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RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. Independent auditor’s report and financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. Contents Pages s Independent auditor' report 1-2 Statement of financial position 3 Income statement 4 Statement of comprehensive income 5 Statement of changes in equity 6 Statement of cash flows 7 Notes to the financial statements 8 - 48 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 4 Income statement for the year ended 31 December 2010 Notes 2010 2009 AED AED Insurance premium revenue 20 170,843,596 160,944,011 Insurance premium ceded to re-insurers 20 (68,269,168) (71,042,941) Net insurance premium revenue 20 102,574,428 89,901,070 Gross claims incurred 10 (89,407,817) (112,567,556) Insurance claims recovered from re-insurers 10 28,923,687 57,191,246 Net claims incurred (60,484,130) (55,376,310) Gross commission earned 5,860,090 6,736,376 Less: commission incurred (12,782,604) (10,438,088) Net commission incurred (6,922,514) (3,701,712) Underwriting profit 35,167,784 30,823,048 General and administrative expenses relating to underwriting activities (12,865,093) (11,289,846) Net underwriting profit 22,302,691 19,533,202 Investment and other income 21 902,727 371,536 Unallocated general and administrative expenses (4,288,365) (3,763,283) 18,917,053 16,141,455 Company’s share of associate’s profit for the year 7 1,909,889 3,006,559 Profit for the year 22 20,826,942 19,148,014 Basic earnings per share 23 0.21 0.19 The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 5 Statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 31 December 2010 2010 2009 AED AED Profit for the year 20,826,942 19,148,014 Other comprehensive income Net gain on revaluation of available-for-sale-investments 808,364 69,164 Reclassification adjustments relating to available-for-sale investments impaired during the year 3,560,912 6,325,648 Transfer to profit or loss on sale of available-for-sale Investments - 1,190,603 Share of other comprehensive income of associate 1,070,650 1,717,383 Board of Directors’ remuneration paid – associate (150,000) (150,000) Board of Directors’ remuneration paid (1,080,000) (700,000) Other comprehensive income for the year 4,209,926 8,452,798 Total comprehensive income for the year 25,036,868 27,600,812 The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. Statement of changes in equity 6 for the year ended 31 December 2010 Cumulative Share Statutory Special General changes in Retained capital reserve reserve reserve fair values earnings Total AED AED AED AED AED AED AED Balance at 31 December 2008 80,000,000 23,820,954 16,000,000 10,000,000 (13,091,226) 21,002,063 137,731,791 Profit for the year - - - - - 19,148,014 19,148,014 Other comprehensive income for the year - - - - 9,302,798 (850,000) 8,452,798 Total comprehensive income for the year - - - - 9,302,798 18,298,014 27,600,812 Bonus shares 10,000,000 - - - - (10,000,000) - Cash dividends - - - - - (8,000,000) (8,000,000) Transfers - - - (4,000,000) - 4,000,000 - Transfer to reserves - 1,914,802 1,914,802 - - (3,829,604) - Balance at 31 December 2009 90,000,000 25,735,756 17,914,802 6,000,000 (3,788,428) 21,470,473 157,332,603 Profit for the year - - - - - 20,826,942 20,826,942 Other comprehensive income for the year - - - - 5,439,926 (1,230,000) 4,209,926 Total comprehensive income for the year - - - - 5,439,926 19,596,942 25,036,868 Bonus shares (Note 25) 10,000,000 - - - - (10,000,000) - Cash dividends (Note 25) - - - - - (9,000,000) (9,000,000) Transfer to reserves - 2,082,694 2,082,694 - (4,165,388) - Balance at 31 December 2010 100,000,000 27,818,450 19,997,496 6,000,000 1,651,498 17,902,027 173,369,471 The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 7 Statement of cash flows for the year ended 31 December 2010 2010 2009 AED AED Cash flows from operating activities Profit for the year 20,826,942 19,148,014 Adjustments for: Depreciation of property and equipment 260,091 229,110 Depreciation of investment property 194,765 194,765 Provision for employees’ end of service indemnity 695,336 723,280 Income from an associate (1,909,889) (3,006,559) Loss on disposal of available-for-sale investments - 950,591 Dividends income (239,543) (293,942) Income from investment property (364,966) (476,093) Unrealised loss/(gain) on financial assets at FVTPL 65,527 (283,098) Impairment loss on available-for-sale investments 5,624,014 6,453,148 Interest income (5,939,983) (6,417,717) Gain on disposal of property and equipment (1,441) (13,000) Operating cash flows before changes in operating assets and Liabilities 19,210,853 17,208,499 Increase in insurance and other receivables (11,336,351) (22,602,668) Increase/(decrease) in insurance and other payables 7,627,582 (8,763,852) Decrease in re-insurance contract assets 8,340,924 10,066,558 (Decrease)/increase in insurance contract liabilities (2,074,302) 10,697,780 Cash generated from operations 21,768,706 6,606,317 Employees’ end of service indemnity paid (77,034) (63,435) Net cash from operating activities 21,691,672 6,542,882 Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property and equipment (649,608) (201,094) Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment 1,441 13,000 Dividends from an associate 2,500,000 2,500,000 Proceeds from disposal of available-for-sale investments - 3,602,066 Increase in fixed deposits with banks maturity greater than three Months (61,664,328) (5,569,130) Income from investment property 364,966 476,093 Dividends received 239,543 293,942 Interest received 5,590,555 6,554,975 Net cash (used in)/generated from investing activities (53,617,431) 7,669,852 Cash flows from financing activities Board of Directors’ remuneration paid (1,080,000) (700,000) Dividends paid (8,960,366) (7,645,917) Net cash used in financing activities (10,040,366) (8,345,917) Net (decrease)/increase cash and cash equivalents (41,966,125) 5,866,817 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 73,608,744 67,741,927 Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year (Note 24) 31,642,619 73,608,744 The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 8 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 1 General information Ras Al Khaimah National Insurance Company P.S.C. - Ras Al Khaimah (the "Company") is a public shareholding company, incorporated in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah by Emiri decree No. 20 dated October 26, 1976 which was amended by Emiri decree No. 10 dated December 7, 1985 and Emiri decree No. 3 dated April 5, 1997 issued by H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and its dependencies. The Company is subject to the regulations of U.A.E. Federal Law No. 6 of 2007, concerning formation of Insurance Authority of UAE, and is registered in the Insurance Companies Register of Insurance Authority of U.A.E., under registration number 7. The address of the s Company'registered corporate office is P. O. Box 506, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The principal activity of the Company is to undertake all classes of insurance business including life assurance, saving and accumulation of funds and till date the Company has written general insurance policies only. The Company operates through its head office in Ras Al Khaimah and branch offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 2 Adoption of new and revised International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) 2.1 New and revised IFRSs applied with no material effect on the financial statements The following new and revised IFRSs have been adopted in these financial statements. The application of these new and revised IFRSs has not had any material impact on the amounts reported for the current and prior years but may affect the accounting for future transactions or arrangements. New and revised IFRSs Summary of requirement Amendments to IFRS 1 First-Time The amendments provide two exemptions when adopting IFRSs Adoption of International Financial for the first time relating to oil and gas assets, and the Reporting Standards – Additional determination as to whether an arrangement contains a lease. Exemptions for First-Time Adopters Amendments to IFRS 2 Share-Based The amendments clarify the scope of IFRS 2, as well as the Payment – Group Cash-Settled accounting for group cash-settled share-based payment Share-Based Payment Transactions transactions in the separate financial statements of an entity receiving the goods or services when another group entity or shareholder has the obligation to settle the award. Amendment to IFRS 3 (revised) Comprehensive revision on applying the acquisition method. Business Combinations and consequential amendments to IAS 27 (revised) and Separate Financial Statements, IAS 28 (revised) Investments in Associates and IAS 31 (revised) Interests in Joint Ventures Amendments to IFRS 5 Non-current The amendments clarify that all the assets and liabilities of a Assets Held for Sale and subsidiary should be classified as held for sale when the group is Discontinued Operations (as part of committed to a sale plan involving loss of control of that Improvements to IFRSs issued in subsidiary, regardless of whether the group will retain a non- 2008) controlling interest in the subsidiary after the sale. Amendments to IAS 39 Financial The amendments provide clarification on two aspects of hedge Instruments: Recognition and accounting: identifying inflation as a hedged risk or portion, and Measurement – Eligible Hedged hedging with options. Items RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 9 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 2. Adoption of new and revised International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) (continued) 2.1 New and revised IFRSs applied with no material effect on the financial statements (continued) IFRIC 17 Distributions of Non-Cash The Interpretation provides guidance on the appropriate Assets to Owners accounting treatment when an entity distributes assets other than cash as dividends to its shareholders. IFRIC 18 Transfers of Assets from The Interpretation addresses the accounting by recipients for Customers transfers of property, plant and equipment from ‘customers’ and concludes that when the item of property, plant and equipment transferred meets the definition of an asset from the perspective of the recipient, the recipient should recognise the asset at its fair value on the date of the transfer, with the credit being recognised as revenue in accordance with IAS 18 Revenue. Improvements to IFRSs issued in 2009 The application of Improvements to IFRSs issued in 2009 which amended IFRS 2, IFRS 5, IFRS 8, IAS 1, IAS 7, IAS 17, IAS 18, IAS 36, IAS 38, IAS 39, IFRIC 9 and IFRIC 16 has not had any material effect on amounts reported in the financial statements. 2.2 New and revised IFRSs in issue but not yet effective and not early adopted The Company has not applied the following new and revised IFRSs that have been issued but are not yet effective: Effective for annual periods New and revised IFRSs beginning on or after Amendments to IFRS 1 relating to Limited Exemption from 1 July 2010 Comparative IFRS 7 Disclosures for First-Time Adopters Amendments to IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures, 1 July 2011 relating to Disclosures on Transfers of Financial Assets IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (as amended in 2010) 1 January 2013 IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures (revised in 2009) 1 January 2011 Amendments to IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation, 1 February 2010 relating to Classification of Rights Issues Amendments to IFRIC 14 relating to Prepayments of a 1 January 2011 Minimum Funding Requirement IFRIC 19 Extinguishing Financial Liabilities with Equity 1 July 2010 Instruments RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 10 Notes to the financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 2. Adoption of new and revised International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) (continued) 2.2 New and revised IFRSs in issue but not yet effective and not early adopted (continued) Effective for annual periods New and revised IFRSs beginning on or after Improvements to IFRSs issued in 2010 covering amendments to 1 January 2011, except IFRS 3 IFRS 1, IFRS 3, IFRS 7, IAS 1, IAS 27, IAS 34 and IFRIC 13 and IAS 27 which are effective 1 July 2010 Deferred Tax: Recovery of Underlying Assets – Amendments to 1 January 2012 IAS 12: Income Taxes Amendment to IFRS 1: Removal of Fixed Dates for First-Time 1 July 2011 Adopters Amendment to IFRS 1: Severe Hyperinflation 1 July 2011 Management anticipates that these amendments will be adopted in the Company’s financial statements for the period beginning 1 January 2011 or as and when they are applicable and adoption of these standards and interpretations may have no material impact on the financial statements of the Company in the period of initial application. 3. Significant accounting policies 3.1 Statement of compliance The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and applicable requirements of U.A.E. Federal Law No. 8 of 1984 (as amended) and Federal Law No. 6 of 2007, concerning formation of Insurance Authority of U.A.E. 3.2 Basis of preparation The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis, except for the measurement at fair value of financial instruments that have been measured at fair value. Historical cost is generally based on the fair value of the consideration given in exchange for assets. The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below. 3.3 Insurance contracts 3.3.1 Definition The Company issues contracts that transfer insurance risk. Insurance contracts are those contracts that transfer significant insurance risk. 3.3.2 Recognition and measurement Insurance contracts are classified into two main categories, depending on the duration of risk and whether or not the terms and conditions are fixed. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 11 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.3 Insurance contracts (continued) 3.3.3 Short term insurance contracts These contracts are casualty and property insurance contracts. Casualty insurance contracts protect the Company’s customers against the risk of causing harm to third parties as a result of their legitimate activities. Damages covered include both contractual and non contractual events. Property insurance contracts mainly compensate the Company’s customers for damage suffered to their properties or for the value of property lost. Customers who undertake commercial activities on their premises could also receive compensation for the loss of earnings caused by the inability to use the insured properties in their business activities (business interruption cover). Short-duration life insurance contracts protect the Company’s customers from the consequences of events that would affect on the ability of the customer or customer’s dependents to maintain their current level of income. Guaranteed benefits paid on occurrence of the specified insurance event are either fixed or linked to the extent of the economic loss suffered by the policy holder. There are no maturity or surrender benefits. For all these insurance contracts, premiums are recognised as revenue (earned premiums) proportionally over the period of coverage. The portion of premium received on in-force contracts that relates to unexpired risks at the reporting date is reported as the unearned premium liability. Claims and loss adjustment expenses are charged to profit or loss as incurred based on the estimated liability for compensation owed to contract holders or third parties damaged by the contract holders. They include direct and indirect claims settlement costs and arise from events that have occurred up to the reporting date even if they have not yet been reported to the Company. The Company does not discount its liabilities for unpaid claims. Liabilities for unpaid claims are estimated using the input of assessments for individual cases reported to the Company and statistical analyses for the claims incurred but not reported, and to estimate the expected ultimate cost of more complex claims that may be affected by external factors (such as court decisions). 3.3.4 Reinsurance contracts Contracts entered into by the Company with reinsurers under which the Company is compensated for losses on one or more contracts issued by the Company and that meet the classification requirements for insurance contracts are classified as reinsurance contracts. Contracts that do not meet these classification requirements are classified as financial assets. Insurance contracts entered into by the Company under which the contract holder is another insurer are included with insurance contracts. The benefits to which the Company is entitled under its reinsurance contracts are recognised as reinsurance contract assets. These assets consist of short-term balances due from reinsurers, as well as longer term receivables that are dependent on the expected claims and benefits arising under the related reinsured insurance contracts. Amounts recoverable from or due to reinsurers are measured consistently with the amounts associated with the reinsured insurance contracts and in accordance with the terms of each reinsurance contract. Reinsurance liabilities are primarily premiums payable for reinsurance contracts and are recognised as an expense when due. The Company assesses its reinsurance contract assets for impairment on a regular basis. If there is objective evidence that the reinsurance contract asset is impaired, the Company reduces the carrying amount of the reinsurance contract assets to its recoverable amount and recognises that impairment loss in the profit or loss. The Company gathers the objective evidence that a reinsurance asset is impaired using the same process adopted for financial assets held at amortised cost. The impairment loss is also calculated following the same method used for these financial assets. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 12 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.3 Insurance contracts (continued) 3.3.5 Insurance contract liabilities Insurance contract liabilities towards outstanding claims are made for all claims intimated to the Company and still unpaid at the reporting date, in addition for claims incurred but not reported. The unearned premium considered in the insurance contract liabilities comprises the estimated proportion of the gross premiums written which relates to the periods of insurance subsequent to the reporting date and is maintained using the 25% and 40% method for marine and non-marine business respectively. The reinsurers’ portion towards the above outstanding claims, claims incurred but not reported and unearned premium is classified as reinsurance contract assets in the financial statements. 3.3.6 Policy acquisition costs Commissions and other acquisition costs that are related to securing new contracts and renewing existing contracts are charged to profit or loss when incurred. 3.3.7 Salvage and subrogation reimbursements Estimates of salvage and subrogation reimbursements are considered as an allowance in the measurement of the insurance liability for claims. 3.3.8 Liability adequacy test At the end of each reporting period, the Company assesses whether its recognised insurance liabilities are adequate using current estimates of future cash flows under its insurance contracts. If that assessment shows that the carrying amount of its insurance liabilities is inadequate in the light of estimated future cash flows, the entire deficiency is immediately recognised in profit or loss and an unexpired risk provision is created. 3.3.9 Receivables and payables related to insurance contracts Receivables and payables are recognised when due. These include amounts due to and from agents, brokers and insurance contract holders. If there is objective evidence that the insurance receivable is impaired, the Company reduces the carrying amount of the insurance receivable accordingly and recognises that impairment loss in profit or loss. 3.4 Revenue recognition 3.4.1 Insurance contract income Revenue from insurance contracts is measured under revenue recognition criteria stated under insurance contracts in these financial statements (see Note 3.3.3 above). 3.4.2 Interest income Interest income is accrued on a time basis, by reference to the principal outstanding and at the effective interest rate applicable, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the asset’s net carrying amount. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 13 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.4 Revenue recognition (continued) 3.4.3 Dividend income Dividend income from investments is recognised when the shareholders’ right to receive payment have been established. 3.4.4 Rental income Rental income from investment property which is leased under operating lease is recognised on an accrual basis over the term of the relevant lease. 3.5 General and administrative expenses 75% of general and administrative expenses for the year are allocated to insurance departments in proportion to each department’s share of written premiums. 3.6 Government grants Land granted by the Government is recognised at a nominal value where there is reasonable assurance that land will be received and the Company will comply with any attached conditions, where applicable. 3.7 Foreign currencies The financial statements of the Company are presented in the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Company operates (its functional currency). For the purpose of the financial statements, the results and financial position of the Company are expressed in Arab Emirates Dirhams (“AED”), which is the functional currency of the Company and the presentation currency for the financial statements. In preparing the financial statements of the Company, transactions in currencies other than the Company’s functional currency (foreign currencies) are recorded at the rates of exchange prevailing at the dates of the transactions. At the end of each reporting period, monetary items denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing at that date. Non-monetary items carried at fair value that are denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing at the date when the fair value was determined. Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are not retranslated. Exchange differences are recognised in profit or loss in the year in which they arise. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 14 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.8 Employee benefits 3.8.1 Defined contribution plan UAE national employees of the Company are members of the Government-managed retirement pension and social security benefit scheme pursuant to U.A.E. labour law no. 7 of 1999. The Company is required to contribute 12.5% of the “contribution calculation salary” of payroll costs to the retirement benefit scheme to fund the benefits. The employees and the Government contribute 5% and 2.5% of the “contribution calculation salary” respectively, to the scheme. The only obligation of the Company with respect to the retirement pension and social security scheme is to make the specified contributions. The contributions are charged to profit or loss. 3.8.2 Annual leave and leave passage An accrual is made for the estimated liability for employees' entitlement to annual leave and leave passage as a result of services rendered by eligible employees up to the end of the year. 3.8.3 Provision for employees’ end of service benefits Provision is also made for the full amount of end of service benefit due to non-UAE national employees in accordance with the UAE Labour Law and is based on current remuneration and their period of service at the end of the reporting period. The accrual relating to annual leave and leave passage is disclosed as a current liability, while the provision relating to end of service benefit is disclosed as a non-current liability. 3.9 Property and equipment Property and equipment are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and any identified impairment losses. Depreciation is charged so as to write off the cost of assets, over their estimated useful lives, using the straight-line method. The estimated useful lives, residual values and depreciation method are reviewed at each year end, with the effect of any changes in estimate accounted for on a prospective basis. The gain or loss arising on the disposal or retirement of an item of property and equipment is determined as the difference between the sales proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and is recognised in profit or loss. 3.10 Investment property Investment property is accounted under the cost model of IAS 40. Investment property is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and any identified impairment loss. Depreciation is charged so as to write off the cost of investment property, other than land, over the estimated useful lives of 25 years, using the straight- line method. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 15 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.11 Impairment of tangible assets At the end of each reporting period, the Company reviews the carrying amounts of its tangible assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered an impairment loss. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss (if any). Where it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of an individual asset, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs. Where a reasonable and consistent basis of allocation can be identified, corporate assets are also allocated to individual cash-generating units, or otherwise they are allocated to the smallest group of cash-generating units for which a reasonable and consistent allocation basis can be identified. Recoverable amount is the higher of fair value less costs to sell and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset for which the estimates of future cash flows have not been adjusted. If the recoverable amount of an asset (or cash-generating unit) is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset (cash-generating unit) is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognised immediately in profit or loss, unless the relevant asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the impairment loss is treated as a revaluation decrease. Where an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset (cash-generating unit) is increased to the revised estimate of its recoverable amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised for the asset (cash-generating unit) in prior years. A reversal of an impairment loss is recognised immediately in profit or loss, unless the relevant asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case the reversal of the impairment loss is treated as a revaluation increase. 3.12 Provisions Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation (legal or constructive) as a result of a past event, it is probable that the Company will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. The amount recognised as a provision is the best estimate of the consideration required to settle the present obligation at the end of the reporting period, taking into account the risks and uncertainties surrounding the obligation. Where a provision is measured using the cash flows estimated to settle the present obligation, its carrying amount is the present value of those cash flows. 3.13 Investment in associate An associate is an entity over which the Company has significant influence and that is neither a subsidiary nor an interest in a joint venture. Significant influence is the power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of the investee but is not control or joint control over those policies. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 16 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.13 Investment in associate (continued) The results and assets and liabilities of associates are incorporated in these financial statements using the equity method of accounting, except when the investment is classified as held for sale, in which case it is accounted for in accordance with IFRS 5 Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations. Under the equity method, an investment in an associate is initially recognised in the statement of financial s position at cost and adjusted thereafter to recognise the Company' share of the profit or loss and other s comprehensive income of the associate. When the Company' share of losses of an associate exceeds the s Company' interest in that associate (which includes any long-term interests that, in substance, form part of s the Company' net investment in the associate), the Company discontinues recognising its share of further losses. Additional losses are recognised only to the extent that the Company has incurred legal or constructive obligations or made payments on behalf of the associate. Any excess of the cost of acquisition over the Company’s share of the net fair value of the identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities of the associate recognised at the date of acquisition is recognised as goodwill. The goodwill is included within the carrying amount of the investment and is assessed for impairment as part of the investment. Any excess of the Company’s share of the net fair value of the identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities over the cost of acquisition, after reassessment, is recognised immediately in profit or loss. The requirements of IAS 39 are applied to determine whether it is necessary to recognise any impairment loss with respect to the Company’s investment in an associate. When necessary, the entire carrying amount of the investment (including goodwill) is tested for impairment in accordance with IAS 36 Impairment of Assets as a single asset by comparing its recoverable amount (higher of value in use and fair value less costs to sell) with its carrying amount. Any impairment loss recognised forms part of the carrying amount of the investment. Any reversal of that impairment loss is recognised in accordance with IAS 36 to the extent that the recoverable amount of the investment subsequently increases. 3.14 Financial assets All financial assets are recognised and derecognised on trade date where the purchase or sale of a financial asset is under a contract whose terms require delivery of the financial asset within the timeframe established by the market concerned, and are initially measured at fair value, plus transaction costs, except for those financial assets classified as at fair value through profit or loss, which are initially measured at fair value. Financial assets of the Company are classified into the following specified categories: cash and cash equivalents, financial assets ‘at fair value through profit or loss’ (FVTPL), ‘available-for-sale’ (AFS) financial assets and ‘loans and receivables’. The classification depends on the nature and purpose of the financial assets and is determined at the time of initial recognition. The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset and of allocating interest income over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset, or, where appropriate, a shorter period to the net carrying amount on initial recognition. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 17 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.14 Financial assets (continued) 3.14.1 Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand and demand deposits and other short-term highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to a known amount of cash and are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. 3.14.2 Financial assets at FVTPL Financial assets are classified as at FVTPL when the financial asset is either held for trading or it is designated as at FVTPL. A financial asset is classified as held for trading if: o it has been acquired principally for the purpose of selling it in the near term; or o on initial recognition it is part of a portfolio of identified financial instruments that the Company manages together and has a recent actual pattern of short-term profit-taking; or o it is a derivative that is not designated and effective as a hedging instrument. A financial asset other than a financial asset held for trading may be designated as at FVTPL upon initial recognition if: o such designation eliminates or significantly reduces a measurement or recognition inconsistency that would otherwise arise; or o the financial asset forms part of a group of financial assets or financial liabilities or both, which is managed and its performance is evaluated on a fair value basis, in accordance with the Company' s documented risk management or investment strategy, and information about the grouping is provided internally on that basis; or o it forms part of a contract containing one or more embedded derivatives, and IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement permits the entire combined contract (asset or liability) to be designated as at FVTPL. Financial assets at FVTPL are stated at fair value, with any gains or losses arising on remeasurement recognised in profit or loss. The net gain or loss recognised in profit or loss incorporates any dividend or interest earned on the financial asset and is included in the ‘investment and other income/loss’ line item in the income statement. Fair value is determined in the manner described in note 30. 3.14.3 AFS financial assets Listed shares held by the Company that are traded in an active market are classified as being AFS and are stated at fair value. The Company also has investments in unlisted shares that are not traded in an active market but are also classified as AFS financial assets and stated at fair value because Management considers that fair value can be reliably measured. Fair value is determined in the manner described in note 30. Gains and losses arising from changes in fair values are recognised in other comprehensive income and accumulated in the cumulative changes in fair values with the exception of impairment losses, which are recognised in profit or loss. Where the investment is disposed of or is determined to be impaired, the cumulative gain or loss previously accumulated in the cumulative changes in fair values is reclassified to profit or loss. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 18 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.14 Financial assets (continued) 3.14.4 Loans and receivables Insurance and other receivables that have fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market and statutory deposits are classified as ‘loans and receivables’. Loans and receivables are initially measured at fair value, plus transaction costs and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment. Interest income is recognised by applying the effective interest rate, except for short-term receivables when the recognition of interest would be immaterial. 3.14.5 Impairment of financial assets Financial assets, other than those at FVTPL, are assessed for indicators of impairment at the end of each reporting period. Financial assets are impaired where there is objective evidence that, as a result of one or more events that occurred after the initial recognition of the financial asset, the estimated future cash flows of the asset have been affected. For listed and unlisted equity investments classified as AFS, a significant or prolonged decline in the fair value of the security below its cost is considered to be objective evidence of impairment. For certain categories of financial asset, such as insurance receivables, assets that are assessed not to be impaired individually are, in addition, assessed for impairment on a collective basis. Objective evidence of impairment for a portfolio of receivables could include the Company’s past experience of collecting payments, an increase in the number of delayed payments in the portfolio past the average credit period of 90 days, as well as observable changes in national or local economic conditions that correlate with default on receivables. For financial assets carried at amortised cost, the amount of the impairment is the difference between the asset’s carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at the financial asset’s original effective interest rate. The carrying amount of the financial asset is reduced by the impairment loss directly for all financial assets with the exception of insurance receivables, where the carrying amount is reduced through the use of an allowance account. When an insurance receivable is considered uncollectible, it is written off against the allowance account. Subsequent recoveries of amounts previously written off are credited against the allowance account. Changes in the carrying amount of the allowance account are recognised in profit or loss. When an AFS financial asset is considered to be impaired, cumulative gains or losses previously recognised in other comprehensive income are reclassified to profit or loss. With the exception of AFS equity instruments, if, in a subsequent period, the amount of the impairment loss decreases and the decrease can be related objectively to an event occurring after the impairment was recognised, the previously recognised impairment loss is reversed through profit or loss to the extent that the carrying amount of the financial asset at the date the impairment is reversed does not exceed what the amortised cost would have been had the impairment not been recognised. In respect of AFS equity securities, impairment losses previously recognised in profit or loss are not reversed through profit or loss. Any increase in fair value subsequent to an impairment loss is recognised in other comprehensive income. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 19 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 3. Significant accounting policies (continued) 3.14 Financial assets (continued) 3.14.6 Derecognition of financial assets The Company derecognises a financial asset only when the contractual rights to the cash flows from the asset expire; or it transfers the financial asset and substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the asset to another entity. If the Company neither transfers nor retains substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership and continues to control the transferred asset, the Company recognises its retained interest in the asset and an associated liability for amounts it may have to pay. 3.15 Financial liabilities and equity instruments issued by the Company 3.15.1 Classification as debt or equity Debt and equity instruments are classified as either financial liabilities or as equity in accordance with the substance of the contractual arrangement. 3.15.2 Equity instruments An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of an entity after deducting all of its liabilities. Equity instruments issued by the Company are recorded at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs. 3.15.3 Financial liabilities Financial liabilities are classified as either financial liabilities ‘at FVTPL’ or ‘other financial liabilities’. 3.15.4 Other financial liabilities Insurance and other payables are classified as ‘other financial liabilities’ and are initially measured at fair value, net of transaction costs. Other financial liabilities are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, with interest expense recognised on an effective yield basis, except for short term payable when the recognition of interest would be immaterial. The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial liability and of allocating interest expense over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash payments through the expected life of the financial liability, or, where appropriate, a shorter period to the net carrying amount on initial recognition. 3.15.5 Derecognition of financial liabilities The Company derecognises financial liabilities when, and only when, the Company’s obligations are discharged, cancelled or they expire. 3.15.6 Dividend distribution Dividend distribution to the Company’s shareholders is recognised as a liability in the Company’s financial statements in the period in which the dividends are approved by the Company’s shareholders. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 20 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 4. Critical accounting judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty In the application of the Company’s accounting policies, which are described in Note 3 to these financial statements, management is required to make judgments, estimates and assumptions about the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors that are considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these estimates. The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only that period or in the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods. 4.1 Critical accounting judgements In the process of applying Company’s accounting policies, management is of the opinion that there is no instance of application of judgments which is expected to have a significant effect on the amounts recognised in the financial statements, apart from those involving estimations described below. 4.1.1 Classification of investments Management decides on acquisition of an investment whether it should be classified as FVTPL or available- for-sale. The Company classifies investments as FVTPL if they are acquired primarily for the purpose of making a short term profit by the dealers. Other investments are classified as available-for-sale. 4.1.2 Impairment of available-for-sale equity investments The Company determines that available-for-sale equity investments are impaired when there has been a significant or prolonged decline in the fair value below its cost. This determination of what is significant or prolonged requires judgement. In making this judgement, the Company evaluates among other factors, the normal volatility in share price. In addition, impairment may be appropriate when there is evidence of deterioration in the financial health of the investee, industry and sector performance, changes in technology, and operational and financing cash flows. Management has considered an amount of AED 5,624,014 (2009: AED 6,453,146) as impairment loss on available-for-sale investments for the year, based on the analysis of impairment test performed on available- for-sale investments. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 21 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 4. Critical accounting judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty (continued) 4.2 Key sources of estimation uncertainty The following are the key assumptions concerning the future, and other key sources of estimation uncertainty at the end of the reporting period, that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year. 4.2.1 The ultimate liability arising from claims made under insurance contracts The estimation of ultimate liability arising from the claims made under insurance contracts is the Company’s most critical accounting estimate. There are sources of uncertainty that need to be considered in the estimate of the liability that the Company will eventually pay for such claims. Estimates have to be made both for the expected ultimate cost of claims reported at the end of each reporting period and for the expected ultimate cost of claims incurred but not reported (“IBNR”) at the end of each reporting period. Liabilities for unpaid reported claims are estimated using the input of assessments for individual cases reported to the Company and management estimates based on past claims settlement trends for the claims incurred but not reported. At the end of each reporting period, prior year claims estimates are reassessed for adequacy and changes are made to the provision. 4.2.2 Impairment of insurance receivables An estimate of the collectible amount of insurance receivables is made when collection of the full amount is no longer probable. This determination of whether the insurance receivables are impaired, entails the Company evaluating the credit and liquidity position of the policyholders and the insurance companies, historical recovery rates including detailed investigations carried out during 2010 and feedback received from the legal department. The difference between the estimated collectible amount and the book amount is recognised as an expense in the profit or loss. Any difference between the amounts actually collected in the future periods and the amounts expected will be recognised in the profit or loss at the time of collection. 4.2.3 Liability adequacy test At end of each reporting period, liability adequacy tests are performed to ensure the adequacy of insurance contract liabilities. The Company makes use of the best estimates of future contractual cash flows and claims handling and administration expenses, as well as investment income from the assets backing such liabilities in evaluating the adequacy of the liability. Any deficiency is immediately charged to the profit or loss. 4.2.4 Valuation of unquoted equity investments Valuation of unquoted equity investments is normally based on recent market transactions on an arm’s length basis, fair value of another instrument that is substantially the same, expected cash flows discounted at current rates for similar instruments or other valuation models. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 22 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 5. Property and equipment Furniture Motor and fixtures vehicles Total AED AED AED Cost At 31 December 2008 2,211,041 885,000 3,096,041 Additions 152,094 49,000 201,094 Disposals (7,816) (40,000) (47,816) At 31 December 2009 2,355,319 894,000 3,249,319 Additions 208,848 440,760 649,608 Disposals (96,472) - (96,472) At 31 December 2010 2,467,695 1,334,760 3,802,455 Accumulated depreciation At 31 December 2008 1,858,697 757,625 2,616,322 Charge for the year 168,485 60,625 229,110 Eliminated on disposals (7,816) (40,000) (47,816) At 31 December 2009 2,019,366 778,250 2,797,616 Charge for the year 180,794 79,297 260,091 Eliminated on disposals (96,472) - (96,472) At 31 December 2010 2,103,688 857,547 2,961,235 Carrying amount At 31 December 2010 364,007 477,213 841,220 At 31 December 2009 335,953 115,750 451,703 At 31 December 2010, the cost of fully depreciated property and equipment that was still in use amounted to AED 2,551,441 (31 December 2009: AED 2,388,913). The useful lives considered in the calculation of depreciation for all the assets are 4 years. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 23 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 6. Investment property Land Buildings Total AED AED AED Cost At 31 December 2008, 2009 and 2010 3,500,000 5,332,564 8,832,564 Accumulated depreciation At 31 December 2008 - 1,632,025 1,632,025 Charge for the year - 194,765 194,765 At 31 December 2009 - 1,826,790 1,826,790 Charge for the year - 194,765 194,765 At 31 December 2010 - 2,021,555 2,021,555 Carrying amount At 31 December 2010 3,500,000 3,311,009 6,811,009 At 31 December 2009 3,500,000 3,505,774 7,005,774 The useful life considered in the calculation of depreciation of the building is 25 years. The property rental income earned by the Company from investment property, and the direct operating expenses related to the investment property are as follows: 2010 2009 AED AED Rental income 567,629 671,080 Direct operating expenses (202,663) (194,987) Income from investment property (Note 21) 364,966 476,093 The investment property is located in United Arab Emirates. Investment property includes one plot of land in Ras Al Khaimah which is granted by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah and is recorded at a nominal value of AED 1. Fair value of investment property at 31 December 2010 amounted to AED 17.3 million (2009: AED 17.3 million) as estimated by management. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 24 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 7. Investments in associate 2010 2009 AED AED Balance at the beginning of the year 32,293,945 30,220,003 Share of profit for the year 1,909,889 3,006,559 Share of other comprehensive income for the year 920,650 1,567,383 Dividends received (2,500,000) (2,500,000) Balance at the end of the year 32,624,484 32,293,945 Details of the Company’s associate at 31 December 2010 is as follows: Name Place of Proportion Proportion of incorporation and of ownership of voting Principal associate operation interest power held activity United Insurance Co. P.S.C. United Arab 20% 20% Insurance Emirates Summarised financial information of the Company’s associate is set out below: 2010 2009 AED AED Total assets 307,687,316 307,724,451 Total liabilities (144,564,894) (146,254,724) Net assets 163,122,422 161,469,727 Company’s share of associate’s net assets 32,624,484 32,293,945 2010 2009 AED AED Revenue 120,925,992 121,797,888 Profit for the year 9,549,444 15,032,791 Company’s share of associate’s profit for the year 1,909,889 3,006,559 Fair value of the investment in associate as at 31 December 2010 was AED 50 million (2009:AED 37.50 million). RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 25 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 8. Available-for-sale investments 2010 2009 AED AED Movements: Fair value at the beginning of the year 11,735,869 15,156,259 Disposal during the year - (3,362,054) Impairment loss recognised during the year (2,063,102) (127,500) Changes in fair values during the year 808,364 69,164 Fair value at the end of the year 10,481,131 11,735,869 Impairment loss: Impaired during the year 2,063,102 127,500 Reclassification adjustments from cumulative changes in fair values reserve relating to available-for-sale investments impaired during the year 3,560,912 6,325,648 5,624,014 6,453,148 Available-for-sale investments are held in listed and unlisted entities in United Arab Emirates. 9. Statutory deposit 2010 2009 AED AED Statutory deposit maintained in accordance with Article 42 of U.A.E., Federal Law No. 6 of 2007 10,000,000 10,000,000 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 26 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 10. Insurance contract liabilities and re-insurance contract assets 2010 2009 AED AED Gross Insurance contract liabilities: Claims reported unsettled 119,517,809 125,701,807 Claims incurred but not reported 5,975,889 6,285,090 Unearned premiums 56,816,377 52,397,480 Total insurance contract liabilities, gross 182,310,075 184,384,377 Recoverable from re-insurers Claims reported unsettled 64,469,973 70,457,187 Claims incurred but not reported 3,223,499 3,522,859 Unearned premiums 25,784,863 27,839,213 Total re-insurers’ share of insurance liabilities 93,478,335 101,819,259 Net Claims reported unsettled 55,047,836 55,244,620 Claims incurred but not reported 2,752,390 2,762,231 Unearned premiums 31,031,514 24,558,267 88,831,740 82,565,118 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 27 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 10. Insurance contract liabilities and re-insurance contract assets (continued) Movements in the insurance contract liabilities and re-insurance contract assets during the year were as follows: Year ended 31 December 2010 Year ended 31 December 2009 Gross Reinsurance Net Gross Reinsurance Net AED AED AED AED AED AED Claims Notified claims 125,701,807 (70,457,187) 55,244,620 124,182,915 (80,339,412) 43,843,503 Incurred but not reported 6,285,090 (3,522,859) 2,762,231 6,209,145 (4,016,971) 2,192,174 Total at the beginning of the year 131,986,897 (73,980,046) 58,006,851 130,392,060 (84,356,383) 46,035,677 Claims settled during the year (95,901,016) 35,210,261 (60,690,755) (110,972,719) 67,567,583 (43,405,136) Increase in liabilities 89,407,817 (28,923,687) 60,484,130 112,567,556 (57,191,246) 55,376,310 Total at the end of the year 125,493,698 (67,693,472) 57,800,226 131,986,897 (73,980,046) 58,006,851 Notified claims 119,517,809 (64,469,973) 55,047,836 125,701,807 (70,457,187) 55,244,620 Incurred but not reported 5,975,889 (3,223,499) 2,752,390 6,285,090 (3,522,859) 2,762,231 Total at the end of the year 125,493,698 (67,693,472) 57,800,226 131,986,897 (73,980,046) 58,006,851 Unearned premium Total at the beginning of the year 52,397,480 (27,839,213) 24,558,267 43,294,537 (27,529,434) 15,765,103 Increase during the year 52,016,377 (25,784,863) 26,231,514 52,397,480 (27,839,213) 24,558,267 Release during the year (47,597,480) 27,839,213 (19,758,267) (43,294,537) 27,529,434 (15,765,103) Net increase during the year (Note 20) 4,418,897 2,054,350 6,473,247 9,102,943 (309,779) 8,793,164 Total at the end of the year 56,816,377 (25,784,863) 31,031,514 52,397,480 (27,839,213) 24,558,267 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 28 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 11. Financial assets at FVTPL 2010 2009 AED AED Fair value at the beginning of the year 3,051,021 2,767,923 Change in fair value during the year (65,527) 283,098 Fair value at the end of the year 2,985,494 3,051,021 The above investments are held in funds with local banks in United Arab Emirates. 12. Insurance and other receivables 2010 2009 AED AED Receivables arising from insurance and re-insurance contracts Due from policy holders 86,650,800 72,273,994 Allowance for doubtful debts (1,925,000) (1,925,000) 84,725,800 70,348,994 Due from local insurance companies 12,171,663 8,341,750 Due from foreign insurance companies 3,876,954 13,650,463 Due from brokers 279,555 259,492 Other receivables Staff receivables 258,614 315,358 Refundable deposits 669,881 205,278 Other receivables 4,577,813 1,753,166 106,560,280 94,874,501 The average credit period on insurance receivables is 90 days. No interest is charged and no collateral is taken on insurance receivables. Due from policyholders outstanding more than 365 days are provided for based on estimated irrecoverable amounts determined by reference to past default experience. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 29 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 12. Insurance and other receivables (continued) Due from policyholders – aging of past due but not impaired: 2010 2009 AED AED 90 – 180 days 19,702,472 17,670,953 181 – 270 days 17,457,497 7,871,838 271 – 365 days 7,159,174 6,747,610 Above 365 days 11,175,320 9,283,462 55,494,463 41,573,863 Due from policy holders – aging of impaired: 2010 2009 AED AED Above 180 days 1,925,000 1,925,000 Before accepting any new customer, the Company assesses the potential customer’s credit quality and defines credit limits by customer. Of the due from policyholders balance at the end of year, AED 8,349,541 (2009: AED 3,331,691) is due from the Company’s largest customer. In determining the recoverability of an insurance receivable, the Company considers any change in the credit quality of the insurance receivable from the date credit was initially granted up to the reporting date. The concentration of credit risks is limited due to the customer base being large and unrelated. Accordingly, management believes that no provision is required in excess of the allowance for doubtful debts. 13. Bank balances and cash 2010 2009 AED AED Cash on hand 18,584 35,934 Bank balances: Current accounts 1,432,908 1,350,769 Call accounts 11,280,381 12,118,941 Fixed deposits 126,883,376 106,411,402 139,615,249 119,917,046 Bank balances are maintained with banks in United Arab Emirates. Fixed deposit of AED 300,000 (2009: AED 300,000) is under lien in respect of carrying out commercial activities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 30 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 14. Share capital 2010 2009 AED AED Issued and fully paid: 100 million ordinary shares of AED 1 each (31 December 2009: 90 million ordinary shares of AED 1 each) 100,000,000 90,000,000 During the year, share capital of the Company was increased by AED 10 million (2009:AED 10 million) by issuing bonus shares. 15. Statutory reserve In accordance with U.A.E. Federal Commercial Companies Law Number 8 of 1984, as amended, the Company has established a statutory reserve by appropriation of 10% of profit for each year. The transfer to this reserve may be suspended when the reserve equals 50% of the paid up share capital. This reserve is not available for distribution except as stipulated by the Law. 16. Special reserve In accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association, an amount equal to 10% of profit for the year is transferred to a special reserve. This reserve can be used for specific purposes to be decided upon by the Company’s shareholders based on the recommendations of the Board of Directors. Transfers to this reserve are required to be made until such time as it equals 20% of the Company’s paid up capital. 17. General reserve The general reserve is established through transfers from profit for the year as recommended by the Board of Directors and approved by the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting. 18. Provision for employees’ end of service indemnity Movements in the net liability were as follows: 2010 2009 AED AED Balance at the beginning of the year 3,182,849 2,523,004 Amounts charged to income during the year 695,336 723,280 Amounts paid during the year (77,034) (63,435) Balance at the end of the year 3,801,151 3,182,849 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 31 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 19. Insurance and other payables 2010 2009 AED AED Payables arising from insurance and re-insurance contracts: Trade payables 12,666,713 10,687,638 Due to local insurance companies 8,826,445 5,323,026 Due to foreign insurance companies 2,929,983 3,582,629 Due to brokers 7,635,368 6,008,709 Insurance related accruals 3,567,074 2,907,529 Other payables: Other accruals 1,632,233 685,342 Unclaimed dividends 799,964 760,330 Provision for staff bonus 3,439,426 3,681,909 Sundry payables 2,419,299 2,612,177 43,916,505 36,249,289 20. Net insurance premium revenue 2010 2009 AED AED Gross premium written Gross premium written 175,262,493 170,046,954 Change in unearned premium (Note 10) (4,418,897) (9,102,943) 170,843,596 160,944,011 Re-insurance premium ceded Re-insurance premium ceded (66,214,818) (71,352,720) Change in unearned premium (Note 10) (2,054,350) 309,779 (68,269,168) (71,042,941) Net insurance premium revenue 102,574,428 89,901,070 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 32 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 21. Investment and other income 2010 2009 AED AED Investment income/(loss) Interests on bank fixed deposits 5,939,983 6,417,717 Income from investment property 364,966 476,093 Loss on disposal of available-for-sale investments - (950,591) Dividends from available-for-sale investments 239,543 293,942 Impairment loss on available-for-sale investments (Note 8) (5,624,014) (6,453,148) Unrealised (loss)/gain on financial assets at FVTPL (65,527) 283,098 854,951 67,111 Other income Other miscellaneous income 47,776 304,425 902,727 371,536 22. Profit for the year Profit for the year has been arrived at after charging the following expenses: 2010 2009 AED AED Staff costs 9,280,265 8,551,335 Depreciation of property and equipment 260,091 229,110 Depreciation of investment property 194,765 194,765 23. Basic earnings per share 2010 2009 Profit for the year (AED) 20,826,942 19,148,014 Number of shares 100,000,000 100,000,000 Basic earnings per share (in AED) 0.21 0.19 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 33 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 23. Basic earnings per share (continued) Basic earnings per share have been calculated by dividing the profit for the year by the number of shares outstanding as at the end of the reporting period. The denominator for the purpose of calculating basic earnings per share for 2009 has been adjusted to reflect the capitalisation of bonus shares issued during the current year (see Note 14). 24. Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year as shown in the cash flow statement can be reconciled to the related items in the statement of financial position as follows: 2010 2009 AED AED Bank balances and cash (Note 13) 139,615,249 119,917,046 Bank fixed deposits with maturity greater than three months (107,672,630) (46,008,302) Bank fixed deposit under lien (300,000) (300,000) 31,642,619 73,608,744 25. Proposed dividends and Board of Directors’ remuneration 2010 2009 AED AED Cash dividends – AED 15 fils per share (2009: AED 10 fils per share) 15,000,000 9,000,000 Bonus shares - Nil (2009:1 share for each 9 shares) - 10,000,000 15,000,000 19,000,000 Dividend per share 0.15 0.21 Board of Directors’ remuneration 1,140,000 1,080,000 The proposed dividends above are subject to the approval of the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting and has not been included as a liability in the financial statements. During the year, cash dividend of AED 10 fils per share (2009: AED 10 fils per share) was paid to the Shareholders in addition to the bonus shares. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 34 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 26. Related party transactions Related parties include the Company’s major Shareholders, Directors and businesses controlled by them and their families over which they exercise significant management influence as well as key management personnel. At the end of the reporting period, amounts due from/to related parties included in due from/to policy holders were as follows: 2010 2009 AED AED Due from policyholders 881,121 802,664 Due to policyholders 8,063,768 5,584 The amounts outstanding are unsecured and will be settled in cash. No guarantees have been received and no expense has been recognised in the year for bad or doubtful debts in respect of the amounts owed by related parties. Transactions: During the year, the Company entered into the following transactions with related parties: 2010 2009 AED AED Gross premium 9,522,826 10,271,182 Claims paid 8,042,659 1,108,500 Premiums are charged to related parties at rates agreed with management. Compensation of Board of Directors’/key management personnel 2010 2009 AED AED Short-term benefits 1,080,000 1,080,000 Long-term benefits 105,000 263,000 Board of Directors’ remuneration paid 1,080,000 700,000 The remuneration of Board of Directors’ is subject to approval by the Shareholders’ and as per limits set by the Commercial Companies Law No. 8 of 1984, as amended. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 35 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 27. Contingent liabilities 2010 2009 AED AED Letter of guarantees 10,300,000 10,300,000 28. Insurance risk The risk under any one insurance contract is the possibility that the insured event occurs and the uncertainty of the amount of the resulting claim. By the nature of an insurance contract, this risk is random and therefore unpredictable. For a portfolio of insurance contracts where the theory of probability is applied to pricing and provisioning, the principal risk that the Company faces under its insurance contracts is that the actual claims and benefit payments exceed the estimated amount of the insurance liabilities. This could occur because the frequency or severity of claims and benefits are greater than estimated. Insurance events are random and the actual number and amount of claims and benefits will vary from year to year from the estimate established using statistical techniques. Experience shows that the larger the portfolio of similar insurance contracts, the smaller the relative variability about the expected outcome will be. In addition, a more diversified portfolio is less likely to be affected across the board by a change in any subset of the portfolio. The Company has developed its insurance underwriting strategy to diversify the type of insurance risks accepted and within each of these categories to achieve a sufficiently large population of risks to reduce the variability of the expected outcome. The Company manages risks through its underwriting strategy, adequate reinsurance arrangements and proactive claims handling. The underwriting strategy attempts to ensure that the underwritten risks are well diversified in terms of type and amount of risk, industry and geography. Underwriting limits are in place to enforce appropriate risk selection criteria. 28.1 Frequency and severity of claims The Company has the right not to renew individual policies, re-price the risk, it can impose deductibles and it has the right to reject the payment of a fraudulent claim. Insurance contracts also entitle the Company to pursue third parties for payment of some or all costs (for example, subrogation). Property insurance contracts are underwritten by reference to the commercial replacement value of the properties and contents insured, and claim payment limits are always included to cap the amount payable on occurrence of the insured event. Cost of rebuilding properties, of replacement or indemnity for contents and time taken to restart operations for business interruption are the key factors that influence the level of claims under these policies. Property insurance contracts are subdivided into four risk categories: fire, business interruption, weather damage and theft. The insurance risk arising from these contracts is not concentrated in any of the territories in which the Company operates, and there is a balance between commercial and personal properties in the overall portfolio of insured buildings. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 36 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 28. Insurance risk (continued) 28.1 Frequency and severity of claims (continued) The reinsurance arrangements include excess and catastrophe coverage. The effect of such reinsurance arrangements is that the Company should not suffer net insurance losses of a set limit of AED 300,000 in any one policy. The Company has survey units dealing with the mitigation of risks surrounding claims. This unit investigates and recommends ways to improve risk claims. The risks are reviewed individually at least once in 3 years and adjusted to reflect the latest information on the underlying facts, current law, jurisdiction, contractual terms and conditions, and other factors. The Company actively manages and pursues early settlements of claims to reduce its exposure to unpredictable developments. 28.2 Sources of uncertainty in the estimation of future claim payments Claims on insurance contracts are payable on a claims-occurrence basis. The Company is liable for all insured events that occurred during the term of the contract, even if the loss is discovered after the end of the contract term. As a result, liability claims are settled over a long period of time and an element of the claims provision includes incurred but not reported claims (IBNR). The estimation of IBNR is generally subject to a greater degree of uncertainty than the estimation of the cost of settling claims already notified to the Company, where information about the claim event is available. IBNR claims may not be apparent to the insured until many years after the event that gave rise to the claims. For some insurance contracts, the IBNR proportion of the total liability is high and will typically display greater variations between initial estimates and final outcomes because of the greater degree of difficulty of estimating these liabilities. In estimating the liability for the cost of reported claims not yet paid, the Company considers information available from loss adjusters and information on the cost of settling claims with similar characteristics in previous periods. Large claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis or projected separately in order to allow for the possible distortive effect of their development and incidence on the rest of the portfolio. The estimated cost of claims includes direct expenses to be incurred in settling claims, net of the expected subrogation value and other recoveries. The Company takes all reasonable steps to ensure that it has appropriate information regarding its claims exposures. However, given the uncertainty in establishing claims provisions, it is likely that the final outcome will prove to be different from the original liability established. The amount of insurance claims is particularly sensitive to the level of court awards and to the development of legal precedent on matters of contract and tort. Insurance contracts are also subject to the emergence of new types of latent claims, but no allowance is included for this at the end of the reporting period. Where possible, the Company adopts multiple techniques to estimate the required level of provisions. This provides a greater understanding of the trends inherent in the experience being projected. The projections given by various methodologies also assist in estimating the range of possible outcomes. The most appropriate estimation technique is selected taking into account the characteristics of the business class and the extent of the development of each accident year. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 37 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 28. Insurance risk (continued) 28.2 Sources of uncertainty in the estimation of future claim payments (continued) In calculating the estimated cost of unpaid claims (both reported and not), the Company’s estimation techniques are a combination of loss-ratio-based estimates and an estimate based upon actual claims experience using predetermined formulae where greater weight is given to actual claims experience as time passes. The initial loss-ratio estimate is an important assumption in the estimation technique and is based on previous years’ experience, adjusted for factors such as premium rate changes, anticipated market experience and historical claims inflation. The initial estimate of the loss ratios used for the current year (before reinsurance) are analysed below by type of risk where the insured operates for current and prior year premiums earned. Type of risk 2010 2009 Motor 59% 80% Non-Motor 54% 65% 28.3 Process used to decide on assumptions The risks associated with the insurance contracts are complex and subject to a number of variables that complicate quantitative sensitivity analysis. Internal data is derived mostly from the Company’s quarterly claims reports and screening of the actual insurance contracts carried out at the end of the reporting period to derive data for the contracts held. The Company has reviewed the individual contracts and in particular the industries in which the insured companies operate and the actual exposure years of claims. This information is used to develop scenarios related to the latency of claims that are used for the projections of the ultimate number of claims. The choice of selected results for each accident year of each class of business depends on an assessment of the technique that has been most appropriate to observed historical developments. In certain instances, this has meant that different techniques or combinations of techniques have been selected for individual accident years or groups of accident years within the same class of business. 28.4 Concentration of insurance risk Substantially all of the Company’s underwriting activities are carried out in the United Arab Emirates. The insurance risk before and after reinsurance in relation to the motor and non-motor insurance risk accepted is summarised below: 2010 2009 Type of risk Type of risk Motor Non-Motor Total Motor Non-Motor Total AED’000 AED’000 AED’000 AED’000 AED’000 AED’000 Gross 361,183 38,043,061 38,404,244 467,825 37,010,578 37,478,403 Net 317,002 11,132,308 11,449,310 441,262 9,412,255 9,853,517 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 38 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 28. Insurance risk (continued) 28.5 Reinsurance risk In common with other insurance companies, in order to minimise financial exposure arising from large insurance claims, the Company, in the normal course of business, enters into arrangement with other parties for reinsurance purposes. To minimise its exposure to significant losses from reinsurer insolvencies, the Company evaluates the financial condition of its reinsurers and monitors concentrations of credit risk arising from similar geographic regions, activities or economic characteristics of the reinsurers. Reinsurance ceded contracts do not relieve the Company from its obligations to policyholders. The Company remains liable to its policyholders for the portion reinsured to the extent that any reinsurer does not meet the obligations assumed under the reinsurance agreements. 28.6 Sensitivity of underwriting profits and losses The contribution by the insurance operations in the profit of the Company amounts to AED 22.3 million for the year ended 31 December 2010 (2009: AED 19.5 million). The Company does not foresee any major impact from insurance operations due to the following reasons: a) The Company has an overall risk retention level of 62% (2009: 55%) and the same is mainly contributed by one class of business i.e., Motor line wherein the retention level is 88%. However, in this class the liabilities are adequately covered by excess of loss reinsurance programs to guard against major financial impact. b) The Company has gross commission earnings is 28.1% (2009: 34.2%) of the net insurance profit. These commissions arise primarily from the reinsurance placements and are a consistent and recurring source of income. c) Because of low risk retention in 21.9% (2009: 21.4%) of the business volume and the limited exposure in high retention areas like motor, the Company is comfortable to maintain a net loss ratio in the region of 60% - 70% and does not foresee any serious financial impact in the insurance net profit. 29. Capital risk management The Company’s objectives when managing capital are: • to comply with the insurance capital requirements required by United Arab Emirates Federal Law No. 6 of 2007, concerning formation of Insurance Authority of United Arab Emirates. Management considers the quantitative threshold of 10% - 15% sufficient to maximise the Shareholders'return and to support the capital required; RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 39 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 29. Capital risk management (continued) • to safeguard the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern so that it can continue to provide returns to the Shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders; and • to provide an adequate return to the Shareholders by pricing insurance contracts commensurately with the level of risk. In United Arab Emirates, the local insurance regulator specifies the minimum amount and type of capital that must be held by the Company in addition to its insurance liabilities. The minimum required capital (presented in the table below) must be maintained at all times throughout the year. The Company is subject to local insurance solvency regulations with which it has complied with during the year. The Company has incorporated in its policies and procedures the necessary tests to ensure continuous and full compliance with such regulations. The table below summarises the minimum regulatory capital of the Company and the total capital held. 2010 2009 AED AED Total capital held 100,000,000 90,000,000 Minimum regulatory capital 100,000,000 100,000,000 30. Financial instruments The Company is exposed to a range of financial risks through its financial assets, financial liabilities, reinsurance assets and insurance liabilities. In particular, the key financial risk is that in the long-term its investment proceeds are not sufficient to fund the obligations arising from its insurance and investment contracts. The most important components of this financial risk are interest rate risk, equity price risk, foreign currency risk and credit risk. These risks arise from open positions in interest rate, currency and equity products, all of which are exposed to general and specific market movements. The risks that the Company primarily faces due to the nature of its investments and financial assets are interest rate risk and equity price risk. 30.1 Significant accounting policies Details of the significant accounting policies and methods adopted, including the criteria for recognition, the basis of measurement and the basis on which income and expenses are recognised, in respect of each class of financial asset, financial liability and equity instrument are disclosed in note 3 to the financial statements. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 40 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.2 Categories of financial instruments Financial Available-for- Loans and assets at sale receivables FVTPL investments Total AED AED AED AED 31 December 2010 Financial assets Available-for-sale investments - - 10,481,131 10,481,131 Financial assets at FVTPL - 2,985,494 - 2,985,494 Insurance and other receivables 106,560,280 - - 106,560,280 Statutory deposits 10,000,000 - - 10,000,000 Bank balances and cash 139,615,249 - - 139,615,249 256,175,529 2,985,494 10,481,131 269,642,154 Other financial liabilities AED Financial liabilities Insurance and other payables 43,916,505 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 41 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.2 Categories of financial instruments (continued) Financial Loans and assets at Available-for- receivables FVTPL sale Total AED AED AED AED 31 December 2009 Financial assets Available-for-sale investments - - 11,735,869 11,735,869 Financial assets at FVTPL - 3,051,021 - 3,051,021 Insurance and other receivables 94,874,501 - - 94,874,501 Statutory deposits 10,000,000 - - 10,000,000 Bank balances and cash 119,917,046 - - 119,917,046 Total financial assets 224,791,547 3,051,021 11,735,869 239,578,437 Other financial liabilities AED Financial liabilities Insurance and other payables 36,249,289 Management considers that the carrying amounts of financial assets and financial liabilities recognised at amortised cost in the financial statements approximate their fair values. The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities are determined as follows; • The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities with standard terms and conditions and traded on active liquid markets are determined with reference to quoted market prices. • The fair values of other financial assets and financial liabilities are determined in accordance with generally accepted pricing models based on discounted cash flow analysis using prices from observable current market transactions and dealer quotes for similar instruments. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 42 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.2 Categories of financial instruments (continued) The following table provides an analysis of financial instruments that are measured subsequent to initial recognition at fair value, grouped into Levels 1 to 3 based on the degree to which the fair value is observable: • Level 1 fair value measurements are those derived from quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities; • Level 2 fair value measurements are those derived from inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices); and • Level 3 fair value measurements are those derived from valuation techniques that include inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs). Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total AED AED AED AED 31 December 2010 Financial assets at FVTPL 2,985,494 - - 2,985,494 Available-for-sale financial assets Quoted equity instruments 10,226,131 - - 10,226,131 Unquoted equity instruments - - 255,000 255,000 13,211,625 - 255,000 13,466,625 31 December 2009 Financial assets at FVTPL 3,051,021 - - 3,051,021 Available-for-sale financial assets Quoted equity instruments 11,353,369 - - 11,353,369 Unquoted equity instruments - - 382,500 382,500 14,404,390 - 382,500 14,786,890 There were no transfers between each of level during the year. There are no financial liabilities which should be measured at faire value and accordingly no disclosure is made in the above table. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 43 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.2 Categories of Financial instruments (continued) Reconciliation of Level 3 fair value measurements of financial assets; Available-for-sale unquoted equity 2010 2009 AED AED Balance at the beginning of the year 382,500 510,000 Impairment loss charged to profit during the year (127,500) (127,500) Balance at the end of the year 255,000 382,500 30.3 Market risk The Company’s activities expose it primarily to the financial risks of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and equity price risk. Market risk exposures are measured using sensitivity analysis. There has been no change to the Company’s exposure to market risks or the manner in which it manages and measures the market risk. 30.4 Foreign currency risk There are no significant exchange rate risks as substantially all financial assets and financial liabilities are denominated in Arab Emirates Dirhams, other G.C.C. currencies or US Dollars to which the Dirham is fixed. 30.5 Credit risk Credit risk refers to the risk that a counter party will default on its contractual obligations resulting in financial loss to the Company. Key areas where the Company is exposed to credit risk are: • reinsurers’ share of insurance liabilities; • amounts due from reinsurers in respect of claims already paid; • amounts due from insurance contract holders; and • amounts due from insurance intermediaries; The Company has adopted a policy of dealing with creditworthy counterparties as a means of mitigating the risk of financial loss from defaults. The Company’s exposure and the credit ratings of its counterparties are continuously monitored and the aggregate value of transactions concluded is spread amongst approved counterparties. Credit exposure is controlled by counterparty limits that are reviewed and approved by management annually. Reinsurance is used to manage insurance risk. This does not, however, discharge the Company’s liability as primary insurer. If a reinsurer fails to pay a claim for any reason, the Company remains liable for the payment to the policy holder. The creditworthiness of reinsurers is considered on an annual basis by reviewing their financial strength prior to finalisation of any contract. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 44 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.5 Credit risk (continued) The Company maintains records of the payment history for significant contract holders with whom it conducts regular business. The exposure to individual counterparties is also managed by other mechanisms, such as the right of offset where counterparties are both debtors and creditors of the Company. Management information reported to the Company includes details of provisions for impairment on insurance receivables and subsequent write-offs. Exposures to individual policyholders and groups of policy holders are collected within the ongoing monitoring of the controls. Where there exists significant exposure to individual policyholders, or homogenous groups of policy holders, a financial analysis equivalent to that conducted for reinsurers is carried out by the Company. Insurance receivables consist of a large number of customers, spread across diverse industries and geographical areas. Ongoing credit evaluation is performed on the financial condition of insurance receivable. The Company does not have any significant credit risk exposure to any single counterparty or any group of counterparties having similar characteristics. The Company defines counterparties as having similar characteristics if they are related entities. Concentration of credit risk did not exceed 10% of gross monetary assets at any time during the year. The credit risk on liquid funds is limited because the counterparties are banks registered in the United Arab Emirates. The carrying amount of financial assets recorded in the financial statements, which is net of impairment losses, represents the Company’s maximum exposure to credit risk. 30.6 Liquidity risk Ultimate responsibility for liquidity risk management rests with management, which has built an appropriate liquidity risk management framework for the management of the Company’s short, medium and long-term funding and liquidity management requirements. The Company manages liquidity risk by maintaining adequate reserves by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows and matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 45 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.6 Liquidity risk (continued) Less than 30-90 90-180 After 180 30 days days days days Total 31 December 2010 AED AED AED AED AED Financial assets Available-for-sale investments - - - 10,481,131 10,481,131 Insurance and other receivables 26,640,000 31,968,000 37,296,000 10,656,280 106,560,280 Financial assets at FVTPL 2,985,494 - - - 2,985,494 Statutory deposits - - - 10,000,000 10,000,000 Bank balances and cash – non-interest bearing 1,451,492 - - - 1,451,492 Bank balances and cash – interest bearing 11,280,381 18,910,708 107,553,544 419,124 138,163,757 42,357,367 50,878,708 144,849,544 31,556,535 269,642,154 Financial liabilities Insurance and other payables - 43,916,505 - - 43,916,505 31 December 2009 Less than 30-90 90-180 After 30 days days days 180 days Total Financial assets AED AED AED AED AED Available-for-sale investments - - - 11,735,869 11,735,869 Insurance and other receivables 37,950,000 28,460,000 18,975,000 9,489,501 94,874,501 Financial assets at FVTPL 3,051,021 - - - 3,051,021 Statutory deposits - - - 10,000,000 10,000,000 Bank balances and cash – non-interest bearing 1,386,703 - - - 1,386,703 Bank balances and cash – interest bearing 12,118,941 79,873,394 26,238,008 300,000 118,530,343 54,506,665 108,333,394 45,213,008 31,525,370 239,578,437 Financial liabilities Insurance and other payables - 36,249,289 - - 36,249,289 RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 46 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 30. Financial instruments (continued) 30.7 Interest risk The Company’s exposure to interest rate risk relates to its bank deposits. At 31 December 2010, bank deposits carried an interest rate in the range of 3% to 5% per annum (31 December 2009: 4% to 5.6% per annum). If interest rates had been 50 basis points lower/higher through out the year and all other variables were held constant, the Company’s profit for the year ended 31 December 2010 and total equity as at 31 December 2010 would decrease/increase by approximately AED 633,237 (2009: decrease/increase by AED 557,000). The Company’s sensitivity to interest rates has not changed significantly from the prior year. 30.8 Equity price risk 30.8.1 Sensitivity analysis At the end of the reporting period, if the equity prices are 10% higher/lower as per the assumptions mentioned below and all the other variables were held constant the Company’s: • profit would have increased/decreased by AED 84,549 (2009: AED 28,000) in the case of investments held for trading. • other comprehensive income would have increased/decreased by AED 755,495 (2009: AED 1.18 million) in the case of available-for-sale investments. 30.8.2 Method and assumptions used for sensitivity analysis • The sensitivity analysis has been done based on the exposure to equity price risk as at the end of the reporting period. • As at the end of the reporting period, if equity prices are 10% higher/lower on the market value uniformly for all equity instruments while all other variables are held constant, the impact on profit or loss and other comprehensive income has been shown above. • A 10% change in equity prices has been used to give a realistic assessment as a plausible event. 31. Segment information The Company is organised into two main business segments: Underwriting of general insurance business incorporating all classes of general insurance including fire, marine, motor, general accident and miscellaneous. Investments incorporating investments in U.A.E. marketable equity securities, term deposits with banks, investment properties, trading investments and other securities. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 47 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 31. Segment information (continued) 2010 2009 Underwriting Investments Total Underwriting Investments Total AED AED AED AED AED AED Segment revenue 175,262,493 - 175,262,493 170,046,954 - 170,046,954 Segment result 22,302,691 2,812,616 25,115,307 19,533,202 3,378,095 22,911,297 Unallocated costs (net) (4,288,365) (3,763,283) Net profit for the year 20,826,942 19,148,014 Segment assets 210,338,615 179,485,494 389,824,109 206,993,760 160,198,011 367,191,771 Unallocated assets - - 13,573,093 - - 13,957,347 Total assets 210,338,615 179,485,494 403,397,202 206,993,760 160,198,011 381,149,118 Segment liabilities 226,226,580 - 226,226,580 220,633,666 - 220,633,666 Unallocated liabilities - - 3,801,151 - - 3,182,849 Total liabilities 226,226,580 - 230,027,731 220,633,666 - 223,816,515 There are no transactions between the business segments. RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY P.S.C. 48 Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010 (continued) 31. Segment information (continued) Revenue from underwriting departments The following is an analysis of the Company’s revenues classified by major underwriting departments: 2010 2009 AED AED Motor 32,586,233 35,631,426 Marine and aviation 15,935,363 10,884,991 Group life and medical insurance 66,236,630 57,496,013 Engineering, fire, general accidents and others 60,504,267 66,034,524 175,262,493 170,046,954 32. Comparative amounts The following balances in the statement of financial position for the prior year have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. As previously reported at 31 As restated at December 31 December 2009 Reclassifications 2009 AED AED AED Statutory deposit - 10,000,000 10,000,000 Bank balances and cash 129,917,046 (10,000,000) 119,917,046 There was no impact on the cash flows or reported profit of the last year due to the above reclassifications. 33. Approval of financial statements The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors’ and authorised for issue on 28 February 2011.
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