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Forrester Research Sloan Ratio %

: -8.53% (As of Sep. 2021)
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Richard Sloan from the University of Michigan was first to document what is referred to as the "accrual anomaly". His 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones.

Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was -8.53%.

As of Sep. 2021, Forrester Research has a Sloan Ratio of -8.53%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


Forrester Research Sloan Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio % 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.

Forrester Research Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Sloan Ratio %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2.67 -6.19 -17.86 29.97 -5.15

Forrester Research Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Sloan Ratio % 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 -2.20 -5.15 -7.29 -11.55 -8.53

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio %, along with its competitors' market caps and Sloan Ratio % 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.

   

Forrester Research Sloan Ratio % Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio % falls into.



Forrester Research Sloan Ratio % Calculation

Earnings contain a lot of non cash earnings which is called accruals. The Sloan ratio is a way to identify firms with low non-cash or accrual-derived earnings relative to their cash flow.

Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )-Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2020 )
-Cash Flow from Investing (A: Dec. 2020 ))/Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )
=(9.99-47.754
--4.57)/644.218
=-5.15%

Forrester Research's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (TTM)-Cash Flow from Operations (TTM})
-Cash Flow from Investing (TTM))/Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=(19.247-103.547
--28.476)/654.792
=-8.53%

Forrester Research's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was 2.426 (Dec. 2020 ) + 3.956 (Mar. 2021 ) + 8.343 (Jun. 2021 ) + 4.522 (Sep. 2021 ) = $19.2 Mil.
Forrester Research's Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was 18.555 (Dec. 2020 ) + 40.551 (Mar. 2021 ) + 29.542 (Jun. 2021 ) + 14.899 (Sep. 2021 ) = $103.5 Mil.
Forrester Research's Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was -1.626 (Dec. 2020 ) + -1.468 (Mar. 2021 ) + -3.775 (Jun. 2021 ) + -21.607 (Sep. 2021 ) = $-28.5 Mil.

* 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.


Forrester Research  (NAS:FORR) Sloan Ratio % Explanation

A former University of Michigan researcher, Richard Sloan's 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones. In fact, for the 40-year period between 1962 and 2001, buying the lowest accrual companies and shorting the highest accrual companies resulted in an average annual compounded return of 18%, more than double the S&P 500's 7.4% annual return over the same period.

According to How to Beat the Market with the Sloan Ratio:

If the Sloan Ratio is between -10% and 10%, the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than between -25% and -10% on the negative side, and between 10% and 25% on the positive side, this is a warning stage of accrual build up.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than -25% or greater than 25%, and this ratio is consistent over several quarters or even years, be careful. Earnings are highly likely to be made up of accruals.

As of Sep. 2021, Forrester Research has a Sloan Ratio of -8.53%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


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Forrester Research Business Description

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Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541910 SIC : 8732
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA, USA, 02140
Forrester Research Inc is a United-States-based company that provides independent research, data, and advisory services. It operates through the following segments: The Research segment develops and delivers research, connect, and analytics products; The consulting segment includes the revenues and the related costs of the company's consulting organization, and the Events segment is engaged in developing and hosting in-person and virtual events.
Executives
Peltzman Steven P. officer: CBTO C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Bradford Neil director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH INC 400 TECHNOLOGY SQ CAMBRIDGE MA 02129
Johnson Carrie officer: Chief Research Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
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Chouinard Scott officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 400 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
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Boyce David director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Wassenaar Yvonne director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Friscia Anthony J director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
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