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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) GF Value Rank

: 1 (As of Today)
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Aflac has the GF Value Rank of 1.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Aflac GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Aflac's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Aflac's GF Value Rank falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the GF Value Rank's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.

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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Business Description

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1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, USA, 31999
Aflac Inc offers supplemental health insurance and life insurance in the two largest insurance markets in the world, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to its cancer policies, the company has broadened its product offerings to include accidents, disability, and long-term-care insurance. It markets its products through independent distributors, selling most of its policies directly to consumers at their places of work.
Virgil Raynard Miller officer: President, Aflac U.S. 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Bradley Eugene Dyslin officer: Executive Vice President 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Arthur Reginald Collins director 3911 LORCOM LANE, ARLINGTON VA 22207
Nobuchika Mori director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Georgette D. Kiser director 1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20004-2505
Steven Kent Beaver officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac US 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Richard Jr Williams officer: Executive V.P. 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Albert Riggieri officer: SVP, Corporate Actuary 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Katherine Rohrer director 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Masatoshi Koide officer: Deputy President, Aflac Japan 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Max Broden officer: Senior Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Karole Lloyd director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Toshihiko Fukuzawa director 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
James Todd Daniels officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Frederick John Crawford officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer AFLAC INCORPORATED, COLUMBUS GA 31999

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