HF Foods Group Inc. markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food products, and non-food products primarily to Asian/Chinese restaurants and other food service customers in the Southeast region of the United States.
Mediocre balance sheet with poor track record.
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.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
US Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: HFFG exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 17.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HFFG exceeded the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is HF Foods Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 months ago | Simply Wall StShould We Be Delighted With HF Foods Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HFFG) ROE Of 19%?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StCan We See Significant Insider Ownership On The HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HFFG) Share Register?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StIs HF Foods Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HFFG) 21% ROCE Any Good?
Is HF Foods Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HFFG ($18.88) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HFFG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HFFG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (67x) compared to the Consumer Retailing industry average (22.1x).
PE vs Market: HFFG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (67x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
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 (16x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.1x).
How is HF Foods Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
- Take a look at our analysis of HFFG’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Explore growth companies in the Consumer Retailing industry.
How has HF Foods Group performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HFFG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HFFG's current net profit margins (2.1%) are lower than last year (2.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if HFFG's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HFFG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HFFG had negative earnings growth (-10.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Retailing industry average (-6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst HFFG's Return on Equity (26.19%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is HF Foods Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HFFG's short term assets ($55.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($38.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: HFFG's short term assets ($55.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($17.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HFFG's debt to equity ratio (108.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HFFG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HFFG's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.5%).
Interest Coverage: HFFG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: HFFG has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: HFFG's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.9x debt).
What is HF Foods Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HFFG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HFFG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Zhou Ni (50yo)
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 Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Zhou's total compensation ($USD400.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.51M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Zhou's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman & Co-CEO||1.1yrs||US$400.00k||13.2% $130.0m|
|Co-CEO, CFO & Director||1.1yrs||no data||26.62% $262.1m|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$10.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$10.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.2yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: HFFG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 9.8%.
HF Foods Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HF Foods Group Inc.
- Ticker: HFFG
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Industry: Food Distributors
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: US$984.499m
- Shares outstanding: 52.15m
- Website: https://www.hffoodsgroup.com
Number of Employees
- HF Foods Group Inc.
- 6001 West Market Street
- North Carolina
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HFFG||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2018|
HF Foods Group Inc. markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food products, and non-food products primarily to Asian/Chinese restaurants and other food service customers in the Southeast region of the United States. It also offers design and printing, and trucking services, as well as Chinese herb supplements. In addition, the company operates as a real estate holding company. HF Foods Group Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/24 02:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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