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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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Interest Coverage 21.75
HCC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 38.54 vs. HCC: 21.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HCC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 21.75
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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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

HCC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Dreman 3,894 sh (+124.18%)
John Rogers 305,996 sh (+1.58%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp 38,745 sh (-1.22%)
Columbia Wanger 910,000 sh (-17.27%)
Third Avenue Management 213,395 sh (-31.58%)
Diamond Hill Capital 438,965 sh (-61.47%)
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Q2 2015

HCC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mario Gabelli 148,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 129,700 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 213,395 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 430,850 sh (-1.85%)
John Rogers 170,831 sh (-44.17%)
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Q3 2015

HCC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 199,200 sh (+34.14%)
John Rogers 168,329 sh (-1.46%)
Third Avenue Management 187,613 sh (-12.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 162,133 sh (-62.37%)
Jim Simons 32,600 sh (-74.87%)
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Q4 2015

HCC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Rogers Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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HCC Insurance Holdings Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1991. The Company provides specialized property and casualty, surety, and group life, accident and health insurance coverages and related agency and reinsurance brokerage services to commercial customers and individuals. It concentrates its activities in selected, narrowly defined, specialty lines of business. The Company has five underwriting segments: U.S. Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident & Health, U.S. Surety & Credit and International. U.S. Property & Casualty segment includes specialty lines of insurance such as aviation, small account errors and omissions liability (E&O), public risk, contingency, disability, title and mortgage reinsurance, residual value, employment practices liability (EPLI), technical property, primary and excess casualty, and brown water marine written in the U.S. The majority of the business is primary coverage, and claims are reported and settled on a short to medium-term basis. Professional Liability segment primarily consists of its directors' and officers' (D&O) liability business. In addition, it write related professional liability and crime business coverages, including large account E&O liability, fiduciary liability, fidelity and bankers blanket bonds, and EPLI for some D&O policyholders. Accident & Health segment includes medical stop-loss, short-term domestic and international medical products, written in the United States. The majority of the business covers groups of employees, and claims are reported and settled quickly. U.S. Surety & Credit segment conducts business through separate specialty surety underwriting operations and credit underwriting operations. International segment includes energy, property treaty, liability, surety, credit, property (direct and facultative), ocean marine, accident and health and other smaller product lines written from operations in the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. The Company operates mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. Some of its operations have a broader international scope. The Company markets its products both directly to customers and through a network of independent and affiliated brokers, producers, agents and third party administrators. Its insurance companies are risk-bearing and focus their underwriting activities on providing insurance and/or reinsurance in the following lines of business: Diversified financial products; Group life, accident and health; Aviation; London market account and other specialty lines. The Company's underwriting agencies underwrite on behalf of its insurance companies and in certain situations for other unaffiliated insurance companies. The agencies specialize in the following types of business: contingency; directors' and officers' liability; individual disability; kidnap and ransom; employment practices liability; errors and omissions liability; public entity; various financial products

Guru Investment Theses on HCC Insurance Holdings Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCC)(3.2%) (HCC – $77.47 – NYSE) based in Houston Texas, is an international specialty insurer. On June 10, 2015, Tokio Marine Holdings announced that it would acquire HCC in a transaction worth $7.5 billion, or $78 cash per HCC share. Expected to close in the fourth quarter, the transaction has received shareholder approval and is now waiting for the results of the regulatory review.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 ABC Fund commentary.

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Keeley Mid-Cap Value Fund Comments on HCC Insurance Holdings - Sep 17, 2015

Financial stocks led the way for the Fund during the quarter, and HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HCC) was the top performer after rising over 35 percent and adding 59 basis point of return to the Fund. Shares of the specialty insurance company rose sharply in June after Tokio Marine Holdings announced that it had agree to buy HCC for $7.5 billion, with the deal expected to be completed between October and December. We sold the shares soon after the announcement.



From the Keeley Mid-Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary.



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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.51
HCC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. HCC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HCC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.51
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Dividend Payout 0.25
HCC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. HCC: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HCC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.25
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Forward Dividend Yield 1.51
HCC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. HCC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.51
HCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HCC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HCC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.51

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,743
EPS (TTM) $ 4.60
Short Percentage of Float1.53%
52-Week Range $49.66 - 77.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)95.60

Analyst Estimate

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Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 3.95 4.20
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.95 4.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
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Dividends Per Share ($)

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