First Financial Northwest, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank that provides commercial banking services in Washington. More Details
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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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
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?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StFirst Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
1 month ago | Simply Wall StFirst Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.11
3 months ago | Simply Wall StShould Shareholders Reconsider First Financial Northwest, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FFNW) CEO Compensation Package?
Is First Financial Northwest 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: 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).
How is First Financial Northwest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
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%).
How has First Financial Northwest performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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
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%).
What is First Financial Northwest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
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).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Joe Kiley (65 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: FFNW's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FFNW's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
First Financial Northwest, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- First Financial Northwest, Inc.
- 201 Wells Avenue South
- United States
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
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