Axis Capital Holdings Ltd

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AXS : NYSE : Financial
$65.0 up 0.28 | 0.43%
Today's Range: 64.39 - 65.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 415400.0
07/21/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.70% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1008.53884.79
EBITDA ($mil)57.0160.59
EBIT ($mil)50.5455.3
Net Income ($mil)19.8648.39

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1794.691273.36
Total Assets ($mil)21246.9720978.19
Total Debt ($mil)993.23992.09
Equity ($mil)6230.375950.26

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin21.023.19
EBITDA Margin5.656.84
Operating Margin5.016.25
Sales Turnover0.190.18
Return on Assets2.282.49
Return on Equity6.958.13
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense12.7912.83
Interest Coverage3.954.31

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)85.1792.9
Div / share0.380.35
Book value / share73.1564.05
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume408265.0475977.0


BUY. AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 29.76 for the Insurance industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.87 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.89. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. 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 13.35 Peers 29.76   AXS 14.43 Peers 11.50

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.


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.

AXS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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AXS 13.47 Peers 16.10   AXS NM Peers 2.42

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 0.87 Peers 1.89   AXS -2.84 Peers 19.74

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 1.32 Peers 1.49   AXS 9.42 Peers 12.52

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

AXS trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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