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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.37
FRFHF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. FRFHF: 0.37 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37

Equity to Asset 0.25
FRFHF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

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

0.09
0.28
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.52
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

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Operating margin (%) 10.91
FRFHF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.16 vs. FRFHF: 10.91 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.84   Max: 31.23
Current: 10.91

-16.84
31.23
Net-margin (%) 7.47
FRFHF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. FRFHF: 7.47 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.65   Max: 18.83
Current: 7.47

-9.65
18.83
ROE (%) 6.51
FRFHF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. FRFHF: 6.51 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.89   Max: 29.66
Current: 6.51

-16.89
29.66
ROA (%) 1.63
FRFHF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. FRFHF: 1.63 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.62   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.63

-1.62
5.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -415.05
FRFHF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 210.73 vs. FRFHF: -415.05 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -415.05   Max: 4015.61
Current: -415.05

-415.05
4015.61
Revenue Growth (%) 3.40
FRFHF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. FRFHF: 3.40 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.7
Current: 3.4

0
42.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FRFHF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

FRFHF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Q1 2014

FRFHF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Q2 2014

FRFHF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada19.326.15Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada24.195.17Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada24.785.80Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada25.254.95Class K
FRFZF22.575.84Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada21.905.71Class G
FRFGF18.256.00Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF22.055.22Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF23.314.94Class K
FAXRF19.875.80Class G

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.90
FRFHF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. FRFHF: 18.90 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 201696.72
Current: 18.9

2.33
201696.72
P/B 1.20
FRFHF's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. FRFHF: 1.20 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.2

0.53
1.47
P/S 1.17
FRFHF's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. FRFHF: 1.17 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.17

0.24
1.5
PFCF 21.67
FRFHF's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. FRFHF: 21.67 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 107.66
Current: 21.67

1.75
107.66
EV-to-EBIT 14.97
FRFHF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. FRFHF: 14.97 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 282.9
Current: 14.97

0.3
282.9
Shiller P/E 16.36
FRFHF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. FRFHF: 16.36 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 4260
Current: 16.36

8.14
4260

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.22
FRFHF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FRFHF: 2.22 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.47
Current: 2.22

0.79
3.47
Dividend Payout 0.37
FRFHF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. FRFHF: 0.37 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.37

0.14
2.18
Dividend growth (3y) 3.20
FRFHF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FRFHF: 3.20 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 3.2

0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.88
FRFHF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. FRFHF: 2.88 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.54
Current: 2.88

1.03
4.54
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
FRFHF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FRFHF: 0.30 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -24.5
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.44
FRFHF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. FRFHF: 1.44 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.35
Current: 1.44

0.31
4.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.08
FRFHF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. FRFHF: 1.08 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 109.09
Current: 1.08

0.52
109.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.65
FRFHF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRFHF: 1.65 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.75
Current: 1.65

0.17
3.75
Price/Graham Number 0.93
FRFHF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. FRFHF: 0.93 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.89
Current: 0.93

0.16
2.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
FRFHF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. FRFHF: 6.70 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 339.4
Current: 6.7

0.4
339.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.47
FRFHF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. FRFHF: 1.47 )
FRFHF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 16.9
Current: 1.47

-2.3
16.9

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
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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