First Place Financial Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: October 15, 2018
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First Place Financial Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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First Place Financial Corp. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
First Place Financial Corp. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between First Place Financial Corp. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of First Place Financial Corp. position in the Banks and Thrifts Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about First Place Financial Corp. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for First Place Financial Corp.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The First Place Financial Corp. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes First Place Financial Corp. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of First Place Financial Corp. business.

About First Place Financial Corp.

First Place Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for First Place Bank. The company offers various business and retail banking products, as well as a range of insurance and investment services.

The company’s principal business consists of accepting retail and business deposits from the general public and investing these funds primarily in one- to four-family residential mortgage, home equity, multifamily, commercial real estate, commercial, and construction loans.

The company owns First Place Holdings, Inc.; and Ardent Service Corporation (Ardent). Ardent operates as a management company to manage the rental or sale of certain properties obtained from borrowers through foreclosure or the transfer of deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Wholly-owned subsidiaries of First Place Holdings, Inc. include First Place Insurance Agency, Ltd., and First Place Real Estate, Ltd. First Place Holdings, Inc. also has a 75% interest in Title Works Agency, LLC.

Market Area

The company is headquartered in Warren, Ohio and operates a community-oriented savings institution in three Midwest markets. In the Mahoning Valley region of eastern Ohio, it operates 21 retail locations in Trumbull, Mahoning and Portage counties. In the Cleveland metropolitan area of Northeastern Ohio, it operates seven retail locations in Lorain County, and one retail location and two business financial centers in Cuyahoga County. In Southeastern Michigan between the Detroit and Flint metropolitan areas, the company operates 13 retail locations. It also operates one retail location in Central Ohio in Franklin County. In addition, the company operates 20 loan production offices of which 10 are located throughout Ohio, 7 are located in Michigan, 2 are located in Indiana and 1 is located in Rockville, Maryland.

Lending activities

Residential Real Estate Lending: The company offers both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage loans with maturities of approximately 40 years secured by one- to four-family residences that are located in its primary market area or the market area serviced by its loan production offices. It also purchases mortgage loans from correspondent banks in Ohio and Illinois and private mortgage brokers.

Construction Lending: The company makes loans to individuals for the construction of their residences, as well as to builders and developers for the construction of one- to four-family residences and the development of one- to four-family lots. It also makes construction loans for commercial real estate.

Construction loans to individuals for their residences are structured to be converted to permanent loans at the end of the construction phase. It also makes loans to builders for the purpose of developing one- to four-family homes and home sites.

Multifamily Lending: The company originates multifamily loans, which are held in the portfolio and are primarily secured by apartment buildings.

Commercial Real Estate Lending: The company originates owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, which it generally holds in its portfolio. These loans are primarily secured by strip shopping centers, small office buildings, warehouses, and other industrial and business properties.

Commercial Non-Real Estate Lending: Commercial loan originations are primarily term loans and lines of credit to closely-held small and medium size businesses operating in the company’s primary market area.

Consumer Lending: Consumer loans consists of home equity lines of credit, home equity loans, new and used automobile loans, and secured and unsecured personal loans. The company offers variable-rate home equity lines of credit and fixed-rate home equity loans based on the borrower’s equity in the home and their ability to make repayment from their employment.

Sale of Residential Real Estate Loans: The company sells most fixed-rate residential loans and a portion of its adjustable-rate residential loans originated.

Investment Portfolio

As of June 30, 2010, the company’s investment portfolio included U.S. government agencies and other government sponsored enterprises; obligations of states and political subdivisions; trust preferred securities; one- to four-family mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations issued by government-sponsored enterprises; equity securities; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred stock; and mortgage-backed securities mutual fund.


The company offers various deposit accounts consisting of noninterest-bearing and interest-bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers individual retirement accounts and other qualified plan accounts.


First Place Financial Corp. was founded in 1922.

The above Company Fundamental Report is a half-ready report and contents are subject to change.
It means that we have all necessary data in our database to prepare the report but need 2-3 days to complete it. During this time we are also updating the report with respect to the current moment. So, you can get all the most recent data available for the same price. Please note that preparation of additional types of analyses requires extra time.




1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  4.2.2. Margin Analysis
  4.2.3. Asset Turnover
  4.2.4. Credit Ratios
  4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
  4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
  4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot


5.1. First Place Financial Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of First Place Financial Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of First Place Financial Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. First Place Financial Corp. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Banks and Thrifts Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. First Place Financial Corp. Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





First Place Financial Corp. Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
First Place Financial Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
First Place Financial Corp. Major Shareholders
First Place Financial Corp. History
First Place Financial Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
First Place Financial Corp. Offices and Representations
First Place Financial Corp. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
First Place Financial Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
First Place Financial Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
First Place Financial Corp. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Banks and Thrifts Industry Statistics
First Place Financial Corp. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
First Place Financial Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


First Place Financial Corp. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
First Place Financial Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
First Place Financial Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
First Place Financial Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
First Place Financial Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
First Place Financial Corp. Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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