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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 0.83
VR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VR: 0.83 )
VR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.83

Equity to Asset 0.36
VR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. VR: 0.36 )
VR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.36

0.34
0.72
Interest Coverage 9.31
VR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 87 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: 5
Z-Score: 1.13
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 (%) 37.43
VR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.21 vs. VR: 37.43 )
VR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 89.51
Current: 37.43

-2400.19
89.51
Net-margin (%) 25.95
VR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. VR: 25.95 )
VR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 50.08
Current: 25.95

-2400.19
50.08
ROE (%) 15.74
VR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. VR: 15.74 )
VR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.97   Max: 22.26
Current: 15.74

-4.97
22.26
ROA (%) 5.69
VR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. VR: 5.69 )
VR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 12.79
Current: 5.69

-4.9
12.79
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
VR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 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
89% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 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
85% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 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

Q3 2013

VR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Leon Cooperman 1,579,928 sh (+59.27%)
Chuck Royce 465,615 sh (+49.47%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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

Jim Simons 512,969 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,169 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,800 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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Q1 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 7,311 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 287,595 sh (+94.04%)
Chuck Royce 559,815 sh (+11.89%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,908 sh (-28.2%)
Steven Cohen 10,824 sh (-36.96%)
Jim Simons 183,094 sh (-64.31%)
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Q2 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Donald Smith 816,534 sh (New)
Jim Simons 758,869 sh (+314.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,182 sh (+234.9%)
Richard Pzena 486,308 sh (+69.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,160 sh (+11.61%)
Chuck Royce 551,615 sh (-1.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 New Buy0.58%$36.17 - $38.15 $ 39.697%816534
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$35.27 - $40.29 $ 39.697%7311
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$37.19 - $40.31 $ 39.692%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 59.27%0.33%$34.18 - $36.84 $ 39.6912%1579928
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$34.18 - $36.84 $ 39.6912%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $34.18 - $36.84 $ 39.6912%0
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.1%$33.85 - $39 $ 39.697%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$33.85 - $39 $ 39.697%7152
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$33.85 - $39 $ 39.697%12300
Donald Smith 2012-12-31 New Buy1.3%$33.48 - $37.32 $ 39.6913%1387701
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Add 20.28%0.11%$32 - $34.67 $ 39.6920%1000396
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Add 118.18%0.32%$30.48 - $32.87 $ 39.6926%831696
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Add 3637.25%0.23%$30.1 - $32.48 $ 39.6936%381200
Donald Smith 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 39.6940%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 39.6940%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$24.3 - $31.67 $ 39.6940%10200
Donald Smith 2011-09-30 New Buy0.12%$23.45 - $31.26 $ 39.6951%132575
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 125.81%0.02%$23.45 - $31.26 $ 39.6951%70000
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$29.65 - $34.25 $ 39.6925%31000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 6.80
VR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. VR: 6.80 )
VR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 521.13
Current: 6.8

2.76
521.13
P/B 0.90
VR's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. VR: 0.90 )
VR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.9

0.6
1.08
P/S 1.70
VR's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VR: 1.70 )
VR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.7

1.02
2.24
PFCF 42.60
VR's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. VR: 42.60 )
VR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 42.6
Current: 42.6

2.43
42.6
EV-to-EBIT 5.20
VR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.03 vs. VR: 5.20 )
VR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 66.6
Current: 5.2

1.6
66.6
Shiller P/E 9.40
VR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. VR: 9.40 )
VR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 10.39
Current: 9.4

7.08
10.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.10
VR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. VR: 3.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.1

0.83
4.09
Dividend Payout 0.21
VR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VR: 0.21 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.21

0.04
1.07
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
VR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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) 4.95
VR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. VR: 4.95 )
VR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 6.53
Current: 4.95

1.32
6.53
Share Buyback Rate 4.80
VR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 94 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
90% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. VR: 1.00 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.12
Current: 1

0.64
1.12
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
VR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VR: 0.50 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.5

0.32
0.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
VR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. VR: 1.00 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.25
Current: 1

0.71
1.25
Price/Graham Number 0.40
VR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VR: 0.40 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.4

0.29
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 19.00
VR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. VR: 19.00 )
VR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 62.6
Current: 19

1.5
62.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.89
VR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. VR: 7.89 )
VR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 27.5
Current: 7.89

3.7
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Reinsurance
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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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Investor Donald Smith Buys Validus, Seacor, News Corp, Oplink Aug 12 2014 
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VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD (VR) Deputy Chairman & President George P. Reeth sells 138,136 Shares Sep 30 2010 

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