Analyzing Hudson Global (HSON) and Its Rivals

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings 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 202 595 737 37 2.39

As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 26.01%. Given Hudson Global’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson Global has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Global $66.93 million $7.87 million -7.81
Hudson Global Competitors $4.95 billion $129.36 million 17.27

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.


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%

Volatility & Risk

Hudson Global has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock 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 stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of Hudson Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Hudson Global peers 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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