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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 higher than
52% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PGR: 0.04 )
PGR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.09
Current: 0.04

0
0.09
Equity to Asset 0.27
PGR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. PGR: 0.27 )
PGR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.27

0.23
0.35
Interest Coverage 14.55
PGR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 25.59 vs. PGR: 14.55 )
PGR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 32.48
Current: 14.55

1.41
32.48
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.70
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 (%) 9.49
PGR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. PGR: 9.49 )
PGR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.73   Max: 18.37
Current: 9.49

-1.73
18.37
Net-margin (%) 6.43
PGR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. PGR: 6.43 )
PGR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.55   Max: 11.96
Current: 6.43

-0.55
11.96
ROE (%) 18.26
PGR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. PGR: 18.26 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.53   Max: 32.37
Current: 18.26

-1.53
32.37
ROA (%) 4.86
PGR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. PGR: 4.86 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 9.85
Current: 4.86

-0.38
9.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 187.17
PGR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 311.36 vs. PGR: 187.17 )
PGR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.26   Max: 506.28
Current: 187.17

-22.26
506.28
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
PGR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 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
69% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 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
70% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 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

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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Q1 2014

PGR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Sarah Ketterer 2,490,746 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,308 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 136,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 558,234 sh (+170.99%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,909,091 sh (+43.94%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 138,100 sh (-0.3%)
Ken Fisher 366,954 sh (-3.29%)
Steven Cohen 35,481 sh (-7.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 118,100 sh (-11.27%)
Chris Davis 27,605,771 sh (-14.86%)
Tom Russo 11,800 sh (-29.67%)
Murray Stahl 35,600 sh (-33.33%)
Ray Dalio 19,551 sh (-37.04%)
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Q2 2014

PGR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Pzena 2,928,498 sh (+2050.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,815 sh (+147.64%)
Tom Russo 20,133 sh (+70.62%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,016,546 sh (+21.11%)
Ken Fisher 402,885 sh (+9.79%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,299,108 sh (+6.6%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 137,735 sh (-0.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 108,700 sh (-7.96%)
Murray Stahl 24,928 sh (-29.98%)
Jim Simons 29,200 sh (-94.77%)
Chris Davis 570,530 sh (-97.93%)
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Q3 2014

PGR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 70,620 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 2,740,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 278,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 15,851 sh (New)
Jim Simons 541,149 sh (+1753.25%)
Richard Pzena 4,498,243 sh (+53.6%)
Jeremy Grantham 161,300 sh (+48.39%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,542,581 sh (+3.87%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,096,446 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 20,133 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Ken Fisher 359,840 sh (-10.68%)
Murray Stahl 18,545 sh (-25.61%)
Ruane Cunniff 64,940 sh (-52.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (-72.6%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PGR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Pzena 2014-09-30 Add 53.6%0.22%$23.22 - $25.49 $ 27.2411%4498243
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 New Buy0.07%$23.22 - $25.49 $ 27.2411%2740700
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$23.22 - $25.49 $ 27.2411%0
Ruane Cunniff 2014-09-30 Reduce -52.85%0.01%$23.22 - $25.49 $ 27.2411%64940
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$23.22 - $25.49 $ 27.2411%15851
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -97.93%1.76%$23.66 - $25.9 $ 27.2410%570530
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Add 2050.15%0.39%$23.66 - $25.9 $ 27.2410%2928498
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $23.66 - $25.9 $ 27.2410%0
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.86%0.33%$22.59 - $27.27 $ 27.2412%27605771
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$22.59 - $27.27 $ 27.2412%136200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out $22.59 - $27.27 $ 27.2412%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.04%$22.59 - $27.27 $ 27.2412%19551
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.75%$25.97 - $28.14 $ 27.241%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 136.11%$25.97 - $28.14 $ 27.241%31051
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Guru Investment Theses on Progressive Corp

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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history
P/E(ttm) 13.50
PGR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. PGR: 13.50 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.78   Max: 17.83
Current: 13.5

9.78
17.83
P/B 2.30
PGR's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PGR: 2.30 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.3

1.63
4.12
P/S 0.90
PGR's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PGR: 0.90 )
PGR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.9

0.54
1.73
PFCF 9.60
PGR's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. PGR: 9.60 )
PGR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 13.99
Current: 9.6

4.49
13.99
EV-to-EBIT 8.66
PGR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. PGR: 8.66 )
PGR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -93.1   Max: 13.8
Current: 8.66

-93.1
13.8
PEG 4.47
PGR's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PGR: 4.47 )
PGR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 6.27
Current: 4.47

0.13
6.27
Shiller P/E 15.60
PGR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. PGR: 15.60 )
PGR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.57   Max: 34.67
Current: 15.6

6.57
34.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.80
PGR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. PGR: 1.80 )
PGR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.8

0.04
2.33
Dividend Payout 0.24
PGR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PGR: 0.24 )
PGR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.24

0.01
1.25
Dividend growth (3y) 21.00
PGR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 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) 1.80
PGR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. PGR: 1.80 )
PGR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.8

0.04
2.33
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
PGR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 167 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
63% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PGR: 2.32 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 4.92
Current: 2.32

1.9
4.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.66
PGR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PGR: 0.66 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.66

0.33
1.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
PGR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PGR: 0.96 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.96

0.79
2.68
Price/Graham Number 1.17
PGR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. PGR: 1.17 )
PGR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 17.49
Current: 1.17

0.94
17.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
PGR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. PGR: 11.50 )
PGR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 14.6
Current: 11.5

7.3
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.91
PGR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. PGR: 12.91 )
PGR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 95.8
Current: 12.91

-2.8
95.8

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Progressive Corp an Ohio corporation was formed in 1965. It currently has 54 subsidiaries, one mutual insurance company affiliate and one 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 Lines business writes primary liability and physical damage insurance for automobiles and trucks owned by small businesses. The majority of its Commercial Auto customers insure two 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, condomin
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