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First Foundation (FFWM) Company Profile

Updated May 14, 2020
First Foundation has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:First Foundation Inc.
Short Name:First Foundation
Trading Ticker Symbol:FFWM
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Irvine, California
Primary Industry Sector:Finance
Seconday Sub-sector:Major Banks
Main Business Areas: Finance, Major Banks, Financial Services, Regional US Banks, Bank
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding First Foundation stock

Market and Trading Information for First Foundation

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of First Foundation as of writing:
Current Share Price:$12.32
Previous Year's Closing Price:$17.4
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-29.2%
Market Cap:$549.66 million
52-week Price Range:$8.01 - $17.64
Dividend Per Share:$0.22
EPS (TTM):1.29
Price-Earnings (Trailing):9.55
Price-Earnings (Forward):8.16

Company Profile and Business Description for First Foundation

First Foundation Inc., incorporated on October 6, 2006, 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. The Company through its lending platform offers loans to individuals and entities that own and operate multifamily residential and commercial real estate properties. In addition, the Company provides business banking products and services to small to moderate-sized businesses and professional firms, and consumer banking products and services to individuals and families.

Banking

FFB is engaged in offering a range of personal and business banking products and services and trust services to its clients. Its banking services include a range of deposit products, including personal checking, savings and money market deposits and certificates of deposit, single family real estate loans and consumer loans. FFB also provides the convenience of online and other personal banking services to its clients. FFB's business banking products and services include multifamily and commercial real estate loans, commercial term loans and lines of credit, transaction and other deposit accounts, online banking, mobile banking and enhanced business services. FFIS provides life, property and casualty agency insurance services.

The Company, through FFB, offers loan products, deposit products, business and personal banking services and trust services. The Company offers a range of loan products consisting of multifamily and single family residential real estate loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial term loans and lines of credit and consumer loans. As of December 31, 2016, the Company made multi-family residential mortgage loans for terms up to 30 years primarily for properties located in California. It offers single family residential mortgage loans primarily as an accommodation to its existing clients. The majority of FFB's single family residential loan originations are collateralized by first mortgages on real properties located in Southern California. Its commercial real estate loans are secured by first trust deeds on nonresidential real property. It offers commercial term loans and commercial lines of credit to its clients. The Company offers equipment financing to provide financing solutions to third party originators, including equipment brokers, lessors and other referral sources. It offers a range of consumer loans and credit products, including personal installment loans and lines of credit, and home equity lines of credit. It offers a range of deposit products, including personal and business checking, savings accounts, interest-bearing negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts and time certificates of deposit. FFB also provides trust services to clients in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Its trust services include management of trust assets, complement the investment and wealth management services. Through FFIS, the Company offers life insurance products provided by unaffiliated insurance carriers from whom it collects a brokerage fee. It offers a range of specialized services, including trust services, online banking, remote deposit capture, merchant credit card services, automated teller machine (ATM) cards, Visa debit cards and business sweep accounts.

Investment Management and Wealth Planning

FFA is a fee-based investment advisor, which provides investment advisory services primarily to high net-worth individuals, their families and their family businesses, and other affiliated organizations. FFA provides investment management and financial planning services for high net-worth individuals, retirement plans, charitable institutions and private foundations; provides financial, investment and economic advisory and related services to high net-worth individuals and their families, family-owned businesses and other related organizations, and provides support services involving the processing and transmission of financial and economic data for charitable organizations. FFA provides clients with personalized services designed to enable them to reach their personal and financial goals and by coordinating FFA's investment advisory and wealth management services with risk management and estate and tax planning services provided by outside service providers.

FFA's investment management team creates diversified investment portfolios for its clients that are designed, monitored and adjusted based on the discipline of fundamental investment analysis. FFA focuses on creating investment portfolios that are commensurate with a client's objectives, risk preference and time horizon, using traditional investments, such as individual stocks and bonds and mutual funds. FFA also provides ongoing advice and coordination regarding estate planning, retirement planning, charitable and business ownership issues, and issues faced by executives of publicly-traded companies. The Company's FFA also provides wealth management services, consisting of financial, investment and economic advisory and related services, to individuals and their families, family businesses and other affiliated organizations.

The Company competes with Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Comerica, Union Bank, Bank of America, City National, First Republic, Northern Trust and Boston Private.

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ETFs Holding First Foundation Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the First Foundation stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have First Foundation stock holding. There are a total of 36 ETFs in Fknol.com records which are holding First Foundation stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
Ratio
No. of
Holdings
Dividend
Frequency
FNCLFidelity MSCI Financials Index ETFThe Fidelity MSCI Financials ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the broad US financials sector. ...Full Details0.08%377
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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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IWViShares Russell 3000 ETFThe iShares Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum, including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.2%3002
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SCHBSchwab US Broad Market ETFThe Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of the largest 2,500 stocks in the US. ...Full Details0.03%2365
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VFHVanguard Financials ETFThe Vanguard Financials ETF tracks the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Financials 25/50 Index, which includes the financial stocks of the top 98% of US market by capitalization. ...Full Details0.1%408
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VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETFThe Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.15%1581
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VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETFThe Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.04%1515
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CSMLIQ Chaikin US Small Cap ETFThe IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of small US companies selected by value, growth, technical, and sentiment factors. ...Full Details0.35%212
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EESWisdomTree US SmallCap Earnings ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Earnings Fund tracks an index of US small-cap stocks weighted by firms' earnings from core operations. The index is a small-cap subset of the WisdomTree Earnings Index. ...Full Details0.38%815
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FDMFirst Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index FundThe First Trust Dow Jones Select Micro Cap ETF tracks an index of U.S.-listed stocks in the bottom two market-cap deciles. Only stocks that meet fundamental and liquidity thresholds are included in the index. ...Full Details0.6%244
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See Full List of ETFs holding First Foundation stock in their respective portfolios.

Peer / Competitor Companies of Major Banks Sector

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▶ 1st Source (SRCE): 1st Source Corporation operates as the holding company for 1st Source Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services, trust and investment management services, and insurance to individual....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

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▶ Allegiance Bancshares (ABTX): Allegiance Bancshares, Inc., incorporated on April 30, 2008, is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Allegiance Bank (the Bank), the Company provides a range of commercial banking services primarily ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ American National Bankshares (AMNB): American National Bankshares Inc. operates as the bank holding company for American National Bank and Trust Company that provides financial products and services. The company operates through two segm....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ American River Bankshares (AMRB): American River Bankshares operates as the holding company for American River Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small and middle-market businesses, and individuals in Calif....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Ameris Bancorp (ABCB): Ameris Bancorp operates as the holding company for Ameris Bank that provides banking services to retail and commercial customers primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. The company....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ AmeriServ Financial (ASRV): AmeriServ Financial Inc. operates as the bank holding company for AmeriServ Financial Bank that provides various consumer, mortgage, and commercial financial products. It offers retail banking service....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Ames National (ATLO): Ames National Corporation, incorporated on January 15, 1975, is a bank holding company. The Company operates through banking segment. The Company owns five banking subsidiaries consisting of two national banks ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ ANZ Bank ADR (ANZBY): Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited provides various banking and financial products and services. The company's Australia division offers retail products and services to consumers through the branch....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Arrow Financial (AROW): Arrow Financial Corporation (Arrow), incorporated on March 21, 1983, is a bank holding company. The Companys banking subsidiaries are Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company (Glens Falls National) and ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Associated Banc-Corp (ASB): Associated Banc-Corp, incorporated on October 20, 1964, is a bank holding company. The Company, through its banking subsidiary Associated Bank, National Association (the Bank) and various nonbanking subsidiaries, provides a ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI): Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Atlantic Capital Bank, N.A. that provides commercial banking products and services in the United States. The company offers NOW, m....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Auburn National Bancorporation (AUBN): Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc., incorporated on April 12, 1990, is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary AuburnBank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank located in ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Banc of California (BANC): Banc of California, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Banc of California, National Association that provides banking products and services in the United States. The company's deposits cons....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ BancFirst (BANF): BancFirst Corporation, incorporated on July 12, 1984, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. The Company ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Banco Bradesco Sa (BBD): Banco Bradesco S.A. provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, enterprises, and corporations and institutions. It operates through two segments, Banking; and Insurance, Pensi....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Banco Bradesco Sa (BBDO): Banco Bradesco S.A. provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, enterprises, and corporations and institutions. It operates through two segments, Banking; and Insurance, Pension Plans a....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Bancorp of New Jersey (BKJ): Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. operates as a bank holding company of Bank of New Jersey that provides banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental units. The co....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ BancorpSouth (BXS): BancorpSouth, Inc., incorporated on February 17, 1982, is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank (the Bank), conducts commercial banking and financial services operations ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Bank of America (BAC): Bank of America Corporation, incorporated on July 31, 1998, is a bank holding company (BHC) and a financial holding company. The Company is a financial institution, serving individual consumers, small- ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History  and Recent Candlestick Patterns.

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