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  • Previous Rank476
  • Revenues ($M)$5,612
  • Revenue Percent Change4.5%
  • Profits ($M)$455.7
  • Profits Percent Change-21.8%
  • Assets ($M)$25,875
  • Employees10,900
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$13,623

Markel, a speciality and small business insurer headquartered in Richmond, Va., is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world. In July 2017, it announced it would be acquiring State National.

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Company Info

Thomas S. Gayner, Richard R. Whitt III
CEO Title
Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Glen Allen, VA
Years on Fortune 500 List2

Markel Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,6124.5%
Profits ($M)$455.7-21.8%
Assets ($M)$25,875-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$8,461-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$13,623-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.1%
Profits as % of Assets1.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)31.27
EPS % Change (from 2015)-25.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)16.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-2.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)2.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)16.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.5%