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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
CNA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. CNA: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.22
CNA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. CNA: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.22
0.1
0.23
Interest Coverage 6.60
CNA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. CNA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 6.60 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.6
2.31
9999.99
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
10.54%
6.61%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.75
CNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. CNA: 12.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.21  Med: 9.13 Max: 12.85
Current: 12.75
-7.21
12.85
Net-margin (%) 9.51
CNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. CNA: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.25  Med: 5.39 Max: 10.68
Current: 9.51
-12.25
10.68
ROE (%) 7.13
CNA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. CNA: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.62  Med: 5.28 Max: 13.9
Current: 7.13
-18.62
13.9
ROA (%) 1.60
CNA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. CNA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.5  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.6
-2.5
1.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 478.80
CNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 252.27 vs. CNA: 478.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1397.45  Med: 241.68 Max: 751.48
Current: 478.8
-1397.45
751.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
CNA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CNA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.3  Med: -3.30 Max: 5.4
Current: 2.6
-18.3
5.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
CNA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. CNA: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.45 Max: 24.1
Current: 9.3
0
24.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.10
CNA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. CNA: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.6  Med: 7.40 Max: 28.3
Current: 13.1
-35.6
28.3
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CNA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 50,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,518 sh (+308.63%)
Donald Smith 2,213,532 sh (+0.07%)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
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Q3 2014

CNA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 1,338 sh (New)
Jim Simons 100,400 sh (+98.81%)
Donald Smith 2,213,074 sh (-0.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,052 sh (-75.32%)
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Q4 2014

CNA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,606 sh (+108.29%)
Jim Simons 195,300 sh (+94.52%)
David Dreman 1,338 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 2,211,020 sh (-0.09%)
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Q1 2015

CNA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 230,900 sh (+18.23%)
David Dreman 1,338 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 2,210,815 sh (-0.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,074 sh (-35.95%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.85
CNA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. CNA: 11.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CNA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.23  Med: 12.31 Max: 43.03
Current: 11.85
7.23
43.03
Forward P/E 12.41
CNA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. CNA: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.00
CNA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. CNA: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CNA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.23  Med: 11.88 Max: 45.75
Current: 12
7.23
45.75
P/B 0.87
CNA's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CNA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.87
0.32
1.38
P/S 1.12
CNA's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CNA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.12
0.26
1.32
PFCF 8.41
CNA's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. CNA: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 5.16 Max: 29.98
Current: 8.41
1.39
29.98
POCF 7.91
CNA's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. CNA: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 4.89 Max: 24.77
Current: 7.91
1.3
24.77
EV-to-EBIT 8.32
CNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. CNA: 8.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -18.3  Med: 9.50 Max: 51.9
Current: 8.32
-18.3
51.9
PEG 1.06
CNA's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. CNA: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CNA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.67  Med: 4.49 Max: 8.94
Current: 1.06
2.67
8.94
Shiller P/E 14.53
CNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.44 vs. CNA: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.15  Med: 16.68 Max: 267.21
Current: 14.53
12.15
267.21
Days Sales Outstanding 78.10
CNA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 83.83 vs. CNA: 78.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 65.83  Med: 119.06 Max: 645.26
Current: 78.1
65.83
645.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.51
CNA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CNA: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.93 Max: 5.91
Current: 2.51
0.2
5.91
Dividend Payout 0.30
CNA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CNA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CNA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 5
Current: 0.3
0.12
5
Dividend growth (3y) 35.70
CNA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CNA: 35.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 35.7
Current: 35.7
0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.51
CNA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. CNA: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.93 Max: 5.91
Current: 2.51
0.2
5.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
CNA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CNA: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CNA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3  Med: -0.80 Max: -11.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.87
CNA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CNA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.87
0.44
1.31
Price/Projected FCF 0.54
CNA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CNA: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.51 Max: 180.54
Current: 0.54
0.11
180.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
CNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNA: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.33
0.41
1.48
Price/Graham Number 0.68
CNA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. CNA: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.66 Max: 7.19
Current: 0.68
0.36
7.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.04
CNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. CNA: 12.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 10.40 Max: 66.8
Current: 12.04
1.9
66.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.61
CNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. CNA: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 14.70 Max: 92.8
Current: 11.61
3.1
92.8

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:CNH.Germany,
CNA Financial Corp was incorporated in 1967. It is an insurance holding company. The Company's property and casualty and remaining life and group insurance operations are mainly conducted by Continental Casualty Company (CCC), The Continental Insurance Company, Western Surety Company, Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited and its subsidiaries and Continental Assurance Company (CAC). The Company's insurance products mainly include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety. Its services include risk management, information services, warranty and claims administration. Its products and services are mainly marketed through independent agents, brokers and managing general underwriters to a variety of customers, including small, medium and large businesses, insurance companies, associations, professionals and other groups. Its core business, commercial property and casualty insurance operations, is reported in three business segments: CNA Specialty, CNA Commercial and Hardy. Its non-core businesses are managed in two business segments: Life & Group Non-Core and Corporate & Other Non-Core. Each segment is managed separately due to differences in their product lines and markets. The Company competes with a large number of stock and mutual insurance companies and other entities for both distributors and customers. The insurance industry is subject to comprehensive and detailed regulation and supervision.
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