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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
AGO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. AGO: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AGO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: N/A
Current: 0.06
Equity to Asset 0.38
AGO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AGO: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AGO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.38
0.17
0.63
Interest Coverage 16.64
AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 36.14 vs. AGO: 16.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AGO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43  Med: 10.44 Max: 43.9
Current: 16.64
1.43
43.9
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
17.56%
23.49%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 76.45
AGO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. AGO: 76.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.57  Med: 53.02 Max: 146.83
Current: 76.45
13.57
146.83
Net-margin (%) 55.18
AGO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.89 vs. AGO: 55.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.45  Med: 41.88 Max: 101.32
Current: 55.18
10.45
101.32
ROE (%) 24.78
AGO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. AGO: 24.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.28  Med: 10.73 Max: 20.01
Current: 24.78
-18.28
20.01
ROA (%) 9.10
AGO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AGO: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.06  Med: 3.54 Max: 7.59
Current: 9.1
-9.06
7.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
AGO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. AGO: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: 5.60 Max: 27.2
Current: 5.4
-14.1
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
AGO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. AGO: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1  Med: 20.05 Max: 58.4
Current: 15.4
-23.1
58.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
AGO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. AGO: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.4  Med: 16.80 Max: 74.9
Current: 14.6
-32.4
74.9
» AGO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Equity & Asset
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AGO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,113 sh (+26.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,721 sh (+12.93%)
George Soros 1,040,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 726,373 sh (-0.02%)
Diamond Hill Capital 415,536 sh (-0.54%)
Chuck Royce 1,212,696 sh (-0.89%)
Leon Cooperman 1,488,452 sh (-22.99%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,875,000 sh (-48.15%)
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Q4 2014

AGO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 1,089,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 64,300 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,753,709 sh (+46.86%)
Chuck Royce 1,398,496 sh (+15.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,984 sh (+2.71%)
Diamond Hill Capital 416,691 sh (+0.28%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 696,243 sh (-4.15%)
George Soros 849,924 sh (-18.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,706 sh (-25.44%)
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Q1 2015

AGO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 223,100 sh (+246.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,933 sh (+130.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,519 sh (+5.36%)
Arnold Schneider 730,595 sh (+4.93%)
George Soros 849,924 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,362,296 sh (-2.59%)
Diamond Hill Capital 392,996 sh (-5.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,725,000 sh (-37.36%)
Steven Cohen 59,000 sh (-94.59%)
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Q2 2015

AGO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 36,981 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 16,424 sh (+56.14%)
Arnold Schneider 763,561 sh (+4.51%)
George Soros 849,924 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 346,116 sh (-11.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,600 sh (-16.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,051,296 sh (-22.83%)
Jim Simons 43,800 sh (-80.37%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.91
AGO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. AGO: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AGO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 7.95 Max: 386.5
Current: 2.91
1.04
386.5
Forward P/E 8.45
AGO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. AGO: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 2.90
AGO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. AGO: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AGO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 7.96 Max: 386.5
Current: 2.9
1.02
386.5
P/B 0.65
AGO's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AGO: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AGO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.65
0.16
1.37
P/S 1.58
AGO's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AGO: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AGO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 3.36 Max: 35.11
Current: 1.58
0.35
35.11
POCF 8.73
AGO's POCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.25 vs. AGO: 8.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AGO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 8.09 Max: 2057
Current: 8.73
0.75
2057
EV-to-EBIT 2.02
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. AGO: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AGO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -101.3  Med: 5.00 Max: 32.3
Current: 2.02
-101.3
32.3
PEG 0.09
AGO's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AGO: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AGO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.09
0
10.2
Shiller P/E 6.46
AGO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.82 vs. AGO: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AGO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.99  Med: 20.63 Max: 92.62
Current: 6.46
2.99
92.62
Days Sales Outstanding 103.83
AGO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 71.95 vs. AGO: 103.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AGO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.39  Med: 166.14 Max: 556.87
Current: 103.83
10.39
556.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.89
AGO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. AGO: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.10 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.89
0.17
4.93
Dividend Payout 0.05
AGO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. AGO: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.48
Dividend growth (3y) 34.70
AGO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. AGO: 34.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.35 Max: 38.7
Current: 34.7
0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.50
AGO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. AGO: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.24 Max: 14.51
Current: 5.5
0.5
14.51
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
AGO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AGO: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AGO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 0.10 Max: -40.6
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.64
AGO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AGO: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.64
0.32
1.35
Price/Projected FCF 0.81
AGO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AGO: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.81
0.61
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
AGO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. AGO: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.93 Max: 8.23
Current: 0.47
0.19
8.23
Price/Graham Number 0.27
AGO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. AGO: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.57 Max: 8.08
Current: 0.27
0.16
8.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 50.05
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. AGO: 50.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AGO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 12.25 Max: 1038.1
Current: 50.05
3.1
1038.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,222 1,064 927
EPS($) 2.99 2.95 3.00
EPS without NRI($) 2.99 2.95 3.00

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty
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Traded in other countries:DHU.Germany,
Assured Guaranty Ltd was incorporated in 2003. The Company through its subsidiaries provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets. The Company applies its credit underwriting judgment, risk management skills and capital markets experience to offer financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. The Company conducts its financial guaranty business on a direct basis from the following companies: Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp., Assured Guaranty Corp., Municipal Assurance Corp. and Assured Guaranty Ltd. It also conducts business through Assured Guaranty Re Ltd., a Bermuda-based reinsurer. The Company markets its financial guaranty insurance directly to issuers and underwriters of public finance and structured finance securities as well as to investors. The Company is subject to regulation under applicable statutes in the U.S., the U.K. and Bermuda, as well as applicable statutes in Australia.
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