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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 0.21
AJG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 101.40 vs. AJG: 0.21 )
AJG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21

Equity to Asset 0.30
AJG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AJG: 0.30 )
AJG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.3

0.17
0.31
Interest Coverage 5.48
AJG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. AJG: 5.48 )
AJG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.48

5.09
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.51
M-Score: -2.41
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 (%) 8.63
AJG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. AJG: 8.63 )
AJG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 18.39
Current: 8.63

8.63
18.39
Net-margin (%) 8.45
AJG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. AJG: 8.45 )
AJG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 14.11
Current: 8.45

2.16
14.11
ROE (%) 12.88
AJG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. AJG: 12.88 )
AJG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4   Max: 35.9
Current: 12.88

4
35.9
ROA (%) 3.92
AJG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. AJG: 3.92 )
AJG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 8.9
Current: 3.92

0.91
8.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 171.13
AJG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 107.26 vs. AJG: 171.13 )
AJG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 75.43   Max: 317.3
Current: 171.13

75.43
317.3
Revenue Growth (%) 11.10
AJG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. AJG: 11.10 )
AJG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2   Max: 15.6
Current: 11.1

2
15.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.00
AJG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. AJG: 7.00 )
AJG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.6   Max: 49.9
Current: 7

-30.6
49.9
EPS Growth (%) 9.70
AJG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AJG: 9.70 )
AJG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.7   Max: 42.2
Current: 9.7

-33.7
42.2
» AJG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AJG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 779,100 sh (New)
Meridian Funds 368,800 sh (+46.35%)
John Keeley 516,980 sh (+4.96%)
Tweedy Browne 63,723 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 403,424 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,506,120 sh (-6.1%)
Steven Cohen 50,199 sh (-49.37%)
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Q2 2013

AJG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Meridian Funds 396,100 sh (+7.4%)
Tweedy Browne 63,723 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 403,424 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 495,940 sh (-4.07%)
Chuck Royce 1,390,020 sh (-7.71%)
Steven Cohen 35,947 sh (-28.39%)
Jim Simons 301,400 sh (-61.31%)
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Q3 2013

AJG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 582,700 sh (+93.33%)
Steven Cohen 38,809 sh (+7.96%)
Westport Asset Management 403,424 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,201,520 sh (-13.56%)
John Keeley 338,780 sh (-31.69%)
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Q4 2013

AJG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 340,990 sh (+0.65%)
Westport Asset Management 383,424 sh (-4.96%)
Jim Simons 535,800 sh (-8.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,041,420 sh (-13.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,387 sh (-52.83%)
Steven Cohen 14,550 sh (-62.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AJG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -31.69%0.14%$41.34 - $45.53 $ 44.672%338780
Tweedy Browne 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$41.34 - $45.53 $ 44.672%0
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Add 46.35%0.18%$34.65 - $41.31 $ 44.6718%368800
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 New Buy0.34%$34.47 - $36.89 $ 44.6724%252000
Tweedy Browne 2012-03-31 Reduce -83.01%0.37%$32.76 - $36.26 $ 44.6740%63723
Tweedy Browne 2011-12-31 Add 52.67%0.15%$25.54 - $33.82 $ 44.6746%375124
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$25.54 - $33.82 $ 44.6746%0
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Reduce -42.41%0.17%$27.92 - $31.06 $ 44.6754%479845
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$27.92 - $31.06 $ 44.6754%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.06%$28.64 - $31.62 $ 44.6748%6939
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
AJG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. AJG: 21.60 )
AJG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.52   Max: 135.19
Current: 21.6

13.52
135.19
P/B 2.80
AJG's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AJG: 2.80 )
AJG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 4.89
Current: 2.8

1.97
4.89
P/S 1.80
AJG's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. AJG: 1.80 )
AJG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.8

0.89
2.56
PFCF 21.00
AJG's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. AJG: 21.00 )
AJG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 50.41
Current: 21

8.79
50.41
EV-to-EBIT 32.30
AJG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. AJG: 32.30 )
AJG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 30.5
Current: 32.3

6.5
30.5
PEG 4.60
AJG's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AJG: 4.60 )
AJG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 99.76
Current: 4.6

0.67
99.76
Shiller P/E 29.70
AJG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. AJG: 29.70 )
AJG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 32.44
Current: 29.7

11.7
32.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.10
AJG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. AJG: 3.10 )
AJG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 8.16
Current: 3.1

2.14
8.16
Dividend Payout 0.65
AJG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. AJG: 0.65 )
AJG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.65

0.37
3.5
Dividend growth (3y) 3.00
AJG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. AJG: 3.00 )
AJG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1   Max: 24.4
Current: 3

1
24.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.49
AJG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. AJG: 3.49 )
AJG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 9.19
Current: 3.49

2.41
9.19
Share Buyback Rate -7.50
AJG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. AJG: -7.50 )
AJG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -11.5
Current: -7.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.45
AJG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. AJG: 1.45 )
AJG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.45

0.99
3.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
AJG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AJG: 1.02 )
AJG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.02

0.68
1.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
AJG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AJG: 3.10 )
AJG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 15.4
Current: 3.1

3.3
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.78
AJG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AJG: 8.78 )
AJG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 31.5
Current: 8.78

-0.2
31.5

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Insurance Brokers
Compare:BRO, AOC, WSH, MMC, LPHI, EHTH » details
Traded in other countries:GAH.Germany
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1972. The Company provides insurance brokerage and third-party claims settlement and administration services to entities in the U.S. and abroad. The Company has three reportable operating segments: brokerage, risk management and corporate. The brokerage segment is mainly comprised of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. The brokerage segment generates revenues through commissions paid by insurance underwriters and through fees charged to its clients. The Company's brokers, agents and administrators act as intermediaries between insurers and their customers and it does not assume underwriting risks. The risk management segment provides contract claim settlement and administration services for enterprises that choose to self-insure some or all of their property/casualty coverages and for insurance companies that choose to outsource some or all of their property/casualty claims departments. These operations also provide claims management, loss control consulting and insurance property appraisal services. The corporate segment manages the Company's clean energy and other investments. This segment also holds all of the Company's corporate debt. Allocations of investment income and certain expenses are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates mainly using revenue, headcount and other information. The Company's competitors include: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Aon Corporation, Willis Group Holdings, Ltd. and Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc., Crump Group, Inc., CRC Insurance Services, Inc., AmWINS Group, Inc., Swett & Crawford Group, Inc. The Company's wholesale brokerage operations compete with large wholesalers such as CRC Insurance Services, Inc., RT Specialty, AmWINS Group, Inc., Swett & Crawford Group, Inc., as well as a vast number of local and regional wholesalers. The Company also competes with certain insurance companies that write insurance directly for their customers.

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