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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
MBI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MBI: 0.07 )
MBI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.24
MBI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. MBI: 0.24 )
MBI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.24

0.04
0.32
Interest Coverage 1.48
MBI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 25.59 vs. MBI: 1.48 )
MBI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.48

1.48
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.66
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 (%) 59.55
MBI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. MBI: 59.55 )
MBI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.63   Max: 1079.99
Current: 59.55

-10.63
1079.99
Net-margin (%) 45.01
MBI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. MBI: 45.01 )
MBI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.93   Max: 677.07
Current: 45.01

5.93
677.07
ROE (%) 19.20
MBI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. MBI: 19.20 )
MBI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -114.27   Max: 50.65
Current: 19.2

-114.27
50.65
ROA (%) 4.11
MBI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. MBI: 4.11 )
MBI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.99   Max: 7.56
Current: 4.11

-6.99
7.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4826.79
MBI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 288.43 vs. MBI: 4826.79 )
MBI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3560.07   Max: 2315.94
Current: 4826.79

-3560.07
2315.94
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
MBI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. MBI: 13.00 )
MBI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.7
Current: 13

0
26.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 35.80
MBI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. MBI: 35.80 )
MBI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.8
Current: 35.8

0
35.8
EPS Growth (%) 71.40
MBI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. MBI: 71.40 )
MBI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.5   Max: 71.4
Current: 71.4

-20.5
71.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MBI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,750,177 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 11,131 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 110,344 sh (+61%)
Francis Chou 1,080,797 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 30,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Irving Kahn 2,135,230 sh (-28.46%)
Louis Moore Bacon 548,300 sh (-50.5%)
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Q1 2014

MBI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 2,380,196 sh (New)
Jim Simons 564,838 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,561 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,252,845 sh (+1035.4%)
Chuck Royce 3,629,077 sh (+107.35%)
Irving Kahn 2,541,239 sh (+19.01%)
Prem Watsa 30,000 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 1,080,797 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q2 2014

MBI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 11,234 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,299,200 sh (+130.01%)
Chuck Royce 3,843,577 sh (+5.91%)
George Soros 2,461,962 sh (+3.44%)
Francis Chou 1,080,797 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 30,000 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 2,522,739 sh (-0.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,287 sh (-33.65%)
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Q3 2014

MBI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 29,715 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,100,577 sh (+6.69%)
Francis Chou 1,080,797 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 30,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Irving Kahn 2,337,439 sh (-7.35%)
George Soros 2,187,715 sh (-11.14%)
Jim Simons 119,624 sh (-90.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MBI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Irving Kahn 2014-09-30 Reduce -7.35%0.3%$9.11 - $10.78 $ 9.32-5%2337439
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy$9.11 - $10.78 $ 9.32-5%29715
Irving Kahn 2014-03-31 Add 19.01%0.81%$10.94 - $15.08 $ 9.32-26%2541239
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.33%$10.94 - $15.08 $ 9.32-27%2380196
Irving Kahn 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.46%1.25%$9.63 - $12.92 $ 9.32-19%2135230
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out $10.38 - $13.97 $ 9.32-26%0
Bruce Berkowitz 2013-06-30 Sold Out 4.1%$9.08 - $15.7 $ 9.32-26%0
Whitney Tilson 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.49%$9.08 - $15.7 $ 9.32-26%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy$9.08 - $15.7 $ 9.32-26%10444
Bruce Berkowitz 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.05%1.25%$7.85 - $13.02 $ 9.32-7%31425820
Richard Perry 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.58%$6.81 - $11 $ 9.323%0
Whitney Tilson 2012-12-31 New Buy0.43%$6.81 - $11 $ 9.323%67200
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$6.81 - $11 $ 9.323%0
Richard Perry 2012-09-30 Reduce -55.18%0.72%$8.88 - $11.85 $ 9.32-11%1344546
George Soros 2012-09-30 Reduce -25%0.03%$8.88 - $11.85 $ 9.32-11%600000
Richard Perry 2012-06-30 Add 9736.07%1.29%$8.24 - $10.75 $ 9.32-2%3000000
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.25%$9.34 - $13.32 $ 9.32-12%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.11%$9.34 - $13.32 $ 9.32-12%800000
Richard Perry 2012-03-31 New Buy0.01%$9.34 - $13.32 $ 9.32-12%30500
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.25%$6.84 - $12.25 $ 9.322%839000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0025%$6.84 - $12.25 $ 9.322%0
Bruce Berkowitz 2011-09-30 Add 3.48%0.14%$6.32 - $10.2 $ 9.3215%48463044
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0006%$6.32 - $10.2 $ 9.3215%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 73.68%$6.32 - $10.2 $ 9.3215%19800
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Guru Investment Theses on MBIA Inc

Francis Chou Comments on MBIA Inc. - Mar 11, 2014

Our common stock investment in MBIA Inc. (MBI) has also performed well, increasing in value to $11.94 as of December 31, 2013 from $7.85 as of December 31, 2012. There was a big overhang on the stock and that was removed when MBIA Inc. and Bank of America settled their lawsuits. Although MBIA is cheap based on book value, it would make me sleep better if the company receives permission to start writing business again. Investing in companies, where the main operating business is mothballed for a while, makes it harder to evaluate its intrinsic value. Time is not on the side of investors in that type of business.





From Franis Chou's 2013 letter to shareholders.



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Francis Chou Comments on MBIA Inc.
Our common stock investment in MBIA Inc. (MBI) has also performed well, increasing in value to $11.94 as of December 31, 2013 from $7.85 as of December 31, 2012. There was a big overhang on the stock and that was removed when MBIA Inc. and Bank of America settled their lawsuits. Although MBIA is cheap based on book value, it would make me sleep better if the company receives permission to start writing business again. Investing in companies, where the main operating business is mothballed for a while, makes it harder to evaluate its intrinsic value. Time is not on the side of investors in that type of business. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.90
MBI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
100% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. MBI: 2.90 )
MBI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 48.62
Current: 2.9

0.67
48.62
P/B 0.50
MBI's P/B is ranked higher than
100% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MBI: 0.50 )
MBI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.5

0.05
1.54
P/S 1.20
MBI's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MBI: 1.20 )
MBI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 7.58
Current: 1.2

0.14
7.58
EV-to-EBIT 9.23
MBI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. MBI: 9.23 )
MBI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -147.4   Max: 34.3
Current: 9.23

-147.4
34.3
Shiller P/E 41.30
MBI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.87 vs. MBI: 41.30 )
MBI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 45.26
Current: 41.3

0.5
45.26

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.50
MBI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
100% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MBI: 0.50 )
MBI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.66
Current: 0.5

0.31
2.66
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
MBI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MBI: 0.50 )
MBI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.07
Current: 0.5

0.11
4.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.10
MBI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MBI: 0.10 )
MBI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.73
Current: 0.1

0.36
3.73
Price/Graham Number 0.20
MBI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
100% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MBI: 0.20 )
MBI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.2

0.13
1.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.80
MBI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. MBI: 10.80 )
MBI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 53.8
Current: 10.8

2.9
53.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 76.78
MBI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. MBI: 76.78 )
MBI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -99.3   Max: 197.1
Current: 76.78

-99.3
197.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:MBJ.Germany,
MBIA Inc was incorporated as a business corporation under the laws of the state of Connecticut in 1986. The Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, operates financial guarantee insurance business and is a provider of asset management and advisory services business. These activities are managed through three business segments: United States public finance insurance; structured finance and international insurance; and advisory services. The Company's U.S. public finance insurance business is operated through National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation and its subsidiaries; its structured finance and international insurance business is operated through MBIA Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries; and its asset management and advisory services business is operated through Cutwater Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries. The Company, and its subsidiaries, also manages certain business activities through its corporate, asset/liability products, and conduit segments. The corporate segment includes revenues and expenses that arise from general corporate activities. Its financial guarantee insurance generally provides investors with unconditional and irrevocable guarantees of the payment of the principal, interest or other amounts owing on insured obligations when due. Its insurance companies compete with other monoline insurance companies, as well as other forms of credit enhancement, in writing financial guarantee business. The Company is subject to the direct and indirect effects of governmental regulation, including insurance laws, securities laws, tax laws, legal precedents and accounting rules affecting asset-backed and municipal obligations, as well as changes in those laws.
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