ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2022 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) reported its financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2021.
Commenting on ADNIC’s performance, Sheikh Mohamed bin Saif Al Nahyan, Chairman of ADNIC, said: “As we entered the second year of the pandemic, ADNIC continued to adapt and adjust to the new environment to ensure uninterrupted services to its customers. At the same time, the Company’s underwriting skills, particularly in large and complex business lines, as well as product improvements allowed it to further enhance its customer proposition and increase its presence in a number of product lines.”
“ADNIC’s strong results in 2021 are a testament to the Company’s core strengths in the insurance business. Our market share continued to grow and the Gross Written Premium grew by 6.4% over the prior year. As the economic activity is gradually recovering to pre-pandemic levels, loss ratios in certain lines of business have also begun to normalize. However, ADNIC’s disciplined risk management and ability to price risks correctly ensured that core underwriting profitability was maintained.” ”The Company’s diversified investment portfolio delivered excellent results with an increase in the Investment Income of 25.6% compared to 2020. ADNIC continued to maintain expense discipline without compromising on investments in technology and to make ADNIC ‘future-ready’. ADNIC’s digital initiatives will be key contributors to its success going forward. The Company’s full year Net Profit is AED401.8 million and the Earnings per Share is AED 0.70, an increase of 8.3% and 7.7%, respectively, over the prior year.”
“In 2021, the Company’s rating was upgraded to A with a Stable outlook by S&P. Moreover, A.M. Best assigned ADNIC a rating of A with Stable outlook. This is a great vote of confidence in the Company from two of the leading rating agencies. The bedrock of this rating is ADNIC’s consistency in delivering on financial metrics, strong underwriting capabilities, diversified investment book, robust solvency and market leadership in the local and regional insurance markets. As a reliable insurer, ADNIC is embracing its responsibility in supporting the UAE leadership’s vision and journey for the next 50 years. The year 2022 will also be the year that ADNIC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding and we are preparing for the next phase of growth,” he added.
Ahmad Idris, CEO of ADNIC, said: “ADNIC delivered a strong performance with a full-year net profit of AED 401.8 million and sustained growth across key metrics, representing an increase by 8.3 % compared to the previous year. Despite continued uncertainties due to COVID-19 and an uneven global economic recovery, ADNIC managed to adapt to the new normal and to launch various new initiatives to support the growth of its consumer segment. As a customer centric company, we will continue to pursue our digital transformation journey across all customer channels and consumer lines products. We will continue to be engaged in numerous initiatives that contribute to the betterment of society from tackling environmental challenges to enhancing safety.”
He added: “2021 was a milestone year for the UAE, marking the Golden Jubilee and the launch of a new vision that will drive the nation’s development over the coming 50 years. As a UAE national insurance company for nearly half a century, we look forward to supporting the UAE’s strategic projects as it begins the journey towards the next 50 years. “
In the fourth quarter of 2021, ADNIC extended its partnership with Al Bayt Mitwahid Association to support the association’s wide range of community welfare initiatives.