Stock Analysis Report

First Financial Bankshares

Executive Summary

First Financial Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking products and services primarily in Texas.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: FFIN underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 10.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FFIN underperformed the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.6%-1.2%-1.1%
30 Day-1.6%-0.3%1.4%
90 Day-1.7%-0.9%6.9%
1 Year7.4%5.8%13.5%10.3%20.3%17.9%
3 Year59.2%51.9%24.0%15.1%47.8%38.3%
5 Year182.6%159.0%73.8%54.1%71.9%53.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FFIN ($34.02) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($28.06)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FFIN is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FFIN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28x) compared to the Banks industry average (12.6x).

PE vs Market: FFIN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28x) compared to the US market (18.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FFIN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FFIN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is First Financial Bankshares forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FFIN's forecast earnings growth (7.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: FFIN's earnings (7.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: FFIN's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FFIN's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FFIN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.9%).

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Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FFIN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FFIN's current net profit margins (41.8%) are higher than last year (40.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FFIN's earnings have grown by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FFIN's earnings growth over the past year (9.4%) is below its 5-year average (13.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FFIN earnings growth over the past year (9.4%) underperformed the Banks industry 12.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: FFIN's Return on Equity (13.4%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is First Financial Bankshares'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: FFIN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: FFIN's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: FFIN has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.59%)

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: FFIN's dividend (1.41%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: FFIN's dividend (1.41%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FFIN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FFIN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.7%), FFIN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FFIN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.4% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


F. Dueser (66yo)





Mr. F. Scott Dueser has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. since 2001. He has been the Chairman of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. since January 1, 2008 and ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: F.'s total compensation ($USD1.50M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.39M).

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

Leadership Team

F. Dueser
Chairman19.1yrsUS$1.50m1.43% $68.8m
J. Hildebrand
Executive VP16.9yrsUS$793.79k0.078% $3.7m
Ronald Butler
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer8.1yrsUS$750.65k0.082% $3.9m
Kirk Thaxton
Chairman0yrsUS$670.94k0.047% $2.3m
Gary Gragg
Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer0yrsUS$626.84k0.095% $4.6m
J. McVey
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer2.7yrsno data0.0058% $280.2k
John Ruzicka
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer1.2yrsno data0.0033% $156.7k
Lawrence Kentz
Senior VP & Chief Compliance Officer2yrsno datano data
William Christoferson
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Advertising0.8yrsno datano data
William Rowe
Senior Vice President of Fixed Income - Investment Management Team0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FFIN's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

F. Dueser
Chairman19.1yrsUS$1.50m1.43% $68.8m
Kirk Thaxton
Chairman0yrsUS$670.94k0.047% $2.3m
Justin Hooper
Chairman2.1yrsno datano data
Kade Matthews
Independent Director22.1yrsUS$102.50k0.90% $43.2m
David Copeland
Independent Director22.1yrsUS$130.90k0.26% $12.3m
Johnny Trotter
Independent Director17.1yrsUS$110.45k0.63% $30.2m
Tucker Bridwell
Lead Independent Director10yrsUS$123.50k0.29% $14.2m
Murray Edwards
Independent Director13.8yrsUS$132.75k0.25% $12.2m
Ivan Lancaster
Independent Director6.8yrsUS$110.75k0.019% $934.4k
Ronald Giddiens
Independent Director10.8yrsUS$121.25k0.022% $1.1m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: FFIN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.1 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FFIN 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 Financial Bankshares, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
  • Ticker: FFIN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1890
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$4.807b
  • Shares outstanding: 141.29m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
  • 400 Pine Street
  • PO Box 701
  • Abilene
  • Texas
  • 79601
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FFINNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1993
FI6DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 1993


First Financial Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking products and services primarily in Texas. The company accepts checking, savings, and time deposits; and offers real estate, commercial, agricultural, and consumer loans to businesses, professionals, individuals, and farm and ranch operations. It also provides automated teller machine, drive-in and night deposit, safe deposit facility, remote deposit capture, Internet banking, mobile banking, payroll card, transmitting fund, and other customary commercial banking services. In addition, the company offers personal trust services, including wealth management, administration of estates, testamentary trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and agency accounts; and securities brokerage services, as well as administers retirement and employee benefit accounts, such as 401(k) profit sharing plans and IRAs. As of January 24, 2019, it had 73 locations comprising Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, El Campo, Fort Worth, Fulshear, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Spring, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, and Willow Park. The company also provides asset management and technology services. First Financial Bankshares, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Abilene, Texas. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 00:37
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 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.