Why Allied World 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, specialty insurance company Allied World Assurance Holdings (NYSE: AWH  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Allied World facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Baar, Switzerland (2001)

Market Cap

$2.9 billion

Industry

Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Scott Carmilani (since 2004)

CFO Thomas Bradley (since 2012)

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)

17%

Cash / Debt

$8.8 billion / $800.2 million

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

ACE (NYSE: ACE  )

AIG (NYSE: AIG  )

Endurance Specialty Holdings (NYSE: ENH  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 134 members who have rated Allied World believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, brenoboyle, succinctly summed up the Allied World bull case for our community: "Cyclical rebound in insurance + undervaluation + extreme shareholder friendliness through repurchases + best ROIC/ROE, lowest P/B = outperformance."

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