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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)742.84bn
  • Net income in HKD25.86bn
  • Incorporated2003
  • Employees96.96k
  • 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-3.06%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Feb 14 2018 06:59 GMT.

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)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
New China Life Insurance Co Ltd143.94bn5.20bn147.11bn54.38k31.182.55--1.021.671.6746.1320.390.2051----2,646,971.000.74070.9395--------3.613.94----0.059216.46-7.875.89-42.5412.044.2839.77
China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd312.72bn14.15bn329.97bn97.03k24.942.60--1.061.561.5634.5114.980.2881----3,222,803.001.331.42--------4.625.11--6.960.02848.458.0111.05-31.997.7228.3514.87
Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd.562.10bn56.69bn718.43bn52.72k11.751.1411.521.284.514.5144.7446.490.0675----10,989,010.000.68470.6393--------10.159.92--2.530.434348.3621.0713.80-17.2033.7434.2936.49
AIA Group Ltd263.53bn39.29bn764.32bn20.00k19.362.5518.792.903.273.2721.9324.820.1769----13,176,590.002.662.13--------15.0613.89--39.230.092827.1423.7614.2550.6021.0811.5321.09
China Life Insurance Co Ltd742.84bn25.86bn845.60bn96.96k25.311.7229.101.140.91480.914826.2813.460.2206----7,447,858.000.78441.15--------3.565.40----0.080534.797.027.94-44.880.85380.77871.16
Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Ltd827.92bn72.20bn1.27tn318.59k16.952.81--1.544.064.0647.1524.520.1444----2,598,704.001.441.31--------10.0010.06--15.610.844218.3614.4823.3815.1126.2225.2530.26
Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc6.66tn247.00bn2.62tn62.61k10.400.64528.770.3935210.30210.305,670.103,391.410.1263----106,390,900.000.46840.3049--------3.712.13----0.196924.31-10.196.0629.5662.597.5321.86
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd13.07tn49.59bn5.87tn254.54k100.790.382615.080.449212.9512.953,192.183,411.090.0447----52,632,290.000.03470.1347--------0.77722.71----0.021616.07-6.53-4.37-106.80------
Data as of Feb 15 2018. Currency figures normalised to China Life Insurance Co Ltd's reporting currency: Hong Kong Dollar HKD

Institutional shareholders

19.10%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 Jan 2018256.18m3.44%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 06 Dec 2017178.05m2.39%
Comgest SAas of 31 Oct 2017175.98m2.37%
Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.as of 31 Dec 2017153.73m2.07%
FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 2017147.56m1.98%
State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201778.05m1.05%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201658.81m0.79%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Dec 201756.42m0.76%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 06 Dec 201752.31m0.70%
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