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CRA International: A Hidden Gem In The Consulting Industry

Mar. 16, 2023 6:35 PM ETCRA International, Inc. (CRAI)1 Comment
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  • The company missed estimates, however, the outlook from the management is looking promising.
  • The company seems to be resilient to downturns over the years, however, it doesn’t mean it is invincible.
  • If the company manages to achieve better efficiency, the company could be a good long-term hold.
  • A DCF valuation shows the company is good at producing FCF, however, conservative estimates of margin expansions and revenues suggest the company is at a fair price.

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Investment Thesis

CRA International's (NASDAQ:CRAI) results, although missing expectations slightly, were not the worst in my opinion with around a 7% guidance for '23 and potential profitability margin expansion. I decided to look into it to see how well it can perform in

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MSc in Finance. Long-term horizon investor mostly with 5-10 year horizon. I like to keep investing simple. I believe a portfolio should consist of a mix of growth, value, and dividend-paying stocks but usually end up looking for value more than anything. I also sell options from time to time.

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