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Market Cap

US$30.0b

Last Updated

2021/05/18 03:53 UTC

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Executive Summary

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage, consulting, and third party claims settlement and administration services in the United States, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, India, and the United Kingdom. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Arthur J. Gallagher's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AJG is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AJG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.8%

AJG

-0.8%

US Insurance

-0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

62.2%

AJG

56.2%

US Insurance

46.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: AJG exceeded the US Insurance industry which returned 56.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AJG exceeded the US Market which returned 46% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AJGIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.8%-0.8%-0.6%
30 Day7.1%4.4%-1.8%
90 Day24.5%14.9%0.2%
1 Year65.0%62.2%60.2%56.2%48.4%46.0%
3 Year127.9%115.1%41.9%31.4%60.5%50.4%
5 Year244.6%207.8%85.9%62.9%125.9%100.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Arthur J. Gallagher's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Arthur J. Gallagher undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

33x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AJG ($146.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($131.8)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AJG is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AJG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (11.1x).

PE vs Market: AJG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33x) compared to the US market (19.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AJG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AJG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.3x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.2x).


Future Growth

How is Arthur J. Gallagher forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

10.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AJG's forecast earnings growth (10.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: AJG's earnings (10.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AJG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AJG's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AJG's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AJG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.9%).


Past Performance

How has Arthur J. Gallagher performed over the past 5 years?

14.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AJG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AJG's current net profit margins (12.1%) are higher than last year (10%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AJG's earnings have grown by 14.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AJG's earnings growth over the past year (25.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AJG earnings growth over the past year (25.5%) underperformed the Insurance industry 46.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: AJG's Return on Equity (13.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Arthur J. Gallagher's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AJG's short term assets ($12.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($11.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: AJG's short term assets ($12.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AJG's debt to equity ratio (65.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AJG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 69.1% to 65.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AJG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (43.3%).

Interest Coverage: AJG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Arthur J. Gallagher current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.31%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 18 2021Ex Dividend DateJun 03 2021Dividend Pay DateJun 18 202115 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 15 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AJG's dividend (1.31%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).

High Dividend: AJG's dividend (1.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.41%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AJG's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (41.2%), AJG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AJG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (36.1% payout ratio).


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Management

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

12.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Pat Gallagher (68 yo)

26.33yrs

Tenure

US$11,177,461

Compensation

Mr. J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. also known as Pat, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Gallagher Koster (alternate name, Koster Insurance Agency, Inc.) and VEBA Service Group, LLC. Mr. Gal...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pat's total compensation ($USD11.18M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.19M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AJG's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: AJG's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

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


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Ticker: AJG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1927
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$30.016b
  • Shares outstanding: 204.89m
  • Website: https://www.ajg.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • 2850 Golf Road
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Illinois
  • 60008-4050
  • United States

Listings


Biography

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage, consulting, and third party claims settlement and administration services in the United States, Australia, Bermuda, ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/18 03:53
End of Day Share Price2021/05/17 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.