Aflac Inc., Columbus, Ga. (NYSE: AFL) reported fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $6.0 billion, a 12.9% rise compared with $5.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net earnings totaled $546 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, compared with $437 million, or $.92 per share, a year ago.
Operating earnings in the fourth quarter were $691 million, compared with $628 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating earnings per diluted share rose 11.3% to $1.48 in the quarter, compared with $1.33 a year ago.
Total revenues were up 6.9% to $22.2 billion, compared with $20.7 billion a year ago. Net earnings were $2.0 billion, or $4.18 per diluted share, compared with $2.3 billion, or $4.95 per share, in 2010.
Operating earnings for the full year were $3.0 billion, or $6.33 per diluted share, compared with $2.6 billion, or $5.53 per diluted share, in 2010.
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Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Minneapolis (NYSE: AMP), reported fourth quarter 2011 operating earnings of $312 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to $340 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, a year ago. Net income from continuing operations attributable to Ameriprise Financial for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $240 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, compared to $306 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, a year ago.
On a full-year basis, the company delivered “record” operating earnings and net revenues driven by strong growth in its fee-based advisory and asset management businesses. Compared to 2010, operating net revenues grew 10 percent to $10.1 billion, operating earnings grew 4 percent to $1.2 billion, and operating earnings per diluted share increased 10 percent to $5.00.
Assurant, Inc., New York (NYSE: AIZ) reported net operating income of $154.3 million, or $1.65 per diluted share, compared to fourth quarter 2010 net operating income of $115.8 million, or $1.08 per diluted share. Assurant’s net operating income for the year totaled $444.7 million, or $4.55 per diluted share, compared to $560.1 million, or $5.02 per diluted share in 2010.