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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

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 : 4/10

Operating margin (%) 4.54
FRFGF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. FRFGF: 4.54 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 4.54

Net-margin (%) 4.91
FRFGF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. FRFGF: 4.91 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 4.91

ROE (%) 5.23
FRFGF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. FRFGF: 5.23 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.23

ROA (%) 1.06
FRFGF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. FRFGF: 1.06 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.06

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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

FFH.PR.E.Canada19.875.98Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada23.205.39Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada25.235.70Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada25.344.93Class K
FRFZF23.905.64Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada22.085.66Class G
FRFGF19.155.82Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF21.534.04Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF23.893.60Class K
FAXRF18.444.70Class G


EV-to-EBIT 8.80
FRFGF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. FRFGF: 8.80 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 8.8

Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 5.82
FRFGF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. FRFGF: 5.82 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.82

Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.80
FRFGF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FRFGF: 5.80 )
FRFGF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.8

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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, FFX.Germany
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited 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, through its subsidiaries, is mainly engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and the associated investment management. Northbridge Financial, based in Toronto, provides property and casualty insurance products through its Commonwealth, Federated, Lombard and Markel subsidiaries, mainly in the Canadian market as well as in selected U.S. markets. The Company is a property and casualty insurer in Canada. Crum & Forster, based in Morristown, New Jersey, is a national commercial property and casualty insurance company in the United States writing a range of commercial coverage's. The Company's subsidiary Seneca Insurance provides property and casualty insurance to small businesses and certain specialty coverage's. First Capital, based in Singapore, writes property and casualty insurance mainly to Singapore markets. Falcon Insurance, based in Hong Kong, writes property and casualty insurance to niche markets in Hong Kong. OdysseyRe, based in Stamford, Connecticut, underwrites treaty and facultative reinsurance as well as specialty insurance business, with main locations in the United States, Toronto, London, Paris, Singapore and Latin America. Group Re mainly constitutes the participation by CRC (Bermuda) and Wentworth (based in Barbados) in the reinsurance of Fairfax's subsidiaries by quota share or through participation in those subsidiaries' third party reinsurance programs on the same terms and pricing as the third party reinsurers. The runoff business comprises the U.S. runoff group and the European runoff group. The U.S. runoff group consists of the company resulting from the December 2002 merger of TIG and International Insurance and the Fairmont legal entities placed in runoff on January 1, 2006. The European runoff group consists of RiverStone Insurance UK and nSpire Re. The Resolution Group (TRG) and the RiverStone Group (run by TRG management) manage runoff under the RiverStone name. Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, founded in 1984 and based in Toronto, provides investment management to the insurance, reinsurance and runoff subsidiaries of Fairfax. The Company's insurance and reinsurance company is subject to insurance legislation in the jurisdiction in which it operates.

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