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

First Foundation Inc. (FFWM): $20.87

0.39 (+1.90%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where FFWM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.74% of US stocks.
  • FFWM's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • FFWM ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 28th percentile.

FFWM Stock Summary

  • FFWM's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 91.52% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -21.89%, First Foundation Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 18.33% 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 17.73%, greater than the shareholder yield of 90.41% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to First Foundation Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be WSBC, CZNC, HTLF, TCFC, and UVSP.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 10.7; this is 2.73% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • FFWM's price/earnings ratio has moved down 8.1 over the prior 83 months.
  • FFWM's price/earnings ratio has moved down 8.1 over the prior 83 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FFWM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FFWM 2021-06-03 4.3 1.6 12.0 5.1
FFWM 2020-04-21 2.3 0.8 8.6 14.6
FFWM 2018-03-26 4.8 1.8 26.3 25.4
FFWM 2017-07-25 4.4 1.9 22.0 26.7
FFWM 2017-04-24 4.4 1.9 22.6 30.7
FFWM 2016-06-30 3.7 1.3 23.8 37.4

FFWM Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 230.57%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 34.45%.
  • The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 129.21%.
Over the past 52 months, FFWM's revenue has gone up $161,207,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 258.843 99.177 93.513
2020-12-31 244.545 67.442 84.369
2020-09-30 234.615 63.683 77.217

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)

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FFWM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $20.87 52-week high $29.41
Prev. close $20.48 52-week low $20.16
Day low $20.16 Volume 260,400
Day high $20.95 Avg. volume 286,450
50-day MA $21.71 Dividend yield 2.11%
200-day MA $24.94 Market Cap 1.18B

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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Yahoo | February 15, 2022

First Foundation raises dividend by ~22% to $0.11/share

First Foundation (FFWM) declares $0.11/share quarterly dividend, 22.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.09. Forward yield 1.67% Payable Feb. 17; for shareholders of record Feb. 10; ex-div.

Seeking Alpha | February 7, 2022

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Naples, FL, based Investment company Naples Global Advisors, Llc (Current Portfolio) buys Vanguard Ultra-Short Bond ETF, BTC BlackRock Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF, First Foundation Inc, Jackson Financial Inc, SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF, sells SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF, Enviva Inc, , Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings LLC, PNM Resources Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Naples Global Advisors, Llc.

Yahoo | February 4, 2022

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New York, NY, based Investment company Salzhauer Michael (Current Portfolio) buys Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo, Citigroup Inc, Fifth Third Bancorp, Capital One Financial Corp, sells , , , , Amerant Bancorp Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Salzhauer Michael.

Yahoo | February 4, 2022

First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.11

First Foundation Inc.'s ( NASDAQ:FFWM ) dividend will be increasing to US$0.11 on 17th of February. Even though the...

Yahoo | February 3, 2022

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FFWM Price Returns

1-mo -5.39%
3-mo -10.95%
6-mo -21.16%
1-year N/A
3-year 56.36%
5-year 33.71%
YTD -15.30%
2021 26.19%
2020 17.09%
2019 37.16%
2018 -30.64%
2017 30.11%

FFWM Dividends

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