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20. Allianz
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 20 (Previous rank: 22)
CEO: Michael Diekmann
Employees: 182,865
Address: Königinstrasse 28
Munich,   80802
Country: Germany
Website: www.allianz.com

The international insurer with approximately 75 million customers endured a tough year as its industry came under fire. The Munich-based company saw its stock tumble 49% to $105 a share by year's end. To help boost its balance sheet, Allianz unloaded its largest money-drainer, Dresdner Bank, selling it to Commerzbank for about $6.8 billion.

At least the company can look forward to one thing -- a payment from Hartford Financial Services Group. Allianz infused $2.5 billion in Hartford in the fall to help the ailing insurer and will receive some of its money back once Hartford sells up to $750 million in stock.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 142,394.6 1.3
Profits -3,577.2 -132.8
Assets 1,328,250.6
Stockholders' equity 46,820.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues -2.5
Assets -0.3
Rank Company Global 500
($ millions)
1 Allianz 20 142,394.6
2 Berkshire Hathaway 41 107,786.0
3 Munich Re Group 95 67,515.4
4 Tokio Marine Holdings 231 34,870.0
5 Zurich Financial Services 255 32,349.0
6 Allstate 295 29,394.0
7 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 304 28,855.0
8 Travelers Cos. 366 24,477.0
9 Mapfre Group 394 23,185.9
10 Swiss Reinsurance 398 23,081.8
11 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings 458 20,306.4
12 Nationwide 463 19,848.0
From the July 20, 2009 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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