Comparing SThree (STREF) and Hudson Global (HSON)

SThree (OTCMKTS: STREF) and Hudson Global (NASDAQ:HSON) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SThree and Hudson Global, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SThree 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SThree and Hudson Global’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SThree $1.32 billion 0.44 N/A N/A N/A
Hudson Global $456.72 million 0.12 -$2.94 million N/A N/A

SThree has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Global.

Profitability

This table compares SThree and Hudson Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SThree N/A N/A N/A
Hudson Global 2.46% -5.80% -2.63%

Volatility and Risk

SThree has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Global has a beta of -0.46, suggesting that its share price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.9% of Hudson Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of Hudson Global shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SThree beats Hudson Global on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hudson Global Company Profile

Hudson Global, Inc. provides professional-level recruitment and related talent solutions for small to large-sized corporations and government agencies worldwide. The company offers permanent recruitment services; and contracting services, such as project management, interim management, and professional contract staffing. It also provides permanent and contracting outsourced recruitment solutions, including complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing, contingent workforce, and recruitment consulting to multinational companies; and talent management solutions comprising talent assessment, interview training, executive coaching, employee development, and outplacement. The company was formerly known as Hudson Highland Group, Inc. and changed its name to Hudson Global, Inc. in April 2012. Hudson Global, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in New York, New York.

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