Why RGA Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, life and health reinsurer Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

RGA facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Chesterfield, Mo. (1973)

Market Cap

$4.7 billion

Industry

Reinsurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.1 billion

Management

CEO Albert Woodring
CFO Jack Lay

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.1%

Cash / Debt

$1.3 billion / $2.3 billion

Dividend Yield

1.5%

Competitors

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B  )

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 129 members who have rated RGA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star NovaTodd, succinctly summed up the RGA bull case for our community:

RGA has been remarkably consistent in generating ~10% returns on equity. It pays a decent dividend with room to grow, has been repurchasing shares at a discount to tangible book, and is trading at a P/B ratio at or near its ten year low. This is a quality company selling for a great price in an otherwise frothy market.   

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