American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL): Price and Financial Metrics

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL)

Today's Latest Price: $24.99 USD

1.44 (6.11%)

Updated Aug 7 7:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 25 in Insurance - Life

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AEL Stock Summary

  • AEL's current price/earnings ratio is 4.53, which is higher than merely 5.08% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • AEL's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 97.9% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -22.32%, American Equity Investment Life Holding Co's debt growth rate surpasses only 12.91% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to AEL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AXS, ECOL, MCS, KEX, and AAWW.
  • Visit AEL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to
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AEL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $24.99 52-week high $34.16
Prev. close $23.55 52-week low $9.07
Day low $23.20 Volume 556,400
Day high $25.03 Avg. volume 720,647
50-day MA $24.10 Dividend yield 1.27%
200-day MA $24.65 Market Cap 2.29B

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) Company Bio

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company issues fixed annuity and life insurance products, with a primary emphasis on the sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuities. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

AEL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$24.99$155.05 473%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. To summarize, we found that American Equity Investment Life Holding Co ranked in the 79th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 17.12 -- which is good for besting 76.82% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Financial Services sector with positive cash flow).
  • American Equity Investment Life Holding Co's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than only 21.84% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • AEL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than only 21.84% of tickers in our DCF set.

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For other companies in the Financial Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as AEL, try ATAX, FOCS, TSLX, RNR, and UNM.

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Latest AEL News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about American Equity Investment Life Holding Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate AEL as an investment opportunity.

A $158 Billion CLO Bet Is Putting the Insurance Industry at Risk

(Bloomberg) -- They’ve been billed as a solution to the rock-bottom interest rates weighing down the returns of America’s asset managers.Collateralized loan obligations -- which package and sell leveraged loans into chunks of varying risk and return -- promise safety and higher yields.And one industry more than any other has gone all in.Insurers have become the biggest U.S. investors in the market, topping banks and hedge funds to amass a third of all domestic holdings, according to data compiled by the Federal Reserve. The love affair was sudden: By the end of 2019, they owned $158 billion of CLO bonds, a 22% jump from the prior year and almost double what they had in 2016, according to Barclays Plc figures.What makes this especially alarming is the fact that some insurers -- from Athe...

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

American Equity Investment (AEL) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release

American Equity (AEL) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 29, 2020

American Equity Investment Life: An Undiscovered Gem

American Equity Investment Life (AEL) is one of those under the radar companies that you love to come across. Although the company has very little following, it has a fantastic business model based on its status in the fixed index annuity world. The company has also built a strong, conservative...

David Ahern on Seeking Alpha | July 17, 2020

Why American Equity (AEL) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again

American Equity (AEL) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

Yahoo | July 14, 2020

American Equity Schedules Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

American Equity schedules second quarter 2020 earnings release, conference call and webcast

Yahoo | July 10, 2020

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AEL Price Returns

1-mo 11.81%
3-mo 15.43%
6-mo -12.68%
1-year 10.87%
3-year -7.82%
5-year -4.98%
YTD -16.51%
2019 8.21%
2018 -8.33%
2017 37.51%
2016 -5.10%
2015 -16.99%

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