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  • Revenues ($M)
    $5,370
  • Revenue Percent Change
    4.6%
  • Profits ($M)
    $583
  • Profits Percent Change
    81.4%
  • Assets ($M)
    $24,941
  • Employees
    10,600
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)
    $12,454
  • Previous Rank
    504
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    C

Markel, a speciality and small business insurer headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, concluded its third decade as a public company with $5.4 billion in revenue. Alongside strong underwriting results, the company’s growth has been fueled by two acquisitions: CATCo, a Bermuda-based investment management business, and CapTech, a Richmond-based management and IT consulting firm.

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Company Info

CEO
Thomas S. Gayner, Richard R. Whitt III
Sector
Financials
Industry
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Glen Allen, VA
Websitehttp://www.markelcorp.com
Years on Fortune 500 List1
Employees10,600

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,3704.6%
Profits ($M)$58381.4%
Assets ($M)$24,941-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$7,834-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$12,454-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.9%
Profits as % of Assets2.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity7.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)41.74
EPS % Change (from 2014)87.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)8.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)10.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)29.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)18.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.8%