First Foundation Company Profile (NASDAQ:FFWM)

About First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)

First Foundation logoFirst Foundation Inc. is a financial services holding company that provides a platform of personalized financial services to high net-worth individuals and their families, family businesses and other affiliated organizations. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors (FFA) and First Foundation Bank (FFB), and First Foundation Insurance Services (FFIS), a subsidiary of FFB. The Company's segments include Banking, Investment Management and Wealth Planning (Wealth Management), and Other. The Banking segment includes the operations of FFB and FFIS, and Wealth Management segment includes the operations of FFA. The Company's integrated platform provides investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust, banking products and services, life insurance services and property and casualty insurance services to meet the financial needs of its clients.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Regional - Midwest Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:FFWM
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $529.14 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 33,342,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.87
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.09
  • 52 Week Range: $10.01 - $17.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.64
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.30
  • P/E Growth: 2.53
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $127.15 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.16
  • Book Value: $8.84 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.80
  • Net Margins: 17.24%
  • Return on Equity: 8.37%
  • Return on Assets: 0.72%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.31%
  • Current Ratio: 1.27%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.19%
  • Average Volume: 76,350 shs.
  • Beta: 0.53
  • Short Ratio: 3.89

Frequently Asked Questions for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)

What is First Foundation's stock symbol?

First Foundation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FFWM."

How were First Foundation's earnings last quarter?

First Foundation Inc (NASDAQ:FFWM) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 24th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $33.84 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.53 million. First Foundation had a return on equity of 8.37% and a net margin of 17.24%. View First Foundation's Earnings History.

Where is First Foundation's stock going? Where will First Foundation's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for First Foundation's stock. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $27.00. On average, they anticipate First Foundation's stock price to reach $21.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for First Foundation.

Are investors shorting First Foundation?

First Foundation saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 217,289 shares, an increase of 15.7% from the April 13th total of 187,743 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 85,459 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

Who are some of First Foundation's key competitors?

Who owns First Foundation stock?

First Foundation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (4.52%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (4.39%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.30%), Boston Partners (3.12%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.15%) and RMB Capital Management LLC (1.24%). Company insiders that own First Foundation stock include David S Depillo, Jacob Sonenshine, James G Brakke, John Michel, Max Briggs, Ulrich E Keller Jr, Victoria Collins and Warren D Fix. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Foundation.

Who sold First Foundation stock? Who is selling First Foundation stock?

First Foundation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold First Foundation stock in the last year include Jacob Sonenshine, John Michel, Max Briggs, Ulrich E Keller Jr and Victoria Collins. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Foundation.

Who bought First Foundation stock? Who is buying First Foundation stock?

First Foundation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Boston Partners, Wellington Management Group LLP, RMB Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.. Company insiders that have bought First Foundation stock in the last two years include David S Depillo, James G Brakke, John Michel and Warren D Fix. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Foundation.

How do I buy First Foundation stock?

Shares of First Foundation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of First Foundation stock cost?

One share of First Foundation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.87.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $21.00 (32.33% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/12/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$18.00MediumView Rating Details
4/25/2017FBR & CoBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$16.00 -> $18.00HighView Rating Details
8/23/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuy$27.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$24.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
6/25/2015Sandler O'NeillInitiated CoverageBuy$21.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Earnings by Quarter for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Earnings History by Quarter for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/24/2017Q1 2017$0.17$0.18$33.53 million$33.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2017Q416$0.13$0.19$31.28 million$32.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.50$0.58$19.84 million$38.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.19$0.20$27.60 million$26.83 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.25$0.23$25.70 million$26.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.27$0.31$25.15 million$18.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.28$0.21$22.55 million$22.33 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q2 2015$0.29$0.35$19.05 million$19.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.90
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.05
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.16$0.18$0.17
Q2 20172$0.22$0.23$0.23
Q3 20172$0.24$0.25$0.25
Q4 20172$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q1 20181$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q2 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20181$0.27$0.27$0.27
Q4 20181$0.28$0.28$0.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 22.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 29.05%
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017John MichelCFOSell30,000$16.47$494,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017John MichelCFOSell20,000$15.86$317,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$15.71$78,550.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2017Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell10,000$15.51$155,100.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Jacob SonenshineDirectorSell10,000$16.65$166,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Jacob SonenshineDirectorSell4,668$16.65$77,722.20View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Max BriggsDirectorSell666$16.96$11,295.36View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell10,000$14.31$143,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$28.42$142,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$28.46$142,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016John MichelCFOBuy14,000$10.00$140,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$24.66$123,300.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$24.27$121,350.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$24.99$124,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$23.19$115,950.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Ulrich E Keller JrChairmanSell5,000$23.43$117,150.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$21.25$106,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016John MichelCFOBuy1,500$21.41$32,115.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$22.41$112,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$22.69$113,450.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$22.35$111,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Victoria CollinsDirectorSell5,000$22.41$112,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2015James G BrakkeDirectorBuy1,668$21.11$35,211.48View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015David S DepilloInsiderBuy272,035$18.38$5,000,003.30View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Warren D FixDirectorBuy1,000$18.92$18,920.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2015James G BrakkeDirectorBuy1,500$17.94$26,910.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Victoria CollinsDirectorSell20,000$18.10$362,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015John HakopianInsiderBuy2,000$18.00$36,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Scott F KavanaughCEOBuy5,800$18.50$107,300.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014James G BrakkeDirectorBuy1,075$18.93$20,349.75View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014James G BrakkeDirectorBuy2,700$18.56$50,112.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Scott F KavanaughCEOBuy7,400$18.35$135,790.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
Latest Headlines for First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM)
DateHeadline logoETFs with exposure to First Foundation, Inc. : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 4:50 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Short Interest Update - May 22 at 2:46 PM logoFirst Foundation Announces Increase in Availability Under Loan Agreement - May 22 at 11:31 AM logoFirst Foundation, Inc. :FFWM-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 4:56 PM logo Brokerages Set $18.38 Price Target for First Foundation Inc (FFWM) - May 16 at 8:34 PM logoFirst Foundation Announces Recipients of 2017 ‘Supporting Our Communities’ Award - May 16 at 11:46 AM logoFirst Foundation, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : FFWM-US : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 11:31 AM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - May 14 at 2:37 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies - May 13 at 10:24 AM logoJohn Michel Sells 30,000 Shares of First Foundation Inc (FFWM) Stock - May 12 at 7:41 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $36.63 Million - May 4 at 12:00 PM logoFirst Foundation (FFWM) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.07 - May 3 at 5:10 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate First Foundation Inc (FFWM) Will Post Earnings of $0.22 Per Share - May 2 at 8:00 PM logoUlrich E. Keller, Jr. Sells 5,000 Shares of First Foundation Inc (FFWM) Stock - May 2 at 3:10 PM logoFirst Foundation (FFWM) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.13 - April 28 at 10:28 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) CFO John Michel Sells 20,000 Shares - April 28 at 7:21 PM logoDA Davidson Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for First Foundation Inc (FFWM) - April 27 at 1:36 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.22 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts (FFWM) - April 27 at 9:17 AM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - April 25 at 11:00 PM logoFirst Foundation (FFWM) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.31 - April 25 at 8:08 PM logoFirst Foundation's (FFWM) "Market Perform" Rating Reaffirmed at FBR & Co - April 25 at 12:14 PM logoEdited Transcript of FFWM earnings conference call or presentation 24-Apr-17 4:00pm GMT - April 25 at 11:23 AM logoFirst Foundation, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : FFWM-US : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 11:23 AM logoFirst Foundation Announces 2017 First Quarter Financial Results - April 24 at 5:00 PM logoFirst Foundation beats Street 1Q forecasts - April 24 at 9:08 AM logoFirst Foundation Bank Appoints Kori Dolkas and Justin Stewart as Vice President, Branch Managers of Two of its California Locations - April 20 at 5:17 PM logoFirst Foundation Sees Composite Rating Move Up To 96 - April 20 at 12:29 PM logoFirst Foundation Joins Elite List Of Stocks With 95-Plus Composite Rating - April 12 at 10:12 PM logo$0.17 Earnings Per Share Expected for First Foundation Inc (FFWM) This Quarter - April 11 at 2:10 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.16 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts - April 10 at 7:20 AM logoFirst Foundation Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 3 at 5:26 PM logoFirst Foundation Inc (FFWM) Chairman Sells $155,100.00 in Stock - March 31 at 7:56 PM logoFIRST FOUNDATION INC. Financials - March 21 at 5:23 PM logoAnalysts Anticipate First Foundation Inc (FFWM) to Post $0.17 EPS - March 21 at 11:52 AM logoFIRST FOUNDATION INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 15 at 10:34 PM logoFIRST FOUNDATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 4 at 5:30 PM logoFirst Foundation to Participate in Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference - February 28 at 5:23 PM logo3:09 am First Foundation initiates up to $80 million 'at-the-market' equity offering program - February 20 at 4:47 PM logoFIRST FOUNDATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Stateme - February 17 at 9:17 AM logoFirst Foundation Announces Launch of At-The-Market Equity Offering - February 16 at 10:09 PM logoFirst Foundation Announces New Loan Agreement - February 9 at 5:49 PM logoFIRST FOUNDATION INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial - February 9 at 5:49 PM logoEdited Transcript of FFWM earnings conference call or presentation 6-Feb-17 5:00pm GMT - February 7 at 3:18 AM logoQ4 2016 First Foundation Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open - February 6 at 11:22 AM logoFirst Foundation Announces 2016 Financial Results - February 6 at 11:22 AM logoFirst Foundation Advisors Appoint Daniel Fan as Director of Wealth Planning - January 24 at 5:52 PM logoFirst Foundation Bank Appoints Nathan Holt as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of Las Vegas Location - January 20 at 6:29 PM logoSplits Calendar: First Foundation splits before market open today (2:1 ratio) - January 19 at 6:50 PM logo9:00 am First Foundation declares a two-for-one stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend on its common stock; additional shares issued in the stock split are expected to be distributed on January 18, 2017 - December 23 at 3:27 AM logoFirst Foundation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split - December 23 at 3:27 AM



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