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Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) is a global property and casualty insurance company that provides clients and distribution partners with a range of products and services. It operates through two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance.
The company has seen an increase in earnings on a consistent basis due to higher net premiums earned, though premiums earnings declined in the first nine months of this year. AXS has undertaken steps to boost growth recently and is also working with its partners in distribution to increase its digital capabilities to create new business in smaller accounts.
AXS had cash and cash equivalents of $1.4 billion as of the end of the last quarter, while long term debt was $1.8 billion. The company has a history of stable revenue growth, with a three-year average of 5%, but sales are down 6.5% for the year. Revenue is expected to grow 6.8% next year.
The stock has a Price to Sales ratio of 0.9, which is lower than the S&P 500, but on par with the industry average. Its Price to Book ratio is 0.9, lower than the industry average. The stock is up for the month, but down year to date, and has shown weak near-term momentum. AXS is rated a “Buy” in our POWR Ratings system.
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