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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 0.68
MKL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. MKL: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MKL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.88 Max: N/A
Current: 0.68
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
MKL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MKL: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MKL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.33
0.08
0.33
Interest Coverage 4.85
MKL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 28.75 vs. MKL: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 4.01 Max: 11.17
Current: 4.85
2.21
11.17
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
6.82%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 11.31
MKL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
62% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. MKL: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MKL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.65  Med: 10.86 Max: 25.3
Current: 11.31
-5.65
25.3
Net Margin % 8.18
MKL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. MKL: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MKL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97  Med: 8.32 Max: 16.34
Current: 8.18
-2.97
16.34
ROE % 5.35
MKL's ROE % is ranked lower than
72% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. MKL: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MKL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.44  Med: 6.14 Max: 16.43
Current: 5.35
-2.44
16.43
ROA % 1.76
MKL's ROA % is ranked lower than
61% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MKL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MKL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 1.92 Max: 4.01
Current: 1.76
-0.6
4.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.80
MKL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MKL: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9  Med: 11.1 Max: 43.7
Current: 4.8
-5.9
43.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.60
MKL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MKL: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14 Max: 78.7
Current: 8.6
0
78.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.60
MKL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. MKL: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: 11.6 Max: 47.4
Current: 11.6
-19.5
47.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-09 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

MKL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 125,581 sh (+24.73%)
Chuck Akre 515,635 sh (+0.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 330,052 sh (-2.45%)
Murray Stahl 23,076 sh (-7.59%)
Tom Russo 13,137 sh (-9.75%)
Chuck Royce 35,800 sh (-19.00%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 40 sh (-99.83%)
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Q2 2016

MKL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 539 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 35,800 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Akre 515,065 sh (-0.11%)
Murray Stahl 22,634 sh (-1.92%)
Tom Russo 12,272 sh (-6.58%)
Jim Simons 116,700 sh (-7.07%)
Chris Davis 287,801 sh (-12.80%)
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Q3 2016

MKL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 118,300 sh (+1.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 539 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 35,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 514,909 sh (-0.03%)
Murray Stahl 22,244 sh (-1.72%)
Tom Russo 11,987 sh (-2.32%)
Chris Davis 279,791 sh (-2.78%)
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Q4 2016

MKL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 132,300 sh (+11.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Akre 513,939 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 21,968 sh (-1.24%)
Tom Russo 11,762 sh (-1.88%)
Chris Davis 271,805 sh (-2.85%)
Chuck Royce 19,900 sh (-44.41%)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6331
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Traded in other countries:MKV.Germany, MKL.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Markel Corp markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. It underwrites a diverse marine & energy, professional liability, property, general liability and casualty.

Markel's primary business is property and casualty insurance, and the company focuses primarily on specialty lines, ranging from areas such as executive liability to commercial equine insurance. The acquisition of Alterra in 2013 added substantial reinsurance operations, which now account for a little over 20% of premiums. The company uses capital generated by its insurance operations to buy noninsurance operations in diverse areas, such as bakery equipment manufacturing and residential homebuilding.

Guru Investment Theses on Markel Corp

Davis Funds Comments on Markel Corporation - Sep 14, 2015

Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), a specialty provider of nonstandard property and casualty (P&C) and life insurance products, is another example of a holding in the Portfolio. Markel generally underwrites policies in certain less competitive niche markets where it has developed significant expertise over many years, including P&C coverage for museums and private libraries, child care centers and camps, historic homes, private schools, and horse farms and riding clubs, among other niche markets. The company has also been successful in reinvesting the “float” (cost-free funds generated from premiums held on behalf of policyholders) provided by its insurance operations not only in stocks but also through the purchase of entire companies. By operating unobtrusively and shrewdly in its underwriting niches while earning good investment returns, Markel has created significant wealth for long-term shareholders.



From the Davis Financial Fund semi-annual review 2015.



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Top Ranked Articles about Markel Corp

Tom Gayner's Top 5 2nd Quarter Stock Buys Markel Corp manager purchases 13 holdings in total
Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) serves as co-CEO of Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL), an insurance, reinsurance and investment holding company. On Thursday, he released his second-quarter portfolio, which lists 13 new stocks. Read more...
Alphabet (aka Google): A Case Study in Spotting Value Creation The business characteristics to look for and how that applies to Alphabet
On June 22, 2015, Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), co-chief executive officer of specialty insurance underwriter Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), gave a presentation titled "The Evolution of a Value Investor" during the lunch hour to the employees of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), parent company of Google, the world’s largest Internet company. Read more...
Stocks Tom Gayner Has Been Buying in the Last 2 Quarters Apple, Cummins, Mastercard are on his list
Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) is the executive vice president and chief investment officer of Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) and President, Markel Gayner Asset Management Inc., the investment subsidiary of Markel since December 1990. He manages a portfolio composed of 75 stocks, several of which have been bought for the last two quarters. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 31.26
MKL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. MKL: 31.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MKL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 19.42 Max: 72.73
Current: 31.26
9.22
72.73
Forward PE Ratio 38.91
MKL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.71 vs. MKL: 38.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 31.26
MKL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
84% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. MKL: 31.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MKL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 19.42 Max: 72.73
Current: 31.26
9.22
72.73
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 29.91
MKL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
94% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. MKL: 29.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MKL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.35  Med: 24.69 Max: 37.98
Current: 29.91
17.35
37.98
PB Ratio 1.60
MKL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MKL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MKL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.6
1.01
2.23
PS Ratio 2.48
MKL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MKL: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MKL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.54
Current: 2.48
1.14
2.54
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.27
MKL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. MKL: 29.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MKL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 12.83 Max: 37.09
Current: 29.27
5.32
37.09
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 25.80
MKL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. MKL: 25.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MKL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 11.98 Max: 31.22
Current: 25.8
5.32
31.22
EV-to-EBIT 16.12
MKL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. MKL: 16.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.3  Med: 11.9 Max: 50.2
Current: 16.12
-23.3
50.2
EV-to-EBITDA 14.77
MKL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. MKL: 14.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.5  Med: 11.2 Max: 48.4
Current: 14.77
-24.5
48.4
PEG Ratio 2.31
MKL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. MKL: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MKL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.04 Max: 4.68
Current: 2.31
0.3
4.68
Shiller PE Ratio 37.59
MKL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. MKL: 37.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MKL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.92  Med: 25.83 Max: 47.93
Current: 37.59
17.92
47.93

Buy Back

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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.10
MKL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
60% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. MKL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MKL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 6.1

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.07
MKL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MKL: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MKL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.47
Current: 2.07
1.46
4.47
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.03
MKL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. MKL: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MKL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.03
Current: 1.03
0.43
1.03
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.47
MKL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MKL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MKL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.47
0.31
1.48
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.69
MKL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MKL: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
MKL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.85
Current: 2.69
0.48
3.85
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.70
MKL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MKL: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MKL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.74
Current: 1.7
0.88
1.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.19
MKL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. MKL: 6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MKL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 8.2 Max: 15.8
Current: 6.19
2
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.82
MKL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. MKL: 15.82 )
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: 3.7 Max: 48.7
Current: 15.82
1.3
48.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,568
EPS (TTM) $ 31.27
Beta1.02
Short Percentage of Float1.56%
52-Week Range $811.05 - 992.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.96

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 5,848 6,117
EPS ($) 26.27 29.61
EPS without NRI ($) 26.27 29.61
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
16.50%
Dividends per Share ($)
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