NasdaqCM:HFFG

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Executive Summary

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.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has HF Foods Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.6%

HFFG

4.6%

US Consumer Retailing

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-54.8%

HFFG

6.8%

US Consumer Retailing

6.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HFFG underperformed the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 6.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HFFG underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HFFGIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.6%4.6%1.3%
30 Day-5.9%2.4%-0.3%
90 Day47.0%4.7%16.6%
1 Year-54.8%-54.8%8.7%6.8%8.4%6.1%
3 Yearn/a55.3%46.3%35.8%26.9%
5 Yearn/a55.8%39.7%62.7%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is HF Foods Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is HF Foods Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.68x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HFFG ($8.51) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.05)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HFFG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

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

7.1%

Forecasted Consumer Retailing industry annual growth in earnings


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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

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

-133.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HFFG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HFFG is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HFFG is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -133.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HFFG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (11.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HFFG has a negative Return on Equity (-125.29%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is HF Foods Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HFFG's short term assets ($125.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($103.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: HFFG's short term assets ($125.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($150.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HFFG's debt to equity ratio (60%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HFFG's debt to equity ratio has reduced 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: Whilst unprofitable HFFG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: HFFG is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 13.7% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HFFG'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 HFFG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

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


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Management

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

0.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Peter Zhang Zhang (47yo)

no data

Tenure

US$545,354

Compensation

Mr. Xiao Mou Zhang also known as Peter Zhang, has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and as a Director of B&R Global since 2014 when he founded B&R Global with his partners, who are  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter Zhang's total compensation ($USD545.35K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.13M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Peter Zhang's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Xiao Mou Zhang
Co-CEO & Directorno dataUS$545.35k6.03% $26.7m
Caixuan Xu
VP, Chief Internal Control & Financial Planning Officer0.67yrUS$247.52kno data
Kong Lee
Chief Financial Officer0.17yrno datano data
Sha Zhang
VP, Chief Accounting & Financial Reporting Officer0.67yrno data0.13% $595.8k
Kong Lee
VP, Chief Corporate Finance & Strategy Officer0.58yrno datano data

0.6yrs

Average Tenure

47yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HFFG's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Xiao Mou Zhang
Co-CEO & Directorno dataUS$545.35k6.03% $26.7m
Russell Libby
Independent Directorno datano datano data
Zhou Ni
Chairman of the Board1.92yrsUS$400.00k11.09% $49.2m
Hong Wang
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$20.00kno data
Xi Lin
Independent Director0.67yrUS$5.00kno data

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HFFG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HFFG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 135.2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

HF Foods Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: HF Foods Group Inc.
  • Ticker: HFFG
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Food Distributors
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: US$443.755m
  • Shares outstanding: 52.15m
  • Website: https://www.hffoodsgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • HF Foods Group Inc.
  • 6001 West Market Street
  • Greensboro
  • North Carolina
  • 27409
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HFFGNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2018
3GXDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 2018

Biography

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. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 00:03
End of Day Share Price2020/07/09 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
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.