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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Allianz Group has released the full-year outlook for the second quarter of 2022, with total revenue rise of 8.2 percent to 37.1 billion euros. The group also recorded rise in operating profit from 5.3 percent to 3.5 billion euros, driven by Property-Casualty business segment.
Net income attributable to shareholders amounted to 1.7 billion euros, down 23.3 percent. Total revenues surged 7.2 percent to 81.2 billion euros, while Operating profit rose from 1.2 percent to 6.7 billion euros.
Net income attributable to shareholders was 2.3 billion euros, a decrease of 52.7 percent, mostly due to a provision booked in the first quarter in relation to the AllianzGI U.S. Structured Alpha proceedings
2022 operating profit target was confirmed at 13.4 billion euros, plus or minus 1 billion euros. Share buy-back program of 1 billion euros was completed\ with 5.1 million shares acquired by July 15, 2022.
Allianz delivered another quarter of robust financial performance, driven by strong growth in Property-Casualty business. “Our operating profit and group solvency ratio proved resilient against heightened volatility and a fundamentally weaker economic environment.
“We are well-positioned to manage the impact of high inflation and the economic pressures that are particularly evident in Europe. Allianz will continue to deploy our advantages of stability and scale for the benefit of our customers and shareholders”, Oliver Bäte Chief Executive Officer, Allianz SE, said.
2Q 2022: Total revenues surged 8.2 percent to 37.1 (2Q 2021: 34.3) billion euros, driven by the Property-Casualty business segment with broad volume growth and positive price effects. Growth was supported further by the Life/Health business, which benefited from positive foreign currency translation effects and the acquisition of Aviva operations in Poland. The Asset Management business segment was stable, benefiting from higher assets under management (AuM)-driven revenues.
Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, stood at 3.6 percent.
Total revenues jumped 7.2 percent to 81.2 (6M 2021: 75.7) billion euros, largely driven by the Property-Casualty business segment due to positive price and volume effects, and supported further by the Asset Management and Life/Health business segments.
Internal revenue growth increased to 3.7 percent.
2Q 2022: Operating profit increased 5.3 percent to 3.5 (3.3) billion euros, driven by improved underwriting and investment results in the Property-Casualty segment. Growth was partially offset by the Life/Health business segment, reflecting the impact of volatile market conditions and a lower investment margin in Germany and the United States. Lower operating profit from the Asset Management business segment following adverse market movements and cautionary investor sentiment also had an offsetting effect.
Net income attributable to shareholders was 1.7 (2.2) billion euros, as a lower non-operating investment result more than offset the decrease in income taxes and higher operating profit.
Annualized Return on Equity (RoE) was 6.7 percent (full year 2021: 10.6 percent). Excluding the impact of the provision related to the AllianzGI U.S. Structured Alpha proceedings, the annualized RoE was 11.1 percent (full year 2021: 14.9 percent). Basic Earnings per Share (EPS) was 5.28 (6M 2021: 11.47) euros, down by 54.0 percent.
Operating profit increased 1.2 percent to 6.7 (6.7) billion euros, driven by higher operating profit in the Property-Casualty and Asset Management business segments. Operating profit growth was driven by positive developments in operating investment income and a modest rise in underwriting results in the Property-Casualty business as well as higher AuM-driven revenues in the Asset Management business. Growth in overall operating profit was largely offset by a decline in operating profit in the Life/Health business segment mainly due to unfavorable market developments.
Net income attributable to shareholders was 2.3 (4.8) billion euros, down from the prior-year period mostly due to a provision booked in the first quarter in relation to the AllianzGI U.S. Structured Alpha proceedings.
Solvency II Capitalization Ratio
The Solvency II capitalization ratio was 200 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2022 compared with 199 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2022. Including the application of transitional measures for technical provisions, the Solvency II capitalization ratio was 227 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2022 compared with 226 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2022.
“Our numbers highlight the strength and endurance of Allianz. In a quarter marked by heightened inflation and market volatility, we achieved a very strong operating profit in the second quarter, which emphasizes our ability to successfully navigate rapidly-evolving situations.
Our Property-Casualty business showed robust internal growth again, driven by sound volume growth and healthy pricing across business lines and geographies. Supported by a good combined ratio, our operating profit benefited also from a higher reinvestment yield and an accelerated investment result.
In our Life/Health segment, good growth, particularly in our capital-efficient business lines, contributed to a significant expansion of the new business margin. This bodes well for a sustained operating profitability in this segment.
Our Asset Management operating profit showed good resilience in a business environment characterized by inflation-related uncertainties and capital market turbulence. We continue to steer our clients through these challenging terrains.
Having reached the halfway mark of our full-year outlook, we remain confident about our long-term growth trajectory. We confirm our full-year outlook of operating profit of 13.4 billion euros, plus or minus 1 billion euros.” Giulio Terzariol, Chief Financial Officer, Allianz SE
Property-Casualty insurance: Strong growth
2Q 2022: Total revenues rose by a strong 16.2 percent to 16.2 (13.9) billion euros. Adjusted for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, the internal growth rate more than tripled to 11.1 percent due to a price effect of 5.8 percent, a volume effect of 3.9 percent and a service effect of 1.4 percent. The main contributors to the increase were Allianz Partners, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Türkiye.
In the first half of 2022, gross premium written (GPW) of AGCS increased year-on-year by €572 million (11%) to €5.737 billion (Q2 2021: €5.165 billion), driven by higher rates on renewals (13% incl. adjustment of terms and conditions), a higher renewals base, new business as well as favourable foreign exchange effects. Most lines of business experienced year-on-year growth, especially Financial Lines, Energy & Construction, and Property
Operating profit jumped 21.1 percent to 1.6 (1.4) billion euros, due to strong growth in the underwriting result and the operating investment result.
The combined ratio improved by 0.3 percentage points to 93.6 percent (93.9 percent). Lower claims from natural catastrophes and a favorable contribution from the run-off result more than offset higher attritional losses due to normalization of claims frequency and impact of inflation in Brazil and Türkiye as well as weather-related events. The expense ratio was 26.8 percent (26.4 percent), mainly due to higher acquisition costs amid a change in business mix at Allianz Partners.
The AGCS combined ratio for 6M 2022 is 2.7%-p better than prior year and stands at 95.1% (6M 2021: 97.8%). The improvement versus prior year is mainly driven by a favourable current accident year loss ratio due to lower claims activity resulting from portfolio improvements. In the first half of 2022, AGCS experienced a similar impact from natural catastrophes compared to last year, the most significant events for AGCS being the floods in Australia and a major hailstorm in France.
Total revenues surged 12.1 percent to 37.7 (33.6) billion euros. Adjusted for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, internal growth was strong at 8.5 percent, supported by a price effect of 4.8 percent as well as a volume effect of 2.8 percent and a service effect of 0.8 percent. While many entities added to that growth, the primary contributors were Allianz Partners, Türkiye and Germany.
Operating profit rose 5.2 percent to 3.0 (2.9) billion euros, largely driven by a significantly higher operating investment result. For AGCS, the operating profit of €290 million (6M 2021: €179 million) is €111 million above prior year due to the better underwriting performance in Q2 2022.
The combined ratio was 94.1 percent (93.4 percent) as the impact of higher natural catastrophes as well as weather-related claims and normalization of claims frequency was partially offset by a favorable run-off result. The underwriting result remained stable.
Life/Health insurance: New business margin expands further
2Q 2022: PVNBP3, the present value of new business premiums, was 16.5 (19.7) billion euros, as higher sales volumes for fixed index annuities in the United States and higher sales in Taiwan did not fully offset the impact of a group contract renegotiation in Italy in 2021 and reduced transfer action for the Fidélité product in France.
Operating profit was 1.1 (1.3) billion euros, affected by volatile market conditions and a lower investment margin in Germany and the United States. The consolidation of the acquired Aviva operations in Poland had a partial offsetting impact.
The new business margin (NBM) jumped to 4.1 percent (3.2 percent), driven by an improved business mix, particularly in Germany and the United States. Higher interest rates also contributed to the margin expansion. The value of new business (VNB) rose 6.2 percent to 672 (633) million euros, mainly due to a better business mix.
PVNBP was 35.9 (39.2) billion euros, as higher sales volumes for fixed index annuities in the United States were more than offset by the impact of a group contract renegotiation in Italy in 2021.
Operating profit was 2.3 (2.5) billion euros due to an unfavorable market environment and a lower investment margin in Germany and the United States. Positive contributions came from higher loadings and fees and improved technical margin due to the Aviva acquisition in Poland.
The new business margin increased to 3.7 percent (3.0 percent), driven by a better business mix across entities. The value of new business grew to 1.3 (1.2) billion euros due to increased margins.
Asset Management: Performance reflects market developments
2Q 2022: Operating revenues increased by 0.8 percent to 2.0 billion euros as a result of higher AuM-driven revenues, partly offset by lower performance fees. Operating profit was 771 (825) million euros, down 6.6 percent from the prior-year period. Adjusted for foreign currency translation effects, operating profit was down by 14.8 percent. The cost-income ratio (CIR) rose to 61.8 percent (58.7 percent).
Third-party assets under management were 1.769 trillion euros as of June 30, 2022, a decrease of 109 billion euros from the end of the first quarter of 2022. A positive impact of 87.7 billion euros from favorable foreign currency translation effects was more than offset by an unfavorable market impact of 159.2 billion euros and net outflows of 33.8 billion euros.
Total assets under management were 2.319 trillion euros at the end of the second quarter of 2022, reflecting the trend in the third-party assets under management.
Operating revenues increased by 6.4 percent to 4.1 billion euros as a result of higher AuM-driven revenues. Operating profit rose by 1.8 percent from the prior-year period to 1.60 (1.57) billion euros. Adjusted for foreign currency translation effects, operating profit was down by 5.2 percent. The cost-income ratio (CIR) rose to 60.8 percent (59.0 percent). Third-party assets under management were 1.769 trillion euros as of June 30, 2022, down by 197 billion euros from the end of 2021.