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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
AGO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. AGO: 0.06 )
AGO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.39
AGO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AGO: 0.39 )
AGO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.39

0.19
0.62
Interest Coverage 16.64
AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. AGO: 16.64 )
AGO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 17.98
Current: 16.64

1.43
17.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.10
WACC vs ROIC
17.98%
19.89%
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 (%) 76.78
AGO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.43 vs. AGO: 76.78 )
AGO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.75   Max: 153.52
Current: 76.78

12.75
153.52
Net-margin (%) 54.56
AGO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. AGO: 54.56 )
AGO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.37   Max: 100.55
Current: 54.56

9.37
100.55
ROE (%) 20.39
AGO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. AGO: 20.39 )
AGO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.28   Max: 20.01
Current: 20.39

-18.28
20.01
ROA (%) 7.03
AGO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. AGO: 7.03 )
AGO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.06   Max: 7.59
Current: 7.03

-9.06
7.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
AGO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AGO: 5.40 )
AGO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 27.2
Current: 5.4

-14.1
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
AGO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. AGO: 15.40 )
AGO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1   Max: 58.4
Current: 15.4

-23.1
58.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
AGO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. AGO: 14.60 )
AGO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.4   Max: 74.9
Current: 14.6

-32.4
74.9
» AGO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AGO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 912,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,017,803 sh (+2435.44%)
Leon Cooperman 2,252,913 sh (+17.89%)
Chuck Royce 1,245,146 sh (+5.48%)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 727,294 sh (-21.21%)
Jim Simons 1,261,128 sh (-21.60%)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,892,343 sh (-24.97%)
Wilbur Ross 10,848,183 sh (-26.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,408 sh (-35.10%)
Diamond Hill Capital 417,149 sh (-59.28%)
Wilbur Ross 10,863,649 sh (-0.19%)
Wilbur Ross 10,842,488 sh (-36.90%)
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Q2 2014

AGO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 18,999 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,061 sh (New)
Wilbur Ross -15,064 sh (+72114.00%)
George Soros 1,040,800 sh (+14.02%)
Diamond Hill Capital 417,806 sh (+0.16%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Wilbur Ross Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 726,499 sh (-0.11%)
Chuck Royce 1,223,646 sh (-1.73%)
Leon Cooperman 1,932,813 sh (-14.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,608 sh (-17.29%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,616,401 sh (-26.08%)
Jim Simons 857,800 sh (-31.98%)
Wilbur Ross 4,170 sh (-461.25%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 4.20
AGO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. AGO: 4.20 )
AGO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 386.5
Current: 4.2

1.04
386.5
Forward P/E 8.49
AGO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. AGO: 8.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.30
AGO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. AGO: 4.30 )
AGO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 386.5
Current: 4.3

1.02
386.5
P/B 0.80
AGO's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AGO: 0.80 )
AGO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.8

0.16
1.37
P/S 2.36
AGO's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AGO: 2.36 )
AGO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 35.11
Current: 2.36

0.35
35.11
POCF 8.25
AGO's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. AGO: 8.25 )
AGO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2057
Current: 8.25

0.75
2057
EV-to-EBIT 3.13
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. AGO: 3.13 )
AGO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -101.3   Max: 32.3
Current: 3.13

-101.3
32.3
PEG 0.13
AGO's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AGO: 0.13 )
AGO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.2
Current: 0.13

0
10.2
Shiller P/E 8.80
AGO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.02 vs. AGO: 8.80 )
AGO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 86
Current: 8.8

2.97
86
Days Sales Outstanding 133.44
AGO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AGO: 133.44 )
AGO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 564.41
Current: 133.44

10.39
564.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.66
AGO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. AGO: 1.66 )
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.93
Current: 1.66

0.17
4.93
Dividend Payout 0.07
AGO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AGO: 0.07 )
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.07

0.03
0.63
Dividend growth (3y) 34.70
AGO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AGO: 34.70 )
AGO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.7
Current: 34.7

0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.00
AGO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. AGO: 5.00 )
AGO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 14.51
Current: 5

0.5
14.51
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
AGO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. AGO: 2.20 )
AGO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2   Max: -40.6
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
AGO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AGO: 0.80 )
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.8

0.32
1.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AGO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AGO: 1.00 )
AGO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.73
Current: 1

0.69
1.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
AGO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. AGO: 0.70 )
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.7

0.39
1.9
Price/Graham Number 0.40
AGO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AGO: 0.40 )
AGO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.4

0.27
1.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 32.90
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AGO: 32.90 )
AGO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 1038.1
Current: 32.9

3.1
1038.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty
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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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