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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.47
NATL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. NATL: 4.47 )
NATL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.47

Equity to Asset 0.21
NATL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. NATL: 0.21 )
NATL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.21

0.14
0.28
Interest Coverage 53.48
NATL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. NATL: 53.48 )
NATL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 177.08
Current: 53.48

5.15
177.08
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.84
WACC vs ROIC
7.55%
3.49%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.95
NATL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. NATL: 1.95 )
NATL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 23.66
Current: 1.95

1.95
23.66
Net-margin (%) 1.83
NATL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NATL: 1.83 )
NATL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 15.4
Current: 1.83

1.53
15.4
ROE (%) 3.07
NATL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. NATL: 3.07 )
NATL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 49.85
Current: 3.07

3.09
49.85
ROA (%) 0.65
NATL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NATL: 0.65 )
NATL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 7.77
Current: 0.65

0.65
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.51
NATL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 276.99 vs. NATL: 47.51 )
NATL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 47.74   Max: 614.28
Current: 47.51

47.74
614.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
NATL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. NATL: 8.10 )
NATL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 34.7
Current: 8.1

8.1
34.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -40.30
NATL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. NATL: -40.30 )
NATL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.3   Max: 179.8
Current: -40.3

-40.3
179.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -32.50
NATL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. NATL: -32.50 )
NATL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 175.9
Current: -32.5

-32.5
175.9
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NATL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 122,500 sh (New)
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Q2 2014

NATL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 26,100 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 135,950 sh (+10.98%)
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Q3 2014

NATL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 42,200 sh (+61.69%)
Mario Gabelli 142,700 sh (+4.97%)
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Q4 2014

NATL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 55,591 sh (+31.73%)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (-8.90%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 50.90
NATL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. NATL: 50.90 )
NATL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.95   Max: 53.91
Current: 50.9

6.95
53.91
Forward P/E 22.17
NATL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. NATL: 22.17 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 51.00
NATL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. NATL: 51.00 )
NATL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.95   Max: 53.71
Current: 51

6.95
53.71
P/B 1.60
NATL's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NATL: 1.60 )
NATL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.6

1.18
3.4
P/S 0.94
NATL's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. NATL: 0.94 )
NATL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.94

0.78
2.42
POCF 6.56
NATL's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.37 vs. NATL: 6.56 )
NATL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 14.45
Current: 6.56

2.67
14.45
EV-to-EBIT 44.66
NATL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.53 vs. NATL: 44.66 )
NATL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 47.2
Current: 44.66

5.2
47.2
Shiller P/E 17.50
NATL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. NATL: 17.50 )
NATL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.31   Max: 20.38
Current: 17.5

9.31
20.38
Days Sales Outstanding 164.26
NATL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 143.25 vs. NATL: 164.26 )
NATL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 93.51   Max: 255.82
Current: 164.26

93.51
255.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.72
NATL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NATL: 1.72 )
NATL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.72

0.21
1.95
Dividend Payout 0.86
NATL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NATL: 0.86 )
NATL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86

0.05
0.86
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
NATL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. NATL: 10.10 )
NATL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.2
Current: 10.1

0
44.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
NATL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. NATL: 2.90 )
NATL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.33
Current: 2.9

0.36
3.33
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
NATL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. NATL: -0.60 )
NATL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -7.9
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
NATL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. NATL: 1.60 )
NATL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.6

1.2
3.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
NATL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. NATL: 0.90 )
NATL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.9

0.37
0.59
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
NATL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NATL: 0.80 )
NATL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.8

0.69
1.97
Price/Graham Number 1.90
NATL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NATL: 1.90 )
NATL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.9

0.61
1.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.20
NATL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. NATL: 2.20 )
NATL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 19.1
Current: 2.2

2.1
19.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -20.29
NATL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. NATL: -20.29 )
NATL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.5   Max: 29.5
Current: -20.29

-20.5
29.5

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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National Interstate Corp was founded in 1989. The Company, together with its subsidiaries operates as an insurance holding company group that underwrites and sells traditional and alternative property and casualty insurance products to the passenger transportation, trucking and moving and storage industries, general commercial insurance to small businesses in Hawaii and Alaska and personal insurance to owners of recreational vehicles throughout the United States. It is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and a focus on the transportation industry. It offers over 40 product lines in the specialty property and casualty insurance market, which it groups into four general business components, alternative risk transfer, transportation, specialty personal lines and Hawaii and Alaska based on the class of business, insureds' risk participation or geographic location. Alternative risk transfer underwrites, markets and distributes truck transportation, passenger transportation and moving and storage ART insurance products, also known as captives. Transportation underwrites commercial auto liability, general liability, physical damage, workers' compensation and motor truck cargo and related coverages for truck and passenger operators. Specialty personal lines offer coverage for campsite liability, vehicle replacement coverage and coverage for trailers, golf carts and campsite storage facilities. The Company offers its products through multiple distribution channels including independent agents and brokers, program administrators, affiliated agencies and agent internet initiatives. The Company competes with Lancer Insurance Company, RLI Corporation, Great West Casualty Company, Northland Insurance Company, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Corporation and National General Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, First Insurance, Dongbu Insurance Company, DTRIC Insurance Company, Zurich Insurance Company, American International Group, Inc., Travelers Company, Inc.
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