W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB): Price and Financial Metrics

W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB): $71.95

-0.60 (-0.83%)

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  • WRB scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 88.25% of US stocks.
  • WRB's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • WRB ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 27th percentile.

WRB Stock Summary

  • WRB has a higher market value than 83.92% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $12,938,137,171.
  • WRB's went public 35.6 years ago, making it older than 92.76% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of Berkley W R Corp's share price is greater than that of merely 16.73% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WRB, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ALLE, RPM, CNA, AAP, and RNR.
  • WRB's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Berkley W R Corp's official web site, go to www.berkley.com.

WRB Valuation Summary

  • WRB's EV/EBIT ratio is 12.9; this is 43.33% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, WRB's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 1.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, WRB's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 1.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WRB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WRB 2020-03-17 1.2 1.6 14.3 11.3
WRB 2014-03-10 0.8 1.2 10.5 8.1
WRB 2005-10-31 1.2 2.4 11.9 8.4
WRB 2005-06-03 1.0 2.0 10.0 6.9
WRB 2004-05-17 0.8 1.8 8.6 5.4
WRB 2001-11-30 0.9 2.2 -191.3 86.5

WRB Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -16.09%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 97.93%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 0.91%.
WRB's revenue has moved up $676,724,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows WRB's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 8,445.185 1,775.106 764.613
2020-12-31 8,098.925 1,616.686 530.67
2020-09-30 7,762.529 1,485.694 337.826
2020-06-30 7,688.426 1,320.998 351.356
2020-03-31 7,775.784 1,218.033 496.805
2019-12-31 7,902.196 1,143.793 681.944

WRB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WRB, see our WRB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $86.29 Average Broker Recommendation 1.89 (Hold)

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WRB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $71.95 52-week high $82.43
Prev. close $72.55 52-week low $58.84
Day low $71.86 Volume 907,600
Day high $72.79 Avg. volume 722,640
50-day MA $75.23 Dividend yield 0.71%
200-day MA $71.71 Market Cap 12.76B

W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Company Bio

W.R. Berkley Corporation operates as commercial lines writers primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International, and Reinsurance-Global. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

WRB Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$71.95$142.75 82%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Berkley W R Corp. To summarize, we found that Berkley W R Corp ranked in the 67th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 83.17% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WRB, they are:

  • Berkley W R Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 19.43% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, Berkley W R Corp experienced a tax rate of about 17% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Financial Services), this tax rate is higher than 68.99% of stocks generating free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Financial Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WRB, try KMPR, ORI, BGCP, HMN, and Y.

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Latest WRB News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Berkley W R Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WRB as an investment opportunity.

W. R. Berkley Reaping A Red-Hot P&C Market

All good things must eventually come to an end, including a P&C market that’s as hot as anything I’ve seen in my investment career. That, and a robust valuation, are really the only explanations I can come up with for W. R. Berkley’s (WRB) lackluster performance since my last update...

Stephen Simpson on Seeking Alpha | July 31, 2021

W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Glen Riddell Chief Executive Officer of Berkley Re Australia

GREENWICH, Conn., July 26, 2021--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Glen Riddell, chief executive officer of Berkley Re Asia, to the additional role of chief executive officer of Berkley Re Australia. The appointment is effective December 31, 2021. Tony Piper will continue as chief executive officer of Berkley Re Australia until that time, when he will transition into the role of chairman of the operating unit.

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

W.R. Berkley Corporation Consensus Indicates Potential 14.7% Upside

W.R. Berkley Corporation with ticker code (WRB) have now 7 analysts covering the stock. The analyst consensus points to a rating of ''Hold''. The range between the high target price and low target price is between 92 and 78 and has a mean target at 86.29. With the stocks previous close at 75.21 this indicates there is a potential upside of 14.7%. The 50 day moving average now sits at 75.22 while the 200 day moving average is 74.07. The market cap for the company is $13,272m. You can visit the company''s website by visiting: /> [stock_market_widget type="chart" symbol="WRB" chart="bar" range="6mo" interval="1d" line-color="rgb(49, 125, 189)"] W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as a commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. It operate...

DirectorsTalk | July 25, 2021

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) CEO Rob Berkley on Q2 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Q2 2021 Earnings Conference Call July 22, 2021 05:00 PM ET Company Participants William R. Berkley - Executive Chairman Rob Berkley - President and CEO Rich Baio - EVP and CFO Conference Call Participants Elyse Greenspan - Wells Fargo Securities Michael Phillips - Morgan Stanley...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | July 23, 2021

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q2 Earnings Top on Solid Underwriting Show

W.R. Berkley's (WRB) Q2 earnings benefit from high premiums and investment income as well as lower catastrophe loss and improving combined ratio.

Yahoo | July 23, 2021

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WRB Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -10.26%
6-mo 10.55%
1-year 19.22%
3-year 50.63%
5-year 103.82%
YTD 9.44%
2020 -3.14%
2019 43.71%
2018 5.96%
2017 10.21%
2016 23.66%

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