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Security National Financial Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Security National Financial Corporation shares (SNFCA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Security National Financial Corporation employs 1,125 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$422.2 million.

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  3. Search for Security National Financial Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SNFCA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$8.91, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Security National Financial Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Security National Financial Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Security National Financial Corporation share price

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Security National Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-31.
Latest market closeUSD$8.91
52-week rangeUSD$3.7606 - USD$9
50-day moving average USD$8.1326
200-day moving average USD$6.9115
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 2.9915
Dividend yield N/A (118.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.808

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Is it a good time to buy Security National Financial Corporation stock?

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Security National Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.91 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) 5.82%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Security National Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Security National Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Security National Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Security National Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Security National Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Security National Financial Corporation shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Security National Financial Corporation's EBITDA

Security National Financial Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$98.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Security National Financial Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Security National Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$422.2 million
Operating margin TTM 18.35%
Gross profit TTM USD$134 million
Return on assets TTM 3.45%
Return on equity TTM 24.32%
Profit margin 12.59%
Book value $13.533
Market capitalisation USD$161 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Security National Financial Corporation shares

There are currently 35,270 Security National Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Security National Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% down from 37,218 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Security National Financial Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Security National Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Security National Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Security National Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Security National Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 47026.666666667). Security National Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.75. In other words for every 100,000 Security National Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 750 shares are currently held short.

However Security National Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Security National Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Security National Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Security National Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Security National Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0034% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Security National Financial Corporation shares, roughly 3 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Security National Financial Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Security National Financial Corporation stock.

Security National Financial Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 120.07% of net profits

Recently Security National Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 120.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 118.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Security National Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 118.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Security National Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

Security National Financial Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Have Security National Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Security National Financial Corporation's shares were split on 8 July 2020.

Security National Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Security National Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7606 up to $9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNFCA.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Security National Financial Corporation's is 0.864. This would suggest that Security National Financial Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Security National Financial Corporation overview

Security National Financial Corporation engages in life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company's Life Insurance segment is involved in selling and servicing lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral plans and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident, and health insurance products; annuity products comprising single and flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities; and diver's accident policies. This segment also cedes and assumes various risks with various authorized unaffiliated reinsurers pursuant to reinsurance treaties. Its Cemetery and Mortuary segment operates eight mortuaries and five cemeteries in Utah; and one cemetery in California. This segment also markets plots, interment vaults, mausoleum crypts, markers, caskets, flowers, and other death care related products; and provides professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of automobiles and clothing. The company's Mortgage segment originates and underwrites residential and commercial loans for new construction, existing homes, and real estate projects primarily in Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It offers residential mortgage lending services to real estate brokers and independent mortgage loan originators. Security National Financial Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Draper, Utah.

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