Allianz increased premiums in 6M2023 by 4.8% to 85.6 bn euros

Allianz Group total business volume in 6M 2023 rose by 4.8% to 85.6 billion euros, driven by the Property-Casualty business segment, supported by the Life/Health business segment, and partially offset by a decrease in Asset Management business segment. Internal growth was strong at 6.4%, driven by the Property-Casualty business segment, according to Beinsure Media research.

This growth was partially offset by a decrease in AuM-driven revenues in Asset Management business segment. 

Internal growth, which adjusts for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, was strong at 8.7 percent, driven by the Property-Casualty business segment and supported by the Life/Health business segment.

  • 6M 2023: Total business volume rises 4.8% to 85.6 billion euros
  • Operating profit increases 14.9% to 7.5 billion euros: primarily driven by Life/Health and Property-Casualty business segments
  • Shareholders’ core net income up 90.2% to 4.7 billion euros 
  • Excellent Solvency II capitalization ratio of 20%, compared with 201 percent at the end of 4Q 2022

Total business volume in 2Q 2023 rose by 5.9% to 39.6 bn euros, driven by the Property-Casualty business segment which benefited from higher prices and volumes while the growth of the Life/Health business segment was primarily linked to strong single-premium volumes in the US.

Oliver Bäte, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz SE

I am particularly pleased by the strong performance in the Property & Casualty business where we have achieved a strong 92% combined ratio, by the continued volume and profit growth of our Life & Health business, as well as by the resilience of our Asset Management segment, which recorded positive third-party net inflows for the second quarter in a row despite cautious investor sentiment

Oliver Bäte, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz SE

Operating profit in 2Q 2023 increased 7.1% to 3.8 (2Q 2022: 3.5) billion euros. This is due to a higher result of our US operations in the Life/Health business segment, and a stronger insurance service result in the Property-Casualty business segment. This was partly offset by the Asset Management business segment due to lower AuM-driven revenues. 

Shareholders’ core net income was strong at 2.5 (2Q 2022: 2.0) billion euros due to a higher operating profit. Net income attributable to shareholders was 2.3 (2Q 2022: 2.0) billion euros. Core Earnings per Share (EPS) was 11.40 (6M 2022: 5.77) euros. The annualized Core Return on Equity (RoE) was 16.7 percent (full year 2022: 12.7 percent).

Operating profit increased 14.9% to 7.5 (6M 2022: 6.5) billion euros. This is due to a higher operating investment result in our Life/Health business segment and a higher operating insurance service result in the Property-Casualty business segment. This was partly offset by the Asset Management business segment due to lower AuM-driven revenues.

Shareholders’ core net income was 4.7 (6M 2022: 2.5) billion euros due to a higher operating profit and an improved non-operating result. Non-operating result in the prior year was impacted by a provision related to the AllianzGI US Structured Alpha matter.

Giulio Terzariol, Chief Financial Officer of Allianz SE

Growth in total business volume in our Property-Casualty segment was excellent. We achieved strong rate increases and continue to take actions to successfully offset inflation. The performance in commercial lines was outstanding as a result of solid pricing momentum and strong underwriting discipline.

Giulio Terzariol, Chief Financial Officer of Allianz SE

“Our Asset Management business continued to achieve positive net inflows in the second quarter as we supported our clients to navigate through a challenging business environment. Third-party assets under management were stable at 1.7 trillion euros compared to the first quarter. This bodes well for future profitability. We confirm our full-year outlook of operating profit of 14.2 billion euros, plus or minus 1 billion euros”.

Net income attributable to shareholders was 4.4 (6M 2022: 2.5) billion euros.

The Solvency II capitalization ratio was 208 percent at the end of 2Q 2023 compared with 206 percent at the end of 1Q 2023. Including the application of transitional measures for technical provisions, the Solvency II capitalization ratio was 235 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2023 compared with 232 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Property-Casualty insurance

2Q 2023: Total business volume rose by 8.0 percent to 17.6 (16.3) billion euros. Adjusted for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, internal growth was strong at 11.4 percent due to a price effect of 7.1 percent and a volume effect of 4.7 percent, slightly offset by a service effect of -0.5 percent. The main contributors to the increase were Allianz Partners, Australia, Latin America and Germany.

Operating profit increased by 10.8 percent to 2.0 (1.8) billion euros, benefiting from a higher operating insurance service result as well as an improved operating investment result.

Property-Casualty insurance: Double-digit growth

The combined ratio improved by 0.4 percentage points to 92.2 percent (92.6 percent). The loss ratio improved by 0.4 percentage points to 67.4 percent, benefiting from lower claims from natural catastrophes and a positive discounting impact. This was partly offset by higher claims inflation and a lower run-off result. The expense ratio increased slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 24.8 percent (24.7 percent). 

6M 2023: Total business volume surged 9.8 percent to 41.7 (38.0) billion euros.

Adjusted for foreign currency translation and consolidation effects, internal growth was very strong at 11.8 percent, supported by a price effect of 6.4 percent as well as a volume effect of 5.4 percent and a service effect of 0.1 percent. While many entities added to that growth, the primary contributors were Allianz Partners, Türkiye, AGCS and Germany. 

Operating profit rose 16.3 percent to 3.9 (3.3) billion euros, driven by a significantly higher operating insurance service result and an improved operating investment result.

Life/Health insurance

2Q 2023: PVNBP, the present value of new business premiums, amounted to 17.7 (16.5) billion euros, driven primarily by increased volumes in the United States from fixed index annuities sales promotion. Economic impacts in Germany and Italy, primarily due to discounting, had an offsetting effect.

Operating profit increased to 1.2 (1.0) billion euros mainly driven by a higher result in the United States due to a prior year negative hedge result on variable annuities turning positive. The release of the Contractual Service Margin (CSM) remained stable at 1.2 (1.2) billion euros.

Contractual service margin (CSM) is stable at 52.9 (52.4) billion euros. New business and expected in-force return were offset by the CSM release and economic variances. Normalized growth was 1.5 percent in the second quarter. 

The new business margin (NBM) reached 6.2 percent (6.3 percent). The value of new business (VNB) increased slightly to 1.1 (1.0) billion euros.

6M 2023: PVNBP declined to 36.2 (37.6) billion euros, as increases in the United States and Allianz Reinsurance were offset by a lower contribution from Germany and Italy.

Operating profit jumped to 2.5 (1.8) billion euros due to an increase in operating investment result in the United States caused by prior year negative hedge result on variable annuities turning positive. The release of the Contractual Service Margin (CSM) increased slightly to 2.5 (2.4) billion euros and is in line with expectations.

Asset Management

2Q 2023: Operating revenues were 1.9 billion euros, down 2.0 percent adjusted for foreign currency translation effects. Higher performance fees were more than offset by lower AuM-driven revenues.

Operating profit was 703 (773) million euros, down 9.0 percent from the prior-year period. Adjusted for foreign currency translation effects, operating profit decreased by 7.3 percent. The cost-income ratio (CIR) rose to 62.5 percent (61.7 percent).

Third-party assets under management were 1.662 trillion euros as of June 30, 2023, down by 6 billion euros from the end of the first quarter 2023. Positive net inflows of 2.7 billion euros and favorable market impacts of 2.0 billion euros were offset by negative foreign currency translation effects of 10.5 billion euros.

Total assets under management were 2.163 trillion euros at the end of the second quarter of 2023, down 11 billion euros from the end of the first quarter 2023, including net outflows of 5.9 billion euros.

Yana Keller   by Yana Keller