The Hackett Group Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

November 9, 2021
5 Min Read
  • Q3 2021 net revenue of $71.4 million, exceeds high end of guidance
  • Q3 2021 GAAP EPS of $0.25
  • Q3 2021 pro forma EPS of $0.32, exceeds the high end of guidance
  • Board of Directors declares a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend

MIAMI, FL – November 9, 2021 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm, today announced its financial results for the third quarter, which ended on October 1, 2021.

Third quarter 2021 net revenue (gross revenue less reimbursable expenses) from continuing operations was $71.4 million, up 24%, as compared to the same COVID impacted period in the prior year as client engagement and demand continued to improve throughout the quarter.

GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.25 for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $0.09 in the same period in the prior year.

Third quarter 2021 pro forma diluted earnings per share were $0.32, as compared to $0.17 in same period of the prior year. Pro forma information is a non-GAAP financial presentation provided to enhance the understanding of the Company’s financial performance and is reconciled to the Company’s GAAP information in the accompanying tables.

At the end of the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s cash balances were $52.9 million with no outstanding debt. During the third quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 121 thousand shares of its common stock at an average price of $18.74 per share for a total of $2.3 million. As of the end of the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s remaining share repurchase program authorization was $11.5 million.

Subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share for its shareholders of record on December 17, 2021, to be paid on December 30, 2021.

“The increasing client demand we have experienced since the end of the second quarter of last year has continued throughout 2021,” stated Ted A. Fernandez, Chairman & CEO of The Hackett Group, Inc. “More importantly, we believe this momentum should continue into fiscal 2022.”

Based on the current economic outlook, the Company’s estimates total net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 to be in the range of $64.5 million to $66.5 million. The Company estimates pro forma diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2021 to be in the range of $0.28 and $0.30.


Other Highlights

Best Practices Conference – On October 20, 2021, The Hackett Group held its annual Best Practices Conference, “Re!magine Peak Performance,” a virtual event with more than 850 registered delegates. The event featured more than 60 speakers, including senior executives from ABB, Albemarle Corporation, Aon plc, Bayer, BHP, bp, Boston Scientific, Engie, HP, Johnson & Johnson, The Lubrizol Corporation, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH.

Key Issues Study Launch – In September 2021, The Hackett Group launched its 2022 Key Issues campaigns covering six functional areas: Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Global Business Services. Results from the studies will be released in January 2022.

Podcasts – The Hackett Group continued its weekly “Business Excelleration” podcast, which recently featured topics such as: Wipro’s HR transformation; sustainable procurement; supplier diversity; HR strategies for the hybrid workplace; working capital survey results; trends in corporate learning and development; and how IT can shift from a cost center to a value creator.

AWS SAP Competency – In August 2021, Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, announced that it had achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) SAP Competency status. Achieving AWS SAP Competency status differentiates Answerthink as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member, demonstrating its technical experience and proven customer success with specific focus on migrating SAP workloads to AWS.

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, senior management will discuss third quarter results in a conference call at 5:00 P.M. ET. The number for the conference call is (800) 593-0486, [Passcode: Third Quarter]. For International callers, please dial (517) 308-9371. Please dial in at least 5-10 minutes prior to start time. If you are unable to participate on the conference call, a rebroadcast will be available beginning at 8:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and will run through 5:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. To access the rebroadcast, please dial (800) 873-2155. For International callers, please dial (203) 369-3993.

In addition, The Hackett Group will also be webcasting this conference call live through the service. To participate, simply visit approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call and click on the conference call link provided. An online replay of the call will be available after 8:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and will run through 5:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. To access the replay, visit or

Earnings Call Documents

SEC XBRL Filings – Q3 2021


About The Hackett Group, Inc.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, with offerings that include cloud ERP, EPM and analytics implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its distinguished Oracle, SAP, Coupa and OneStream practices.

The Hackett Group has completed nearly 20,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 91% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the DAX 30 and 55% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive The Hackett’s Group’s Digital Transformation Platform which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve Digital World Class performance.


This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause The Hackett Group’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that impact such forward-looking statements include, among others, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, including the duration and severity of the pandemic, the economic impact of the pandemic and the timing of an economic recovery, demand for our services, our ability to manage our business and capital resources through the pandemic, the ability of our products, services, or offerings mentioned in this release to deliver the desired effect, our ability to retain existing business, our ability to attract additional business through strategic initiatives or otherwise, our ability to effectively market and sell our product offerings and other services, including those referenced above, the timing of projects and the potential for contract cancellations by our customers, especially given that our clients are also impacted by the pandemic, changes in expectations regarding the business consulting and information technology industries, our ability to attract and retain skilled employees, the impact of any federally-mandated vaccine, testing or other COVID-19 related requirements on employee retention and our results of operations, possible changes in collections of accounts receivable due to the bankruptcy or financial difficulties of our customers, risks of competition, price and margin trends, foreign currency fluctuations, the impact of Brexit on our business, changes in general economic conditions and interest rates, as well as other risks detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


Robert A. Ramirez, CFO, 305-375-8005 or