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How to buy Heidrick-and-Struggles International stock

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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares (HSII) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Heidrick-and-Struggles International employs 1,746 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$629.4 million.

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Heidrick-and-Struggles International share price

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Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$17.6262 - USD$38.345
50-day moving average USD$31.9338
200-day moving average USD$25.7243
Wall St. target priceUSD$29.67
PE ratio 132.875
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (1.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.177

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Is Heidrick-and-Struggles International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Heidrick-and-Struggles International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Heidrick-and-Struggles International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's P/E ratio

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 133x. In other words, Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares trade at around 133x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's PEG ratio

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.1072. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Heidrick-and-Struggles International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's EBITDA

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$76.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Heidrick-and-Struggles International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International financials

Revenue TTM USD$629.4 million
Operating margin TTM 7.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$178.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.82%
Return on equity TTM -13.08%
Profit margin -5.99%
Book value $13.822
Market capitalisation USD$700.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares

There are currently 470,553 Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares held short by investors – that's known as Heidrick-and-Struggles International's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 487,341 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares can be evaluated.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares traded daily (recently around 104800.22271715). Heidrick-and-Struggles International's SIR currently stands at 4.49. In other words for every 100,000 Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4490 shares are currently held short.

However Heidrick-and-Struggles International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Heidrick-and-Struggles International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0292% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Heidrick-and-Struggles International shares, roughly 29 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Heidrick-and-Struggles International.

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Heidrick-and-Struggles International share dividends

34%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.52% of net profits

Recently Heidrick-and-Struggles International has paid out, on average, around 33.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Heidrick-and-Struggles International shareholders could enjoy a 1.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Heidrick-and-Struggles International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Heidrick-and-Struggles International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Heidrick-and-Struggles International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Heidrick-and-Struggles International's most recent dividend payout was on 20 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Heidrick-and-Struggles International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heidrick-and-Struggles International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.6262 up to $38.345. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSII.US volatility(beta: 0.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Heidrick-and-Struggles International's is 0.8308. This would suggest that Heidrick-and-Struggles International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Heidrick-and-Struggles International overview

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides executive search and consulting services to businesses and business leaders worldwide. The company enables its clients to build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, management, and development of senior executives. It also offers consulting services, including leadership assessment, leadership, team and board development, succession planning, talent strategy, people performance, inter-team collaboration, culture shaping, and organizational transformation. The company provides its services to Fortune 1000 companies; Major U.S. and non-U.S. companies; middle market and emerging growth companies; governmental, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations; and other private and public entities. It serves range of clients through approximately 450 consultants. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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