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Fidelity National Financial Inc
FNF : NYSE : Financial
$32.98 0.46 | 1.40%
Today's Range: 32.37 - 32.87
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,465,200
12/17/14 - 3:50 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 33.57% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)2383.02172.0
EBITDA ($mil)358.0253.0
EBIT ($mil)237.0198.0
Net Income ($mil)102.094.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1570.01790.0
Total Assets ($mil)14775.010077.0
Total Debt ($mil)3240.01348.0
Equity ($mil)5984.04480.0


Profitability Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Gross Profit Margin15.0211.65
EBITDA Margin15.0211.64
Operating Margin9.959.12
Sales Turnover0.60.87
Return on Assets1.84.7
Return on Equity4.4610.6
Debt Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.350.23
Interest Expense37.027.0
Interest Coverage6.417.33


Share Data Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)370.82229.74
Div / share0.180.16
EPS0.360.41
Book value / share16.1419.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1468419.02953845.0

Valuation


BUY. FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 14.66 for the Insurance industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.04 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.54. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FNF 33.62 Peers 14.66   FNF 27.11 Peers 14.48

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

FNF is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

FNF is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FNF 14.91 Peers 15.56   FNF NM Peers 1.55

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

FNF is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

FNF's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
FNF 2.04 Peers 1.54   FNF -52.66 Peers 90.93

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

FNF is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, FNF is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FNF 1.37 Peers 1.23   FNF 1.95 Peers 12.99

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

FNF is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

FNF significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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