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Net Income per common share

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Net income of $4.28 per share ($107 million) was achieved in 2016.

Operating Income per common share

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Operating income of $106 million, or $4.25 per share, was achieved in 2016 reflecting a disciplined approach to growing our business, active management of spreads and expenses, and increased death benefits.


Capitalization chart

FBL’s total capitalization is $1.3 billion. Farm Bureau Life consistently generates excess capital, and FBL’s total excess capital is estimated to be $200 million at year end 2016.

Statutory Capital

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Farm Bureau Life’s capital position is very strong. The company action level risk based capital, or RBC, ended 2016 at 544%. The decrease in 2016 reflects strong earnings growth offset by funds paid from Farm Bureau Life to the holding company to fund the dividends.

Book Value per common share

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FBL’s book value at December 31, 2016 was $47.61. Excluding accumulated other comprehensive income, book value per share grew to $41.60.

Investments By Type

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At December 31, 2016, FBL’s investments totaled $8.2 billion and are well diversified by individual issue and industry.

Investments By Quality

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FBL’s investment portfolio quality is high with 95.6% of the fixed maturity securities being investment grade.