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American International Group
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 16 (Previous rank: 245)
CEO: Robert Benmosche
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The good news: AIG chief Robert Benmosche is making good on his promise to repay $180 billion in government bailout money. The company sold two insurance operations earlier this year for $50 billion, most of which will go to repaying its debt to the government.

The bad news: AIG lost $11 billion last year. Then there's the company's ugly balance sheet -- $140 billion in debt, $150 billion worth of credit default swaps -- its numerous legal entanglements, government investigations, and inability to hold onto key executives. It all makes AIG stock, which has gyrated wildly in the past year, better to ogle that own. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 103,189.0 829.3
Profits -10,949.0 N.A.
Assets 847,585.0
Stockholders' equity 69,824.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 4,615.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues -10.6
Assets -1.3
Stockholders' equity -15.7
Earnings per share  
2009 $ -90.48
% change from 2008 N.A.
1999-2009 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2009 -4.5
1999-2009 annual rate -31.4
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Berkshire Hathaway 11 112,493.0
2 American International Group 16 103,189.0
3 Allstate 68 32,013.0
4 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 71 31,094.0
5 Hartford Financial Services 97 24,701.0
6 Travelers Cos. 98 24,680.0
7 Nationwide 118 20,751.0
8 United Services Automobile Association 132 17,557.6
9 Progressive 161 14,563.6
10 Loews 165 14,123.0
11 Chubb 176 13,016.0
12 Assurant 268 8,700.5
13 American Family Insurance Group 344 6,453.4
14 First American Corp. 361 5,972.8
15 Fidelity National Financial 366 5,857.7
16 W.R. Berkley 463 4,431.2
17 American Financial Group 478 4,320.6
18 Erie Insurance Group 484 4,255.4
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
As of September 2008, the company's common stock became 79.9% owned by the U.S. government.
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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