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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.81
HF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. HF: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
HF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.81 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.81
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
HF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. HF: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
HF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.29  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.33
-0.29
0.64
Interest Coverage 10.16
HF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.92 vs. HF: 10.16 )
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: 10.16
0.82
55.01
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.19
Beneish M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
8.36%
13.56%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 18.51
HF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. HF: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
HF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.05  Med: 18.64 Max: 21.47
Current: 18.51
-5.05
21.47
Net Margin % 14.92
HF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1583 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. HF: 14.92 )
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: 16.73
Current: 14.92
-0.97
16.73
ROE % 38.48
HF's ROE % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. HF: 38.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
HF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.89  Med: 34.23 Max: 41.88
Current: 38.48
-1.89
41.88
ROA % 9.60
HF's ROA % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. HF: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
HF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.35  Med: 8.89 Max: 12.47
Current: 9.6
-0.35
12.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 35.85
HF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. HF: 35.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
HF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.82  Med: 62.06 Max: 156.9
Current: 35.85
21.82
156.9
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.20
HF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. HF: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
HF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.6  Med: 7.5 Max: 22.2
Current: 12.2
-41.6
22.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 15.60
HF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. HF: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
HF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.8  Med: 15 Max: 41.4
Current: 15.6
-44.8
41.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 13.50
HF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HF: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
HF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.8 Max: 380.6
Current: 13.5
0
380.6
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Business Description

Industry: Real Estate Services » Real Estate Services    NAICS: 522292    SIC: 6519
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Traded in other countries:H2L.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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 is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. Acting as an investment bank and broker, the company handles debt placement, investment sales, structured finance, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. Substantially all of HFF's revenue is in the form of capital markets services fees, which are collected from its clients and usually negotiated on a transaction-by-transaction basis.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.23
HF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. HF: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
HF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 17.63 Max: 142.85
Current: 14.23
7.23
142.85
PE Ratio without NRI 14.23
HF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
53% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. HF: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
HF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 17.63 Max: 142.85
Current: 14.23
7.23
142.85
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 13.74
HF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
54% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. HF: 13.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
HF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64  Med: 13.4 Max: 174.1
Current: 13.74
2.64
174.1
PB Ratio 4.56
HF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. HF: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 4.78 Max: 11.42
Current: 4.56
0.54
11.42
PS Ratio 2.12
HF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1525 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. HF: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.12
0.18
3.69
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.92
HF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
52% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. HF: 14.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
HF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 13.61 Max: 21.02
Current: 14.92
1.63
21.02
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.93
HF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
54% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. HF: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
HF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 12.86 Max: 19.95
Current: 13.93
1.52
19.95
EV-to-EBIT 8.09
HF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.88 vs. HF: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -285.7  Med: 9.9 Max: 622.1
Current: 8.09
-285.7
622.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.45
HF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. HF: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 9.25 Max: 97
Current: 7.45
1.8
97
PEG Ratio 0.74
HF's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. HF: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
HF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.62 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.74
0.43
2.03
Shiller PE Ratio 24.28
HF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. HF: 24.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 44.04 Max: 928.5
Current: 24.28
15
928.5
Current Ratio 1.47
HF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. HF: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.14
Current: 1.47
0.72
4.14
Quick Ratio 1.47
HF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HF: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.41 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.47
0.1
2.5
Days Sales Outstanding 1.50
HF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.07 vs. HF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.21 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.5
1.12
2.91
Days Payable 2.59
HF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
93% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 69.50 vs. HF: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.07 Max: 6.6
Current: 2.59
2.12
6.6

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
HF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 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: -0.7 Max: 2.8
Current: -0.7
-29.8
2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 17.27
HF's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. HF: 17.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
HF' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.45  Med: 30.76 Max: 276.31
Current: 17.27
18.45
276.31
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.50
HF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. HF: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
HF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 5.15 Max: 8.35
Current: 5.5
1.45
8.35
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.86
HF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. HF: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
HF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.07
Current: 0.86
0.32
2.07
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.08
HF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HF: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
HF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.62
Current: 1.08
0.16
1.62
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.62
HF's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. HF: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
HF' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.62
0.6
1.63
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.86
HF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. HF: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
HF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.01 Max: 3.95
Current: 1.86
1.18
3.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 12.36
HF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
79% of the 1853 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. HF: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 9.9 Max: 52.5
Current: 12.36
0.2
52.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 29.99
HF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. HF: 29.99 )
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: 29.55 Max: 135
Current: 29.99
-33.9
135

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $517.4
EPS (TTM) $ 1.99
Beta1.34
Short Percentage of Float2.87%
52-Week Range $24.84 - 34.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)38.23
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Transwestern Development Co. Sells 340,000 SF Mason Creek Business Center in West Houston Jan 30 2017 
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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