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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
AGO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AGO: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AGO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.13 Max: N/A
Current: 0.13
Equity to Asset 0.42
AGO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. AGO: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AGO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.42
0.19
0.62
Interest Coverage 14.17
AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. AGO: 14.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AGO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 10.39 Max: 16.64
Current: 14.17
1.43
16.64
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
11.46%
16.70%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 64.84
AGO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.49 vs. AGO: 64.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AGO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 60.14 Max: 153.52
Current: 64.84
12.75
153.52
Net-margin (%) 47.85
AGO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. AGO: 47.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AGO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.37  Med: 45.34 Max: 100.55
Current: 47.85
9.37
100.55
ROE (%) 18.05
AGO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. AGO: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AGO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.28  Med: 11.45 Max: 20.01
Current: 18.05
-18.28
20.01
ROA (%) 7.07
AGO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. AGO: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AGO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.06  Med: 3.33 Max: 7.17
Current: 7.07
-9.06
7.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 43.60
AGO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AGO: 43.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 7.20 Max: 43.6
Current: 43.6
-14.1
43.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 106.10
AGO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. AGO: 106.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23  Med: 24.80 Max: 106.1
Current: 106.1
-23
106.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 130.70
AGO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. AGO: 130.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.5  Med: 18.90 Max: 130.7
Current: 130.7
-32.5
130.7
» AGO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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

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Guru Trades

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)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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Q3 2015

AGO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 306,745 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 347,268 sh (+0.33%)
George Soros 849,924 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 14,394 sh (-12.36%)
Chuck Royce 915,296 sh (-12.94%)
Arnold Schneider 544,787 sh (-28.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,300 sh (-68.03%)
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Q4 2015

AGO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 21,400 sh (+60.90%)
Jeremy Grantham 364,445 sh (+18.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,123 sh (+0.25%)
George Soros 849,924 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 14,240 sh (-1.07%)
Arnold Schneider 537,332 sh (-1.37%)
Chuck Royce 753,296 sh (-17.70%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 3.62
AGO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. AGO: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AGO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 7.48 Max: 386.5
Current: 3.62
1.04
386.5
Forward P/E 8.48
AGO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. AGO: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 3.62
AGO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
95% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. AGO: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AGO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 7.48 Max: 386.5
Current: 3.62
1.02
386.5
P/B 0.59
AGO's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. AGO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AGO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.59
0.16
1.37
P/S 1.77
AGO's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AGO: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AGO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.99 Max: 39.27
Current: 1.77
0.36
39.27
EV-to-EBIT 2.78
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. AGO: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.55 Max: 605.8
Current: 2.78
-211.1
605.8
EV-to-EBITDA 2.78
AGO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
93% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. AGO: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.55 Max: 605.8
Current: 2.78
-211.1
605.8
PEG 0.13
AGO's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. AGO: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AGO' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.13
0
10.2
Shiller P/E 10.89
AGO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. AGO: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AGO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 13.14 Max: 17.32
Current: 10.89
7.1
17.32

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.89
AGO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. AGO: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AGO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.27 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.89
0.44
4.93
Dividend Payout 0.07
AGO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AGO: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AGO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.07
0.03
0.62
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.10
AGO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. AGO: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AGO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.70 Max: 38.7
Current: 10.1
0
38.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.01
AGO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. AGO: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.65
AGO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. AGO: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AGO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 3.81 Max: 14.81
Current: 5.65
1.32
14.81
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.90
AGO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. AGO: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AGO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.6  Med: 0.10 Max: 7.9
Current: 7.9
-40.6
7.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.59
AGO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AGO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AGO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.59
0.51
1.34
Price/Projected FCF 0.79
AGO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AGO: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AGO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.79
0.68
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.59
AGO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AGO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AGO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.15
Current: 0.59
0.45
2.15
Price/Graham Number 0.31
AGO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. AGO: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AGO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.59 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.31
0.27
1.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 36.00
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AGO: 36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AGO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 18.40 Max: 1091.2
Current: 36
0.2
1091.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2207
EPS $ 7.15
Beta1.57
Short Percentage of Float3.40%
52-Week Range $21.79 - 29.75
Shares Outstanding(Mil)135.93

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 1,021 973 931
EPS($) 2.70 3.05 3.25
EPS without NRI($) 2.70 3.05 3.25

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty
Compare:SAU:8210, NYSE:PRA, NYSE:RDN, NYSE:MTG, TSX:MIC » details
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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