Heidrick & Struggles International (Nasdaq: HSII) reported earnings on May 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Heidrick & Struggles International met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.

Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Heidrick & Struggles International chalked up revenue of $103.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $104.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.07. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q1 compared to $0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 29.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.4%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.1%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $115.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $454.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.55.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 74 members out of 87 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 24 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Heidrick & Struggles International a green thumbs-up, and three 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 $14.00.

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