Heidrick & Struggles International
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Heidrick & Struggles International missed estimates on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Margins grew across the board.
Heidrick & Struggles International booked revenue of $106.5 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $110.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $115.6 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 $0.05. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.04 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q1 versus -$0.26 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 28.0%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $130.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $519.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.18.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 73 members out of 87 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Heidrick & Struggles International a green thumbs-up, and five 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 $19.75.
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