Stock in Focus: Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

Company Profile:

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance products in the United States. The company operates in Title, and Corporate and Other segments. It offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and conveyances, and home warranty insurance. The company also provides technology, and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries; and mortgage transaction services, including title-related services and facilitation of production and management of mortgage loans. In addition, it engages in real estate brokerage business. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recent News:

For the fourth quarter ended December 31st, 2018, the company reported total revenue of approximately $1.7 billion versus $2.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.63 versus adjusted diluted EPS of $0.60 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2018, the company reported revenue of $7,594.00MM vs $7,663.00MM of 2017. It generated adjusted pre-tax title earnings of nearly $1.1 billion and an adjusted pre-tax title margin of 14.8%. The company expect another strong performance from its commercial operations in 2019.

Its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share, a 3% increase from the previous quarterly cash dividend of $0.30. The dividend will be payable March 29, 2019, to stockholders of record as of March 15, 2019.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

FNF’s strengths can be seen in its better profitability, strong solvency and robust efficiency compared with its peers. Its net income and revenue have increased over recently several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. The RSI stands at 64.45 with positive bias. We rate Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) a STRONG BUY.

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