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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 No Debt
UFCS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 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: 1.64  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.23
UFCS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 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: 0.14  Med: 0.21 Max: 1
Current: 0.23
0.14
1
Interest Coverage 21.63
UFCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.82 vs. UFCS: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UFCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 2.53 Max: 3.7
Current: 21.63
0.12
3.7
F-Score: 6
WACC vs ROIC
6.59%
11.72%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.15
UFCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. UFCS: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UFCS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.51  Med: 6.90 Max: 24.95
Current: 11.15
-5.51
24.95
Net-margin (%) 8.27
UFCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.85 vs. UFCS: 8.27 )
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: 8.27
-2.17
17.45
ROE (%) 10.15
UFCS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. UFCS: 10.15 )
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: 10.15
-1.88
15.55
ROA (%) 2.25
UFCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. UFCS: 2.25 )
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: 2.25
-0.48
4.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
UFCS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. UFCS: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UFCS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 8.30 Max: 15.2
Current: 10.7
-8.5
15.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 47.80
UFCS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. UFCS: 47.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UFCS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55  Med: 8.05 Max: 91.4
Current: 47.8
-55
91.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-04)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

UFCS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 37,800 sh (+93.85%)
Mairs and Power 207,893 sh (+0.94%)
Chuck Royce 143,094 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

UFCS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 54,500 sh (+44.18%)
Chuck Royce 143,094 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 203,557 sh (-2.09%)
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Q4 2015

UFCS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 70,000 sh (+28.44%)
Mairs and Power 196,407 sh (-3.51%)
Chuck Royce 59,120 sh (-58.68%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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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. The property and casualty insurance industry is highly competitive. 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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Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund Comments on United Fire Group - Jul 31, 2014



Portfolio additions during the second quarter included United Fire Group (UFCS), a company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that writes property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and offers annuities. With a strong history of conservative underwriting, this steady performer grew its Return on Equity (ROE) 10% last year, while its stock traded at a discount to book value – considered a rare event at current valuations. Another aspect we like about this company is that its management goes out of its way to tell potential investors that, while they must report their results quarterly, they manage their company for the much longer term; music to our ears.

From Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio)’ Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about United Fire Group Inc

Mairs & Power Comments on United Fire Guru stock highlight
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.99
UFCS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. UFCS: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UFCS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.97  Med: 12.21 Max: 231.85
Current: 11.99
6.97
231.85
PE(NRI) 12.02
UFCS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
59% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. UFCS: 12.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UFCS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.97  Med: 12.08 Max: 234.75
Current: 12.02
6.97
234.75
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 5.61
UFCS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. UFCS: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
UFCS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 7.94 Max: 35.54
Current: 5.61
3.98
35.54
P/B 1.12
UFCS's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. UFCS: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UFCS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.12
0.58
2.16
P/S 0.98
UFCS's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UFCS: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UFCS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.98
0.55
1.82
PFCF 5.18
UFCS's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. UFCS: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UFCS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 6.35 Max: 57.78
Current: 5.18
3.15
57.78
POCF 4.98
UFCS's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. UFCS: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UFCS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 6.49 Max: 27.84
Current: 4.98
3.1
27.84
EV-to-EBIT 6.37
UFCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. UFCS: 6.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UFCS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -182.5  Med: 5.20 Max: 97.2
Current: 6.37
-182.5
97.2
EV-to-EBITDA 6.10
UFCS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. UFCS: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UFCS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.7  Med: 4.90 Max: 454
Current: 6.1
-155.7
454
PEG 0.29
UFCS's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. UFCS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UFCS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.30 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.29
0.17
1.87
Shiller P/E 20.39
UFCS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. UFCS: 20.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UFCS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.68  Med: 14.71 Max: 25.2
Current: 20.39
7.68
25.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
UFCS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. UFCS: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UFCS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.48 Max: 3.91
Current: 2.2
1
3.91
Dividend Payout 0.25
UFCS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UFCS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UFCS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.24 Max: 20
Current: 0.25
0.08
20
Dividend Growth (3y) 9.10
UFCS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. UFCS: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
UFCS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.55 Max: 9.7
Current: 9.1
0
9.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.41
UFCS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. UFCS: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.74
UFCS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. UFCS: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UFCS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 3.18 Max: 5.01
Current: 2.74
1.28
5.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
UFCS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. UFCS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UFCS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.3  Med: 0.40 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.6
-11.3
2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.16
UFCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. UFCS: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UFCS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.16
0.12
1.91
Price/Projected FCF 0.54
UFCS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. UFCS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UFCS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.54
0.11
0.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UFCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. UFCS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UFCS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.1
0.44
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.48
UFCS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. UFCS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UFCS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.52 Max: 3.23
Current: 0.48
0.31
3.23
Price/Graham Number 0.79
UFCS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. UFCS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UFCS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.79
0.26
2.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 15.68
UFCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. UFCS: 15.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UFCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 17.90 Max: 42.9
Current: 15.68
1
42.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 59.22
UFCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.17 vs. UFCS: 59.22 )
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: 6.5  Med: 13.10 Max: 67.1
Current: 59.22
6.5
67.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,062
EPS (TTM) $ 3.46
Beta0.63
Short Percentage of Float1.44%
52-Week Range $29.87 - 45.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.35
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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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