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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 four segments: life insurance, health insurance, accident insurance and other. Its life insurance segment offers participating and non-participating life insurance and annuities to individuals and groups. Its health insurance segment offers short-term and long-term health insurance to individuals and groups. Its accident insurance segment offers short-term and long-term accident insurance to individuals and groups. Its other segment reports the results of the insurance policy management services that it provides to China Life Insurance (Group) Company (CLIC), and the sales agency services that it provides to China Life Property and Casualty Insurance Company Limited (CLPCIC), as well as the results of its associates, joint ventures and subsidiaries.

  • Revenue in HKD (TTM)614.63bn
  • Net income in HKD21.60bn
  • 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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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)
China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd266.90bn12.06bn239.11bn97.03k20.321.86--0.89591.331.3329.4514.540.2745----2,750,608.001.261.42--------4.605.11--8.040.078648.458.0111.05-31.997.7228.3514.87
AIA Group Ltd217.71bn32.37bn600.70bn20.00k18.472.2117.832.762.702.7018.1322.560.1578----10,885,610.002.372.13--------15.0413.89--33.310.089227.1423.7614.2550.6021.0811.5321.09
Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd.531.33bn47.62bn645.49bn51.15k12.481.1412.131.213.793.7942.2941.660.0677----10,387,480.000.61180.6393--------9.049.92--2.350.387--21.0719.52-17.2033.7434.29--
Ping An Insurance (Grp) Co of China Ltd711.05bn62.39bn671.44bn318.59k10.501.72--0.94433.453.4539.8120.980.1375----2,231,886.001.401.31--------10.1810.06--12.710.852118.3614.4823.3815.1126.2225.2530.26
China Life Insurance Co Ltd614.63bn21.60bn748.46bn97.05k30.101.9030.591.220.76420.764221.7512.130.2116------0.76131.15--------3.605.40----0.154534.797.007.93-44.880.85380.77870.8548
Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc6.26tn188.50bn2.20tn61.45k11.450.70289.220.3508160.09160.095,307.002,607.990.1236----101,890,300.000.37210.2246--------3.011.51----0.228127.98-3.8510.5025.2956.30-15.6116.95
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd13.44tn339.50bn6.05tn255.76k16.310.3999.500.450282.4882.483,265.743,370.690.0457----53,588,660.000.1290.1657--------2.833.18----0.92084.25-0.0091-3.98-11.750.334----
Data as of Apr 25 2017. Currency figures normalised to China Life Insurance Co Ltd's reporting currency: Hong Kong Dollar HKD

Institutional shareholders

16.87%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 28 Feb 2017237.03m3.19%
Hang Seng Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Mar 2017208.04m2.80%
Comgest S.A.as of 31 Jan 2017165.77m2.23%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 05 Apr 2017159.36m2.14%
Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.as of 31 Mar 2017152.02m2.04%
FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 2017103.16m1.39%
State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.as of 31 Mar 201779.62m1.07%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201658.81m0.79%
Value Partners Ltd.as of 31 Jan 201747.80m0.64%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Jan 201743.35m0.58%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 19 Apr 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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