NasdaqGS:HURN

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Executive Summary

Huron Consulting Group Inc., a professional services firm, provides advisory, technology, and analytic solutions in the United States and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Huron Consulting Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HURN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.6%

HURN

-1.7%

US Professional Services

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

-30.9%

HURN

14.8%

US Professional Services

15.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HURN underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 16.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HURN underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HURNIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.6%-1.7%-1.1%
30 Day7.0%2.4%4.2%
90 Day-2.5%1.9%6.3%
1 Year-30.9%-30.9%15.6%14.8%18.2%15.6%
3 Year21.3%21.3%53.5%48.9%39.6%30.4%
5 Year-14.4%-14.4%87.8%77.8%79.5%59.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Huron Consulting Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Huron Consulting Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HURN ($41.91) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($151.42)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HURN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HURN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Professional Services industry average.

PE vs Market: HURN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HURN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HURN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Huron Consulting Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

130.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HURN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: HURN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: HURN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HURN's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HURN's revenue (4.9% 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 HURN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Huron Consulting Group performed over the past 5 years?

-11.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HURN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HURN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HURN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 11.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HURN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: HURN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (-1.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HURN has a negative Return on Equity (-0.12%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Huron Consulting Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HURN's short term assets ($298.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($152.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: HURN's short term assets ($298.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($436.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HURN's debt to equity ratio (62.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HURN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 74.6% to 62.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HURN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.6%).

Interest Coverage: HURN is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Huron Consulting Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HURN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HURN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HURN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HURN's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HURN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Roth (62 yo)

11.25yrs

Tenure

US$4,842,080

Compensation

Mr. James H. Roth, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Huron Consulting Group Inc. since July 30, 2009 and served as its President since March 31, 2011 until February 26, 2019. Mr. R ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD4.84M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.94M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Roth
CEO & Director11.25yrsUS$4.84m0.61%
$ 5.5m
C. Hussey
President & COO1.67yrsUS$3.32m0.30%
$ 2.7m
John Kelly
Executive VP3.75yrsUS$1.59m0.13%
$ 1.1m
Diane Ratekin
0.58yrUS$1.21mno data
Sean Freeburger
Chief Information Officer2yrsno datano data
Ernest Torain
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary0.58yrno data0.021%
$ 190.2k
Shandy Husmann
Managing Director of Strategy and Operational Consultingno datano datano data
James Lukenda
Managing Director of Corporate Advisory Services18.75yrsno datano data
Michael Sullivan
Managing Director of Corporate Advisory Servicesno datano datano data
Laura Yaeger
Executive Vice President of Higher Education Practiceno datano datano data
Joy Walton
Managing Director of Higher Education Practice14.75yrsno datano data
Lisa Robison
MD of Financial Planning & Analysis and Assistant Treasurer14.75yrsno datano data

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HURN's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
James Roth
CEO & Director11.25yrsUS$4.84m0.61%
$ 5.5m
Hugh Sawyer
Director2.67yrsUS$240.98k0.11%
$ 1.0m
Harry Lockhart
Independent Director13.83yrsUS$266.98k0.16%
$ 1.4m
John McCartney
Independent Non-Executive Chairman10.42yrsUS$566.34k0.30%
$ 2.7m
Debra Zumwalt
Independent Director6yrsUS$363.12k0.093%
$ 845.0k
Ekta Singh-Bushell
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$403.00k0.052%
$ 471.7k

8.2yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HURN's board of directors are considered experienced (8.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Huron Consulting Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Huron Consulting Group Inc.
  • Ticker: HURN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$903.879m
  • Shares outstanding: 21.57m
  • Website: https://www.huronconsultinggroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Huron Consulting Group Inc.
  • 550 West Van Buren Street
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60607
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HURNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2004
HURDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2004

Biography

Huron Consulting Group Inc., a professional services firm, provides advisory, technology, and analytic solutions in the United States and internationally. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/26 23:37
End of Day Share Price2020/10/26 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.