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HCKT

Hackett GroupNasdaqGS:HCKT Stock Report

Market Cap

US$607.2m

7D

-6.7%

1Y

44.0%

Updated

02 Dec, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
HCKT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends2/6

HCKT Stock Overview

The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in North America and internationally.

Hackett Group Competitors

Gartner

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Perficient

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US$4.3b

Information Services Group

NasdaqGM:III

US$381.7m

Computer Task Group

NasdaqGS:CTG

US$125.4m

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Hackett Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$20.86
52 Week HighUS$23.30
52 Week LowUS$13.06
Beta0.72
1 Month Change-1.00%
3 Month Change3.06%
1 Year Change44.01%
3 Year Change21.63%
5 Year Change14.99%
Change since IPO30.88%

Recent News & Updates

Dec 02
Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

The Hackett Group, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HCKT ) will pay a dividend of US$0.10 on the 30th of December. The dividend yield will...

Nov 16
Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

The Hackett Group, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HCKT ) will pay a dividend of US$0.10 on the 30th of December. This makes the dividend...

Aug 28
Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of US$0.10

The board of The Hackett Group, Inc. ( NASDAQ:HCKT ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of US$0.10 per share on...

Shareholder Returns

HCKTUS ITUS Market
7D-6.7%-4.0%-3.5%
1Y44.0%1.7%19.4%

Return vs Industry: HCKT exceeded the US IT industry which returned -1.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HCKT exceeded the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HCKT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HCKT volatility
HCKT Average Weekly Movement3.5%
IT Industry Average Movement7.1%
Market Average Movement6.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market14.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: HCKT is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HCKT's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19911,047Ted Fernandezhttps://www.thehackettgroup.com

The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in North America and internationally. It offers best practice intelligence center, an online searchable repository of best practices, performance metrics, conference presentations, and associated research; best practice accelerators that provide Web-based access to best practices, customized software configuration tools, and best practice process flows; advisor inquiry for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods; best practice research that provides insights into the proven approaches; and peer interaction comprising member-led Webcasts, annual best practice conferences, annual member forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content. The company’s benchmarking services conduct studies for selling, general and administrative, finance, human resources, information technology, procurement, enterprise performance management, and shared services; and business transformation practices to help clients develop coordinated strategy for achieving performance enhancements across the enterprise.

Hackett Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Hackett Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HCKT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$607.16m
Earnings (TTM)US$25.93m
Revenue (TTM)US$267.03m

24.0x

P/E Ratio

2.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HCKT income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$267.03m
Cost of RevenueUS$167.81m
Gross ProfitUS$99.23m
ExpensesUS$73.29m
EarningsUS$25.93m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 01, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.87
Gross Margin37.16%
Net Profit Margin9.71%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did HCKT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.9%

Current Dividend Yield

46%

Payout Ratio

Does HCKT pay a reliable dividends?

See HCKT dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy HCKT by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Hackett Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateDec 16 2021
Dividend Pay DateDec 30 2021
Days until Ex dividend12 days
Days until Dividend pay date26 days

Does HCKT pay a reliable dividends?

See HCKT dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is Hackett 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: HCKT ($20.86) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($42.64)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HCKT is good value based on its PE Ratio (24x) compared to the US IT industry average (34x).

PE vs Market: HCKT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24x) compared to the US market (16.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HCKT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HCKT is good value based on its PB Ratio (4.2x) compared to the US IT industry average (4.6x).


Future Growth

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

12.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCKT's forecast earnings growth (12.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: HCKT's earnings (12.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HCKT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: HCKT's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HCKT's revenue (5.5% 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 HCKT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Hackett Group performed over the past 5 years?

-10.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HCKT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HCKT's current net profit margins (9.7%) are higher than last year (2.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HCKT's earnings have declined by 10.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HCKT's earnings growth over the past year (273.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-10.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HCKT earnings growth over the past year (273.3%) exceeded the IT industry 38.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: HCKT's Return on Equity (17.5%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Hackett Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HCKT's short term assets ($105.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($54.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: HCKT's short term assets ($105.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($7.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HCKT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: HCKT has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 15%.

Debt Coverage: HCKT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: HCKT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

1.92%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayDec 03 2021Ex Dividend DateDec 16 2021Dividend Pay DateDec 30 202114 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 12 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HCKT's dividend (1.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: HCKT's dividend (1.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, HCKT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HCKT's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45.7%), HCKT'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.


Next Steps

Management

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

24.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ted Fernandez (64 yo)

24.92yrs

Tenure

US$1,826,932

Compensation

Mr. Ted A. Fernandez co-founded The Hackett Group, Inc. (formerly, Answerthink Inc.) in 1997. Mr. Fernandez has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The Hackett Group, Inc. since 1997. Mr. Fern...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ted's total compensation ($USD1.83M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.31M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HCKT's management team is seasoned and experienced (24.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: HCKT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11 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

The Hackett Group, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Hackett Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: HCKT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: IT Consulting and Other Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$607.164m
  • Shares outstanding: 29.79m
  • Website: https://www.thehackettgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • The Hackett Group, Inc.
  • 1001 Brickell Bay Drive
  • Suite 3000
  • Miami
  • Florida
  • 33131
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/12/02 23:29
End of Day Share Price2021/12/02 00:00
Earnings2021/10/01
Annual Earnings2021/01/01


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.