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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.14
HF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. HF: 2.14 )
HF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.14

Equity to Asset 0.36
HF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HF: 0.36 )
HF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.36

-0.29
0.6
Interest Coverage 55.01
HF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. HF: 55.01 )
HF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 601.11
Current: 55.01

0.82
601.11
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.24
M-Score: -3.01
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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history
Operating margin (%) 19.68
HF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1317 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. HF: 19.68 )
HF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.05   Max: 23.63
Current: 19.68

-5.05
23.63
Net-margin (%) 14.46
HF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. HF: 14.46 )
HF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.92   Max: 23.38
Current: 14.46

-22.92
23.38
ROE (%) 29.29
HF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1299 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. HF: 29.29 )
HF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -173.45   Max: 528.43
Current: 29.29

-173.45
528.43
ROA (%) 10.53
HF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. HF: 10.53 )
HF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.53   Max: 124.61
Current: 10.53

-30.53
124.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 196.82
HF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.34 vs. HF: 196.82 )
HF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.59   Max: 196.82
Current: 196.82

-10.59
196.82
Revenue Growth (%) 22.10
HF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. HF: 22.10 )
HF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.7   Max: 28.1
Current: 22.1

-34.7
28.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 30.10
HF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. HF: 30.10 )
HF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.9   Max: 47.3
Current: 30.1

-47.9
47.3
EPS Growth (%) 50.40
HF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. HF: 50.40 )
HF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 380.6
Current: 50.4

0
380.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HF Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 13,800 sh (New)
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Q2 2013

HF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 24,966 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,200 sh (-26.09%)
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Q3 2013

HF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 8,065 sh (New)
Jim Simons 57,100 sh (+128.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2013

HF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,863 sh (New)
Jim Simons 207,200 sh (+262.87%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0026%$7.97 - $15.17 $ 32.37166%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 36.94%$13.4 - $16.71 $ 32.37117%30400
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Add 65.06%$9.32 - $15.18 $ 32.37158%22200
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.90
HF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. HF: 23.90 )
HF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 355
Current: 23.9

7.15
355
P/B 6.87
HF's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. HF: 6.87 )
HF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 8.29
Current: 6.87

0.54
8.29
P/S 3.44
HF's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. HF: 3.44 )
HF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.62
Current: 3.44

0.18
3.62
PFCF 16.02
HF's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. HF: 16.02 )
HF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 19.85
Current: 16.02

0.73
19.85
EV-to-EBIT 15.70
HF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. HF: 15.70 )
HF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 114.7
Current: 15.7

1.8
114.7
PEG 0.62
HF's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. HF: 0.62 )
HF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.62

0.38
2.7
Shiller P/E 43.94
HF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. HF: 43.94 )
HF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 53.71
Current: 43.94

8.2
53.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.78
HF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HF: 7.78 )
HF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 6.45
Current: 7.78

1.45
6.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.27
HF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HF: 2.27 )
HF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.88
Current: 2.27

0.22
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 2.16
HF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HF: 2.16 )
HF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.79
Current: 2.16

0.19
1.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.95
HF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HF: 0.95 )
HF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.95

0.77
0.79
Price/Graham Number 2.85
HF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. HF: 2.85 )
HF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.24
Current: 2.85

0.72
3.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
HF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. HF: 6.40 )
HF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 54.3
Current: 6.4

0.9
54.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 50.18
HF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. HF: 50.18 )
HF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23   Max: 113.2
Current: 50.18

-23
113.2

Business Description

Industry: Real Estate Services » Real Estate Services
Compare:WFGPY, NDVLY, CDEVY, BRMSY, CGNRF » details
Traded in other countries:H2L.Germany
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 the U.S. commercial real estate industry. It offers debt placement, investment sales, loan sales, distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services, structured finance, equity placement, investment banking service and commercial loan servicing. The Company's fully-integrated national capital markets platform, coupled with its knowledge of the commercial real estate markets, allows it to effectively act as a 'one-stop shop' for its clients, providing an array of capital markets services including: Debt placement; Investment sales; Structured finance; Private equity, investment banking and advisory services; Loan sales; and Commercial loan servicing. It offers its clients a complete range of debt instruments, including but not limited to 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. It provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners who are seeking to sell one or more properties or property interests. The Company offers an array of structured finance alternatives and solutions at both the property and ownership entity level. Through HFF Securities, its licensed broker-dealer subsidiary, it offers 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. It assists its clients in their efforts to sell all or portions of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios which could include performing, non-performing and distressed debt and/or real estate owned properties. It is actively marketing its loan sales to its clients. It provides commercial loan servicing (primary and sub-servicing) for life insurance companies, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) originators, groups that purchase performing and/or non-performing loans as well as owners who sell commercial real estate subject to a purchase money mortgage. The commercial real estate services industry, and all of the services that it provides, are highly competitive, and it expects them to remain so. It competes on a national, regional and local basis as well as on a number of other critical factors, including but not limited to the quality of its people and client service, historical track record and expertise and range of services and execution skills, absence of conflicts and business reputation. The Company's U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary, HFF Securities, is subject to regulation. HFF Securities is currently registered as a broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commissi

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