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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.03
FRFXF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 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: 0.45 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
FRFXF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. FRFXF: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FRFXF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.23
0.09
0.28
Beneish M-Score: -3.56
WACC vs ROIC
1.45%
-4.33%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -6.21
FRFXF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. FRFXF: -6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FRFXF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.84  Med: 7.31 Max: 31.23
Current: -6.21
-16.84
31.23
Net Margin % -5.69
FRFXF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. FRFXF: -5.69 )
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: -5.69
-9.65
18.83
ROE % -5.33
FRFXF's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. FRFXF: -5.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FRFXF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.66  Med: 5.87 Max: 34.98
Current: -5.33
-7.66
34.98
ROA % -1.21
FRFXF's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. FRFXF: -1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FRFXF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.63  Med: 1.53 Max: 5.89
Current: -1.21
-1.63
5.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 20.20
FRFXF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FRFXF: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRFXF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4  Med: 1.8 Max: 36.8
Current: 20.2
-10.4
36.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -20.40
FRFXF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FRFXF: -20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FRFXF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.6  Med: 2.8 Max: 119.7
Current: -20.4
-57.6
119.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -0.90
FRFXF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FRFXF: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FRFXF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.4  Med: -8.9 Max: 49.7
Current: -0.9
-54.4
49.7
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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada16.603.29Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada19.673.53Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada22.183.87Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada22.694.13Class K
FXFLF16.783.93Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada18.703.33G
FRFGF10.903.84Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF14.913.58Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF17.284.17Class K
FAXRF13.993.41G
FRFZF15.503.37Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.D.Canada20.603.31Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.M.Canada24.603.62Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada15.443.21Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.H.Canada17.803.21Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -H- Fltg Rt
FAXXF12.753.44Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -H- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.J.Canada18.253.43Pfd Shs Series -J- Fltg Rt
FXFHF10.213.68Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 7339
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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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Forward PE Ratio 12.94
FRFXF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. FRFXF: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.23
FRFXF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FRFXF: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRFXF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.23
0.53
1.57
PS Ratio 1.14
FRFXF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FRFXF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRFXF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.14
0.23
1.56
Shiller PE Ratio 19.68
FRFXF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. FRFXF: 19.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FRFXF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.28  Med: 18.72 Max: 26.92
Current: 19.68
12.28
26.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 3.58
FRFXF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
65% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. FRFXF: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FRFXF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.2 Max: 3.64
Current: 3.58
0.69
3.64
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 7.80
FRFXF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. FRFXF: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FRFXF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.8 Max: 72.7
Current: 7.8
0
72.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.73
FRFXF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
68% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. FRFXF: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.02
FRFXF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
77% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. FRFXF: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FRFXF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 3.07 Max: 5.11
Current: 5.02
0.97
5.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.50
FRFXF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FRFXF: -1.50 )
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  Med: -3.6 Max: -0.8
Current: -1.5
-8
-0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.25
FRFXF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FRFXF: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRFXF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.32
Current: 2.25
0.6
3.32
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.59
FRFXF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FRFXF: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRFXF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.06 Max: 73.95
Current: 1.59
0.74
73.95
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.05
FRFXF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FRFXF: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRFXF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.05
0.2
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3.60
FRFXF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. FRFXF: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRFXF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.6  Med: 17 Max: 233.4
Current: -3.6
-3.6
233.4

More Statistics

Beta1.35
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $10.91 - 14.92
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