First American Financial Corporation (FAF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					            First American Financial Corporation (FAF) - Financial and Strategic
                                 SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDFS41649FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: AUG 2012

          1 First American Way                               Phone              +1 714 2503000                  Revenue          3,820.6 (million USD)
          SANTA ANA, CA                                      Fax                +1 302 6365454                  Net Profit       78.28 (million USD)
          92707                                              Website            www.firstam.com                 Employees        16,117
                                                                                FAF [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Financial Services
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       First American Financial Corporation (First American) provides title insurance and settlement service to the real estate and
       mortgage industries. It provides these services from re-sales and refinancing of residential real estate, commercial transactions
       and the construction and sale of new housing. First American also offers specialty insurance, and information and solutions
       related to mortgage, property, and risk markets. It serves homebuyers and sellers, real estate professionals, commercial property
       professionals and others involved in commercial and residential property transaction.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      First American Financial Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         Dennis J. Gilmore                   Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Parker S. Kennedy                   Chairman
                                                                                      Market Position                        Operational Performance
         George L. Argyros                   Director
                                                                                      Comprehensive Product Range Competitive Benchmarking
         William G. Davis                    Director
         James L. Doti                       Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Government Initiatives                 Competition
       Share Data
                                                                                      Growth Prospects in Emerging Solvency II Regulations
         First American Financial Corporation
                                                                                      Markets
        Share Price (USD) as on 03-Aug-                                18.25
        2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (USD)                                                        0.73        GlobalData
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       1,789
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 1,398
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     106
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       First American Financial Corporation - Key Facts .............................................................................................................................. 4
       First American Financial Corporation - Key Employees ..................................................................................................................... 5
       First American Financial Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................... 6
       First American Financial Corporation - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................ 7
       First American Financial Corporation - History ................................................................................................................................... 9
       First American Financial Corporation - Company Statement............................................................................................................ 11
       First American Financial Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................. 14
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
       First American Financial Corporation - Business Description ........................................................................................................... 16
       First American Financial Corporation - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................... 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          First American Financial Corporation - Strengths ......................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Market Position ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Comprehensive Product Range................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Investment Portfolio .................................................................................................................................................. 17
          First American Financial Corporation - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Operational Performance ...................................................................................................................................... 17
             Weakness - Competitive Benchmarking.................................................................................................................................... 18
          First American Financial Corporation - Opportunities ................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Government Initiatives ......................................................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects in Emerging Markets .............................................................................................................. 18
          First American Financial Corporation - Threats ............................................................................................................................ 18
             Threat - Competition.................................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Threat - Solvency II Regulations ............................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Lower Interest Rates .................................................................................................................................................... 19
       First American Financial Corporation - Key Competitors .................................................................................................................. 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ...................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: First American Financial Corporation (First American) provides title insurance and settlement service to the real estate and mortgage industries. It provides these services from re-sales and refinancing of residential real estate, commercial transactions and the construction and sale of new housing. First American also offers specialty insurance, and information and solutions related to mortgage, property, and risk markets. It serves homebuyers and sellers, real estate professionals, commercial property professionals and others involved in commercial and residential property transaction. First American is headquartered in California, the US. The strategic intent of the company is to improve the customer experience, growth of the company and employee development. In line with the strategy the company streamlined its processes for the customers, focused on the organic growth of existing operations and acquisitions in strategic areas. It acquired Hexter-Fair to strengthen its presence in the Dallas- Fort Worth area.
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