
BEZ
ISIN
GB00BYQ0JC66
Shares in Issue
529,683,655
Market cap
£3,056.28m

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
80.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
0.00%
Sell
 
20.00%
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
544.00p
Bid Price
543.50p
Ask Price
544.00p
Volume
2801668
Change Today
-33.00p
% Change Today
-5.72%
Open
578.50p
Previous Close
544.00p
Intraday High
578.50p
Intraday Low
533.50p
52 Week High
634.00p
52 Week Low
486.60p
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 11 Nov 2019 | 09:50 FTSE falls on Trump's mixed trade signals 08 Nov 2019 | 16:42 UK stocks cheapen as US-China trade hopes fade 08 Nov 2019 | 11:40 UK stocks open 0.4% lower as US-China trade hopes fade 08 Nov 2019 | 09:07 Beazley premiums grow amid difficult claims environment 08 Nov 2019 | 07:44 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 16 Sep 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 02 Sep 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 12 Aug 2019 | 13:10 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 25 Jul 2019 | 14:50 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 25 Jul 2019 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 24 Jul 2019 | 11:20 FTSE closes in the black as Johnson heads for Number 10 23 Jul 2019 | 16:38 FTSE higher as Boris Johnson wins Conservative Party leadership 23 Jul 2019 | 12:10 UK stocks open 0.5% higher as Johnson ascendency pressures pound 23 Jul 2019 | 08:53 Beazley profit jumps on premium rate increases, investment returns 23 Jul 2019 | 07:45 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 19 Jul 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 17 Jul 2019 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 20 Jun 2019 | 11:10 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 12 Jun 2019 | 11:50 Beazley completes board reshuffle 24 May 2019 | 07:42 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 17 May 2019 | 12:20 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 09 May 2019 | 11:20 Beazley premiums rise 16% in Q1, but higher pace of claims continue to weigh 09 May 2019 | 08:14 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 17 Apr 2019 | 14:25 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 11 Apr 2019 | 08:40 Director Deals - Beazley PLC (BEZ) 27 Mar 2019 | 15:20 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 21 Mar 2019 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Beazley PLC 01 Mar 2019 | 08:00 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

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
H1 Dividend
01 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
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
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