Stock Analysis Report

First Commonwealth Financial

Executive Summary

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses in the United States.


Trading at 47.6% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 2.93% per year

Risk Analysis

Unstable dividend track record

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

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Share Price & News

How has First Commonwealth Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FCF has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Banks


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Banks


DE Market

Return vs Industry: FCF underperformed the German Banks industry which returned 4.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FCF underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.8%11.0%0.1%
30 Day-2.3%19.0%0.2%
90 Day-1.6%26.1%3.3%
1 Year5.0%1.9%7.8%4.4%17.6%14.1%
3 Year1.6%-6.1%-2.7%-7.5%14.8%4.8%
5 Year95.9%70.8%-4.8%-28.2%22.2%5.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is First Commonwealth Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is First Commonwealth Financial undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FCF (€12.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€24.05)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FCF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FCF is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the Banks industry average (18.2x).

PE vs Market: FCF is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the German market (20.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FCF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FCF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the DE Banks industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is First Commonwealth Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FCF's forecast earnings growth (2.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: FCF's earnings (2.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FCF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FCF's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FCF's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FCF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.9%).

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Past Performance

How has First Commonwealth Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FCF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FCF's current net profit margins (31.1%) are lower than last year (32.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FCF's earnings have grown significantly by 20.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FCF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: FCF had negative earnings growth (-2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: FCF's Return on Equity (10%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is First Commonwealth Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: FCF has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: FCF's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: FCF's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: FCF has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: FCF's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: FCF has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: FCF's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: FCF has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.52%)

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What is First Commonwealth Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: FCF's dividend (3.23%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).

High Dividend: FCF's dividend (3.23%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FCF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FCF's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.4%), FCF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FCF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (39.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mike Price (56yo)





Mr. Thomas Michael Price, also known as Mike, has been the Chief Executive Officer of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation since March 7, 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer of First Commonw ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD1.19M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.47M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Thomas Price
CEO & Director8.1yrsUS$1.19m0.23% $3.0m
Jane Grebenc
President & Chief Revenue Officer0yrsUS$881.93k0.11% $1.4m
James Reske
Executive VP5.8yrsUS$825.62k0.061% $768.5k
Matthew Tomb
Executive VP9.3yrsUS$655.13k0.058% $725.7k
Brian Karrip
Chief Credit Officer & Executive VP3.2yrsUS$763.17k0.051% $640.8k
Ryan Thomas
Vice President / Finance and Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Linda Metzmaier
Chief Compliance Officer8.3yrsno datano data
Amy Jeffords
Assistant Vice President of Communications & Community Relations0yrsno datano data
Carrie Riggle
Executive Vice President of Human Resources6.9yrsno data0.043% $542.0k
Norman Montgomery
Executive VP & Business Integration Group Manager0yrsUS$478.81k0.075% $940.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FCF's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Thomas Price
CEO & Director8.1yrsUS$1.19m0.23% $3.0m
Jon Gorney
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$80.00k0.024% $299.2k
David Dahlmann
Chairman of the Board & Lead Director14.1yrsUS$193.00k0.054% $677.3k
Laurie Singer
Independent Director22.1yrsUS$72.00k0.056% $705.8k
Ray Charley
Independent Director22.1yrsUS$68.00k0.31% $3.9m
Johnston Glass
Independent Director34.1yrsUS$80.00k0.080% $1.0m
Robert Ventura
Independent Director16.1yrsUS$80.00k0.048% $602.3k
David Greenfield
Independent Director9.8yrsUS$76.00k0.036% $455.3k
Julie Caponi
Independent Director12.8yrsUS$82.50k0.047% $589.1k
Luke Latimer
Independent Director8.8yrsUS$62.67k0.15% $1.9m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: FCF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: FCF
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1934
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$1.363b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$1.258b
  • Shares outstanding: 98.17m
  • Website: https://www.fcbanking.com

Number of Employees


  • First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
  • 601 Philadelphia Street
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • 15701
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FCFNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 1990
FCFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 1990


First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses in the United States. Its consumer services include personal checking accounts, interest-earning checking accounts, savings accounts, insured money market accounts, debit cards, investment certificates, fixed and variable rate certificates of deposit, mortgage loans, secured and unsecured installment loans, construction and real estate loans, safe deposit facilities, credit cards, credit lines with overdraft checking protection, IRA accounts, and automated teller machine (ATM) services, as well as Internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company’s commercial banking services comprise commercial lending, business checking accounts, online account management services, payroll direct deposits, commercial cash management services, and repurchase agreements, as well as ACH origination services. It also offers various trust and asset management services; auto, home, and business insurance, as well as term life insurance; and annuities, mutual funds, and stock and bond brokerage services through a broker-dealer and insurance brokers. As of March 4, 2019, the company operated 137 community banking offices in western and central Pennsylvania, as well as northeastern, central, and southwestern Ohio. It also leases 3 mortgage loan production offices and 3 corporate loan production offices, as well as operates a network of 150 automated teller machines. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/18 22:30
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.