DUBAI – Islamic Arabian Insurance Company (Salama) posted a net profit after tax of AED 8.03 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023, up from AED 7.66 million in Q1 2022.
Basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) edged up to AED 0.004 at the end of March 2023, compared to AED 0.003 a year earlier.
According to financial results, Salama’s insurance revenue soared 18% to AED 265.23 million for the January-March 2023 period from AED 224.51 million in the corresponding three-month period (3M) of 2022.
Total assets amounted to AED 3.55 billion as of March 31, 2023, compared to AED 3.57 billion as of December 31, 2022.
As for the accumulated losses, Salama continued to strengthen its balance sheet by converting the accumulated losses into retained earnings of AED 2.66 million after completing the capital reduction on March 27, 2023.
Saeed Alhajeri, Chairman of Salama, said: “Our Q1-23 results demonstrate our firm focus on profitability while remaining committed to financial stability.”
Alhajeri noted: “Despite global economic headwinds, we see a huge opportunity for Shariah-compliant insurance solutions and remain committed to delivering world-class products and services to our growing client base and stakeholder value .”
In 2022, the company’s net profit will drop from 62.37 million dirhams in 2021 to 45.27 million dirhams.
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