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A Holistic Look At The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT)

Jenifer Prater

Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I’ve chosen to put the spotlight on The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. HCKT is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive history of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Hackett Group here.

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record

HCKT delivered a bottom-line expansion of 39% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 26%, which is what investors like to see! HCKT’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that HCKT has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. HCKT seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 2.77x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NasdaqGS:HCKT Income Statement Export January 10th 19

Next Steps:

For Hackett Group, there are three pertinent factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HCKT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HCKT’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is HCKT worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether HCKT is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of HCKT? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.