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First Financial Northwest

Market Cap

US$153.6m

Last Updated

2021/09/19 22:07 UTC

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Executive Summary

First Financial Northwest, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank that provides commercial banking services in Washington. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FFNW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FFNW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.7%

FFNW

0.9%

US Banks

-0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

81.1%

FFNW

63.3%

US Banks

33.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FFNW exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 63.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FFNW exceeded the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FFNWIndustryMarket
7 Day1.7%0.9%-0.6%
30 Day0.5%1.3%2.0%
90 Day11.2%4.6%4.7%
1 Year86.9%81.1%67.7%63.3%35.8%33.8%
3 Year6.0%-3.1%21.9%11.4%60.0%50.1%
5 Year32.2%17.0%94.7%70.1%123.0%98.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

13.96x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FFNW ($16.48) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($15.45)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FFNW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.8x).

PE vs Market: FFNW is good value based on its PE Ratio (14x) compared to the US market (17.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FFNW's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FFNW is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).


Future Growth

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

-8.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FFNW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: FFNW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FFNW's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: FFNW's revenue (0.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FFNW's revenue (0.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FFNW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6%).


Past Performance

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

1.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FFNW has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FFNW's current net profit margins (23.8%) are higher than last year (20.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FFNW's earnings have grown by 1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FFNW's earnings growth over the past year (23.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FFNW earnings growth over the past year (23.1%) underperformed the Banks industry 36%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FFNW's Return on Equity (6.8%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is First Financial Northwest'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


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: FFNW's Assets to Equity ratio (8.9x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: FFNW has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (761%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 89% of FFNW's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: FFNW has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (76%).

Low Risk Deposits: FFNW's Loans to Deposits ratio (95%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: FFNW has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.2%).


Dividend

What is First Financial Northwest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.67%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FFNW's dividend (2.67%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: FFNW's dividend (2.67%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, FFNW has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FFNW's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (36.4%), FFNW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FFNW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

8.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Joe Kiley (65 yo)

8yrs

Tenure

US$945,164

Compensation

Mr. Joseph W. Kiley, III, also known as Joe, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of First Financial Northwest, Inc. since September 1, 2013. Mr. Kiley has been the Chief Executive Officer an...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD945.16K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.10M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FFNW's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FFNW's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 Financial Northwest, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: First Financial Northwest, Inc.
  • Ticker: FFNW
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$153.612m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.32m
  • Website: https://www.ffnwb.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • First Financial Northwest, Inc.
  • 201 Wells Avenue South
  • Renton
  • Washington
  • 98057
  • United States

Listings


Biography

First Financial Northwest, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank that provides commercial banking services in Washington. The company offers a range of deposit produc...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/19 22:07
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.