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Why I'm Long AFLAC

AFLAC (AFL) is the world's leading cancer insurer. The company generates 75% of its revenue in Japan, with 25% coming from the U.S. AFLAC is a Dividend Aristocrat, and has paid increasing dividends for 32 consecutive years.

AFLAC recently released its fourth quarter and full year results for 2014. This article analyzes the company's growth prospects and valuation in light of the recent 2014 press release. The article further discusses why I'm long AFLAC and why the company ranks highly, using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.

2014 Full Year Results - Executive Summary

When analyzing AFLAC it is important to remember that the company must translate its Japanese results into U.S. dollars when it reports results. This translation is on paper only. The company does not really repatriate all of its cash every quarter. As a result, AFLAC's true underlying growth is best shown using the company's… Read More …