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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 1.14
AFSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AFSI: 1.14 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.14

Equity to Asset 0.13
AFSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. AFSI: 0.13 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.13

0.13
0.44
Interest Coverage 9.18
AFSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 161 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: 5
Z-Score: 0.57
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 11.80
AFSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. AFSI: 11.80 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.39   Max: 22.66
Current: 11.8

-3.39
22.66
Net-margin (%) 10.78
AFSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. AFSI: 10.78 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 15.62
Current: 10.78

2.52
15.62
ROE (%) 20.06
AFSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. AFSI: 20.06 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 31.72
Current: 20.06

1.41
31.72
ROA (%) 2.58
AFSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AFSI: 2.58 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 6.13
Current: 2.58

0.41
6.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 305.21
AFSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 160.00 vs. AFSI: 305.21 )
AFSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 259.25   Max: 2024.19
Current: 305.21

259.25
2024.19
Revenue Growth (%) 36.10
AFSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 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
89% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 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 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 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


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Equity & Asset
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AFSI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Murray Stahl 201,849 sh (+9.41%)
Chuck Royce 39,580 sh (+3.4%)
RS Investment Management 1,672,470 sh (+1.64%)
Jim Simons 56,860 sh (-76.88%)
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Q2 2013

AFSI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 72,760 sh (+40.76%)
Murray Stahl 229,397 sh (+25.01%)
RS Investment Management 1,800,399 sh (+18.41%)
Chuck Royce 39,580 sh (+10%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AFSI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$28.62 - $41.81 $ 37.54-1%11571
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
AFSIPRA23.605.55

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.80
AFSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AFSI: 10.80 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 16.45
Current: 10.8

5.09
16.45
P/B 2.00
AFSI's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AFSI: 2.00 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.15
Current: 2

1.06
3.15
P/S 1.09
AFSI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AFSI: 1.09 )
AFSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.09

0.69
2.32
PFCF 3.20
AFSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. AFSI: 3.20 )
AFSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 108.32
Current: 3.2

2.56
108.32
EV-to-EBIT 11.20
AFSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. AFSI: 11.20 )
AFSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 16
Current: 11.2

5.3
16
PEG 0.40
AFSI's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AFSI: 0.40 )
AFSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.4

0.05
0.62
Shiller P/E 17.60
AFSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. AFSI: 17.60 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 20.1
Current: 17.6

8.5
20.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.62
AFSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AFSI: 1.62 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.62

0.19
2.65
Dividend Payout 0.15
AFSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. AFSI: 0.15 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.15
Current: 0.15

0.02
0.15
Dividend growth (3y) 30.60
AFSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 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) 5.35
AFSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. AFSI: 5.35 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 8.86
Current: 5.35

0.64
8.86
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
AFSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 149 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 4.20
AFSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AFSI: 4.20 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 3.64
Current: 4.2

1.55
3.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
AFSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AFSI: 0.50 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.5

0.33
0.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AFSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AFSI: 0.90 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.9

0.81
1.25
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
AFSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AFSI: 0.50 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.5

0.27
0.52
Price/Graham Number 1.20
AFSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AFSI: 1.20 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.21
Current: 1.2

0.68
1.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
AFSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AFSI: 8.90 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 18.8
Current: 8.9

6.2
18.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.18
AFSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. AFSI: 29.18 )
AFSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 27.2   Max: 173.1
Current: 29.18

27.2
173.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
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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