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.

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Fundamentals

Mediocre balance sheet 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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.4%

HURN

1.4%

US Professional Services

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

22.4%

HURN

16.7%

US Professional Services

5.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HURN exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 16.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HURN exceeded the US Market which returned 5.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HURNIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.4%1.4%2.3%
30 Day-5.8%-0.8%-1.0%
90 Day8.0%0.5%-0.7%
1 Year22.4%22.4%17.8%16.7%7.9%5.6%
3 Year4.4%4.4%50.7%45.4%45.6%36.3%
5 Year-6.1%-6.1%86.7%76.8%65.8%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

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

23.6%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: HURN ($58.56) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($76.65)

Significantly Undervalued: HURN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HURN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.7x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (19.2x).

PE vs Market: HURN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.7x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: HURN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HURN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.4x).


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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?

22.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HURN's forecast earnings growth (22.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: HURN's earnings (22.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HURN's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HURN's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High 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?

-40.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HURN's earnings have declined by -40.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HURN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: HURN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (36.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HURN's Return on Equity (4.4%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: HURN's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Professional Services industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: HURN's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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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 ($233.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($395.4M)

Long Term Liabilities: HURN's short term assets (233.2M) exceeds its long term liabilities (150.9M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HURN's debt to equity ratio (54.2%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: HURN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 30.8% to 54.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HURN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.7%).

Interest Coverage: HURN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: HURN has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HURN's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.8%industryaverage1.5%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

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

What is the CEO of Huron Consulting Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

James Roth (61yo)

10.3yrs

Tenure

US$4,791,261

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: James's total compensation ($USD4.79M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.07M).

Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HURN's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

9.4yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HURN's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • James Roth (61yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.79m
  • Shandy Husmann

    Managing Director of Strategy and Operational Consulting

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Jim Lukenda

    Managing Director of Corporate Advisory Services

    • Tenure: 17.8yrs
  • Mike Sullivan

    Managing Director of Corporate Advisory Services

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Laura Yaeger

    Executive Vice President of Higher Education Practice

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Diane Ratekin (62yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.13m
  • C. Hussey (58yo)

    President & COO

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.97m
  • John Kelly (42yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.22m
  • Ellen Wong (48yo)

    Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
  • Sean Freeburger

    Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 1yrs

Board Members

  • Hugh Sawyer (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$430.66k
  • Gene Lockhart (69yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 12.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$269.99k
  • John McCartney (66yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 9.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$404.99k
  • Debra Zumwalt (63yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5yrs
    • Compensation: US$265.99k
  • James Roth (61yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.79m
  • George Massaro (71yo)

    Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 9.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$268.99k
  • Ekta Singh-Bushell (47yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs

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$1.273b
  • Shares outstanding: 21.73m
  • 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 Analysis2019/10/16 23:50
End of Day Share Price2019/10/16 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.