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Lancashire Holdings Limited LSE:LRE London Ordinary Share BMG5361W1047 COM SHS USD0.50
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  5.00 0.83% 605.00 1,605,944 16:35:03
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
601.00 602.00 603.50 579.00 588.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 403.38 4.32 1.46 367.0 1,476
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:52:19 O 11,396 602.592 GBX

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Posted at 06/12/2022 08:20 by Lancashire Daily Update
Lancashire Holdings Limited is listed in the Nonlife Insurance sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker LRE. The last closing price for Lancashire was 600p.
Lancashire Holdings Limited has a 4 week average price of 546p and a 12 week average price of 454.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 610p while the 1 year low share price is currently 342.40p.
There are currently 244,010,007 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 590,039 shares. The market capitalisation of Lancashire Holdings Limited is £1,476,260,542.35.
Posted at 24/8/2022 09:30 by ppreston1
Credit Suisse raises Lancashire price target to 725 (675) pence - 'outperform'
Posted at 15/7/2022 13:42 by km18
...from a few months ago...

Lancashire is specialised in the provision of reinsurance products and global speciality insurance.  intermediaries. The Company operates through five segments: Property, Energy, Marine, Aviation and Lloyd's. It underwrites worldwide, insurance and reinsurance contracts that transfer insurance risk, including risks exposed to both natural and man-made catastrophes. The resilient diversified funding structure effectively forced up net revenue from £551.5m to £747.2m. As a result, Lancashire Holdings derived an attractive P/FCF ratio of 7.5, higher than the financial services P/FCF ratio of 5.3, which in turn signifies that Lancashire Holdings allocated its funds more efficiently to finance its operating and investing activities. Subsequently, the firm’s PE ratio stood at 9.3, lower than the financial sector P/E ratio of 15.33, suggesting that Lancashire Holdings is undervalued with respect to the financial sector and thereby the security is expected to surge in value. Consequently, it implies that investors are able to purchase the stock at a discount while still deriving precedented and attractive dividend yield of 6.05%, resulting in ample investment opportunities.

Brief Analysis:

P/FCF = 7.5, above financial services sector benchmark
P/E = 9.3, below the financial services sector threshold.
Dividend yield 6.05%.
Revenue = £747.2m, higher than prior year...

...from WealthOracleAM

https://wealthoracle.co.uk/detailed-result-full/LRE/350

Posted at 04/7/2022 06:37 by ghhghh
Lancashire cheap but lowly rated because they need to diversify to spread risk away from natural disasters. This means they are an attractive bolt on acquisition for a larger player. IMO will be taken out by year end.

Last year's disasters have allowed Lancashire to price much higher this year. IF no major disasters they will be highly profitable.

And at least less exposed to general market downturns

Posted at 28/4/2022 10:24 by medieval blacksmith
If the figures presented to me on Sharescope are correct this company has made post-tax profits in the last five years of (£70.6m), £37.6m, £118.2m, £4.5m and (£61.6m).

A five year cumulative profit of £28.1m.

And again we have:

"Intention to purchase own shares

Pursuant to and in accordance with the general authority granted by
shareholders at Lancashire's Annual General Meeting held on 27 April 2022,
Lancashire intends to purchase up to 3,000,000 of its common shares of $0.50
each in order to satisfy a number of future exercises of awards under its
Restricted Share Scheme. A further announcement in accordance with Listing Rule
12.4 will be made in due course."

Well, if they max out on purchase at current price that is £13.5M approx.

So they are spending almost half the last 5 years' cumulative profits to buy shares for the executives and such.

This comes off the back of another share repurchase scheme reminded to us in November 21:

"Pursuant to and in accordance with the general authority granted by
shareholders at Lancashire's Annual General Meeting held on 28 April 2021,
Lancashire intends to purchase up to 1,000,000 of its common shares of $0.50
each in order to satisfy a number of future exercises of awards under its
Restricted Share Scheme. A further announcement in accordance with Listing Rule
12.4 will be made in due course."

What have they done to deserve these bonuses? If they take fat remuneration during good years they should be receiving none in lean years! Oh well, they would say, we are just buying them now to hold them in treasury for donkeys' years whilst they are cheap. Yeah right!

Maloney has already cashed in £1M in options in the last 12 months! Does he remember he came crawling to shareholders for money in 2020 which diluted and didn't deliver. Bad luck is it or is it a slackening of underwriting criteria to get earnings up?

This is becoming too much 'snouts in the trough' for my liking.

Deliver the goods to shareholders and then, AND ONLY THEN, you should start thinking about your gluttonous share options and share repurchases - not the other way around.

Maloney has been a good CEO for sure, but that doesn't give him the mandate to do this IMO. This is one of the worst companies for self-entitlement that I have seen of late. Conduit executives, for example, seem to be buying the shares - and very large tranches - with their own cash. They are more in-tune with ordinary shareholders IMO and that is why I am currently a Conduit shareholder and not one in Lancashire.

Someone tell me I'm wrong.

IMO & DYOR.

Posted at 02/3/2022 10:20 by salpara111
Breathing a huge sigh of relief that I exited with a large loss at 520 last year rather than waiting for an even larger loss now.
Can they actually price appropriately for risk?
I wonder if anyone would actually be interested in buying them. I would imagine that most shareholders would be happy to get 550p right now.

Posted at 11/2/2022 18:22 by hopan
I am not sure BEZ results are any better if you look at the details. $200mio from reserve release and $100mio from investments... I was expecting better performance from BEZ to be honest. I am surprised with the poor return of investments 0.1% at LRE. Any expert view on their performance for us??
Posted at 25/10/2021 22:06 by hopan
Thanks for the explanation. It is a classic reason for raising capital. Even EZJ raised capital to bank on new expansion, holiday business, etc. but reality might be different.

The question is this insurance company, Lancashire, is one of the competently run insurers? Do they have the ability to price cat risk properly? If run properly and they are competent, the current share price is a right level to entry?

Posted at 21/10/2021 09:26 by professor john koestler
"If you look at the last 10 years of share price, the business has gone nowhere. They pay decent divis in good times and then engage in rights issues taking the cash back in again. Not a great business model!"

The business model in that regard is fine. They take the money when market prices are hardening and when they are soft they don't assume they are your best opportunity cost and give it you back. That is why the share price has gone nowhere because it is a symptom of the business model. If you look at overall returns with dividends and the average ROE year-by-year, it is one of the best in the business.

Bizarre that you sell when catastrophe events happen. That should be bread and butter for all of us to eat and disregard as investors in insurance. If catastrophe frightens you you shouldn't be here in the first place!

The question is: has the quality of underwriting standards fallen. I don't think so. I don't think it needs to. With interest rates likely to increase and catastrophes likely to be more frequent - or seen to be more frequent - with climate change, great opportunity presents itself to those who can ride the fear, collect the data, keep the underwriting standards and remain in the game.

I'll be adding if the price falls notably.

Posted at 12/10/2021 15:38 by 1knocker
I bought a few more at 449.75 today. When this company has a good year, it pays out huge dividends. That is good sense, given the nature of the business. Historically, it does not chase volume when premiums are low and pays out when it makes profits and not in bad years, rather than trying to smooth the dividend yield.

The underwriting environment looks respectable to me at present, and insurance has to be bought even when money is tight. The share price is I suspect depressed only because it is a while since we had a big payday, and because the uninitiated look only at the dividends percentage published on the stock price page of the newspaper, which relates only to the regular dividends. It is encouraging that there was insider buying at a much higher price not so long ago. I am optimistic. Value is not easy o find at present.

Fingers crossed for the figures to be disclosed on 4 November.

Posted at 23/7/2017 04:14 by garycook
Jrp,Good Posts.11%,You may have been correct on ALY,but LRE,is a different proposition I believe you will be wrong,unless we get a correction in the current markets.To be honest I hope you are correct and the LRE share price goes back to 610p,because I can also add more.Looking on the LRE Website I see the all time high is 933p,and the Low 155p.I would put money on the LRE share price hitting £9,with a take over bid,but it will never return to 155p again ?
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