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Aflac ROA %

: 2.21% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Aflac's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $3,552 Mil. Aflac's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $161,045 Mil. Therefore, Aflac's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 2.21%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Aflac's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:AFL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78   Med: 2.29   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.63

1.78
3.45

During the past 13 years, Aflac's highest ROA % was 3.45%. The lowest was 1.78%. And the median was 2.29%.

NYSE:AFL's ROA % is ranked higher than
61% of the 499 Companies
in the Insurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. NYSE:AFL: 2.63 )

Aflac ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Aflac's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Aflac Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.14 3.45 2.10 2.25 3.01

Aflac Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.18 2.34 3.20 2.77 2.21

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Aflac ROA % Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Aflac's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Aflac's ROA % falls into.



Aflac ROA % Calculation

Aflac's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=4778/( (152768+165086)/ 2 )
=4778/158927
=3.01 %

Aflac's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=3552/( (161492+160597)/ 2 )
=3552/161044.5
=2.21 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=3552/161044.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(3552 / 20768)*(20768 / 161044.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=17.1 %*0.129
=2.21 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Aflac Business Description

Aflac logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524114 SIC : 6321
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, USA, 31999
Aflac Inc offers supplemental health insurance and life insurance in the two largest insurance markets in the world, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to its cancer policies, the company has broadened its product offerings to include accidents, disability, and long-term-care insurance. It markets its products through independent distributors, selling most of its policies directly to consumers at their places of work.
Executives
Williams Richard Jr officer: Executive V.P. 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lake Charles D Ii officer: Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ AFLAC INC 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lloyd Karole director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Crawford Frederick John officer: President & COO AFLAC INCORPORATED COLUMBUS 2Q 31999
Tillman Audrey B officer: Executive Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Beaver Steven Kent officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac US 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS 2Q 31999
Broden Max officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Howard June P officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kenny Thomas J director FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC 901 MARINERS ISLAND BLVD 6TH FLOOR SAN MATEO CA 94404
Stith Melvin T director 1111 BAY AVENUE, SUITE 501 COLUMBUS GA 31901
Bowers William P director 600 NORTH 18TH STREET BIN 15N-8170 BIRMINGHAM AL 35203
Moskowitz Joseph L director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Fukuzawa Toshihiko director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Rohrer Katherine director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kiser Georgette D. director 1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON DC 20004-2505

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