Latest financial consensus

This table collates consensus estimates from third parties. Each consensus estimate is the average of analyst submissions for each financial metric listed below.

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      Actual     Average      Consensus     CAGR  
  Analyst submissions5   2018   2019 2020 2021   19e/18a 21e/18a
Operating profit excl. mortality reserve releases (£m) 19   1,902   1,994 2,098 2,251   5% 6%
  Operating Profit incl. mortality reserve releases1 (£m) 18   2,335   2,231 2,357 2,356   (4)% 0%
Profit before tax (£m) 17   2,128   2,288 2,541 2,408   7% 4%
Reported Earnings Per Share (p) 20   30.79   30.92 35.16 32.89   0% 2%
  Mortality reserve releases2 (p) 16   6.05   3.25 3.75 1.91      
  Profit on disposals3 (p) 8   0.00   0.00 4.86 0.00      
Adjusted Earnings Per Share (p) 16   24.74   27.67 30.85 31.44   12% 8%
Dividend Per Share (p) 18   16.42   17.56 18.74 19.96   7% 7%
Net release from operations (£m) 19   1,440   1,643 1,738 1,889   14% 9%
Solvency II coverage ratio4 (%) 17   188%   181% 180% 180%      
Published on 26 February 2020.                    

1. Consensus reflects average estimated mortality reserve releases arising on anticipated adoption of relevant mortality tables in LGR's annuity book.
2. To convert into an EPS number, the pre-tax mortality release is multiplied by the ratio of PAT to PBT and divided by 5,965m shares (per Bloomberg).
3. Disposals relate to Mature Savings which is expected to complete in H1 2020, and General Insurance which completed in December 2019.  To convert into an EPS number, the Profit on disposals is multiplied by the ratio of PAT to PBT and divided by 5,965m shares.
4. Solvency II coverage ratio on a shareholder basis. 
5. The count of analyst submissions is based on analysts providing estimates to 2019 Formal Consensus. 2020 and 2021 consensus is based on available estimates from analyst models and published research. Note, 2020 EPS - Profit on disposal consensus is based on those analysts who have provided a Profit on disposal estimate in respect of Mature Savings.


Please note: Consensus is collected from a number of analysts who may not all provide estimates for all entries, hence amounts may not sum vertically as constituents may differ.