NYSE:HCFT

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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.

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Fundamentals

Moderate growth potential and slightly overvalued.

Risks

  • Hunt Companies Finance Trust is covered by less than 3 analysts.

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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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

NYSE:HCFT

-3.3%

US Mortgage REITs

-1.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-10.4%

NYSE:HCFT

-9.8%

US Mortgage REITs

-0.4%

US Market

HCFT matched the Mortgage REITs industry (-10.1%) over the past year.

HCFT underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -1.7% over the past year.


Share holder returns

HCFTIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-3.3%-1.0%
30 Day-3.2%-3.1%-3.3%
90 Day-5.2%-3.5%0.4%
1 Year-3.0%-10.4%0.4%-9.8%1.8%-0.4%
3 Year-3.6%-44.1%32.3%-4.6%39.4%30.4%
5 Year-32.9%-71.0%48.1%-15.1%54.2%37.1%

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 based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

35.17x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Hunt Companies Finance Trust to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Hunt Companies Finance Trust to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

Hunt Companies Finance Trust is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Mortgage REITs industry average.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Hunt Companies Finance Trust is good value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Hunt Companies Finance Trust is good value based on assets compared to the US Mortgage REITs industry average.


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Future Growth

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

96.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's revenue is expected to grow by 1.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Hunt Companies Finance Trust will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

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

-3.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Mortgage REITs industry average.


Return on Equity

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Hunt Companies Finance Trust used its assets less efficiently than the US Mortgage REITs industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Unable to establish if Hunt Companies Finance Trust improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) due to insufficient past data.


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Financial Health

How is Hunt Companies Finance Trust's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Hunt Companies Finance Trust is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's level of debt (499.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (247% vs 499.9% today).

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.6%, less than 20% of total debt).

Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Hunt Companies Finance Trust's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.2x debt.


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Dividend

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

10.29%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.5%).

Hunt Companies Finance Trust's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.9%).

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).

Hunt Companies Finance Trust has only been paying a dividend for 6 years, and since then dividends per share have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.4x coverage).


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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Management

What is the CEO of Hunt Companies Finance Trust's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Flynn (42yo)

1.6yrs

Tenure

Mr. James Peter Flynn is President and Chief Investment Officer of Hunt Real Estate Capital. Mr. Flynn is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Hunt’s commercial real estate debt and le ...


Management Age and Tenure

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

44.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Hunt Companies Finance Trust management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Hunt Companies Finance Trust board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Hunt Companies Finance Trust individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$3,43002 Jul 19
Walter Keenan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$3.43
BuyUS$15,91026 Mar 19
James Flynn
EntityIndividual
Role
CEO & Director
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares4,520
Max PriceUS$3.52
BuyUS$7,91711 Jan 19
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares2,554
Max PriceUS$3.10
BuyUS$68,03308 Jan 19
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares22,500
Max PriceUS$3.04
BuyUS$2,85002 Jan 19
Neil Cummins
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$2.85
BuyUS$30,41926 Dec 18
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$3.05
BuyUS$30,92420 Dec 18
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$3.09
BuyUS$6,00020 Dec 18
Neil Cummins
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$3.04
BuyUS$49,53218 Dec 18
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares15,000
Max PriceUS$3.33
BuyUS$24,99512 Dec 18
James Briggs
EntityIndividual
Role
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Shares7,500
Max PriceUS$3.38
BuyUS$50,16012 Dec 18
James Hunt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares15,000
Max PriceUS$3.37
BuyUS$3,39012 Dec 18
Walter Keenan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$3.39
BuyUS$5,24930 Nov 18
William Houlihan
EntityIndividual
Role
Lead Director
Shares1,500
Max PriceUS$3.50
BuyUS$17,20026 Nov 18
James Flynn
EntityIndividual
Role
CEO & Director
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$3.44
BuyUS$3,59004 Sep 18
Walter Keenan
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$3.59
BuyUS$7,08029 Aug 18
Neil Cummins
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$3.56

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Jim Briggs (52yo)

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Michael Larsen (40yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Paul Chong (47yo)

    Senior Vice President of Hunt Investment Management

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Jim Flynn (42yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Evan Abrams

    Senior Vice President of IR


Board Members

  • Bill Houlihan (64yo)

    Lead Director

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: $87.16k
  • Walter Keenan (51yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: $81.34k
  • Chris Hunt (48yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Neil Cummins (65yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: $82.16k
  • Jim Flynn (42yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs

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$77.696m
  • Shares outstanding: 23.69m
  • Website: Click here

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 Analysis2019/08/17 00:34
End of Day Share Price2019/08/16 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.