CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013.
Consolidated net revenue was $119.0 million in the third quarter, up 1.4 percent or $1.7 million from $117.3 million in the 2012 third quarter. Year over year, net revenue decreased 1.9 percent in the Americas, but increased 13.2 percent in Europe (approximately 12 percent on a constant currency basis) and 0.8 percent in Asia Pacific (approximately 7 percent on a constant currency basis). Growth in the Consumer Markets and Life Sciences Executive Search practices was offset by declines in the Industrial, Education & Social Enterprise, and Global Technology & Services practices. Net revenue from Leadership Consulting was $9.1 million, an increase of 2.3 percent from the 2012 third quarter, and revenue from Senn Delaney, the culture-shaping firm acquired on December 31, 2012, was on plan at $6.6 million.
"Our third quarter results showed progress in certain areas, but we are capable of more," said Jory Marino, Interim Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to providing clients with unparalleled expertise and service in order to help them build winning leadership teams. As part of this commitment, we will provide our employees with the best platform from which to work and build a career. By staying focused on these initiatives, we believe we can deliver the long-term growth and financial results that all our stakeholders expect."Excluding Senn Delaney, the company ended the third quarter with 308 Executive Search and Leadership Consulting consultants compared to 332 at September 30, 2012. Partly reflecting lower consultant headcount, the number of executive search confirmations in the quarter decreased 5.3 percent compared to the 2012 third quarter. The average revenue per executive search increased to $124,500 compared to $123,700 in the 2012 third quarter. Excluding Senn Delaney, productivity, as measured by annualized net revenue per consultant, was $1.4 million, the same as in the 2012 third quarter.