First American Financial Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2021

Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings of $2.33 per Diluted Share


February 10, 2022, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2021.

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Current Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenue of $2.4 billion, up 10 percent compared with last year
    • Title agent premiums up 20 percent to $1.0 billion
    • Title direct premium and escrow fees up 11 percent to $862 million
    • Commercial title revenues up 66 percent to $377 million
  • Net investment gains of $7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share
  • Title Insurance and Services segment pretax margin of 16.3 percent
    • 15.3 percent excluding net investment gains
  • Specialty Insurance segment pretax margin of 9.2 percent including a pretax loss of $6 million in the company's property and casualty business
  • Repurchased 270,400 shares for a total of $20 million at an average price of $74.38
  • Debt-to-capital ratio of 27.4 percent, or 22.2 percent excluding secured financings payable of $538 million

Full Year 2021 Highlights

  • Total revenue a record $9.2 billion, up 30 percent compared with last year
    • Title agent premiums up 36 percent to a record $3.8 billion
    • Total direct premium and escrow fees up 20 percent to a record $3.6 billion
    • Commercial title revenues up 61 percent to a record $1.0 billion
  • Title Insurance and Services segment record pretax margin of 16.3 percent
    • 15.6 percent excluding net investment gains
  • Specialty Insurance segment pretax margin of 6.7 percent
    • The property and casualty business reduced policies-in-force by 71 percent during the year and the wind-down remains on track for completion in third quarter 2022
  • Cash flow from operations a record $1.2 billion, up 12 percent compared with last year
  • Venture portfolio year-end carrying value of $673 million, including unrealized gains of $355 million
  • Return on equity a record 23.2 percent
  • Closed acquisition of ServiceMac, a residential mortgage subservicing company
  • Expanded geographic coverage of title plants to 1,600 counties
  • Repurchased 1.7 million shares for a total of $99 million at an average price of $58.05
  • Raised the common stock dividend by 11 percent to an annual rate of $2.04 per share
  • Named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year

Selected Financial Information

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Full Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Total revenue

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

2,151

 

 

$

9,221

 

 

$

7,086

 

Income before taxes

 

$

333

 

 

$

382

 

 

$

1,642

 

 

$

923

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

260

 

 

$

280

 

 

$

1,241

 

 

$

696

 

Net income per diluted share

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.49

 

 

$

11.14

 

 

$

6.16

 

 

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $2.4 billion, an increase of 10 percent relative to the fourth quarter of 2020. Net income in the current quarter was $260 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, compared with net income of $280 million, or $2.49 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Net investment gains in the current quarter were $7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, compared with net investment gains of $56 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of last year.

Total revenue for the full year of 2021 was $9.2 billion, up 30 percent compared with the prior year. Net income was $1.2 billion, or $11.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $696 million, or $6.16 per diluted share, in 2020. Net investment gains were $436 million, or $2.98 per diluted share, compared with net investment gains of $105 million, or 71 cents per diluted share last year. In 2020, the company also recorded a pretax impairment of $54.9 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, related to the property and casualty insurance business within the Specialty Insurance segment.

"The company's fourth quarter performance marked a strong finish to a record year in 2021," said Ken DeGiorgio, chief executive officer at First American Financial Corporation. "The sustained commitment of our people allowed us to take full advantage of strong market conditions. We achieved revenue growth of 30 percent to $9.2 billion, and delivered a pretax title margin of 16.3 percent, both setting new annual records for the company.

"During the year, we accelerated our innovation efforts by expanding our data capabilities and developing next-generation tools to digitize the closing process. The company expanded the geographic coverage of its title plants to 1,600 counties, significantly enhancing our data assets and strengthening our industry-leading platform to support title automation initiatives in the years ahead.

"Consistent with our commitment to return capital to shareholders, the company increased its common stock dividend by 11 percent to an annual rate of $2.04 per share and repurchased 1.7 million shares totaling $100 million. For the year, we delivered a total return to shareholders of 56.2 percent."

Title Insurance and Services

($ in millions, except average revenue per order)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Total revenues

 

$

2,267

 

 

$

2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before taxes

 

$

369

 

 

$

377

 

Pretax margin

 

 

16.3

%

 

 

18.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title open orders(1)

 

 

263,500

 

 

 

354,600

 

Title closed orders(1)

 

 

239,300

 

 

 

295,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Total revenues

 

$

377

 

 

$

227

 

   Open orders

 

 

33,400

 

 

 

32,100

 

   Closed orders

 

 

23,500

 

 

 

19,400

 

   Average revenue per order

 

$

16,100

 

 

$

11,700

 

(1) U.S. direct title insurance orders only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues for the Title Insurance and Services segment during the fourth quarter were $2.3 billion, up 13 percent compared with the same quarter of 2020. Direct premiums and escrow fees were up 11 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by a 36 percent increase in the average revenue per direct title order closed that was partially offset by a 19 percent decline in the number of direct title orders closed. The average revenue per direct title order climbed to $3,339, primarily attributable to an increase in the average deal size in our commercial business and the impact of strong home price appreciation on residential purchase transactions. In addition, the shift in the order mix from lower-premium residential refinance transactions to higher-premium commercial and purchase transactions also impacted the average revenue per order. Agent premiums, which are recorded on approximately a one-quarter lag relative to direct premiums, were up 20 percent in the current quarter as compared with last year.

Information and other revenues were $322 million during the quarter, up 15 percent compared with the same quarter of last year, primarily due to the recently completed acquisition of ServiceMac and higher demand for the company's loss mitigation products.

Investment income was $49 million in the fourth quarter, down $4 million, or 8 percent. The decline was primarily due to lower interest income from the company's warehouse lending business and escrow and other cash balances, significantly offset by an increase in interest income from higher balances in the company's investment portfolio. Net investment gains totaled $26 million in the current quarter, compared with gains of $51 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily due to the change in the fair value of equity securities for both periods.

Personnel costs were $612 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of $97 million, or 19 percent, compared with the same quarter of 2020. This increase was primarily attributable to higher salary expense due to an increase in the number of employees, higher incentive compensation driven by growth in revenues and profitability, and higher employee benefit costs.

Other operating expenses were $337 million in the fourth quarter, up $36 million, or 12 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to higher software expense, production-related costs, and professional services.

The provision for policy losses and other claims was $75 million in the fourth quarter, or 4.0 percent of title premiums and escrow fees, a decrease from a 5.0 percent loss provision rate in the prior year. The current quarter rate reflects an ultimate loss rate of 4.0 percent for the current policy year with no change in the loss reserve estimates for prior policy years.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $39 million in the fourth quarter, up $3 million, or 8 percent, compared with the same period last year, primarily due to higher amortization of intangible assets related to recent acquisitions.

Pretax income for the Title Insurance and Services segment was $369 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $377 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Pretax margin was 16.3 percent in the current quarter, compared with 18.9 percent last year. Excluding the impact of net investment gains, the pretax margin was 15.3 percent this year, compared with 16.7 percent last year.

Specialty Insurance

($ in millions)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Total revenues

 

$

120

 

 

$

141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before taxes

 

$

11

 

 

$

27

 

Pretax margin

 

 

9.2

%

 

 

19.1

%

 

Total revenues for the Specialty Insurance segment were $120 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, a decline of 15 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. Pretax income for the segment was $11 million, compared with $27 million last year that included the benefit of an $18 million reversal of a portion of an impairment taken earlier in 2020 related to the wind-down of the property and casualty business.

Home warranty revenues were up 1 percent this quarter to $104 million. The loss rate was 52.0 percent, compared with 50.5 percent last year, due to higher average cost per claim, partly offset by a decline in the number of claims. Home warranty's pretax income was $17 million, compared with $21 million last year.

The wind-down of the property and casualty business remains on track for completion in the third quarter of 2022. At the close of the fourth quarter, policies-in-force had declined by 71 percent since the beginning of the year. The property and casualty business ended the quarter with a pretax loss of $6 million.

Teleconference/Webcast

First American's fourth quarter 2021 results will be discussed in more detail on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. EST, via teleconference. The toll-free dial-in number is 877-407-8293. Callers from outside the United States may dial +1-201-689-8349.

The live audio webcast of the call will be available on First American's website at www.firstam.com/investor. An audio replay of the conference call will be available through February 24, 2022, by dialing 201-612-7415 and using the conference ID 13726034. An audio archive of the call will also be available on First American's investor website.

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $9.2 billion in 2021, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2021, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.

Website Disclosure

First American posts information of interest to investors at www.firstam.com/investor. This includes opened and closed title insurance order counts for its U.S. direct title insurance operations, which are posted approximately 10 to 12 days after the end of each month.

Presentation Change

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021, certain previously reported amounts have been updated to conform to our current practice of rounding to millions.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release and the related management commentary contain, and responses to investor questions may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "predict," "estimate," "project," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," or other similar words and phrases or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "may," "might," "should," "would," or "could." These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future operations, performance, financial condition, prospects, plans and strategies. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: interest rate fluctuations; changes in the performance of the real estate markets; volatility in the capital markets; unfavorable economic conditions; impairments in the company's goodwill or other intangible assets; failures at financial institutions where the company deposits funds; regulatory oversight and changes in applicable laws and government regulations, including privacy and data protection laws; heightened scrutiny by legislators and regulators of the company's title insurance and services segment and certain other of the company's businesses; regulation of title insurance rates; limitations on access to public records and other data; climate change, health crises, severe weather conditions and other catastrophe events; changes in relationships with large mortgage lenders and government-sponsored enterprises; changes in measures of the strength of the company's title insurance underwriters, including ratings and statutory capital and surplus; losses in the company's investment portfolio or venture investment portfolio; material variance between actual and expected claims experience; defalcations, increased claims or other costs and expenses attributable to the company's use of title agents; any inadequacy in the company's risk management framework or use of models; systems damage, failures, interruptions, cyberattacks and intrusions, or unauthorized data disclosures; innovation efforts of the company and other industry participants and any related market disruption; errors and fraud involving the transfer of funds; failures to recruit and retain qualified personnel; the company's use of a global workforce; inability of the company's subsidiaries to pay dividends or repay funds; and other factors described in the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release and related management commentary contain certain financial measures that are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including an adjusted debt to capitalization ratio, personnel and other operating expense ratios, success ratios, net operating revenues; and adjusted revenues, adjusted pretax income, adjusted earnings per share, and adjusted pretax margins for the company, its title insurance and services segment and its specialty insurance segment. The company is presenting these non-GAAP financial measures because they provide the company's management and investors with additional insight into the financial leverage, operational efficiency and performance of the company relative to earlier periods and relative to the company's competitors. The company does not intend for these non-GAAP financial measures to be a substitute for any GAAP financial information. In this news release, these non-GAAP financial measures have been presented with, and reconciled to, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Investors should use these non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with the comparable GAAP financial measures. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the presentation of these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

First American Financial Corporation

 

Summary of Consolidated Financial Results and Selected Information

 

(in millions, except per share amounts and title orders, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Total revenues

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

2,151

 

 

$

9,221

 

 

$

7,086

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

333

 

 

$

382

 

 

$

1,642

 

 

$

923

 

Income tax expense

 

 

72

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

393

 

 

 

223

 

Net income

 

 

261

 

 

 

281

 

 

 

1,249

 

 

 

700

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

4

 

Net income attributable to the Company

 

$

260

 

 

$

280

 

 

$

1,241

 

 

$

696

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

2.50

 

 

$

11.18

 

 

$

6.18

 

Diluted

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.49

 

 

$

11.14

 

 

$

6.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.94

 

 

$

1.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

110.8

 

 

 

112.2

 

 

 

111.0

 

 

 

112.7

 

Diluted

 

 

111.4

 

 

 

112.5

 

 

 

111.4

 

 

 

113.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Title Insurance Segment Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title orders opened(1)

 

 

263,500

 

 

 

354,600

 

 

 

1,275,000

 

 

 

1,470,900

 

Title orders closed(1)

 

 

239,300

 

 

 

295,100

 

 

 

1,050,700

 

 

 

1,043,800

 

Paid title claims

 

$

47

 

 

$

43

 

 

$

154

 

 

$

164

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) U.S. direct title insurance orders only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,228

 

 

$

1,275

 

Investments

 

 

10,596

 

 

 

7,151

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

 

1,806

 

 

 

1,573

 

Total assets

 

 

16,451

 

 

 

12,796

 

Reserve for claim losses

 

 

1,284

 

 

 

1,178

 

Notes and contracts payable

 

 

1,648

 

 

 

1,011

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

$

5,767

 

 

$

4,910

 

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Segment Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2021

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

974

 

 

$

862

 

 

$

112

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

1,008

 

 

 

1,008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

325

 

 

 

322

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

 

59

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

9

 

Net investment gains (losses)

 

 

7

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

(23

)

 

 

 

2,373

 

 

 

2,267

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

(14

)

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

642

 

 

 

612

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

9

 

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

803

 

 

 

803

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

364

 

 

 

337

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

9

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

143

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

40

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Impairment losses on exit of business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

28

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

20

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

2,040

 

 

 

1,898

 

 

 

109

 

 

 

33

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

333

 

 

$

369

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

(47

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2020

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

907

 

 

$

777

 

 

$

130

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

839

 

 

 

839

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

284

 

 

 

280

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

 

65

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

10

 

Net investment gains

 

 

56

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,151

 

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

141

 

 

 

10

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

549

 

 

 

515

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

12

 

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

663

 

 

 

663

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

332

 

 

 

301

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

10

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

166

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

38

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Impairment losses on exit of business

 

 

(18

)

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

24

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

15

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

1,769

 

 

 

1,623

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

32

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

382

 

 

$

377

 

 

$

27

 

 

$

(22

)

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Segment Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2021

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

3,598

 

 

$

3,100

 

 

$

498

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

3,757

 

 

 

3,757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

1,203

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

(1

)

Net investment income

 

 

215

 

 

 

188

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

20

 

Net investment gains

 

 

436

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

341

 

 

 

 

9,221

 

 

 

8,320

 

 

 

541

 

 

 

360

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

2,350

 

 

 

2,235

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

25

 

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

2,987

 

 

 

2,987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,323

 

 

 

1,198

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

36

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

589

 

 

 

275

 

 

 

314

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

158

 

 

 

152

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Impairment losses on exit of business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

100

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

72

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

7,579

 

 

 

6,962

 

 

 

505

 

 

 

112

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

1,642

 

 

$

1,358

 

 

$

36

 

 

$

248

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2020

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

2,988

 

 

$

2,490

 

 

$

498

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

2,759

 

 

 

2,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

1,013

 

 

 

1,001

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

(1

)

Net investment income

 

 

221

 

 

 

199

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

13

 

Net investment gains

 

 

105

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

7,086

 

 

 

6,535

 

 

 

532

 

 

 

19

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

1,941

 

 

 

1,834

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

21

 

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

2,184

 

 

 

2,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,119

 

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

83

 

 

 

36

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

580

 

 

 

263

 

 

 

317

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

149

 

 

 

141

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Impairment losses on exit of business

 

 

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

78

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

57

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

6,163

 

 

 

5,509

 

 

 

557

 

 

 

97

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

923

 

 

$

1,026

 

 

$

(25

)

 

$

(78

)

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Reconciliation of Pretax Margins and Earnings per Diluted Share

 

Excluding Net Investment Gains and Losses ("NIG(L)")

 

(in millions, except margin and per share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

2,151

 

 

$

9,221

 

 

$

7,086

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

7

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

105

 

Total revenues excluding NIG(L)

 

$

2,366

 

 

$

2,095

 

 

$

8,785

 

 

$

6,981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax income

 

$

333

 

 

$

382

 

 

$

1,642

 

 

$

923

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

7

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

105

 

Pretax income excluding NIG(L)

 

$

326

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

1,206

 

 

$

818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax margin

 

 

14.0

%

 

 

17.8

%

 

 

17.8

%

 

 

13.0

%

Less: Pretax margin impact of NIG(L)

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

2.2

%

 

 

4.1

%

 

 

1.3

%

Pretax margin excluding NIG(L)

 

 

13.8

%

 

 

15.6

%

 

 

13.7

%

 

 

11.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per diluted share (EPS)

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.49

 

 

$

11.14

 

 

$

6.16

 

Less: EPS impact of NIG(L)

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.38

 

 

 

2.97

 

 

 

0.71

 

EPS excluding NIG(L)

 

$

2.28

 

 

$

2.11

 

 

$

8.17

 

 

$

5.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title Insurance and Services Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

2,267

 

 

$

2,000

 

 

$

8,320

 

 

$

6,535

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

26

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

86

 

Total revenues excluding NIG(L)

 

$

2,241

 

 

$

1,949

 

 

$

8,248

 

 

$

6,449

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax income

 

$

369

 

 

$

377

 

 

$

1,358

 

 

$

1,026

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

26