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Aflac ROE %

: 10.56% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Net Income minus dividends to participating security holders) divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Aflac's annualized net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $3,552 Mil. Aflac's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $33,644 Mil. Therefore, Aflac's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 10.56%.

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

NYSE:AFL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.15   Med: 15.72   Max: 20.64
Current: 12.81

12.15
20.64

During the past 13 years, Aflac's highest ROE % was 20.64%. The lowest was 12.15%. And the median was 15.72%.

NYSE:AFL's ROE % is ranked higher than
68% of the 496 Companies
in the Insurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. NYSE:AFL: 12.81 )

Aflac ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Aflac's ROE % 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
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.93 20.43 12.15 12.61 15.29

Aflac Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROE % 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 31.74 11.53 15.75 13.43 10.56

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % 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 ROE % Distribution

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

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



Aflac ROE % Calculation

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

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=4778/( (28959+33559)/ 2 )
=4778/31259
=15.29 %

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

ROE %=Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=3552/( (33735+33552)/ 2 )
=3552/33643.5
=10.56 %

* 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 ROE %, the net income attributable to common stockholders of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=3552/33643.5
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(3552 / 20768)*(20768 / 161044.5)*(161044.5 / 33643.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=17.1 %*0.129*4.7868
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=2.21 %*4.7868
=10.56 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %**(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=3552/33643.5
=(Net Income /Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income/Operating Income) * (Operating Income/Revenue) * (Revenue/Total Assets) * (Total Assets/Total Stockholders Equity)
= (3552 / 4452) * (4452 / 0) * (0 / 20768) * (20768 / 161044.5) * (161044.5 / 33643.5)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.7978 * N/A * 0 % * 0.129 * 4.7868
=10.56 %

Note: The net income attributable to common stockholders data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income attributable to common stockholders data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.

* 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.

** The ROE % used above is for Du Pont Analysis only. It is different from the defined ROE % page on our website, as here it uses Net Income instead of Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders in the calculation.


Be Aware

Net income attributable to common stockholders is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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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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