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Allstate 3Q Profit Down 55 Pct. On Disaster Claims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Allstate Corp. said its third-quarter
net income fell 55 percent after natural disasters cost the insurer
$1.08 billion.

Allstate posted net income of $165 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with $367 million, or 68 cents per share a year ago.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based property and casualty insurer said revenue rose 4.2 percent to $8.24 billion from $7.91 billion a year ago.

The company's adjusted operating income was $84 million, or 16 cents per share, compared with $452 million, or 83 cents per share a year ago.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected 8 cents per share on revenue of $7.99 billion.

Before Monday's earnings, Allstate disclosed third-quarter pre-tax catastrophe losses of $1.08 billion, up significantly from the $386 million reported in the 2010 third quarter.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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