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Heidrick & Struggles International, in the Spotlight Soon

Friday - 7/26/2013, 2:00am  ET

Heidrick & Struggles International is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Heidrick & Struggles International's revenues will decrease -6.0% and EPS will grow 45.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $114.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Heidrick & Struggles International chalked up revenue of $103.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $106.5 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.07. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q1 versus $0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 30.6%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.9%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.2%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $451.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.54.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 73 members out of 86 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 29 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Heidrick & Struggles International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Heidrick & Struggles International is hold, with an average price target of $14.00.

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