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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 0.78
AFSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. AFSI: 0.78 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.78

Equity to Asset 0.13
AFSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. AFSI: 0.13 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.13

0.12
0.33
Interest Coverage 9.18
AFSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.94 vs. AFSI: 9.18 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.56   Max: 61.19
Current: 9.18

5.56
61.19
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.66
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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history
Operating margin (%) 11.48
AFSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.16 vs. AFSI: 11.48 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.39   Max: 22.66
Current: 11.48

-3.39
22.66
Net-margin (%) 10.01
AFSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. AFSI: 10.01 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 15.62
Current: 10.01

2.52
15.62
ROE (%) 22.71
AFSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.28 vs. AFSI: 22.71 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 31.66
Current: 22.71

1.57
31.66
ROA (%) 3.06
AFSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. AFSI: 3.06 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 6.76
Current: 3.06

0.43
6.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 375.47
AFSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 275.38 vs. AFSI: 375.47 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 286.37   Max: 4048.37
Current: 375.47

286.37
4048.37
Revenue Growth (%) 36.10
AFSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. AFSI: 36.10 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 129.9
Current: 36.1

-1.7
129.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 29.00
AFSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. AFSI: 29.00 )
AFSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 14.4   Max: 123.7
Current: 29

14.4
123.7
EPS Growth (%) 23.60
AFSI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. AFSI: 23.60 )
AFSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 16.6   Max: 122.4
Current: 23.6

16.6
122.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AFSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 43,538 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 205,276 sh (-18.65%)
RS Investment Management 1,378,637 sh (-30.39%)
Jim Simons 23,306 sh (-70.88%)
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Q4 2013

AFSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 33,181 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,571 sh (New)
Jim Simons 240,506 sh (+931.95%)
Murray Stahl 304,719 sh (+48.44%)
Chuck Royce 43,538 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q1 2014

AFSI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Murray Stahl 381,683 sh (+25.26%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 11,249 sh (-2.78%)
Chuck Royce 20,038 sh (-53.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,695 sh (-79.82%)
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Q2 2014

AFSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 61,306 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 414,833 sh (+8.69%)
Chuck Royce 21,138 sh (+5.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 5,890 sh (-47.64%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AFSI

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -47.64%$35.91 - $46.21 $ 50.222%5890
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$28.62 - $41.81 $ 50.232%11571
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Preferred stocks of AmTrust Financial Services Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
AFSIPRA23.607.04
AFSIPRC0.000.00Deposit Shs Repr 1/40th 7 5/8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -C-
AFSIPRB0.000.00

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 12.00
AFSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. AFSI: 12.00 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 16.45
Current: 12

5.09
16.45
P/B 2.38
AFSI's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AFSI: 2.38 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.38

1.06
3.15
P/S 1.18
AFSI's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AFSI: 1.18 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.18

0.69
2.32
PFCF 3.80
AFSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. AFSI: 3.80 )
AFSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 108.32
Current: 3.8

2.53
108.32
EV-to-EBIT 10.71
AFSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. AFSI: 10.71 )
AFSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 15.6
Current: 10.71

3.5
15.6
PEG 0.49
AFSI's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AFSI: 0.49 )
AFSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.49

0.05
0.62
Shiller P/E 19.68
AFSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. AFSI: 19.68 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 19.86
Current: 19.68

8.5
19.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.47
AFSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. AFSI: 1.47 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.47

0.19
2.65
Dividend Payout 0.16
AFSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. AFSI: 0.16 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.16

0.06
0.33
Dividend growth (3y) 30.60
AFSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. AFSI: 30.60 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 123.6
Current: 30.6

0
123.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.01
AFSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AFSI: 5.01 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 8.86
Current: 5.01

0.64
8.86
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
AFSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AFSI: -2.20 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.2   Max: -36.1
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.27
AFSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AFSI: 4.27 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.28
Current: 4.27

1.4
4.28
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
AFSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AFSI: 0.57 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.57

0.32
0.64
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
AFSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AFSI: 1.01 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.01

0.75
1.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
AFSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AFSI: 0.50 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.5

0.24
0.57
Price/Graham Number 1.38
AFSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AFSI: 1.38 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.38

0.6
1.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
AFSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. AFSI: 9.30 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 28.9
Current: 9.3

6.4
28.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.67
AFSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. AFSI: 28.67 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 27.4   Max: 173.1
Current: 28.67

27.4
173.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:AFSIPRA.USA, 721.Germany
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. is a multinational specialty property and casualty insurer focused on generating consistent underwriting profits. It provides insurance coverage for small businesses and products with high volumes of insureds and loss profiles that it believes are predictable. It has operations in four business segments: Small Commercial Business, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, Specialty Program, and Personal Lines Reinsurance. Under Small Commercial Business, it provides workers' compensation, commercial package and other commercial insurance lines produced by wholesale agents, retail agents and brokers in the United States. Under Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, it provide coverage for consumer and commercial goods and custom designed coverages, such as accidental damage plans and payment protection plans offered in connection with the sale of consumer and commercial goods, in the United States and Europe, and certain niche property, casualty and specialty liability risks in the United States and Europe, including general liability, employers' liability and professional and medical liability. Under Specialty Program, it write commercial insurance for narrowly defined classes of insureds, requiring an in-depth knowledge of the insured's industry segment, through general and other wholesale agents. Under Personal Lines Reinsurance, it reinsures 10% of the net premiums of the GMACI personal lines business, pursuant to the Personal Lines Quota Share with the GMACI personal lines insurance companies. See discussion below related to ACAC investment. The Company transacts its business mainly through its eleven Insurance Subsidiaries. Its competitors include other insurance companies, state insurance pools and self-insurance funds. It is subject to extensive regulation in the United States and the European Union (especially, Ireland and England) and is also subject to regulation in Bermuda.
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