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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.37
AGII's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. AGII: 0.37 )
AGII' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37

Equity to Asset 0.25
AGII's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. AGII: 0.25 )
AGII' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.25

0.2
0.66
Interest Coverage 8.90
AGII's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 27.44 vs. AGII: 8.90 )
AGII' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 65.23
Current: 8.9

2.79
65.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.67
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 (%) 12.22
AGII's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. AGII: 12.22 )
AGII' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.19   Max: 82.88
Current: 12.22

-9.19
82.88
Net-margin (%) 9.74
AGII's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. AGII: 9.74 )
AGII' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.01   Max: 34.51
Current: 9.74

-24.01
34.51
ROE (%) 9.16
AGII's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. AGII: 9.16 )
AGII' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.01   Max: 20.22
Current: 9.16

-16.01
20.22
ROA (%) 2.17
AGII's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. AGII: 2.17 )
AGII' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 10.11
Current: 2.17

-5.4
10.11
Revenue Growth (%) 7.90
AGII's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. AGII: 7.90 )
AGII' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.7   Max: 43.2
Current: 7.9

-57.7
43.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.40
AGII's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AGII: 18.40 )
AGII' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.5   Max: 18.4
Current: 18.4

-66.5
18.4
EPS Growth (%) 27.00
AGII's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AGII: 27.00 )
AGII' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.2   Max: 27
Current: 27

-62.2
27
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

AGII Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 5,311 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 15,749 sh (+123.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 659,330 sh (-1.25%)
Richard Pzena 932,998 sh (-3.65%)
David Dreman 84,406 sh (-4.34%)
Mario Gabelli 61,600 sh (-5.08%)
Charles Brandes 292,425 sh (-18.44%)
Chuck Royce 217,669 sh (-55.86%)
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Q3 2013

AGII Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 21,400 sh (+35.88%)
Jim Simons 5,511 sh (+3.77%)
David Dreman Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 653,030 sh (-0.96%)
Mario Gabelli 60,500 sh (-1.79%)
Richard Pzena 845,573 sh (-9.37%)
Chuck Royce 160,450 sh (-26.29%)
Charles Brandes 74,149 sh (-74.64%)
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Q4 2013

AGII Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 20,611 sh (+274%)
Mario Gabelli 60,500 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Pzena 840,198 sh (-0.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,719 sh (-22.92%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 252,530 sh (-61.33%)
Chuck Royce 200 sh (-99.88%)
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Q1 2014

AGII Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 51,811 sh (+151.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,727 sh (+102.27%)
Mario Gabelli 60,500 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Richard Pzena 816,406 sh (-2.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AGII

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$40.88 - $48.34 $ 51.3616%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Reduce -74.64%0.12%$40.47 - $46.31 $ 51.3618%74149
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$40.47 - $46.31 $ 51.3618%0
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -25.82%0.04%$30.54 - $37.73 $ 51.3649%325960
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -27.73%0.03%$30.54 - $37.73 $ 51.3649%80213
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Reduce -85.46%0.39%$25.82 - $29.67 $ 51.3686%107313
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.40
AGII's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. AGII: 9.40 )
AGII' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 25.26
Current: 9.4

3.4
25.26
P/B 0.85
AGII's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AGII: 0.85 )
AGII' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.15
Current: 0.85

0.2
2.15
P/S 0.95
AGII's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AGII: 0.95 )
AGII' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.95

0.25
1.54
PFCF 14.19
AGII's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. AGII: 14.19 )
AGII' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 81.88
Current: 14.19

1.01
81.88
EV-to-EBIT 6.57
AGII's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. AGII: 6.57 )
AGII' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 102.7
Current: 6.57

2.1
102.7
Shiller P/E 23.60
AGII's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. AGII: 23.60 )
AGII' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.46   Max: 171.88
Current: 23.6

3.46
171.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.23
AGII's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. AGII: 1.23 )
AGII' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.02
Current: 1.23

0.34
11.02
Dividend Payout 0.11
AGII's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AGII: 0.11 )
AGII' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.27
Current: 0.11

0.01
2.27
Dividend growth (3y) 10.40
AGII's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. AGII: 10.40 )
AGII' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.5
Current: 10.4

0
20.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
AGII's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. AGII: 1.20 )
AGII' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.02
Current: 1.2

0.34
11.02
Share Buyback Rate 5.40
AGII's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AGII: 5.40 )
AGII' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -165.6
Current: 5.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.01
AGII's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AGII: 1.01 )
AGII' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.01

0.45
1.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.73
AGII's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. AGII: 0.73 )
AGII' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.89
Current: 0.73

0.2
5.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
AGII's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AGII: 1.27 )
AGII' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.78
Current: 1.27

0.43
4.78
Price/Graham Number 0.64
AGII's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. AGII: 0.64 )
AGII' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.64

0.14
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 15.20
AGII's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. AGII: 15.20 )
AGII' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 48.1
Current: 15.2

1
48.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.30
AGII's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. AGII: 2.30 )
AGII' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 121.7
Current: 2.3

2.7
121.7

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:3AR.Germany
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The Company's operations included four ongoing business segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Excess and surplus lines carriers focus on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite due to the unique risk characteristics of the insureds or the lack of insurers willing to offer such coverage because of the perils involved, the nature of the business, or the insured's loss experience. In 2012, the Company's E&S business segment platforms: Colony Specialty and Argo Pro. Commercial Specialty segment provides property, casualty and surety coverages designed to meet the specialized insurance needs of businesses within certain well-defined markets. In 2012, the Company's Commercial Specialty segment consisted of the following risk-bearing operations: Argo Insurance, Rockwood, Commercial Programs, Argo Surety, Trident and ARIS Title Insurance Corporation ("ARIS"). The International Specialty segment underwrites insurance and reinsurance risks worldwide through the broker market, specializing in specialty property catastrophe reinsurance and excess casualty and professional insurance. International Specialty encompasses all of Company's international (non-U.S.) business operations conducted outside of the Company's Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd's of London ("Lloyd's"). The Syndicate 1200 segment is focused on underwriting worldwide property, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance on behalf of one underwriting syndicate, under the Lloyd's of London global franchise. The segment's business platform, Argo International Holdings Ltd. ("Argo International"), is based in London and comprised of four principal components: Argo Managing Agency, which underwrites insurance risks on behalf of the syndicate for the providers of capital; Syndicate 1200, which bears the insurance risk; Argo Underwriting Agency (AUA), which participates with other capital providers on the syndicate via its subsidiary corporate member companies; and Argo Direct Limited, a wholly owned service company, which enters into insurance contracts on behalf of Syndicate 1200 from both the U.K. and a branch based in Paris (Argo Assurances). The Company competes in a variety of markets against a variety of competitors depending on the nature of the risk and coverage being underwritten.
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