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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty  
Traded in other countries:HCZ.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA

HCC Insurance Holdings Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1991. The Company provides specialized property and casualty, surety, and group life, accident and health insurance coverages and related agency and reinsurance brokerage services to commercial customers and individuals. It concentrates its activities in selected, narrowly defined, specialty lines of business. The Company has five underwriting segments: U.S. Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident & Health, U.S. Surety & Credit and International. U.S. Property & Casualty segment includes specialty lines of insurance such as aviation, small account errors and omissions liability (E&O), public risk, contingency, disability, title and mortgage reinsurance, residual value, employment practices liability (EPLI), technical property, primary and excess casualty, and brown water marine written in the U.S. The majority of the business is primary coverage, and claims are reported and settled on a short to medium-term basis. Professional Liability segment primarily consists of its directors' and officers' (D&O) liability business. In addition, it write related professional liability and crime business coverages, including large account E&O liability, fiduciary liability, fidelity and bankers blanket bonds, and EPLI for some D&O policyholders. Accident & Health segment includes medical stop-loss, short-term domestic and international medical products, written in the United States. The majority of the business covers groups of employees, and claims are reported and settled quickly. U.S. Surety & Credit segment conducts business through separate specialty surety underwriting operations and credit underwriting operations. International segment includes energy, property treaty, liability, surety, credit, property (direct and facultative), ocean marine, accident and health and other smaller product lines written from operations in the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. The Company operates mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. Some of its operations have a broader international scope. The Company markets its products both directly to customers and through a network of independent and affiliated brokers, producers, agents and third party administrators. Its insurance companies are risk-bearing and focus their underwriting activities on providing insurance and/or reinsurance in the following lines of business: Diversified financial products; Group life, accident and health; Aviation; London market account and other specialty lines. The Company's underwriting agencies underwrite on behalf of its insurance companies and in certain situations for other unaffiliated insurance companies. The agencies specialize in the following types of business: contingency; directors' and officers' liability; individual disability; kidnap and ransom; employment practices liability; errors and omissions liability; public entity; various financial products

Guru Investment Theses on HCC Insurance Holdings Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCC)(3.2%) (HCC – $77.47 – NYSE) based in Houston Texas, is an international specialty insurer. On June 10, 2015, Tokio Marine Holdings announced that it would acquire HCC in a transaction worth $7.5 billion, or $78 cash per HCC share. Expected to close in the fourth quarter, the transaction has received shareholder approval and is now waiting for the results of the regulatory review.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 ABC Fund commentary.

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Keeley Mid-Cap Value Fund Comments on HCC Insurance Holdings - Sep 17, 2015

Financial stocks led the way for the Fund during the quarter, and HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HCC) was the top performer after rising over 35 percent and adding 59 basis point of return to the Fund. Shares of the specialty insurance company rose sharply in June after Tokio Marine Holdings announced that it had agree to buy HCC for $7.5 billion, with the deal expected to be completed between October and December. We sold the shares soon after the announcement.

From the Keeley Mid-Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary.

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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield % 7.29
HCC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
95% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. HCC: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
HCC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 7.75
Current: 7.29
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.25
HCC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HCC: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
HCC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.25
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.51
HCC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. HCC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 7.29
HCC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
71% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. HCC: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
HCC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 7.75
Current: 7.29

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,743.35
EPS (TTM) $ 4.60
Short Percentage of Float1.53%
52-Week Range $15.17 - 77.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)95.60

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 3.95 4.20
EPS without NRI ($) 3.95 4.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($)
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