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Executive Summary

Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Good value with adequate balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Hill International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HIL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HIL's weekly volatility has decreased from 13% to 7% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

10.3%

HIL

-3.5%

US Professional Services

-0.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

-34.4%

HIL

14.8%

US Professional Services

19.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HIL underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 16.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HIL underperformed the US Market which returned 21% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HILIndustryMarket
7 Day10.3%-3.5%-0.9%
30 Day24.3%-1.6%3.0%
90 Day58.8%6.9%11.5%
1 Year-34.4%-34.4%15.6%14.8%22.3%19.6%
3 Year-58.4%-58.4%53.6%49.2%45.3%35.7%
5 Year-29.9%-29.9%131.3%118.6%124.8%99.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Hill International 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: HIL ($2.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($15.27)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HIL is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (25.3x).

PE vs Market: HIL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US market (21.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HIL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Hill International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

30.7%

Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Hill International has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Hill International performed over the past 5 years?

18.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HIL has a large one-off loss of $5.9M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: HIL became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HIL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 18.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HIL has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (-0.06%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HIL's Return on Equity (5.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Hill International's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HIL's short term assets ($194.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($95.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: HIL's short term assets ($194.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($76.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HIL's debt to equity ratio (53.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HIL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 122.3% to 53.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HIL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.1%).

Interest Coverage: HIL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Hill International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HIL'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 HIL'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?

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Raouf Ghali (58 yo)

2.25yrs

Tenure

US$2,223,710

Compensation

Mr. Raouf S. Ghali serves as Chief Executive Officer of Hill International, Inc. since October 2018 and has been its President and Director since August 11, 2016. Mr. Ghali had been the Chief Operating Off...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Raouf's total compensation ($USD2.22M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD539.30K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Raouf Ghali
CEO, President & Director2.25yrsUS$2.22m0.39%
$ 514.4k
William Dengler
Chief Administrative Officer3yrsUS$972.77k0.18%
$ 239.7k
Abdo Kardous
Regional President of Middle East10.75yrsUS$1.01m0.053%
$ 70.4k
Todd Weintraub
Senior VP & CFO2.17yrsUS$429.56k0.19%
$ 252.4k
Shayn Spingler
Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology2.17yrsno datano data
Jose Luis Hidalgo
Senior VP2.17yrsno datano data
Elizabeth Zipf
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications2yrsno datano data
Keith Pearson
Senior VP of Global Human Resources & Facilities Security Officerno datano datano data
John Bradley
Senior Vice President12.58yrsno datano data
Stuart Richter
Senior VP & Caribbean Regional Manager -Project Management Groupno datano datano data
Craig Johnson
Senior Vice President of Construction Claims Operations for Las Vegas14.5yrsno datano data
John Arnold
Senior VP - Project Management Group & MD - European Operations - Project Management Group8yrsno datano data

2.6yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HIL's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Raouf Ghali
CEO, President & Director2.25yrsUS$2.22m0.39%
$ 514.4k
Paul Evans
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$120.00k0.36%
$ 477.9k
Grant McCullagh
Independent Director1.58yrsUS$96.00k0.15%
$ 193.1k
Arnaud Ajdler
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$125.00k0.32%
$ 420.8k
David Sgro
Independent Chairman2.25yrsUS$160.00k0.028%
$ 36.6k
Susan Steele
Independent Director1.58yrsUS$96.00k0.13%
$ 168.7k
James Renacci
Independent Director0.58yrno data0.089%
$ 117.5k

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: HIL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Hill International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Hill International, Inc.
  • Ticker: HIL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1976
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$132.136m
  • Shares outstanding: 56.23m
  • Website: https://www.hillintl.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Hill International, Inc.
  • One Commerce Square
  • 17th Floor
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19103
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HILNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 2006
HLZDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJun 2006

Biography

Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. The company ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/16 00:25
End of Day Share Price2021/01/15 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.