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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
HIW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. HIW: 0.01 )
HIW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.38
HIW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 628 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HIW: 0.38 )
HIW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.38

0.31
0.66
Interest Coverage 1.50
HIW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. HIW: 1.50 )
HIW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.5

0.94
3.17
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.07
M-Score: -2.64
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 25.02
HIW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 628 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 40.21 vs. HIW: 25.02 )
HIW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.63   Max: 58.38
Current: 25.02

20.63
58.38
Net-margin (%) 22.53
HIW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 629 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 35.06 vs. HIW: 22.53 )
HIW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 31.43
Current: 22.53

7.1
31.43
ROE (%) 8.49
HIW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 629 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. HIW: 8.49 )
HIW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 8.88
Current: 8.49

2.96
8.88
ROA (%) 3.30
HIW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 632 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. HIW: 3.30 )
HIW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.72
Current: 3.3

1.09
3.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.21
HIW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 538 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. HIW: 4.21 )
HIW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 7.03
Current: 4.21

3.54
7.03
Revenue Growth (%) 0.90
HIW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 529 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. HIW: 0.90 )
HIW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.7   Max: 25.6
Current: 0.9

-9.7
25.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.10
HIW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 484 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HIW: -3.10 )
HIW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 101
Current: -3.1

-24.2
101
EPS Growth (%) -7.30
HIW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 389 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. HIW: -7.30 )
HIW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -72   Max: 20.5
Current: -7.3

-72
20.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HIW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 739,300 sh (New)
Richard Snow 23,647 sh (+53.28%)
Ruane Cunniff 13,050 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
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Q3 2013

HIW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Snow 33,202 sh (+40.41%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
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Q4 2013

HIW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,403 sh (New)
Richard Snow 39,732 sh (+19.67%)
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Q1 2014

HIW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Richard Snow 76,007 sh (+91.3%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HIW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 Sold Out $33.04 - $37.8 $ 42.3719%0
Ruane Cunniff 2011-12-31 Reduce -21.15%$26.51 - $31.54 $ 42.3746%13050
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 30.50
HIW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. HIW: 30.50 )
HIW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 20.58   Max: 157.1
Current: 30.5

20.58
157.1
P/B 2.70
HIW's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HIW: 2.70 )
HIW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.92
Current: 2.7

0.84
2.92
P/S 6.70
HIW's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. HIW: 6.70 )
HIW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 6.86
Current: 6.7

2.36
6.86
EV-to-EBIT 42.28
HIW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 35.58 vs. HIW: 42.28 )
HIW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.8   Max: 55.8
Current: 42.28

21.8
55.8
PEG 17.20
HIW's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HIW: 17.20 )
HIW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 9.73   Max: 731.4
Current: 17.2

9.73
731.4
Shiller P/E 49.50
HIW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HIW: 49.50 )
HIW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.62   Max: 60.2
Current: 49.5

17.62
60.2
Current Ratio 0.08
HIW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 571 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. HIW: 0.08 )
HIW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.21
Quick Ratio 0.08
HIW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 571 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. HIW: 0.08 )
HIW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.08

0.04
0.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.01
HIW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. HIW: 4.01 )
HIW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 10.17
Current: 4.01

3.71
10.17
Dividend Payout 2.74
HIW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. HIW: 2.74 )
HIW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: -21.25   Max: 141.67
Current: 2.74

-21.25
141.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.00
HIW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 616 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. HIW: 4.00 )
HIW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 10.17
Current: 4

3.71
10.17
Share Buyback Rate -5.50
HIW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. HIW: -5.50 )
HIW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5   Max: -52.2
Current: -5.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
HIW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. HIW: 3.20 )
HIW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 3.35
Current: 3.2

0.75
3.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 8.00
HIW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HIW: 8.00 )
HIW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 7.25
Current: 8

1.67
7.25
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
HIW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. HIW: 1.30 )
HIW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.3

0.46
1.58
Price/Graham Number 2.90
HIW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. HIW: 2.90 )
HIW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.31
Current: 2.9

0.51
3.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
HIW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. HIW: 2.40 )
HIW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 4.6
Current: 2.4

1.8
4.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.37
HIW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Office industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. HIW: 2.37 )
HIW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 4.3
Current: 2.37

-8.3
4.3

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Office
Compare:SLG, ARE, PKY, SIR, PDM » details
Traded in other countries:HQS.Germany
Highwoods Properties, Inc. was incorporated in Maryland in 1994. The Company's business is the operation, acquisition and development of rental real estate properties. It operates office, industrial, retail and residential properties in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. Its office properties represent around 87.0% of rental and other revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011. Its Strategic Plan focuses on owning high-quality, differentiated real estate assets in the better sub-markets in its core markets; improving the operating results of its existing properties through concentrated leasing, asset management, cost control and customer service efforts; developing and acquiring office properties in in-fill and central business district locations that improve the overall quality of its portfolio and generate attractive returns over the long-term for its stockholders; selectively disposing of properties no longer considered to be core holdings primarily due to location, age, quality and overall strategic fit; and maintaining a conservative, flexible balance sheet with ample liquidity to meet its funding needs and growth prospects. The Company competes with other REITs, financial institutions, pension funds, partnerships, individual investors and others when attempting to acquire, develop and operate properties.
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Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) President & CEO Edward J Fritsch sells 55,000 Shares Mar 10 2011 
Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) VP, CFO Terry L Stevens sells 48,373 Shares Mar 07 2011 
Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) Executive Vice President & COO Michael E Harris sells 73,428 Shares Mar 07 2011 
Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) President & CEO Edward J Fritsch sells 12,748 Shares Jan 03 2011 
Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) Executive Vice President & COO Michael E Harris sells 3,000 Shares Dec 27 2010 
Highwoods Properties Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 28 2010 
Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) President & CEO Edward J Fritsch sells 10,000 Shares Sep 07 2010 
Highwoods Properties Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 28 2010 

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