Why PartnerRe Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, reinsurer PartnerRe (UNKNOWN: PRE.DL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PartnerRe and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PartnerRe facts

Headquarters (founded)

Pembroke, Bermuda (1993)

Market Cap

$4.9 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.7 billion


CEO Costas Miranthis (since 2011)
CFO William Babcock (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$16.9 billion / $821.0 million

Dividend Yield



Arch Capital (NASDAQ: ACGL  ) Everest Re (NYSE: RE  ) XL Group (NYSE: XL  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 169 members who have rated PartnerRe believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star JPresbrown, succinctly summed up the PartnerRe bull case for our community:

Insurance stocks have been on a tear lately, but even near its 52-week high this quality company is selling at a P/E of 6 and a PE/Growth ratio of less than one. It's also one of the few stocks you can buy for less than book value. The stock offers a reasonable [3% dividend yield] and the dividend has been increased an average of 8% annually over the last decade.

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  • Report this Comment On December 24, 2012, at 11:39 AM, CentreCat wrote:

    IMHO, PartnerRe is the best investment among the Bermuda-based underwriting entities. It sports a balance sheet of unquestioned strength and has an unblemished record of annual dividend increases since the reinsurer went public in 1993. With its shares selling at a significant discount to tangible book value, the company is aggressively repurchasing its equity. Moreover, the company has recently completed an acquisition which we believe will be additive to earnings in 2013. We expect Partner's stock price to exceed $100 sometime during 2013.

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