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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 : 4/10

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Interest Coverage 3.32
SYA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 50.48 vs. SYA: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SYA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 3.32
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 : 3/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SYA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 23,904 sh (+38.86%)
David Dreman 337,625 sh (+9.30%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 461,856 sh (+3.99%)
Chuck Royce 314,700 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 447,500 sh (-0.56%)
Richard Pzena 755,300 sh (-12.90%)
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Q3 2015

SYA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ruane Cunniff 12,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 17,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 758,193 sh (+3071.82%)
David Dreman 359,046 sh (+6.34%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Michael Price 365,000 sh (-18.44%)
Richard Pzena 528,372 sh (-30.04%)
Chuck Royce 170,600 sh (-45.79%)
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Q4 2015

SYA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 208,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 53,100 sh (+210.53%)
Michael Price 365,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 170,600 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 12,500 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 752,263 sh (-0.78%)
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Q1 2016

SYA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life  
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Traded in other countries:4SY.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA


Symetra Financial Corp was incorporated in 2004 under the laws of Delaware. It is a financial services company in the life insurance industry. Its products are distributed domestically in all states and the District of Columbia, through benefits consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisers. The Company manages its business through three divisions, namely The Benefits division, which includes the Benefits segment, provides medical stop-loss insurance, group life and disability income (DI) insurance, and limited benefit medical insurance as its principal products; The Retirement division, which includes the Deferred Annuities and Income Annuities segments, provides single-premium fixed deferred annuities (fixed annuities, including fixed indexed annuities), variable deferred annuities and single premium immediate annuities (SPIAs) as its principal products; The Individual Life Division, which includes the Individual Life segment, offers retail products, such as universal life (UL) and term life insurance, and products sold to institutions, including bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) and variable corporate-owned life Insurance (COLI), as its principal products. The Company faces significant competition for customers and distributors from insurance and other non-insurance financial services companies, such as banks, broker-dealers and asset managers, in each of its businesses. The Company's insurance operations are subject to a wide variety of laws and regulations.

Ratios

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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 1.37
SYA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. SYA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SYA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37
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1.37
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.32
SYA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SYA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SYA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32
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0.32
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.37
SYA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. SYA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.37
SYA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. SYA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SYA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,187
EPS (TTM) $ 1.36
Short Percentage of Float1.62%
52-Week Range $20.24 - 32.02
Shares Outstanding (Mil)116.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 2,282 2,431 2,585
EPS ($) 1.76 1.95 2.10
EPS without NRI ($) 1.76 1.95 2.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.94 0.48 0.52

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