CNA Financial Corporation (CNA) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					CNA Financial Corporation

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CNA Financial Corporation                                                   Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                     333 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois,   The company reported revenue of US$9,547 million
Headquarters Address
                                     60604,United States of America         during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                            revenue grew at a CAGR of 5.19% during 2008 -
Telephone                            + 1 312 8225000
                                                                            2012, with an annual growth of 6.68% over 2011. In
                                                                            2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                  + 1 312 8226419                        6.58%, as against 6.84% in 2011.

Website                              www.cna.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        CNA, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                  7,600

Fiscal Year End                      December

Revenue (in US$ million)             9,547




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses
                                     Growth in property and casualty
Diverse customer base
                                     insurance market

Dominant market position in the US   High combined ratio

Strategic diversification            Overdependence on the US market

Opportunities                        Threats

Recovering US auto industry          Catastrophic losses

Strategic acquisition of Hardy       Changing regulations

                                     Fluctuations in interest rates




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 6
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................. 11
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..................................... 11
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ............................................................................................................ 13
      2.2.1       Total Revenues and Operating Profit ......................................................................................................... 13
      2.2.2       Total Premiums Earned ............................................................................................................................. 14
      2.2.3       Asset and Liabilities ................................................................................................................................... 15
      2.2.4       Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................................ 16
      2.2.5       Valuation ................................................................................................................................................... 17
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ............................................................................................................................ 18
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization ................................................................................................................................. 19
      2.3.2       Efficiency................................................................................................................................................... 20
      2.3.3       Total Premiums Earned ............................................................................................................................. 21
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 22
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ..................................................................................................................... 22
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 25
				
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