Assured Guaranty Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: December 1, 2016
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Assured Guaranty Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Assured Guaranty Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Assured Guaranty Ltd. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Assured Guaranty Ltd. position in the Insurance Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Assured Guaranty Ltd. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Assured Guaranty Ltd.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Assured Guaranty Ltd. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes Assured Guaranty Ltd. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Assured Guaranty Ltd. business.

About Assured Guaranty Ltd.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGL), through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to the public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States. The company's principal product is a guaranty of principal and interest payments on: debt securities issued by governmental entities, such as the U.S. state or municipal authorities; obligations issued for international infrastructure projects; and asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by special purpose entities (SPEs).

AGL's principal operating subsidiaries are Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), AGM and Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. (AG Re).

AGC, an insurance company, provides insurance and reinsurance that protects against principal and interest payment defaults on debt obligations rated investment-grade (IG) at inception, in either financial guaranty or credit derivative contract form in the U.S. public finance and the global infrastructure and structured finance markets.

AGM, an insurance company, provides insurance and reinsurance that protects against principal and interest payment defaults on debt obligations rated IG at inception in the U.S. public finance and global infrastructure market.

AG Re owns Assured Guaranty Overseas the U.S. Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation, which owns the entire share capital of a Bermuda reinsurer, Assured Guaranty Re Overseas Ltd. (AGRO). AG Re and AGRO underwrite financial guaranty and residential mortgage reinsurance. AG Re and AGRO write business as reinsurers of third-party primary insurers and as reinsurers/retrocessionaires of certain affiliated companies.

Segments

The company operates in four business segments: Financial guaranty direct, Financial guaranty reinsurance, Mortgage guaranty, and Other.

Financial Guaranty Direct and Financial Guaranty Reinsurance

Financial guaranty direct insurance provides an unconditional and irrevocable guaranty that protects the holder of a financial debt obligation against non-payment of scheduled principal and interest payments when due. Upon an obligor's default on scheduled principal or interest payments due on the debt obligation, the company is required under the financial guaranty or credit derivative contract to pay the investor or swap counterparty the principal or interest shortfall due.

Financial guaranty insurance may be issued to all of the investors of the guaranteed series or tranche of a municipal bond or structured finance security at the time of issuance of those obligations or it may be issued in the secondary market to only specific individual holders of such obligations who purchase the company's credit protection.

Financial Guaranty Portfolio

The company's financial guaranty direct and financial guaranty reinsurance businesses provide credit enhancement, or principal and interest payment default protection, on public finance/infrastructure and structured finance obligations.

Public Finance/Infrastructure Public finance obligations in the U.S. consist primarily of debt obligations issued by or on behalf of states or their political subdivisions (counties, cities, towns and villages, utility districts, public universities and hospitals, public housing and transportation authorities), other public and quasi public entities, private universities and hospitals, and investor owned utilities. This market also includes project finance obligations, as well as other structured obligations supporting infrastructure and other public works projects.

Structured Finance: Structured finance obligations in both the U.S. and international markets are backed by pools of assets, such as residential mortgage loans, consumer or trade receivables, securities or other assets having an ascertainable cash flow or market value, that are held by a non-recourse special purpose issuing entity.

U.S. Public Finance Obligations: The company insures and reinsures different types of the U.S. public finance obligations, including the following:

General Obligation Bonds are credit bonds that are issued by states, their political subdivisions and other municipal issuers, and are supported by the general obligation of the issuer to pay from


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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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1. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. COMPANY PROFILE

1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History

2. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. BUSINESS OVERVIEW

2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units

3. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. SWOT ANALYSIS

3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats

4. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  4.2.2. Margin Analysis
  4.2.3. Asset Turnover
  4.2.4. Credit Ratios
  4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
  4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
  4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot

5. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

5.1. Assured Guaranty Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Assured Guaranty Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Assured Guaranty Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Assured Guaranty Ltd. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Insurance Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Assured Guaranty Ltd. Industry Position Analysis

6. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. NEWS & EVENTS

6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events

7. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. EXPERTS REVIEW1

7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates

8. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2

9. BERMUDA PESTEL ANALYSIS2

9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors

10. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2

10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix

11. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2

12. ASSURED GUARANTY LTD. VRIO ANALYSIS2


APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS


LIST OF TABLES

Assured Guaranty Ltd. Key Facts
Profitability
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Major Shareholders
Assured Guaranty Ltd. History
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Offices and Representations
Assured Guaranty Ltd. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Insurance Industry Statistics
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1

LIST OF FIGURES

Assured Guaranty Ltd. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Assured Guaranty Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
Assured Guaranty Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
Assured Guaranty Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Assured Guaranty Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.


PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.


Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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