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american financial group inc (AFG) Key Developments

American Financial Group Seeks Acquisitions

American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Carl Lindner III, Chief Executive Officer of American Financial Group said that the company looks for acquisitions and ways to deploy the cash toward internal growth but it also gives plenty of the cash it generates back to the shareholders in the form of dividends and stock buybacks.

American Financial Group, Inc. Declares Special Dividend Payable on December 24, 2014

American Financial Group Inc. announced That it has declared a special, one-time cash dividend of $1.00 per share of American Financial Group Common Stock. The dividend is payable on December 24, 2014 to holders of record on December 15, 2014. The aggregate amount of the payment to be made in connection with this special dividend will be approximately $90 million. This special dividend is in addition to the Company's regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share that was last paid on October 27, 2014.

American Financial Group Seeks Acquisitions

American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Craig Lindner, Chief Executive Officer of American Financial Group said, "We’re always looking for ways to use that cash, and we're always looking for merger & acquisition possibilities."

American Financial Group Inc. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

American Financial Group Inc. reported consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of $116 million or $1.28 per share compared to $83 million or $0.92 per share for the 2013 third quarter. Annualized return on equity was 11.1% and 8.6% for the third quarters of 2014 and 2013, respectively. Core net operating earnings were $127 million or $1.40 per share compared to $97 million or $1.06 per share in the 2013 third quarter. Adjusted book value per share was $48.59, up 6% year-to-date. Total revenues were $1,581 million compared to $1,443 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $145 million compared to $142 million a year ago. Net written premiums were $1,242 million compared to $1,067 million a year ago. Core operating earnings before income taxes was $86 million compared to $78 million a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported core net operating earnings of $317 million compared to $268 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to shareholders were $325 million compared to $313 million a year ago. Core net operating earnings per share was $3.47 compared to $2.94 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $3.56 compared to $3.44 a year ago. Total revenues were $4,184 million compared to $3,730 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $436 million compared to $443 million a year ago. Net written premiums were $2,995 million compared to $2,520 million a year ago. Core operating earnings before income taxes was $243 million compared to $236 million a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2014. For the period, the company expects core net operating earnings unchanged at $4.50 to $4.90 per share.

American Financial Group Inc. to Report Q3, 2014 Results on Oct 28, 2014

American Financial Group Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2014 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Oct 28, 2014

 

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