american financial group inc (AFG) Key Developments
American Financial Group Inc. Promotes Kyle W. Ketabchi to Assistant Vice President
Jun 18 15
American Financial Group Inc. announced the promotion of Kyle W. Ketabchi to Assistant Vice President. In her new role, Ms. Ketabchi will continue to manage the corporate marketing and branding functions for Great American Insurance Group and American Financial Group, and will assume strategic oversight for branding within the Company. Ms. Ketabchi joined the organization in 1998 and most recently served as Divisional Vice President within the Company’s insurance operations. Before joining the Company, she held previous positions at Deaconess Hospital and the E.W. Scripps Company.
American Financial Group Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Financials Conference 2015, Jun-10-2015 12:40 PM
May 21 15
American Financial Group Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Financials Conference 2015, Jun-10-2015 12:40 PM. Venue: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue at 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States. Speakers: Carl H. Lindner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-President, Director, Chairman of Great American Insurance Company and Director of American Financial Corporation, Joseph E. Consolino, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Director, S. Craig Lindner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-President, Director, President of Great American Financial Resources Inc, Director of American Money Management Corporation, Director of American Financial Corporation and Director of Great American Financial Resources Inc.
American Financial Seeks Acquisitions
May 13 15
American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) is seeking acquisitions. American Financial added a Singapore operation earlier this year that makes its 31st specialty property and casualty business unit. Expect more similar moves, including possibly foreign acquisitions.
American Financial Group, Inc. Names John S. Fronduti as Assistant Vice President
May 4 15
American Financial Group Inc. named John S. Fronduti as Assistant Vice President. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fronduti was a partner with Keating, Muething and Klekamp.
American Financial Group Inc. Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Apr 27 15
American Financial Group Inc. announced earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net investment income of $388 million against $361 million a year ago. Total revenues were $1,294 million against $1,211 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $30 million against $161 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to shareholders were $19 million or $0.21 diluted per share against $103 million or $1.13 diluted per share a year ago. Book value per share excluding appropriated retained earnings was $56.01 against $55.65 a year ago. Book value per share excluding appropriated retained earnings and unrealized gains/losses on fixed maturities was $48.55 against $48.76 a year ago. Core operating earnings before income taxes was $167 million against $138 million a year ago. Core net operating earnings were $112 million against $91 million a year ago. Core net operating earnings per share in the quarter were $1.25, up 25% from a year ago. The $1.25 is based on core net operating earnings in the quarter of $112 million, which is an increase of $21 million year-over-year. Annualized core operating return on equity was 10.8% for the 2015 first quarter compared to 9.1% for the first quarter of 2014. Adjusted book value per share was $48.55 at March 31, 2015
The company expect premiums for the full year of 2015 to be 5% to 10% lower than the $3.7 billion reported in 2014, which is a change from the initial guidance the company shared in February when the company estimated the premiums would be flat to down slightly. The company is maintaining all other points of Annuity earnings guidance, including expectation that core pretax Annuity operating earnings will be in the range of $310 million to $340 million compared to the $328 million reported for the full year of 2014. The company is maintaining 2015 core operating earnings guidance for AFG in the range of $5.10 to $5.50 per share.