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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 0.86
VR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. VR: 0.86 )
VR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.86

Equity to Asset 0.38
VR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. VR: 0.38 )
VR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.38

0.38
0.99
Interest Coverage 9.31
VR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 33.72 vs. VR: 9.31 )
VR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: 9.31

0.8
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.02
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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Operating margin (%) 27.67
VR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. VR: 27.67 )
VR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 89.51
Current: 27.67

-2400.19
89.51
Net-margin (%) 24.68
VR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. VR: 24.68 )
VR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 50.08
Current: 24.68

-2400.19
50.08
ROE (%) 14.38
VR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. VR: 14.38 )
VR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.97   Max: 22.26
Current: 14.38

-4.97
22.26
ROA (%) 5.41
VR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. VR: 5.41 )
VR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 12.79
Current: 5.41

-4.9
12.79
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
VR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. VR: 8.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 649.9
Current: 8.1

0.3
649.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.40
VR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. VR: 18.40 )
VR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 44.9
Current: 18.4

-24
44.9
EPS Growth (%) 13.90
VR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. VR: 13.90 )
VR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.1   Max: 43.8
Current: 13.9

-33.1
43.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 170,769 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 485,981 sh (+244.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 19,135 sh (+58.95%)
Chuck Royce 325,600 sh (+20.77%)
Richard Pzena 154,586 sh (+1.15%)
Leon Cooperman 996,896 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 1,386,985 sh (-0.05%)
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Q2 2013

VR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 12,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,152 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,300 sh (+233.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 32,468 sh (+69.68%)
Donald Smith Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Pzena 154,037 sh (-0.36%)
Leon Cooperman 991,996 sh (-0.49%)
Chuck Royce 311,515 sh (-4.33%)
Steven Cohen 82,083 sh (-83.11%)
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Q3 2013

VR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Leon Cooperman 1,579,928 sh (+59.27%)
Chuck Royce 465,615 sh (+49.47%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Pzena 144,491 sh (-6.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 18,286 sh (-43.68%)
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Q4 2013

VR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 13,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,169 sh (New)
Jim Simons 512,969 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 500,315 sh (+7.45%)
Richard Pzena 148,216 sh (+2.58%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 14,110 sh (-22.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$37.19 - $40.31 $ 37.6-4%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 59.27%0.33%$34.18 - $36.84 $ 37.66%1579928
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$34.18 - $36.84 $ 37.66%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $34.18 - $36.84 $ 37.66%0
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.1%$33.85 - $39 $ 37.62%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$33.85 - $39 $ 37.62%7152
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$33.85 - $39 $ 37.62%12300
Donald Smith 2012-12-31 New Buy1.3%$33.48 - $37.32 $ 37.68%1387701
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Add 20.28%0.11%$32 - $34.67 $ 37.614%1000396
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Add 118.18%0.32%$30.48 - $32.87 $ 37.619%831696
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Add 3637.25%0.23%$30.1 - $32.48 $ 37.628%381200
Donald Smith 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 37.632%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 37.632%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 37.632%10200
Donald Smith 2011-09-30 New Buy0.12%$23.45 - $31.26 $ 37.643%132575
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 125.81%0.02%$23.45 - $31.26 $ 37.643%70000
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$29.65 - $34.25 $ 37.618%31000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.00
VR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. VR: 8.00 )
VR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 521.13
Current: 8

2.76
521.13
P/B 1.00
VR's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VR: 1.00 )
VR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.08
Current: 1

0.6
1.08
P/S 1.80
VR's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VR: 1.80 )
VR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.8

1.02
2.24
PFCF 14.80
VR's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. VR: 14.80 )
VR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 17.25
Current: 14.8

2.43
17.25
EV-to-EBIT 8.00
VR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. VR: 8.00 )
VR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 73
Current: 8

2.5
73
PEG 2.00
VR's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. VR: 2.00 )
VR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2   Max: 8.13
Current: 2

2
8.13
Shiller P/E 9.60
VR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.02 vs. VR: 9.60 )
VR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 10.28
Current: 9.6

7.06
10.28

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.20
VR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VR: 3.20 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.2

0.83
4.09
Dividend Payout 0.24
VR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. VR: 0.24 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 7.14
Current: 0.24

0.09
7.14
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
VR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VR: 10.90 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.9
Current: 10.9

0
10.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.11
VR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. VR: 5.11 )
VR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 6.53
Current: 5.11

1.32
6.53
Share Buyback Rate 4.80
VR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. VR: 4.80 )
VR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8   Max: -21.2
Current: 4.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.00
VR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VR: 1.00 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.12
Current: 1

0.89
1.12
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
VR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. VR: 0.50 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.5

0.33
0.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
VR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VR: 1.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.1

0.78
1.16
Price/Graham Number 0.50
VR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VR: 0.50 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.5

0.39
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.50
VR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. VR: 12.50 )
VR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 39.4
Current: 12.5

1.4
39.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.20
VR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. VR: 11.20 )
VR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 27.5
Current: 11.2

3.7
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Reinsurance
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Traded in other countries:32V.Germany
Validus Holdings, Ltd. was incorporated under the laws of Bermuda on October 19, 2005. On July 30, 2007, it completed its initial public offering. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property, marine, and specialty lines markets worldwide. It underwrites from two distinct global operating subsidiaries, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (Validus Re) and Talbot Holdings Ltd. (Talbot). Validus Re, the Company's main reinsurance operating subsidiary, operates as a Bermuda-based provider of short-tail reinsurance products on a global basis. Talbot, the Company's main insurance operating subsidiary, operates through its two underwriting platforms: Talbot Underwriting Ltd, which manages syndicate 1183 at Lloyd's, and Underwriting Risk Services Ltd, which is an underwriting agency writing mainly yachts, marinas and fine art business on behalf of the Talbot syndicate and others. The primary lines in which the Company conducts business are: Property, Marine and Specialty. Validus Re underwrites property catastrophe reinsurance, property per risk reinsurance and property pro rata reinsurance. Property catastrophe includes reinsurance for insurance companies' exposures to an accumulation of property and related losses from separate policies, typically relating to natural disasters or other catastrophic events. Property per risk provides reinsurance for insurance companies' excess retention on individual property and related risks, such as highly-valued buildings. In property pro rata contracts the reinsurer shares the premiums as well as the losses and expenses in an agreed proportion with the cedant. The Company underwrites insurance and reinsurance on marine risks covering damage to or losses of marine vessels or cargo, yachts and marinas, third-party liability for marine accidents and physical loss and liability from mainly offshore energy properties. The Company underwrites other specialty lines with very limited exposure correlation with its property, marine and energy portfolios. The insurance and reinsurance industries are highly competitive. The Company faces intense competition, based upon global capacity, product breadth, reputation and experience with respect to particular lines of business, relationships with (re)insurance intermediaries, quality of service, capital and perceived financial, innovation and price. It competes with major U.S., Bermuda, European and other international insurers and reinsurers and certain underwriting syndicates and insurers. Talbot operates mainly within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183, and Lloyd's operations are subject to regulation in the United States in addition to being regulated in the United Kingdom.

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