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Executive Summary

CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CNA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Insurance


US Market

1 Year Return




US Insurance


US Market

Return vs Industry: CNA underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned -20.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CNA underperformed the US Market which returned 7.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-5.0%-2.0%1.7%
30 Day-10.6%-10.3%-0.5%
90 Day-5.7%3.2%17.8%
1 Year-31.5%-36.6%-20.3%-22.3%8.2%6.0%
3 Year-22.4%-37.5%-1.8%-9.8%36.3%27.4%
5 Year11.4%-24.0%24.7%9.1%63.0%45.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is CNA Financial 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: CNA ($30.53) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($43.51)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CNA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.9x) compared to the Insurance industry average (13.4x).

PE vs Market: CNA is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.9x) compared to the US market (16.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CNA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CNA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CNA's forecast earnings growth (37% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CNA's earnings (37% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CNA's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-15.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CNA's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-15.5% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CNA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has CNA Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CNA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CNA's current net profit margins (5.8%) are lower than last year (8.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CNA's earnings have grown by 5.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CNA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CNA had negative earnings growth (-30.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-1.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CNA's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is CNA Financial's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CNA's short term assets ($8.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($27.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: CNA's short term assets ($8.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($20.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CNA's debt to equity ratio (23%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CNA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 20.6% to 23% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CNA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.8%).

Interest Coverage: CNA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is CNA Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CNA's dividend (11.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).

High Dividend: CNA's dividend (11.4%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.49%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CNA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CNA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.6%), CNA's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average management tenure


Dino Robusto (62yo)





Mr. Dino Ennio Robusto is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Financial Corporation (CNA). Since joining CNA Financial Corporation in November 2016, he has re-energized the business and reinvig ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dino's total compensation ($USD13.05M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.30M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dino's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Dino Robusto
Chairman & CEO3.67yrsUS$13.05m0.12% $10.0m
Douglas Worman
Executive VP & Chief Underwriting Officer3.33yrsUS$3.99m0.019% $1.5m
Kevin Smith
President & COO of CNA Specialty3.17yrsUS$3.38m0.021% $1.8m
Kevin Leidwinger
President & COO of Commercial for CNA insurance companiesno dataUS$3.56m0.029% $2.4m
Albert Miralles
Executive VP & CFO0.42yrno data0.019% $1.6m
Jalil Rehman
Chief Operating Officerno datano datano data
Amy Adams
Senior Vice President of Investments & Treasury5.67yrsno datano data
Jane Possell
Chief Information Officer0.83yrno datano data
Garrett Williams
Senior VP & Chief Compliance Officer2.08yrsno datano data
José González
Executive VP & General Counsel1yrno data0.0038% $314.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CNA's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Dino Robusto
Chairman & CEO3.67yrsUS$13.05m0.12% $10.0m
Benjamin Tisch
VP & Director2.25yrsno datano data
Kenneth Siegel
Senior VP & Director1.25yrsno datano data
Andrew Tisch
Director14.42yrsUS$9.67k0.039% $3.2m
James Tisch
Director35.17yrsUS$9.67k0.039% $3.2m
André Rice
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$150.00kno data
Marvin Zonis
Independent Director27.17yrsUS$155.00k0.00018% $14.9k
Don Randel
Independent Director18.17yrsUS$150.00kno data
Michael Bless
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$150.00kno data
Jose Montemayor
Independent Director13.42yrsUS$170.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CNA's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

CNA Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: CNA Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: CNA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1853
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$8.285b
  • Shares outstanding: 271.38m
  • Website: https://www.cna.com

Number of Employees


  • CNA Financial Corporation
  • 151 North Franklin Street
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60606
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CNANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1969
CNHDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969


CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company operates through Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group, and Corporate & Other segments. It offers professional liability coverages and risk management services to various professional firms, including architects, real estate agents, and accounting and law firms; directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary, and fidelity coverages to small and mid-size firms, public and privately held firms, and not-for-profit organizations; professional and general liability, as well as associated standard property and casualty coverages for healthcare industry; surety and fidelity bonds; and warranty and alternative risks products. The company also provides property insurance products, such as property, marine, boiler, and machinery coverages; casualty insurance products comprising workers' compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages; specialized loss-sensitive insurance programs and total risk management services; and run-off long term policies. In addition, it offers long-tail exposures comprising commercial automobile liability, workers compensation, general and medical professional liability, other professional and management liability, and assumed reinsurance run-off and products liability; and short-tail exposures comprising property, commercial automobile physical damage, marine, surety, and warranty. The company markets its products through independent agents, brokers, and general underwriters to small, medium, and large businesses; insurance companies; associations; professionals; and other groups in the marine, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, life science, property, financial services, healthcare, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. CNA Financial Corporation is a subsidiary of Loews Corporation. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/07 23:51
End of Day Share Price2020/07/07 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.