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Huron Consulting Group Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $20.52 (As of Sep21)
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As of Sep21, Huron Consulting Group's earnings power value is $20.52. *

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

Margin of Safety is -137.93

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future. Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.


Huron Consulting Group Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Huron Consulting Group's Earnings Power Value (EPV) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Huron Consulting Group Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 20.29 20.36 21.30 25.20 26.33

Huron Consulting Group Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Earnings Power Value (EPV) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 27.13 26.33 20.65 19.95 20.52

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Huron Consulting Group's Earnings Power Value (EPV), along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Power Value (EPV) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Huron Consulting Group Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Huron Consulting Group's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Huron Consulting Group's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls into.



Huron Consulting Group Earnings Power Value (EPV) Calculation

Earnings Power Value also known as just Earnings Power is a valuation technique popularised by Bruce Greenwald, an authority on value investing at Columbia University. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future.

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. This valuation tool excludes the potential growth that a company may have so that needs to be looked at separately. Since future growth is excluded from the analysis, only the maintenance capital expenditures are subtracted from after-tax EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and growth capex is ignored.

Huron Consulting Group's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 876.7
DDA 37.1
Operating Margin % 6.33
SGA * 25% 44.9
Tax Rate % 17.15
Maintenance Capex 17.9
Cash and Cash Equivalents 11.2
Short-Term Debt 10.6
Long-Term Debt 319.2
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 21.5

1. Start with "Earnings" not including accounting adjustments (one-time charges not excluded unless policy has changed). "Earnings" are "Operating Income.

2. Look at average margins over a business/Industry cycle: Average Operating Margin = 6.33%

To normalize margins and eliminate the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle, it is usually best to take a long-term average of operating margins. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since most of companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year margin.

3. Multiply average margins by sustainable revenues and then adjust for maintenance SGA. This yields "normalized" EBIT:

To be conservative, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year revenues as the sustainable revenue.
EPV analysis recognises that part of SG&A expenditure is made to maintain and replace the existing assets, while part is made to grow sales. Since EPV is only interested in what it costs a going concern to maintain its existing asset base, it adds back a percentage of SG&A (between 15% and 50% - this is a matter of judgment and industry knowledge) to make up for the fact that some of this expenditure went to fund growth and shouldn't be accounted for. To start off, we assume 25% for the sake of prudence.
Sustainable Revenue = $ Mil, Average Operating Margin = 6.33%, Average Adjusted SGA = 44.9,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 876.7 * 6.33% +44.9 = $100.421925024 Mil.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate (NOPAT):

Same as average operating margin calculation, GuruFocus takes an average of the 5 years tax rates.
Average Tax Rate = 17.15%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $100.421925024 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 100.421925024 * ( 1 - 17.15% ) = $83.20307964976 Mil.

5. Add back Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate). This yields "normalized" Earnings:

Excess Depreciation = Average DDA * % of Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate) = 37.1 * 0.5 * 17.15% = $3.184859496 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = 83.20307964976 + 3.184859496 = $86.38793914576 Mil.

6. Adjusted for Maintenance Capital Expenditure:

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
Fourth, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditures as maintenance CAPEX.
Huron Consulting Group's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $17.9 Mil *.
* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

7. Investors require a return of "WACC" for the risk they are taking: WACC = 9%

8. Huron Consulting Group's current cash and cash equivalent = $11.2 Mil.
Huron Consulting Group's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 319.2 + 10.6 = $329.856 Mil.
Huron Consulting Group's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 21.5 Mil.

Huron Consulting Group's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Sep21 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 86.38793914576 - 17.9)/ 9%+11.2-329.856 )/21.5
=20.52

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( 20.518688374777-48.82 )/20.518688374777
= -137.93%

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.


Huron Consulting Group  (NAS:HURN) Earnings Power Value (EPV) Explanation

Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.

Earnings power value (EPV) uses a very basic equation which assumes no growth, although it does rely on an assumption about the cost of capital as well as the fact that current earnings are sustainable. It also involves several adjustments to clean up the underlying Earnings figures.


Be Aware

Though using today's earnings in calculating Earnings Power Value, GuruFocus is normalizing these earnings to the business cycle. This eliminates the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle. This means that we are considering the average earnings over 5 years.


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Huron Consulting Group Business Description

Huron Consulting Group logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541611 SIC : 8742
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
550 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL, USA, 60607
Huron Consulting Group Inc is a professional services firm. The company provides expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services, & analytics through three operating segments namely Healthcare, Education, and Business Advisory. Healthcare segment helps the firms to transform and innovate the delivery model to focus on patient wellness by improving quality outcomes, minimizing care variation and fundamentally improving patient and population health, Education segment provides management consulting and technology solutions, and Business Advisory segment provides services to large and middle-market organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and private equity firms. It generates a majority of its revenue from the Healthcare Segment.
Executives
Zumwalt Debra director 149 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE MENLO PARK CA 94025
Roth James H director, officer: CEO HURON CONSULTING GROUP 550 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO IL 60607
Hussey C. Mark officer: President and COO 550 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO IL 60607
Mccartney John director US ROBOTICS INC 8100 MCCORMICK BLVD SKOKIE IL 60076
Featherstone Kyle officer: Controller 550 W. VAN BUREN 17TH FLOOR CHICAGO IL 60607
Lockhart H Eugene director OAK HILL FARM, P.O. BOX 489 4125 LOUISA ROAD KESWICK VA 22947
Sawyer Hugh E Iii director 1806 BALLY BUNION DRIVE DECATUR GA 30097
Singh-bushell Ekta director 9197 S. PEORIA ST. ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Torain Ernest W. Jr. officer: EVP, Gen. Counsel & Corp.Sec. 550 W. VAN BUREN 17TH FLOOR CHICAGO IL 60607
Massaro George director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MASSARO GEORGE a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Kelly John D. officer: EVP, CFO and Treasurer 555 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO IL 60607
Wong Ellen officer: Chief Accounting Officer 550 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO IL 60607
Ratekin Diane E. officer: EVP, Gen. Counsel, & Corp.Sec. 550 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO IL 60607
Moody John S director MARSH MCLENNAN REALTY ADVISORS 1166 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
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