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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 0.77
MKL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. MKL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.73 Max: N/A
Current: 0.77
Equity to Asset 0.32
MKL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MKL: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32
0.13
0.32
Interest Coverage 5.90
MKL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 47.73 vs. MKL: 5.90 )
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: 5.9
2.21
11.17
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
8.53%
8.80%
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 (%) 13.39
MKL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. MKL: 13.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.65  Med: 11.31 Max: 25.3
Current: 13.39
-5.65
25.3
Net-margin (%) 9.86
MKL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.93 vs. MKL: 9.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97  Med: 9.1 Max: 16.34
Current: 9.86
-2.97
16.34
ROE (%) 6.75
MKL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. MKL: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.44  Med: 7.25 Max: 19.62
Current: 6.75
-2.44
19.62
ROA (%) 2.12
MKL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. MKL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 2.07 Max: 4.01
Current: 2.12
-0.6
4.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
MKL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MKL: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9  Med: 10.5 Max: 29.4
Current: 7.2
-5.9
29.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.00
MKL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MKL: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34  Med: 14.9 Max: 78.7
Current: 14
-34
78.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.30
MKL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. MKL: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: 8.1 Max: 47.4
Current: 17.3
-19.5
47.4
» MKL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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

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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 100,681 sh (+14.57%)
Chuck Akre 515,457 sh (+0.03%)
Chris Davis 338,336 sh (-1.29%)
Tom Russo 14,557 sh (-6.81%)
Murray Stahl 24,971 sh (-9.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 470 sh (-17.40%)
Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (-21.77%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 23,273 sh (-32.11%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:MKV.Germany, MKL.Mexico,
Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. It underwrites a diverse property, casualty, marine & energy, professional liability, Workers' Compensation and aviation insurance and reinsurance business insurance.

Markel Corp 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. It operates in three segments; U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance. The U.S. Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by insurance subsidiaries domiciled in the United States. The International Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by insurance subsidiaries domiciled outside of the United States, including syndicate at Lloyd's of London (Lloyd's). The Reinsurance segment includes all treaty reinsurance written across the Company. U.S. Insurance segment includes both hard-to-place risks written outside of the standard market on an excess and surplus lines basis and hard-to-place risks that must be written on an admitted basis due to marketing and regulatory reasons. The following products are included in this segment: general liability, professional liability, catastrophe-exposed property, personal property, workers' compensation, specialty program insurance for well-defined niche markets, and liability coverages and other coverages tailored for exposures. Business in this segment is written through Wholesale, Specialty and Global Insurance divisions. The Wholesale division writes commercial risks, on an excess and surplus lines basis, using a network of wholesale brokers managed on a regional basis. The Specialty division writes program insurance and other specialty coverages for well-defined niche markets, on an admitted basis. The Global Insurance division writes risks outside of the standard market on both an admitted and non-admitted basis. International Insurance segment writes risks that are characterized by either the nature of the exposure or the high limits of insurance coverage required by the insured. Products offered within International Insurance segment include excess of loss property, excess liability, professional liability, marine and energy and liability coverages and other coverages tailored for exposures. Business included in this segment is produced through Markel International and Global Insurance divisions. The Markel International division writes business worldwide from London-based platform, which includes syndicate at Lloyd's. Reinsurance segment includes property, casualty and specialty treaty reinsurance products offered to other insurance and reinsurance companies globally through the broker market. Its treaty reinsurance offerings include both quota share and excess of loss reinsurance. Its lines of business include: property (including catastrophe-exposed property), professional liability, general casualty, credit, surety, auto, and workers' compensation. The Company competes with numerous domestic and international insurance companies and reinsurers, Lloyd's syndicates, risk retention groups, insurance buying group

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.46
MKL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
86% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. MKL: 24.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 19.55 Max: 72.73
Current: 24.46
9.22
72.73
Forward P/E 33.33
MKL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. MKL: 33.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.46
MKL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
85% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. MKL: 24.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 19.55 Max: 72.73
Current: 24.46
9.22
72.73
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 27.64
MKL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. MKL: 27.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MKL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.32  Med: 28.14 Max: 49.25
Current: 27.64
19.32
49.25
P/B 1.55
MKL's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 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 2.40
MKL's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MKL: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.54
Current: 2.4
1.14
2.54
PFCF 32.13
MKL's PFCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. MKL: 32.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.58  Med: 16.19 Max: 54.96
Current: 32.13
9.58
54.96
POCF 27.14
MKL's POCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. MKL: 27.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.04  Med: 11.64 Max: 28.03
Current: 27.14
5.04
28.03
EV-to-EBIT 13.59
MKL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.74 vs. MKL: 13.59 )
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: 13.59
-23.3
50.2
EV-to-EBITDA 12.54
MKL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. MKL: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.5  Med: 11.25 Max: 47.9
Current: 12.54
-24.5
47.9
PEG 1.98
MKL's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. MKL: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.65
Current: 1.98
0.3
4.65
Shiller P/E 34.68
MKL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKL: 34.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.86  Med: 25.02 Max: 48.24
Current: 34.68
17.86
48.24

Buy Back

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.10
MKL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. MKL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MKL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 6.1
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -13.20
MKL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MKL: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MKL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: -0.5 Max: 0.8
Current: -13.2
-21.2
0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.00
MKL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. MKL: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MKL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.26 Max: 4.47
Current: 2
1.31
4.47
Price/Projected FCF 1.06
MKL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. MKL: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.59 Max: 3.77
Current: 1.06
0.22
3.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.47
MKL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MKL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.47
0.66
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.02
MKL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. MKL: 2.02 )
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: 1.37 Max: 4.36
Current: 2.02
0.43
4.36
Price/Graham Number 1.47
MKL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MKL: 1.47 )
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: 15.81
Current: 1.47
0.95
15.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
MKL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. MKL: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 8.1 Max: 15.8
Current: 7.4
2
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.35
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: 14.03 vs. MKL: 16.35 )
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: 36
Current: 16.35
1.3
36

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,471
EPS (TTM) $ 38.09
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float0.85%
52-Week Range $791.97 - 989.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 5,511 5,748
EPS ($) 27.96 26.75
EPS w/o NRI ($) 27.96 26.75
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.20%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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