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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.40
VR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. VR: 0.40 )
VR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.4

Equity to Asset 0.35
VR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. VR: 0.35 )
VR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.35

0.35
0.99
Interest Coverage 8.42
VR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 16.15 vs. VR: 8.42 )
VR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.42

0.8
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.03
WACC vs ROIC
7.35%
17.01%
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

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Operating margin (%) 25.79
VR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.43 vs. VR: 25.79 )
VR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 89.51
Current: 25.79

-2400.19
89.51
Net-margin (%) 23.08
VR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. VR: 23.08 )
VR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2400.19   Max: 50.08
Current: 23.08

-2400.19
50.08
ROE (%) 13.07
VR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. VR: 13.07 )
VR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 30.06
Current: 13.07

0.61
30.06
ROA (%) 4.73
VR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. VR: 4.73 )
VR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 15.83
Current: 4.73

0.29
15.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
VR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VR: 5.20 )
VR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 649.9
Current: 5.2

0.3
649.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 84.40
VR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. VR: 84.40 )
VR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 84.4
Current: 84.4

-24
84.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 189.20
VR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. VR: 189.20 )
VR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.1   Max: 189.2
Current: 189.2

-33.1
189.2
» VR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 7,311 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 287,595 sh (+94.04%)
Chuck Royce 559,815 sh (+11.89%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,908 sh (-28.20%)
Steven Cohen 10,824 sh (-36.96%)
Jim Simons 183,094 sh (-64.31%)
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Q2 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Donald Smith 816,534 sh (New)
Jim Simons 758,869 sh (+314.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,182 sh (+234.90%)
Richard Pzena 486,308 sh (+69.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,160 sh (+11.61%)
Chuck Royce 551,615 sh (-1.46%)
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Q3 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 268,700 sh (New)
Donald Smith 1,684,538 sh (+106.30%)
Richard Pzena 728,176 sh (+49.74%)
Chuck Royce 548,430 sh (-0.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,716 sh (-5.44%)
Jim Simons 500,169 sh (-34.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,293 sh (-50.90%)
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Q4 2014

VR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 25,050 sh (+53.75%)
Richard Pzena 729,413 sh (+0.17%)
Donald Smith 1,684,610 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 6,958 sh (-9.82%)
Chuck Royce 408,530 sh (-25.51%)
Jim Simons 257,969 sh (-48.42%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.30
VR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. VR: 8.30 )
VR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 521.13
Current: 8.3

2.76
521.13
Forward P/E 8.68
VR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. VR: 8.68 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.20
VR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. VR: 8.20 )
VR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 323.1
Current: 8.2

2.76
323.1
P/B 1.00
VR's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VR: 1.00 )
VR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.08
Current: 1

0.6
1.08
P/S 1.89
VR's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VR: 1.89 )
VR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.89

1.02
2.24
POCF 15.79
VR's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. VR: 15.79 )
VR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 42.98
Current: 15.79

2.43
42.98
EV-to-EBIT 7.02
VR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.71 vs. VR: 7.02 )
VR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3   Max: 66.6
Current: 7.02

-3
66.6
PEG 3.57
VR's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VR: 3.57 )
VR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 8.18
Current: 3.57

0.64
8.18
Shiller P/E 9.00
VR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. VR: 9.00 )
VR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 10.21
Current: 9

7.06
10.21
Days Sales Outstanding 196.61
VR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VR: 196.61 )
VR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 104.32   Max: 228.21
Current: 196.61

104.32
228.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.93
VR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. VR: 2.93 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.09
Current: 2.93

0.83
4.09
Dividend Payout 0.24
VR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VR: 0.24 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 7.14
Current: 0.24

0.09
7.14
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
VR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. VR: 6.30 )
VR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.9
Current: 6.3

0
10.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.42
VR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. VR: 4.42 )
VR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 6.24
Current: 4.42

1.27
6.24
Share Buyback Rate 2.10
VR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VR: 2.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8   Max: -21.2
Current: 2.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.10
VR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VR: 1.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1

0.64
1.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
VR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. VR: 1.30 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.3

1.1
1.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
VR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VR: 1.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.15
Current: 1.1

0.77
1.15
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
VR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VR: 0.70 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.7

Price/Graham Number 0.60
VR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VR: 0.60 )
VR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.6

0.39
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.10
VR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. VR: 14.10 )
VR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 62.6
Current: 14.1

1.5
62.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.14
VR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Reinsurance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. VR: 12.14 )
VR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 12.1
Current: 12.14

-15.3
12.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Reinsurance
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Validus Holdings Inc was incorporated under the laws of Bermuda on October 19, 2005. The Company, through its subsidiaries provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property, marine, and specialty lines markets. The Company operates in three reportable segments - Validus Re, AlphaCat and Talbot. In Validus Re, the Company's reinsurance operating subsidiary, operates as a Bermuda-based provider of short-tail reinsurance products on a global basis. In AlphaCat segment. the Company underwrites insurance and reinsurance on marine risks covering damages. In Talbot segment, the Company's insurance operating subsidiary, operates through its two underwriting platforms: Talbot Underwriting Ltd, which manages syndicate 1183 at Lloyd's, and Underwriting Risk Services Ltd, which is an underwriting agency writing yachts, marinas and fine art business on behalf of the Talbot syndicate and others. The primary lines in which the Company conducts business are: Property, Marine and Specialty. Validus Re underwrites property catastrophe reinsurance, property per risk reinsurance and property pro rata reinsurance. Property catastrophe includes reinsurance for insurance companies exposures to an accumulation of property and related losses from separate policies, typically relating to natural disasters or other catastrophic events. Property per risk provides reinsurance for insurance companies excess retention on individual property and related risks, such as highly-valued buildings. In property pro rata contracts the reinsurer shares the premiums as well as the losses and expenses in an agreed proportion with the cedant. The Company underwrites insurance and reinsurance on marine risks covering damage to or losses of marine vessels or cargo, yachts and marinas, third-party liability for marine accidents and physical loss and liability from offshore energy properties. The Company underwrites other specialty lines with very limited exposure correlation with its property, marine and energy investments. The insurance and reinsurance industries are highly competitive. The Company faces intense competition, based upon global capacity, product breadth, reputation and experience with respect to particular lines of business, relationships with (re)insurance intermediaries, quality of service, capital and perceived financial, innovation and price. It competes with major U.S., Bermuda, European and other international insurers and reinsurers and certain underwriting syndicates and insurers. Talbot operates mainly within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183, and Lloyd's operations are subject to regulation in the United States in addition to being regulated in the United Kingdom.
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