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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.69
SFG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SFG: 0.69 )
SFG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.69

Equity to Asset 0.10
SFG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. SFG: 0.10 )
SFG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.1

0.1
0.16
Interest Coverage 1.48
SFG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.33 vs. SFG: 1.48 )
SFG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.45
Current: 1.48

0.87
2.45
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.36
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 (%) 10.94
SFG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. SFG: 10.94 )
SFG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 16.26
Current: 10.94

6.33
16.26
Net-margin (%) 7.99
SFG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SFG: 7.99 )
SFG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 9.3
Current: 7.99

4.76
9.3
ROE (%) 10.61
SFG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. SFG: 10.61 )
SFG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.39   Max: 15.92
Current: 10.61

6.39
15.92
ROA (%) 1.07
SFG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SFG: 1.07 )
SFG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.07

0.7
1.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 369.54
SFG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 275.16 vs. SFG: 369.54 )
SFG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 89.44   Max: 369.54
Current: 369.54

89.44
369.54
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
SFG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SFG: 3.00 )
SFG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.5
Current: 3

0
15.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.30
SFG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SFG: 4.30 )
SFG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.1
Current: 4.3

0
22.1
EPS Growth (%) 9.10
SFG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SFG: 9.10 )
SFG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.2
Current: 9.1

0
26.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SFG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Donald Smith 314,794 sh (+6.76%)
Chuck Royce 8,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 14,363 sh (-2.56%)
Jeff Auxier 16,782 sh (-3.45%)
RS Investment Management 2,629,385 sh (-5.94%)
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Q2 2013

SFG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Donald Smith 314,812 sh (+0.01%)
Chuck Royce 8,800 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 12,895 sh (-10.22%)
RS Investment Management 2,332,970 sh (-11.27%)
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Q3 2013

SFG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 5,971 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 8,800 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
RS Investment Management 2,147,891 sh (-7.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,695 sh (-9.31%)
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Q4 2013

SFG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 6,229 sh (+4.32%)
Chuck Royce 8,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 10,317 sh (-11.78%)
RS Investment Management 1,728,881 sh (-19.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SFG

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Donald Smith 2012-09-30 New Buy0.23%$29.08 - $38.05 $ 62.7494%245856
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.20
SFG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. SFG: 12.20 )
SFG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.98   Max: 14.71
Current: 12.2

4.98
14.71
P/B 1.28
SFG's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SFG: 1.28 )
SFG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.28

0.51
2.16
P/S 0.98
SFG's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. SFG: 0.98 )
SFG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.98

0.27
1.3
PFCF 10.12
SFG's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. SFG: 10.12 )
SFG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 11.11
Current: 10.12

2.73
11.11
EV-to-EBIT 10.53
SFG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. SFG: 10.53 )
SFG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.4
Current: 10.53

4.8
12.4
PEG 8.13
SFG's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SFG: 8.13 )
SFG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 16.19
Current: 8.13

0.36
16.19
Shiller P/E 15.73
SFG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. SFG: 15.73 )
SFG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 20.68
Current: 15.73

3.88
20.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.80
SFG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SFG: 1.80 )
SFG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.17
Current: 1.8

1.04
4.17
Dividend Payout 0.20
SFG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SFG: 0.20 )
SFG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.2

0.07
0.3
Dividend growth (3y) 8.60
SFG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. SFG: 8.60 )
SFG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.4
Current: 8.6

0
49.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.57
SFG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SFG: 2.57 )
SFG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.96
Current: 2.57

1.49
5.96
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SFG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SFG: 1.80 )
SFG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

0
1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.31
SFG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SFG: 1.31 )
SFG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.31

0.76
1.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
SFG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SFG: 0.57 )
SFG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.57

0.3
0.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
SFG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SFG: 1.14 )
SFG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.14

0.65
1.6
Price/Graham Number 0.83
SFG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SFG: 0.83 )
SFG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.83

0.63
1.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.50
SFG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. SFG: 9.50 )
SFG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 20.6
Current: 9.5

8.1
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.01
SFG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. SFG: 12.01 )
SFG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.9   Max: 58
Current: 12.01

12.9
58

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
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StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., was incorporated in 1998 in Oregon. It is a holding company and conducts business through wholly-owned operating subsidiaries throughout the United States. Through its subsidiaries, StanCorp has the authority to underwrite insurance products in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands. StanCorp operates through two segments: Insurance Services and Asset Management. Its insurance businesses offer group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment ('AD&D') insurance, group dental and group vision insurance and absence management services to individuals and employer groups ranging in size from two lives to more than 164,000 lives. Its group insurance products are sold by sales representatives through independent employee benefit brokers and consultants. It asset management businesses offer full-service 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans, defined benefit plans, money purchase pension plans, profit sharing plans and non-qualified deferred compensation products and services through an affiliated broker-dealer. Its asset management businesses also offer investment advisory and management services, financial planning services, commercial mortgage loan origination and servicing, individual fixed-rate annuities, group annuity contracts and retirement plan trust products. Investment services for 401(k), defined benefit, and other 401(a) qualified plans and governmental 457 plans are provided through a non-registered group annuity contract with third party brand name mutual funds through a separate account and, for certain plans, a stable value investment option managed by Standard. These plan services also are provided through an open architecture (NAV) platform offering mutual funds and collective trusts. Plans on the NAV platform can choose from any mutual fund that its trading partners are able to trade. Competition for the sale of its products comes mainly from other insurers and financial services companies such as banks, broker-dealers and mutual funds. The insurance industry in the United States is subject to extensive regulation. Such regulation relates to, among other things, terms and provisions of insurance policies, market conduct practices, maintenance of capital and payment of distributions, and financial reporting on a statutory basis of accounting.

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