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Executive Summary

Swiss Life Holding AG provides life insurance, risk, pensions, and financial solutions for private and corporate clients.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and good value.

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Share Price & News

How has Swiss Life Holding's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SLHN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CH Insurance


CH Market

1 Year Return




CH Insurance


CH Market

Return vs Industry: SLHN underperformed the Swiss Insurance industry which returned -13.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SLHN underperformed the Swiss Market which returned 3.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.8%-0.7%0.7%
30 Day-0.3%2.8%5.1%
90 Day3.5%2.6%7.8%
1 Year-25.4%-28.5%-7.9%-13.3%7.7%4.1%
3 Year14.8%2.2%19.9%1.6%21.3%8.7%
5 Year87.1%55.7%40.1%5.6%29.2%7.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Swiss Life Holding's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Swiss Life Holding undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SLHN (CHF351.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CHF679.93)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SLHN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SLHN is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.6x) compared to the CH Insurance industry average (9.7x).

PE vs Market: SLHN is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.6x) compared to the Swiss market (19x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SLHN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SLHN's PB Ratio (0.7x) is in line with the CH Insurance industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Swiss Life Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SLHN's forecast earnings growth (3.6% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: SLHN's earnings (3.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swiss market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SLHN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SLHN's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-6.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SLHN's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-6.7% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SLHN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.3%).

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Past Performance

How has Swiss Life Holding performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SLHN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SLHN's current net profit margins (5%) are lower than last year (5.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SLHN's earnings have grown by 7.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SLHN's earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SLHN earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) underperformed the Insurance industry 18.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SLHN's Return on Equity (7.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Swiss Life Holding's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SLHN's short term assets (CHF60.0B) exceed its short term liabilities (CHF15.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: SLHN's short term assets (CHF60.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CHF196.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SLHN's debt to equity ratio (62.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SLHN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 75.5% to 62.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SLHN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.2%).

Interest Coverage: SLHN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Swiss Life Holding current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SLHN's dividend (5.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (1.96%).

High Dividend: SLHN's dividend (5.69%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swiss market (3.94%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SLHN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SLHN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.7%), SLHN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SLHN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.8% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Patrick Frost (52yo)





Dr. Patrick Frost serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer at Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Dr. Frost serves as Independent Non Executive Director at Roche Holding AG since March 2020. Dr. Frost has  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Patrick's total compensation ($USD4.52M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Swiss market ($USD6.70M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Patrick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Patrick Frost
Group CEO & Chairman of the Corporate Executive Board6yrsCHF4.26m0.069% CHF7.8m
Matthias Aellig
Group CFO & Member of Executive Board1.33yrsno data0.0082% CHF921.8k
Charles Relecom
CEO of France & Member of the Corporate Executive Board12yrsno data0.0052% CHF577.9k
Markus Leibundgut
CEO of Switzerland & Member of the Corporate Executive Board6.25yrsno data0.018% CHF2.0m
Nils Frowein
CEO of International & Member of the Corporate Executive Board5.5yrsno data0.0063% CHF705.6k
Stefan Mächler
Group Chief Investment Officer & Member of the Corporate Executive Board5.83yrsno data0.015% CHF1.7m
Jörg Arnold
CEO of Germany & Member of the Corporate Executive Board3yrsno data0.00078% CHF87.4k
Rudolf Keller
Head of Corporate Finance and M&A10.5yrsno datano data
Heidi Hinterhuber
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Robert Moser
Head of Group Controlling5.5yrsno datano data
José Blanco
Head of Investment Management for Third-Party Asset Management - Swiss Life Asset Managers2.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SLHN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Rolf Dörig
Chairman of the Board11.17yrsCHF1.20m0.098% CHF10.9m
Ueli Dietiker
Director7.25yrsCHF230.38k0.0036% CHF406.6k
Thomas Buess
Director1.25yrsCHF105.21k0.076% CHF8.5m
Frank Keuper
Director7.25yrsCHF140.21k0.0032% CHF356.2k
Adrienne Fumagalli
Director6.25yrsCHF140.21k0.0025% CHF278.9k
Frank Schnewlin
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board11.17yrsCHF350.29k0.018% CHF2.0m
Henry Peter
Independent Director14.17yrsCHF197.26k0.039% CHF4.4m
Franziska A. Sauber
Independent Director17.17yrsCHF140.21k0.010% CHF1.1m
Stefan Loacker
Director3.25yrsCHF193.63k0.0027% CHF297.9k
Klaus Tschütscher
Independent Director7.25yrsCHF160.51k0.0032% CHF364.0k
Martin Schmid
Director2.17yrsCHF156.21k0.0012% CHF131.0k
Damir Filipovic
Director9.17yrsCHF140.21k0.0056% CHF625.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SLHN's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Swiss Life Holding AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Swiss Life Holding AG
  • Ticker: SLHN
  • Exchange: SWX
  • Founded: 1857
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: CHF11.200b
  • Shares outstanding: 31.87m
  • Website: https://www.swisslife.com

Number of Employees


  • Swiss Life Holding AG
  • General-Guisan-Quai 40
  • PO Box 2831
  • Zurich
  • Zurich
  • 8022
  • Switzerland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SWSD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesRegistered SharesUSUSDJul 1997
SLHNSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFJul 1997
0QMGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBCHFJul 1997
SLWDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEURJul 1997


Swiss Life Holding AG provides life insurance, risk, pensions, and financial solutions for private and corporate clients. It operates through Switzerland, France, Germany, International and Asset Managers segments. The company offers a range of life, pension, health, annuity, and investment-type policies to groups and individuals, as well as disability coverage. It also provides property and casualty, liability and motor, accident and health, and payment protection insurance. In addition, the company manages assets and provides advisory services for institutional clients, as well as undertakes reinsurance business. Further, the company engages in the private equity, information technology, real estate, banking, restaurant, and investment funds business. Swiss Life Holding AG distributes its products through its agents, financial advisors, and distribution partners. The company operates in Switzerland and internationally under the Swiss Life Select, Tecis, Horbach, Proventus, and Chase de Vere advisors brands. Swiss Life Holding AG was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 20:50
End of Day Share Price2020/07/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.