Axis Capital Holdings Ltd

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AXS : NYSE : Financial
$66.72 -0.15 | -0.22%
Today's Range: 66.59 - 67.32
Avg. Daily Volume: 491600.0
03/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.91% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)999.54970.67
EBITDA ($mil)0.0120.53
EBIT ($mil)108.46120.4
Net Income ($mil)148.91144.79

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1368.971500.53
Total Assets ($mil)20813.6919981.89
Total Debt ($mil)992.95991.83
Equity ($mil)6272.375866.88

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.1727.48
EBITDA Margin0.012.41
Operating Margin10.8512.4
Sales Turnover0.190.19
Return on Assets2.463.21
Return on Equity7.4410.25
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense12.7712.85
Interest Coverage8.499.37

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)88.4496.07
Div / share0.380.35
Book value / share70.9261.07
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume487073.0485891.0


BUY. AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 24.29 for the Insurance industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.96 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.82. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AXS 13.29 Peers 24.29   AXS NA Peers 11.33

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

AXS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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AXS 13.94 Peers 15.74   AXS NM Peers 1.24

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

AXS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. 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.

AXS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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AXS 0.96 Peers 1.82   AXS -15.19 Peers -9.45

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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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AXS 1.51 Peers 1.45   AXS 4.03 Peers 14.99

Average. 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.

AXS is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AXS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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