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Validus Holdings Inc
VR : NYSE : Financial
$38.53 -0.21 | -0.54%
Today's Range: 38.45 - 38.69
Avg. Daily Volume: 498,700
08/22/14 - 2:21 PM ET

Financial Analysis


VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.52% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)578.21553.88
EBITDA ($mil)249.34233.94
EBIT ($mil)248.3232.9
Net Income ($mil)162.39223.24


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2478.952462.24
Total Assets ($mil)10256.0910564.4
Total Debt ($mil)1350.051077.92
Equity ($mil)3649.063903.89


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin57.0556.96
EBITDA Margin43.1242.23
Operating Margin42.9442.05
Sales Turnover0.210.2
Return on Assets4.64.8
Return on Equity12.9212.99
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.270.22
Interest Expense47.6124.45
Interest Coverage5.229.53


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)90.79106.28
Div / share0.32.3
EPS1.661.9
Book value / share40.1936.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume610882.0847101.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 15.60 for the Insurance industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.42. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.95 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.45. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VR 8.19 Peers 15.60   VR 22.33 Peers 10.66

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

VR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

VR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VR 7.41 Peers 12.48   VR 6.77 Peers 0.62

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

VR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

VR trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
VR 0.95 Peers 1.45   VR -1.07 Peers 78.35

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

VR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, VR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VR 1.59 Peers 1.19   VR 4.73 Peers -0.16

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

VR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

VR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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