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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.42
XL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. XL: 1.42 )
XL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.63   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.42

Equity to Asset 0.24
XL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. XL: 0.24 )
XL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.24

0.13
0.46
Interest Coverage 7.04
XL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. XL: 7.04 )
XL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 96.04
Current: 7.04

0.62
96.04
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.41
WACC vs ROIC
9.80%
11.70%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.50
XL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. XL: 18.50 )
XL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.21   Max: 59.46
Current: 18.5

-12.21
59.46
Net-margin (%) 2.70
XL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. XL: 2.70 )
XL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.73   Max: 58.41
Current: 2.7

-35.73
58.41
ROE (%) 1.69
XL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.59 vs. XL: 1.69 )
XL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: 18.95
Current: 1.69

-31.8
18.95
ROA (%) 0.41
XL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. XL: 0.41 )
XL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.94   Max: 6.67
Current: 0.41

-4.94
6.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
XL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. XL: 10.90 )
XL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.9
Current: 10.9

0
35.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
XL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. XL: 17.20 )
XL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.6
Current: 17.2

0
36.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.00
XL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. XL: 28.00 )
XL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.1   Max: 52.4
Current: 28

-60.1
52.4
» XL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

XL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 2,133 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 15,540 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 777,100 sh (+118.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,611 sh (+42.30%)
Donald Smith 7,626,150 sh (+26.64%)
Steven Cohen 11,497 sh (+26.49%)
RS Investment Management 1,816,241 sh (+17.87%)
Diamond Hill Capital 294,561 sh (+7.00%)
Leon Cooperman 3,108,172 sh (-3.17%)
James Barrow 16,232,932 sh (-12.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 59,800 sh (-16.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,114 sh (-47.07%)
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Q2 2014

XL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 45,500 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 2,584,925 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,886 sh (+35.30%)
Diamond Hill Capital 339,798 sh (+15.36%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 790,600 sh (+1.74%)
James Barrow 16,246,732 sh (+0.09%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Donald Smith 7,619,232 sh (-0.09%)
RS Investment Management 1,700,692 sh (-6.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 54,500 sh (-8.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,520 sh (-14.31%)
Leon Cooperman 2,399,992 sh (-22.78%)
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Q3 2014

XL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 282,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 13,340 sh (New)
Jim Simons 102,200 sh (+124.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,045 sh (+52.12%)
Jeremy Grantham 77,600 sh (+42.39%)
Diamond Hill Capital 405,443 sh (+19.32%)
Richard Pzena 2,781,550 sh (+7.61%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 794,368 sh (+0.48%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Donald Smith 7,617,657 sh (-0.02%)
James Barrow 16,189,032 sh (-0.36%)
RS Investment Management 1,686,329 sh (-0.84%)
Leon Cooperman 2,361,492 sh (-1.60%)
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Q4 2014

XL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 341 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,449,200 sh (+1318.00%)
Richard Pzena 6,166,478 sh (+121.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,217 sh (+37.66%)
RS Investment Management 1,855,884 sh (+10.05%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
James Barrow 16,182,963 sh (-0.04%)
Donald Smith 7,070,062 sh (-7.19%)
Diamond Hill Capital 363,263 sh (-10.40%)
Jeremy Grantham 65,500 sh (-15.59%)
Steven Cohen 153,000 sh (-45.84%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.50
XL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. XL: 31.50 )
XL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 118.28
Current: 31.5

5.05
118.28
Forward P/E 10.98
XL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. XL: 10.98 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
XL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. XL: 21.30 )
XL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 121.1
Current: 21.3

5.05
121.1
P/B 0.80
XL's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. XL: 0.80 )
XL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.8

0.14
1.5
P/S 1.55
XL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. XL: 1.55 )
XL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.55

0.08
1.53
POCF 15.58
XL's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. XL: 15.58 )
XL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 114.39
Current: 15.58

1.66
114.39
EV-to-EBIT 8.64
XL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.85 vs. XL: 8.64 )
XL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -70.9   Max: 193.3
Current: 8.64

-70.9
193.3
Shiller P/E 107.00
XL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. XL: 107.00 )
XL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 249.5
Current: 107

2.18
249.5
Days Sales Outstanding 134.28
XL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 257.26 vs. XL: 134.28 )
XL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 122.87   Max: 361.01
Current: 134.28

122.87
361.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.69
XL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. XL: 1.69 )
XL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 42.54
Current: 1.69

1.45
42.54
Dividend Payout 0.92
XL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. XL: 0.92 )
XL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 90
Current: 0.92

0.12
90
Dividend growth (3y) 11.90
XL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. XL: 11.90 )
XL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 22.8
Current: 11.9

-35.9
22.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.08
XL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. XL: 1.08 )
XL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 26.99
Current: 1.08

0.92
26.99
Share Buyback Rate 4.70
XL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. XL: 4.70 )
XL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -23.9
Current: 4.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
XL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. XL: 0.90 )
XL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.35
Current: 0.9

0.23
3.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
XL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. XL: 1.10 )
XL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.1

0.25
1.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
XL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. XL: 1.40 )
XL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 19.52
Current: 1.4

0.1
19.52
Price/Graham Number 0.80
XL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. XL: 0.80 )
XL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 11.12
Current: 0.8

0.53
11.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
XL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. XL: 11.50 )
XL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1158.4
Current: 11.5

0.5
1158.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:XLG.Germany,
XL Group PLC was incorporated on March 16, 1998. The Company through its subsidiaries, is an insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises. It operates in three business segments: Insurance, Reinsurance and Life operations. Its insurance operations are organized into four business groups: International Property and Casualty, North America Property and Casualty, Global Professional Lines and Global Specialty Lines. IPC includes the following lines of business: property, primary and excess casualty and environmental liability. Its property business, which also includes construction projects, is short-tail by nature and written on both a primary and excess of loss basis. Property business includes exposures to man-made and natural disasters. NAPC includes property, primary and excess casualty, environmental liability, excess and surplus lines, construction, surety and program business. Global Professional Lines includes directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices liability and technology and cyber liability coverages. Global Specialty Lines includes the following lines of business: aviation and satellite, marine and offshore energy, fine art and specie, equine, product recall, political violence, political risk and trade credit and North America inland marine. The Company's competitors includes: AIG, ACE, Chubb, FMG, Zurich, Travelers, CNA Financial Corporation from North America, Allianz, AIG, FMG, Zurich, AXA Insurance Ltd. from Europe, and ACE, Allied World Assurance Company, Axis Capital Group from Bermuda. The Company's reinsurance operations are structured geographically into business groups: Bermuda, North America and International. This segment provides casualty, property risk, property catastrophe, marine, aviation, treaty and other specialty reinsurance on a global basis with business being written on both a proportional and non-proportional basis and also on a facultative basis. The Company have both insurance and reinsurance operations in the Latin American region, with local companies writing business in Brazil and Mexico and representative offices in Argentina and Colombia. Other than the Colombia representative office and a services branch in Mexico, all the legal entities in the region are subsidiaries. In regions other than Brazil and Mexico, it acts as a foreign reinsurer.
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