Historical Fundamental Functions
This category of function can be accessed through Excel’s inbuilt function menu as shown below:
All functions in this category start from a prefix “hf_” hf stands for “Historical Fundamentals”. These functions can be used to get historical values (quarterly, yearly, TTM) of fundamentals from a company’s financial statements. The values returned from these functions will exactly match the values that you would get from SEC filings.
You can just start typing =hf_ and Excel will also give a list of all functions available like shown below:
All these functions have a consistent format of usage which is explained with examples below:

Revenue of MSFT Quarter 3 2013: =hf_revenue("MSFT","2013","3")

Revenue of MSFT Year 2015 : =hf_revenue("MSFT","2015")

TTM Revenue of MSFT Year 2015 Q3: =hf_revenue("MSFT","2015","3","TTM")

Following are the arguments for these functions…
  1. 1.
    Symbol – Any US stock symbol
  2. 2.
    Year – Year as a string. Enclose the year number in Double quotes if entering in the formula itself. You can also refer to a cell that carries the year numeric value.
  3. 3.
    Optional – Quarter Number – Enclose the Quarter number in Double quotes if entering in the formula itself. You can also refer to a cell that carries the year numeric value.
  4. 4.
    Optional TTM – Type "TTM" within double quotes
Important Note: All Quarterly values refer to Calendar Quarters and not the fiscal quarters. So, when you ask to get data for Q1 it means data for January to March End. Now this time period could actually be Quarter 3 in some companies whose Fiscal year is from April to March.
If you want to get the last quarter value then simply use:
lq = last quarter.
If you just want to get last year value then simply use:
ly = last year.
If you want to get the quarter before the last quarter then use
If you want to get the quarter before the last year then use
So, instead of using the actual year and quarter value, you should be able to use “lq-x”, where x is the number that represents how many quarters you want to go back from the last quarter. The same works exactly the same way for “ly-x”.
Here is a template on how to use Historical Fundamentals.
Important Note: All functions that return a ratio, like ROE, ROA, Margins, etc are reported for the trailing 12 months.
These functions are particularly useful when you want to analyze the fundamental strength of a company over time. Since these functions are in Excel you can use these in many different ways like comparing multiple companies for multiple metrics over time, looking at trends of revenue, margins, and other key indicators.
A total of 100 indicators are available as listed below:
Income Statement
· Revenues (USD)
· Cost of Revenue
· Gross Profit
· Research and Development Expense
· Selling, General and Administrative Expense
· Earning Before Interest & Taxes (EBIT)
· Earning Before Interest & Taxes (USD)
· Interest Expense
· Income Tax Expense
· Net Income
· Preferred Dividends Income Statement Impact
· Net Income Common Stock
· Net Income Common Stock (USD)
· Net Income from Discontinued Operations
· Earnings per Basic Share
· Earnings per Basic Share (USD)
· Earnings per Diluted Share
· Weighted Average Shares
· Weighted Average Shares Diluted
· Dividends per Basic Common Share
· Cash Flow Statement
Name · Net Cash Flow from Operations
· Depreciation, Amortization & Accretion
· Net Cash Flow from Investing
· Capital Expenditure
· Net Cash Flow from Financing
· Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities
· Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares
· Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions
· Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash
· Net Cash Flow / Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
· Balance Sheet
Name · Total Assets
· Current Assets
· Assets Non-Current
· Cash and Equivalents
· Cash and Equivalents (USD)
· Trade and Non-Trade Receivables
· Goodwill and Intangible Assets
· Inventory
· Total Liabilities
· Current Liabilities
· Liabilities Non-Current
· Total Debt
· Total Debt (USD)
· Trade and Non-Trade Payables
· Shareholders Equity
· Shareholders Equity (USD)
· Accumulated Retained Earnings (Deficit)
· Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
· Metrics & Ratios
Name · Asset Turnover
· Average Assets
· Book Value per Share
· Current Ratio
· Debt to Equity Ratio
· Dividend Yield
· Earnings Before Interest, Taxes & Depreciation Amortization
· Earnings Before Interest, Taxes & Depreciation Amortization (USD)
· EBITDA Margin
· Earnings before Tax
· Average Equity
· Enterprise Value
· Enterprise Value over EBIT
· Enterprise Value over EBITDA
· Free Cash Flow
· Free Cash Flow per Share
· Foreign Currency to USD Exchange Rate
· Gross Margin
· Invested Capital
· Invested Capital Average
· Market Capitalization
· Profit Margin
· Price Earnings Damodaran Method
· Price to Earnings Ratio
· Price to Sales Ratio
· Price Sales Damodaran Method
· Price to Book Value
· Return on Invested Capital
· Sales per Share
· Payout Ratio
· Return on Average Assets
· Return on Average Equity
· Return on Sales
· Tangible Asset Value
· Tangible Asset Book Value per Share
· Working Capital
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