Below from Seeking Alpha, <br /> Fletch <br /> <br /> Symetra Reports First Quarter 2014 Results and Raises 2014 Guidance <br /> Wed April 23, 2014 4:10 PM|Business Wire About: SYA     <br /> Highlights <br /> <br /> Adjusted operating income1 of $65.7 million was up 33% from first quarter 2013, driven by improved earnings in the Benefits Division. Adjusted operating income per diluted share1 was $0.56, up from $0.36 in first quarter 2013. <br /> Net income was $79.3 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, up from $66.0 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in first quarter 2013. <br /> Benefits loss ratio improved to 57.1% from 68.5% in first quarter 2013. <br /> Higher fixed indexed annuity account values delivered a significant earnings contribution in Deferred Annuities. <br /> Strong year-over-year growth in sales of annuities, individual life, and group life and disability income. <br /> Guidance range for 2014 Operating EPS raised to $1.80-$2.00.