Analyzing Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) & Labor Smart (LTNC)

Labor Smart (OTCMKTS:LTNC) and Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Heidrick & Struggles International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Labor Smart does not pay a dividend. Heidrick & Struggles International pays out 23.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Labor Smart and Heidrick & Struggles International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Labor Smart 0 0 0 0 N/A
Heidrick & Struggles International 0 2 1 0 2.33

Heidrick & Struggles International has a consensus target price of $41.33, suggesting a potential upside of 0.94%. Given Heidrick & Struggles International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Heidrick & Struggles International is more favorable than Labor Smart.

Profitability

This table compares Labor Smart and Heidrick & Struggles International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Labor Smart N/A N/A N/A
Heidrick & Struggles International 6.70% 19.93% 8.18%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.3% of Heidrick & Struggles International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Heidrick & Struggles International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Labor Smart and Heidrick & Struggles International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Labor Smart N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heidrick & Struggles International $735.66 million 1.06 $49.29 million $2.52 16.25

Heidrick & Struggles International has higher revenue and earnings than Labor Smart.

Summary

Heidrick & Struggles International beats Labor Smart on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Labor Smart Company Profile

Labor Smart, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services primarily in the United States. The company supplies general laborers on demand to the light industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing; and skilled trades' people and general laborers to commercial construction industries. It serves customers primarily engaged in construction, freight handling, landscaping, warehousing, janitorial, disaster response, light manufacturing, retail, or wholesale operations. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides executive search, culture shaping, and leadership consulting services on a retained basis to businesses and business leaders in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company enables its clients to build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, management, and deployment of senior executives. Its leadership consulting services and culture shaping services include leadership assessment; leadership, team, and board development; succession planning; talent strategy; people performance; inter-team collaboration; and organizational transformation. The company serves Fortune 1000 companies; middle market and emerging growth companies; governmental, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations; and other private and public entities. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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