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About the company

China Life Insurance Company Limited is a life insurance company. The Company provides a range of insurance products, including individual and group life insurance, health insurance and accident insurance products. It operates through three segments: Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Accident Insurance. Its Life Insurance segment provides participating and non-participating life insurance and annuities to individuals and groups. Its Health Insurance segment provides short-term and long-term health insurance to individuals and groups. Its Accident Insurance segment provides short-term and long-term accident insurance to individuals and groups.

  • Revenue in HKD (TTM)807.86bn
  • Net income in HKD40.33bn
  • Incorporated2003
  • Employees102.30k
  • Location
    China Life Insurance Co LtdNo. 16Financial Street, Xicheng DistrictBEIJING 100033ChinaCHN
  • Phone+86 1 063633333
  • Fax+86 1 066575722
  • Websitehttp://www.e-chinalife.com
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
601628:SHH since
Undisclosed Commercial Property Portfolio, US(48)Announced23 May 201723 May 2017Announced-10.67%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Apr 20 2018 07:59 BST.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd132.92bn21.35bn231.03bn20.96k4.990.66479.951.740.55940.55943.484.890.083--29.32--1.461.942.433.5397.7497.7217.6420.43--2.050.8626--31.2633.3610.0718.5016.28--
China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd319.78bn14.66bn271.53bn101.89k19.272.05--0.84911.621.6235.2915.170.2918----3,138,585.001.371.49--------4.695.29--6.820.027647.5819.8113.2821.6123.636.6517.98
Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd.587.14bn56.18bn717.93bn54.99k11.831.1111.581.224.474.4746.7347.680.0692----10,676,650.000.66770.6951--------9.6510.78--2.690.3674--10.509.0117.9828.37-1.23--
China Life Insurance Co Ltd807.86bn40.33bn791.93bn102.30k15.241.5318.100.98031.431.4328.5814.200.231----7,897,
AIA Group Ltd304.02bn48.03bn822.31bn20.00k17.072.5016.562.703.993.9925.2627.290.1933----15,200,800.003.092.31--------15.9714.33--29.500.085427.7738.3413.7046.9715.18-11.2821.85
Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Ltd889.78bn89.09bn1.18tn342.55k12.872.48--1.334.994.9949.8025.890.1474----2,597,530.001.661.44--------11.2410.50--17.120.843219.5425.2824.4642.7834.7518.1658.49
Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc6.66tn247.00bn2.48tn62.61k9.830.60968.290.3719210.30210.305,670.103,391.410.1263----106,390,900.000.46840.3049--------3.712.13----0.196924.31-10.196.0629.5662.597.5321.86
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd13.07tn49.59bn5.97tn254.54k102.420.388715.320.456412.9512.953,192.183,411.090.0447----52,632,290.000.03470.1347--------0.77722.71----0.021616.07-6.53-4.37-106.80------
Data as of Apr 20 2018. Currency figures normalised to China Life Insurance Co Ltd's reporting currency: Hong Kong Dollar HKD

Institutional shareholders

20.28%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Hang Seng Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Oct 2017264.47m3.55%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Mar 2018252.44m3.39%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 10 Apr 2018209.76m2.82%
Comgest SAas of 31 Dec 2017193.82m2.61%
Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.as of 28 Feb 2018153.73m2.07%
FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 2018147.73m1.99%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 10 Apr 201876.24m1.03%
State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.as of 31 Mar 201875.78m1.02%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201774.52m1.00%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 28 Feb 201860.68m0.82%
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Data from 31 Oct 2017 - 19 Apr 2018Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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