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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.11
AEL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. AEL: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AEL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.81 Max: N/A
Current: 1.11
Equity to Asset 0.04
AEL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. AEL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AEL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.1
Interest Coverage 6.36
AEL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.72 vs. AEL: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AEL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 2.28 Max: 15.73
Current: 6.36
0.08
15.73
F-Score: 5
M-Score: 0.43
WACC vs ROIC
13.61%
7.57%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.97
AEL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. AEL: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AEL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.08  Med: 14.28 Max: 41.53
Current: 16.97
5.08
41.53
Net-margin (%) 11.07
AEL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. AEL: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AEL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.34  Med: 5.95 Max: 14.47
Current: 11.07
3.34
14.47
ROE (%) 8.00
AEL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. AEL: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AEL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.69  Med: 7.25 Max: 16.31
Current: 8
3.69
16.31
ROA (%) 0.35
AEL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. AEL: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AEL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.35
0.12
0.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
AEL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. AEL: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.2  Med: 10.00 Max: 58.6
Current: -8.1
-25.2
58.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.00
AEL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. AEL: 28.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.8  Med: 19.20 Max: 102.7
Current: 28
-40.8
102.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 45.60
AEL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. AEL: 45.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AEL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: 12.90 Max: 148.6
Current: 45.6
-36.3
148.6
» AEL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

AEL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 99,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,794 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,068 sh (+6.54%)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,803,045 sh (-1.57%)
John Keeley 1,772,644 sh (-4.74%)
Diamond Hill Capital 275,245 sh (-16.92%)
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Q3 2015

AEL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 435,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 51,050 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 105,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 64,332 sh (+366.38%)
David Dreman 7,218 sh (+42.42%)
John Keeley 2,219,564 sh (+25.21%)
Diamond Hill Capital 276,210 sh (+0.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,718,300 sh (-3.02%)
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Q4 2015

AEL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 9,452 sh (New)
Richard Snow 97,940 sh (+91.85%)
John Keeley 2,366,090 sh (+6.60%)
Diamond Hill Capital 277,235 sh (+0.37%)
Ken Fisher 2,712,948 sh (-0.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 103,300 sh (-2.18%)
David Dreman 5,068 sh (-29.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,994 sh (-34.72%)
Steven Cohen 168,700 sh (-61.22%)
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Q1 2016

AEL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on American Equity Investment Life Holding Co

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on American Equity Investment Life Holding Co - Jun 26, 2014

Life insurer American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL) reported disappointing results due to a mismatch in their hedge position. We believe the company will continue to benefit from the growing demand for indexed annuities and from any increase in long-term rates.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Small Cap Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.36
AEL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. AEL: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AEL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 10.86 Max: 57.84
Current: 6.36
4.8
57.84
PE(NRI) 6.36
AEL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.12 vs. AEL: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AEL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 10.93 Max: 59.62
Current: 6.36
4.8
59.62
P/B 0.49
AEL's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. AEL: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AEL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.49
0.33
1.63
P/S 0.72
AEL's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AEL: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AEL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.72
0.35
1.81
PFCF 2.13
AEL's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. AEL: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AEL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.22 Max: 108.91
Current: 2.13
0.7
108.91
POCF 2.12
AEL's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. AEL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AEL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.21 Max: 58.91
Current: 2.12
0.69
58.91
EV-to-EBIT 3.51
AEL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. AEL: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AEL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 4.40 Max: 17.9
Current: 3.51
-7.5
17.9
EV-to-EBITDA 3.47
AEL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. AEL: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AEL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 3.90 Max: 10
Current: 3.47
-6.9
10
Shiller P/E 9.25
AEL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. AEL: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AEL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.61  Med: 13.86 Max: 23.11
Current: 9.25
8.61
23.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.65
AEL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. AEL: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AEL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.65
0.17
2.19
Dividend Payout 0.08
AEL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. AEL: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AEL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.08
0.01
0.25
Dividend Growth (3y) 13.60
AEL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
51% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. AEL: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AEL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.60 Max: 71
Current: 13.6
0
71
Forward Dividend Yield 1.65
AEL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. AEL: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.70
AEL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
92% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. AEL: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AEL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.72 Max: 4.9
Current: 3.7
0.38
4.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.20
AEL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. AEL: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AEL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.2  Med: -6.00 Max: 0.8
Current: -7.2
-42.2
0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.49
AEL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AEL: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AEL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.49
0.43
1.4
Price/Projected FCF 0.15
AEL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. AEL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AEL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.15
0.16
0.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
AEL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AEL: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AEL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.99
0.52
1.78
Price/Graham Number 0.37
AEL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. AEL: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AEL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.37
0.38
0.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 28.25
AEL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. AEL: 28.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AEL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 21.05 Max: 30667.3
Current: 28.25
5.6
30667.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 42.67
AEL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. AEL: 42.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AEL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: 27.30 Max: 92.9
Current: 42.67
-1.7
92.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1528
EPS $ 2.09
Beta2.30
Short Percentage of Float10.84%
52-Week Range $12.65 - 30.02
Shares Outstanding(Mil)81.86

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
Compare:LSE:PHNX, JSE:LBH, JSE:MMI, TPE:2823, NYSE:PRI, TPE:2888 » details
Traded in other countries:AM5.Germany,
American Equity Investment Life Holding Company was incorporated in the state of Iowa on December 15, 1995. The Company is engaged in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. It is a full service underwriter of fixed annuity and life insurance products through its wholly-owned life insurance subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company. Its target market includes the group of individuals ages 45-75 who are seeking to accumulate tax-deferred savings. The Company is currently licensed to sell its products in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Company markets its products through a variable cost brokerage distribution network of approximately 45 national marketing organizations and, through them, approximately 27,000 independent agents. The Company competes with Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America; Security Benefit Life; Great American Life Insurance Company; Athene USA Corp; EquiTrust Life Insurance Company; Midland National Life Insurance Company; North American Company for Life and Health Insurance and among others. The Company is subject to extensive laws and regulations that are administered and enforced by a number of different regulatory authorities including state insurance regulators, the NAIC, the SEC and the New York Stock Exchange.
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