QIIC profit edges up to QR35.84mn in H1

Qatar Islamic Insurance Company has reported a 3% rise in first-half net profit to QR35.84mn despite expenses growing faster than income mainly due to a 13% rise in general and administrative costs. Income from investments in associates almost quadrupled to QR3.97mn, rental income grew 16% to QR4.53mn, wakala fee by 8% to QR23.98mn and other income by 28% to QR1.06mn. However, income from shareholders’ investments shrank 30% to QR6.73mn and shareholders’ share in policyholders’ investment income by 5% to QR7.74mn. Nevertheless, total income grew 5% to QR48mn. Total assets were valued at QR662.22mn comprising policyholders’ assets of QR365.41mn and shareholders’ assets of QR296.81mn. Total shareholders’ equity stood at QR263.39mn on a capital base of QR150mn and earnings-per-share was QR2.39 at the end of June 30, 2013.