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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
FNFG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. FNFG: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FNFG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.11
FNFG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. FNFG: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FNFG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.11
0.09
0.21
Interest Coverage 1.77
FNFG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. FNFG: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FNFG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.6
Current: 1.77
0.63
3.6
F-Score: 4
M-Score: -2.58
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.23
FNFG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. FNFG: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FNFG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.14  Med: 25.78 Max: 38.97
Current: 20.23
-59.14
38.97
Net-margin (%) 14.89
FNFG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.46 vs. FNFG: 14.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FNFG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.25  Med: 17.04 Max: 25.68
Current: 14.89
-51.25
25.68
ROE (%) 4.19
FNFG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. FNFG: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FNFG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.42  Med: 5 Max: 6.65
Current: 4.19
-16.42
6.65
ROA (%) 0.52
FNFG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. FNFG: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FNFG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.88  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.52
-1.88
1.15
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
FNFG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FNFG: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FNFG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.2 Max: 49.8
Current: 6.5
0
49.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
FNFG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. FNFG: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FNFG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.3 Max: 22.1
Current: 10.5
0
22.1
» FNFG's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-04-29)


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

FNFG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

George Soros 23,500 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,678,850 sh (+86.74%)
Jim Simons 1,328,189 sh (+45.98%)
Diamond Hill Capital 689,726 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 711,710 sh (-3.61%)
Kahn Brothers 125,729 sh (-3.70%)
Arnold Schneider 1,774,804 sh (-10.93%)
David Dreman 1,118,507 sh (-11.84%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 16,335,627 sh (-33.79%)
Richard Snow 1,087,258 sh (-89.65%)
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Q1 2016

FNFG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 2,711,769 sh (+104.17%)
Arnold Schneider 2,110,802 sh (+18.93%)
Diamond Hill Capital 689,726 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 709,810 sh (-0.27%)
David Dreman 1,092,325 sh (-2.34%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,458,584 sh (-2.87%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 15,503,601 sh (-5.09%)
Kahn Brothers 55,405 sh (-55.93%)
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Q2 2016

FNFG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

George Soros 16,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,780,225 sh (+76.28%)
Arnold Schneider 2,937,593 sh (+39.17%)
Mario Gabelli 756,810 sh (+6.62%)
Diamond Hill Capital 689,726 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,071,584 sh (-5.19%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 7,633,760 sh (-50.76%)
Kahn Brothers 15,853 sh (-71.39%)
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Q3 2016

FNFG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros Sold Out
Kahn Brothers Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of First Niagara Financial Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FNFGPRB25.898.33

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US  
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Traded in other countries:FNA.Germany,
First Niagara Financial Group Inc and its subsidiaries is engaged in providing financial services to individuals and businesses in New York, Western and Eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts.

First Niagara Financial Group Inc was organized in April, 1998 in Delaware. It provides a range of retail and commercial banking as well as other financial services through its wholly-owned, federally chartered savings bank subsidiary, First Niagara Bank. The Company has identified two business segments, banking and financial services. The Company's financial services activities consist of insurance and employee benefits consulting services. All of its other activities are considered banking. It provides its retail consumer and business customers with banking services including residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and leases, consumer loans, wealth management products, as well as retail and commercial deposit products. Additionally, it offers insurance and employee benefits consulting services through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank. The Company's subsidiaries provide financial services to individuals and small and medium size companies in its market areas. Its activity has been the origination of commercial real estate and business loans, leases, and residential mortgages to customers located within its market areas. Consistent with its long-term customer relationship development, it generally retains the servicing rights on residential mortgage loans that it sells which results in monthly service fee income to it. The Company also originates and retains in its various types of home equity and consumer loan products. It originates commercial real estate loans secured predominantly by first liens on apartment houses, office buildings, shopping centers, and industrial and warehouse properties. Commercial business loans includes business term loans, letters of credit, and lines-of-credit issued to small and medium size companies in its market areas, some of which are secured in part by additional owner occupied real estate. The Company's bi-weekly mortgages feature an accelerated repayment schedule and are linked to a deposit account to facilitate payments. It offers fixed-rate, fixed-term, monthly and bi-weekly home equity loans, and prime-based home equity lines of credit in its market areas. It offers a variety of fixed-rate installment and variable rate lines-of-credit consumer loans, including indirect mobile home loans as well as personal secured and unsecured loans. The Company's specialized lending consists of commercial leases and insurance premium financing. It offers insurance products and consulting services to help both its retail and commercial customers achieve their financial goals. The Company is subject to extensive federal and state regulation and supervision. Banking regulations are intended to protect depositors' funds, federal deposit insurance funds and the financial system as a whole, not security holders.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 20.78
FNFG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.23 vs. FNFG: 20.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FNFG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.38  Med: 17.23 Max: 31.48
Current: 20.78
11.38
31.48
Forward P/E 16.84
FNFG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. FNFG: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.78
FNFG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. FNFG: 20.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FNFG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.38  Med: 17.23 Max: 31.48
Current: 20.78
11.38
31.48
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 16.88
FNFG's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. FNFG: 16.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FNFG' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.09  Med: 14.16 Max: 21.49
Current: 16.88
9.09
21.49
P/B 0.94
FNFG's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1683 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FNFG: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FNFG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.94
0.56
1.44
P/S 2.61
FNFG's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. FNFG: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FNFG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.06 Max: 5.17
Current: 2.61
1.77
5.17
PFCF 21.30
FNFG's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. FNFG: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FNFG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.64  Med: 11.65 Max: 105.25
Current: 21.3
4.64
105.25
POCF 15.66
FNFG's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. FNFG: 15.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FNFG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 10.9 Max: 23.26
Current: 15.66
4.2
23.26
EV-to-EBIT 35.45
FNFG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
89% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. FNFG: 35.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FNFG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: 22 Max: 50.9
Current: 35.45
-11.2
50.9
EV-to-EBITDA 28.00
FNFG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. FNFG: 28.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FNFG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.4  Med: 18.15 Max: 41.7
Current: 28
-12.4
41.7
Shiller P/E 24.51
FNFG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. FNFG: 24.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FNFG' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.54  Med: 18.35 Max: 29.53
Current: 24.51
9.54
29.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.14
FNFG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 2302 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. FNFG: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FNFG' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.73  Med: 3.86 Max: 7.65
Current: 3.14
2.73
7.65
Dividend Payout 0.60
FNFG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
83% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. FNFG: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FNFG' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.6
0.43
1.22
Forward Dividend Yield 3.14
FNFG's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 2243 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. FNFG: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.55
FNFG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. FNFG: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FNFG' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 1.9 Max: 3.77
Current: 1.55
1.35
3.77
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
FNFG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. FNFG: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FNFG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.7  Med: -7.85 Max: 0
Current: -0.2
-43.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.46
FNFG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FNFG: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FNFG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.74 Max: 4.12
Current: 1.46
1.12
4.12
Price/Projected FCF 0.56
FNFG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. FNFG: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FNFG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.56
0.43
1.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
FNFG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FNFG: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FNFG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.91
Current: 0.85
0.61
3.91
Price/Graham Number 1.16
FNFG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. FNFG: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FNFG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.32 Max: 5.97
Current: 1.16
0.81
5.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.80
FNFG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FNFG: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FNFG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.5 Max: 6.6
Current: 2.8
2
6.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.38
FNFG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. FNFG: 13.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FNFG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 9 Max: 35.1
Current: 13.38
-0.2
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,380
EPS (TTM) $ 0.49
Short Percentage of Float1.49%
52-Week Range $8.54 - 11.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)354.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.61 0.63
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.61 0.63
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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