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34. State Farm Insurance Cos.
State Farm Insurance Cos.
Rank: 34 (Previous rank: 31)
CEO: Edward B. Rust Jr.
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It's been a rough couple of years for insurance companies, and State Farm was no exception: The company's core property and casualty businesses suffered underwriting losses of $3.7 billion last year. No matter. Thanks to a sharp uptick in the company's investment assets, State Farm still managed to post after-tax profits of $777 million.

Too bad you can't buy shares of State Farm -- the insurance giant is owned by its policyholders. But you can purchase just about any kind of coverage from them. And thanks to its burgeoning financial operations, consumers can now borrow money and buy an assortment of mutual funds as well. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 61,479.6 0.2
Profits 766.7 N.A.
Assets 183,784.8
Stockholders' equity 58,103.3
Market value (3/26/2010) N.A.
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.2
Assets 0.4
Stockholders' equity 1.3
Earnings per share  
2009 $ N.A.
% change from 2008 N.A.
1999-2009 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2009 N.A.
1999-2009 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 State Farm Insurance Cos. 34 61,479.6
2 Auto-Owners Insurance 418 5,017.1
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710
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