Everest Re Group Ltd.

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RE : NYSE : Finance
$243.26 up 0.87 | 0.36%
Today's Range: 240.36 - 244.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 468000.0
02/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


EVEREST RE GROUP LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.63% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1867.211609.24
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)702.62424.63
Net Income ($mil)571.03373.57


Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1144.751880.37
Total Assets ($mil)23591.7921321.5
Total Debt ($mil)633.4633.18
Equity ($mil)8369.238075.4


Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.6326.09
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin37.6326.39
Sales Turnover0.280.27
Return on Assets1.984.67
Return on Equity5.612.33
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.070.07
Interest Expense7.319.03
Interest Coverage96.0647.0


Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)40.8440.9
Div / share1.31.25
EPS13.859.08
Book value / share204.95197.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume484588.0544560.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.39 for the Insurance industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.11. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.18 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.87. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, EVEREST RE GROUP LTD seems to be trading at a premium 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
RE 21.64 Peers 21.39   RE 8.47 Peers 15.43

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

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

 

Discount. 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.

RE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
RE 10.26 Peers 14.46   RE 0.25 Peers 0.55

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

RE is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

RE trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
RE 1.18 Peers 1.87   RE -53.22 Peers -105.61

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.

RE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

RE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
RE 1.50 Peers 1.50   RE 13.86 Peers 3.66

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.

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

 

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

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

 

 

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