This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-K filed Feb 24, 2005.
ALLSTATE FINANCIAL 2004 HIGHLIGHTS
Financial revenues increased 0.6% in 2004 compared to 2003. Increased net investment income, higher contract charges and improved realized capital gains and losses,
were offset by lower premiums resulting from the disposal of substantially all of our direct response distribution business and a decline in premiums on immediate annuities with life contingencies.
before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, after-tax, increased 30.7% in 2004 compared to 2003 as higher revenues and lower contract
benefits and operating costs and expenses were partially offset by higher interest credited and DAC amortization. Net income decreased to $246 million in 2004 from $305 million in 2003.
This decrease was attributable to a $175 million after-tax charge related to the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle for Statement of Position
No. 03-1, "Accounting and Reporting by Insurance Enterprises for Certain
Long-Duration Contracts and for Separate Accounts" ("SOP 03-1"), which was adopted on January 1, 2004.
investments increased 15.3% in 2004 due to the investment of cash provided by operating and financing activities, which included record annual contractholder fund
fund deposits totaled $13.88 billion for 2004 compared to $10.63 billion in 2003. The increase of $3.25 billion was primarily
attributable to deposits from fixed annuities, interest-sensitive life policies and institutional funding agreements.
comparing 2004 to 2003, the disposal of substantially all of our direct response distribution business resulted in the following impacts to the Consolidated Statements
Amortization of DAC
Operating costs and expenses
Loss on disposition of operations
Income tax expense
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