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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
PGR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PGR: 0.04 )
PGR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.25
PGR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. PGR: 0.25 )
PGR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.25

0.23
0.35
Interest Coverage 14.55
PGR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.94 vs. PGR: 14.55 )
PGR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 31.33
Current: 14.55

1.41
31.33
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.63
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.47
PGR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. PGR: 9.47 )
PGR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.73   Max: 18.37
Current: 9.47

-1.73
18.37
Net-margin (%) 6.41
PGR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. PGR: 6.41 )
PGR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.55   Max: 11.96
Current: 6.41

-0.55
11.96
ROE (%) 18.83
PGR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. PGR: 18.83 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.66   Max: 31.98
Current: 18.83

-1.66
31.98
ROA (%) 4.77
PGR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. PGR: 4.77 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 9.59
Current: 4.77

-0.38
9.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 179.00
PGR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 160.00 vs. PGR: 179.00 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.29   Max: 379.83
Current: 179

-22.29
379.83
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
PGR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. PGR: 10.10 )
PGR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 24.7
Current: 10.1

2.1
24.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.20
PGR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. PGR: 5.20 )
PGR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.7   Max: 240.4
Current: 5.2

-70.7
240.4
EPS Growth (%) 6.20
PGR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. PGR: 6.20 )
PGR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.6   Max: 205.1
Current: 6.2

-51.6
205.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PGR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 109,656 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,128 sh (+156.82%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,439,434 sh (+84.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 143,800 sh (+5.58%)
Ken Fisher 414,956 sh (+2.88%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 143,794 sh (-0.74%)
Murray Stahl 36,509 sh (-0.95%)
Chris Davis 49,683,173 sh (-1.68%)
Tom Russo 96,611 sh (-7.71%)
Pioneer Investments 649,344 sh (-46.92%)
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Q2 2013

PGR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 66,600 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 37,114 sh (+1.66%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 143,600 sh (-0.14%)
Ruane Cunniff 138,447 sh (-3.72%)
Ken Fisher 388,760 sh (-6.31%)
Tom Russo 89,811 sh (-7.04%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,868,467 sh (-10.5%)
Ray Dalio 85,097 sh (-22.4%)
Chris Davis 35,893,072 sh (-27.76%)
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Q3 2013

PGR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 12,018 sh (New)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,410 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 48,118 sh (+29.65%)
Ruane Cunniff 139,013 sh (+0.41%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 387,826 sh (-0.24%)
Tom Russo 86,986 sh (-3.15%)
Chris Davis 33,443,093 sh (-6.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 131,300 sh (-8.57%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,792,168 sh (-22.11%)
Ray Dalio 13,151 sh (-84.55%)
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Q4 2013

PGR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 206,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 38,178 sh (+217.67%)
Ray Dalio 31,051 sh (+136.11%)
Murray Stahl 53,400 sh (+10.98%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,105,123 sh (+8.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 133,100 sh (+1.37%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 138,515 sh (-0.36%)
Ken Fisher 379,451 sh (-2.16%)
Chris Davis 32,423,950 sh (-3.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,524 sh (-10.54%)
Tom Russo 16,778 sh (-80.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PGR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.75%$25.97 - $28.14 $ 23.96-11%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 136.11%$25.97 - $28.14 $ 23.96-11%31051
John Hussman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.75%$24.99 - $27.35 $ 23.96-8%500000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -84.55%0.02%$24.99 - $27.35 $ 23.96-8%13151
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$24.99 - $27.35 $ 23.96-8%8410
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -22.4%0.01%$24.1 - $26.32 $ 23.96-5%85097
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.83%$21.1 - $25.38 $ 23.961%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$21.1 - $25.38 $ 23.961%109656
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Sold Out $21.1 - $25.38 $ 23.961%0
John Hussman 2012-12-31 New Buy0.83%$20.85 - $23.08 $ 23.9610%1500000
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.77%$20.85 - $23.08 $ 23.9610%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -98.95%0.07%$20.85 - $23.08 $ 23.9610%23300
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Reduce -48.11%0.77%$19.24 - $21.13 $ 23.9620%2796854
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -34.25%0.04%$19.24 - $21.13 $ 23.9620%2210200
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Add 122.11%0.88%$20.31 - $23.14 $ 23.9611%5389463
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 Reduce -72.27%1.73%$19.26 - $23.18 $ 23.9620%2426447
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 Reduce -29.39%0.9%$17.28 - $19.63 $ 23.9629%8751750
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$17.28 - $19.63 $ 23.9629%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -49.4%0.03%$17.09 - $21.64 $ 23.9627%99046
John Hussman 2011-06-30 Sold Out $19.91 - $21.94 $ 23.9613%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-03-31 Add 103.47%1.48%$19.16 - $21.15 $ 23.9618%13153650
John Hussman 2011-03-31 New Buy0.22%$19.16 - $21.15 $ 23.9618%622000
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Guru Investment Theses on Progressive Corporation

Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Progressive - Mar 21, 2014

PROGRESSIVE (PGR) is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country and generated revenues of $17.4 billion in 2013 with operating income per share of $1.59. We project Progressive’s net premiums written to exceed $18.2 billion in 2014 generating operating income over $1 billion and fully diluted operating earnings per share of $1.60.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Progressive Corp - Mar 05, 2014

Property and casualty insurance company Progressive Corp. (PGR) reported strong earnings, but the threat of increased competition weighed on shares.



From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary.

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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Progressive
PROGRESSIVE (PGR) is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country and generated revenues of $17.4 billion in 2013 with operating income per share of $1.59. We project Progressive’s net premiums written to exceed $18.2 billion in 2014 generating operating income over $1 billion and fully diluted operating earnings per share of $1.60. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Progressive Corp
Property and casualty insurance company Progressive Corp. (PGR) reported strong earnings, but the threat of increased competition weighed on shares. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.40
PGR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. PGR: 12.40 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.78   Max: 18.43
Current: 12.4

9.78
18.43
P/B 2.32
PGR's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PGR: 2.32 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.32

1.63
4.12
P/S 0.80
PGR's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. PGR: 0.80 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.8

0.54
1.73
PFCF 8.23
PGR's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. PGR: 8.23 )
PGR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 14.06
Current: 8.23

4.49
14.06
EV-to-EBIT 9.37
PGR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. PGR: 9.37 )
PGR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 13.4
Current: 9.37

7.5
13.4
PEG 4.77
PGR's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. PGR: 4.77 )
PGR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5.24
Current: 4.77

0.14
5.24
Shiller P/E 17.03
PGR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. PGR: 17.03 )
PGR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.53   Max: 36.29
Current: 17.03

6.53
36.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.10
PGR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PGR: 2.10 )
PGR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.93
Current: 2.1

0.1
1.93
Dividend Payout 0.13
PGR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. PGR: 0.13 )
PGR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.13

0.02
0.42
Dividend growth (3y) 21.00
PGR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. PGR: 21.00 )
PGR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 69.1
Current: 21

0
69.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.10
PGR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. PGR: 2.10 )
PGR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.93
Current: 2.1

0.1
1.93
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
PGR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. PGR: 3.10 )
PGR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -0.2
Current: 3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.32
PGR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PGR: 2.32 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 4.95
Current: 2.32

1.98
4.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.65
PGR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PGR: 0.65 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.65

0.4
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
PGR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. PGR: 0.88 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.66
Current: 0.88

0.83
2.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.49
PGR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PGR: 0.49 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 6.75
Current: 0.49

0.45
6.75
Price/Graham Number 1.12
PGR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. PGR: 1.12 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1   Max: 4.41
Current: 1.12

1
4.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
PGR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. PGR: 10.70 )
PGR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 13.4
Current: 10.7

7.5
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 46.12
PGR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. PGR: 46.12 )
PGR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 85.7
Current: 46.12

-27.7
85.7

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:PGV.Germany
Progressive Corporation, an Ohio corporation was formed in 1965. It currently has 54 subsidiaries, 1 mutual insurance company affiliate and 1 limited partnership investment affiliate. The Company offers a number of personal and commercial property-casualty insurance products mainly related to motor vehicles. The Company's insurance subsidiaries and affiliate provide personal and commercial automobile insurance and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services throughout the United States. It writes private passenger auto insurance and the majority of its special lines products in all 50 states; it began writing auto and boat insurance in Massachusetts during 2008. It also writes private passenger auto in the District of Columbia. It writes commercial auto policies in 49 states; it does not currently write commercial auto in Hawaii or the District of Columbia. The Company's Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos and recreational and other vehicles. This business generally offers more than one program in a single state, with each program targeted to a specific distribution channel, market, or customer group. The Personal Lines segment consists of personal auto insurance products, as well as its lines products. Personal auto insurance includes Snapshot, a usage-based insurance product. Special lines products include insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, snowmobiles, and similar items. The Personal Lines products are sold through both the agency and direct channels. The Agency business includes business written by its network of more than 35,000 independent insurance agencies located throughout the United States, as well as brokerages in New York and California. The Agency business also writes through strategic alliance business relationships with other insurance companies, financial institutions, and national agencies. The Direct business includes business written directly by its online, via mobile devices, and over the phone. The Commercial Auto business writes primary liability and physical damage insurance for automobiles and trucks owned by small businesses. The majority of its Commercial Auto customers insure three or fewer vehicles. The Commercial Auto business, which is mainly distributed through the independent agency channel, operates in four markets namely Business auto, For-hire transportation, Contractor, For-hire specialty and Tow. The Company's other indemnity businesses mainly consist of managing its run-off businesses. Its main service business is providing policy issuance and claims adjusting services for the Commercial Auto Insurance Procedures/Plans 'CAIP' and Commission-Based Businesses. CAIP are state-supervised plans serving the involuntary market. It manages its claims handling on a company wide basis. Commission-based businesses are of two types namely Progressive Home Advantage which offers new and existing Agency and Direct customers home, con

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