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Hiscox

Current Price 1730.00p Bid 1729.00p Ask 1730.00p Change -0.14%
Last Updated: 16/07/2019 11:21. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Hiscox plc is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. The Hiscox Group employs over 3,300 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£2,658.53m
Operating Profit
£171.62m
Dividend Yield
2.42
Dividend Per Share
41.85
Dividend Cover
1.08
P/E Ratio
38.40

Key Personnel

Bronislaw Edmund Masojada
Chief Executive
Hamayou Akbar Hussain
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Colin Watson
Chief Underwriting Officer
Robert Simon Childs
Non-Executive Chairman
Thomas Hurlimann
Non-Executive Director
Michael Goodwin
Non-Executive Director
Constantinos Miranthis
Non-Executive Director
Colin Denis Keogh
Non-Executive Director
Robert John McMillan
Non-Executive Director
Anne MacDonald
Non-Executive Director
Caroline Jean Foulger
Non-Executive Director
Lynn Carter
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
HSX
ISIN
BMG4593F1389
Shares in Issue
288,296,343
Market cap
£4,993.29m

Analyst Views (10)

Strong Buy
 
10.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
70.00%
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
1729.50p
Bid Price
1729.00p
Ask Price
1730.00p
Volume
532195
Change Today
-2.50p
% Change Today
-0.14%
Open
1730.00p
Previous Close
1732.00p
Intraday High
1753.00p
Intraday Low
1729.00p
52 Week High
1795.00p
52 Week Low
1411.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Hiscox Intra-day Chart

Hiscox News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 15 Jul 2019 | 10:50 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 15 Jul 2019 | 10:20 FTSE loses strength while US markets nudge ahead 12 Jul 2019 | 16:29 UK stocks open 0.3% higher as Wall St reaches record 12 Jul 2019 | 08:42 Hiscox sees continued deterioration in insurance markets 12 Jul 2019 | 07:29 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 08 Jul 2019 | 08:20 Hiscox's Richard Watson set to retire as Chief Underwriting Officer 27 Jun 2019 | 07:19 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 20 Jun 2019 | 10:50 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 18 Jun 2019 | 17:45 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 18 Jun 2019 | 17:45 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 11 Jun 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 17 May 2019 | 11:40 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 15 May 2019 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 14 May 2019 | 11:00 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 10 May 2019 | 13:10 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 08 May 2019 | 10:10 Composed start for FTSE 100 falters amid trade fears 07 May 2019 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 07 May 2019 | 11:00 UK stocks open 0.2% lower after new Trump tariff threat 07 May 2019 | 08:48 Hiscox premiums rise 3.3% in Q1, but weakness in Reinsurance keeps lid on growth 07 May 2019 | 07:25 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 11 Apr 2019 | 09:00 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 11 Apr 2019 | 09:00 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 11 Apr 2019 | 09:00 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 11 Apr 2019 | 09:00 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 05 Apr 2019 | 16:20 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 03 Apr 2019 | 08:40 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 01 Apr 2019 | 17:20 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 01 Apr 2019 | 17:20 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on Hiscox Ltd 21 Mar 2019 | 08:10 Director Deals - Hiscox Ltd (HSX) 08 Mar 2019 | 15:10

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
61.5
48.6
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
204.6
137.8
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
526.5
378.0
Total Non-Current Assets
792.5
564.4
Inventory
0.0
0.0
Trade & Receivables
1,265.1
830.7
Cash & Receivables
1,288.9
642.8
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
7,499.8
5,169.3
Total Assets
10,846.3
7,207.3

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
8,529.2
5,452.9
Total Liabilities
8,529.2
5,452.9

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
2,317.1
1,754.4

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
34.0
19.1
Minority Interests
1.1
0.9
Retained Earnings
2,368.9
1,468.6
Share Premium Account
57.7
27.1
Other Equity
-144.5
238.7
Total Equity
2,317.1
1,754.4

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
300.5
68.7
Cashflow Before Financing
240.8
71.8
Increase / Decrease in Cash
443.0
-2.4

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
2,658.5
1,997.7
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
171.6
51.5
Pre-Tax Profit
137.4
30.8
Profit / Loss for the Year
128.0
26.3

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
09 May 2019
12 Jun 2019
H1 Dividend
09 Aug 2018
11 Sep 2018
H2 Dividend
10 May 2018
12 Jun 2018
H1 Dividend
10 Aug 2017
13 Sep 2017
H2 Dividend
11 May 2017
20 Jun 2017
H1 Dividend
04 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
Special Dividend
10 Mar 2016
07 Apr 2016
H2 Dividend
10 Mar 2016
07 Apr 2016
H1 Dividend
06 Aug 2015
16 Sep 2015
Special Dividend
26 Mar 2015
02 Apr 2015
H2 Dividend
26 Mar 2015
02 Apr 2015
H1 Dividend
06 Aug 2014
17 Sep 2014
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