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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Shs Subord.Vtg FFH Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | CAD
  • Last Close 851.5
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Property & Casualty
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 846.71  –  871.66
  • Year Range 569.62  –  855.43
  • Market Cap 19.9641 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 32,483.0 /  60,166.7
  • Price / Sales 0.64
  • Price / Book 1.12
  • Forward Div Yield 1.68%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.17%

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While Its Primary Business Is Insurance, Fairfax Is in Some Ways More of an Investment Fund

Brett Horn Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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While its primary business is insurance, Fairfax is in some ways more of an investment fund. Chairman and CEO Prem Watsa has a history of bold investment bets and has shown a willingness to be unorthodox when it comes to portfolio construction. As a result, compared with other insurers, the company's results tend to be driven more by results on the investment side. We're somewhat skeptical of this approach, as we believe disciplined underwriting is a more maintainable path to long-term value creation, and Fairfax's underwriting record is relatively poor.

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Business Description

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

95 Wellington Street West, Suite 800
Toronto, ON, M5J 2N7, CAN
Industry Insurance - Property & Casualty
Employees 39,040

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FAQs for Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Shs Subord.Vtg Stock

Yes. FFH has a forward dividend yield of 1.68%. See FFH’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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FFH’s market cap is 19.96 Bil.
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FFH’s stock style is Large Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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FFH’s price/sales is 0.64.
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FFH’s price/forward earnings is 6.92.
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FFH’s price/book is 1.12.
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FFH’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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