Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Hannover Rück SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance products and services worldwide.


Trading at 29.5% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 2.55% per year

Earnings grew by 17.8% over the past year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 2.76%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for HNR1 from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Hannover Rück's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HNR1 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Insurance


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Insurance


DE Market

Return vs Industry: HNR1 exceeded the German Insurance industry which returned 30.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HNR1 exceeded the German Market which returned 15.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.6%1.3%0.1%
30 Day7.9%5.5%0.2%
90 Day13.4%8.2%3.3%
1 Year52.5%46.7%34.6%28.9%17.6%14.1%
3 Year101.2%77.2%67.4%47.2%14.8%4.8%
5 Year183.0%126.3%102.1%61.8%22.2%5.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Hannover Rück's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Hannover Rück 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: HNR1 (€190.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€270.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HNR1 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HNR1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the Insurance industry average (12.7x).

PE vs Market: HNR1 is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the German market (20.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HNR1 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.7x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HNR1 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the DE Insurance industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Hannover Rück forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HNR1's forecast earnings growth (2.6% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: HNR1's earnings (2.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HNR1's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: HNR1's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HNR1's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HNR1's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Hannover Rück performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HNR1 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HNR1's current net profit margins (6.4%) are higher than last year (6.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HNR1's earnings have grown by 1.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HNR1's earnings growth over the past year (17.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HNR1 earnings growth over the past year (17.8%) exceeded the Insurance industry 7.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HNR1's Return on Equity (12.3%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Hannover Rück's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: HNR1 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HNR1's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.3x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: HNR1's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if HNR1 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: HNR1 reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if HNR1 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: HNR1 has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if HNR1 has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Hannover Rück's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: HNR1's dividend (2.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).

High Dividend: HNR1's dividend (2.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.59%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HNR1's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HNR1's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.8%), HNR1's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HNR1's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.3% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Jean-Jacques Henchoz (55yo)




Mr. Jean-Jacques Henchoz has been Member of Management Board at Talanx AG since April 1, 2019. Mr. Henchoz has been Chief Executive Officer of Hannover Rück SE since May 8, 2019 and has been its Member of  ...

Leadership Team

Roland Vogel
CFO & Member of the Executive Board10.8yrs€1.25mno data
Michael Pickel
Member of the Executive Board20.1yrs€1.30mno data
Klaus Miller
Member of the Executive Board9.4yrs€1.03mno data
Claude Chèvre
Member of the Executive Board8.3yrs€1.13mno data
Sven Althoff
Member of the Executive Board5.5yrs€968.10kno data
Jean-Jacques Henchoz
CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board0.8yrsno datano data
Silke Sehm
Member of Executive Board0.9yrsno datano data
Julia Hartmann
Senior IR Manager- Corporate Communications0yrsno datano data
Karl Steinle
Head of Corporate Communications10.3yrsno datano data
Derek Spafford
Head of Canadian Branch0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HNR1's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Erhard Schipporeit
Member of the Supervisory Board12.8yrs€80.20kno data
Herbert Haas
Member of the Supervisory Board18.1yrs€283.50kno data
Frauke Heitmüller
Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board7.8yrs€66.00kno data
Torsten Leue
Chairman of Supervisory Board0.8yrs€116.80kno data
Andrea Maria Pollak
Member of the Supervisory Board8.8yrs€66.00kno data
Ursula Lipowsky
Member of the Supervisory Board1.8yrs€52.90kno data
Michael Ollmann
Supervisory Board Member0.8yrsno datano data
Natalie Ardalan
Member of Supervisory Board1.1yrsno datano data
Ilka Hundeshagen
Member of Supervisory Board1.1yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HNR1's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Hannover Rück SE's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hannover Rück SE
  • Ticker: HNR1
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Reinsurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: €22.938b
  • Shares outstanding: 120.60m
  • Website: https://www.hannover-re.com

Number of Employees


  • Hannover Rück SE
  • Karl-Wiechert-Allee 50
  • Hanover
  • Lower Saxony
  • 30625
  • Germany


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HVRR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesRegistered SharesUSUSDDec 1994
HNR1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesDEEURDec 1994
HNR1XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesRegistered SharesDEEURDec 1994
0M9ALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesRegistered SharesGBEURDec 1994
HNR1DBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesRegistered SharesGBEURDec 1994
HNR1SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesRegistered SharesCHCHFDec 1994
HNR1ETLX (Eurotlx)YesRegistered SharesITEURDec 1994
HNR1WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesRegistered SharesATEURDec 1994
HNRBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)ADR (EACH REP 0.5 COM SHS) (SPONS)DEEURFeb 2000


Hannover Rück SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance products and services worldwide. It operates through Property & Casualty Reinsurance, and Life & Health Reinsurance segments. The Property & Casualty Reinsurance segment offers specialty lines comprising marine, aviation, facultative, credit, surety, and political risks reinsurance products; and treaty, catastrophe XL, and structured reinsurance, as well as insurance-linked securities. This segment also provides risk solutions for casualty and property, as well as for agricultural, livestock, and bloodstock businesses; aviation and space business; and marine and offshore energy business. The Life & Health Reinsurance segment offers credit life, enhanced annuities, group life and health, 60+, and Sharia-compliant Takaful reinsurance products. This segment also provides risk solutions in the areas of critical illness, disability, health, longevity, long term care, and mortality. In addition, it offers various financial solutions, including new-business financing; monetization of embedded value; reserve and solvency relief; and divestiture of non-core businesses. The company was formerly known as Hannover Rückversicherung AG and changed its name to Hannover Rück SE in March 2013. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Hanover, Germany. Hannover Rück SE is a subsidiary of Talanx AG. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/18 20:52
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.