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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.09
AGO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AGO: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AGO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
AGO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. AGO: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AGO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.46
0.19
0.62
Interest Coverage 9.97
AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 355.50 vs. AGO: 9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AGO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 9.97 Max: 16.64
Current: 9.97
1.43
16.64
WACC vs ROIC
9.84%
12.64%
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 % 60.64
AGO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. AGO: 60.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AGO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 58.83 Max: 153.52
Current: 60.64
12.75
153.52
Net Margin % 52.53
AGO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. AGO: 52.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AGO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.37  Med: 45.34 Max: 100.55
Current: 52.53
9.37
100.55
ROE % 13.92
AGO's ROE % is ranked higher than
76% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. AGO: 13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AGO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.28  Med: 13.63 Max: 20.01
Current: 13.92
-18.28
20.01
ROA % 6.13
AGO's ROA % is ranked higher than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AGO: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AGO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.06  Med: 3.33 Max: 7.17
Current: 6.13
-9.06
7.17
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.40
AGO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AGO: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AGO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 10.3 Max: 43.6
Current: 13.4
-14.1
43.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.50
AGO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AGO: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AGO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23  Med: 20.1 Max: 106.1
Current: 8.5
-23
106.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 15.10
AGO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AGO: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AGO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.7  Med: 17 Max: 131.6
Current: 15.1
-32.7
131.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeremy Grantham 1,108,775 sh (+204.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,414 sh (+37.45%)
Arnold Schneider 576,312 sh (+7.25%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,123 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chuck Royce 660,796 sh (-12.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,452 sh (-19.58%)
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Q2 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 1,552,721 sh (+40.04%)
Arnold Schneider 602,652 sh (+4.57%)
Chuck Royce 676,996 sh (+2.45%)
Diamond Hill Capital 348,123 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 8,968 sh (-21.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (-62.94%)
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Q3 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 184,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,041 sh (+166.43%)
Chuck Royce 681,496 sh (+0.66%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 346,986 sh (-0.33%)
Arnold Schneider 562,329 sh (-6.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,289,161 sh (-16.97%)
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Q4 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 58,695 sh (+102.11%)
Jim Simons 237,300 sh (+28.48%)
Arnold Schneider 532,953 sh (-5.22%)
Chuck Royce 486,104 sh (-28.67%)
Diamond Hill Capital 217,051 sh (-37.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 758,474 sh (-41.17%)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6351
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Traded in other countries:DHU.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Bermuda
Assured Guaranty Ltd is a holding company. The Company through its operating subsidiaries provides credit protection products to the United States, and international public finance including infrastructure and structured finance markets.

Assured Guaranty offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. In exchange for the insurance premiums the company collects, it is required to pay debtholders the amount of the shortfall in the event of default on a product it has insured. The company markets its insurance to issuers, underwriters, and investors in public finance and structured finance securities. Assured's products guarantee a number of different types of public finance obligations, issued principally in the United States and the United Kingdom, but also in other regions such as Australia and Western Europe.

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AurCrest Gold Announces Convertible Loan Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2016) - AurCrest Gold Inc. (the "Company" or "AurCrest") (TSX VENTURE:AGO) announces that the Company has completed a convertible loan financing of $50,000 (the "Loan"). The Loan is repayable in one (1) year with interest at 10% per year. The Loan will be used for general working capital. The Loan is convertible at the rate of one (1) common share for each $0.05 of loan converted. 1,000,000 detachable warrants ("Detachable Warrants") were also issued to the lender. Each Detachable Warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional common share exercisable at a price of $0.05 per Detachable Warrant until June 22, 2017. A cash commission of $2,000 and 40,000 broker warrants ("Broker Warrants") were paid to a finder with respect to the closing of the Loan. Each Broker Warrant entitles the holder to acquire a common share of the Company at a price of $0.05 until June 22, 2017. The securities issued are subject to a hold period expiring on October 23, 2016. About AurCrest Gold Inc. AurCrest is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold properties. AurCrest has a portfolio of properties in Ontario, which include the Richardson Lake and Bridget Lake gold properties. Forward Looking Statement: Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. AurCrest undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.





AurCrest Gold Inc.
Ian Brodie-Brown
President and C.E.O.
(416) 844-9969
[email protected]
Christopher Angeconeb
Executive Vice-President
(807) 737-5353
[email protected]




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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 5.76
AGO's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. AGO: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AGO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 5.32 Max: 48.06
Current: 5.76
1.07
48.06
Forward PE Ratio 13.37
AGO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. AGO: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 5.76
AGO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
94% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.88 vs. AGO: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AGO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 5.32 Max: 48.06
Current: 5.76
1.07
48.06
PB Ratio 0.75
AGO's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AGO: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AGO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.75
0.16
1.37
PS Ratio 3.05
AGO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AGO: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AGO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.7 Max: 39.27
Current: 3.05
0.36
39.27
EV-to-EBIT 4.76
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. AGO: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.4 Max: 605.8
Current: 4.76
-211.1
605.8
EV-to-EBITDA 4.76
AGO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
85% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. AGO: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.4 Max: 605.8
Current: 4.76
-211.1
605.8
PEG Ratio 0.21
AGO's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. AGO: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AGO' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.21
0
10.2
Shiller PE Ratio 13.26
AGO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. AGO: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AGO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.89  Med: 12.76 Max: 16.84
Current: 13.26
6.89
16.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.40
AGO's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
94% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.02 vs. AGO: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AGO' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.4
0.48
4.93
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.08
AGO's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. AGO: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AGO' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.10
AGO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AGO: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AGO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.9 Max: 38.7
Current: 9.1
0
38.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.49
AGO's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. AGO: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.35
AGO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. AGO: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AGO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 3.62 Max: 12.06
Current: 3.35
1.17
12.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 11.10
AGO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. AGO: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AGO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: -0.15 Max: 11.1
Current: 11.1
-39.7
11.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.75
AGO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AGO: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AGO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.75
0.51
1.34
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.73
AGO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. AGO: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AGO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.73
0.27
0.72
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.13
AGO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AGO: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AGO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.38
Current: 1.13
0.5
2.38
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.44
AGO's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AGO: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AGO' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.44
0.27
1.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 21.01
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. AGO: 21.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AGO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 25.5 Max: 1091.2
Current: 21.01
0.2
1091.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,677
EPS (TTM) $ 6.62
Beta1.44
Short Percentage of Float2.68%
52-Week Range $23.43 - 42.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)124.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,039 1,028 1,010
EPS ($) 2.85 3.21 3.35
EPS without NRI ($) 2.85 3.21 3.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.57 0.57 0.63
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