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Here’s why we think Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München (ETR: MUV2) is worth watching

For starters, it might seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells investors a good story, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and earnings. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker.” When buying such stocks, investors are too often suckers.

So if you’re like me, you might be more interested in profitable and growing companies, like Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in Munich (ETR: MUV2). Now, I’m not saying the stock is necessarily undervalued today; but I can’t help but appreciate the profitability of the business itself. In comparison, loss-making companies act like a sponge for capital – but unlike such a sponge, they don’t always produce something when pressed.

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Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München Earnings per share increase.

If you think markets are even remotely efficient, you expect a company’s share price to follow its earnings per share (EPS) over the long term. Therefore, there are many investors who like to buy shares in companies that grow EPS. We can see that over the last three years the Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München has increased its EPS by 14% per year. This growth rate is quite good, assuming the company can sustain it.

I like to look at earnings before interest and tax margins (EBIT), as well as revenue growth, to get another view of the quality of business growth. I note that Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München income operations was lower than its turnover over the last twelve months, which could distort my analysis of its margins. While we note that the EBIT margins of the Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in Munich have remained stable over the past year, revenues increased by 6.3% to EUR 64 billion. It is progress.

The chart below shows how the company’s top and bottom line has grown over time. To see the actual numbers, click on the chart.

XTRA: MUV2 Earnings & Revenue History May 16, 2022

As we live in the moment at all times, there is no doubt in my mind that the future matters more than the past. So why not check out this interactive chart outlining future EPS estimates, for Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München?

Are the insiders of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München aligned with all shareholders?

Given that the Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in Munich has a market capitalization of 32 billion euros, we would not expect insiders to hold a high percentage of shares. But we are reassured by the fact that they have invested in the company. To be precise, they own 15 million euros worth of shares. It shows strong buy-in and can indicate belief in the business strategy. Although it represents only 0.05% of the company, the value of this investment is enough to show that insiders have a lot to do with the company.

Should you add Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München to your watch list?

An important and encouraging feature of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München is that it increases its profits. Just as polish makes silverware stand out, the high level of insider ownership enhances my enthusiasm for this growth. This combination pleases me, for starters. So yeah, I think the stock is worth watching. Now you can try to make up your mind on Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München focusing only on these factors, or you could also Consider how its price-to-earnings ratio compares to other companies in its industry.

Although the Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in München looks good to me, I would prefer insiders to buy back shares. If you also like to see insiders buy, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying might be exactly what you are looking for.

Please note that insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trading in the relevant jurisdiction.

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