“In great shape” nib releases half-year results

Group chief says growth testimony to competitiveness of products and pricing

“In great shape” nib releases half-year results

Life & Health

By Terry Gangcuangco

Trans-Tasman insurer nib Group has published its financial results for the half year ended December 31, 2023.

Here’s how nib performed in the period:


Half year ended Dec. 31, 2023

Same period, 2022 (restated)

Insurance service result

$144.9 million

$117.7 million

Insurance operating result

$147.2 million

$120.4 million

Operating profit

$128.7 million

$112.2 million

Underlying operating profit (UOP)

$144.4 million

$118.7 million

Profit before income tax

$153.5 million

$128.2 million

Profit from continuing operations

$104.2 million

$87.3 million

Profit for the half year

$104 million

$87.1 million

Profit for the half year attributable to owners of nib

$106.4 million

$89.2 million


In a release, group chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon said: “The membership and revenue growth across all of our private health insurance businesses are testimony to the competitiveness of nib’s products and pricing, especially at a time of growing cost-of-living pressures.

“At a group level, revenue grew 12.4% to $1.7 billion. A few COVID-19 related factors continued to have some influence on profitability, but the underlying business is in great shape.”

According to nib, the UOP for its arhi (Australian residents health insurance) business rose by 27.8%; for iihi (international inbound health insurance), a 58.9% increase; for nib New Zealand, a 33.1% decline in UOP due to a one-off deferred acquisition costs adjustment; for nib Travel, a 35.9% plunge; and nib Thrive’s UOP soared by 1,500%.

In New Zealand, nib NZ CEO Rob Hennin highlighted the positives, commenting: “We have reported a solid first-half result and are positioned well for the full year.

“nib NZ has continued to see strong growth in resident private health insurance policyholders, and we have seen positive contributions from our international student, worker, and traveller insurance business OrbitProtect and life and living insurance business nib nz insurance limited.”

Meanwhile it was announced that nib is paying an interim fully franked dividend of 15 Australian cents per share.

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