Head to Head Survey: HeadHunter Group (HHR) and Its Rivals

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

Risk and Volatility

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HeadHunter Group and its rivals top-line 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

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 probable upside, analysts clearly believe HeadHunter Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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%


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

HeadHunter Group Company Profile

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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