Ambac Financial Group, Inc., a financial services holding company, provides financial guarantees in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Australia, France, and Internationally. More Details
Overvalued with concerning outlook.
Share Price & News
How has Ambac Financial Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AMBC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AMBC's weekly volatility has decreased from 11% to 6% over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AMBC underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned 11% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AMBC underperformed the US Market which returned 36.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ambac Financial Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHow Much Of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC) Do Institutions Own?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAmbac Financial Group (NYSE:AMBC) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 33% Share Price Gain
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Buying Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC) Shares?
Is Ambac Financial Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMBC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMBC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AMBC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Insurance industry average.
PE vs Market: AMBC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AMBC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AMBC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1x).
How is Ambac Financial Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMBC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: AMBC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: AMBC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AMBC's revenue (14% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AMBC's revenue (14% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if AMBC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Ambac Financial Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AMBC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AMBC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AMBC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 58.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AMBC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AMBC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Insurance industry (-9.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AMBC has a negative Return on Equity (-48.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Ambac Financial Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AMBC's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: AMBC's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($7.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AMBC's debt to equity ratio (801.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AMBC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 996.9% to 801.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AMBC's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if AMBC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Ambac Financial Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMBC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMBC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMBC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMBC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: AMBC is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AMBC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Claude LeBlanc (55 yo)
Mr. Claude L. LeBlanc has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. and Ambac Assurance Corporation since January 1, 2017. Mr. LeBlanc has been Chief Financial Off...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Claude's total compensation ($USD5.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.27M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Claude's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||11.08yrs||US$2.19m||0.19% |
|Senior MD & General Counsel||9.58yrs||US$1.74m||0.13% |
|Senior MD and Head of Risk Management & Corporate Development||no data||US$1.64m||0.085% |
|Senior MD & Chief of Staff||3.75yrs||US$1.35m||0.054% |
|Chief Investment Officer||7.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior MD||11.25yrs||US$1.03m||0.082% |
|Senior MD||no data||no data||0.081% |
|Managing Director of Investor Relations||3.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Ambac UK & Europe||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AMBC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||4.92yrs||US$357.00k||0.028% |
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$331.00k||0.033% |
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$318.00k||0% |
|Independent Director||4.92yrs||US$337.00k||0% |
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$341.00k||0.028% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||6.08yrs||US$443.00k||0.022% |
Experienced Board: AMBC's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ambac Financial Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
- Ticker: AMBC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: US$776.465m
- Shares outstanding: 45.81m
- Website: https://www.ambac.com
Number of Employees
- Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
- One World Trade Center
- 41st Floor
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AMBC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1991|
|FGPN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1991|
Ambac Financial Group, Inc., a financial services holding company, provides financial guarantees in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Australia, France, and Internationally. It offers ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/01 23:20|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/01 00:00|
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