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HF Company Société Anonyme

Executive Summary

HF Company Société Anonyme designs and distributes products and services for the home digital life market under the METRONIC and OMENEX names in Asia, Europe, and the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has HF Company Société Anonyme's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HF's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

18.7%

HF

-1.6%

FR Communications

4.7%

FR Market


1 Year Return

-33.2%

HF

11.3%

FR Communications

-3.8%

FR Market

Return vs Industry: HF underperformed the French Communications industry which returned 11.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HF underperformed the French Market which returned -4.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HFIndustryMarket
7 Day18.7%-1.6%4.7%
30 Day20.7%5.1%12.1%
90 Day-20.3%5.1%-1.8%
1 Year-33.2%-33.2%11.4%11.3%-2.1%-3.8%
3 Year-53.3%-58.4%-36.5%-37.6%8.8%0.05%
5 Year-50.3%-60.3%-35.2%-53.2%26.5%10.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is HF Company Société Anonyme's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is HF Company Société Anonyme undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.29x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HF (€3.62) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€2.64)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HF is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.

PE vs Market: HF is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the French market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HF's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the FR Communications industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is HF Company Société Anonyme forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

-38.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: HF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: HF is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HF's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HF's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-7% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HF is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.


Next Steps

  • Explore growth companies in the Tech industry.

Past Performance

How has HF Company Société Anonyme performed over the past 5 years?

-23.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HF is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HF is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HF is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -23.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HF's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: HF is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (13.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HF has a negative Return on Equity (-2.75%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is HF Company Société Anonyme's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HF's short term assets (€31.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (€10.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: HF's short term assets (€31.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (€3.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HF's debt to equity ratio (7.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.6% to 7.3% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if HF has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if HF has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is HF Company Société Anonyme's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

13.63%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HF's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HF's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HF's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HF's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: HF is not paying a notable dividend for the French market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the French market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

13.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Yves Bouget (65yo)

no data

Tenure

€258,953

Compensation

Mr. Yves Bouget serves as Chief Executive Officer of H.F. Company Société Anonyme and served as its Managing Director since September 5, 1996. Mr. Bouget has been a Manager of CIRDE since 4th September 199 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Yves's total compensation ($USD293.33K) is about average for companies of similar size in the French market ($USD324.57K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Yves's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Yves Bouget
Chairman & CEOno data€258.95k16.67% 2.0m
Eric Tabone
Deputy CEO & Director21.5yrs€160.69k7.14% 845.6k
Joël Saveuse
Independent Non-Executive Director13.08yrs€1.50k0.0020% 239.3
Raphaël Prera
Chairman of Avidsenno datano datano data
Annie Ludena
Independent Non-Executive Director24.08yrsno data2% 236.6k
Olivier Schumacher
Independent Non-Executive Director14yrs€3.00k1.09% 129.7k
Christine Bihan-Graf
Independent Non-Executive Director4yrs€1.50kno data
Michèle Bellon
Independent Non-Executive Director4yrs€2.25k0.0015% 181.2
Pauline Mispoulet
Independent Non-Executive Director4yrs€2.25k0.31% 36.2k

13.5yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

HF Company Société Anonyme's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: HF Company Société Anonyme
  • Ticker: HF
  • Exchange: ENXTPA
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: €11.846m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.27m
  • Website: https://www.hfcompany.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • HF Company Société Anonyme
  • Node Park Touraine
  • Tauxigny
  • Centre
  • 37310
  • France

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HFENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesOrdinary SharesFREUROct 1997
0EOILSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEUROct 1997
HFPBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEUROct 1997

Biography

HF Company Société Anonyme designs and distributes products and services for the home digital life market under the METRONIC and OMENEX names in Asia, Europe, and the United States. It also integrates access solutions, such as xDSL or fiber solutions for the telecommunications markets under the LEA name; designs networking products and objects for the home; and manufactures products and services around smart grids. In addition, the company offers digital broadband products. HF Company Société Anonyme is based in Tauxigny, France. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/04 21:21
End of Day Share Price2020/06/04 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.