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American National Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

GALVESTON, Texas, July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American National Insurance Company (Nasdaq:ANAT) announced second quarter 2015 net income of $35,053,000 or $1.30 per diluted share compared to net income of $57,174,000 or $2.11 per diluted share for the same period in 2014.

Second quarter after-tax operating income of $25,717,000 or $0.95 per diluted share decreased from $43,301,000 or $1.60 per diluted share for the same period in 2014. The lower operating earnings were primarily due to a decrease in net investment income and greater life policyholder benefits and property and casualty claims. After-tax operating income excludes realized investment earnings (losses), which is comprised of realized investment gains, equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and income from non-controlling interests. Realized investment earnings for the second quarter of 2015 were $9,336,000 or $0.35 per diluted share compared to $13,873,000 or $0.51 per diluted share for the same period in 2014.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $138,035,000 or $5.12 per diluted share compared to net income of $109,428,000 or $4.06 per diluted share for the same period in 2014.

After-tax operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $65,660,000 or $2.43 per diluted share, compared to $78,305,000 or $2.91 for the same period in 2014. Realized investment earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2015 totaled $72,375,000 or $2.69 per diluted share, an increase from $31,123,000 or $1.15 for the same period in 2014. The increase in realized investment earnings was primarily due to the sale of certain real estate holdings in unconsolidated joint ventures during the first quarter of 2015.

Total revenues of $717.5 million for the second quarter of 2015 were $37.3 million less or a 4.9% decrease over the second quarter in 2014, primarily due to a decrease in net investment income and annuity sales. At June 30, 2015, Stockholders' Equity totaled $4.5 billion, a 1.3% increase from December 31, 2014. Book value per diluted share increased to $166.44 at June 30, 2015 from $164.48 at December 31, 2014.

American National Insurance Company
COMPARATIVE OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Compiled on a GAAP basis (Preliminary & Unaudited)*
Quarters Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
As adjusted** As adjusted**
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues $ 717,506,000 $ 754,786,000 $ 1,474,073,000 $ 1,527,222,000
After-tax earnings:
Operating income *** $ 25,717,000 $ 43,301,000 $ 65,660,000 $ 78,305,000
Realized investment earnings *** 9,336,000 13,873,000 72,375,000 31,123,000
Net income $ 35,053,000 $ 57,174,000 $ 138,035,000 $ 109,428,000
Per share earnings:
Operating income – Diluted *** $ 0.95 $ 1.60 $ 2.43 $ 2.91
Realized investment earnings
– Diluted *** 0.35 0.51 2.69 1.15
Net income – Diluted $ 1.30 $ 2.11 $ 5.12 $ 4.06
Weighted average number of shares upon which computations are based:
Diluted 26,952,107 26,926,351 26,941,477 26,924,629
Basic 26,877,833 26,802,896 26,847,936 26,799,648
As of
As adjusted**
June 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Book value per diluted share $ 166.44 $ 164.48
* Results are preliminary and unaudited. American National expects to timely file its Form 10-Q in August.
** 2014 amounts have been adjusted for the adoption of ASU 2014-01.
*** Operating income excludes realized investment earnings, which is comprised of realized investment gains, equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, and income from non-controlling interests, after-tax. Net income is the sum of operating income and realized investment earnings.

American National Insurance Company, headquartered in Galveston, Texas, was founded in 1905 and is licensed to conduct the business of insurance in all states except New York. American National has been assigned an 'A' rating by A.M. Best Company and an 'A' rating by Standard & Poor's, both of which are nationally recognized rating agencies.

American National is also a family of companies that has, on a consolidated GAAP basis, $23.3 billion in assets, $18.8 billion in liabilities and $4.5 billion in stockholders' equity. American National and its subsidiaries offer a broad line of products and services, which include life insurance, annuities, health insurance, credit insurance, pension products and property and casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness, and targeted commercial exposures. The American National companies operate in all 50 states. Major insurance subsidiaries include American National Life Insurance Company of Texas, American National Life Insurance Company of New York, American National Property and Casualty Company, Garden State Life Insurance Company, Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company, Farm Family Life Insurance Company, Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company.

For more information, including company news and investor relations information, visit the company's web site at www.anico.com.

CONTACT: John J. Dunn, Jr. (409) 766-6063

Source:American National Insurance Company