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Executive Summary

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in, financing, and managing multi-family and other commercial real estate loans.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Hunt Companies Finance Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HCFT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.7%

HCFT

2.8%

US Mortgage REITs

0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

-27.0%

HCFT

-33.6%

US Mortgage REITs

20.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HCFT exceeded the US Mortgage REITs industry which returned -33.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HCFT underperformed the US Market which returned 17.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HCFTIndustryMarket
7 Day1.7%2.8%0.7%
30 Day-2.1%13.1%6.4%
90 Day19.0%32.3%20.1%
1 Year-18.4%-27.0%-25.9%-33.6%22.6%20.1%
3 Year-20.8%-40.5%-18.3%-41.4%45.1%35.7%
5 Year-21.8%-65.1%11.3%-36.1%79.7%60.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Hunt Companies Finance Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Hunt Companies Finance Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

9.05x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HCFT ($2.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($1.19)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HCFT is good value based on its PE Ratio (9x) compared to the US Mortgage REITs industry average (19.8x).

PE vs Market: HCFT is good value based on its PE Ratio (9x) compared to the US market (19.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HCFT's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HCFT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Mortgage REITs industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Hunt Companies Finance Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

-1.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCFT's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: HCFT's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HCFT's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HCFT's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-20.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HCFT's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-20.6% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if HCFT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Hunt Companies Finance Trust performed over the past 5 years?

24.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HCFT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HCFT became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HCFT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 24.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: HCFT has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: HCFT has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Mortgage REITs industry (-49.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HCFT's Return on Equity (5.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Hunt Companies Finance Trust's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HCFT's short term assets ($660.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: HCFT's short term assets ($660.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($545.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HCFT's debt to equity ratio (478.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HCFT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1328.6% to 478.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HCFT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.3%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if HCFT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Hunt Companies Finance Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

12.61%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HCFT's dividend (12.61%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.6%).

High Dividend: HCFT's dividend (12.61%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.3%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HCFT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: HCFT has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (112.2%), HCFT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

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

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Flynn (43 yo)

2.58yrs

Tenure

Mr. James Flynn is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ORIX Real Estate Capital (OREC). In his prior role as CEO at Hunt Real Estate Capital, Mr. Flynn was responsible for the management and strategic dire ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Flynn
CEO & Chairman2.58yrsno data0.35%
$ 207.5k
Michael Larsen
President2.58yrsno data0.16%
$ 97.9k
James Briggs
Chief Financial Officer1.92yrsUS$313.32k0.070%
$ 41.6k
Brendan Gover
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Precilla Torres
Senior MD & Head of Debt Strategies Groupno datano datano data
Kian Chong
Senior Vice President of Hunt Investment Management2.58yrsno datano data

2.6yrs

Average Tenure

45.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HCFT's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Flynn
CEO & Chairman2.58yrsno data0.35%
$ 207.5k
William Houlihan
Independent Lead Director7.42yrsUS$72.94k0.25%
$ 150.6k
Walter Keenan
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$66.89k0.16%
$ 92.6k
James Hunt
Director2.58yrsno data0.86%
$ 511.8k
Neil Cummins
Independent Director7.42yrsUS$67.94k0.11%
$ 65.0k

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HCFT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HCFT 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 diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc.
  • Ticker: HCFT
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2012
  • Industry: Mortgage REITs
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$59.355m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.94m
  • Website: https://www.huntcompaniesfinancetrust.com

Location

  • Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc.
  • 230 Park Avenue
  • 19th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10169
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HCFTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 2013

Biography

Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in, financing, and managing multi-family and other commercial real estate loans. The company is qualified as a real ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/13 00:34
End of Day Share Price2020/08/12 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.