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Chesnara plc

Chesnara plc (CSN)

Chesnara is in the life insurance sector.

Chesnara plc was formed in 2004 and is a quoted holding company. It was formed to accommodate Countrywide Assured ('CA') on its demerger from Countrywide Assured group plc.

Countrywide Assured plc was established in 1988 as the life assurance division of CAG selling mortgage-related life assurance products through CAG's financial services division. In 1995, CA acquired Premium Life, a life assurance company, and integrated it into its existing operations. In August 2003, CA was substantially closed to new business and now manages its existing book of life assurance policies, personal pensions and long-term care products. The administration of its policies was outsourced to HCL Insurance BPO Services Ltd (a subsidiary of HCL) from 1st February 2005. Most of the policies are either non-linked term assurances, unit-linked endowment policies and guaranteed bonds.


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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 13.1p
2007 15.1p 15.3%
2008 15.55p 3.0%
2009 15.95p 2.6%
2010 16.4p 2.8%
2011 16.85p 2.7%
2012 17.35p 3.0%
2013 17.88p 3.1%
2014 18.4p 2.9%
2015 18.94p 2.9%
2016 19.49p 2.9%
2017 20.07p 3.0%
2018 20.67p 3.0%
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Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
08 Sep 2010 12 Oct 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 5.8p
06 Apr 2011 20 May 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 10.6p
07 Sep 2011 14 Oct 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 5.95p
11 Apr 2012 22 May 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 10.9p
12 Sep 2012 15 Oct 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.1p
10 Apr 2013 22 May 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 11.25p
11 Sep 2013 14 Oct 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.25p
09 Apr 2014 22 May 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 11.63p
10 Sep 2014 15 Oct 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.42p
09 Apr 2015 22 May 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 11.98p
10 Sep 2015 15 Oct 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.61p
07 Apr 2016 23 May 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 12.33p
08 Sep 2016 14 Oct 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.8p
13 Apr 2017 24 May 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 12.69p
07 Sep 2017 11 Oct 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 7p
12 Apr 2018 23 May 2018 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 13.07p
06 Sep 2018 12 Oct 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 7.21p
11 Apr 2019 24 May 2019 2018 Final Semiannually Paid 13.46p
05 Sep 2019 11 Oct 2019 2019 Interim Semiannually Paid 7.43p
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Chesnara have announced their Economic Value at £645.1m, which is 3% higher than at the end of 2018, after payment of the 2018 final dividend of £20.2m, despite the negative impact of a weakening Swedish krona. The results in the period support the continued growth of the dividend to 7.43p per share (2018 interim: 7.21p per share). 

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Chesnara 2017 interim results

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Group solvency ratio of 148% (31 December 2015: 146%).  After taking account of the interim dividend the Group solvency ratio has improved slightly and subsidiary solvency ratios remain strong and above internal targets, with the UK at 137% (31 December 2015: 135%); Movestic at 154% (31 December 2015: 154%) and Waard Group at 584% (31 December 2015: 597%). We have not used transitional arrangements.

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Gross cash generation of £44.2m (2014: £42.6m). This represents the cash generated from the day to day operations of our businesses. Strong cash generation from the UK business has continued and Movestic has made its first positive contribution (£5.1m).

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IFRS profit before tax of £30.4m (six months ended 30 June 2014: £27.4m). Includes a gain of £16.2m recognised on the acquisition of the Waard Group.

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The Telegraph online declared ‘Budget 2015 – Investors face tax raid on dividends’. Whilst this is true for those with large income portfolios, not everybody loses out and in fact those who do not currently invest in stocks and shares, there is now a tax incentive to do so.

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Gross cash generation of £42.6m (2013: £49.7m). Cash is generated primarily from the UK business, which has remained resilient to falling bond yields in the year.

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Chesnara announces 208% increase in IFRS pre-tax profit and 3.4% dividend uplift

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Chesnara today reported interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2013. The Group remains committed to offering shareholders an attractive long-term income stream arising from the profits of its life assurance businesses.

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