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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 No Debt
UFCS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. UFCS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UFCS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.21  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
UFCS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. UFCS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
UFCS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.23
0.15
0.29
Interest Coverage 12.45
UFCS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 28.75 vs. UFCS: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UFCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 2.9 Max: 5.13
Current: 12.45
1.11
5.13
WACC vs ROIC
6.98%
6.16%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 5.16
UFCS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. UFCS: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UFCS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.51  Med: 6.9 Max: 24.95
Current: 5.16
-5.51
24.95
Net Margin % 4.39
UFCS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. UFCS: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UFCS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.17  Med: 6.28 Max: 17.45
Current: 4.39
-2.17
17.45
ROE % 5.34
UFCS's ROE % is ranked lower than
72% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. UFCS: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UFCS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.88  Med: 6.84 Max: 15.55
Current: 5.34
-1.88
15.55
ROA % 1.24
UFCS's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. UFCS: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UFCS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.48  Med: 1.56 Max: 4.02
Current: 1.24
-0.48
4.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.60
UFCS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. UFCS: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
UFCS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 8.6 Max: 15.3
Current: 8.6
-6.9
15.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -16.20
UFCS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. UFCS: -16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
UFCS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.3 Max: 91.3
Current: -16.2
0
91.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -13.50
UFCS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. UFCS: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
UFCS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.25 Max: 160.8
Current: -13.5
0
160.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

UFCS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 82,500 sh (+17.86%)
Mairs and Power 160,707 sh (-18.18%)
Chuck Royce 35,517 sh (-39.92%)
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Q2 2016

UFCS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mairs and Power 187,307 sh (+16.55%)
Chuck Royce 29,517 sh (-16.89%)
Jim Simons 41,700 sh (-49.45%)
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Q3 2016

UFCS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 8,942 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 212,007 sh (+13.19%)
Chuck Royce 29,517 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 31,200 sh (-25.18%)
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Q4 2016

UFCS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 42,900 sh (+37.50%)
Mairs and Power 219,457 sh (+3.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 28,417 sh (-3.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6331
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Headquarter Location:USA
United Fire Group Inc is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities. Its operations are divided into two segments: property and casualty insurance and life insurance.

United Fire Group Inc was incorporated in Iowa in January 1946. The Company is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities through a network of independent agencies. It operates in two business segments: property and casualty insurance and life insurance. The property and casualty insurance segment is comprised of commercial lines insurance, including surety bonds, personal lines insurance and assumed reinsurance. The life insurance segment is comprised of deferred and immediate fixed annuities, universal life insurance products and traditional life insurance products. The life insurance segment consists solely of the operations of United Life Insurance Company. The Company markets its products through its home office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and four regional locations: Westminster, Colorado, a suburb of Denver; Webster, Texas; Pennington, New Jersey; and Rocklin, California. It competes with numerous property and casualty insurance companies in the regional and national market, many of which are substantially larger and have considerably greater financial and other resources. The Company is subject to various state regulations requiring investment portfolio diversification.

Guru Investment Theses on United Fire Group Inc

Mairs & Power Comments on United Fire - Feb 04, 2016

United Fire (UFCS), a property, casualty and life insurance company based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, was a top contributor to performance for the year. Solid execution in building the book value of the company, accompanied by an improving valuation as the stock went from trading at a discount to book value to a slight premium, has driven performance. We like the company’s long-term focus on driving value for shareholders, customers and employees.



From Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund 4th quarter investor letter.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 22.68
UFCS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. UFCS: 22.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UFCS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.97  Med: 12.53 Max: 234.75
Current: 22.68
6.97
234.75
PE Ratio without NRI 22.68
UFCS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
69% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. UFCS: 22.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UFCS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.97  Med: 12.53 Max: 234.75
Current: 22.68
6.97
234.75
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 5.70
UFCS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
88% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. UFCS: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 7.12 Max: 35.54
Current: 5.7
3.99
35.54
PB Ratio 1.18
UFCS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. UFCS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UFCS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.18
0.58
1.56
PS Ratio 1.00
UFCS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UFCS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UFCS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.82
Current: 1
0.56
1.82
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 5.48
UFCS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
87% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. UFCS: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 5.85 Max: 57.78
Current: 5.48
3.15
57.78
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.29
UFCS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. UFCS: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 5.65 Max: 27.84
Current: 5.29
3.1
27.84
EV-to-EBIT 12.81
UFCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. UFCS: 12.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UFCS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -182.5  Med: 5.7 Max: 97.2
Current: 12.81
-182.5
97.2
EV-to-EBITDA 11.89
UFCS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
63% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. UFCS: 11.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UFCS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.4  Med: 5.4 Max: 454
Current: 11.89
-34.4
454
PEG Ratio 1.45
UFCS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. UFCS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UFCS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.35 Max: 26.38
Current: 1.45
0.23
26.38
Shiller PE Ratio 23.75
UFCS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. UFCS: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UFCS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.88  Med: 15.52 Max: 27.12
Current: 23.75
7.88
27.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.27
UFCS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. UFCS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UFCS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.91
Current: 2.27
1.27
3.91
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.50
UFCS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. UFCS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UFCS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.5
0.14
0.5
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.00
UFCS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. UFCS: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
UFCS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 7.7 Max: 14.7
Current: 12
-4.6
14.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.27
UFCS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
66% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. UFCS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.81
UFCS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
69% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. UFCS: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
UFCS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 4.18 Max: 6.56
Current: 3.81
2.13
6.56

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.22
UFCS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. UFCS: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.22
0.72
1.91
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.53
UFCS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. UFCS: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.53
0.29
0.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.11
UFCS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UFCS: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.11
0.52
1.7
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.13
UFCS's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. UFCS: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.59 Max: 17.97
Current: 3.13
0.34
17.97
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.11
UFCS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. UFCS: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
UFCS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.74 Max: 3.95
Current: 1.11
0.49
3.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.81
UFCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. UFCS: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UFCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 16.9 Max: 45.3
Current: 7.81
1
45.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 21.76
UFCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. UFCS: 21.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
UFCS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: 11.75 Max: 66.6
Current: 21.76
-5.7
66.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,137
EPS (TTM) $ 1.94
Beta0.78
Short Percentage of Float0.65%
52-Week Range $37.54 - 50.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.44
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
United Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2017 First Quarter Earnings Call Apr 07 2017 
Mairs & Power Comments on United Fire Feb 04 2016 
Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund 4th Quarter Investor Letter Feb 04 2016 
Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund Comments on United Fire Group Jul 31 2014 
Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Jul 31 2014 
The Tweedy Browne Stock Screen Nov. 6 2012 Nov 08 2012 
United Fire & Casualty Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 09 2009 
United Fire & Casualty Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 31 2009 
United Fire & Casualty Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 05 2009 

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