Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX) and Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lionbridge Technologies and Huron Consulting Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Huron Consulting Group||0||2||3||0||2.60|
This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and Huron Consulting Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Huron Consulting Group||-17.09%||7.50%||3.83%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lionbridge Technologies and Huron Consulting Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Huron Consulting Group||$797.98 million||1.18||$37.61 million||($6.35)||-6.72|
Huron Consulting Group has higher revenue and earnings than Lionbridge Technologies. Huron Consulting Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lionbridge Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
63.3% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.6% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of Lionbridge Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Huron Consulting Group beats Lionbridge Technologies on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lionbridge Technologies Company Profile
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions. The Company enables more than 800 brands to manage international market share and engage their customers in local markets across the world. It offers various solutions, such as Language Translation Services, Global Marketing Services, Website Translation and Localization, Engineering, Technical Publications and Training, Testing Services and Translation Technology. Its portfolio of language translation services includes Website Translation, Software Localization, Real-Time Translation for Chat and Forums, and Interpreter Services. Its Data Management Services allow companies to manage unprocessed data from multiple languages. Its Crowd translation of user-generated content (blogs, messages, surveys, reviews) allows clients to repurpose pieces of consumer advocacy for a new target language.
Huron Consulting Group Company Profile
Huron Consulting Group Inc. is a global professional services firm. The Company offers solutions in operations, advisory services, technology and analytics for healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. The Company’s segments include Healthcare, Education and Life Sciences, and Business Advisory. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services, from strategy setting through implementation, in the areas of organizational and resource alignment, clinical transformation, financial and operational performance, patient and caregiver engagement, and technology implementation and optimization. Its Education and Life Sciences segment provides management consulting and technology solutions to the higher education and academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and medical device, biotechnology and research industries. The Business Advisory segment’s primary service lines include Enterprise Solutions and Analytics, and Business Advisory.
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