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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.25
WRB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. WRB: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WRB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.68 Max: N/A
Current: 0.25
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
WRB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. WRB: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WRB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.22
0.12
0.28
Interest Coverage 6.23
WRB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 30.17 vs. WRB: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WRB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 5.6 Max: 12.27
Current: 6.23
3.86
12.27
Beneish M-Score: -3.29
WACC vs ROIC
6.49%
9.16%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 11.74
WRB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
65% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. WRB: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WRB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 11.31 Max: 19.55
Current: 11.74
6.93
19.55
Net Margin % 7.85
WRB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. WRB: 7.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WRB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 7.83 Max: 13.71
Current: 7.85
5.97
13.71
ROE % 12.21
WRB's ROE % is ranked higher than
71% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. WRB: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WRB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.47  Med: 11.9 Max: 22.12
Current: 12.21
8.47
22.12
ROA % 2.62
WRB's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WRB: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WRB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 2.51 Max: 4.72
Current: 2.62
1.71
4.72
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.40
WRB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WRB: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WRB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 11.1 Max: 24.3
Current: 9.4
-0.1
24.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.00
WRB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. WRB: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WRB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 10 Max: 51.1
Current: 10
-16.6
51.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.60
WRB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. WRB: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WRB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.8  Med: 7.2 Max: 84.2
Current: 9.6
-22.8
84.2
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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:WR1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
WR Berkley Corp is an insurance holding company with operations in United States. It operates in property casualty insurance business and has three segments; Insurance, and Reinsurance.

W.R. Berkley is an insurance holding company with a host of subsidiaries that primarily write commercial casualty insurance. The firm specializes in niche products that include various excess and surplus lines, workers' compensation insurance, self-insurance consulting, reinsurance, and regional commercial lines for small and midsize businesses.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.60
WRB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. WRB: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WRB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 11.46 Max: 60.63
Current: 14.6
6.51
60.63
Forward PE Ratio 21.60
WRB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.53 vs. WRB: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.60
WRB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.54 vs. WRB: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WRB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 11.46 Max: 60.63
Current: 14.6
6.51
60.63
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 7.87
WRB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
75% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. WRB: 7.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WRB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.11  Med: 6.73 Max: 117.53
Current: 7.87
3.11
117.53
PB Ratio 1.70
WRB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. WRB: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WRB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.7
0.98
2.42
PS Ratio 1.17
WRB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WRB: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WRB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.17
0.64
1.39
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.03
WRB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. WRB: 12.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WRB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.39  Med: 8.45 Max: 14.97
Current: 12.03
2.39
14.97
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.30
WRB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
54% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.74 vs. WRB: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WRB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 7.85 Max: 13.52
Current: 11.3
2.27
13.52
EV-to-EBIT 9.73
WRB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. WRB: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WRB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.4 Max: 49.6
Current: 9.73
4.6
49.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.08
WRB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. WRB: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WRB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 7.5 Max: 27.9
Current: 9.08
4.3
27.9
PEG Ratio 1.41
WRB's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. WRB: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WRB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.74 Max: 5.29
Current: 1.41
0.2
5.29
Shiller PE Ratio 19.15
WRB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.14 vs. WRB: 19.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WRB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.67  Med: 14.26 Max: 33.42
Current: 19.15
10.67
33.42

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.77
WRB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. WRB: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WRB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.23
Current: 0.77
0.41
1.23
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.11
WRB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WRB: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WRB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.11
0.05
0.14
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.40
WRB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. WRB: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WRB' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 10.8 Max: 26
Current: 9.4
0.6
26
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.81
WRB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. WRB: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.25
WRB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. WRB: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WRB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.25
0.67
2.02
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.90
WRB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WRB: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WRB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.1  Med: 2.1 Max: 7.9
Current: 2.9
-13.1
7.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.71
WRB's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. WRB: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WRB' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.81
Current: 1.71
0.9
2.81
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.63
WRB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. WRB: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WRB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.63
0.18
1.02
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.18
WRB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WRB: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WRB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.18
0.29
1.56
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.76
WRB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WRB: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WRB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.82 Max: 227
Current: 1.76
0.3
227
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.05
WRB's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WRB: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WRB' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.2
Current: 1.05
0.55
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.26
WRB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. WRB: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WRB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 11.85 Max: 21.7
Current: 10.26
2
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.88
WRB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. WRB: 15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WRB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 21.5 Max: 63.8
Current: 15.88
6.8
63.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,717.70
EPS (TTM) $ 4.71
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float4.42%
52-Week Range $54.70 - 73.17
Shares Outstanding (Mil)121.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 7,415 7,691 8,059
EPS ($) 3.22 3.51 3.40
EPS without NRI ($) 3.22 3.51 3.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.60%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.53 0.97 0.63
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