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Heidrick & Struggles International's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:08PM

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Checking expectations

Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq: HSII) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Heidrick & Struggles International's revenues will contract -16.5% and EPS will drop -164.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $118.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Heidrick & Struggles International booked revenue of $121.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $142.8 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.11. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q2 were 76% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 31.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.2%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $457.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 71 members out of 86 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 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 $18.40.

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