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  • Wed, Nov. 2, 10:48 AM
    • Q3 net income of $83.8M or $5.60 per share vs. $102.5M and $7.43 earned in Q3 one year ago.
    • Underwriting profit of $22.3M fell from $113.3M a year ago. Net written premium of $929.4M vs. $953M. Losses and loss adjustment expenses of $579.4M up from $365.6M. Combined ratio deteriorated to 98% from 88% Management notes unfavorable developments in the company's medical malpractice and specified medical product lines.
    • Net investment income rose o $93.1M from $87M.
    • Book value per share of $609.48 up 9% from the start of the year.
    • Previously: Markel misses by $2.05, misses on revenue (Nov. 1)
    • Full report
    • With today's loss, Markel (MKL -4.3%) is now lower by a full 15% from a 52-week high hit in May. Somebody may want to run the numbers, but it's a pretty good guess that buyers of Tom Gayner and company on 15% moves down have profited nicely over the last 25 years.
    | Wed, Nov. 2, 10:48 AM | 24 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 1, 5:24 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q3 EPS of $5.60 misses by $2.05.
    • Revenue of $1.43B (+6.7% Y/Y) misses by $10M.
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Nov. 1, 5:24 PM | 11 Comments
  • Tue, Aug. 2, 5:27 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q2 EPS of $5.41 misses by $0.98.
    • Revenue of $1.38B (+6.2% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Aug. 2, 5:27 PM | 7 Comments
  • Tue, May 3, 5:33 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q1 EPS of $11.15 beats by $4.36.
    • Revenue of $1.38B (+6.2% Y/Y) beats by $50M.
    | Tue, May 3, 5:33 PM | 18 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 4:49 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q4 EPS of $14.14 beats by $6.93.
    • Revenue of $1.42B (+6.0% Y/Y) beats by $90M.
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 4:49 PM | 8 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2015, 5:02 PM
    • Chief Investment Office Thomas Gayner and co-COO Richard Whitt, III have been appointed co-CEOs at Markel (NYSE:MKL), effective Jan. 1. Whitt's co-COO Michael Crowley is promoted to president.
    • All will continue to report to current chairman and CEO Alan Kirshner, who will become executive chairman.
    | Nov. 19, 2015, 5:02 PM | 5 Comments
  • Nov. 4, 2015, 6:34 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q3 EPS of $7.39 beats by $1.13.
    • Revenue of $1.34B (+3.1% Y/Y) beats by $30M.
    | Nov. 4, 2015, 6:34 PM | 3 Comments
  • Aug. 5, 2015, 5:59 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q2 EPS of $6.72 beats by $0.44.
    • Revenue of $1.3B (+3.2% Y/Y) beats by $20M.
    • 10Q
    | Aug. 5, 2015, 5:59 PM | 12 Comments
  • May 6, 2015, 5:51 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q1 EPS of $13.49 beats by $7.61.
    • Revenue of $1.3B (+4.8% Y/Y) misses by $10M.
    | May 6, 2015, 5:51 PM | 13 Comments
  • Apr. 13, 2015, 10:02 PM
    • The scorecard since the Bank One/JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) merger in 2004 - with Jamie Dimon taking the helm of the merged company - is a remarkable one, writes The Brooklyn Investor.
    • Dimon has grown tangible book value per share at a rate of 14.1% annually. As comparison (though it isn't a perfect one), BVPS at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and Markel (NYSE:MKL) - hall of fame compounders - has grown by 10.1% and 12.5% respectively per year over the same time frame. Keep in mind that JPMorgan turned in this record during the period that includes the financial crisis.
    • As for stock performance, someone owning Bank One when Dimon became CEO in 2000 and holding through the merger would have had a total return of 10.4% annually since - 170 basis points per year better than Berkshire Hathaway. The S&P Financials Index over that time has returned just 2.2% per year, and the S&P 500 only 4%.
    • As for Dimon's defense against those arguing for a break-up of JPMorgan, BI's buying it, excerpting the CEO: "Our long-term view means that we do not manage to temporary P/E rations - the tail should not wag the dog."
    • And finally, BI notes Jamie Dimon comes pretty cheap - the average percentage of profits paid to the JPMorgan CEO over the three years ended in 2013 was 0.09%, the lowest among the Too Big To Fail U.S. banks.
    | Apr. 13, 2015, 10:02 PM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 11, 2015, 5:01 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q4 EPS of $8.05 beats by $2.35.
    • Revenue of $1.34B (+4.7% Y/Y) in-line.
    | Feb. 11, 2015, 5:01 PM | 6 Comments
  • Nov. 5, 2014, 6:17 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q3 EPS of $5.30 misses by $0.07.
    • Revenue of $1.3B (+9.2% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    | Nov. 5, 2014, 6:17 PM
  • Aug. 7, 2014, 3:59 PM
    • The "recasting" of the investment portfolio picked up in the Alterra acquisition is largely complete, says Markel (MKL -1.7%) CIO Tom Gayner on the earnings call (transcript). Alterra's fixed-income heavy portfolio has been turned over to equities and high-cost alternative investments have been mostly eliminated.
    • As of June 30, says Gayner, equities represent 51% of shareholder equity, up from 48% at the start of the year. He notes Markel has enjoyed about a 700 basis point addition annually over a 25-year period when money is allocated to stocks rather than fixed-income.
    • Previously: Markel EPS of $2.66
    • Previously: Markel trading at 1.26x book value
    | Aug. 7, 2014, 3:59 PM
  • Aug. 7, 2014, 9:39 AM
    • Book value per share of $511.28 up 7% from the year's start. Last night's close of $643.93 puts the stock at 1.26x book.
    • Net income per share of $2.66 vs. $2.24 one year ago.
    • CEO Alan Kirshner: "We are pleased with our growth in book value for 2014, which was driven by strong performance in our equity and fixed income investment portfolios."
    • Conference call at 10:30 ET
    • Previously: Markel EPS of $2.66
    • MKL flat in early action
    | Aug. 7, 2014, 9:39 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 6:20 PM
    • Markel (NYSE:MKL): Q2 EPS of $2.66 may not be comparable to consensus of $5.79.
    • Revenue of $1.26B (+22.3% Y/Y) beats by $40M.
    | Aug. 6, 2014, 6:20 PM
  • Jul. 16, 2014, 11:22 AM
    • Thomas Smith has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Marketing Officer, where he'll oversee business development, branding, managing strategic relationships, creating digital assets, and corporate advertising/marketing initiatives.
    • Smith has been in the industry for 30 years, and with Markel (MKL -0.3%) since 2007. He'll report to co-COO Mike Crowley.
    | Jul. 16, 2014, 11:22 AM