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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
FRFHF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FRFHF: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FRFHF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.04
0.03
1.02
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
FRFHF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. FRFHF: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FRFHF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.22
0.09
0.28
Debt-to-Equity 0.48
FRFHF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
86% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FRFHF: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
FRFHF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.48
0
0.87
Debt-to-EBITDA -131.81
FRFHF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. FRFHF: -131.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
FRFHF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.81  Med: 1.42 Max: 11.4
Current: -131.81
-131.81
11.4
Beneish M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
0.95%
-3.68%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % -4.99
FRFHF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. FRFHF: -4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FRFHF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.84  Med: 7.31 Max: 31.23
Current: -4.99
-16.84
31.23
Net Margin % -3.02
FRFHF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. FRFHF: -3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FRFHF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.65  Med: 6.25 Max: 18.83
Current: -3.02
-9.65
18.83
ROE % -3.47
FRFHF's ROE % is ranked lower than
91% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. FRFHF: -3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FRFHF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.66  Med: 5.87 Max: 34.98
Current: -3.47
-7.66
34.98
ROA % -0.70
FRFHF's ROA % is ranked lower than
91% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. FRFHF: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FRFHF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.63  Med: 1.53 Max: 5.89
Current: -0.7
-1.63
5.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 20.20
FRFHF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FRFHF: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRFHF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4  Med: 7.7 Max: 47.7
Current: 20.2
-10.4
47.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -42.10
FRFHF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. FRFHF: -42.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FRFHF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.6  Med: 9.25 Max: 119.7
Current: -42.1
-57.6
119.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -0.90
FRFHF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FRFHF: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FRFHF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.4  Med: -3.4 Max: 70.3
Current: -0.9
-54.4
70.3
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Preferred stocks of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FFH.PR.E.Canada17.954.05Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FFH.PR.I.Canada21.224.37Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FFH.PR.C.Canada23.414.89Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.K.Canada23.885.06Class K
FXFLF18.724.71Pfd Shs Series -C-
FFH.PR.G.Canada20.174.11G
FRFGF13.950.00Cum Pfd Shs Series -E
FRFXF16.374.36Cum Pfd Shs Series -I-
FRFFF18.295.09Class K
FAXRF15.604.10G
FRFZF18.193.83Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.D.Canada22.863.99Cum Pfd Shs Series -D- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.M.Canada24.984.75Cum Pfd Shs Series -M-
FFH.PR.F.Canada17.413.84Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -F- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.H.Canada19.663.91Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -H- Fltg Rt
FAXXF15.573.81Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -H- Fltg Rt
FFH.PR.J.Canada20.404.12Pfd Shs Series -J- Fltg Rt
FXFHF11.890.00Cum 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,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is a life insurance company. The firm offers reinsurance and property and casualty insurance in Canada, the United States, and other international markets. It also engages in the restaurant's businesses.

Fairfax Financial offers reinsurance and property and casualty insurance in Canada, the United States, and other international markets. Almost 30% of premiums come from reinsurance activities, and about 25% of premiums are generated from outside Canada and the U.S. The company also has some non-insurance operations such as restaurants. Fairfax has been led by Prem Watsa, its chairman and CEO, since its formation in 1985.

Top Ranked Articles about Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd

Southeastern Asset Management Says Watsa's Fairfax Was 'Deeply Discounted' Earlier in Year Stock remains down 5% for the year
In a letter released Friday, Mason Hawkin’s Southeastern Asset Management said it believed Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio)’s Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH) was “deeply discounted” as the price tumbled earlier in the year. Read more...
Prem Watsa’s Returns Improve After Dropping Full Portfolio Hedges Watsa removed costly short bets against the market late last year
Canada’s Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio), who invests the float of his insurance conglomerate much like Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), has posted gains on his stock portfolio since removing equity hedges in November on President Donald Trump’s election victory. Read more...
Arnold Van Den Berg Takes 5 Positions in 2nd Quarter Guru reports quarterly portfolio
Century Management portfolio manager Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) added five stock positions during the second-quarter: Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH)(FRFHF), Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE:MUR) and Synalloy Corp. (NASDAQ:SYNL). Read more...
Longleaf Partners Comments on Fairfax Financial Guru stock highlight
We bought one new company which is undisclosed as we hope to build a more meaningful stake. We increased the Fund’s position in Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH), a Canadian based insurance and reinsurance operator that we began buying in the first quarter. The Fund previously owned the company for over a decade with a successful outcome. CEO and Founder Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) has continued to increase Fairfax’s value since we sold the stock in 2012. Fairfax is underwriting more successfully than when we previously owned it, is about to complete a value-accretive merger with Allied World, and still has the investing prowess of Watsa and his team. Because the merger is on the come and Watsa is holding a large amount of cash that is not producing significant income, near-term reported earnings per share are well below the company’s long run earnings power. We are excited to partner with Watsa at Fairfax again.
From Read more...
Prem Watsa Purchases Largest Position in 5 Years Guru got into potash
Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) added more action to his statements that he felt buoyant about markets with the election of Donald Trump, buying his biggest holding in five years during the first quarter, after announcing earlier in the year that he had removed the full hedges on his portfolio that had limited his annual returns. Read more...
Act Now - Shareholder Alert: Monteverde & Associates Pc Announces An Investigation Of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG-AWH
Nuggets From Prem Watsa Investing insights from an investing guru
Every March, Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH) releases his annual letter to shareholders. Read more...
Warren Buffett and Prem Watsa Have Dramatic Week With United and BlackBerry Sharp moves in two of their important holdings occur
The travails and triumphs of the market visited two of its mavens this week, when a PR fiasco sunk Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) stock United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) and an unlikely burst occurred in one of Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio)’s most stubborn stocks, BlackBerry (BBRY). Read more...
Soros, Watsa, Icahn Divided on Shorting or Going Long Trump Rally Three top investors see drastically different markets ahead
As the Trump rally plods along, investors dispute whether the market is heading for a plunge or toward more blue skies – no less for investors who have billions to put down on their divergent views, like Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio). Read more...
Prem Watsa’s Place in the Benjamin Graham Universe This low-profile guru has grown the book value and share price of Fairfax Financial Holdings dramatically over the past 31 years

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 9.72
FRFHF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. FRFHF: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.29
FRFHF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FRFHF: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRFHF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.29
0.78
1.57
PS Ratio 1.11
FRFHF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FRFHF: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRFHF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.11
0.49
1.59
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 3.65
FRFHF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
89% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.97 vs. FRFHF: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FRFHF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 8.96 Max: 1782.18
Current: 3.65
3.14
1782.18
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.38
FRFHF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
89% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. FRFHF: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FRFHF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 8.74 Max: 12151.82
Current: 3.38
2.93
12151.82
EV-to-EBIT -47.68
FRFHF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. FRFHF: -47.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRFHF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.26  Med: 4.8 Max: 29.8
Current: -47.68
-48.26
29.8
EV-to-EBITDA -317.16
FRFHF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. FRFHF: -317.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRFHF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -780.8  Med: 4.7 Max: 22.7
Current: -317.16
-780.8
22.7
EV-to-Revenue 1.14
FRFHF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
50% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FRFHF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FRFHF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.14
0.1
1.6
Shiller PE Ratio 20.77
FRFHF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. FRFHF: 20.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FRFHF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.29  Med: 18.97 Max: 26.87
Current: 20.77
12.29
26.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.94
FRFHF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
73% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. FRFHF: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FRFHF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.94
0.68
3.64
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 7.80
FRFHF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. FRFHF: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FRFHF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.1 Max: 73.5
Current: 7.8
0
73.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.93
FRFHF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
71% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. FRFHF: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.72
FRFHF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
87% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. FRFHF: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FRFHF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.13 Max: 5.11
Current: 2.72
0.95
5.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.80
FRFHF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. FRFHF: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRFHF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: -3.9 Max: -0.8
Current: -2.8
-11
-0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.40
FRFHF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. FRFHF: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRFHF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.25 Max: 4.33
Current: 2.4
0.31
4.33
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.73
FRFHF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. FRFHF: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRFHF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.1 Max: 34.24
Current: 0.73
0.38
34.24
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
FRFHF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FRFHF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRFHF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.52
Current: 1
0.11
2.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.08
FRFHF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. FRFHF: -2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRFHF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: 13.3 Max: 282.4
Current: -2.08
-24.9
282.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -28.78
FRFHF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. FRFHF: -28.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FRFHF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.78  Med: 0.75 Max: 21.4
Current: -28.78
-28.78
21.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,201.90
EPS (TTM) $ -15.68
Beta0.24
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $415.01 - 552.78
Shares Outstanding (Mil)29.63

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 14,158 15,028 15,117
EPS ($) 55.32 54.58 25.80
EPS without NRI ($) 55.32 54.58 25.80
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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