First Defiance Financial Corp. trades as part of the financial services sector and banking industry. The company CEO is Donald P. Hileman. First Defiance Financial Corp operates a unitary thrift holding company that provides communities based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The FDEF shares had a previous change of -1.12% which opened at 29.44 and closed at 29.14. It moved to an intraday high of 29.96 and a low of 28.94.

Business Wire:  First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release First Quarter Earnings on April 22 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on April 23

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, FDEF shares returned 0.76% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.79%. Over three months, it changed 11.55%. In one year it has changed 1.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 35.00 and its 52-week low was 22.78. FDEF stock is 27.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 29.15 and a 50 day moving average of 29.72. Right now, FDEF stock is trading -0.03% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release First Quarter Earnings on April 22 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on April 23

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $578.7m with 19.9m shares outstanding and a float of 19.2m shares. Trading volume was 25,336 shares and has experienced an average volume of 52,790 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for First Defiance Financial Corp. was 2.26 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.89. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.55. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.22, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 13.13. Historically, the PE high was 21.90 and the PE low was 11.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 24.63, which is a decrease of -15.46%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.76, which is a dividend yield of 2.61%. Also, the payout ratio is 34.23%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 18.97, which means it might overvalued by -53.62%

The next earnings report will be: 04-22-2019



The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of First Defiance Financial Corp.; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 5.70% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 6.40% of insider ownership and 105.10% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.98

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.96%, return on assets is 1.50%, profit margin is 27.85%, price-to-sales is 4.72 and price-to-book is 1.46.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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