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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 0.24
HF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. HF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.14
HF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. HF: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.14

-0.29
0.42
Interest Coverage 34.40
HF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. HF: 34.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 601.11
Current: 34.4

0.82
601.11
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -3.11
WACC vs ROIC
10.18%
22.35%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.77
HF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. HF: 20.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.05   Max: 23.63
Current: 20.77

-5.05
23.63
Net-margin (%) 15.08
HF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. HF: 15.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.11   Max: 23.38
Current: 15.08

-21.11
23.38
ROE (%) 45.28
HF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. HF: 45.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.89   Max: 695.51
Current: 45.28

-1.89
695.51
ROA (%) 11.28
HF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. HF: 11.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.35   Max: 153.86
Current: 11.28

-0.35
153.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.07
HF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. HF: 44.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.37   Max: 120.29
Current: 44.07

-13.37
120.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
HF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HF: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.7   Max: 28.1
Current: 16.7

-34.7
28.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
HF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HF: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.9   Max: 47.3
Current: 15

-47.9
47.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
HF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. HF: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 380.6
Current: 13.2

0
380.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

HF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 621,100 sh (+68.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,566 sh (+57.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

HF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 14,828 sh (+1.80%)
Jim Simons 452,900 sh (-27.08%)
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Q4 2014

HF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 412,600 sh (-8.90%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,992 sh (-59.59%)
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Q1 2015

HF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 9,267 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 350,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 624,712 sh (+51.41%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.30
HF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. HF: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 355
Current: 22.3

7.15
355
Forward P/E 30.30
HF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. HF: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.30
HF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. HF: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 284
Current: 22.3

7.14
284
P/B 11.40
HF's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. HF: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 11.4
Current: 11.4

0.54
11.4
P/S 3.45
HF's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HF: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.7
Current: 3.45

0.18
3.7
PFCF 14.10
HF's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. HF: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 21.08
Current: 14.1

0.73
21.08
POCF 13.24
HF's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. HF: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 19.97
Current: 13.24

0.71
19.97
EV-to-EBIT 21.14
HF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.37 vs. HF: 21.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -83   Max: 135.3
Current: 21.14

-83
135.3
PEG 0.65
HF's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HF: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.66
Current: 0.65

0.38
2.66
Shiller P/E 36.60
HF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. HF: 36.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 53.71
Current: 36.6

8.2
53.71
Current Ratio 1.14
HF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. HF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.79
Current: 1.14

0.72
4.79
Quick Ratio 1.14
HF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.14

0.24
3.52
Days Sales Outstanding 2.90
HF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.46 vs. HF: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 26.6
Current: 2.9

1.12
26.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 14.20
HF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HF: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 12.13
Current: 14.2

1.27
12.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
HF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
53% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. HF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
HF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.7

0.2
3.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
HF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 1608 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HF: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.9

0.16
1.98
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
HF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. HF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.1

0.59
2.46
Price/Graham Number 3.80
HF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HF: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7.09
Current: 3.8

0.55
7.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
HF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HF: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
HF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 46
Current: 4.7

0.7
46
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.57
HF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. HF: 24.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
HF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.2   Max: 135
Current: 24.57

-29.2
135

Business Description

Industry: Real Estate Services » Real Estate Services
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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.
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