February 14, 2019 / 6:20 AM / 5 months ago

Aegon underlying profit falls 8.1 pct in H2 2018, misses estimates

AMSTERDAM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Dutch insurer Aegon NV , that does most of its U.S. business under the Transamerica brand, on Thursday reported 8.1 percent fall in underlying pretax profit for the second half of 2018, missing estimates.

The underlying pretax profit came at 1.01 billion euros ($1.14 billion) for the six-month period ended Dec. 31.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected underlying pretax profit at 1.08 billion euros, compared with 1.10 billion euros reported in the same period a year earlier.

$1 = 0.8868 euros Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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