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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.93
AXS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AXS: 0.93 )
AXS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.76   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.93

Equity to Asset 0.30
AXS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. AXS: 0.30 )
AXS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.67
Interest Coverage 11.85
AXS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.94 vs. AXS: 11.85 )
AXS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.85

0.98
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.91
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.50
AXS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. AXS: 17.50 )
AXS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 41.62
Current: 17.5

1.62
41.62
Net-margin (%) 17.34
AXS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. AXS: 17.34 )
AXS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 41.85
Current: 17.34

1.22
41.85
ROE (%) 12.50
AXS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. AXS: 12.50 )
AXS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 21.82
Current: 12.5

0.85
21.82
ROA (%) 3.70
AXS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AXS: 3.70 )
AXS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 10.29
Current: 3.7

0.26
10.29
Revenue Growth (%) 11.70
AXS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AXS: 11.70 )
AXS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 57.2
Current: 11.7

0
57.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.10
AXS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. AXS: 0.10 )
AXS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.6   Max: 47.7
Current: 0.1

-27.6
47.7
EPS Growth (%) -0.50
AXS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. AXS: -0.50 )
AXS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.6   Max: 58.3
Current: -0.5

-68.6
58.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AXS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Pioneer Investments 106,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 195,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,800 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 453,422 sh (+33.85%)
Richard Pzena 6,122,818 sh (+9.46%)
Arnold Schneider 256,071 sh (-2.09%)
David Dreman 182,667 sh (-4.38%)
Steven Cohen 32,927 sh (-92.96%)
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Q2 2013

AXS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 6,283 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 761,500 sh (+618.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,000 sh (+8.11%)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 441,422 sh (-2.65%)
Richard Pzena 5,729,802 sh (-6.42%)
David Dreman 154,465 sh (-15.44%)
Steven Cohen 18,719 sh (-43.15%)
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Q3 2013

AXS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 304,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,809 sh (+37.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,400 sh (+15%)
NWQ Managers 506,745 sh (+14.8%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,871 sh (+9.36%)
Richard Pzena 5,668,100 sh (-1.08%)
Pioneer Investments 480,300 sh (-36.93%)
David Dreman 2,246 sh (-98.55%)
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Q4 2013

AXS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 55,703 sh (+115.83%)
NWQ Managers 529,736 sh (+4.54%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 474,452 sh (-1.22%)
Richard Pzena 5,546,522 sh (-2.14%)
Jim Simons 265,100 sh (-12.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,441 sh (-21.52%)
David Dreman 620 sh (-72.4%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AXS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$43.91 - $49.56 $ 46.86-1%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.4%0.01%$43.91 - $49.56 $ 46.86-1%620
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -98.55%0.19%$41.89 - $48.25 $ 46.866%2246
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$41.34 - $46.59 $ 46.866%6283
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$25.32 - $32.7 $ 46.8656%0
James Barrow 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$30.54 - $36.3 $ 46.8640%0
James Barrow 2011-03-31 Reduce -34.46%0.04%$32.22 - $37.81 $ 46.8632%1123940
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Preferred stocks of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
AXPHF99.001.89
AXSPRACL42.553.587.25% Series A Preferred Shares
AXSPRC42.556.74
AXSPRD42.555.12

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.90
AXS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AXS: 7.90 )
AXS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 197.82
Current: 7.9

4.37
197.82
P/B 1.00
AXS's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AXS: 1.00 )
AXS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.79
Current: 1

0.66
1.79
P/S 1.29
AXS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AXS: 1.29 )
AXS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.85
Current: 1.29

0.84
3.85
PFCF 4.90
AXS's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. AXS: 4.90 )
AXS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 5.98
Current: 4.9

1.91
5.98
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
AXS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. AXS: 9.30 )
AXS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 87.4
Current: 9.3

3.8
87.4
PEG 0.90
AXS's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AXS: 0.90 )
AXS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.9

0.17
1.44
Shiller P/E 13.10
AXS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. AXS: 13.10 )
AXS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 13.34
Current: 13.1

5.15
13.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.22
AXS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AXS: 2.22 )
AXS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.22

0.25
4.12
Dividend Payout 0.17
AXS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. AXS: 0.17 )
AXS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 13.29
Current: 0.17

0.04
13.29
Dividend growth (3y) 5.90
AXS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. AXS: 5.90 )
AXS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 63.8
Current: 5.9

0
63.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.94
AXS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. AXS: 2.94 )
AXS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.51
Current: 2.94

0.33
5.51
Share Buyback Rate 5.40
AXS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AXS: 5.40 )
AXS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -4.3
Current: 5.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
AXS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AXS: 1.10 )
AXS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.1

0.76
1.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
AXS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AXS: 0.30 )
AXS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.3

0.26
0.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
AXS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AXS: 0.80 )
AXS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.8

0.69
1.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
AXS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AXS: 0.40 )
AXS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.4

0.38
0.57
Price/Graham Number 0.60
AXS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AXS: 0.60 )
AXS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.6

0.39
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
AXS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. AXS: 10.70 )
AXS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 26.4
Current: 10.7

1.1
26.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.21
AXS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. AXS: 35.21 )
AXS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 45.4
Current: 35.21

-16.6
45.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
Traded in other countries:AXPHF.USA, AXV.Germany
Axis Capital Holdings, Ltd. is the Bermuda-based holding company for the AXIS Group of Companies, which was incorporated on December 9, 2002. Through its various operating subsidiaries and branches, the Company provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products to insured's and reinsured worldwide operations with main locations in Bermuda, the United States and Europe. The Company's direct and indirect subsidiaries are AXIS Specialty Limited, AXIS Specialty Limited, AXIS Specialty Europe Limited, AXIS Specialty London, AXIS Specialty Australia, AXIS Specialty Insurance Company, AXIS Re Limited, AXIS Reinsurance Company, AXIS Reinsurance Company, AXIS Surplus Insurance Company, AXIS Insurance Company and AXIS Re Europe. Axis Capital's business consists of two distinct global underwriting platforms, AXIS Insurance and AXIS Re. The Company has two reportable segments, insurance and reinsurance. The insurance segment offers specialty insurance products to a variety of niche markets on a worldwide basis. The following are the lines of business in its insurance segment are Property, Marine, Terrorism, Aviation, Credit and political risk, Professional lines and Liability. The Company produces business mainly through wholesale and retail brokers worldwide. Some of its insurance products are also distributed through managing general agents and underwriters. In the U.S., the Company has ability to write business on an admitted basis using forms and rates as filed with state insurance regulators and on a non-admitted basis, or surplus lines basis, with flexibility in forms and rates as these are not filed with state regulators. The reinsurance segment operates through offices based in Bermuda, New York, Zurich and Singapore. It focuses on writing business on an excess of loss basis, where possible, whereby the Company typically provide an indemnification to the reinsured entity for a portion of losses both individually and in the aggregate, on policies in excess of a specified individual or aggregate loss deductible. The reinsurance segment provides non-life reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis. The following are the lines of business in its reinsurance segment: Catastrophe, Property, Professional Liability, Credit and Bond, Motor, Liability and Engineering. In its insurance segment, the Company competes with U.S. based companies with global insurance operations, as well as non U.S. global carriers and indigenous companies in regional and local markets. In its reinsurance segment, the Company competes with major U.S. and non-U.S. reinsurers as well as reinsurance departments of numerous multi-line insurance organizations. The Company's U.S. insurance subsidiaries also are subject to regulation and supervision by their respective states of domicile and by other jurisdictions in which they do business.

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