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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NWLI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. NWLI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.14
NWLI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.08 vs. NWLI: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.14
0.1
0.15
Interest Coverage No Debt
NWLI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.97 vs. NWLI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
12.48%
7.74%
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 (%) 22.74
NWLI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. NWLI: 22.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.06  Med: 20.82 Max: 26.5
Current: 22.74
12.06
26.5
Net-margin (%) 15.33
NWLI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. NWLI: 15.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.71  Med: 13.63 Max: 28.14
Current: 15.33
6.71
28.14
ROE (%) 6.98
NWLI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. NWLI: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.37  Med: 8.32 Max: 16.41
Current: 6.98
3.37
16.41
ROA (%) 0.95
NWLI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. NWLI: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.95
0.49
2.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
NWLI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. NWLI: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.6  Med: 7.00 Max: 14.3
Current: 7.4
-3.6
14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.30
NWLI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. NWLI: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.60 Max: 30.4
Current: 22.3
0
30.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 23.80
NWLI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. NWLI: 23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.8  Med: 9.70 Max: 29.1
Current: 23.8
-22.8
29.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NWLI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,882 sh (+14.03%)
Chuck Royce 11,833 sh (+4.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,100 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 97,747 sh (-2.51%)
Charles Brandes 2,823 sh (-82.53%)
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Q3 2014

NWLI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 12,733 sh (+7.61%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 18,087 sh (+1.15%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 96,493 sh (-1.28%)
Charles Brandes 2,407 sh (-14.74%)
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Q4 2014

NWLI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tweedy Browne 95,872 sh (-0.64%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,881 sh (-1.14%)
Charles Brandes 2,312 sh (-3.95%)
Chuck Royce 11,933 sh (-6.28%)
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Q1 2015

NWLI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,500 sh (New)
James Barrow 6,243 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 13,133 sh (+10.06%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 18,752 sh (+4.87%)
Charles Brandes 2,318 sh (+0.26%)
Tweedy Browne 95,200 sh (-0.70%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.03
NWLI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. NWLI: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.43  Med: 8.73 Max: 18.39
Current: 8.03
4.43
18.39
Forward P/E 7.36
NWLI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. NWLI: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.90
NWLI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. NWLI: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.68  Med: 8.83 Max: 18.54
Current: 7.9
5.68
18.54
P/B 0.55
NWLI's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NWLI: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWLI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.55
0.23
1.01
P/S 1.19
NWLI's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. NWLI: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWLI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.19
0.53
2.28
POCF 2.58
NWLI's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NWLI: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWLI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 3.23 Max: 5.77
Current: 2.58
1.35
5.77
EV-to-EBIT 4.98
NWLI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. NWLI: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWLI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 5.40 Max: 11.8
Current: 4.98
2.9
11.8
PEG 0.43
NWLI's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NWLI: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NWLI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.53 Max: 8.16
Current: 0.43
0.32
8.16
Shiller P/E 10.07
NWLI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. NWLI: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.74  Med: 9.36 Max: 12.43
Current: 10.07
2.74
12.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.15
NWLI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
157% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. NWLI: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.15
0.13
0.55
Dividend Payout 0.01
NWLI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. NWLI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.01
0.04
0.28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.15
NWLI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
166% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. NWLI: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.15
0.13
0.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.55
NWLI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. NWLI: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.55
0.38
0.99
Price/Projected FCF 0.23
NWLI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
192% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NWLI: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.23
0.14
0.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
NWLI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NWLI: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.06
0.58
1.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.59
NWLI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NWLI: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.37 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.59
0.16
2.64
Price/Graham Number 0.45
NWLI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. NWLI: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.45
0.3
0.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 20.12
NWLI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. NWLI: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.5  Med: 18.50 Max: 35.1
Current: 20.12
8.5
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.58
NWLI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. NWLI: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NWLI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: -0.70 Max: 23.9
Current: 13.58
-14.1
23.9

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
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National Western Life Insurance Co is a stock life insurance company, chartered in the State of Colorado in 1956. The Company offers a portfolio of individual whole life, universal life and term insurance plans, and annuities, including supplementary riders. The company provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of approximately 129,600 policyholders and for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of 141,000 annuity contract holders. The Company manages its business between Domestic Insurance Operations and International Insurance Operations. The majority of domestic segment sales comprises of the annuities and related products. These products are marketed and distributed primarily through independent national marketing organizations. The International operations focus on foreign nationals in upper socioeconomic classes. The insurance products are issued primarily to residents of countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The Company's main competitors include Pan-American Life Insurance, American Fidelity Life Insurance, Manhattan Life Insurance Company, Best Meridian Insurance, American Equity Investment Life, Sammons Financial Group, Security Benefit Life, Athene USA, Allstate, Lincoln National Life, Equitrust Life Insurance Company, ING USA, and Forethought Financial Group. The Company's insurance business is subject to comprehensive state regulation in each of the states it is licensed to conduct business. Its operations and financial records are subject to examination by these departments at regular intervals.
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