First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. More Details
Flawless balance sheet, undervalued and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has First Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: THFF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: THFF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: THFF underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 59.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: THFF underperformed the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is First Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StFirst Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon
2 months ago | Simply Wall StFirst Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.53
3 months ago | Simply Wall StIncreases to First Financial Corporation's (NASDAQ:THFF) CEO Compensation Might Cool off for now
Is First 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: THFF ($40.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($80.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: THFF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: THFF is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.7x).
PE vs Market: THFF is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: THFF's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: THFF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).
How is First Financial 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: THFF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.7% per year).
Earnings vs Market: THFF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: THFF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: THFF's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: THFF's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if THFF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has First Financial performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: THFF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: THFF's current net profit margins (31.8%) are higher than last year (29%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: THFF's earnings have grown by 11.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: THFF's earnings growth over the past year (16.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: THFF earnings growth over the past year (16.8%) underperformed the Banks industry 35%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: THFF's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.
How is First Financial'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: THFF's Assets to Equity ratio (8.1x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: THFF has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (223%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 96% of THFF's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: THFF has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (53%).
Low Risk Deposits: THFF's Loans to Deposits ratio (63%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: THFF has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.8%).
What is First Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: THFF's dividend (2.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: THFF's dividend (2.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: THFF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: THFF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (24.3%), THFF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: THFF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Norm Lowery (75 yo)
Mr. Norman L. Lowery, also known as Norm, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of First Financial Corporation (“Corporation”) since 2004 and 2013 respectively and also serves as it Chairman. ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Norm's total compensation ($USD2.49M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Norm's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: THFF's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: THFF's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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 Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First Financial Corporation
- Ticker: THFF
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1834
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$522.582m
- Shares outstanding: 13.05m
- Website: https://www.first-online.com
Number of Employees
- First Financial Corporation
- One First Financial Plaza
- Terre Haute
- United States
First Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services. It offers non-interest-bearing demand, interest-bearing demand, savings, time, and other time deposits. The compa...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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