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MKL Markel PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Jun 14, 2024, the Markel stock's PE ratio is 8.33. This results from the current EPS of $185.37 and stock price of $1,544.07. The P/E ratio has a decrease of 13% from the past four quarters average of 9.6.

MKL PE ratio history

How has MKL's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of Markel has averaged 49.57 over the last ten years. The current PE ratio of 8.33 is 83% below the historical average. Over the past ten years, MKL's PE ratio was at its highest in the Jun 2022 quarter at 691.58, when the stock price was $1,293.25 and the EPS was $1.87. The lowest value was in the Mar 2021 quarter, when it reached 5.74 with a price of $1,139.62 and an EPS of $198.4.


Markel PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 109.95% in 2020

Maximum annual decrease: -62.39% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2023 9.64 N/A
2022 N/A N/A
2021 6.98 -62.39%
2020 18.56 109.95%
2019 8.84 N/A
2018 N/A N/A
2017 44 52.78%
2016 28.8 36.88%
2015 21.04 -31.04%
2014 30.51 18.67%

MKL average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of MKL for the past years

Currently, MKL's PE ratio is below the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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MKL PE vs peers

What is MKL's PE ratio compared to its peers

Compared to its peers AFG and RLI, MKL's PE ratio stands lower, however it is higher than ACGL's and WTM's. Markel is presently trading at a lower PE ratio (8.33) than its peer group average of 14.01.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd 7.48 $36.52B
WTM White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd 7.96 $4.51B
MKL Markel Corp 8.33 $20.08B
AFG American Financial Group Inc 11.86 $10.41B
SIGI Selective Insurance Group Inc 15.86 $5.5B
RLI Rli Corp 19.1 $6.38B
OB Outbrain Inc 21.81 $223.7M

Frequently asked questions

What is Markel's PE ratio?

MKL's price to earnings ratio is 8.33 as of Jun 14, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Markel (MKL)?

As an average over the last 3 years, MKL stock has a PE ratio of 82.49.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Markel (MKL)?

As an average over the last 5 years, MKL stock has a PE ratio of 58.71.

What is the highest PE ratio for MKL?

In the last ten years, the Jun 2022 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 691.58.

How does the current PE ratio for MKL compare to its historical average?

MKL's price to earnings ratio is currently 83% below its 10-year historical average.

Why is Markel's PE ratio so low?

MKL's PE ratio is low because the stock price is relatively cheap compared to the earnings generated by the company.

How is MKL's PE ratio calculated (Markel PE ratio formula)?

To determine the PE ratio, divide the most recent stock price by the TTM earnings per share (EPS). As of today (Jun 14, 2024), Markel's stock price is $1,544.07. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $185.37. Therefore, Markel's P/E ratio for today is 8.33. PE RATIO(8.33) = STOCK PRICE($1,544.07) / TTM EPS($185.37)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.