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Discovery Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and financial services to employer groups and individuals in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The company specializes in health insurance, life assurance, wellness, investments and savings products, short-term insurance, and credit card products. It also provides administration services and managed care services to medical schemes. The company’s products include Discovery Life Plan, which provides protection against a spectrum of risks, including life, disability, severe illness, and income continuation; and Health Plan Protector that will fund contributions in the event of death, disability, or severe illness. In addition, it offers Discovery Retirement Optimizer that provides funding for retirement; DiscoveryCard Protector, which covers the outstanding balance in the event of death, disability, or severe illness; and Global Education Protector that fund education costs for children in the event of death, disability, or severe illness of the insured life. Further, the company provides Supplementary Cancer Protector, which provides benefits to help cover non-medical costs associated with cancer; and Funeral Cover that will pay out a defined lump sum in the event of death; and group life insurance, as well as PruProtect, a life insurance offering to policyholders in the United Kingdom. Additionally, it offers various investment fund choices; vitality programs; and motor vehicle, household, and other short-term insurance products. Discovery Limited has strategic partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics. The company was formerly known as Discovery Holdings Limited and changed its name to Discovery Limited in December 2012. Discovery Limited was founded in 1992 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

Founded in 1992

discovery ltd (DSY) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: R12.1M
Financial Director, Executive Director, Membe...
Total Annual Compensation: R12.1M
Executive Director, Member of Executive Commi...
Total Annual Compensation: R21.0M
Executive Director, Member of Executive Commi...
Total Annual Compensation: R20.2M
Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Health, ...
Total Annual Compensation: R15.8M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

discovery ltd (DSY) Key Developments

Discovery Limited Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended June 30, 2014

Discovery Limited reported audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported insurance premium revenue of ZAR 23,090 million against ZAR 17,703 million a year ago. Net income was ZAR 34,186 million against ZAR 24,891 million a year ago. Profit from operations was ZAR 5,058 million against ZAR 3,558 million a year ago. Profit before tax was ZAR 4,641 million against ZAR 3,223 million a year ago. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was ZAR 3,246 million or 559.8 cents per diluted share against ZAR 2,063 million or 367.1 cents per diluted share a year ago. Normalized headline earnings per share were 611.3 cents per basic share against 502.9 cents per basic share a year ago. Normalized headline earnings per share were 595.3 cents per basic share against 496.0 cents per basic share a year ago. Headline earnings per share were 542.0 cents per basic share against 372.0 cents per basic share a year ago. Headline earnings per share were 528.4 cents per diluted share against 367.0 cents per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was ZAR 2,813 million against ZAR 871 million a year ago. Purchase of equipment was ZAR 208 million against ZAR 302 million a year ago. Return on capital of 22.9%.

Discovery Limited Collaborates with Telematic

Discovery Limited has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Telematic. This agreement will further expand the current productive relationship between its auto-term insurance arm, Discovery Insure, and CMT, according to Discovery Limited. The number of monitored drivers worldwide will increase from 1.85 million in 2010 to 89 million by 2017. Telematics targets on the use of wireless technologies to send data over long distances.

Discovery Limited Declares Final Gross Cash Dividend for the Period Ended June 30, 2014, Payable on September 22, 2014

The directors of Discovery Limited have declared a final gross cash dividend of 442.19178 cents (375.86301 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per B preference share for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014. A dividend withholding tax of 15% will be applicable to all preference shareholders who are not exempt. the dividend will be payable on September 22, 2014, record date is September 19, 2014 and ex-dividend date is September 15, 2014.


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