HeadHunter Group (HHR) versus Its Competitors Head to Head Contrast

HeadHunter Group (NASDAQ: HHR) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare HeadHunter Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for HeadHunter Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HeadHunter Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
HeadHunter Group Competitors 304 788 911 52 2.35

As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 5.09%. Given HeadHunter Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HeadHunter Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

HeadHunter Group has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HeadHunter Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.64, meaning that their average stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.


HeadHunter Group pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. HeadHunter Group pays out 55.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Help supply services” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 30.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. HeadHunter Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. HeadHunter Group lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


This table compares HeadHunter Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HeadHunter Group 20.66% 94.54% 19.19%
HeadHunter Group Competitors 1.02% 29.90% 5.48%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.4% of HeadHunter Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HeadHunter Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HeadHunter Group $125.82 million $22.44 million 30.03
HeadHunter Group Competitors $3.71 billion $122.83 million 15.61

HeadHunter Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than HeadHunter Group. HeadHunter Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


HeadHunter Group rivals beat HeadHunter Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About HeadHunter Group

HeadHunter Group PLC operates an online recruitment platform in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Baltic countries, and internationally. It offers employers and recruiters paid access to its curriculum vitae database and job postings platform; and job seekers and employers with a range of value added services. The company provides its services for businesses that are looking for job seekers to fill vacancies inside their organizations. The company was formerly known as Zemenik Trading Limited and changed its name to HeadHunter Group PLC in March 2018. HeadHunter Group PLC was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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