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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
AGO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. AGO: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AGO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.45
AGO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. AGO: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AGO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.45
0.17
0.63
Interest Coverage 13.04
AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 33.02 vs. AGO: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AGO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 10.44 Max: 16.64
Current: 13.04
1.43
16.64
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
11.44%
16.23%
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 (%) 67.10
AGO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. AGO: 67.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AGO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.57  Med: 60.06 Max: 153.52
Current: 67.1
13.57
153.52
Net-margin (%) 56.16
AGO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.01 vs. AGO: 56.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AGO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.45  Med: 45.24 Max: 100.55
Current: 56.16
10.45
100.55
ROE (%) 17.97
AGO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. AGO: 17.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AGO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.28  Med: 12.32 Max: 20.01
Current: 17.97
-18.28
20.01
ROA (%) 7.65
AGO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AGO: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AGO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.06  Med: 3.49 Max: 7.65
Current: 7.65
-9.06
7.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 42.70
AGO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. AGO: 42.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 5.8 Max: 42.7
Current: 42.7
-14.1
42.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 106.10
AGO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% 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: 18.8 Max: 106.1
Current: 106.1
-23
106.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 131.60
AGO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. AGO: 131.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AGO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.7  Med: 18.9 Max: 131.6
Current: 131.6
-32.7
131.6
» AGO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeremy Grantham 1,108,775 sh (+204.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,414 sh (+37.45%)
Arnold Schneider 576,312 sh (+7.25%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,123 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chuck Royce 660,796 sh (-12.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,452 sh (-19.58%)
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Q2 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 1,552,721 sh (+40.04%)
Arnold Schneider 602,652 sh (+4.57%)
Chuck Royce 676,996 sh (+2.45%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,123 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 8,968 sh (-21.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (-62.94%)
» More
Q3 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 184,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,041 sh (+166.43%)
Chuck Royce 681,496 sh (+0.66%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 346,986 sh (-0.33%)
Arnold Schneider 562,329 sh (-6.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,289,161 sh (-16.97%)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty
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Traded in other countries:DHU.Germany,
Assured Guaranty Ltd is a holding company. The Company through its operating subsidiaries provides credit protection products to the United States, and international public finance including infrastructure and structured finance markets.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 4.56
AGO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. AGO: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AGO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 5.34 Max: 48.06
Current: 4.56
1.07
48.06
Forward P/E 12.80
AGO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. AGO: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.56
AGO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. AGO: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AGO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 5.34 Max: 48.06
Current: 4.56
1.07
48.06
P/B 0.72
AGO's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AGO: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AGO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.72
0.16
1.37
P/S 2.54
AGO's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. AGO: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AGO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.68 Max: 38.59
Current: 2.54
0.36
38.59
EV-to-EBIT 3.81
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. AGO: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -227.7  Med: 3.4 Max: 605.8
Current: 3.81
-227.7
605.8
EV-to-EBITDA 3.81
AGO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. AGO: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -227.7  Med: 3.4 Max: 605.8
Current: 3.81
-227.7
605.8
PEG 0.18
AGO's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. AGO: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AGO' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.18
0
10.2
Shiller P/E 13.22
AGO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. AGO: 13.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AGO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.89  Med: 12.54 Max: 16.84
Current: 13.22
6.89
16.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.42
AGO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. AGO: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AGO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.42
0.45
4.93
Dividend Payout 0.06
AGO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGO: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AGO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.06
0.01
0.48
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.10
AGO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 31 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: 8.7 Max: 38.7
Current: 10.1
0
38.7
Forward Dividend Yield 1.42
AGO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. AGO: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.26
AGO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. AGO: 4.26 )
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: 1.35  Med: 4.41 Max: 14.81
Current: 4.26
1.35
14.81
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 10.70
AGO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. AGO: 10.70 )
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: -39.7  Med: -0.3 Max: 10.7
Current: 10.7
-39.7
10.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.72
AGO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AGO: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AGO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.72
0.32
1.35
Price/Projected FCF 0.65
AGO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. AGO: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AGO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.06 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.65
0.61
3.2
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
AGO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AGO: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AGO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.05 Max: 11.36
Current: 0.96
0.25
11.36
Price/Graham Number 0.38
AGO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. AGO: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AGO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.38
0.17
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 26.26
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. AGO: 26.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AGO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 26.4 Max: 1091.2
Current: 26.26
0.2
1091.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,982
EPS (TTM) $ 8.07
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float2.74%
52-Week Range $21.79 - 36.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)130.38

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,550 952 894
EPS ($) 2.50 2.86 3.00
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.50 2.86 3.00
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.52 0.57 0.63
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