First Foundation Inc. (FFWM): Price and Financial Metrics

First Foundation Inc. (FFWM): $4.97

-0.20 (-3.87%)

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FFWM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $4.97 52-week high $22.01
Prev. close $5.17 52-week low $3.76
Day low $4.92 Volume 568,600
Day high $5.21 Avg. volume 975,060
50-day MA $5.41 Dividend yield 1.64%
200-day MA $12.90 Market Cap 280.43M

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  • Value is the dimension where FFWM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.45% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FFWM is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • FFWM's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 3.35% of US stocks).

FFWM Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 2.98, FIRST FOUNDATION INC P/E ratio is greater than that of about just 5.16% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 603.93%, FIRST FOUNDATION INC's debt growth rate surpasses 97.34% of about US stocks.
  • FIRST FOUNDATION INC's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -737.79%, greater than the shareholder yield of only 0.74% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FFWM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BCBP, CMA, GNTY, FSBC, and WAL.
  • FFWM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit FIRST FOUNDATION INC's official web site, go to

FFWM Valuation Summary

  • FFWM's price/sales ratio is 0.6; this is 33.33% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • FFWM's price/sales ratio has moved down 1.9 over the prior 104 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FFWM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FFWM 2023-05-19 0.6 0.2 2.5 10.2
FFWM 2023-05-18 0.7 0.2 2.8 10.4
FFWM 2023-05-17 0.7 0.2 2.7 10.4
FFWM 2023-05-16 0.6 0.2 2.4 10.1
FFWM 2023-05-15 0.6 0.2 2.5 10.2
FFWM 2023-05-12 0.6 0.2 2.5 10.2

FFWM Growth Metrics

    The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 53.51%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 132.91%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -20.54%.
Over the past 15 months, FFWM's revenue has gone up $82,837,000.

The table below shows FFWM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 357.532 127.036 117.034
2022-06-30 347.938 126.641 125.254
2022-03-31 324.807 104.655 117.992
2021-12-31 299.871 96.935 109.511
2021-09-30 291.269 87.19 108.001
2021-06-30 274.695 80.018 101.713

FFWM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FFWM has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 19.06% of graded US stocks.
  • FFWM's asset turnover comes in at 0.039 -- ranking 189th of 430 Banking stocks.
  • PDLB, ALLY, and SC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FFWM.

The table below shows FFWM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.039 1 0.022
2021-03-31 0.037 1 0.020
2020-12-31 0.036 1 0.017
2020-09-30 0.035 1 0.016
2020-06-30 0.033 1 0.013
2020-03-31 0.033 1 0.012

FFWM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FFWM, see our FFWM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $30.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.4 (Strong Buy)

First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) Company Bio

First Foundation Inc. provides various financial services to high net-worth individuals and their families, family businesses, and other affiliated organizations in the United States. It operates in two segments, Banking and Wealth Management. The company is based in Irvine, California.

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Latest FFWM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about FIRST FOUNDATION INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FFWM as an investment opportunity.

First Foundation Highlights Board’s Response to Economic Environment in Letter to Stockholders

DALLAS, May 31, 2023--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) ("First Foundation" or the "Company"), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today released a letter it is mailing from the First Foundation Board of Directors to First Foundation’s Stockholders in connection with its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

Yahoo | May 31, 2023

First Foundation Files Definitive Proxy Statement and Issues Letter to Stockholders

DALLAS, May 15, 2023--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) ("First Foundation" or the "Company"), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today filed definitive proxy materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2023.

Yahoo | May 15, 2023

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | May 8, 2023

Bearish: Analysts Just Cut Their First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) Revenue and EPS estimates

Market forces rained on the parade of First Foundation Inc. ( NASDAQ:FFWM ) shareholders today, when the analysts...

Yahoo | May 3, 2023

Is It Smart To Buy First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?

It looks like First Foundation Inc. ( NASDAQ:FFWM ) is about to go ex-dividend in the next four days. The ex-dividend...

Yahoo | April 30, 2023

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FFWM Price Returns

1-mo 22.41%
3-mo -56.88%
6-mo -65.02%
1-year -75.70%
3-year -67.07%
5-year -72.96%
YTD -64.92%
2022 -41.07%
2021 26.19%
2020 17.09%
2019 37.16%
2018 -30.64%

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