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Prudential Financial

INSURANCE companies aren't generally known for red-hot growth. But Newark (N.J.)-based Prudential Financial saw its profits rise 49% last year. Its stock, meanwhile, soared 33%, more than twice as much as its peers. Growth at the No. 3 U.S. provider of brokersold variable annuities has been generated in part by a shopping spree. The latest deal, on Mar. 9, is Prudential’s $560 million acquisition of Allstate Corp.’s variable annuity business. And CEO Ryan still has some $3 billion in capital with which he can buy back stock or make strategic acquisitions in an industry that is ripe for consolidation.

Company Info

2005 Rank

117

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COMPANY INFO

PRU

Market Value
$ Million

38,481.0

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 36.5
(3-yr.) 165.8
2005 Sales
$ Billion

31.7

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 13
(3-yr.) 5.8
Long-Term Growth Est. %

13.0

Net income
$ Million

3,602.0

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 49
(3-yr.) 131.5
Net Margin %*

11.4

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

11.6

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

79/55

P/E Ratio

12

Industry Insurance
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Arthur F. Ryan

Arthur F. Ryan, 63

CEO since 1995




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