Sampo plc owns and controls its subsidiaries engaged in P&C and life insurance. In addition Sampo plc held on 31 December 2014 approximately 21.2 per cent of the share capital of Nordea, the largest bank in the Nordic countries. Nordea is an associated company to Sampo plc.
Results Holding, 2014
|Net investment income||29||26||10|
|Other operating income||15||15||0|
|Other operating expenses||-12||-11||9|
|Share of associate's profit||680||635||7|
|Profit before taxes||669||589||14|
|Average number of staff (FTE)||57||53||4|
Holding segment’s profit before taxes amounted to EUR 669 million (589), of which EUR 680 million (635) relates to Sampo’s share of Nordea’s 2014 profit. Segment’s profit excluding Nordea was EUR -12 million (-45). The finance costs reduced significantly because the average running cost of debt, net of swaps, decreased by 0.50 per cent and the weakening of Swedish krona decreased the value of debt.
Sampo plc’s holding in Nordea Bank was booked in the consolidated balance sheet at EUR 7.1 billion. The market value of the holding was EUR 8.3 billion, i.e. EUR 9.68 per share, at 31 December 2014. In addition the assets on Sampo plc’s balance sheet included holdings in subsidiaries for EUR 2.4 billion (2.4).