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LIC will be valued at a discount to private sector insurers. Here’s why.

LIC’s DRHP highlights many hits, but there are a few misses that should not be overlooked by investors

February 17, 2022 / 06:32 PM IST
LIC will be valued at a discount to private sector insurers. Here’s why.

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Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook

The government has set the ball rolling for the initial public offer (IPO) of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) by filing a draft prospectus with the capital markets regulator. As per the DRHP, government is looking to divest a 5 percent stake in its most-prized possession. The first formal step towards arriving at an insurance company’s valuation is determining the embedded value (EV), which is the sum of present value of all future profits from existing businesses plus...

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