First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by First Trust Advisors L.P.
Share Price & News
How has First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FFA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: FFA matched the US Capital Markets industry which returned 8.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FFA underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund 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: FFA ($16.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($13.94)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FFA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FFA is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.1x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (31.8x).
PE vs Market: FFA is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.1x) compared to the US market (17.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FFA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FFA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (6.6x).
How is First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FFA has a large one-off gain of $18.4M impacting its June 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: FFA's current net profit margins are higher than last year .
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FFA's earnings have declined by -18.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FFA's earnings growth over the past year (14.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-18.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FFA earnings growth over the past year (14.4%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 8.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FFA's Return on Equity (7.3%) is considered low.
How is First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: FFA has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if FFA's debt is covered by short term assets.
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: FFA's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if FFA has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: FFA reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if FFA has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: FFA has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if FFA has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FFA's dividend (7.02%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.53%).
High Dividend: FFA's dividend (7.02%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.96%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FFA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FFA's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (98.7%), FFA's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
|Independent Trustee||16.1yrs||US$6.09k||0.0029% $9.4k|
|Lead Trustee||12.1yrs||US$6.11k||0.0022% $7.3k|
|Chairman||0yrs||no data||0.020% $65.0k|
|Independent Trustee||13.7yrs||US$6.18k||no data|
Experienced Board: FFA's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund
- Ticker: FFA
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$324.564m
- Shares outstanding: 19.97m
- Website: https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/cef/cefsummary.aspx?Ticker=FFA
- First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund
- 120 East Liberty Drive
- Suite 400
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FFA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Aug 2004|
First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. The fund is co-managed by Chartwell Investment Partners, L.P. It invests in public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the diversified sectors. It invests in stocks of companies across diversified market capitalizations. The fund also writes covered call options. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index. The fund was formerly known as First Trust/Fiduciary Asset Management Covered Call Fund. First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund was formed on August 26, 2004 and is domiciled in the United States.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/28 01:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/27 00:00|
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.