Mutual Benefit Assurance Records N932m in Three Months


Goddy Egene

Mutual Benefits Assurance Group Plc has recorded a profit after tax (PAT)of N932 million for the first quarter(Q1) ended March 31, 2020, showing an increase of an 4.8 per cent compared with N889 million posted in the corresponding period of 2019.

The unaudited results showed that the underwriting company ended the three months with gross premium written of N5.577 billion as against N5.727 billion in 2019. Net premium income rose from N3.703 billion to N4.289 billion, while net underwritten income improved to N4.557 billion, up from N3.870 billion.

The company posted an underwritten profit of N2.557 billion, as against N1.787 billion in 2019. PAT printed at N932 million, up from N889 million in 2019.

Mutual Benefit Assurance had an impressive performance for the 2019 full year, posting a jump of 214 per cent in PAT. It soared to N3.612 billion from N1.149 billion in 2018.

It is expected that the company would repeat similar positive performance at the end of 2020 as it had assured of would not have any problem recapitalizing apart from embarking on other growth strategies.

Already, it has able to recapitalise its subsidiaries: Mutual Benefits Niger; Mutual Benefits Liberia, Mutual Benefits Microfinance Bank and believe that Mutual Benefits Life and General Insurance will not be left out.

Mutual Benefit Assurance has a five-year strategic plan set in 2017, which it said had achieved over 60 per cent implementation.

Although the company said the recapitalisation process has slowed the plan, it has assured stakeholders that the strategic plan would commence at the end of the recapitalisation process.