Analyzing Hudson Global (HSON) and The Competition
Hudson Global (NASDAQ: HSON) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Hudson Global to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.
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, 15.8% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Hudson Global and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hudson Global Competitors||202||594||736||37||2.39|
As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 24.84%. Given Hudson Global’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson Global has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Hudson Global and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hudson Global Competitors||2.06%||17.39%||6.18%|
Volatility and 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 competitors have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Hudson Global and its competitors revenue, earnings per share 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||17.36|
Hudson Global’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Global. Hudson Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Hudson Global competitors beat Hudson Global on 10 of the 10 factors compared.
About Hudson Global
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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