Lionbridge Technologies (LIOX) vs. Huron Consulting Group (HURN) Head to Head Contrast

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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
Lionbridge Technologies 0 1 0 0 2.00
Huron Consulting Group 0 2 3 0 2.60

Lionbridge Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $5.75, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. Huron Consulting Group has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.54%. Given Huron Consulting Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Huron Consulting Group is more favorable than Lionbridge Technologies.

Profitability

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
Lionbridge Technologies 1.97% 12.05% 3.60%
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
Lionbridge Technologies N/A N/A N/A $0.16 35.94
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.

Summary

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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