Contrasting Hudson Global (HSON) and Its Peers

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Hudson Global (NASDAQ: HSON) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hudson Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Hudson Global and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Global Competitors 202 594 736 37 2.39

As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 24.84%. Given Hudson Global’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson Global has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Hudson Global has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Global’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hudson Global and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Global $66.93 million $7.87 million -7.81
Hudson Global Competitors $4.95 billion $129.36 million 17.36

Hudson Global’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Global. Hudson Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Hudson Global and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Global -5.62% -7.93% -5.99%
Hudson Global Competitors 2.06% 17.39% 6.18%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.9% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Hudson Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Hudson Global rivals beat Hudson Global on 10 of the 10 factors compared.

Hudson Global Company Profile

Hudson Global, Inc. provides talent solutions for small to large-sized corporations and government agencies under the Hudson RPO brand worldwide. It offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) recruitment services, such as complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing, and recruitment consulting for clients' permanent staff hires; and RPO contracting services, including outsourced professional contract staffing and managed services. 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 headquartered in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

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