Profits at American International Group, Inc. (AIG) more than doubled in the third quarter, thanks in part to a calmer than expected hurricane season. AIG reported net income for the third quarter of 2006 was $4.22 billion or $1.61 per diluted share, compared to $1.75 billion or $0.66 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2005.
Net income for the first nine months of 2006 was $10.61 billion or $4.04 per diluted share, compared to $10.03 billion or $3.82 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2005. Adjusted net income for the first nine months of 2006 was $11.55 billion or $4.40 per diluted share, compared to $8.37 billion or $3.19 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2005.
Results for the third quarter and nine months of 2005 include $1.57 billion in catastrophe related losses, net of tax, or $0.60 per diluted share. There have been no significant catastrophes in 2006.
During the third quarter of 2006, as part of its continuing remediation efforts, AIG recorded certain out of period adjustments. These adjustments collectively increased net income by $73 million and adjusted net income by $50 million and are further detailed in the AIG Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.
At Sept. 30, 2006, AIG’s consolidated assets were $941.54 billion and shareholders’ equity was $96.15 billion.
Commenting on the third quarter’s results, AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Martin J. Sullivan said, “AIG had a very good quarter led by strong performance in our worldwide General Insurance businesses and improved results in our Life Insurance & Retirement Services operations. We continue to execute our growth strategies by capitalizing on our unique global franchise and product and distribution capabilities that distinguish AIG from our competitors.”
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