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Also traded in: Canada, Germany, Mexico

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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Cash to Debt 0.03
FRFXF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. FRFXF: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRFXF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.44 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.24
FRFXF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. FRFXF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRFXF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.24
0.09
0.28
Interest Coverage 2.07
FRFXF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 38.54 vs. FRFXF: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRFXF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 6.22 Max: 15.41
Current: 2.07
0.77
15.41
F-Score: 1
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
1.99%
4.55%
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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Operating margin (%) 4.79
FRFXF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. FRFXF: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRFXF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.84  Med: 12.05 Max: 31.23
Current: 4.79
-16.84
31.23
Net-margin (%) 2.91
FRFXF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. FRFXF: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRFXF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.65  Med: 6.25 Max: 18.83
Current: 2.91
-9.65
18.83
ROE (%) 2.34
FRFXF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. FRFXF: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FRFXF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.66  Med: 7.14 Max: 34.98
Current: 2.34
-7.66
34.98
ROA (%) 0.67
FRFXF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. FRFXF: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRFXF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.63  Med: 1.53 Max: 5.9
Current: 0.67
-1.63
5.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.20
FRFXF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FRFXF: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRFXF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 2.6 Max: 43.5
Current: 14.2
-18.1
43.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
FRFXF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. FRFXF: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRFXF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58  Med: 4 Max: 119.7
Current: 9.5
-58
119.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
FRFXF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. FRFXF: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRFXF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.4  Med: -14.9 Max: 49.7
Current: 12.2
-54.4
49.7
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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada14.714.95Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada18.185.54Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada20.105.69Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada21.405.84Class K
FXFLF14.835.84Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada16.764.95G
FRFGF10.575.20Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF13.175.76Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF15.706.02Class K
FAXRF12.654.96G
FRFZF13.693.81Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.D.Canada18.254.95Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.M.Canada22.795.21Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada13.724.78Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.H.Canada15.564.84
FAXXF11.634.91
FFH.PR.J.Canada17.103.66Pfd Shs Series -J- Fltg Rt
FXFHF9.873.86Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:FFH.Canada, FFX.Germany, FFH.Mexico,
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is a financial services holding company. Through its subsidiaries, it is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.

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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 46.37
FRFXF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. FRFXF: 46.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FRFXF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 15 Max: 36407745.65
Current: 46.37
2.47
36407745.65
Forward P/E 14.08
FRFXF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. FRFXF: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 46.37
FRFXF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
96% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. FRFXF: 46.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FRFXF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 15 Max: 36407745.65
Current: 46.37
2.47
36407745.65
P/B 1.24
FRFXF's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. FRFXF: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRFXF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.24
0.53
1.57
P/S 1.11
FRFXF's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FRFXF: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRFXF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.11
0.23
1.51
Shiller P/E 17.76
FRFXF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. FRFXF: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FRFXF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.36  Med: 18.71 Max: 26.9
Current: 17.76
12.36
26.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.76
FRFXF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. FRFXF: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FRFXF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.19 Max: 5.76
Current: 5.76
0.68
5.76
Dividend Growth (3y) 11.50
FRFXF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
57% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. FRFXF: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FRFXF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.5 Max: 72.7
Current: 11.5
0
72.7
Forward Dividend Yield 5.35
FRFXF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. FRFXF: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.64
FRFXF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FRFXF: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FRFXF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.9 Max: 4.83
Current: 7.64
0.9
4.83
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.00
FRFXF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FRFXF: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRFXF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7  Med: -3.9 Max: -0.8
Current: -3
-8.7
-0.8

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Beta1.17
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $10.17 - 13.42
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