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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.79
RE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. RE: 0.79 )
RE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.79

Equity to Asset 0.35
RE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. RE: 0.35 )
RE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35

0.2
0.35
Interest Coverage 33.72
RE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 33.72 vs. RE: 33.72 )
RE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 9999.99
Current: 33.72

2.96
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.34
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 (%) 27.57
RE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. RE: 27.57 )
RE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.98   Max: 57.6
Current: 27.57

-4.98
57.6
Net-margin (%) 22.33
RE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. RE: 22.33 )
RE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.79   Max: 22.33
Current: 22.33

-4.79
22.33
ROE (%) 18.07
RE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. RE: 18.07 )
RE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.28   Max: 18.07
Current: 18.07

-5.28
18.07
ROA (%) 6.36
RE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. RE: 6.36 )
RE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.33   Max: 6.36
Current: 6.36

-1.33
6.36
Revenue Growth (%) 11.50
RE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. RE: 11.50 )
RE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 32.7
Current: 11.5

-10.4
32.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 42.00
RE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. RE: 42.00 )
RE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 263.8
Current: 42

0
263.8
EPS Growth (%) 33.60
RE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. RE: 33.60 )
RE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.1   Max: 588.2
Current: 33.6

-57.1
588.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

RE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 1,453 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (+78.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,933 sh (+9.77%)
Charles Brandes 26,179 sh (+2.9%)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,500 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Donald Smith 505,891 sh (-0.59%)
Mason Hawkins 4,338,682 sh (-3.56%)
David Dreman 25,952 sh (-4.13%)
Chris Davis 1,873,671 sh (-9.37%)
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Q3 2013

RE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Scott Black 72,936 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,201 sh (+51.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,091 sh (+5.39%)
Charles Brandes 26,652 sh (+1.81%)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,500 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Donald Smith 475,723 sh (-5.96%)
Mason Hawkins 4,007,209 sh (-7.64%)
Chris Davis 1,276,079 sh (-31.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,000 sh (-67.03%)
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Q4 2013

RE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 435 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (+80%)
Mason Hawkins 4,158,249 sh (+3.77%)
Scott Black 74,874 sh (+2.66%)
Charles Brandes 26,885 sh (+0.87%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,088 sh (-0.1%)
Chris Davis 1,188,199 sh (-6.89%)
Donald Smith 428,460 sh (-9.93%)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (-12%)
Chuck Royce 6,900 sh (-20.69%)
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Q1 2014

RE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Richard Pzena 17,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,400 sh (+37.04%)
Donald Smith 475,078 sh (+10.88%)
Mason Hawkins 4,474,720 sh (+7.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,116 sh (+0.91%)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 430 sh (-1.15%)
Scott Black 73,880 sh (-1.33%)
Chuck Royce 6,600 sh (-4.35%)
Chris Davis 1,071,329 sh (-9.84%)
Charles Brandes 23,109 sh (-14.05%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Add 7.61%0.26%$137.48 - $155.87 $ 160.729%4474720
Donald Smith 2014-03-31 Add 10.88%0.14%$137.48 - $155.87 $ 160.729%475078
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -9.93%0.15%$144.81 - $159.13 $ 160.725%428460
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Add 3.77%0.12%$144.81 - $159.13 $ 160.725%4158249
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$144.81 - $159.13 $ 160.725%435
Scott Black 2013-09-30 New Buy1.2%$126.36 - $145.51 $ 160.7219%72936
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -7.64%0.21%$126.36 - $145.51 $ 160.7219%4007209
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$126.36 - $145.51 $ 160.7219%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$123.65 - $135.97 $ 160.7224%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 Reduce -30.77%0.03%$109.95 - $130.64 $ 160.7233%72000
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -37%0.02%$109.95 - $130.64 $ 160.7233%25440
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$109.95 - $130.64 $ 160.7233%2672
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -35.17%0.04%$101.72 - $114.6 $ 160.7249%27602
Donald Smith 2012-06-30 Reduce -35.51%0.75%$92.12 - $105.33 $ 160.7262%509951
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 Reduce -62.65%0.06%$92.12 - $105.33 $ 160.7262%45145
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$76.63 - $92.6 $ 160.7290%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Reduce -21.05%0.03%$76.63 - $92.6 $ 160.7290%129946
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy$76.63 - $92.6 $ 160.7290%2500
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Add 20.93%0.01%$73.5 - $83.47 $ 160.72101%104000
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0033%$73.5 - $83.47 $ 160.72101%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Everest Re Group Ltd

Mason Hawkins' Longleaf Partners Comments on Everest RE - Aug 14, 2013

Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest RE (RE)'s 14% year-to-date (YTD) return made it a top performer in the first half. The company improved its earnings and operations, remained disciplined in its underwriting, and saw pricing strength in the half. Management also made significant repurchases of the undervalued stock.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 6.60
RE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. RE: 6.60 )
RE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.45   Max: 913.46
Current: 6.6

5.45
913.46
P/B 1.10
RE's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. RE: 1.10 )
RE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.1

0.65
1.67
P/S 1.40
RE's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. RE: 1.40 )
RE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.4

0.83
1.53
PFCF 6.20
RE's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 22.89 vs. RE: 6.20 )
RE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 12.44
Current: 6.2

2.26
12.44
EV-to-EBIT 4.51
RE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. RE: 4.51 )
RE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 500.5
Current: 4.51

3.5
500.5
Shiller P/E 13.30
RE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. RE: 13.30 )
RE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.19   Max: 24.33
Current: 13.3

8.19
24.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
RE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. RE: 1.70 )
RE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.7

0.4
3.16
Dividend Payout 0.10
RE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RE: 0.10 )
RE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.47
Current: 0.1

0.02
2.47
Dividend growth (3y) 4.50
RE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. RE: 4.50 )
RE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.2
Current: 4.5

0
88.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.94
RE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. RE: 1.94 )
RE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.61
Current: 1.94

0.46
3.61
Share Buyback Rate 4.80
RE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. RE: 4.80 )
RE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.2   Max: -6.4
Current: 4.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.10
RE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. RE: 1.10 )
RE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.1

0.66
2.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
RE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. RE: 0.50 )
RE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.5

0.31
0.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
RE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RE: 1.20 )
RE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.2

0.35
1.92
Price/Graham Number 0.60
RE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. RE: 0.60 )
RE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5
Current: 0.6

0.46
5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 22.40
RE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. RE: 22.40 )
RE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 28.8
Current: 22.4

0.2
28.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.60
RE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. RE: 6.60 )
RE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 89.6
Current: 6.6

7.6
89.6

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Reinsurance
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Traded in other countries:ERE.Germany
Everest Re Group, Ltd., was established in 1999. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance in the U.S., Bermuda and international markets. The Company's main business, conducted through its operating segments, is the underwriting of reinsurance and insurance in the U.S., Bermuda and international markets. Bermuda Re, a Bermuda insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Group, is registered in Bermuda as a Class 4 insurer and long-term insurer and is authorized to write property and casualty and life and annuity business. Bermuda Re commenced business in the second half of 2000. Bermuda Re's UK branch writes property and casualty reinsurance to the United Kingdom and European markets. Everest International Reinsurance, Ltd. or Everest International, a Bermuda insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Group, is registered in Bermuda as a Class 4 insurer and long term insurer and is authorized to write property and casualty business and life and annuity business. Through 2008, all of Everest International's business has been inter-affiliate quota share reinsurance assumed from Everest Re and the UK branch of Bermuda Re. Everest Re, a Delaware insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Holdings, is a licensed property and casualty insurer and/or reinsurer in all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and is authorized to conduct reinsurance business in Canada, Singapore and Brazil. Everest Re underwrites property and casualty reinsurance for insurance and reinsurance companies in the U.S. and international markets. Everest National Insurance Company or Everest National, a Delaware insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Everest Re, is licensed in 47 states and the District of Columbia and is authorized to write property and casualty insurance on an admitted basis in the jurisdictions in which it is licensed. The majority of Everest National's business is reinsured by its parent, Everest Re. Everest Indemnity Insurance Company or Everest Indemnity, a Delaware insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Everest Re, writes excess and surplus lines insurance business in the U.S. on a non-admitted basis. Excess and surplus lines insurance is specialty property and liability coverage that an insurer not licensed to write insurance in a particular jurisdiction is permitted to provide to insureds when the specific specialty coverage is unavailable from admitted insurers. Everest Indemnity is licensed in Delaware and is eligible to write business on a non-admitted basis in all other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The majority of Everest Indemnity's business is reinsured by its parent, Everest Re. Everest Security Insurance Company or Everest Security, a Georgia insurance company and a direct subsidiary of Everest Re, writes property and casualty insurance on an admitted basis in Georgia and Alabama. Mt. McKinley, a Delaware insurance company and a direct subsidiary of H
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