Critical Comparison: Hudson Global (HSON) versus Its Peers

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Hudson Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hudson Global and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Global Competitors 201 594 735 36 2.39

As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 25.26%. Given Hudson Global’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson Global has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Hudson Global and its rivals’ 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 and Earnings

This table compares Hudson Global and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Global $66.93 million $7.87 million -7.88
Hudson Global Competitors $4.95 billion $129.36 million 17.11

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


Hudson Global rivals beat Hudson Global on 10 of the 10 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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