Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial auto insurance, residential property insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States.


Trading at 45.1% below its fair value

Revenue is forecast to grow 7.66% per year

Earnings grew by 52% over the past year

Risk Analysis

Earnings are forecast to decline by an average of -5% per year for the next 3 years

High level of non-cash earnings

Unstable dividend track record

Highly volatile share price over past 3 months

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record, good value and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Progressive's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 0KOC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Insurance


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Insurance


GB Market

Return vs Industry: 0KOC underperformed the UK Insurance industry which returned -11.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 0KOC underperformed the UK Market which returned -1.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-26.4%-10.5%-8.6%
30 Day-18.6%-6.7%-8.4%
90 Day-15.7%-4.1%-5.3%
1 Year-12.1%-15.2%-1.4%-11.4%4.0%-1.3%
3 Yearn/a5.6%-13.1%7.6%-6.1%
5 Yearn/a15.1%-14.5%23.4%-4.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Progressive's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Progressive undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 0KOC ($61.66) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($112.34)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 0KOC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 0KOC is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.3x) compared to the Insurance industry average (13.5x).

PE vs Market: 0KOC is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.3x) compared to the UK market (16.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 0KOC's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 0KOC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (1.7x).

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Future Growth

How is Progressive forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 0KOC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: 0KOC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 0KOC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: 0KOC's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 0KOC's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 0KOC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.7%).

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Past Performance

How has Progressive performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 0KOC has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 0KOC's current net profit margins (10.1%) are higher than last year (8.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 0KOC's earnings have grown significantly by 26.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 0KOC's earnings growth over the past year (52%) exceeds its 5-year average (26.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 0KOC earnings growth over the past year (52%) exceeded the Insurance industry 23.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 0KOC's Return on Equity (28.6%) is considered high.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Progressive's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: 0KOC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: 0KOC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: 0KOC's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if 0KOC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: 0KOC reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if 0KOC has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: 0KOC has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if 0KOC has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Progressive's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Purchase Progressive before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: 0KOC's dividend (3.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.94%).

High Dividend: 0KOC's dividend (3.47%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.4%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 0KOC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 0KOC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.2%), 0KOC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 0KOC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.5% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Tricia Griffith (55yo)





Ms. Susan Patricia Griffith, also known as Tricia, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Progressive Corp. since July 1, 2016. Ms. Griffith serves as Director at Federal Express Corporation ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tricia's total compensation ($USD14.17M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.65M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tricia's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Susan Griffith
President3.6yrsUS$14.17m0.088% $39.3m
John Sauerland
VP & CFO4.8yrsUS$7.13m0.067% $29.8m
M. Charney
Chief Marketing Officer9.3yrsUS$2.41m0.016% $7.0m
John Barbagallo
President of Commercial Lines4.8yrsUS$2.51m0.012% $5.3m
Jonathan Bauer
Chief Investment Officer0.08yrsno data0.0013% $589.3k
Mariann Marshall
VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Assistant Secretary1.1yrsno data0.0024% $1.1m
Steven Broz
Chief Information Officer4yrsno data0.0053% $2.4m
Julia Hornack
Investor Relations Contact5.1yrsno datano data
Daniel Mascaro
VP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary2.9yrsno data0.0065% $2.9m
Lori Niederst
Chief Human Resource Officer3.3yrsno data0.0039% $1.7m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: 0KOC's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Susan Griffith
President3.6yrsUS$14.17m0.088% $39.3m
Pamela Craig
Independent Director1.8yrsUS$260.01k0.00080% $357.2k
Patrick Nettles
Independent Director15.3yrsUS$295.03k0.0024% $1.1m
Jeffrey Kelly
Independent Director7.3yrsUS$270.05k0.011% $4.9m
Roger Farah
Independent Director11.7yrsUS$300.01k0.0020% $888.5k
Charles Davis
Independent Director23.8yrsUS$285.01k0.055% $24.6m
Stuart Burgdoerfer
Independent Director10.2yrsUS$270.05k0.0066% $2.9m
Lawton Fitt
Independent Chairperson1.8yrsUS$440.03k0.0027% $1.2m
Philip Bleser
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$275.06k0.00065% $290.2k
Barbara Snyder
Independent Director5.3yrsUS$260.06k0.0020% $892.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 0KOC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: 0KOC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Progressive Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Progressive Corporation
  • Ticker: 0KOC
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1937
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$44.647b
  • Shares outstanding: 585.30m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Progressive Corporation
  • 300 North Commons Boulevard
  • Mayfield
  • Ohio
  • 44143
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PGRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDOct 1972
PGVDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEUROct 1972
PGR *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon SharesMXMXNOct 1972
0KOCLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBUSDOct 1972
P1GR34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020


The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial auto insurance, residential property insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Its Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos, and recreational and other vehicles. This segment’s products include personal auto insurance; and special lines products, including insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, watercrafts, and snowmobiles. The company’s Commercial Lines segment provides primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for autos, vans, pick-up trucks, and dump trucks used by small businesses; tractors, trailers, and straight trucks primarily used by regional general freight and expeditor-type businesses, and non-fleet long-haul operators; dump trucks, log trucks, and garbage trucks used by dirt, sand and gravel, logging, and coal-type businesses; tow trucks and wreckers used in towing services and gas/service station businesses; and non-fleet taxis, black-car services, and airport taxis. Its Property segment provides residential property insurance for homes, condos, manufactured homes, and renters, as well as offers personal umbrella insurance, and primary and excess flood insurance. The company also offers policy issuance and claims adjusting services; home, condominium, renters, and other insurance; and general liability and business owner’s policies, and workers’ compensation insurance. In addition, it offers reinsurance services. The Progressive Corporation sells its products and services through independent insurance agencies, as well as directly on Internet, and mobile devices, and over the phone. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Mayfield, Ohio. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 23:00
End of Day Share Price2020/02/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.