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About Horace Mann Educators Corp.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuities, and life insurance in the United States of America. The company markets its products primarily to K-12 teachers, administrators, and other employees of public schools and their families.
The company's principal insurance subsidiaries are Horace Mann Life Insurance Company (HMLIC), Horace Mann Insurance Company (HMIC), and Teachers Insurance Company (TIC), each of which is an Illinois corporation; Horace Mann Property & Casualty Insurance Company (HMPCIC), a California corporation; and Horace Mann Lloyds (HM Lloyds), an insurance company domiciled in Texas.
The company primarily operates in three segments: Property and Casualty Insurance; Annuity Products; and Life Insurance.
Property and Casualty Segment
The Property and Casualty segment primarily offers private passenger automobile insurance products. It insures primarily residential homes. The company has programs in a majority of states to provide higher-risk automobile and homeowners coverages, with third-party vendors underwriting and bearing the risk of such insurance.
The Annuity segment markets tax-qualified annuities utilizing both fixed account only and combination contracts. The combination contract allows the contractholder to allocate funds to both fixed and variable alternatives. Under the fixed account option, both the principal and a rate of return are guaranteed.
The Goal Planning Annuity (GPA) offers educators a variable annuity product with a fixed interest account option and two optional riders that enhance the death benefit feature of the product. Expanding Horizon is a fixed interest rate annuity contract for more conservative investors. This product offers educators a competitive rate of interest on their retirement dollars and the choice of bonuses to optimize their benefits at retirement. Also, the company added additional investment options to its variable annuity products. This included lifecycle funds, with assets allocated among multiple investment classes with in each fund based on its specific target date.
As of December 31, 2009, the companys 56 variable account options included funds managed by various companies in the mutual fund industry, such as Wilshire, Fidelity, JPMorgan, T. Rowe Price, Neuberger Berman, AllianceBernstein, Rainier, Davis, Credit Suisse, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Dreyfus, Franklin Templeton, Ariel, Wells Fargo, Royce, Lord Abbett, Putnam and Delaware, offering the companys customers multiple investment options to address their personal investment objectives and risk tolerance.
The company has entered into a third-party vendor agreement with American Funds Distributors, Inc. (AFD) to market their retail mutual funds. In addition to retail mutual funds accounts, the companys agents can also offer a 529 college savings program and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts utilizing AFD funds. It has also expanded its product offerings to include fixed indexed annuities and single premium immediate annuities through additional marketing alliances. Third-party vendors underwrite these accounts or contracts and the company receives commissions on the sales of these products.
The Life segment offers individual life insurance products. It offers Life by Design, a branded life insurance product to address the financial planning needs of educators. The Life by Design portfolio features new individual and joint whole life, and individual and joint term products, including 10-, 20-, and 30-year level term policies. In 2009, the company introduced a new discount for educator customers to improve the competitiveness of its life product portfolio. Its traditional term, whole life and group life business in force consists of approximately 145,000 policies. The company has programs to offer long-term care policies, variable universal life policies and fixed interest rate universal life insurance with three third-party vendors underwriting such insurance. Under these programs, the third-party vendors underwrite and bear the risk of these insurance policies and the company receives a commission on the sale of that business.
The company competes in its target market with national providers of personal automobile, homeowners and life insurance, such as State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, and Nationwide. It also competes for automobile business with other companies, such as GEICO, Progressive, and USAA. The company also competes with national providers of annuities to educators, including Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC), a subsidiary of AIG; ING US Financial Services; The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.; MetLife; and Security Benefit. For independent agents distributing the Companys 403(b) tax-qualified annuity products, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, a subsidiary of National Life Insurance Company, is a major competitor.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation was founded in 1945.
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1. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. 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. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. 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. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. 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. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Horace Mann Educators Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Horace Mann Educators Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Horace Mann Educators Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Horace Mann Educators Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Insurance Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Horace Mann Educators Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. 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. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Major Shareholders
Horace Mann Educators Corp. History
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Offices and Representations
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 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
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 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
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 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
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 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
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 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
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Horace Mann Educators Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Horace Mann Educators Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Horace Mann Educators Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Horace Mann Educators Corp. Article Density Chart
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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?