NU Online News Service, May 20, 2003, 4:42 p.m. EDT – Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., is reporting a $19 million net loss for the first quarter on $1.2 billion in revenue, compared with a $3 billion net loss on $1.3 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2002.
The 2002 results included a $2.9 billion charge for the cost of writing down the stated value of past acquisitions.
Conseco is now reorganizing its operations under the protection of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Conseco’s insurance operating companies are still solvent. Conseco hopes to sell its consumer finance unit and go forward as a company that focuses on the sale of insurance.