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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.16
NYSE:AGO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. NYSE:AGO: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:AGO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.16
0.02
0.68
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
NYSE:AGO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NYSE:AGO: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:AGO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.46
0.17
0.63
Debt-to-Equity 0.19
NYSE:AGO's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
51% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. NYSE:AGO: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:AGO' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.19
0.05
0.38
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.94
NYSE:AGO's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NYSE:AGO: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:AGO' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.93
Current: 0.94
-0.8
5.93
Interest Coverage 12.73
NYSE:AGO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:AGO: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:AGO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 9.97 Max: 16.64
Current: 12.73
1.43
16.64
WACC vs ROIC
8.74%
16.15%
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 68.04
NYSE:AGO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. NYSE:AGO: 68.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:AGO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 58.83 Max: 153.52
Current: 68.04
12.75
153.52
Net Margin % 61.25
NYSE:AGO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. NYSE:AGO: 61.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:AGO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.37  Med: 45.34 Max: 100.55
Current: 61.25
9.37
100.55
ROE % 17.46
NYSE:AGO's ROE % is ranked higher than
87% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. NYSE:AGO: 17.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:AGO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.28  Med: 13.63 Max: 20.01
Current: 17.46
-18.28
20.01
ROA % 7.93
NYSE:AGO's ROA % is ranked higher than
89% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. NYSE:AGO: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:AGO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.06  Med: 3.33 Max: 7.93
Current: 7.93
-9.06
7.93
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.40
NYSE:AGO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NYSE:AGO: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AGO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 10.3 Max: 43.6
Current: 13.4
-14.1
43.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.50
NYSE:AGO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NYSE:AGO: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AGO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23  Med: 20.1 Max: 106.1
Current: 8.5
-23
106.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 15.10
NYSE:AGO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NYSE:AGO: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:AGO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.7  Med: 17 Max: 131.6
Current: 15.1
-32.7
131.6
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Assured Guaranty Ltd NYSE:AGO.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

AGO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 58,695 sh (+102.11%)
Jim Simons 237,300 sh (+28.48%)
Arnold Schneider 532,953 sh (-5.22%)
Chuck Royce 486,104 sh (-28.67%)
Diamond Hill Capital 217,051 sh (-37.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 758,474 sh (-41.17%)
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Q1 2017

AGO Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Lee Ainslie 32,870 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 11,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 341,500 sh (New)
Kahn Brothers 385,130 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 534,953 sh (+0.38%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 442,604 sh (-8.95%)
Diamond Hill Capital 110,059 sh (-49.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,468 sh (-49.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 304,076 sh (-59.91%)
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Q2 2017

AGO Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Kahn Brothers 776,705 sh (+101.67%)
Caxton Associates 13,200 sh (+14.78%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 530,253 sh (-0.88%)
Diamond Hill Capital 102,904 sh (-6.50%)
Chuck Royce 303,700 sh (-31.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 177,876 sh (-41.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,663 sh (-53.63%)
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Q3 2017

AGO Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Diamond Hill Capital 73,976 sh (-28.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:AGO

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Kahn Brothers 2017-06-30 Add 101.67%2.49%$36.83 - $42.15 $ 37.23-5%776,705
Arnold Schneider 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.88%0.03%$36.83 - $42.15 $ 37.23-5%530,253
Arnold Schneider 2017-03-31 Add 0.38%0.01%$36.38 - $42.38 $ 37.23-6%534,953
Kahn Brothers 2017-03-31 New Buy2.46%$36.38 - $42.38 $ 37.23-6%385,130
Arnold Schneider 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.22%0.13%$27.61 - $38.86 $ 37.2311%532,953
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6351
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Traded in other countries:DHU.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Bermuda
Assured Guaranty Ltd is in the financial services industry. The company provides insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments.

Assured Guaranty offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. In exchange for the insurance premiums the company collects, it is required to pay debtholders the amount of the shortfall in the event of default on a product it has insured. The company markets its insurance to issuers, underwriters, and investors in public finance and structured finance securities. Assured's products guarantee a number of different types of public finance obligations, issued principally in the United States and the United Kingdom, but also in other regions such as Australia and Western Europe.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 4.23
AGO's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. AGO: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AGO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 4.82 Max: 48.06
Current: 4.23
1.07
48.06
Forward PE Ratio 12.56
AGO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.59 vs. AGO: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 4.23
AGO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
98% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. AGO: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AGO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 4.82 Max: 48.06
Current: 4.23
1.07
48.06
PB Ratio 0.66
AGO's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AGO: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AGO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.66
0.16
1.37
PS Ratio 2.59
AGO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. AGO: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AGO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.6 Max: 35.67
Current: 2.59
0.35
35.67
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 42.48
AGO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
84% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. AGO: 42.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AGO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 7.73 Max: 97.82
Current: 42.48
0.75
97.82
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 42.48
AGO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. AGO: 42.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AGO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 7.73 Max: 97.82
Current: 42.48
0.75
97.82
EV-to-EBIT 3.55
AGO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. AGO: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.3 Max: 605.8
Current: 3.55
-211.1
605.8
EV-to-EBITDA 3.55
AGO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. AGO: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AGO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -211.1  Med: 3.3 Max: 605.8
Current: 3.55
-211.1
605.8
EV-to-Revenue 2.61
AGO's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
81% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AGO: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
AGO' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.6 Max: 20.5
Current: 2.61
0.2
20.5
PEG Ratio 0.15
AGO's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. AGO: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AGO' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.15
0
10.2
Shiller PE Ratio 11.91
AGO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. AGO: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AGO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 12.81 Max: 16.96
Current: 11.91
6.93
16.96

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.50
AGO's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. AGO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AGO' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.93
Current: 1.5
0.48
4.93
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.06
AGO's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGO: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AGO' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.06
0.04
0.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.10
AGO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AGO: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AGO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.9 Max: 38.7
Current: 9.1
0
38.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.51
AGO's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AGO: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.65
AGO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
75% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. AGO: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AGO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 3.62 Max: 12.06
Current: 3.65
1.17
12.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 11.10
AGO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. AGO: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AGO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: -0.15 Max: 11.1
Current: 11.1
-39.7
11.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.66
AGO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AGO: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AGO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.66
0.32
1.35
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.70
AGO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AGO: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AGO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.7
0.15
0.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.99
AGO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AGO: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AGO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.11 Max: 10.85
Current: 0.99
0.25
10.85
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.35
AGO's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AGO: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AGO' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.35
0.17
1.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 28.27
AGO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. AGO: 28.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AGO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25  Med: 23.9 Max: 1091.2
Current: 28.27
-25
1091.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,871.00
EPS (TTM) $ 8.83
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float3.43%
52-Week Range $29.21 - 45.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)119.06

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,315 1,033 1,005
EPS ($) 3.27 3.01 3.40
EPS without NRI ($) 3.27 3.01 3.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.52 0.57 0.63

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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