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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 0.87
MKL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MKL: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.87
0.02
1.16
Equity to Asset 0.31
MKL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MKL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.31
0.13
0.32
Interest Coverage 3.75
MKL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. MKL: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 3.93 Max: 11.17
Current: 3.75
0.01
11.17
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
8.82%
7.15%
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 (%) 10.85
MKL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. MKL: 10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.56  Med: 11.16 Max: 25.3
Current: 10.85
-9.56
25.3
Net-margin (%) 8.14
MKL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. MKL: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9  Med: 7.53 Max: 16.34
Current: 8.14
-9
16.34
ROE (%) 5.69
MKL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. MKL: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.68  Med: 8.80 Max: 19.62
Current: 5.69
-13.68
19.62
ROA (%) 1.69
MKL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. MKL: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.11  Med: 1.85 Max: 4.01
Current: 1.69
-2.11
4.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
MKL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MKL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.9  Med: 10.50 Max: 29.4
Current: 10.5
-5.9
29.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
MKL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. MKL: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34  Med: 14.90 Max: 78.8
Current: 14.9
-34
78.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.10
MKL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. MKL: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.5  Med: 8.50 Max: 47.4
Current: 15.1
-19.5
47.4
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Financials


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Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MKL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 567 sh (New)
Jim Simons 25,181 sh (+133.16%)
Chris Davis 344,882 sh (+4.78%)
Chuck Akre 508,844 sh (+3.16%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 45,751 sh (+1.29%)
Chuck Royce 67,900 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 30,173 sh (-0.19%)
Tom Russo 17,946 sh (-3.01%)
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Q4 2014

MKL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 77,558 sh (+208.00%)
Chris Davis 351,824 sh (+2.01%)
Chuck Akre 510,004 sh (+0.23%)
Chuck Royce 67,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 30,083 sh (-0.30%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 42,419 sh (-7.28%)
Tom Russo 16,521 sh (-7.94%)
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Q1 2015

MKL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Akre 515,317 sh (+1.04%)
Chris Davis 352,590 sh (+0.22%)
Murray Stahl 30,042 sh (-0.14%)
Tom Russo 16,247 sh (-1.66%)
Chuck Royce 62,600 sh (-7.81%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 38,318 sh (-9.67%)
Jim Simons 67,081 sh (-13.51%)
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Q2 2015

MKL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Arnold Van Den Berg 36,649 sh (-4.36%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Markel Corporation

Chuck Akre Comments on Markel Corp. - Mar 25, 2014

The last, Markel Corp. (MKL), is a specialty property and casualty insurer which we believe is positioned exceptionally well for what lies ahead, including the possibility of higher interest rates, firming of insurance pricing, growing free cash flow from its Markel Ventures segment, and lastly the opportunity for a more robust management of its balance sheet. In other portfolios we manage, we have owned shares of Markel Corp. for more than twenty years.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.04
MKL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MKL: 30.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35  Med: 18.16 Max: 72.71
Current: 30.04
9.35
72.71
Forward P/E 33.56
MKL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. MKL: 33.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.00
MKL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MKL: 30.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.35  Med: 17.88 Max: 72.73
Current: 30
9.35
72.73
P/B 1.58
MKL's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MKL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.58
1.01
2.23
P/S 2.39
MKL's P/S is ranked lower than
82% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MKL: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.41
Current: 2.39
1.14
2.41
PFCF 19.99
MKL's PFCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. MKL: 19.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.58  Med: 15.14 Max: 54.97
Current: 19.99
9.58
54.97
POCF 17.34
MKL's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. MKL: 17.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 10.08 Max: 19.84
Current: 17.34
4.41
19.84
EV-to-EBIT 16.03
MKL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. MKL: 16.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -26.1  Med: 13.40 Max: 68
Current: 16.03
-26.1
68
PEG 2.40
MKL's PEG is ranked lower than
79% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. MKL: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.79 Max: 5.47
Current: 2.4
0.3
5.47
Shiller P/E 34.85
MKL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.44 vs. MKL: 34.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.99  Med: 23.67 Max: 86.75
Current: 34.85
10.99
86.75
Days Sales Outstanding 83.83
MKL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 83.83 vs. MKL: 83.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MKL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 43.55  Med: 170.31 Max: 507.01
Current: 83.83
43.55
507.01

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.01
MKL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MKL: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MKL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.36 Max: 4.02
Current: 2.01
1.31
4.02
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
MKL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. MKL: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.67 Max: 4.08
Current: 1.13
0.52
4.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
MKL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MKL: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.5
0.68
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.69
MKL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. MKL: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MKL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.29 Max: 4.99
Current: 4.69
0.43
4.99
Price/Graham Number 1.61
MKL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. MKL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MKL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.41 Max: 6.49
Current: 1.61
0.93
6.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.23
MKL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. MKL: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 7.20 Max: 14.6
Current: 6.23
1.5
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.95
MKL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. MKL: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.60 Max: 34.4
Current: 9.95
1.3
34.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:MKL.Mexico, MKV.Germany,
Markel Corporation was founded in 1930. The Company is a diverse financial holding company serving in niche markets. It is engaged in marketing and underwriting specialty insurance products. The Company is having five segments and one discontinues segment; the Excess and Surplus Lines, the Specialty Admitted, and the London Insurance Market. The Company's Excess and Surplus Lines segment writes hard-to-place risks outside of the standard market, including catastrophe-exposed property, professional liability, products liability, general liability, commercial umbrella and other coverages tailored for exposures. Its Specialty Admitted segment writes risks that, although and hard-to-place in the standard market must remain with an admitted insurance company for marketing and regulatory reasons. Its London Insurance Market segment writes specialty property, casualty, professional liability, equine, marine, energy and trade credit insurance and reinsurance. Its Alterra segment provides diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities and other property and casualty insurers through offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Bermuda and Latin America. All investing activities related to the Company's insurance operations are included in the Investing segment. The Company competes with numerous domestic and international insurance companies and reinsurers, Lloyd's syndicates, risk retention groups, insurance buying groups, risk securitization programs and alternative self-insurance mechanisms. The Company's insurance subsidiaries are subject to regulation and supervision by the insurance regulatory authorities of the various jurisdictions in which they conduct business.
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