Stock Analysis Report

United Overseas Insurance

Executive Summary

United Overseas Insurance Limited underwrites general insurance products in Singapore, ASEAN countries, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has United Overseas Insurance's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: U13 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SG Insurance


SG Market

1 Year Return




SG Insurance


SG Market

Return vs Industry: U13 exceeded the SG Insurance industry which returned -3.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: U13 exceeded the SG Market which returned -4.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%-2.1%-1.2%
30 Day2.3%-6.1%-3.1%
90 Day2.0%-4.3%-2.3%
1 Year1.8%-1.2%-1.2%-3.5%-0.5%-4.4%
3 Year55.3%40.4%21.6%12.9%8.0%-3.4%
5 Year75.2%47.6%20.5%7.9%7.6%-10.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is United Overseas Insurance's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is United Overseas Insurance 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: U13 (SGD7.16) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SGD8.38)

Significantly Below Fair Value: U13 is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: U13 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.8x) compared to the Insurance industry average (11.7x).

PE vs Market: U13 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.8x) compared to the SG market (13.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate U13's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: U13 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the XA Insurance industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is United Overseas Insurance forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Insurance industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as United Overseas Insurance has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has United Overseas Insurance performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: U13 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: U13's current net profit margins (58.4%) are higher than last year (58.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: U13's earnings have grown by 9.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: U13's earnings growth over the past year (69.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: U13 earnings growth over the past year (69.5%) exceeded the Insurance industry 3.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: U13's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is United Overseas Insurance'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: U13 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: U13's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2586.2x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: U13's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if U13 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: U13 reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if U13 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: U13 has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if U13 has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is United Overseas Insurance's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Purchase United Overseas Insurance before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: U13's dividend (3.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (2.6%).

High Dividend: U13's dividend (3.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (5.7%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: U13's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: U13's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.7%), U13's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average board tenure


David Chan (65yo)


Mr. Mun Wai Chan, also known as David, BBA, Chartered Insurer (FCII) serves as Chief Executive and Principal Officer of United Overseas Insurance Ltd. and has been its Managing Director since January 01, 1 ...

Board Members

Mun Wai Chan
MD, CEO & Director0yrsno data0.034% SGD150.2k
Ee Cheong Wee
Non-Executive Director28.9yrsS$22.50kno data
Cho-Yaw Wee
Chairman49.1yrsS$52.50k0.062% SGD272.4k
Soo Jin Hwang
Independent & Non-Executive Director49yrsS$45.00k0.16% SGD715.0k
Soo Suan Yang
Independent & Non-Executive Director28.9yrsS$45.00kno data
Hwee Hong Chng
Independent & Non-Executive Director4.1yrsS$32.50kno data
N. Ganesan Pillay
Independent & Non-Executive Director8.6yrsS$32.50kno data
Yew Kee Ho
Independent & Non-Executive Director4.7yrsS$22.50kno data
Kim Leng Chua
Independent Non-Executive Director0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: U13's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 27.4 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

United Overseas Insurance Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: United Overseas Insurance Limited
  • Ticker: U13
  • Exchange: SGX
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: S$437.258m
  • Shares outstanding: 61.16m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • United Overseas Insurance Limited
  • No. 28-01, Springleaf Tower
  • 3 Anson Road
  • Singapore
  • 79909
  • Singapore


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
U13SGX (Singapore Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesSGSGDJan 1992
IZBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992


United Overseas Insurance Limited underwrites general insurance products in Singapore, ASEAN countries, and internationally. It offers personal insurance products that include travel, personal accident, home protection, foreign domestic worker, and motor insurance products. The company provides commercial general insurance products, such as fire, business interruption, machinery/equipment all risks, burglary and theft, money, marine cargo, fidelity guarantee, plate glass, public liability, work injury compensation, and group personal accident insurance products. It also offers directors’ and officers’ insurance; contractors’ all risks/erection all risks insurance; and Takaful, an Islamic financial assurance to address misfortunes, accidents, or disasters. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Singapore. United Overseas Insurance Limited is a subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 12:37
End of Day Share Price2020/02/25 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.