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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.17
HF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. HF: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.17
Equity to Asset 0.36
HF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HF: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.29  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.36
-0.29
0.58
Interest Coverage 16.83
HF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. HF: 16.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 19.29 Max: 55.01
Current: 16.83
0.82
55.01
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.24
M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
6.61%
20.85%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.30
HF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. HF: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.05  Med: 19.23 Max: 23.63
Current: 20.3
-5.05
23.63
Net-margin (%) 16.05
HF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1542 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. HF: 16.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.97  Med: 14.43 Max: 22.44
Current: 16.05
-0.97
22.44
ROE (%) 46.39
HF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. HF: 46.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.89  Med: 34.27 Max: 46.39
Current: 46.39
-1.89
46.39
ROA (%) 12.36
HF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. HF: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.35  Med: 8.89 Max: 53.44
Current: 12.36
-0.35
53.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.23
HF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. HF: 54.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.82  Med: 68.01 Max: 156.9
Current: 54.23
21.82
156.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.40
HF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. HF: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.6  Med: -4.1 Max: 28.1
Current: 19.4
-41.6
28.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 34.20
HF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. HF: 34.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.1  Med: 22.6 Max: 47.3
Current: 34.2
-48.1
47.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.70
HF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. HF: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 380.6
Current: 22.7
0
380.6
» HF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


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Business Description

Industry: Real Estate Services » Real Estate Services
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Traded in other countries:H2L.Germany,
HFF Inc is a full-service commercial real estate financial intermediary. The Company provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to both the users and provides capital in the U.S. commercial real estate industry.

HFF Inc was incorporated in Delaware in November, 2006. It completed its initial public offering on February 2007. The Company is a provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to both the users and providers of capital in the U.S. commercial real estate industry and one of the full-service commercial real estate financial intermediaries in the country. Company operates in one reportable segment, the commercial real estate financial intermediary segment, and offer debt placement, investment sales, distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services, structured finance, private equity placement, investment banking and advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. Company's services include: Debt Placement Services, offer its clients access to a complete range of debt instruments, including construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debt, mezzanine debt, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing and sale/leaseback financing. Investment Sales Services, provide investment sales services to commercial real estate owners who are seeking to sell one or more properties or property interests. Structured Finance and Private Equity Services, offer a wide array of structured finance and private equity alternatives and solutions at both the property and ownership entity level. Private Equity, Investment Banking and Advisory Services, offer its clients the ability to access the private equity markets for an identified commercial real estate asset and discretionary private equity funds, joint ventures, entity-level private placements and advisory services as well as structured finance services. Loan Sales, Company assist its clients in their efforts to sell all or portions of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios, which can include performing, non-performing and distressed debt and/or real estate owned properties. Commercial Loan Servicing, provide commercial loan servicing for life insurance companies, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Fannie Mae through strategic relationships with several delegated underwriting and servicing lenders, CMBS originators, mortgage REITS and debt funds, groups that purchase performing and/or non-performing loans as well as owners who sell commercial real estate subject to a purchase money mortgage. Company competes with CBRE Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield, Eastdil Secured (owned by Wells Fargo), Jones Lang LaSalle, Colliers, Cassidy Turley, Walker Dunlop, Marcus & Milichap, Newmark/Frank, Northmarq Capital and Meridian and Berkadia. Its U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary, HFF Securities, is subject to regulation. HFF Securities is currently registered as a broker-dealer with the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.12
HF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. HF: 12.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 18.45 Max: 142.85
Current: 12.12
7.23
142.85
PE(NRI) 12.12
HF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.34 vs. HF: 12.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 18.45 Max: 142.85
Current: 12.12
7.23
142.85
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 11.40
HF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. HF: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
HF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 13.4 Max: 174.1
Current: 11.4
1.8
174.1
P/B 5.43
HF's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 1468 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. HF: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 4.59 Max: 11.42
Current: 5.43
0.54
11.42
P/S 1.94
HF's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. HF: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.94
0.18
3.69
PFCF 12.67
HF's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. HF: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 13.31 Max: 21.02
Current: 12.67
0.74
21.02
POCF 11.88
HF's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. HF: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 12.64 Max: 19.95
Current: 11.88
0.71
19.95
EV-to-EBIT 6.69
HF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. HF: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -285.7  Med: 10 Max: 622.1
Current: 6.69
-285.7
622.1
EV-to-EBITDA 6.23
HF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.04 vs. HF: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 9.35 Max: 97
Current: 6.23
1.8
97
PEG 0.47
HF's PEG is ranked higher than
68% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. HF: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.17
Current: 0.47
0.43
2.17
Shiller P/E 24.14
HF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.66 vs. HF: 24.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 42.75 Max: 97.94
Current: 24.14
15
97.94
Current Ratio 1.64
HF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. HF: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.79
Current: 1.64
0.72
4.79
Quick Ratio 1.64
HF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HF: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.3 Max: 3.52
Current: 1.64
0.07
3.52
Days Sales Outstanding 2.39
HF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.29 vs. HF: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.48 Max: 3.99
Current: 2.39
1.12
3.99
Days Payable 0.98
HF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.68 vs. HF: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.07 Max: 6.6
Current: 0.98
0.98
6.6

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
HF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. HF: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.8  Med: -1.6 Max: 0.9
Current: -0.7
-29.8
0.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 76.62
HF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. HF: 76.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
HF' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.76  Med: 141.77 Max: 276.31
Current: 76.62
30.76
276.31
Price/Tangible Book 6.72
HF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. HF: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 5.58 Max: 13.22
Current: 6.72
1.27
13.22
Price/Projected FCF 0.88
HF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HF: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.74
Current: 0.88
0.41
4.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
HF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. HF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.85
Current: 1
0.15
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.51
HF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. HF: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.51
0.5
2.46
Price/Graham Number 1.90
HF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. HF: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.34 Max: 6.55
Current: 1.9
1.05
6.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.90
HF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. HF: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 9.8 Max: 52.5
Current: 14.9
0.2
52.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 31.12
HF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. HF: 31.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.9  Med: 28.85 Max: 135
Current: 31.12
-33.9
135

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $517.9
EPS (TTM) $ 2.15
Beta0.85
Short Percentage of Float2.43%
52-Week Range $21.36 - 38.38
Shares Outstanding (Mil)38.08
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
HFF Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 11 2011 
HFF Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2010 
HFF Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 06 2009 
HFF Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 08 2009 

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