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17. American International Group
American International Group
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 17 (Previous rank: 16)
CEO: Robert H. Benmosche
Compare tool: American International Group vs. Top 10
Sure, AIG turned in the worst underwriting results among the nation's big insurers -- paying out nearly 30% more on claims and expenses than it received in premiums. Still, AIG swung to a tidy profit last year after a disastrous 2009.

For that bit of financial wizardry, credit outspoken CEO Robert Benmosche, who's defying all odds turning around the beleaguered insurance giant. The company has repaid billions to the government -- including its entire obligation to the Fed -- and regained access to credit and debt markets. A recent move: unloading two insurance units for $37 billion. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 104,417.0 1.2
Profits 7,786.0 N.A.
Assets 683,443.0
Stockholders' equity 85,319.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 65,589.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.5
Assets 1.1
Stockholders' equity 9.1
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 11.60
% change from 2009 N.A.
2000-2010 annual growth rate % -13.0
Total return to investors %
2010 92.2
2000-2010 annual rate -29.0
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Berkshire Hathaway 7 136,185.0
2 American International Group 17 104,417.0
3 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 82 33,193.0
4 Allstate 89 31,400.0
5 Travelers Cos. 106 25,112.0
6 Hartford Financial Services 117 22,383.0
7 Nationwide 127 20,265.0
8 United Services Automobile Assn. 145 17,946.1
9 Progressive 164 14,963.3
10 Loews 168 14,621.0
11 Chubb 185 13,319.0
12 Assurant 285 8,527.7
13 American Family Insurance Group 358 6,491.8
14 Fidelity National Financial 398 5,740.3
15 Erie Insurance Group 461 4,890.0
16 W.R. Berkley 475 4,724.1
17 American Financial Group 489 4,497.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
Since the company’s recapitalization, Jan. 14, 2011, the U.S. Treasury has held 92.2% of the common stock.
Spun off Transatlantic Holdings (2010 rank: 503), June 10, 2009.
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180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
212-770-7000
www.aigcorporate.com
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