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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.32
FAXRF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FAXRF: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.41 Max: N/A
Current: 0.32
Equity to Asset 0.24
FAXRF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. FAXRF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.24
0.09
0.28
Interest Coverage 11.33
FAXRF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. FAXRF: 11.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 4.90 Max: 15.41
Current: 11.33
0.77
15.41
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
4.68%
9.38%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.91
FAXRF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. FAXRF: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.84  Med: 7.62 Max: 31.23
Current: 6.91
-16.84
31.23
Net-margin (%) 5.61
FAXRF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. FAXRF: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.65  Med: 5.42 Max: 18.83
Current: 5.61
-9.65
18.83
ROE (%) 4.78
FAXRF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. FAXRF: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.29  Med: 8.24 Max: 34.98
Current: 4.78
-15.29
34.98
ROA (%) 1.32
FAXRF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. FAXRF: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.63  Med: 1.10 Max: 5.9
Current: 1.32
-1.63
5.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
FAXRF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FAXRF: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.00 Max: 43.1
Current: 12.6
0
43.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 119.70
FAXRF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. FAXRF: 119.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -6.90 Max: 119.7
Current: 119.7
0
119.7
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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada14.057.66Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada15.667.97Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada19.896.53Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada19.576.49Class K
FXFLF15.485.57Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada14.548.56Class G
FRFGF11.165.99Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF11.896.73Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF14.507.22Class K
FAXRF10.435.26Class G
FFH.PR.D.Canada16.102.94
FFH.PR.M.Canada21.481.82Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada12.101.34Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 25.20
FAXRF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
96% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. FAXRF: 25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 8.90 Max: 48.9
Current: 25.2
2.42
48.9
Forward P/E 14.20
FAXRF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. FAXRF: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.30
FAXRF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. FAXRF: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.39  Med: 9.22 Max: 405.52
Current: 24.3
2.39
405.52
P/B 1.35
FAXRF's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FAXRF: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.35
0.53
1.57
P/S 1.28
FAXRF's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FAXRF: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.28
0.24
1.52
Shiller P/E 28.13
FAXRF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. FAXRF: 28.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.18  Med: 14.03 Max: 255.48
Current: 28.13
8.18
255.48
Days Sales Outstanding 132.02
FAXRF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 87.94 vs. FAXRF: 132.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.06  Med: 100.42 Max: 202.9
Current: 132.02
12.06
202.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.26
FAXRF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. FAXRF: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.30 Max: 5.26
Current: 5.26
0.68
5.26
Dividend growth (3y) 4.00
FAXRF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. FAXRF: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 72.7
Current: 4
0
72.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.71
FAXRF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. FAXRF: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.94 Max: 6.71
Current: 6.71
0.87
6.71
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
FAXRF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. FAXRF: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -3.60 Max: -24.5
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -41.57
FAXRF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. FAXRF: -41.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FAXRF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.9  Med: 0.35 Max: 21.4
Current: -41.57
-6.9
21.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:FFH.PR.E.Canada, FFH.Canada, FFH.PR.I.Canada, FFH.PR.C.Canada, FFH.PR.K.Canada, FFH.PR.G.Canada, FFH.Mexico, FFH.PR.D.Canada, FFH.PR.M.Canada, FFH.PR.F.Canada, FFX.Germany,
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act on March 13, 1951 and continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act in 1976. The Company's original name of Markel Service of Canada Limited was subsequently changed to Markel Financial Holdings Limited and, in May 1987, to its current name of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. The Company is a financial services holding company. It, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Northbridge Financial, based in Toronto, provides property and casualty insurance products through its Northbridge Insurance and Federated subsidiaries. U.S. Insurance is comprised of Crum & Forster and Zenith National. Crum & Forster is a national commercial property and casualty insurance company in the United States writing commercial coverages. Its subsidiaries, Seneca Insurance and First Mercury, provide property and casualty insurance to small businesses and certain specialty coverages. Zenith National is engaged in the workers' compensation insurance business in the United States. Fairfax Asia includes the Company's operations that underwrite insurance and reinsurance coverages in Singapore (First Capital), Hong Kong (Falcon), Malaysia (Pacific Insurance) and an 80.0% interest in Indonesia (Fairfax Indonesia acquired on May 21, 2014). Fairfax Asia also includes the Company's equity accounted interests in Mumbai-based ICICI Lombard (26.0%) and Thailand-based Falcon Thailand (40.5%). OdysseyRe underwrites reinsurance, providing property and casualty products. It also underwrites specialty insurance, in the United States and in the United Kingdom, both directly and through the Lloyd's market in London. Insurance and Reinsurance - Other is comprised of Group Re, Advent, Polish Re and Fairfax Brasil. Group Re constitutes the participation of CRC Re and Wentworth (both based in Barbados) in the reinsurance of the Company's subsidiaries by quota share or through participation in those subsidiaries' third party reinsurance programs on the same terms as third party reinsurers. Group Re also writes third party business. Advent is a reinsurance and insurance company, operating through Syndicate 780 at Lloyd's, focused on specialty property reinsurance and insurance risks. Polish Re underwrites reinsurance in Central and Eastern Europe. Fairfax Brasil writes commercial property and casualty insurance in Brazil. The Runoff reporting segment comprises of RiverStone (UK), Syndicate 3500, RiverStone Insurance and the U.S. runoff company formed on the merger of TIG Insurance and International Insurance Company combined with Old Lyme, Fairmont, General Fidelity, Clearwater Insurance, Commonwealth Insurance Company of America and American Safety. The Company's insurance and reinsurance company is subject to insurance legislation in the jurisdiction in which it operates.

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