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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)637.11bn
  • Net income in HKD22.42bn
  • Incorporated2003
  • Employees97.05k
  • 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 2017Announced3.84%--
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Aug 22 2017 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)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
New China Life Insurance Co Ltd135.00bn4.79bn168.20bn54.38k39.063.03--1.251.531.5343.2719.750.1963----2,482,677.000.6960.9395--------3.553.94----0.185216.46-7.875.89-42.5412.044.2839.77
China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd291.84bn11.86bn293.67bn97.03k25.802.30--1.011.311.3132.2114.650.2871----3,007,709.001.191.42--------4.145.11--7.580.078148.458.0111.05-31.997.7228.3514.87
AIA Group Ltd263.63bn39.30bn703.32bn20.00k17.812.3517.292.673.273.2721.9424.820.1769----13,181,310.002.662.13--------15.0613.89--39.230.092827.1423.7614.2550.6021.0811.5321.09
China Life Insurance Co Ltd637.11bn22.42bn862.90bn97.05k29.181.8433.971.350.79340.793422.5412.590.2112------0.76131.15--------3.605.40----0.154534.817.027.94-44.880.85380.77871.16
Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Ltd798.25bn65.05bn958.40bn318.59k14.592.28--1.203.643.6445.2023.290.1426----2,505,584.001.341.31--------9.4110.06--15.090.84618.3614.4823.3815.1126.2225.2530.26
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd13.22tn-7.61bn6.12tn248.38k--0.41519.230.4624-1.85-1.853,212.963,274.960.0453----53,241,770.000.01370.1347--------0.30312.71----0.92316.07-6.53-4.37-106.80------
Data as of Aug 22 2017. Currency figures normalised to China Life Insurance Co Ltd's reporting currency: Hong Kong Dollar HKD

Institutional shareholders

17.13%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Jun 2017248.10m3.33%
Hang Seng Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Jul 2017190.35m2.56%
Comgest SAas of 28 Apr 2017167.97m2.26%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 02 Jun 2017163.73m2.20%
Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.as of 30 Jun 2017152.61m2.05%
FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.as of 30 Jun 2017120.98m1.63%
State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.as of 30 Jun 201784.24m1.13%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201658.81m0.79%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Jun 201748.52m0.65%
Templeton Investment Counsel LLCas of 30 Jun 201739.67m0.53%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 16 Aug 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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