First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services. More Details
Established dividend payer and good value.
Share Price & News
How has First American Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FAF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FAF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FAF underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned 37.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FAF underperformed the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is First American Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWill Weakness in First American Financial Corporation's (NYSE:FAF) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StFirst American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A US$0.46 Dividend
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid You Participate In Any Of First American Financial's (NYSE:FAF) Respectable 78% Return?
Is First American 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: FAF ($60.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($91.26)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FAF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FAF is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (14.5x).
PE vs Market: FAF is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FAF's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FAF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.1x).
How is First American 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: FAF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.3% per year).
Earnings vs Market: FAF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FAF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: FAF's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FAF's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FAF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).
How has First American Financial performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FAF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FAF's current net profit margins (9.8%) are lower than last year (11.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FAF's earnings have grown by 18.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FAF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FAF had negative earnings growth (-1.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-9.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FAF's Return on Equity (14.2%) is considered low.
How is First American Financial's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FAF's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($5.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: FAF's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FAF's debt to equity ratio (30.9%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: FAF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 21.1% to 30.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FAF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (71.2%).
Interest Coverage: FAF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18x coverage).
What is First American Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FAF's dividend (3.05%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).
High Dividend: FAF's dividend (3.05%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FAF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FAF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.8%), FAF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FAF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dennis Gilmore (62 yo)
Mr. Dennis Joseph Gilmore is Chief Executive Officer of First American Financial Corporation since 2010. Mr. Gilmore is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of First American Title Insurance Com...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dennis's total compensation ($USD11.17M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.39M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dennis's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: FAF's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FAF's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 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 American Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First American Financial Corporation
- Ticker: FAF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1889
- Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: US$6.632b
- Shares outstanding: 109.74m
- Website: https://www.firstam.com
Number of Employees
- First American Financial Corporation
- 1 First American Way
- Santa Ana
- United States
First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services. It operates through Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance segments. The Title Insurance and Serv...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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