SOURCE: Aviva PLC

October 30, 2014 03:00 ET

Aviva PLC Announces 3Q 2014 IMS

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Aviva plc (LSE: AV) (NYSE: AV)

Aviva plc Third Quarter 2014
 Interim Management Statement

Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said:

"Aviva's turnaround is delivering. Our key metrics have improved again. Year to date, our net asset value is 10% higher; value of new business is up 15%1 and the general insurance combined ratio improved to 95.9%.

"The steps we have taken to focus and strengthen the Group mean we are in a different position to two years ago.

"Notwithstanding this progress, there is still more to do before we can be satisfied we are fully delivering on our investment thesis of cash flow plus growth."

Cash flow   

  • Progress in cash remittances expected at FY14
  • Operating capital generation £1.3 billion (9M13: £1.3 billion)

Value of new business

  • Value of new business grew 15%1 to £690 million3 (9M13: £619 million2,3)
  • Balanced product mix with VNB split 36% protection, 35% savings and 20% annuities
  • Increase driven by strong performance in Europe (40%1) and Asia (47%1)
  • UK life returned to growth in the 3rd quarter, with VNB up 18%. 9M14 VNB 9% lower

Expenses 

  • Momentum on expense efficiency has continued

Combined operating ratio 

  • Combined operating ratio (COR) of 95.9% (9M13: 96.9%)
  • UK COR improved by 1.4 percentage points to 94.1% (9M13: 95.5%)
  • Canada COR of 96.8% (9M13: 95.2%) impacted by worse weather and fire losses

Balance sheet

  • IFRS net asset value increased 10% year to date to 298p (FY13: 270p)
  • Economic capital4 surplus £7.9 billion (FY13: £8.3 billion)

1 On a constant currency basis.

2 Comparative has been restated to reflect changes in MCEV liquidity premium valuation and an extension of the MCEV covered business. See the basis of preparation in note 1 to the statistical supplement for details.

3 Excludes Eurovita, Aseval, CxG and Malaysia.

4 The economic capital surplus represents an estimated position. The economic capital requirement is based on Aviva's own internal assessment and capital management policies. The term 'economic capital' does not imply capital as required by regulators or other third parties.

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