Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally.
Undervalued established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Assured Guaranty's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AGO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AGO underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned 19.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AGO underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Assured Guaranty's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Assured Guaranty 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: AGO ($46.73) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($107.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AGO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AGO is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the Insurance industry average (14x).
PE vs Market: AGO is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AGO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AGO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.1x).
How is Assured Guaranty forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AGO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: AGO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AGO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AGO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AGO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.5% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AGO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.7%).
How has Assured Guaranty performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AGO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AGO's current net profit margins (38.8%) are lower than last year (43.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AGO's earnings have declined by -20% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AGO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AGO had negative earnings growth (-27.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (19.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AGO's Return on Equity (5.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Assured Guaranty's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: AGO has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: AGO's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.5x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: AGO's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AGO has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: AGO reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if AGO has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: AGO has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if AGO has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is Assured Guaranty's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: AGO's dividend (1.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: AGO's dividend (1.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AGO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AGO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.2%), AGO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AGO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dominic Frederico (66yo)
Mr. Dominic John Frederico is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Assured Guaranty Ltd. since December 2003 and serves as its Deputy Chairman. Mr. Frederico serves as the Chief Executive Officer a ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dominic's total compensation ($USD12.77M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.89M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dominic's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Deputy Chairman||16.2yrs||US$12.77m||1.74% $77.6m|
|CFO & Chief Accounting Officer||8.7yrs||US$4.76m||0.19% $8.4m|
|General Counsel & Secretary||2.1yrs||US$3.60m||0.048% $2.1m|
|Chief Surveillance Officer||10.3yrs||US$3.71m||0.17% $7.5m|
|Senior Advisor to the CEO||0.08yrs||US$2.89m||0.18% $8.0m|
|Chief Investment Officer & Head of Asset Management||1.1yrs||no data||0.50% $22.3m|
|Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||8.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Human Resources||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Risk Officer||16.1yrs||US$972.91k||0.20% $8.7m|
Experienced Management: AGO's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.7 years average tenure).
|Deputy Chairman||16.2yrs||US$12.77m||1.74% $77.6m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||4.8yrs||US$507.55k||0.25% $11.0m|
|Independent Director||15.8yrs||US$332.33k||0.067% $3.0m|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$320.57k||0.023% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$321.10k||0.037% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$385.85k||0.019% $868.7k|
|Independent Director||15.8yrs||US$334.33k||0.061% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$325.86k||0.064% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$330.78k||0.034% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||5.8yrs||US$295.00k||0.016% $708.8k|
Experienced Board: AGO's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AGO insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Assured Guaranty Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Assured Guaranty Ltd.
- Ticker: AGO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: US$4.455b
- Shares outstanding: 95.33m
- Website: https://www.assuredguaranty.com
Number of Employees
- Assured Guaranty Ltd.
- 30 Woodbourne Avenue
- HM 08
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AGO||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 2004|
|DHU||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2004|
|AGO N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Apr 2004|
Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. The company insures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state or municipal governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. It also insures and reinsures various types of the U.S. public finance obligations, such as general obligation, tax-backed, municipal utility, transportation, healthcare, higher education, infrastructure, housing revenue, investor-owned utility, and other public finance bonds; and various types of non-United States public finance obligations comprising infrastructure finance, regulated utilities, pooled infrastructure, and other public finance obligations. In addition, the company insures and reinsures various types of the U.S. and non-U.S. Structured finance obligations, including pooled corporate obligations, residential mortgage-backed securities, insurance securitization obligations, consumer receivables securities, financial products, commercial receivables securities, and other structured finance securities. It markets its financial guaranty insurance directly to issuers and underwriters of public finance and structured finance securities, as well as to investors in such obligations. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 01:10|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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