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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 0.34
RGA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. RGA: 0.34 )
RGA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34

Equity to Asset 0.15
RGA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. RGA: 0.15 )
RGA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.15

0.11
0.2
Interest Coverage 5.11
RGA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 33.72 vs. RGA: 5.11 )
RGA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.11

1.57
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.53
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 (%) 6.16
RGA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. RGA: 6.16 )
RGA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.94   Max: 22.32
Current: 6.16

4.94
22.32
Net-margin (%) 4.06
RGA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. RGA: 4.06 )
RGA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 7.68
Current: 4.06

1.68
7.68
ROE (%) 7.06
RGA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.16 vs. RGA: 7.06 )
RGA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 14.6
Current: 7.06

3.28
14.6
ROA (%) 1.06
RGA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. RGA: 1.06 )
RGA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.06

0.47
2.9
Revenue Growth (%) 8.80
RGA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. RGA: 8.80 )
RGA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 23
Current: 8.8

5.6
23
EBITDA Growth (%) -5.40
RGA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. RGA: -5.40 )
RGA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 292.8
Current: -5.4

-16.3
292.8
EPS Growth (%) -6.90
RGA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. RGA: -6.90 )
RGA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.3   Max: 69.6
Current: -6.9

-27.3
69.6
» RGA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

RGA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 4,142 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 368,856 sh (New)
Jim Simons 261,600 sh (+67.05%)
Steven Cohen 25,313 sh (+3.72%)
John Keeley 440,050 sh (-2.32%)
Chuck Royce 2,066,466 sh (-5.47%)
NWQ Managers 873,603 sh (-5.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,600 sh (-36.52%)
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Q2 2013

RGA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 3,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 60,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 29,526 sh (+16.64%)
NWQ Managers 912,791 sh (+4.49%)
Diamond Hill Capital 374,395 sh (+1.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,190 sh (+1.16%)
Chuck Royce 1,890,794 sh (-8.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (-31.51%)
Jim Simons 144,800 sh (-44.65%)
John Keeley 86,300 sh (-80.39%)
» More
Q3 2013

RGA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 275,500 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 408,228 sh (+9.04%)
John Keeley 89,770 sh (+4.02%)
Chuck Royce 1,955,331 sh (+3.41%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
NWQ Managers 890,549 sh (-2.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,100 sh (-19%)
» More
Q4 2013

RGA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 136,542 sh (New)
John Hussman 88,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,300 sh (+2.47%)
Diamond Hill Capital 414,276 sh (+1.48%)
John Keeley 89,705 sh (-0.07%)
Pioneer Investments 271,587 sh (-1.42%)
NWQ Managers 838,276 sh (-5.87%)
Chuck Royce 1,753,071 sh (-10.34%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RGA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$68.37 - $77.04 $ 77.887%88000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$64.04 - $73.3 $ 77.8815%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $64.04 - $73.3 $ 77.8815%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Reduce -80.39%0.41%$57.47 - $69.11 $ 77.8823%86300
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$57.47 - $69.11 $ 77.8823%3000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$53.52 - $60.9 $ 77.8835%4142
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.16%$44.99 - $55.24 $ 77.8853%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.16%$45.36 - $63.79 $ 77.8845%231382
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.50
RGA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. RGA: 13.50 )
RGA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.04   Max: 16.34
Current: 13.5

6.04
16.34
P/B 0.93
RGA's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RGA: 0.93 )
RGA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.93

0.53
1.46
P/S 0.55
RGA's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. RGA: 0.55 )
RGA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.55

0.26
0.76
PFCF 3.26
RGA's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. RGA: 3.26 )
RGA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 14.47
Current: 3.26

1.72
14.47
EV-to-EBIT 12.93
RGA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. RGA: 12.93 )
RGA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 44.5
Current: 12.93

4.6
44.5
PEG 2.21
RGA's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. RGA: 2.21 )
RGA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 19.95
Current: 2.21

0.19
19.95
Shiller P/E 12.03
RGA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. RGA: 12.03 )
RGA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 23.63
Current: 12.03

5.74
23.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
RGA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. RGA: 1.50 )
RGA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.5

0.21
1.63
Dividend Payout 0.19
RGA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. RGA: 0.19 )
RGA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.19

0.03
0.19
Dividend growth (3y) 31.00
RGA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. RGA: 31.00 )
RGA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.2
Current: 31

0
88.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.94
RGA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. RGA: 5.94 )
RGA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 6.46
Current: 5.94

0.83
6.46
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
RGA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. RGA: 1.00 )
RGA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -9
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.93
RGA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. RGA: 0.93 )
RGA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.65
Current: 0.93

0.57
1.65
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.25
RGA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. RGA: 0.25 )
RGA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.25

0.19
0.48
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
RGA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. RGA: 1.02 )
RGA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.02

0.75
1.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.87
RGA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. RGA: 0.87 )
RGA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.87

0.25
1.83
Price/Graham Number 0.73
RGA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. RGA: 0.73 )
RGA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.73

0.4
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
RGA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. RGA: 7.70 )
RGA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 21.8
Current: 7.7

2.2
21.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 36.86
RGA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. RGA: 36.86 )
RGA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 67.4
Current: 36.86

5.9
67.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Reinsurance
Compare:HVRRY, Y, RE, SZCRF, VR » details
Traded in other countries:RGPB.Germany
Reinsurance Group of America Inc is an insurance holding company formed on December 31, 1992. The Company is engaged in the reinsurance of individual and group coverages for traditional life and health, longevity, disability income, asset-intensive and critical illness products, and financial reinsurance. In 1994, the Company began expanding into international markets and now has subsidiaries, branch operations, or representative offices in Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Company's main business is life and health reinsurance, which involves reinsuring life insurance policies that are often in force for the remaining lifetime of the underlying individuals insured, with premiums earned typically over a period of 10 to 30 years. It is a life reinsurers in the North American market based on premiums and the amount of life reinsurance in force. The Company covers a portfolio of life and health insurance products including term life, credit life, universal life, whole life, group life and health, joint and last survivor insurance, critical illness, disability income as well as asset-intensive and financial reinsurance. The Company's competitors include Munich Re, Swiss Re, Hannover Re, SCOR Global Re, and Generali. Its reinsurance subsidiaries are subject to government regulation in each of the jurisdictions in which they are licensed or authorized to do business.

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