Heidrick & Struggles International
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Heidrick & Struggles International missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP loss per share shrank.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
Heidrick & Struggles International reported revenue of $103.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $109.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $127.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.07. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.16 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q4 were 83% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.02 for Q4 versus -$0.23 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 28.1%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.4%, 970 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.4%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $111.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $466.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 77 members out of 91 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Heidrick & Struggles International a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Heidrick & Struggles International is hold, with an average price target of $12.75.
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