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First Hawaiian, Inc. [NASDAQ:FHB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give FHB an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $28.05, with the high estimate being $33.00, the low estimate being $24.00 and the median estimate amounting to $27.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $24.25.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] is sitting at 2.30. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.30.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] generated $0.18 billion in sales. That’s 4.52% lower than the average estimate of $0.19 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 24 Jan (In 13 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] sitting at +47.45, this company’s Net Margin is now 34.50%. These measurements indicate that First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 14.68, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 14.70%. Its Return on Equity is 7.33, and its Return on Assets is 0.91. These metrics suggest that this First Hawaiian, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 0.00. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 0.00, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 0.00. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 0.00, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 0.00. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.23. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.36, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.00. First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.61, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 15.11 and P/E Ratio of 15.43. These metrics all suggest that First Hawaiian, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] earns $337,553 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.04.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] has 135.47M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.28B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.19 to 32.36. At its current price, it has moved by -25.12% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 14.35% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently , which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 57.44. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of First Hawaiian, Inc. [FHB], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.