Q4FY22 Preview: SBI Life Insurance Company: New Business Premium seen at Rs74.1 billion, VNB at Rs10.5 billion

Robust all-round performance likely for the company

April 27, 2022 5:35 IST | India Infoline News Service
Result date: 28th April, 2022
Recommendation: Buy
Target price: Rs1,540

A strong set of results is expected from SBI Life Insurance Company for the March 2022 quarter. The company’s well diversified geographical reach and healthy distribution network are prominent engines of future growth. In the quarter gone by, the company has witnessed continued momentum in premium across most segments. Rising share of protection products and robust growth in non-PAR products will be key highlights of the quarter and will fuel expansion of VNB margin.

Continued cost leadership in the industry, high persistency ratios and favorable product mix will drive overall profitability of the company.

Consequently, VNB is estimated to grow at 19% over the year-ago quarter and VNB margin could expand 80 basis points to 23.0%.

Important management insights to watch out for:
·         Outlook for growth across segments
·         Commentary on market share trends
·         Improvement in persistency ratio
Rs Billion March 2022 estimates YoY change
New Business Premium 74.1 20%
Renewal Premium 105.4 11%
Total APE 45.6 15%
VNB 10.5 19%
VNB Margin 23.0% 80 bps
Source: IIFL Research

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