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American National Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

Stocks in this article: ANAT

GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American National Insurance Company (Nasdaq:ANAT) announced third quarter 2013 net income of $82,613,000 ($3.07 per diluted share) compared to net income of $59,186,000 ($2.20 per diluted share) for the same period in 2012. A 7.0% increase in operating earnings and higher realized investment gains both contributed to the increase in net income.

Third quarter after tax operating income, which excludes after tax net realized investment gains, increased to $54,349,000 ($2.02 per diluted share), as compared with $50,782,000 ($1.89 per diluted share) for the same period in 2012. After tax net realized investment gains were $28,264,000 ($1.05 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $8,404,000 ($0.31 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2012.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $200,753,000 ($7.46 per diluted share), an increase from net income of $124,908,000 ($4.65 per diluted share) for the same period in 2012.

After-tax operating earnings for the first nine months of 2013, which exclude after tax net realized investment gains, were $133,172,000 ($4.95 per diluted share) compared to $108,802,000 ($4.05 per diluted share) for the same period in 2012. Operations for the period benefited from investment income relating to prepayment of mortgage loan investments and the disposition of certain investment real estate.  After tax net realized investment gains totaled $67,581,000 ($2.51 per diluted share) for the first nine months of 2013 compared with after tax net realized investment gains of $16,106,000 ($0.60 per diluted share) for the same period in 2012.

Recurring life insurance premiums on new issues were up 36.0% over the prior year. Stockholders' Equity as of September 30, 2013 increased 4.8% from the end of 2012 to $4.0 billion.  Book value per share was $149.15 at September 30, 2013 as compared to $142.63 per share at December 31, 2012. Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 3.2% compared to the same period in 2012, primarily as a result of a higher level of realized gains on investments.

American National Insurance Company
COMPARATIVE OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Compiled on a GAAP basis ( Preliminary & Unaudited) *
         
  Quarters Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
         
Revenues   $ 785,504,000  $ 760,068,000  $ 2,304,209,000  $ 2,233,705,000
After-tax earnings:        
Operating earnings **  $ 54,349,000  $ 50,782,000  $ 133,172,000  $ 108,802,000
Net realized investment gains  28,264,000  8,404,000  67,581,000  16,106,000
Net income  82,613,000  59,186,000  200,753,000  124,908,000
         
Per share earnings:        
Operating earnings – Diluted **  $ 2.02  $ 1.89  $ 4.95  $ 4.05
Net realized investment gains – Diluted  1.05  0.31  2.51  0.60
Net income – Diluted  3.07  2.20  7.46  4.65
         
Weighted average number of shares upon which computations are based:        
Diluted   26,905,093  26,870,655  26,910,017  26,859,100
Basic  26,780,313  26,736,464  26,789,564  26,699,211
         
         
    As of  
    September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012  
         
Book value per diluted share    $ 149.15  $ 142.63  
         
         
* Results are preliminary and unaudited. American National expects to timely file its third quarter 2013 Form 10-Q.
** Operating earnings exclude after-tax realized investment gains and losses. The sum of Operating earnings (losses) and Net realized investment gains (losses) is equal to Net income (loss).

American National Insurance Company (American National), headquartered in Galveston, Texas, was founded in 1905 and is licensed to conduct the business of insurance in all states except New York. American National has been assigned an 'A' rating by A.M. Best Company and an 'A' rating by Standard & Poor's, both of which are nationally recognized rating agencies.

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