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Share Performance and Historical Comparison

The Swiss Life share price developed strongly in 2019, closing the year at CHF 485.80. This is an increase of 28%,
or 33% taking into account the dividend payment of CHF 16.50 in April 2019.

The global stock market indices performed strongly in 2019, mainly due to three consecutive rate cuts decided by the US Federal Reserve. In such an environment the Swiss Market Index (SMI) also showed a very good performance of +26%. Swiss Life’s share price developed strongly in 2019, closing the year with an increase of 28%. The share thus outperformed both the SMI and the European Dow Jones StOXX 600 insurance index (+24%). At the Annual General Meeting in April 2019, shareholders approved a withholding tax-free distribution of CHF 2.50 per share from the capital contribution and an ordinary dividend payment of CHF 14.00. In December 2019, Swiss Life has also successfully completed a CHF 1 billion share buyback programme.

Swiss Life share details

Swiss security number1 485 278
ISINCH 001 485 278 1
Ticker symbol SIXSLHN
ReutersSLHN.S
BloombergSLHN SW


Share performance

Amounts in CHFas at 201920192018201720162015
Number of shares31.12.33 594 60634 223 10634 223 10632 081 20132 081 054
Annual high07.11.508.40395.90363.50290.30272.90
Annual low04.01.380.20328.10292.40211.50201.80
Year-end price30.12.485.80378.60345.00288.20271.30
Performance of Swiss Life (in %)+28+10+20+6+15
Swiss Market Index (SMI)30.12.10 6178 4299 3828 2208 818
Performance of Swiss Market Index (SMI) (in %)+26–10+14–7–2
Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in EUR)31.12.322.75259.40288.35269.66285.56
Performance of Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index (in %)+24–10+7–6+14
Average trading volume156 762177 519144 983158 405142 838
Market capitalisation (in CHF million)30.12.16 32012 95711 8079 2468 704
Basic earnings per share36.5931.5830.9828.9227.41
Diluted earnings per share36.4831.4929.6327.2725.85
Dividend paid per share07.05.16.5013.5011.008.506.50
Total dividend payout to shareholders (in CHF million)07.05.547460356271207
Dividend yield on year-end price (in %)30.12.3.403.573.192.952.40


Breakdown of registered shares with voting rights as at 31.12.2019

Number of sharesNumber of shareholdersAs % of registered shareholders
1 - 25123 39278.40
26 - 10022 65114.39
101 - 1 00010 3146.55
> 1 0001 0350.66
TOTAL157 392100.00


Standard & Poor’s financial strength ratings as at 31.12.2019

ClassificationOutlook
Swiss Life Ltd, ZurichA+stable
Swiss Life Ltd, Branch Germany, MunichA+stable


Swiss Life Group historical comparison

In CHF million (if not stated otherwise)20192018201720162015
PREMIUM VOLUME
Gross written premiums, policy fees and deposits received23 00819 21818 56517 36618 853
FIGURES FROM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
Net earned premiums17 03413 15712 79113 22813 771
Fee and commission income1 8201 6151 4691 3511 292
Financial result5 2275 0034 3955 0625 281
TOTAL INCOME24 32020 06218 76919 784120 555
Net insurance benefits and claims–17 838–13 961–13 189–14 064–15 516
Policyholder participation–1 124–1 155–949–1 325–899
Operating expense–3 541–3 268–2 842–2 7641–2 649
TOTAL EXPENSE–22 669–18 527–17 292–18 3931–19 226
PROFIT FROM OPERATIONS1 6511 5341 4761 39111 329
NET PROFIT1 2051 0801 013926878
Net profit attributable to
Equity holders of Swiss Life Holding1 1991 0761 007922872
Non-controlling interests64646
FIGURES FROM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
Equity16 43515 03415 58313 73912 258
Insurance reserves183 339170 048171 649159 899154 953
Total assets228 094212 982212 800199 731189 252
FURTHER KEY FIGURES
Return on equity (in %) 210.839.639.810.010.0
Assets under control303 677277 040269 255243 255223 411
Value of new business561386351296268
Number of employees (full-time equivalents)9 3308 6247 9797 8017 595