Last $42.60 USD
Change Today -0.25 / -0.58%
Volume 1.2M
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willis group holdings plc (WSH) Snapshot

Open
$42.96
Previous Close
$42.85
Day High
$43.05
Day Low
$42.44
52 Week High
10/22/13 - $47.22
52 Week Low
08/7/14 - $39.81
Market Cap
7.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
624.0K
EPS TTM
$2.23
Shares Outstanding
178.4M
EX-Date
09/26/14
P/E TM
19.1x
Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Yield
2.72%
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willis group holdings plc (WSH) Details

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. It offers various insurance brokerage services, including property damage, offshore construction, liability, and control of well and pollution insurance to the energy industry; and marine insurance and reinsurance brokerage services, such as hull, cargo, and general marine liabilities. The company also provides its services to aerospace clients, including aircraft manufacturers, air cargo handlers and shippers, airport managers, and other general aviation companies; and advisory services, such as claims recovery, contract and leasing risk management, safety services, and market information. In addition, it offers brokerage for directors' and officers' insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for corporations, financial institutions, and professional firms; risk management advice and brokerage services to the construction industry; and specialist risk management, insurance, and reinsurance services to fine art, diamond, and jewelry businesses, as well as to armored car operators. Further, the company provides people risk solutions using a combination of risk management, kidnap and ransom, and personal accident services and products to meet the needs of corporations and private clients; services for horse racing and breeding industry, and the agri-business sector; and advice to companies involved in the insurance and reinsurance industry on mergers and acquisition transactions and capital markets products. Additionally, it offers health, welfare, and human resources consulting and brokerage services to commercial clients. The company serves clients located in approximately 120 countries, including multinational and middle-market companies, as well as public institutions and individual clients. Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

18,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1828

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.5M
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $969.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis Internation...
Total Annual Compensation: $969.5K
Chief Executive Officer of Willis North Ameri...
Total Annual Compensation: $606.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

willis group holdings plc (WSH) Key Developments

Willis Group Holdings plc Appoints Scott Hull as Executive Vice President and Head of Surety

Willis Group Holdings plc announced the appointment of Scott Hull as Executive Vice President and Head of Surety. Mr. Hull has deep experience in the industry and previously served as Managing Director and US Contract Surety Practice Leader for Marsh USA. In this role, Mr. Hull will be responsible for directing Surety operations across Willis' platform, helping Willis to continue to be a leading broker of contract and commercial surety business for all industries. Building on the success of Willis' Surety business in North America, he will focus on expanding Willis' surety capabilities globally, strengthening its global surety platform and aligning resources to deliver industry leading solutions and services to Willis clients across all geographies. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Hull has more than 22 years' experience in the insurance brokerage and construction industry. Prior to Marsh, he was a senior vice president with Willis' Construction Practice in Alabama.

Willis Group Holdings plc Appoints Huichih Ko as Chairman of Willis Asia

Willis Group Holdings plc appointed Huichih Ko as Chairman of Willis Asia. Mr. Ko will play a leading role in defining Willis Asia's strategic direction and driving client engagement and growth across the region. He starts his new role and will initially be based in the Singapore HQ of Willis Asia, which employs around 890 associates in 36 offices. He joins from Marsh & McLennan Companies, where he served as MMC Country Corporate Officer for Taiwan.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on October 15, 2014

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of USD 935 million against USD 890 million a year ago. Operating income was USD 148 million against USD 167 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and interest in earnings of associates was USD 110 million against USD 139 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company was USD 47 million or USD 0.26 per share diluted against USD 105 million or USD 0.59 per share diluted a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 147 million against USD 98 million a year ago. Underlying revenue was USD 935 million against USD 895 million a year ago. Underlying operating income was USD 151 million against USD 156 million a year ago. EBITDA was USD 184 million against USD 202 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was USD 187 million against USD 191 million a year ago. Underlying net income was USD 83 million or USD 0.49 per dilute share against USD 100 million or USD 0.59 per dilute share a year ago. The company's second quarter 2014 earnings were also reduced by a total of USD 0.28 per diluted share by non-operating items including adverse foreign currency movements, together with non-cash tax adjustments that caused a higher tax rate and a small charge related to the Operational Improvement Program. For the six months, the company reported total revenues of USD 2,032 million against USD 1,941 million a year ago. Operating income was USD 474 million against USD 448 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and interest in earnings of associates was USD 404 million against USD 395 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company was USD 293 million or USD 1.61 per share diluted against USD 324 million or USD 1.83 per share diluted a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 152 million against USD 137 million a year ago. Underlying revenue was USD 2,032 million against USD 1,949 million a year ago. Underlying operating income was USD 477 million against USD 479 million a year ago. EBITDA was USD 546 million against USD 523 million a year ago. Underlying EBITDA was USD 549 million against USD 550 million a year ago Underlying net income was USD 331 million or USD 1.88 per dilute share against USD 351 million or USD 2.05 per dilute share a year ago. Cash flows from operations over the first six months of the year are up USD 15 million over the same period last year, primarily due to the reduction in defined benefit pension contributions and the non-recurrence of cash outflows related to certain settlements and the 2013 expense reduction initiative. The increase was partially offset by higher cash outflows related to salary and benefits. At its July 2014 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of USD 0.30 per share (an annual rate of USD 1.20 per share). The dividend is payable on October 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at September 30, 2014.

 

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