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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 1.01
MKL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. MKL: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.01
0.02
1.16
Equity to Asset 0.31
MKL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. MKL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.31
0.13
0.32
Interest Coverage 5.63
MKL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. MKL: 5.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.91 Max: 11.17
Current: 5.63
2.21
11.17
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
8.75%
8.48%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.47
MKL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. MKL: 12.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.65  Med: 10.88 Max: 25.3
Current: 12.47
-5.65
25.3
Net-margin (%) 9.48
MKL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. MKL: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97  Med: 7.59 Max: 16.34
Current: 9.48
-2.97
16.34
ROE (%) 6.58
MKL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. MKL: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.44  Med: 7.55 Max: 19.62
Current: 6.58
-2.44
19.62
ROA (%) 1.99
MKL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. MKL: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.01
Current: 1.99
-0.6
4.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
MKL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MKL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
58% of the 83 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 EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
57% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. MKL: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: 5.25 Max: 47.4
Current: 15.1
-19.5
47.4
» MKL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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

Chuck Akre 516,611 sh (+0.25%)
Chris Davis 351,587 sh (-0.28%)
Tom Russo 16,128 sh (-0.73%)
Murray Stahl 29,735 sh (-1.02%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 36,649 sh (-4.36%)
Chuck Royce 59,500 sh (-4.95%)
Jim Simons 58,181 sh (-13.27%)
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Q3 2015

MKL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 569 sh (New)
Jim Simons 87,881 sh (+51.05%)
Chuck Akre 515,304 sh (-0.25%)
Chris Davis 342,769 sh (-2.51%)
Tom Russo 15,621 sh (-3.14%)
Chuck Royce 56,500 sh (-5.04%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 34,280 sh (-6.46%)
Murray Stahl 27,647 sh (-7.02%)
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Q4 2015

MKL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (-21.77%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 23,273 sh (-32.11%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.65
MKL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
98% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. MKL: 23.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.35  Med: 18.20 Max: 72.71
Current: 23.65
9.35
72.71
Forward P/E 31.35
MKL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.51 vs. MKL: 31.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.65
MKL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
92% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. MKL: 23.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.35  Med: 17.93 Max: 72.73
Current: 23.65
9.35
72.73
P/B 1.55
MKL's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MKL: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.55
1.01
2.23
P/S 2.24
MKL's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MKL: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.45
Current: 2.24
1.14
2.45
PFCF 18.55
MKL's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. MKL: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.58  Med: 15.84 Max: 54.97
Current: 18.55
9.58
54.97
POCF 16.18
MKL's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. MKL: 16.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.41  Med: 10.88 Max: 19.84
Current: 16.18
4.41
19.84
EV-to-EBIT 12.15
MKL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. MKL: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.1  Med: 11.90 Max: 50.2
Current: 12.15
-23.1
50.2
EV-to-EBITDA 11.21
MKL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. MKL: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: 11.40 Max: 47.9
Current: 11.21
-24.3
47.9
PEG 1.87
MKL's PEG is ranked lower than
81% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. MKL: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.97 Max: 4.57
Current: 1.87
0.3
4.57
Shiller P/E 31.30
MKL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. MKL: 31.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.81  Med: 25.09 Max: 48.87
Current: 31.3
17.81
48.87

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.96
MKL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MKL: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MKL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.36 Max: 4.47
Current: 1.96
1.31
4.47
Price/Projected FCF 1.02
MKL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. MKL: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.60 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.02
0.22
3.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
MKL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MKL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.38
0.67
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.03
MKL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MKL: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MKL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.32 Max: 4.36
Current: 3.03
0.43
4.36
Price/Graham Number 1.43
MKL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MKL: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MKL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.41 Max: 10.6
Current: 1.43
0.95
10.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.29
MKL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. MKL: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 8.20 Max: 14.6
Current: 8.29
2
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.23
MKL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.25 vs. MKL: 12.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.60 Max: 35.4
Current: 12.23
1.3
35.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $5285
EPS $ 35.65
Beta1.04
Short Percentage of Float1.16%
52-Week Range $697.51 - 937.91
Shares Outstanding(Mil)13.95

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,250 5,450
EPS($) 35.32 27.22 26.50
EPS without NRI($) 35.32 27.22 26.50

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
Traded in other countries:MKV.Germany, MKL.Mexico,
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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