Beazley plc provides risk insurance and reinsurance solutions in the United States, Europe, and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Beazley's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BEZ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BEZ's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BEZ underperformed the UK Insurance industry which returned 38.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BEZ underperformed the UK Market which returned 23.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Beazley's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StBeazley's (LON:BEZ) Shareholders Are Down 39% On Their Shares
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Many Beazley plc (LON:BEZ) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Beazley's (LON:BEZ) CEO Pay Compare With Company Performance?
Is Beazley 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: BEZ (£3.45) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£7.56)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BEZ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BEZ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Insurance industry average.
PE vs Market: BEZ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BEZ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BEZ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the GB Insurance industry average (1.4x).
How is Beazley forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BEZ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: BEZ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: BEZ's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BEZ's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BEZ's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BEZ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.1%).
How has Beazley performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BEZ is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: BEZ is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BEZ is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 26.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BEZ's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: BEZ is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Insurance industry (-13%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BEZ has a negative Return on Equity (-2.55%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Beazley's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BEZ's short term assets ($9.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: BEZ's short term assets ($9.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($631.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BEZ's debt to equity ratio (30.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BEZ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 17.2% to 30.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BEZ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (85.4%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if BEZ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Beazley current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BEZ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BEZ's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BEZ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BEZ's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BEZ is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BEZ's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Adrian Cox (48 yo)
Mr. Adrian Peter Cox is Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd's Syndicate - 3623 (Beazley Furlonge Limited). He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Beazley Plc since April 01, 2021. He has been an Executive Di...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Adrian's total compensation ($USD663.31K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.77M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Adrian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: BEZ's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: BEZ's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 15.2%.
Beazley plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Beazley plc
- Ticker: BEZ
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: UK£2.087b
- Shares outstanding: 605.53m
- Website: https://www.beazley.com
Number of Employees
- Beazley plc
- 22 Bishopsgate
- Greater London
- EC2N 4BQ
- United Kingdom
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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