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Large enterprises are consistently in need of executive talent acquisition and, as follows, there is increasing demand for efficient recruitment to reduce timelines. In fact, the headhunting market size is projected to be worth close to USD 28 trillion, globally, by 2028 (Verified Market Research). Enter Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), who are experts in leadership advisory and on-demand talent services globally. Impressively, they currently service more than 70% of the Fortune 1000 with a run rate is over one billion dollars.

Comps: Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW), Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY)

While these stocks performed similarly over the past year, a few key metrics differ; Heidrick & Struggles International outpaced both when it comes to price to earnings ratio and yield as well as posted a better earnings per share than Tradeweb Markets by a factor of three. It is also important to note that Tradeweb Markets and Korn Ferry are worth USD 15 billion and USD 3 billion respectively as opposed to USD 550 million for Heidrick & Struggles.Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII)