First American Financial Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2022


February 9, 2023, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022.

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Current Quarter Highlights

  • Earnings per diluted share of 52 cents, or $1.35 per share excluding 83 cents of net investment losses
  • Total revenue of $1.7 billion, down 29 percent compared with last year
    • Excluding net investment losses of $114 million, total revenue was $1.8 billion, down 24 percent compared with last year
    • Commercial title revenues down 34 percent to $251 million
  • Net investment losses of $114 million compared with $7 million net investment gains last year
    • $79 million due to the sale of fixed-income securities in connection with the company’s tax planning efforts
    • $46 million due to unrealized losses recognized in our venture portfolio
  • Title Insurance and Services segment investment income of $132 million, up 169 percent compared with last year
  • Title Insurance and Services segment pretax margin of 7.1 percent
    • 10.4 percent excluding net investment losses
  • Home warranty pretax margin of 13.9 percent
    • 18.4 percent excluding net investment losses
  • Debt-to-capital ratio of 30.0 percent, or 22.9 percent excluding accumulated other comprehensive loss of $868 million and secured financings payable of $366 million
  • Cash flow from operations of $246 million compared with $344 million last year
  • Repurchased 687,850 shares for a total of $34 million at an average price of $49.47
  • In February, repaid $250 million senior unsecured notes upon maturity from cash on hand

Full Year 2022 Highlights

  • Earnings per diluted share of $2.45, or $6.09 per share excluding $3.64 per share of net investment losses
  • Total revenue of $7.6 billion, down 18 percent compared with last year
    • Excluding net investment losses of $516 million, total revenue was $8.1 billion, down 8 percent compared with last year
    • Commercial title revenues up 2 percent to a record $1.0 billion
  • Title Insurance and Services segment pretax margin of 10.0 percent
    • 11.8 percent excluding net investment losses
  • Home warranty pretax margin of 10.7 percent
    • 13.4 percent excluding net investment losses
  • Cash flow from operations $0.8 billion compared with a record $1.2 billion last year
  • Repurchased 7.5 million shares for a total of $441 million at an average price of $58.65
  • Raised the common stock dividend by 2 percent to an annual rate of $2.08 per share
  • Named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the seventh consecutive year

Selected Financial Information

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Full Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Total revenue

 

$

1,685

 

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

7,605

 

 

$

9,221

 

Income before taxes

 

$

58

 

 

$

333

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

1,642

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

54

 

 

$

260

 

 

$

263

 

 

$

1,241

 

Net income per diluted share

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.45

 

 

$

11.14

 

 

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $1.7 billion, down 29 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2021. Net income in the current quarter was $54 million, or 52 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $260 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. Net investment losses in the current quarter were $114 million, or 83 cents per diluted share, compared with net investment gains of $7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of last year. The net investment losses in the current quarter were primarily due to the sale of fixed-income securities in connection with the company's tax planning efforts and unrealized losses in our venture portfolio. The tax rate this quarter was 6.9 percent, however, excluding $114 million in net investment losses the tax rate was 18.0 percent.

Total revenue for the full year of 2022 was $7.6 billion, down 18 percent compared with the prior year. Net income was $263 million, or $2.45 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 billion, or $11.14 per diluted share, in 2021. Net investment losses were $516 million, or $3.64 per diluted share, compared with net investment gains of $436 million, or $2.98 per diluted share last year.

"The on-going, cyclical decline in the real estate market adversely impacted our fourth quarter results," said Ken DeGiorgio, chief executive officer at First American Financial Corporation. "However, our expense management efforts and continued growth in investment income helped mitigate the impact of the challenging business environment. For the full year of 2022, we delivered a title segment pretax margin of 10.0 percent, or 11.8 percent excluding net investment losses.

"Although current market conditions remain difficult, we are seeing early indications of stabilization in the purchase market and we believe the company is well positioned to emerge even stronger when the current down cycle ends. Our strong balance sheet allows us to continue to invest in strategic initiatives and pursue acquisitions to deliver long-term growth, as well as return capital to shareholders. In 2022, we returned $658 million to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends.

"I want to thank our employees for all their hard work and accomplishments in 2022 and for their dedication as we navigated through the sharp downturn in the real estate market. It is their professionalism, talent and customer focus that drives our company's continued success."

Title Insurance and Services

($ in millions, average revenue per order)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Total revenues

 

$

1,614

 

 

$

2,267

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before taxes

 

$

114

 

 

$

369

 

Pretax margin

 

 

7.1

%

 

 

16.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title open orders(1)

 

 

153,100

 

 

 

263,500

 

Title closed orders(1)

 

 

125,300

 

 

 

239,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Total revenues

 

$

251

 

 

$

377

 

   Open orders

 

 

24,300

 

 

 

33,400

 

   Closed orders

 

 

18,200

 

 

 

23,500

 

   Average revenue per order

 

$

13,800

 

 

$

16,100

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues for the Title Insurance and Services segment during the fourth quarter were $1.6 billion, down 29 percent compared with the same quarter of 2021. Direct premiums and escrow fees declined 36 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2021, driven by a 48 percent decline in the number of direct title orders closed that was partly offset by a 20 percent increase in the average revenue per direct title order closed. The average revenue per direct title order increased to $4,020, primarily attributable to a shift in the mix to higher premium commercial from lower premium refinance transactions. Agent premiums, which are recorded on approximately a one-quarter lag relative to direct premiums, declined 25 percent in the current quarter as compared with last year.

Information and other revenues were $241 million during the quarter, down $81 million, or 25 percent compared with the same quarter of last year. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, information and other revenues declined by $101 million, or 31 percent. This decline was the result of lower transaction levels across several business units driven by the decline in residential mortgage originations including the company's data and property information products, and post-close services.

Investment income was $132 million in the fourth quarter, up $83 million from the same quarter last year. The increase was primarily due to rising interest rates, which drove higher interest income from the company's investment portfolio, escrow balances and tax-deferred property exchange balances. Net investment losses totaled $60 million in the current quarter, compared with net investment gains of $26 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Net investment losses this quarter were primarily due to losses on the sale of fixed-income securities in connection with the company's tax planning efforts, while last year's gains were primarily due to the change in the fair value of equity securities.

Personnel costs were $522 million in the fourth quarter, down $90 million, or 15 percent, compared with the same quarter of 2021. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, personnel costs declined by $132 million, primarily due to lower incentive compensation, salary expense and overtime costs. Severance expense was $17 million in the fourth quarter.

Other operating expenses were $250 million in the fourth quarter, a decrease of $87 million, or 26 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2021. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, other operating expenses declined by $100 million, primarily attributable to lower production expense across several business units due to lower transaction volumes and reduced discretionary expense.

The provision for policy losses and other claims was $52 million in the fourth quarter, or 4.0 percent of title premiums and escrow fees, in line with the 4.0 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 $42 million in the fourth quarter, up $3 million, or 8 percent, compared with the same period last year, due to higher amortization of software.

Pretax income for the Title Insurance and Services segment was $114 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $369 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Pretax margin was 7.1 percent in the current quarter, compared with 16.3 percent last year. Excluding the impact of net investment losses, the pretax margin was 10.4 percent this year, compared with 15.3 percent last year.

Specialty Insurance

($ in millions)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Total revenues

 

$

113

 

 

$

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before taxes

 

$

16

 

 

$

11

 

Pretax margin

 

 

14.2

%

 

 

9.2

%

 

Total revenues for the Specialty Insurance segment were $113 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, a decline of 6 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2021. The segment posted pretax income of $16 million this quarter, compared with $11 million last year.

Home warranty total revenues were $108 million this quarter, up 4 percent compared with last year. The claim loss rate was 47.2 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with 52.0 percent last year, driven in part by continued lower claim frequency. Home warranty's pretax margin was 13.9 percent this quarter, compared with 16.3 percent last year. Excluding the impact of net investment losses and gains, pretax margin was 18.4 percent this quarter, compared with 14.7 percent last year.

The property and casualty business is in the final stages of its wind-down and its financial results are no longer material to the segment.

Teleconference/Webcast

First American's fourth-quarter 2022 results will be discussed in more detail on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, 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 Feb. 23, 2023, by dialing 201-612-7415 and using the conference ID 13735364. 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 premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions. With its combination of financial strength and stability built over more than 130 years, innovative proprietary technologies, and unmatched data assets, the company is leading the digital transformation of its industry. First American also provides data products to the title industry and other third parties; valuation products and services; mortgage subservicing; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $7.6 billion in 2022, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2022, First American was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine for the seventh 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.

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 conditions 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; inability to realize anticipated synergies or produce returns that justify investment in acquired businesses; changes in the composition of deposits at the company's federal savings bank subsidiary and other factors described in the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, 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.

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

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Total revenues

 

$

1,685

 

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

7,605

 

 

$

9,221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

58

 

 

$

333

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

1,642

 

Income tax expense

 

 

4

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

393

 

Net income

 

 

54

 

 

 

261

 

 

 

265

 

 

 

1,249

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

-

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

8

 

Net income attributable to the Company

 

$

54

 

 

$

260

 

 

$

263

 

 

$

1,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

2.46

 

 

$

11.18

 

Diluted

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.45

 

 

$

11.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

2.06

 

 

$

1.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

104.6

 

 

 

110.8

 

 

 

107.0

 

 

 

111.0

 

Diluted

 

 

104.9

 

 

 

111.4

 

 

 

107.3

 

 

 

111.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Title Insurance Segment Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title orders opened(1)

 

 

153,100

 

 

 

263,500

 

 

 

895,500

 

 

 

1,275,000

 

Title orders closed(1)

 

 

125,300

 

 

 

239,300

 

 

 

695,900

 

 

 

1,050,700

 

Paid title claims

 

$

36

 

 

$

47

 

 

$

177

 

 

$

154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,224

 

 

$

1,228

 

Investments

 

 

8,987

 

 

 

10,596

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

 

1,992

 

 

 

1,806

 

Total assets

 

 

14,955

 

 

 

16,451

 

Reserve for claim losses

 

 

1,325

 

 

 

1,284

 

Notes and contracts payable

 

 

1,646

 

 

 

1,648

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

$

4,665

 

 

$

5,767

 

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Segment Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2022

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

656

 

 

$

548

 

 

$

108

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

753

 

 

 

753

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

249

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

(1

)

Net investment income

 

 

141

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

7

 

Net investment losses

 

 

(114

)

 

 

(60

)

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(48

)

 

 

 

1,685

 

 

 

1,614

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

(42

)

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

550

 

 

 

522

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

8

 

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

599

 

 

 

599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

279

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

8

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

106

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

43

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

20

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

30

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

1,627

 

 

 

1,500

 

 

 

97

 

 

 

30

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

58

 

 

$

114

 

 

$

16

 

 

$

(72

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

28

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

20

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

2,040

 

 

 

1,898

 

 

 

109

 

 

 

33

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

333

 

 

$

369

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

(47

)

 

First American Financial Corporation

 

Segment Information

 

(in millions, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

Specialty

 

 

Corporate

 

December 31, 2022

 

Consolidated

 

 

Insurance

 

 

Insurance

 

 

(incl. Elims.)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct premiums and escrow fees

 

$

3,085

 

 

$

2,663

 

 

$

422

 

 

$

 

Agent premiums

 

 

3,548

 

 

 

3,548

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and other

 

 

1,148

 

 

 

1,127

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

(1

)

Net investment income

 

 

340

 

 

 

359

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

(25

)

Net investment losses

 

 

(516

)

 

 

(150

)

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(353

)

 

 

 

7,605

 

 

 

7,547

 

 

 

437

 

 

 

(379

)

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel costs

 

 

2,340

 

 

 

2,273

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

(14

)

Premiums retained by agents

 

 

2,830

 

 

 

2,830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,272

 

 

 

1,155

 

 

 

82

 

 

 

35

 

Provision for policy losses and other claims

 

 

486

 

 

 

248

 

 

 

238

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

167

 

 

 

162

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Premium taxes

 

 

91

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

93

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

 

7,279

 

 

 

6,789

 

 

 

410

 

 

 

80

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

$

326

 

 

$

758

 

 

$

27

 

 

$

(459

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

1,685

 

 

$

2,373

 

 

$

7,605

 

 

$

9,221

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

(114

)

 

 

7

 

 

 

(516

)

 

 

436

 

Total revenues excluding NIG(L)

 

$

1,799

 

 

$

2,366

 

 

$

8,121

 

 

$

8,785

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax income

 

$

58

 

 

$

333

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

1,642

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

(114

)

 

 

7

 

 

 

(516

)

 

 

436

 

Pretax income excluding NIG(L)

 

$

172

 

 

$

326

 

 

$

842

 

 

$

1,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax margin

 

 

3.4

%

 

 

14.0

%

 

 

4.3

%

 

 

17.8

%

Less: Pretax margin impact of NIG(L)

 

 

(6.2

)%

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

(6.1

)%

 

 

4.1

%

Pretax margin excluding NIG(L)

 

 

9.6

%

 

 

13.8

%

 

 

10.4

%

 

 

13.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per diluted share (EPS)

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

2.33

 

 

$

2.45

 

 

$

11.14

 

Less: EPS impact of NIG(L)

 

 

(0.83

)

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

(3.64

)

 

 

2.98

 

EPS excluding NIG(L)

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

2.28

 

 

$

6.09

 

 

$

8.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title Insurance and Services Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

1,614

 

 

$

2,267

 

 

$

7,547

 

 

$

8,320

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

(60

)

 

 

26

 

 

 

(150

)

 

 

72

 

Total revenues excluding NIG(L)

 

$

1,674

 

 

$

2,241

 

 

$

7,697

 

 

$

8,248

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax income

 

$

114

 

 

$

369

 

 

$

758

 

 

$

1,358

 

Less: NIG(L)

 

 

(60

)

 

 

26

 

 

 

(150

)

 

 

72

 

Pretax income excluding NIG(L)

 

$

174

 

 

$

343

 

 

$

908

 

 

$

1,286

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretax margin

 

 

7.1

%

 

 

16.3

%

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

16.3

%