Key Developments: Aflac Inc (AFL)

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AFLAC Inc declares cash dividend
Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 04:11pm EST 

AFLAC Inc:Says it has declared the first quarter cash dividend.The first quarter dividend of $.37 per share is payable on Mar. 3, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc reaffirms FY 2014 EPS outlook
Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 04:10pm EST 

AFLAC Inc:Sees FY 2014 operating earnings per diluted share (EPS) to increase 2 pct to 5 pct.The company reported EPS of $6.18 in FY 2013.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Increases Shares Authorized For Repurchase
Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 04:40pm EST 

Aflac Incorporated announced that the Board of Directors authorized the purchase of up to 40 million shares of its common stock. This authorization is in addition to the 16.9 million shares that remained under a previous authorization as of September 30, 2013, bringing the total number of shares available for purchase to approximately 56.9 million. The company anticipates that the repurchase of shares will be conducted from time to time in open market or negotiated transactions, depending on market conditions.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance; Issues Q4 2013 EPS Guidance In Line With Analysts' Estimates; Declares Quarterly Dividend
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 04:15pm EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that for fiscal 2013, the Company reaffirmed objective to increase operating earnings per diluted share 4% to 7%, excluding the impact of the yen. Within that range, the Company expect operating earnings to increase approximately 5%, before the impact of foreign currency. If the yen averages $95 to $100 for the last three months of the year, the Company would expect reported operating earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 to be in the range of $1.38 to $1.43 per diluted share. Under that scenario, the Company would expect fiscal 2013 operating earnings of $6.16 to $6.21 per diluted share. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $6.19 for fiscal 2013 and EPS of $1.41 for the fourth quarter of 2013. The Company also announced that the Board of Directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 5.7%, effective with the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter dividend of $.37 per share is payable on December 2, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 20, 2013.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance-Conference Call
Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 09:30am EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that for fiscal 2013, on constant currency basis, it expects 5% increase equates to operating earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $6.93. The Company estimate that a one-year change in the average annual exchange rate will equal about $0.043 per share in earnings in fiscal 2013. If the yen averages JPY100 for the full year, the Company would expect reporting operating earnings of about $6.06 per diluted share.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Raises FY 2013 EPS Guidance-Conference Call
Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 11:15am EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that on a constant-currency basis it expects a 5% increase which equates to operating earnings per diluted share of $6.93 for fiscal 2013. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average are expecting to report EPS of $6.20 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Issues Q3 2013 EPS Guidance Below Analysts' Estimates; Lowers FY 2013 EPS Guidance; Declares Third Quarter Cash Dividend
Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 04:12pm EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that for the third quarter of 2013, it expects earnings to be approximately $1.41 to $1.51 per diluted share. The Company also announced that it expect fiscal 2013 reported operating earnings to be about $5.83 to $6.37 per diluted share. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $1.53 for the third quarter of 2013; revenues of $6.18 for fiscal 2013. The Company also announced that the board of directors declared the third quarter cash dividend. The third quarter dividend of $.35 per share is payable on September 3, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 21, 2013.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Announces Business Alliance between Subsidiary and Japan Post Co., Ltd.
Friday, 26 Jul 2013 02:00am EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that its subsidiary has signed a business alliance with Japan Post Co., Ltd. Through the business alliance, the two companies will cooperate in the promotion of cancer insurance business through another company and launch of new insurance agencies.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Prices $700 Million Of Senior Notes
Monday, 3 Jun 2013 05:07pm EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that it has priced $700 million (par value) of 10-year fixed-rate, senior notes with a coupon of 3.625%. The 10-year notes will be issued at a price of 100.00 to yield 3.625%. The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay, redeem or repurchase one or more of the parent company's ¥28.7 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.47% Samurai notes due July 2014; ¥5.5 billion aggregate principal amount of variable interest rate Samurai notes due July 2014 (which bear interest at an annual rate of 1.32% as of March 31, 2013); and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.45% senior notes due August 2015. The balance of the net proceeds is expected to be used for general corporate purposes, including capital contributions to subsidiaries, if needed. Goldman Sachs & Co., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as joint book-running managers for the transaction.  Full Article

AFLAC Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance; Issues Q2 2013 EPS Guidance Below Analysts' Estimates
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 04:13pm EDT 

AFLAC Inc announced that reflecting the underlying strength of the business, it still expects to have another good year. The Company reiterated objective for fiscal 2013 has not changed and expects to increase operating earnings per diluted share 4% to 7%, or approximately $6.86 to $7.06 per share, on a currency neutral basis. Assuming it achieve earnings objective and the yen averages 95 to 100 to the dollar for fiscal 2013, expects to report operating earnings of $5.99 to $6.37 per diluted share for the full year. For the second quarter of 2013, using the same currency assumptions, the Company expect operating earnings will be in the range of $1.41 to $1.56 per diluted share. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $6.26 for fiscal 2013; EPS of $1.57 for the second quarter of 2013.  Full Article

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