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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.40
Y's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. Y: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
Y' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 4999.93 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.4
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
Y's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. Y: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Y' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.33
0.25
0.72
Interest Coverage 7.94
Y's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 29.34 vs. Y: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Y' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 10.73 Max: 624.61
Current: 7.94
7.94
624.61
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Beneish M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
8.54%
5.66%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 10.57
Y's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. Y: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
Y' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 17.51 Max: 35.18
Current: 10.57
6.17
35.18
Net Margin % 7.45
Y's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.52 vs. Y: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
Y' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 14.68 Max: 24.34
Current: 7.45
7.45
24.34
ROE % 5.81
Y's ROE % is ranked lower than
67% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. Y: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
Y' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 8.43 Max: 15.05
Current: 5.81
4.82
15.05
ROA % 1.94
Y's ROA % is ranked lower than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. Y: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
Y' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 2.81 Max: 4.8
Current: 1.94
1.94
4.8
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 10.30
Y's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. Y: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
Y' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 4.7 Max: 141.1
Current: 10.3
-56.9
141.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -6.60
Y's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. Y: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
Y' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.8  Med: 2.6 Max: 60.2
Current: -6.6
-28.8
60.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -7.50
Y's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. Y: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
Y' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.7  Med: 3.5 Max: 135.1
Current: -7.5
-48.7
135.1
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6331
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Traded in other countries:AGA.Germany,
Alleghany Corp is engaged in the property and casualty reinsurance and insurance business. The Company is also engaged in private capital investments.

Alleghany Corp was incorporated in 1984 under the laws of the State of Delaware. In December 1986, the Company succeeded to the business of its parent company, Alleghany Corporation, a Maryland corporation incorporated in 1929, upon its liquidation. The Company is engaged, through Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC or 'AIHL' and its subsidiaries in the property and casualty and surety insurance business. The Company is also engaged in private capital investments in oil exploration and production, remanufacturer/retrofitter of precision machine tools and supplier of replacement parts, manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies. The Company operates its business into two reportable segments, reinsurance and insurance. The reinsurance segment consists of property and casualty reinsurance operations conducted by TransRe's reinsurance operating subsidiaries. It has two product lines, property and casualty & other. The business within property include fire, allied lines, auto physical damage and homeowners multiple peril lines (which include property catastrophe risks). Casualty & other include liability, medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, auto liability (including non-standard risks), accident and health, surety, and credit. The insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance operations conducted by AIHL through its insurance operating subsidiaries RSUI, Capitol and PCC, headquartered in Agoura Hills, California. The reinsurance and insurance segments compete with a large number of U.S. and non-U.S. reinsurers and insurers in their selected lines of business, including regional companies, mutual companies, specialty insurance companies, underwriting agencies, government-owned or subsidized facilities. The reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries are subject to extensive supervision and regulation in the jurisdictions in which it operates and is required to comply with laws and regulations applicable to insurance and reinsurance companies.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 22.22
Y's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. Y: 22.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
Y' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 13.11 Max: 46.72
Current: 22.22
4.74
46.72
PE Ratio without NRI 22.22
Y's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
65% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. Y: 22.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
Y' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 13.15 Max: 250.26
Current: 22.22
4.74
250.26
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.10
Y's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
92% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. Y: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Y' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 11.68 Max: 74.5
Current: 17.1
3.35
74.5
PB Ratio 1.27
Y's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. Y: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
Y' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.27
0.69
1.51
PS Ratio 1.65
Y's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. Y: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
Y' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.01 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.65
0.99
3.16
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.19
Y's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
87% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. Y: 13.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Y' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.38  Med: 12 Max: 66.89
Current: 13.19
4.38
66.89
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.79
Y's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
90% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. Y: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Y' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.28  Med: 11.41 Max: 58.44
Current: 12.79
4.28
58.44
EV-to-EBIT 13.97
Y's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. Y: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
Y' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -160.2  Med: 8.4 Max: 72.5
Current: 13.97
-160.2
72.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.45
Y's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. Y: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
Y' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 7.7 Max: 203.2
Current: 11.45
4.3
203.2
PEG Ratio 2.36
Y's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. Y: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
Y' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.7 Max: 70.08
Current: 2.36
0.14
70.08
Shiller PE Ratio 19.85
Y's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.96 vs. Y: 19.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Y' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.47  Med: 14.97 Max: 24.4
Current: 19.85
10.47
24.4

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.70
Y's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. Y: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
Y' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.4  Med: 0 Max: 2.7
Current: 2.7
-23.4
2.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.39
Y's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. Y: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Y' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.39
0.88
1.45
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.80
Y's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. Y: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Y' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.8
0.28
0.86
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.82
Y's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. Y: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Y' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.79
Current: 0.82
0.5
2.79
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.17
Y's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. Y: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Y' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.79
Current: 1.17
0.55
2.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.18
Y's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. Y: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
Y' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 11.9 Max: 20.9
Current: 7.18
1.4
20.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.29
Y's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
61% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. Y: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
Y' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 19.6 Max: 70.8
Current: 4.29
-1.8
70.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,131
EPS (TTM) $ 29.55
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float0.42%
52-Week Range $453.77 - 645.56
Shares Outstanding (Mil)15.42
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