Hiscox achieves record annual profits
by Richard Kilner
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International specialist insurer Hiscox has reported its financial performance figures for 2009.
Hiscox enjoyed pre-tax profits of £320.6m, more than threefold the £105.2m made in the previous year.
The insurer also saw post-tax profits rise, from £70.8m to £280.5m, an increase of almost 300%, with earnings per share fourfold larger at 75.2p.
Gross written premiums jumped from £1.1bn to £1.4bn.
Chairman Robert Hiscox has described the result as a very happy one, lauding the record profits the firm achieved in 2009.
Chairman Hiscox went on to attribute the excellent results to a continuing development of the brand in the UK, and building up the business in the US.
The record annual profits come after a similarly good first six months, when the firm achieved its best ever net profit of £122m, up from £84.4m in the same period of 2008.