Financial Survey: Hudson Global (HSON) and Its Competitors

Hudson Global (NASDAQ: HSON) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hudson Global to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hudson Global and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Global Competitors 201 591 735 36 2.39

As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 26.39%. Given Hudson Global’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson Global has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Global and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Global -5.62% -7.93% -5.99%
Hudson Global Competitors 2.06% 17.36% 6.17%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hudson Global and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Global $66.93 million $7.87 million -7.74
Hudson Global Competitors $4.95 billion $129.36 million 16.99

Hudson Global’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Global. Hudson Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.1% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Hudson Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Hudson Global has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Global’s peers have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hudson Global peers beat Hudson Global on 9 of the 9 factors compared.

Hudson Global Company Profile

Hudson Global, Inc. provides talent solutions for small to large-sized corporations and government agencies under the Hudson RPO brand worldwide. It offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) recruitment services, such as complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing, and recruitment consulting for clients' permanent staff hires; and RPO contracting services, including outsourced professional contract staffing and managed services. The company was formerly known as Hudson Highland Group, Inc. and changed its name to Hudson Global, Inc. in April 2012. Hudson Global, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

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