JCR-VIS Reaffirms IFS Rating of The Co-operative Insurance Society of Pakistan Limited

Karachi, December 19, 2017 (PPI-OT):JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating of The Co-operative Insurance Society of Pakistan Limited (CISPL) at ‘BB’ (Double B). Outlook on the assigned ratings is ‘Stable’. The previous rating action was announced on November 08, 2016. The ratings assigned to CISPL takes into account marginal capacity of the society to meet policyholder and contractual obligations. Although underwriting business, albeit modest, has remained stable with low claims ratio, the company continues to post underwriting losses on account of low business volumes in relation to management expenses.

Majority of insurance business is routed through CSIPL’s largest shareholder; Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited (PPCBL) reflecting high concentration. Bottom line of the society gets impetus from investment income comprising dividend and rental income; however, net profit decreased during FY16 on account of incidence of higher property tax.

Reinsurance panel and treaty terms remained unchanged with reinsurance coverage arranged through Pakistan Reinsurance Company Limited. Liquidity profile is considered strong on account of adequate liquid assets in relation to technical reserves and other liabilities. Given modest business volumes, the operating and financial leverage remains low.

For more information, contact:
JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
VIS House, 128/C,
25th Lane off Khayaban-e-Ittehad,
Phase VII, DHA, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-35311861-72
Fax: +92-21-35311873
Email: sobia@jcrvis.com.pk

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