Share Performance Historical Comparison

The Swiss Life share price developed strongly in 2015, closing the year at CHF 271.30. This amounts to an appreciation of 15%, or 18% taking into account the dividend distribution of CHF 6.50.

Weak economic growth and political uncertainties in emerging markets fed unease regarding deflationary risks in the developed world in 2015. Swiss equities came under pressure with the announcement by the SNB on 15 January 2015 that it was discontinuing the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 against the euro and introducing negative interest rates. The ECB’s interest and monetary policy had some 40% of European sovereign debt trading at a negative yield by the end of 2015. Meanwhile, the markets prepared for the first monetary policy-tightening cycle in the US since 2004, which came into effect in December 2015 with an increase of the Fed Funds Target by 25 basis points. Against this backdrop, Swiss Life’s share price performed well: With an increase of 15%, the shares outperformed the Swiss Market Index (–2%) and were slightly higher than the European insurance index Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance (+14%). At the Annual General Meeting in April 2015, the shareholders approved a withholding tax-free distribution from the capital contribution reserve of CHF 6.50 per share.

Swiss Life share details

Swiss security number1 485 278
ISIN CH 001 485 278 1
Ticker-Symbol SIXSLHN
ReutersSLHN.VX
BloombergSLHN VX

Share performance

Amounts in CHF     
as at 201520152014201320122011
Number of shares31.12.32 081 05432 081 05432 081 05432 081 05432 081 054
Annual high29.12.272.90238.90192.60130.70164.50
Annual low28.01.201.80185.70124.6075.8583.65
Year-end price30.12.271.30236.40185.20121.4086.40
Performance Swiss Life (in %)+15+28+53+41-36
Swiss Market Index (SMI)30.12.8 8188 9838 2036 8225 936
Performance Swiss Market Index (SMI) (in %)-2+10+20+15-8
Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in EUR)31.12.285.56250.55228.22177.11133.25
Performance of Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in %)+14+10+29+33-14
Average trading volume142 838121 462140 007172 732140 620
Market capitalisation (in CHF million)30.12.8 7047 5845 9413 8952 772
Basic earnings per share27.4125.5224.452.8818.97
Diluted earnings per share25.8524.1124.222.8618.87
Dividend paid per share30.04.6.505.504.504.504.50
Total dividend payout to shareholders (in CHF million)30.04.207176144144144
Dividend yield on year-end price (in %)30.12.2.402.332.433.715.21

Breakdown of registered shares with voting rights as at 31.12.2015

Number of shareholdersNumber
of shareholders
As % of
registered
shareholders
1 – 25137 14483.08
26 – 10018 30511.09
101 – 1 0008 7395.29
> 1 0008980.54
TOTAL165 086100.00

Standard & Poor’s financial strength ratings as at 31.12.2015

ClassificationOutlook
Swiss Life Ltd, ZurichAstable
Swiss Life Ltd, Branch Germany, MunichAstable

Swiss Life Group historical comparison

In CHF million (if not stated otherwise)   restated 
20152014201320122011
PREMIUM VOLUME
Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received18 85319 10217 96917 04617 143
FIGURES FROM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
Net earned premiums13 77113 77612 94411 87111 599
Fee and commission income1 2921 3051 1431 1351 188
Financial result5 2815 3615 3766 0514 459
TOTAL INCOME20 55520 47419 46219 08217 291
Net insurance benefits and claims-15 516-15 218-13 920-13 819-12 614
Policyholder participation-899-1 146-1 361-1 115-791
Operating expense-2 649-2 735-2 809-3 534-2 913
TOTAL EXPENSE-19 226-19 304-18 312-18 721-16 592
PROFIT FROM OPERATIONS1 3291 1691 149361699
NET PROFIT87881878499606
Net profit attributable to
Equity holders of Swiss Life Holding87281478198605
Non-controlling interests64311
FIGURES FROM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
Equity12 25812 8319 01810 1559 162
Insurance reserves154 953156 684142 479137 736128 089
Total assets189 252192 854170 530164 461151 875
FURTHER KEY FIGURES
Return on equity (in %) 19.79.610.01.38.2
Assets under control223 411224 593192 855180 785164 604
Year-end embedded value12 50912 90111 3789 6287 728
Value of new business268255289158150
Number of employees (full-time equivalents)7 5957 4926 9927 0467 168

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