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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.21
KFS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. KFS: 2.21 )
KFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.18   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.21

Equity to Asset 0.14
KFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. KFS: 0.14 )
KFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.14

0.09
0.42
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.74
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -2.76
KFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. KFS: -2.76 )
KFS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.01   Max: 9.37
Current: -2.76

-42.01
9.37
Net-margin (%) -12.78
KFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. KFS: -12.78 )
KFS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -73.85   Max: 11.31
Current: -12.78

-73.85
11.31
ROE (%) -60.49
KFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. KFS: -60.49 )
KFS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -82.72   Max: 18.07
Current: -60.49

-82.72
18.07
ROA (%) -7.87
KFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. KFS: -7.87 )
KFS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 6.64
Current: -7.87

-13.8
6.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -337.05
KFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 311.36 vs. KFS: -337.05 )
KFS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1677.8   Max: 269.93
Current: -337.05

-1677.8
269.93
Revenue Growth (%) -11.00
KFS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. KFS: -11.00 )
KFS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.1
Current: -11

0
38.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.60
KFS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. KFS: -10.60 )
KFS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.3
Current: -10.6

0
32.3
EPS Growth (%) -38.00
KFS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. KFS: -38.00 )
KFS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 85
Current: -38

0
85
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Ratios

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P/B 2.90
KFS's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. KFS: 2.90 )
KFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.9

0.21
3.81
P/S 0.50
KFS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. KFS: 0.50 )
KFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 6.2
Current: 0.5

0.12
6.2
EV-to-EBIT -13.83
KFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. KFS: -13.83 )
KFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 32.1
Current: -13.83

-35.9
32.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.27
KFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KFS: 1.27 )
KFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 15.25
Current: 1.27

0.33
15.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -7.20
KFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. KFS: -7.20 )
KFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 3121.8
Current: -7.2

3.1
3121.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 329.54
KFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. KFS: 329.54 )
KFS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1208.7   Max: 55.8
Current: 329.54

-1208.7
55.8

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:KFS.Canada, KFSN.Germany
Kingsway Financial Services Inc was incorporated on September 19, 1989. The Company is a holding company and is primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the property and casualty insurance business. The Company conducts its business through the following two reportable segments: Insurance Underwriting and Insurance Services. Insurance Underwriting and Insurance Services conduct their business and distribute their products in the United States. The Insurance Underwriting principally offers personal automobile insurance to drivers who do not meet the criteria for coverage by standard automobile insurers. Insurance Underwriting primarily markets automobile insurance products which provide coverage in three areas: liability, accident benefits and physical damage. Insurance Services includes the following subsidiaries of the Company: Assigned Risk Solutions Ltd. (ARS), IWS Acquisition Corporation (IWS) and Trinity. IWS is a licensed motor vehicle service agreement company and is a provider of after-market vehicle protection services distributed by credit unions in 26 states to their members. Trinity is a provider of warranty products and maintenance support to consumers and businesses in the HVAC and refrigeration industry. Trinity distributes its warranty products through original equipment manufacturers, HVAC distributors and commercial and residential contractors.
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