Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company serving large companies, and mid-market and small businesses worldwide. The company designs and delivers solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. It advises clients across four business segments: Corporate Risk and Broking; Exchange Solutions; Human Capital and Benefits; and Investment, Risk, and Reinsurance. The company was formerly known as Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company and changed its name to Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in January 2016. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Business Analysis of Willis Towers Watson
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- Revenue Growth: Willis Towers Watson reported a revenue growth of 106.0% year-on-year during 2016. Property & Casualty Insurance Industry grew at 6.6% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: Willis Towers Watson COGS share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- R&D share of Revenues: Willis Towers Watson R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Willis Towers Watson spent 58.9% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Property & Casualty Insurance industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 14.9%
- Inventory share of Revenues: Willis Towers Watson Inventory share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: Willis Towers Watson Accounts Payable share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Willis Towers Watson invested 26.4% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 33.0%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Willis Towers Watson invested 10.6% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Property & Casualty Insurance industry average PPE investment in the same period was 30.9%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Willis Towers Watson invested 187.4% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 29.7%
- Net Margins: Willis Towers Watson Net Margins in the year 2016 were 5.3%. Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.2%
Sector and Industry Association of Willis Towers Watson
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Willis Towers Watson is associated with Financials Sector Group, Insurance Sector, and Property & Casualty Insurance Industry.
Insurance sector is comprised of the following industries: Life Insurance; Property & Casualty Insurance; Surety & Title Insurance; Insurance Brokerage; Diversified Insurance. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Life Insurance industry includes companies engaged principally in life insurance.
- Property & Casualty Insurance industry includes companies engaged principally in accident, fire, automotive, marine, malpractice and other classes of non-life insurance.
- Surety & Title Insurance industry includes companies providing title & surety insurance.
- Insurance Brokerage industry includes insurance brokers and agencies.
- Diversified Insurance industry includes companies with life, health, property & casualty, and reinsurance interests, none of which predominates.
Industry Ranking of Willis Towers Watson
With $7.9 billion revenues, Willis Towers Watson ranked number 11 of all the companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry. There were a total of 66 public companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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