Business Analysis of CNA Financial

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of CNA Financial

CNA FINANCIAL

Business Overview

CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. It operates through Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group Non-Core, and Corporate & Other Non-Core segments. The company's property insurance products include property, marine, boiler, and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages. It also offers management and professional liability insurance and risk management services, and other specialized property and casualty coverages to various professional firms, including architects, real estate agents, and accounting and law firms; surety and fidelity bonds, and warranty and alternative risks products; directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary and fidelity coverages to small and mid-size firms, public and private firms, and not-for-profit organizations; and professional and general liability, as well as associated standard property and casualty coverages for healthcare industry. In addition, the company underwrites long-tail exposures, including commercial automobile liability, workers' compensation, general and medical professional liability, other professional and management liability, and assumed reinsurance run-off and products liability; short-tail exposures include property, commercial automobile physical damage, marine, surety, and warranty. CNA Financial Corporation markets its products through independent agents, brokers, and general underwriters to customers, including small, medium, and large businesses; insurance companies; associations; professionals; and other groups. It serves marine, property, financial services, healthcare, technology, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, and life science industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. CNA Financial Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

CNA Financial

CNA Financial


R&P Rank: 308
Sector: Insurance
Industry:Property & Casualty Insurance
H.Q Location:Illinois
Website: www.cna.com
Company Address:
CNA, 333 S. WABASH, CHICAGO IL 60604
Ph:312-822-5000

Business Analysis of CNA Financial

The Insurance Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how CNA Financial compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by CNA Financial to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of CNA Financial with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: CNA Financial reported a revenue growth of 2.9% year-on-year during 2016. Property & Casualty Insurance Industry grew at 6.6% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, CNA Financial spent 56.4% of its total revenues on COGS. Property & Casualty Insurance industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 65.6%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: CNA Financial R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: CNA Financial SG&A share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: CNA Financial Inventory share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: CNA Financial Accounts Payable share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, CNA Financial invested 70.7% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 33.0%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, CNA Financial invested 3.3% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Property & Casualty Insurance industry average PPE investment in the same period was 30.9%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, CNA Financial invested 1.5% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 29.7%
  10. Net Margins: CNA Financial Net Margins in the year 2016 were 9.2%. Property & Casualty Insurance industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.2%

Sector and Industry Association of CNA Financial

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

CNA Financial is associated with Financials Sector Group, Insurance Sector, and Property & Casualty Insurance Industry.

Insurance sector is comprised of the following industries: Life Insurance; Property & Casualty Insurance; Surety & Title Insurance; Insurance Brokerage; Diversified Insurance. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Life Insurance industry includes companies engaged principally in life insurance.
  • Property & Casualty Insurance industry includes companies engaged principally in accident, fire, automotive, marine, malpractice and other classes of non-life insurance.
  • Surety & Title Insurance industry includes companies providing title & surety insurance.
  • Insurance Brokerage industry includes insurance brokers and agencies.
  • Diversified Insurance industry includes companies with life, health, property & casualty, and reinsurance interests, none of which predominates.

Industry Ranking of CNA Financial

With $9.4 billion revenues, CNA Financial ranked number 10 of all the companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry. There were a total of 66 public companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Property & Casualty Insurance industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  2. AIG ($52.4 billion)
  3. Allstate ($36.5 billion)
  4. Chubb ($31.5 billion)
  5. Travelers Companies ($27.6 billion)
  6. Progressive ($23.4 billion)
  7. Hartford Financial Services Group ($18.3 billion)
  8. Loews ($13.1 billion)
  9. XL Group ($10.5 billion)
  10. CNA Financial ($9.4 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

CNA Financial (CNA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Cna Financial Corp (CNA) from 2012 to 2016. CNA Financial generated a total of $9.4 billion revenues during 2016. CNA Financial reported a revenue growth of 2.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CNA Financial (CNA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Cna Financial Corp (CNA) from 2002 to 2016. CNA Financial generated a total of $9.4 billion revenues during 2016. CNA Financial reported a revenue growth of 2.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CNA Financial (CNA) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Cna Financial Corp (CNA) revenue growth with Property & Casualty Insurance industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. CNA Financial reported a revenue growth of 2.9% year-over-year during 2016. The Property & Casualty Insurance industry growth was 6.6% year-over-year during 2016. CNA Financial growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis