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Alleghany Corp (NYSE:Y)
Revenue
\$6,028 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Alleghany Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$1,615 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$6,028 Mil. Alleghany Corp's revenue per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$104.51. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$387.79.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Alleghany Corp was 26.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 0.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 27.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 12.20% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get other companies' revenue growth rate using revenue per share data.

During the past 13 years, Alleghany Corp's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 140.80% per year. The lowest was -56.80% per year. And the median was 4.60% per year.

Definition

Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.

Alleghany Corp Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 1352.38 (Dec. 2015 ) + 1478.95 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1582.031 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1614.616 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$6,028 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.

Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:

 Slow Grower: Inflation < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 10%:
 Stalwart: 10% < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 20%:
 Fast Grower: 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate > 20%:

His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.

Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.

Be Aware

Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Alleghany Corp Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Revenue 1,209 1,229 989 1,184 985 982 4,753 4,972 5,232 4,999

Alleghany Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Revenue 1,291 1,352 1,302 1,158 1,300 1,189 1,352 1,479 1,582 1,615
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