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HF Foods Group

Nasdaq:HFFG
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
HFFG
Nasdaq
$433M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Retailing
Company description

HF Foods Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food products, and non-food products to Asian restaurants, primarily Chinese restaurants, and other foodservice customers throughout the Southeast, Pacific, and Mountain West regions in the United States. The last earnings update was 15 days ago. More info.


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  • HF Foods Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
HFFG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-14.1%
NasdaqCM:HFFG
-1.1%
US Consumer Retailing
12.5%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-36.8%
NasdaqCM:HFFG
4%
US Consumer Retailing
-12.7%
US Market
HFFG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
HF Foods Group (HFFG) -14.1% -53.7% -57.4% -36.8% - -
US Consumer Retailing -1.1% -1.7% -11.8% 4% 26.1% 18.1%
US Market 12.5% -14.7% -21.5% -12.7% 5.4% 17.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • HFFG underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry which returned 4% over the past year.
  • HFFG underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

HFFG Value

 Is HF Foods Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of HF Foods Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for HF Foods Group.

NasdaqCM:HFFG Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqCM:HFFG
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Consumer Retailing Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.49
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.487 (1 + (1- 21%) (22.17%))
0.714
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (0.8 * 5.44%)
6.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqCM:HFFG using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for HF Foods Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

NasdaqCM:HFFG DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.09%)
2020 0.28 Est @ -55.47% 0.26
2021 0.17 Est @ -38.31% 0.15
2022 0.13 Est @ -26.29% 0.10
2023 0.10 Est @ -17.88% 0.08
2024 0.09 Est @ -12% 0.07
2025 0.08 Est @ -7.88% 0.06
2026 0.08 Est @ -4.99% 0.05
2027 0.08 Est @ -2.97% 0.05
2028 0.08 Est @ -1.56% 0.04
2029 0.08 Est @ -0.57% 0.04
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $0.00
NasdaqCM:HFFG DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $0.08 × (1 + 1.74%) ÷ (6.09% – 1.74%)
$1.76
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1.76 ÷ (1 + 6.09%)10
$0.97
NasdaqCM:HFFG Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $0.00 + $0.97
$0.97
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $0.97 / 52.15
$0.02
NasdaqCM:HFFG Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $0.02
Current discount Discount to share price of $8.30
= -1 x ($8.30 - $0.02) / $0.02
-44396.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of HF Foods Group is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for HF Foods Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are HF Foods Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $0.20
NasdaqCM:HFFG Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2020-03-30) in USD $8.3
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 15.4x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,942 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.96x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of HF Foods Group.

NasdaqCM:HFFG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:HFFG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 8.3 ÷ 0.20

41.75x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • HF Foods Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
  • HF Foods Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does HF Foods Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 41.75x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 2.37x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,006 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.99x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for HF Foods Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on HF Foods Group's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $11.57
NasdaqCM:HFFG Share Price * NasdaqCM (2020-03-30) in USD $8.3
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 1.12x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,143 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.26x
NasdaqCM:HFFG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:HFFG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 8.3 ÷ 11.57

0.72x

* Primary Listing of HF Foods Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • HF Foods Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
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Value checks
We assess HF Foods Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. HF Foods Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HFFG Future Performance

 How is HF Foods Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as HF Foods Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
5%
Expected Consumer Retailing industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is HF Foods Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare HF Foods Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare HF Foods Group's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare HF Foods Group's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5%
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:HFFG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 388 5 5
2019-09-30 299 4 6
2019-06-30 294 8 7
2019-03-31 291 11 7
2018-12-31 291 12 6
2018-09-30 287 15 7
2018-06-30 292 17 7
2018-03-31 298 20 9
2017-12-31 296 15 10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if HF Foods Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if HF Foods Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from HF Foods Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:HFFG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 0.20
2019-09-30 0.28
2019-06-30 0.30
2019-03-31 0.31
2018-12-31 0.30
2018-09-30 0.35
2018-06-30 0.25
2018-03-31 0.34
2017-12-31 0.48

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if HF Foods Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine HF Foods Group's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. HF Foods Group's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Consumer Retailing companies here
  3. HF Foods Group's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess HF Foods Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
HF Foods Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HFFG Past Performance

  How has HF Foods Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare HF Foods Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Retailing).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Insufficient data to establish if HF Foods Group's year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • HF Foods Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • HF Foods Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
HF Foods Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from HF Foods Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:HFFG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-31 388.16 5.39 54.13
2019-09-30 298.99 6.29 38.54
2019-06-30 293.66 6.61 39.33
2019-03-31 291.23 6.61 39.50
2018-12-31 291.01 6.29 41.04
2018-09-30 287.05 7.04 40.62
2018-06-30 292.28 7.35 38.88
2018-03-31 298.42 8.59 35.49
2017-12-31 295.55 9.65 32.92
2016-12-31 279.50 4.72 30.58

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • HF Foods Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • HF Foods Group used its assets less efficiently than the US Consumer Retailing industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • HF Foods Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess HF Foods Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Consumer Retailing industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
HF Foods Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HFFG Health

 How is HF Foods Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up HF Foods Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • HF Foods Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • HF Foods Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of HF Foods Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from HF Foods Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqCM:HFFG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 607.66 77.48 14.54
2019-09-30 26.63 28.92 6.80
2019-06-30 37.23 27.25 6.94
2019-03-31 36.26 23.21 6.90
2018-12-31 34.46 22.76 5.49
2018-09-30 31.87 27.22 7.79
2018-06-30 28.35 27.09 5.16
2018-03-31 28.01 26.57 5.86
2017-12-31 26.90 27.52 6.09
2016-12-31 24.36 24.16 5.96
  • HF Foods Group's level of debt (12.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • Unable to establish if HF Foods Group's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess HF Foods Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. HF Foods Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HFFG Dividends

 What is HF Foods Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from HF Foods Group dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of HF Foods Group shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate HF Foods Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate HF Foods Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:HFFG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1946 Stocks 3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as HF Foods Group has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if HF Foods Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of HF Foods Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HF Foods Group has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess HF Foods Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can HF Foods Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. HF Foods Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HFFG Management

 What is the CEO of HF Foods Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Zhou Ni
COMPENSATION $400,000
AGE 50
TENURE AS CEO 1.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Zhou Min Ni has been Chairman at HF Foods Group Inc since August 22, 2018 and its Co-Chief Executive Officer since 2019. He served as Chief Executive Officer at HF Foods Group Inc since August 22, 2018.

CEO Compensation
  • Zhou's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Zhou's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team

Zhou Ni

TITLE
Chairman & Co-CEO
COMPENSATION
$400K
AGE
50
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Peter Zhang Zhang

TITLE
Co-CEO, CFO & Director
AGE
46
TENURE
1.2 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the HF Foods Group board of directors in years:

1.6
Average Tenure
46
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the HF Foods Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Zhou Ni

TITLE
Chairman & Co-CEO
COMPENSATION
$400K
AGE
50
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Peter Zhang Zhang

TITLE
Co-CEO, CFO & Director
AGE
46
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Hong Wang

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$10K
AGE
59
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Zhehui Ni

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$10K
AGE
34
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Felix Lin Lin

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
30
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
12. Sep 19 Sell Ren Zheng Individual 10. Sep 19 11. Sep 19 -3,000 $18.39 $-54,670
10. Sep 19 Sell Ren Zheng Individual 09. Sep 19 09. Sep 19 -500 $18.65 $-9,314
09. Sep 19 Sell Ren Zheng Individual 06. Sep 19 06. Sep 19 -208 $19.13 $-3,979
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Management checks
We assess HF Foods Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. HF Foods Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Could The HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HFFG) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.' HF Foods Group is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$532m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for HF Foods Group NasdaqCM:HFFG Ownership Summary, June 25th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About HF Foods Group? … Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

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Is HF Foods Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HFFG) High P/E Ratio A Problem For Investors?

Check out our latest analysis for HF Foods Group How Do I Calculate A Price To Earnings Ratio? … The formula for price to earnings is: Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) Or for HF Foods Group: P/E of 48.84 = $14.99 ÷ $0.31 (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Is A High Price-to-Earnings Ratio Good? … All else being equal, it's better to pay a low price -- but as Warren Buffett said, 'It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.' How Growth Rates Impact P/E Ratios Companies that shrink earnings per share quickly will rapidly decrease the 'E' in the equation.

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Why You Should Like HF Foods Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HFFG) ROCE

Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the business can generate profits from the capital it requires. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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What You Should Know About HF Foods Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HFFG) Financial Strength

While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is. … We'll look at some basic checks that can form a snapshot the company’s financial strength.

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Do Institutions Own HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HFFG) Shares?

Every investor in HF Foods Group Inc. … As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.'. … HF Foods Group is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$297m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors.

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HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HFFG) Delivered A Better ROE Than Its Industry

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. … Our data shows HF Foods Group has a return on equity of 22% for the last year. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Is HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HFFG) A Financially Sound Company?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like HF Foods Group Inc. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Companies operating in the Consumer Retailing industry facing headwinds from current disruption,.

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Do Directors Own HF Foods Group Inc (NASDAQ:HFFG) Shares?

Every investor in HF Foods Group Inc (NASDAQ:HFFG) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. … Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. … HF Foods Group is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$285m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors.

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Is HF Foods Group Inc's (NASDAQ:HFFG) 32.0% ROE Strong Compared To Its Industry?

HF Foods Group Inc (NASDAQ:HFFG) delivered an ROE of 32.0% over the past 12 months, which is an impressive feat relative to its industry average of 11.6% during the same period. … If HFFG borrows debt to invest in its business, its profits will be higher. … But ROE does not capture any debt, so we only see high profits and low equity, which is great on the surface.

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HFFG Company Info

Description

HF Foods Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food products, and non-food products to Asian restaurants, primarily Chinese restaurants, and other foodservice customers throughout the Southeast, Pacific, and Mountain West regions in the United States. The company offers approximately 1,500 products ranging from perishable produce to takeout food packaging materials for its clients. It distributes Asian specialty food items, meat and poultry products, seafood, fresh produce, packaging and other items, and commodities. The company has 14 distribution centers with a fleet of approximately 340 refrigerated vehicles serving approximately 10,000 Asian restaurants. It also provides design and printing services, as well as trucking services. In addition, the company rents warehouse facilities. HF Foods Group Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Details
Name: HF Foods Group Inc.
HFFG
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded:
$432,804,296
52,145,096
Website: http://www.hffoodsgroup.com
Address: HF Foods Group Inc.
6001 West Market Street,
Greensboro,
North Carolina, 27409,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM HFFG Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 23. Aug 2018
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
950
HF Foods Group employees.
Industry
Food Distributors
Consumer Retailing
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/03/31 02:23
End of day share price update: 2020/03/30 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2020/03/16
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.