Sovereign Trust posts N5.2bn Gross Written Premium in Q1 2018

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MATTHEW OTOIJAGHA

Riding on the heels of the impressive performance recorded at the year-end in 2017 with a Gross Premium Written of N8.5b as against the N6.3b written in 2016, Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc. has started the 2018 Financial Year on a very good note with Gross Written Premium of N5.2 billion as against the N4.1b that was written in the same period in 2017, representing an increase in growth rate of 25.7 per cent.

The Gross Premium Income also grew by 30 per cent from N3.8b that was generated in the first quarter of 2017 to N4.9b in the first quarter of 2018. The Spokesperson for the organization, Segun Bankole, said another positive highlight of the 2018 first quarter performance of the Underwriting Firm is in its underwriting profit which increased by N182m from N746m in the first quarter of 2017 to N928m in the same corresponding period giving a growth rate of 24.5 per cent.

The Profit before Tax hit a 28 per cent increase as it grew from N488m in the first quarter of 2017 to N625m in the same period of 2018, while Profit after Tax also leapt from N437m in Q1 2017 to N560m in the first quarter of 2018, representing a growth rate of 28 per cent as well.

Above all, it is very pertinent to note that the Underwriting Firm has become very resolute in maintaining a positive performance scorecard with regards to its operations and by extension, consolidate on the confidence that has been reposed in it by the insuring public and the numerous shareholders of the company.

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