The Hackett Group trades as part of the business services industry and is part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Ted A. Fernandez. The Hackett Group Inc is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and enterprise benchmarking and practices implementation firm to global companies. It has one operating segment of Business and Technology Consulting Services.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The HCKT shares had a previous change of -1.09% which opened at 15.71 and closed at 15.47. It moved to an intraday high of 15.75 and a low of 15.47.

Business Wire:  Hackett: HR Organizations Improving, But Behind the Curve In Many Areas Central to Achieving Enterprise Goals

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HCKT shares returned -1.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.43%. Over three months, it changed -12.99%. In one year it has changed -3.16% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.84 and its 52-week low was 15.25. HCKT stock is 1.44% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 17.86 and a 50 day moving average of 16.64. Right now, HCKT stock is trading -13.37% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Hackett: HR Organizations Improving, But Behind the Curve In Many Areas Central to Achieving Enterprise Goals

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $461.9m with 29.9m shares outstanding and a float of 15.4m shares. Trading volume was 145,914 shares and has experienced an average volume of 146,964 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for The Hackett Group was 0.74 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 20.91. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.18. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.87, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 17.78. Historically, the PE high was 62.60 and the PE low was 17.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 15.40, which is a decrease of -0.45%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.34, which is a dividend yield of 2.20%. Also, the payout ratio is 39.08%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 12.92, which means it might overvalued by -19.76%

The next earnings report will be: 05-07-2019



The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of The Hackett Group; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 2.90% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 124.20% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.94

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 21.13%, return on assets is 13.35%, profit margin is 7.81%, price-to-sales is 2.19 and price-to-book is 3.78.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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