As at 31 December 2017, the PZU Group’s total assets were PLN 317,405 million, up PLN 192,109 million compared to the end of 2016. This increase was driven predominantly by the commencement of Pekao’s consolidation.
The Group’s main assets are investments (financial assets and commercial property). They totaled PLN 284,208 million and were PLN 177,184 million higher than at the end of the previous year. They represented 89.5% of the Group’s balance sheet compared with 85.4% at the end of 2016. The increase in the value of investments was associated mainly with the banking activity due to the commencement of Pekao’s consolidation. The balance of loan receivables from clients was PLN 169,457 million, up by PLN 124,459 million from the end of 2016 (the share in total assets rose from 35.9% at the end of 2016 to 53.4% at the end of 2017).
The PZU Group’s receivables, including receivables under insurance contracts and current income tax were PLN 9,096 million, which represented 2.9% of its assets. For the sake of comparison, at the end of 2016 they amounted to PLN 5,664 million (4.5% of the Group’s assets) and their increase was caused mainly by the outstanding transactions on financial instruments and security deposits.
Non-current assets consisting of intangible assets, goodwill and property, plant and equipment were recognized in the statement of financial position in the amount of PLN 10,521 million. They accounted for 3.3% of the assets. The balance increased in 2017 by PLN 6,008 million as compared to 2016, mainly because of the commencement of Pekao’s consolidation, including recognition of goodwill related to the bank’s acquisition in the amount of PLN 1,586 million and intangible assets identified as a result of PZU’s acquisition of the equity stake in Bank Pekao.
As at 31 December 2017, the PZU Group held PLN 8,239 million of cash and cash equivalents (2.6% of assets). At yearend 2016, this value was PLN 2,973 million and the movement occurred mainly in the cash accumulated by Bank Pekao.
The balance of the assets held for sale item, which stood at PLN 317 million, decreased by PLN 872 million compared to the previous year due to changes in the classification of a portion of the investment property portfolio.
PZU Group’s asset structure (%)
Liabilities and equity
At yearend 2017, consolidated equity hit PLN 37,601 million, up from the end of 2016 (120.1% growth). The growth in consolidated equity pertained mainly to non-controlling interests that in connection with commencement of Pekao’s consolidation in June 2017, among other factors, reached PLN 22,979 million, increasing more than five-fold from the end of 2016. Equity attributable to the parent company’s shareholders rose by PLN 1,624 million compared to the end of the previous year – as an effect of the net result attributable to the parent company generated in 2017, partially offset by of the distribution of profit for 2016, including the allocation of PLN 1,209 million as a dividend.
The largest component of liabilities and equity as at the end of 2017 was financial liabilities, which increased significantly compared to the end of 2016 from 47.9% to 70.7%, primarily due to the commencement of Pekao’s consolidation. The value of this item reached PLN 224,507 million and included in particular:
As at the end of 2017, the value of technical provisions was PLN 44,558 million, which accounted for 14.0% of liabilities and equity (PLN +2,364 million compared to the end of 2016). The movement in this item resulted in particular from:
The balance of other liabilities and provisions at the end of 2017 was PLN 10,739 million compared to PLN 5,988 million at the end of 2016. The contributors to this increase included, among others, liabilities toward banks on account of payment documents settled in interbank clearing systems in the amount of PLN 2,125 million and liabilities on account of outstanding transactions on financial instruments in the amount of PLN 1,772 million.
Structure of PZU Group’s liabilities and equity (%)
Cash flow statement
At the end of 2017, net cash flow reached PLN 5,343 million, PLN 4,863 million more than in the previous year. This growth was caused, in particular, by net cash flows on operating activity.
Material off-balance sheet items
At the end of 2017, the value of contingent liabilities stood at PLN 58,978 million. This major increase compared to the previous year resulted from business development in the banking segment, including the commencement of Pekao’s consolidation. The value of contingent liabilities granted to the clients of Alior Bank and Bank Pekao was PLN 57,836 million. The balance of the PZU Group’s contingent liabilities consisted in particular of PLN 14,536 million in contingent liabilities by virtue of overdraft limits and credit cards, PLN 29,586 million in tranche-based loans and PLN 7,574 million in awarded guarantees and sureties.
Moreover, the balance of contingent liabilities included guarantees for the underwriting of securities in the amount of PLN 3,492 million (bonds covered by Pekao’s underwriting).