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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.84
MKL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MKL: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MKL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.84
0.02
1.17
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
MKL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. MKL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MKL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.31
0.08
0.35
Debt-to-Equity 0.28
MKL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
60% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKL: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
MKL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.28
0.22
0.86
Debt-to-EBITDA 7.64
MKL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MKL: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
MKL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.63  Med: 2.83 Max: 7.64
Current: 7.64
-8.63
7.64
Interest Coverage 0.96
MKL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 32.00 vs. MKL: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 4.01 Max: 11.17
Current: 0.96
0.96
11.17
Beneish M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
7.65%
1.31%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 2.13
MKL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. MKL: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MKL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.65  Med: 10.86 Max: 25.3
Current: 2.13
-5.65
25.3
Net Margin % 1.60
MKL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. MKL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MKL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97  Med: 8.32 Max: 16.34
Current: 1.6
-2.97
16.34
ROE % 0.75
MKL's ROE % is ranked lower than
72% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. MKL: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MKL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.44  Med: 6.14 Max: 16.43
Current: 0.75
-2.44
16.43
ROA % 0.35
MKL's ROA % is ranked lower than
60% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MKL: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MKL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 1.92 Max: 4.01
Current: 0.35
-0.6
4.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.80
MKL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. MKL: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9  Med: 11.1 Max: 43.7
Current: 4.8
-5.9
43.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.60
MKL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MKL: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14 Max: 78.7
Current: 8.6
0
78.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.60
MKL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. MKL: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MKL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: 11.6 Max: 47.4
Current: 11.6
-19.5
47.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

MKL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 132,300 sh (+11.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Akre 513,939 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 21,968 sh (-1.24%)
Tom Russo 11,762 sh (-1.88%)
Chris Davis 271,805 sh (-2.85%)
Chuck Royce 19,900 sh (-44.41%)
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Q1 2017

MKL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 155,281 sh (+17.37%)
Chris Davis 281,185 sh (+3.45%)
Chuck Akre 513,914 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 21,794 sh (-0.79%)
Tom Russo 11,262 sh (-4.25%)
Chuck Royce 13,400 sh (-32.66%)
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Q2 2017

MKL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 167,577 sh (+7.92%)
Chuck Akre 516,113 sh (+0.43%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Tom Russo 11,112 sh (-1.33%)
Chris Davis 276,033 sh (-1.83%)
Murray Stahl 21,223 sh (-2.62%)
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Q3 2017

MKL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Akre 513,348 sh (-0.54%)
Jim Simons 166,631 sh (-0.56%)
Murray Stahl 20,966 sh (-1.21%)
Tom Russo 10,908 sh (-1.84%)
Chris Davis 264,054 sh (-4.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MKL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.54%0.04%$969 - $1086.44 $ 1069.003%513,348
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.34%0.05%$969 - $1086.44 $ 1069.003%264,054
Chuck Akre 2017-06-30 Add 0.43%0.03%$943.33 - $992.04 $ 1069.0010%516,113
Chris Davis 2017-06-30 Reduce -1.83%0.02%$943.33 - $992.04 $ 1069.0010%276,033
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Add 3.45%0.04%$891.25 - $986.73 $ 1069.0013%281,185
Chuck Akre 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.19%0.02%$825.07 - $930.97 $ 1069.0020%513,939
Chris Davis 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.85%0.03%$825.07 - $930.97 $ 1069.0020%271,805
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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:MKV.Germany, MKL.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Markel Corp is engaged in the business of property and casualty insurance. It focuses primarily on specialty lines, such as executive liability to commercial equine insurance. It also invests in bakery equipment manufacturing and residential homebuilding.

Markel's primary business is property and casualty insurance, and the company focuses primarily on specialty lines, ranging from areas such as executive liability to commercial equine insurance. The acquisition of Alterra in 2013 added substantial reinsurance operations, which now account for a little over 20% of premiums. The company uses capital generated by its insurance operations to buy noninsurance operations in diverse areas, such as bakery equipment manufacturing and residential homebuilding.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 237.56
MKL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. MKL: 237.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MKL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.38  Med: 21.95 Max: 243.13
Current: 237.56
10.38
243.13
Forward PE Ratio 37.04
MKL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. MKL: 37.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 237.56
MKL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
89% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. MKL: 237.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MKL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.38  Med: 21.95 Max: 243.13
Current: 237.56
10.38
243.13
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 154.89
MKL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. MKL: 154.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MKL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.35  Med: 25.72 Max: 158.54
Current: 154.89
17.35
158.54
PB Ratio 1.67
MKL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MKL: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MKL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.17
Current: 1.67
1.01
2.17
PS Ratio 2.56
MKL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MKL: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MKL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.74 Max: 2.63
Current: 2.56
1.14
2.63
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.14
MKL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
84% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.97 vs. MKL: 20.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MKL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 13.86 Max: 37.1
Current: 20.14
5.32
37.1
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.55
MKL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. MKL: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MKL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 12.59 Max: 31.22
Current: 18.55
5.32
31.22
EV-to-EBIT 52.34
MKL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. MKL: 52.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.1  Med: 12.2 Max: 54.1
Current: 52.34
-23.1
54.1
EV-to-EBITDA 40.98
MKL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
81% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. MKL: 40.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: 11.6 Max: 48.4
Current: 40.98
-24.3
48.4
EV-to-Revenue 2.26
MKL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
80% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MKL: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MKL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.6 Max: 2.4
Current: 2.26
0.8
2.4
PEG Ratio 17.87
MKL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. MKL: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MKL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.12 Max: 67.35
Current: 17.87
0.3
67.35
Shiller PE Ratio 48.07
MKL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. MKL: 48.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MKL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.81  Med: 25.94 Max: 49.17
Current: 48.07
17.81
49.17

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.10
MKL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
59% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. MKL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MKL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 6.1
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
MKL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MKL: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MKL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: -0.5 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.1
-21.2
0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.29
MKL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MKL: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MKL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.3 Max: 4.47
Current: 2.29
1.31
4.47
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.18
MKL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. MKL: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MKL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.21
Current: 1.18
0.4
1.21
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.48
MKL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MKL: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MKL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.48
0.3
1.51
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.91
MKL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MKL: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MKL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.25 Max: 15.81
Current: 4.91
0.71
15.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.94
MKL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. MKL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MKL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: 7.6 Max: 14.6
Current: 1.94
-11
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.82
MKL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. MKL: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MKL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.9 Max: 48
Current: 7.82
1.3
48

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,828.02
EPS (TTM) $ 4.50
Beta0.97
Short Percentage of Float1.47%
52-Week Range $867.02 - 1105.23
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 5,958 6,363 6,387
EPS ($) 7.98 30.54 28.14
EPS without NRI ($) 7.98 30.54 28.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
16.70%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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