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About Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., an insurance and financial services company, provides investment products, individual life, group life and group disability insurance products, and property and casualty insurance products in the United States of America.
The company maintains a retail mutual fund operation, whereby the company, through wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides investment management and administrative services to series of The Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc.; The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc.; and The Hartford Income Shares Fund, Inc. (collectively, mutual funds), consisting of 52 mutual funds and 1 closed-end fund, as of December 31, 2009.
The company is organized into two major operations, Life; and Property & Casualty.
Life is organized into six reporting segments, Retail Products Group (Retail), Individual Life, Group Benefits, Retirement Plans, International, and Institutional Solutions Group (Institutional).
Life Principal Products
Retail provides variable and fixed individual annuities with living and death benefit guarantees, mutual funds and 529 plans in the United States. In October 2009, the company launched a new variable annuity product designed to meet customer needs for growth and income within the risk tolerances of The Hartford.
Individual Life provides variable universal life, universal life, interest sensitive whole life and term life insurance products to affluent, emerging affluent and business life insurance clients.
Group Benefits provides group life, accident and disability coverage, group retiree health and voluntary benefits to individual members of employer groups, associations, affinity groups and financial institutions. Group Benefits offers disability underwriting, administration, claims processing services and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. Policies are typically sold with one-, two- or three-year rate guarantees depending upon the product.
Retirement Plans provides retirement products and services, including asset management and plan administration, to small and medium-size corporations pursuant to Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (401(k)). Retirement also provides retirement products and services, including asset management and plan administration, to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations pursuant to Section 457 and 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (457 and 403(b)).
International, with operations in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, Canada, and the United Kingdom, provides investments, retirement savings, and other insurance and savings products to individuals and groups outside the United States.
Institutional manages private placement life insurance (PPLI), mutual funds, income annuities, and certain institutional annuities.
Property & Casualty Segments
Property & Casualty is organized into five reporting segments: the underwriting segments of Personal Lines, Small Commercial, Middle Market, Specialty Commercial, and the Other Operations segment.
Property & Casualty Principal Products
Property & Casualty provides workers compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, specialty casualty, marine, livestock and fidelity and surety coverages to commercial accounts primarily throughout the United States; professional liability coverage and directors and officers liability coverage; automobile, homeowners, and home-based business coverage to individuals throughout the United States; and insurance-related services.
Personal Lines provides standard automobile, homeowners, and home-based business coverages to individuals across the United States, including a special program designed for members of AARP. Personal Lines also operates a member contact center for health insurance products offered through the AARP Health program.
Small Commercial and Middle Market provide workers compensation, property, automobile, liability and umbrella coverages under different products, primarily throughout the United States. In Small Commercial, these coverages are sold together as part of a single multi-peril package policy called Spectrum.
Specialty Commercial offers various customized insurance products and risk management services. Specialty Commercial provides standard commercial insurance products, including workers compensation, automobile and liability coverages to large-sized companies. Specialty Commercial also provides professional liability, fidelity, surety and specialty casualty coverages. A significant portion of specialty casualty business, including workers compensation business, is written through deductible programs where the insured typically provides collateral to support loss payments made within their deductible. The specialty casualty business also provides retrospectively-rated programs where the premiums are adjustable based on loss experience. Captive and Specialty Programs within Specialty Commercial, provides insurance products and services primarily to captive insurance companies, pools and self-insurance groups. In addition, Specialty Commercial provides third-party administrator services for claims administration, integrated benefits and loss control through Specialty Risk Services, LLC, a subsidiary of the company.
The Other Operations segment manages claims (and the associated reserves) related to asbestos, environmental, and other exposures.
In 2009, the company acquired Federal Trust Corporation, a thrift holding company.
On September 16, 2010, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has launched a division in its southwest regional office in Dallas to provide property/casualty insurance and services to the renewable energy industry.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1810.
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1. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. 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. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. 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. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. 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
4.2.2. 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. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Insurance Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES 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. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Major Shareholders
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. History
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Offices and Representations
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 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
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 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
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 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
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 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
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
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 (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:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
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
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- 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:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?