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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.98
HSII's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. HSII: 2.98 )
HSII' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 11209.24
Current: 2.98

0.56
11209.24
Equity to Asset 0.50
HSII's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. HSII: 0.50 )
HSII' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.5

0.35
0.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.30
M-Score: -2.81
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.24
HSII's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. HSII: 3.24 )
HSII' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.42   Max: 12.26
Current: 3.24

-13.42
12.26
Net-margin (%) 1.32
HSII's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. HSII: 1.32 )
HSII' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.68   Max: 20.67
Current: 1.32

-23.68
20.67
ROE (%) 2.56
HSII's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. HSII: 2.56 )
HSII' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.92   Max: 38.08
Current: 2.56

-63.92
38.08
ROA (%) 1.15
HSII's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. HSII: 1.15 )
HSII' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.5   Max: 19.54
Current: 1.15

-26.5
19.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.52
HSII's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.26 vs. HSII: 44.52 )
HSII' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -123.1   Max: 424.47
Current: 44.52

-123.1
424.47
Revenue Growth (%) -2.80
HSII's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HSII: -2.80 )
HSII' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -31   Max: 19.7
Current: -2.8

-31
19.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.40
HSII's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. HSII: 2.40 )
HSII' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32   Max: 22.5
Current: 2.4

-32
22.5
EPS Growth (%) -5.90
HSII's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. HSII: -5.90 )
HSII' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.9   Max: 3.6
Current: -5.9

-47.9
3.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HSII Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 625,163 sh (+8.54%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 384,434 sh (+7.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 114,678 sh (+3.03%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 369,100 sh (-1.23%)
Jim Simons 130,602 sh (-7.52%)
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Q3 2013

HSII Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 661,963 sh (+5.89%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 365,400 sh (-1%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 379,269 sh (-1.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 113,097 sh (-1.38%)
Jim Simons 112,500 sh (-13.86%)
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Q4 2013

HSII Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 127,400 sh (+13.24%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 363,500 sh (-0.52%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 322,260 sh (-15.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 86,581 sh (-23.45%)
Chuck Royce 481,663 sh (-27.24%)
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Q1 2014

HSII Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 152,502 sh (+19.7%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 363,500 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Royce 454,197 sh (-5.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,726 sh (-71.44%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HSII

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.61%$15.97 - $20.52 $ 18.26-2%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -71.44%0.03%$15.97 - $20.52 $ 18.26-2%24726
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Reduce -15.03%0.11%$16.99 - $20.38 $ 18.26-1%322260
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -23.45%0.02%$16.99 - $20.38 $ 18.26-1%86581
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 33.16%0.02%$13.47 - $17.25 $ 18.2619%111309
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 33.21%0.02%$12.15 - $18.26 $ 18.2629%76206
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.07%$15.63 - $22.39 $ 18.260%57208
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 Add 174.82%0.34%$16.09 - $26.79 $ 18.26-14%337583
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 47.80
HSII's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. HSII: 47.80 )
HSII' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.08   Max: 109.4
Current: 47.8

6.08
109.4
P/B 1.30
HSII's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. HSII: 1.30 )
HSII' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.01
Current: 1.3

0.81
4.01
P/S 0.68
HSII's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. HSII: 0.68 )
HSII' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.68

0.42
1.85
PFCF 9.90
HSII's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.32 vs. HSII: 9.90 )
HSII' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.78   Max: 3168
Current: 9.9

4.78
3168
EV-to-EBIT 16.58
HSII's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. HSII: 16.58 )
HSII' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 235.4
Current: 16.58

0.5
235.4
Current Ratio 1.81
HSII's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. HSII: 1.81 )
HSII' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.81

0.88
2.72
Quick Ratio 1.81
HSII's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. HSII: 1.81 )
HSII' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.81

0.88
2.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.85
HSII's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. HSII: 2.85 )
HSII' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 4.53
Current: 2.85

0.35
4.53
Dividend Payout 1.39
HSII's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HSII: 1.39 )
HSII' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.25
Current: 1.39

0.16
3.25
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
HSII's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. HSII: -9.10 )
HSII' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: -9.1

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.43
HSII's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. HSII: 2.43 )
HSII' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.79
Current: 2.43

0.29
3.79
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
HSII's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. HSII: -0.70 )
HSII' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.7   Max: -85.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.40
HSII's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.02 vs. HSII: 3.40 )
HSII' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 6.64
Current: 3.4

1.39
6.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
HSII's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. HSII: 0.80 )
HSII' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.1
Current: 0.8

0.42
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
HSII's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HSII: 0.70 )
HSII' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.7

0.51
2.62
Price/Graham Number 2.70
HSII's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. HSII: 2.70 )
HSII' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 9.87
Current: 2.7

0.86
9.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
HSII's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. HSII: 6.00 )
HSII' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 186.9
Current: 6

0.4
186.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.26
HSII's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. HSII: 4.26 )
HSII' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 56.8
Current: 4.26

-0.1
56.8

Business Description

Industry: Employment Services » Staffing & Outsourcing Services
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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., was formed as a Delaware corporation in 1999. It is an advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services. The Company provides its services to clients through the expertise of 331 consultants located in major cities around the world. Heidrick & Struggles and its predecessors have been a leadership advisor for nearly 60 years. The Company helps its clients build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, management and deployment of senior executives. Focusing on top-level services it offers several advantages that include access to and influence with key decision makers, increased potential for recurring search and consulting engagements, higher fees per search, enhanced brand visibility, and a leveraged global footprint, which create added barriers to entry for potential competitors. The Company's search process typically consists of the following steps: Analyze the client's business needs in order to understand its organizational structure, relationships, and culture; determine the required set of skills for the position; define the required experience; and identify the other characteristics desired of the successful candidate; Select, contact, interview and evaluate candidates on the basis of experience and potential cultural fit with the client organization; Present confidential written reports on the candidates who potentially fit the position specification; Schedule a mutually convenient meeting between the client and each candidate; Complete references on the final candidate selected by the client; and Assist the client in structuring the compensation package and supporting the successful candidate's integration into the client team. The Company's consulting services, which is currently less than 10% of its net revenue, includes succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and mergers and acquisitions human capital integration consulting. The Company provides its executive search services on a retained basis, recruiting senior executives whose first year base salary and bonus averaged approximately $338,700 in 2011 on a worldwide basis. The Company's clients include the following: Fortune 1000 companies; Major non-U.S. companies; Middle market and emerging growth companies; Governmental, higher education and not-for-profit organizations; and other private and public entities. The Company's direct competition comes from four established retained executive search firms that conduct searches mainly for the senior-level positions within an organization. In particular, its competitors include Egon Zehnder International, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. and Spencer Stuart & Associates. It also faces competition from Internet-based firms and smaller boutiques that specialize in certain regional markets or industry segments.
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