QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					            QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                   Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDFS41560FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAR 2012

          Level 2, 82 Pitt Street, Level 2, 82 Pitt
                                                             Phone              +61 2 93754444                  Revenue          18,725 (million USD)
          Street
          SYDNEY, NSW                                        Fax                +61 2 92353166                  Net Profit       704 (million USD)
          2000                                               Website            www.group.qbe.com               Employees        16,264 (Estimated)
                                                                                QBE [Australian Stock
          Australia                                          Exchange                                           Industry         Financial Services
                                                                                Exchange (Sydney)]

       Company Overview
       QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) is an Australia-based general insurance and reinsurance group. The group offers workers
       compensation, transport operators policy, surety, property, and liability, engineering, and commercial packages. QBE also
       provides accident and health, aviation, motor and motor casualty, farm, marine, professional liability, trade credit, and travel
       business insurance services. The group offers its products and services through insurance brokers, agents, and other
       intermediaries. QBE has operations in 52 countries across the world. The group is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      QBE Insurance Group Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Frank O’Halloran                    Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Len Bleasel                         Director
                                                                                      Global Presence                        Underwriting Performance
         Duncan Boyle                        Director
                                                                                      Adequately Capitalized
         Isabel Hudson                       Director
         Belinda Hutchinson                  Chairman
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Strategic Acquisitions                 Competition
       Share Data
                                                                                      Growth Prospects in Emerging Solvency II Regulations
         QBE Insurance Group Limited
                                                                                      Markets
        Share Price (AUD) as on 23-Mar-                                14.40
        2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (AUD)                                                        0.61        GlobalData
        Market Cap (million AUD)                                      15,920
        Enterprise Value (million AUD)                                19,272
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   1,116
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Key Facts......................................................................................................................................... 4
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Key Employees................................................................................................................................ 5
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Key Employee Biographies.............................................................................................................. 6
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................... 7
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - History ............................................................................................................................................. 8
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Company Statement ...................................................................................................................... 10
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Business Description ..................................................................................................................... 15
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................ 16
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................. 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          QBE Insurance Group Limited - Strengths.................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Global Presence ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Adequately Capitalized ............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Strength - Insurance Value Chain Presence ............................................................................................................................. 17
          QBE Insurance Group Limited - Weaknesses .............................................................................................................................. 17
             Weakness - Underwriting Performance ..................................................................................................................................... 17
          QBE Insurance Group Limited - Opportunities.............................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions .......................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects in Emerging Markets .............................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Advanced Analytics ............................................................................................................................................. 18
          QBE Insurance Group Limited - Threats ....................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Competition.................................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Threat - Solvency II Regulations ............................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Sovereign Debt Crisis .................................................................................................................................................. 19
       QBE Insurance Group Limited - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................ 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 24
       Section 4 – Appendix ....................................................................................................................................................................... 25
          Methodology .......................................................................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) is an Australia-based general insurance and reinsurance group. The group offers workers compensation, transport operators policy, surety, property, and liability, engineering, and commercial packages. QBE also provides accident and health, aviation, motor and motor casualty, farm, marine, professional liability, trade credit, and travel business insurance services. The group offers its products and services through insurance brokers, agents, and other intermediaries. QBE has operations in 52 countries across the world. The group is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The company has been focusing on its strategic objectives of profitable growth in the fast growing economies of Asia and Latin America. To this end, it acquired HSBC business in Argentina and Hang Seng general insurance business in Hong Kong. It also entered into 10 year distribution agreements with thes two reputed banks.
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