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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
FRFHF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. FRFHF: 0.10 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.1

0.07
0.8
Equity to Asset 0.26
FRFHF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. FRFHF: 0.26 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.26

0.09
0.28
Interest Coverage 11.33
FRFHF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. FRFHF: 11.33 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 15.41
Current: 11.33

0.77
15.41
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.98
WACC vs ROIC
4.14%
34.45%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.19
FRFHF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. FRFHF: 23.19 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.84   Max: 31.23
Current: 23.19

-16.84
31.23
Net-margin (%) 16.19
FRFHF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FRFHF: 16.19 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.65   Max: 18.83
Current: 16.19

-9.65
18.83
ROE (%) 17.77
FRFHF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. FRFHF: 17.77 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.95   Max: 34.99
Current: 17.77

-14.95
34.99
ROA (%) 4.45
FRFHF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. FRFHF: 4.45 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.63   Max: 5.9
Current: 4.45

-1.63
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1659.55
FRFHF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 259.76 vs. FRFHF: 1659.55 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -414.46   Max: 2765.59
Current: 1659.55

-414.46
2765.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
FRFHF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. FRFHF: 12.60 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 43.1
Current: 12.6

0
43.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 119.70
FRFHF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. FRFHF: 119.70 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 119.7
Current: 119.7

0
119.7
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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada15.007.92Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada17.267.24Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada20.596.63Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada21.105.92Class K
FXFLF17.177.50Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada16.047.79Class G
FRFGF12.358.70Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF14.257.90Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF19.285.70Class K
FAXRF13.028.60Class G
FFH.PR.D.Canada19.851.27
FFH.PR.M.Canada24.000.00Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada14.470.00Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt

Top Ranked Articles about Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

Fairfax Financial Earning Call Opening Statements
Fairfax Financial (FRFHF) Had its third quarter earnings call on Oct. 31, 2014. Read more...
Fairfax Financial: Assurance in Insurance
Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH) is a world-class insurance holding company that is a long-term compounding machine and worth significantly more than its current trading price. The security also provides significant protection against any downturn in the market, given the company’s positioning of its investment portfolio. The company’s quarter-end book value was $387 USD per share at June 30, 2014. There are approximately $45 per share in mark-to-market adjustments that can be added to this, resulting in an adjusted book value of $432 US per share. At its current quote ($445), one can purchase the company for 1.05x book value. The company is easily worth 1.3-1.4x book value, and that value will continue to increase. A more reasonable valuation is $600 per share. Read more...
FairFax Financial: Intrinsic Value Exceeds Market Value
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.30
FRFHF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. FRFHF: 8.30 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 880.01
Current: 8.3

2.43
880.01
Forward P/E 11.70
FRFHF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. FRFHF: 11.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.10
FRFHF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. FRFHF: 8.10 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 182.51
Current: 8.1

2.4
182.51
P/B 1.50
FRFHF's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FRFHF: 1.50 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.5

0.53
1.6
P/S 1.30
FRFHF's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FRFHF: 1.30 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.3

0.24
1.52
EV-to-EBIT 5.53
FRFHF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. FRFHF: 5.53 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -232.9   Max: 71
Current: 5.53

-232.9
71
Shiller P/E 26.40
FRFHF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 22.60 vs. FRFHF: 26.40 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 434.68
Current: 26.4

8.05
434.68
Days Sales Outstanding 12.52
FRFHF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FRFHF: 12.52 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.06   Max: 202.9
Current: 12.52

12.06
202.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.80
FRFHF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FRFHF: 1.80 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.64
Current: 1.8

0.69
3.64
Dividend Payout 0.14
FRFHF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. FRFHF: 0.14 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.14

0.04
0.47
Dividend growth (3y) 4.10
FRFHF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. FRFHF: 4.10 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 72.7
Current: 4.1

0
72.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.30
FRFHF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. FRFHF: 2.30 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.65
Current: 2.3

0.88
4.65
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
FRFHF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FRFHF: -1.90 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -11.1
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
FRFHF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FRFHF: 1.80 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.8

0.31
4.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.33
FRFHF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FRFHF: 1.33 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 73.95
Current: 1.33

0.7
73.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.53
FRFHF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FRFHF: 1.53 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.53

0.25
2.12
Price/Graham Number 0.71
FRFHF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRFHF: 0.71 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.24
Current: 0.71

0.33
3.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 18.00
FRFHF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. FRFHF: 18.00 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 281.8
Current: 18

1.4
281.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -39.21
FRFHF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. FRFHF: -39.21 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 21.4
Current: -39.21

-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, FFX.Germany, FFH.PR.D.Canada, FFH.PR.M.Canada, FFH.PR.F.Canada,
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, through its subsidiaries, it is 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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