$AFL (Aflac Incorporated)

$AFL {{ '2015-08-25T19:56:12+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$AFL 2Q15 10-Q: Cash and cash equivalents totaled $3.1Bil, or 3% of total investments and cash, as of June 30, 2015, vs. $4.7Bil, or 4.3%, at Dec. 31, 2014. Total investment and cash as of June 30, 2015, was $103.28Bil vs. $107.35Bil at Dec. 31, 2014.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-27T21:12:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $AFL has urged its shareholders not to tender their Aflac shares in response to an offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1.5MM shares of the company. According to Aflac, the offer price of $74.25 per share is about 4.32% lower than the $77.60 closing price of its stock on June 23, the last trading day prior to the offer.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-27T13:45:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said J. Brian Angel, VP of State Government Relations, will replace Jack Friou, who will step down as the Head of the Government Relations team effective July 1. Mr. Friou will remain with the company through the end of 2017 as a senior advisor.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-09T09:37:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Paul Amos has resigned as the President of $AFL and from its BoD to join a private equity firm, effective July 1. CEO Dan Amos will take charge as the President, while additional responsibilities will be shared by select members of the executive management team in Japan and the US.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T17:49:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AFL said that on the hedged to unhedged US dollar investments in the Japanese arm, it has had a level of unhedged US dollar portfolio for a long time. The company's performance in Japan allows it to think more about a higher dollar amount to be held unhedged. Additionally, on the repatriation in Japan, $AFL repatriated north of 30Bil yen YTD.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T17:20:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Regarding the 2018 hedge cost, $AFL commented that the company is ramping up a floating rate portfolio as part of its strategy. Ultimately, the company will have a blended cost structure going into 2018. However, $AFL's forecast is for rising hedge cost and until that changes the company is good to be prudent on the estimate.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:32:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $AFL repurchased $600MM, or 8.5MM of its common shares. At the end of March, it had 18.3MM shares available for purchase under its share repurchase authorizations.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:30:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL BoD declared its cash dividend for 2Q17. The dividend of $0.43 per share is payable on June 1, 2017, to shareholders as on May 24, 2017.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:28:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL Japan's premium income, net of reinsurance agreements, decreased 1.1% in 1Q17, which hurt its earnings during the quarter. Meanwhile, net investment income declined 6.3%, reflecting the stronger yen/dollar exchange rate

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:25:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $AFL reiterated its guidance for operating EPS of $6.40 to $6.65, assuming the average exchange rate in 2016 of 108.70 yen to the dollar.  If the yen averages 105 to 115 to the dollar for 2Q17, $AFL would expect operating earnings to be approx $1.55 to $1.70 per share in 2Q17.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:20:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $AFL posted lower revenue and income in 1Q17. This was primarily due to lower premium and investment income in the Japan segment, attributable to the low-interest-rate environment. Total revenues decreased 2.6% to $5.3Bil. Net earnings were $592MM, or $1.47 per share, compared with $731MM, or $1.74 per share, a year ago.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-25T21:49:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL announced that Masatoshi Koide, who currently serves as deputy president of Aflac Japan, will be promoted to president and COO of Aflac Japan. Hiroshi Yamauchi, who currently serves as COO of Aflac Japan, will assume the role of VC of Aflac Japan. These changes will become effective July 1, 2017.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-18T16:53:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Worksite insurer $AFL announced it will partner with media company Tough Mudder Inc., for Tough Mudder's 2017 events season.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-30T11:19:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL named Max Broden as SVP and Treasurer, reporting to the company's EVP and CFO Frederick Crawford. In the new role effective April 4, 2017, Broden will be responsible for overseeing Corporate Finance, Investor and Rating Agency Relations as well as U.S. Corporate Development.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-20T14:03:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said it is seeking partners in innovation with Ventures Capital efforts. The company intends to build up to a $100MM fund over 3 years, investing in early-stage companies in both the U.S. and Japan, depending on the quality and viability of the opportunities.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-20T14:02:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said it is pursuing investment opportunities targeting early-stage companies whose mission is relevant to the company's core business. $AFL Corporate Ventures partners with technology accelerators to create the agility required to quickly identify and invest in early-stage companies.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-20T12:10:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Aflac Corporate Ventures, a unit of $AFL, will maintain offices in North Carolina, and in California, as part of a partnership agreement with a technology company. Aflac intends to build up to a $100MM fund over three years, investing in early-stage companies in the US and Japan.

$AFL {{ '2017-02-01T20:00:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AFL's total revenues in Aflac Japan were down 1.1% in 4Q16. Net investment income decreased 7.6%, as the stronger yen/dollar exchange rate significantly impacted the reported results of Aflac Japan's dollar-denominated investment income, which accounted for approx. 47% of Aflac Japan's 4Q16 investment income.

$AFL {{ '2017-02-01T19:56:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 4Q16, $AFL’s total revenues in Aflac US increased 2.6% to $1.5Bil. Premium income increased 2.2% to $1.4Bil. Net investment income was up 4% to $177MM. Pretax operating profit margin for the US segment was 17%, compared with 15.8% a year ago. Pretax operating earnings were $262MM, an increase of 10.4% for 4Q16.

$AFL {{ '2017-01-31T21:49:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $AFL declared 1Q17 cash dividend of $0.43 per share, payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 15, 2017.

$AFL {{ '2017-01-31T21:46:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL expects 2017 operating earnings to be in the range of $6.40 to $6.65 per diluted share. The company anticipates to repurchase in the range of $1.3Bil to $1.5Bil of its shares in 2017, front-end loaded in 1H17.

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