CRA International, Inc., a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and good value.
Share Price & News
How has CRA International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CRAI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CRAI's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: CRAI exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 42.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CRAI exceeded the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CRA International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StThere's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For CRA International's (NASDAQ:CRAI) Returns On Capital
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Think CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) Is Well Worth Watching
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAn Intrinsic Calculation For CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) Suggests It's 37% Undervalued
Is CRA International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CRAI ($76.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($116.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CRAI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CRAI is good value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (29x).
PE vs Market: CRAI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US market (22.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CRAI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CRAI is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.3x).
How is CRA International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CRAI's forecast earnings growth (12.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CRAI's earnings (12.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CRAI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CRAI's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CRAI's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CRAI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has CRA International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CRAI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CRAI's current net profit margins (4.8%) are higher than last year (4.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CRAI's earnings have grown significantly by 23.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CRAI's earnings growth over the past year (17.3%) is below its 5-year average (23.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CRAI earnings growth over the past year (17.3%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 1.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CRAI's Return on Equity (11.7%) is considered low.
How is CRA International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CRAI's short term assets ($220.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($200.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CRAI's short term assets ($220.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($149.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CRAI is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CRAI has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.03%.
Debt Coverage: CRAI has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: CRAI has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is CRA International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CRAI's dividend (1.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: CRAI's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.46%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CRAI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CRAI's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.2%), CRAI's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Maleh (56 yo)
Mr. Paul A. Maleh has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of CRA International Inc. (formerly known as Charles River Associates Inc.) since November 29, 2009 and has been its Chairman since July...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD3.33M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CRAI's management team is seasoned and experienced (15.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CRAI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CRA International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CRA International, Inc.
- Ticker: CRAI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$557.793m
- Shares outstanding: 7.30m
- Website: https://www.crai.com
Number of Employees
- CRA International, Inc.
- 200 Clarendon Street
- United States
CRA International, Inc., a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It advises clients on economic...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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