Hudson Global (NASDAQ: HSON) and On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
61.9% of Hudson Global shares are held by institutional investors. 12.2% of Hudson Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Hudson Global and On Assignment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Hudson Global and On Assignment, as reported by MarketBeat.
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On Assignment has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.82%. Given On Assignment’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe On Assignment is more favorable than Hudson Global.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hudson Global and On Assignment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hudson Global||$425.45 million||0.11||$4.00 million||($0.08)||-18.25|
|On Assignment||$2.53 billion||0.97||$263.01 million||N/A||N/A|
On Assignment has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Global.
On Assignment beats Hudson Global on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hudson Global
Hudson Global, Inc. (Hudson) is a provider of professional-level recruitment and related talent solutions across the world. The Company’s segments include Hudson Americas, Hudson Asia Pacific and Hudson Europe. Its service offerings include Permanent Recruitment, Temporary Contracting, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Talent Management solutions. The Permanent Recruitment services leverage its consultants, supported by its specialists in the delivery of its methods to identify, select and engage the talent. In Temporary Contracting, Hudson provides a range of project management, interim management and professional contract staffing services. Hudson RPO services include complete recruitment outsourcing, project-based outsourcing, contingent workforce solutions and recruitment consulting. Its Talent Management Solutions’ capability encompasses services, such as talent assessment, interview training, executive coaching, employee development and outplacement.
About On Assignment
On Assignment, Inc. is a global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the technology, life sciences and creative sectors. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. It operates through two segments. The Apex segment provides technical, scientific and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions and consulting services to clients across the United States. The Apex segment includes Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. The Oxford segment provides specialized niche staffing, permanent placement and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. The Oxford segment includes Oxford Global Resources, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe. The Company has a network of branch offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
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