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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
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••3. Consistency of the profitability
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

NATL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 167,600 sh (+47.15%)
Mario Gabelli 136,100 sh (-1.27%)
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Q2 2016

NATL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 189,700 sh (+13.19%)
Mario Gabelli 140,200 sh (+3.01%)
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Q3 2016

NATL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 272,300 sh (+43.54%)
Mario Gabelli 149,294 sh (+6.49%)
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Q4 2016

NATL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty  
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Headquarter Location:USA
National Interstate Corp operates as an insurance holding company group that underwrites and sells traditional and alternative property and casualty insurance products to the passenger transportation, trucking and moving and storage industries.

National Interstate Corp was founded in 1989. The Company, together with its subsidiaries operates as an insurance holding company group that underwrites and sells traditional and alternative property and casualty insurance products to the passenger transportation, trucking and moving and storage industries, general commercial insurance to small businesses in Hawaii and Alaska and personal insurance to owners of recreational vehicles throughout the United States. It is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and a focus on the transportation industry. It offers over 40 product lines in the specialty property and casualty insurance market, which it groups into four general business components, alternative risk transfer, transportation, specialty personal lines and Hawaii and Alaska based on the class of business, insureds' risk participation or geographic location. Alternative risk transfer underwrites, markets and distributes truck transportation, passenger transportation and moving and storage ART insurance products, also known as captives. Transportation underwrites commercial auto liability, general liability, physical damage, workers' compensation and motor truck cargo and related coverages for truck and passenger operators. Specialty personal lines offer coverage for campsite liability, vehicle replacement coverage and coverage for trailers, golf carts and campsite storage facilities. The Company offers its products through multiple distribution channels including independent agents and brokers, program administrators, affiliated agencies and agent internet initiatives. The Company competes with Lancer Insurance Company, RLI Corporation, Great West Casualty Company, Northland Insurance Company, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Corporation and National General Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, First Insurance, Dongbu Insurance Company, DTRIC Insurance Company, Zurich Insurance Company, American International Group, Inc., Travelers Company, Inc.

Guru Investment Theses on National Interstate Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on National Interstate Corp - Jan 31, 2017

National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL), based in Richfield, Ohio, operates as a property and casualty insurance company for the transportation industry. After a failed attempt in 2014, American Financial Group, NATL’s majority owner, entered into an agreement to acquire NATL for $32 cash per share plus a $0.50 special dividend. The deal came after months of negotiations. Subject to customary regulatory and shareholder approvals, the merger closed on November 10, 2016. The Fund earned a 13.22% annualized return.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on National Interstate Corp Guru stock highlight
National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL), based in Richfield, Ohio, operates as a property and casualty insurance company for the transportation industry. After a failed attempt in 2014, American Financial Group, NATL’s majority owner, entered into an agreement to acquire NATL for $32 cash per share plus a $0.50 special dividend. The deal came after months of negotiations. Subject to customary regulatory and shareholder approvals, the merger closed on November 10, 2016. The Fund earned a 13.22% annualized return. Read more...

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Dividend Yield % 1.69
NATL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. NATL: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NATL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.69
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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.40
NATL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NATL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NATL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
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Forward Dividend Yield % 1.72
NATL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. NATL: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.69
NATL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. NATL: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NATL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.69

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $650.57
EPS (TTM) $ 1.38
Short Percentage of Float1.22%
52-Week Range $21.15 - 34.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)19.93

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Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
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