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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 0.66
FRFXF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. FRFXF: 0.66 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: N/A
Current: 0.66

Equity to Asset 0.27
FRFXF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. FRFXF: 0.27 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.27

0.09
0.28
Interest Coverage 11.33
FRFXF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

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

0.77
15.41
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.62
WACC vs ROIC
3.66%
20.40%
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 (%) 16.04
FRFXF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. FRFXF: 16.04 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.84   Max: 31.23
Current: 16.04

-16.84
31.23
Net-margin (%) 11.10
FRFXF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. FRFXF: 11.10 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.65   Max: 18.83
Current: 11.1

-9.65
18.83
ROE (%) 11.12
FRFXF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. FRFXF: 11.12 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.95   Max: 34.99
Current: 11.12

-14.95
34.99
ROA (%) 2.87
FRFXF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. FRFXF: 2.87 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.63   Max: 5.9
Current: 2.87

-1.63
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1353.71
FRFXF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 258.63 vs. FRFXF: 1353.71 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -414.46   Max: 2765.59
Current: 1353.71

-414.46
2765.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
FRFXF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. FRFXF: 12.60 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.9
Current: 12.6

0
32.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 119.70
FRFXF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. FRFXF: 119.70 )
FRFXF' 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.Canada17.396.83Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada19.656.36Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada22.406.09Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada23.405.34Class K
FXFLF18.255.30Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada18.166.88Class G
FRFGF14.285.60Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF15.555.40Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF19.284.30Class K
FAXRF15.205.50Class G
FFH.PR.D.Canada21.651.16
FFH.PR.M.Canada24.750.00Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada15.450.00Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.70
FRFXF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. FRFXF: 11.70 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 48.87
Current: 11.7

2.42
48.87
Forward P/E 11.56
FRFXF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. FRFXF: 11.56 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.50
FRFXF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. FRFXF: 11.50 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 404.69
Current: 11.5

2.39
404.69
P/B 1.30
FRFXF's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FRFXF: 1.30 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.3

0.53
1.52
P/S 1.20
FRFXF's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. FRFXF: 1.20 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.2

0.24
1.52
EV-to-EBIT 7.03
FRFXF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. FRFXF: 7.03 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -232.9   Max: 71
Current: 7.03

-232.9
71
Shiller P/E 22.90
FRFXF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 21.74 vs. FRFXF: 22.90 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.16   Max: 251.83
Current: 22.9

8.16
251.83
Days Sales Outstanding 88.61
FRFXF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FRFXF: 88.61 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.06   Max: 202.9
Current: 88.61

12.06
202.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.40
FRFXF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. FRFXF: 5.40 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.64
Current: 5.4

0.69
3.64
Dividend growth (3y) 4.10
FRFXF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

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

0
72.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.89
FRFXF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. FRFXF: 6.89 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.65
Current: 6.89

0.88
4.65
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
FRFXF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FRFXF: -1.90 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -24.5
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.57
FRFXF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. FRFXF: 1.57 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.57

0.31
4.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.25
FRFXF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FRFXF: 1.25 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 73.95
Current: 1.25

0.49
73.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
FRFXF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FRFXF: 1.42 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.42

0.15
3.48
Price/Graham Number 0.81
FRFXF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FRFXF: 0.81 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.86
Current: 0.81

0.16
3.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.20
FRFXF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. FRFXF: 14.20 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 281.8
Current: 14.2

1.4
281.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -40.02
FRFXF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. FRFXF: -40.02 )
FRFXF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 21.4
Current: -40.02

-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. 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.

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