PACRA Upgrades IFS rating of TPL Insurance Limited
TPL has been augmenting its market positioning as it holds a substantial share in motor segment in the industry. Advanced technology infrastructure has continued providing an edge to the company. The third largest player in the motor segment, TPL continues to witness increased business volumes in Window takaful. The company is making concerted efforts to diversify its business composition as it captures non-motor segment, enhancing product slate of TPL Insurance Limited. Underwriting profitability has been enhanced, this augers well for the risk profile. Impetus is gained from abundant liquidity in the company enabled in the form of high liquid investments and cash reserves. Reinsurance treaties provide sufficient coverage to the risks.
The rating takes into account the induction of a German based institution, DEG, as an equity partner into the company. DEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of KfW Group based in Cologne, Germany, has acquired a 19.9% equity stake in TPL Insurance by investing PKR 466mln. The investment supports DEG’s vision into expanding in the financial sector of nascent, but growing markets like Pakistan. TPL is expected to gain strategic impetus in the growth of non-motor segment of the company. The retail-centric company expects to launch innovative non-motor products, deriving benefit from DEG’s experience. The equity injection is further expected to improve the financial strength which will aid the underwriting capabilities of the company.
The rating is dependent upon the company's ability to diversify its revenue stream. The inclusion of the foreign partner should provide oversight and impetus to the business and financial risk profile while aiding growth trajectory of the company. Additional capital received in the form of equity should be kept in cash equivalent or liquid investment.
TPL Insurance Limited (TIL), formed in 1992 and listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange, a majority-owned (~59%) subsidiary of TPL Corp. TPL Corp – close to five billion rupee corporate conglomerate in turnover terms – has expanded its footings in diversified business avenues with a sizable portfolio of strategic investments. Major companies in the group include ; TPL Properties, TPL Trakker, TPL Insurance, TPL Life Insurance amongst others.
TPL has an eight member Board of Directors including the CEO. The Chairman of the board is Mr. Jameel Yousuf. The CEO, Mr. Aminuddin, carries significant experience in the insurance industry. He is supported by a team of experienced professionals.