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Executive Summary

Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services in Asia, Canada, the United States, and internationally. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

6 star dividend payer and good value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Insurance


US Market

1 Year Return




US Insurance


US Market

Return vs Industry: MFC exceeded the US Insurance industry which returned 11% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MFC underperformed the US Market which returned 36.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.1%-0.2%-3.6%
30 Day10.2%8.4%2.7%
90 Day16.8%9.6%7.5%
1 Year25.1%18.3%14.1%11.0%39.5%36.5%
3 Year23.2%7.3%23.2%14.0%53.5%43.6%
5 Year77.5%44.0%71.2%49.8%117.5%93.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Manulife 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: MFC ($19.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($42.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MFC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.6x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (15x).

PE vs Market: MFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.6x) compared to the US market (21.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MFC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MFC's PB Ratio (1x) is in line with the US Insurance industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Manulife Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MFC's forecast earnings growth (4.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: MFC's earnings (4.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MFC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: MFC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MFC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Manulife Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MFC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MFC's current net profit margins (7.4%) are higher than last year (7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MFC's earnings have grown by 18% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MFC's earnings growth over the past year (5.2%) is below its 5-year average (18% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MFC earnings growth over the past year (5.2%) exceeded the Insurance industry -9.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: MFC's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Manulife Financial's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MFC's short term assets (CA$103.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$17.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: MFC's short term assets (CA$103.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$810.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MFC's debt to equity ratio (50.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MFC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 53.5% to 50.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MFC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (75.2%).

Interest Coverage: MFC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MFC's dividend (4.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: MFC's dividend (4.41%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MFC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MFC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.1%), MFC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MFC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.3% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Roy Gori (49 yo)





Mr. Rocco Gori, also known as Roy, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Manufacturers Life Insurance Company since June 5, 2017 and October 1, 2017 respectively. Along with serving as Chief Executiv...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Roy's total compensation ($USD11.57M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Roy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Rocco Gori
CA$ 8.8m
Philip Witherington
Chief Financial Officer3.08yrsCA$5.11m0.00043%
CA$ 166.7k
Rahul Joshi
Executive VP & COO1.67yrsCA$6.69m0.00025%
CA$ 96.9k
Marianne Harrison
President & CEO of John Hancockno dataCA$6.35m0.00048%
CA$ 186.1k
Anil Wadhwani
CEO & President of Manulife Asia3.25yrsCA$5.65m0.00038%
CA$ 147.3k
Scott Hartz
Chief Investment Officer1.92yrsno data0.0029%
CA$ 1.1m
Lynda Sullivan
Executive VP & Chief Accounting Officerno datano datano data
Shamus Edward Weiland
Chief Information Officer1.83yrsno data0.000070%
CA$ 27.1k
Adrienne O'Neill
Head of Investor Relations2.42yrsno datano data
James Gallagher
General Counsel4.33yrsno data0.000070%
CA$ 27.1k
Pamela Kimmet
Chief Human Resources Officer2.33yrsCA$182.77k0.0024%
CA$ 926.4k
Rahim Badrudin Hirji
Chief Risk Officer9.5yrsno data0.00012%
CA$ 46.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: MFC's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Rocco Gori
CA$ 8.8m
John Cassaday
Independent Chairman of the Board2.75yrsCA$528.44k0.0011%
CA$ 438.0k
Claude Prieur
Independent Corporate Director8.08yrsCA$323.67k0.0075%
CA$ 2.9m
Donald Lindsay
Independent Director10.5yrsCA$323.67k0.0010%
CA$ 399.3k
Andrea Rosen
Independent Corporate Director9.5yrsCA$323.67k0.00059%
CA$ 228.7k
John Ralph Palmer
Independent Corporate Director11.25yrsCA$270.83kno data
Joseph Caron
Independent Director10.33yrsCA$270.83k0.00046%
CA$ 178.3k
Susan Dabarno
Independent Corporate Director7.92yrsCA$270.83k0.0023%
CA$ 903.2k
Tsun-Yan Hsieh
Independent Director9.33yrsCA$368.11kno data
Sheila S. Fraser
Independent Corporate Director9.25yrsCA$323.67k0.000030%
CA$ 11.6k
Julie Dickson
Independent Corporate Director1.5yrsCA$107.87kno data
Guy Bainbridge
Independent Corporate Director1.5yrsCA$107.87kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MFC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.7 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Manulife Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Manulife Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: MFC
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1887
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: CA$49.229b
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$38.762b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.94b
  • Website: https://www.manulife.com

Number of Employees


  • Manulife Financial Corporation
  • 200 Bloor Street East
  • NT 9
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M4W 1E5
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MFCTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1999
MFCNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1999
MLUDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1999
945SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesCommon SharesHKHKDSep 1999
MFCPSE (Philippines Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesPHPHPSep 1999
0V5HLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBCADSep 1999
MFC NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon SharesMXMXNSep 1999
MFC.PRCTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD CL A SER 3CACADJan 2006
MFC.PRFTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)CV PFD-3 CL1CACADMar 2011
MFC.PRJTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)NONCUM PF1 SER11CACADDec 2012
MFC.PRKTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD SHS CL 1 S13CACADJun 2013
MFC.PRLTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD CL 1 SR-15CACADFeb 2014
MFC.PRNTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)NONCUM PFD SHSCACADDec 2014
MFC.PROTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD SER 21CACADFeb 2016
MFC.PRRTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD CL 1 SER 23CACADNov 2016


Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services in Asia, Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through Wealth and Ass...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/28 23:42
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
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.