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How to buy American Equity Investment Life Holding stock

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American Equity Investment Life Holding is an insurance-life business based in the US. American Equity Investment Life Holding shares (AEL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Equity Investment Life Holding employs 800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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American Equity Investment Life Holding stock price (NYSE: AEL)

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American Equity Investment Life Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$47.42
52-week range$27.79 - $47.30
50-day moving average $42.20
200-day moving average $39.17
Wall St. target price$47.11
PE ratio 3.33
Dividend yield $0.34 (0.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $13.82

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American Equity Investment Life Holding price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.42 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-23) 2.89%
1 month (2022-12-29) 2.91%
3 months (2022-10-26) N/A
6 months (2022-07-26) N/A
1 year (2022-01-28) 19.48%
2 years (2021-01-29) 62.45%
3 years (2020-01-30) 73.57%
5 years (2018-01-30) 39.72%

Is American Equity Investment Life Holding stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing American Equity Investment Life Holding stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Equity Investment Life Holding's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Equity Investment Life Holding's P/E ratio

American Equity Investment Life Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, American Equity Investment Life Holding shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Equity Investment Life Holding's PEG ratio

American Equity Investment Life Holding's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.14. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Equity Investment Life Holding's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Equity Investment Life Holding's EBITDA

American Equity Investment Life Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Equity Investment Life Holding's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Equity Investment Life Holding financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 92.65%
Gross profit TTM $519.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.46%
Return on equity TTM 27.8%
Profit margin 71.25%
Book value $37.31
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Equity Investment Life Holding share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 9% of net profits

Recently American Equity Investment Life Holding has paid out, on average, around 9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Equity Investment Life Holding shareholders could enjoy a 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Equity Investment Life Holding's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

While American Equity Investment Life Holding's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American Equity Investment Life Holding is investing more in its future growth.

American Equity Investment Life Holding's most recent dividend payout was on 12 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Equity Investment Life Holding's shares ever split?

American Equity Investment Life Holding's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 29 June 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Equity Investment Life Holding shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Equity Investment Life Holding shares which in turn could have impacted American Equity Investment Life Holding's share price.

American Equity Investment Life Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Equity Investment Life Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.7937 up to $47.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AEL.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Equity Investment Life Holding's is 0.8982. This would suggest that American Equity Investment Life Holding's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Equity Investment Life Holding overview

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States. The company issues fixed index and rate annuities, as well as single premium immediate annuities. It markets its products through independent agents, including independent marketing organizations, broker/dealers, banks, and registered investment advisors. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Equity Investment Life Holding is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.767% of American Equity Investment Life Holding shares are held by insiders and 99.696% by institutions.
How many people work for American Equity Investment Life Holding?
Latest data suggests 800 work at American Equity Investment Life Holding.
When does the fiscal year end for American Equity Investment Life Holding?
American Equity Investment Life Holding's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is American Equity Investment Life Holding based?
American Equity Investment Life Holding's address is: 6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA, United States, 50266
What is American Equity Investment Life Holding's ISIN number?
American Equity Investment Life Holding's international securities identification number is: US0256762065
What is American Equity Investment Life Holding's CUSIP number?
American Equity Investment Life Holding's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 025676206

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