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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
ACE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ACE: 0.14 )
ACE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.31
ACE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. ACE: 0.31 )
ACE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.31

0.13
0.52
Interest Coverage 15.41
ACE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 22.74 vs. ACE: 15.41 )
ACE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 9999.99
Current: 15.41

3.88
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.90
WACC vs ROIC
8.94%
8.79%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.56
ACE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. ACE: 18.56 )
ACE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.27   Max: 22.91
Current: 18.56

11.27
22.91
Net-margin (%) 15.23
ACE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.39 vs. ACE: 15.23 )
ACE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.67   Max: 42.37
Current: 15.23

-2.67
42.37
ROE (%) 9.63
ACE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. ACE: 9.63 )
ACE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.17   Max: 20.67
Current: 9.63

-3.17
20.67
ROA (%) 2.95
ACE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. ACE: 2.95 )
ACE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.53   Max: 10.5
Current: 2.95

-0.53
10.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
ACE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. ACE: 6.10 )
ACE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 57.9
Current: 6.1

-1.1
57.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
ACE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. ACE: 4.80 )
ACE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 336.5
Current: 4.8

0
336.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
ACE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. ACE: 6.20 )
ACE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.4   Max: 130.6
Current: 6.2

-47.4
130.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ACE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 153,906 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,619 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,785 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 3,342 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 22,219 sh (+699.53%)
Scott Black 126,233 sh (+678.78%)
Pioneer Investments 545,506 sh (+12.95%)
John Keeley 30,235 sh (+5.62%)
Chris Davis 3,485,590 sh (-2.71%)
David Dreman 2,182 sh (-2.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,098 sh (-6.72%)
Jeremy Grantham 73,600 sh (-9.36%)
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Q2 2014

ACE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Pzena 56,109 sh (+1578.9%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 3,309,858 sh (-5.04%)
John Keeley 28,555 sh (-5.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 67,400 sh (-8.42%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,150 sh (-23.13%)
Scott Black 94,513 sh (-25.13%)
David Dreman 610 sh (-72.04%)
Pioneer Investments 42,604 sh (-92.19%)
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Q3 2014

ACE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 225,900 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 6,185 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 100,600 sh (+49.26%)
Chris Davis 3,369,187 sh (+1.79%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,151 sh (+0.03%)
John Keeley 28,555 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 68,506 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 94,166 sh (-0.37%)
Richard Pzena 45,684 sh (-18.58%)
David Dreman 471 sh (-22.79%)
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Q4 2014

ACE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 50,700 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 85,766 sh (+25.19%)
John Keeley 28,565 sh (+0.04%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Chris Davis 3,353,376 sh (-0.47%)
Richard Pzena 43,684 sh (-4.38%)
Scott Black 80,398 sh (-14.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 85,600 sh (-14.91%)
David Dreman 304 sh (-35.46%)
Ray Dalio 2,785 sh (-54.97%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-12-31 Reduce -14.62%0.2%$102.92 - $117.58 $ 114.013%80398
David Dreman 2014-12-31 Reduce -35.46%$102.92 - $117.58 $ 114.013%304
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Reduce -54.97%$102.92 - $117.58 $ 114.013%2785
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$99.95 - $107.39 $ 114.019%6185
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Reduce -22.79%$99.95 - $107.39 $ 114.019%471
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -25.13%0.35%$97.61 - $105.32 $ 114.0111%94513
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Add 1578.9%0.03%$97.61 - $105.32 $ 114.0111%56109
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$97.61 - $105.32 $ 114.0111%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -72.04%0.01%$97.61 - $105.32 $ 114.0111%610
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Add 678.78%1.22%$92.19 - $103.53 $ 114.0117%126233
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$92.19 - $103.53 $ 114.0117%11785
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 New Buy$92.19 - $103.53 $ 114.0117%3342
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.80
ACE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. ACE: 11.80 )
ACE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 17.07
Current: 11.8

5.72
17.07
Forward P/E 11.64
ACE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. ACE: 11.64 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.80
ACE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. ACE: 11.80 )
ACE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 17.1
Current: 11.8

5.72
17.1
P/B 1.28
ACE's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ACE: 1.28 )
ACE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.28

0.74
1.58
P/S 1.99
ACE's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. ACE: 1.99 )
ACE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.03
Current: 1.99

0.77
2.03
POCF 8.64
ACE's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. ACE: 8.64 )
ACE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 9.54
Current: 8.64

1.77
9.54
EV-to-EBIT 10.61
ACE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. ACE: 10.61 )
ACE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5   Max: 13.5
Current: 10.61

5
13.5
PEG 1.03
ACE's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACE: 1.03 )
ACE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 12.14
Current: 1.03

0.15
12.14
Shiller P/E 13.89
ACE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. ACE: 13.89 )
ACE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.89   Max: 22.7
Current: 13.89

5.89
22.7
Days Sales Outstanding 105.75
ACE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 161.64 vs. ACE: 105.75 )
ACE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.6   Max: 795.58
Current: 105.75

11.6
795.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.26
ACE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. ACE: 2.26 )
ACE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 3.32
Current: 2.26

1.39
3.32
Dividend Payout 0.27
ACE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ACE: 0.27 )
ACE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.5
Current: 0.27

0.01
4.5
Dividend growth (3y) 5.10
ACE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. ACE: 5.10 )
ACE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 26.7
Current: 5.1

-1.9
26.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.81
ACE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. ACE: 3.81 )
ACE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 5.75
Current: 3.81

2.41
5.75
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
ACE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ACE: -0.30 )
ACE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -22.4
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.59
ACE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ACE: 1.59 )
ACE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.83
Current: 1.59

0.19
3.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
ACE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
68% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ACE: 1.60 )
ACE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 129.55
Current: 1.6

0.73
129.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.49
ACE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ACE: 1.49 )
ACE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.59
Current: 1.49

0.47
3.59
Price/Graham Number 0.89
ACE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ACE: 0.89 )
ACE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.89

0.09
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.40
ACE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. ACE: 9.40 )
ACE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 20.2
Current: 9.4

7.4
20.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.28
ACE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. ACE: 4.28 )
ACE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 46.4
Current: 4.28

-8.4
46.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
Traded in other countries:AEX.Germany,
ACE Ltd is the Swiss-incorporated holding company of the ACE Group of Companies. The Company with its direct and indirect subsidiaries provides insurance and reinsurance organization, serving the needs of a diverse group of clients worldwide. It offers commercial insurance products and service offerings such as risk management programs, loss control and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products ranging from Directors & Officers (D&O) and professional liability to various specialty-casualty and umbrella and excess casualty lines to niche areas such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability, and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health, and life insurance to individuals in select countries. The Company operates five business segments: Insurance - North American P&C includes the Company's retail divisions: ACE USA (including ACE Canada), ACE Commercial Risk Services, and ACE Private Risk Services, wholesale and specialty divisions: ACE Westchester and ACE Bermuda, Various run-off operations, including Brandywine Holdings Corporation (Brandywine); Insurance - North American Agriculture comprises Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc. (Rain and Hail) and ACE Agribusiness; Insurance - Overseas General comprises ACE International and ACE Global Markets (AGM). ACE International comprises its retail commercial P&C, A&H, and personal lines businesses serving territories outside the U.S., Bermuda, and Canada, and the international supplemental A&H business of Combined Insurance. AGM, its London-based international specialty and excess and surplus lines business, includes Lloyd's of London (Lloyd's) Syndicate 2488 (Syndicate 2488), a wholly-owned ACE syndicate; Global Reinsurance represents ACE's reinsurance operations comprising ACE Tempest Re Bermuda, ACE Tempest Re USA, ACE Tempest Re International, and ACE Tempest Re Canada. The Global Reinsurance segment also includes AGM's reinsurance operations. Global Reinsurance markets reinsurance products worldwide under the ACE Tempest Re brand name and provides solutions for small to mid-sized clients and multinational ceding companies including licensed reinsurance capabilities, property and workers' compensation catastrophe, loss-warranty, stop-loss cover, marine and aviation programs; and Life segment comprises ACE's international life operations (ACE Life), ACE Tempest Life Re (ACE Life Re), and the North American supplemental A&H and life business of Combined Insurance. The Company competitors include other stock companies, mutual companies, alternative risk sharing groups (such as group captives and catastrophe pools), and other underwriting organizations. It compete for business not only on the basis of price but also on the basis of availability of coverage desired by customers and quality of service
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