NYSE:GPX

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Executive Summary

GP Strategies Corporation provides performance improvement and learning solutions worldwide.

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Fundamentals

Mediocre balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has GP Strategies's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.3%

GPX

-0.2%

US Professional Services

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-23.5%

GPX

18.3%

US Professional Services

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: GPX underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 18.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GPX underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GPXIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.3%-0.2%0.4%
30 Day-11.6%-0.8%-1.1%
90 Day-28.1%0.6%-0.5%
1 Year-23.5%-23.5%19.4%18.3%9.3%6.9%
3 Year-55.0%-55.0%49.4%44.2%45.8%36.4%
5 Year-61.7%-61.7%84.7%74.9%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is GP Strategies's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is GP Strategies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

25.71x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate GPX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate GPX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GPX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (19.5x).

PE vs Market: GPX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.7x) compared to the US market (17.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: GPX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GPX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.4x).


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Future Growth

How is GP Strategies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

58.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GPX's forecast earnings growth (58% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: GPX's earnings (58% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.6% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: GPX's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GPX's revenue (6.7% 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 GPX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has GP Strategies performed over the past 5 years?

-22.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GPX's earnings have declined by -22.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GPX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GPX had negative earnings growth (-21.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (36.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: GPX's Return on Equity (3.7%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

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


Return on Capital Employed

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


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Financial Health

How is GP Strategies's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GPX's short term assets ($218.5M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($113.0M)

Long Term Liabilities: GPX's short term assets (218.5M) exceeds its long term liabilities (154.5M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GPX's debt to equity ratio (61.8%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: GPX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 8.5% to 61.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GPX's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

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


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: GPX's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.826460x debt).


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Dividend

What is GP Strategies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.5%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GPX'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 GPX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GPX'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 GPX'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 GP Strategies's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scott Greenberg (63yo)

14.5yrs

Tenure

US$1,137,028

Compensation

Mr. Scott N. Greenberg has been the Chief Executive Officer at GP Strategies Corporation, a subsidiary of NPDC since April 2005 and serves as its Chairman since August 8, 2018. Mr. Greenberg served as Pres ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD1.14M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.16M).

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


Management Age and Tenure

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GPX's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GPX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

  • Ken Crawford (61yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 12.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$413.83k
  • Scott Greenberg (63yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 14.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.14m
  • Debbie Ung (57yo)

    Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$452.15k
  • Don Duquette (65yo)

    Executive VP of Learning Solutions

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$589.68k
  • Pat Begley (63yo)

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
  • Ann Blank

    Director of Financial Reporting & Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Russ Becker (44yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Sales Officer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$552.38k
  • Barish Coffey

    Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Adam Stedham (50yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$917.89k
  • Michael Dugan (51yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$576.96k

Board Members

  • Scott Greenberg (63yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 14.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.14m
  • Rick Pfenniger (64yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 14.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$119.36k
  • Marshall Geller (80yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$136.44k
  • Jacques Manardo (73yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$73.85k
  • Steve Koonin (67yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$107.61k
  • Samuel Robinson (45yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$126.61k
  • Tamar Elkeles (50yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$37.08k

Company Information

GP Strategies Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: GP Strategies Corporation
  • Ticker: GPX
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1959
  • Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$187.021m
  • Shares outstanding: 16.89m
  • Website: https://www.gpstrategies.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • GP Strategies Corporation
  • 70 Corporate Center
  • Suite 200
  • Columbia
  • Maryland
  • 21044
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GPXNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJul 1975
NPDDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJul 1975

Biography

GP Strategies Corporation provides performance improvement and learning solutions worldwide. The company operates two segments, Workforce Excellence and Business Transformation Services. The Workforce Exce ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/19 23:35
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 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.