NU Online News Service, Feb. 21, 1:56 p.m. – Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., is reporting a $57 million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2001 on $2 billion in revenue, compared with a $377 million net loss on $2.2 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2000.
Net results for the latest quarter include $92 million in investment losses, expenses related to securities litigation, and other charges and gains. Operating income, which excludes those charges and gains, fell to $34 million, from $41 million, Conseco says.
Conseco has a life and health insurance operation and a consumer finance operation.
The insurance operations are reporting $200 million in operating earnings for the fourth quarter on $1.3 billion in premium revenue, compared with $227 million in operating earnings on $1.3 billion in premium revenue for the fourth quarter of 2000.