On July 28, 2023, Houlihan Lokey ($NYSE:HLI) revealed their earnings results for the first quarter of FY 2024, ending on June 30, 2023. Total revenue for the quarter was USD 415.8 million, a decline of 0.7% from the same period last year. Reported net income was USD 61.4 million, representing a decrease of 13.3% year over year.
The company’s stock opened at $95.5 and closed at $99.2, representing a drop of 6.5% from its prior closing price of 106.1. This decrease in value came despite the firm’s report of record earnings for the quarter, driven by strong transactional activity and an increase in advisory services. The company attributed its success to its global footprint, which allowed them to maintain a steady pipeline of investment banking, capital markets, and financial advisory deals across the world, regardless of market conditions.
Additionally, Houlihan Lokey also reported growth in its M&A advisory services and other strategic advisory services, allowing the firm to continue to expand its presence in the global market. Overall, Houlihan Lokey reported a strong start to FY 2024, with record earnings driven by the successful execution of its global strategy. The firm’s stock price may have dropped from its prior closing price, however, investors should take comfort in the fact that the company is continuing to perform well despite current market conditions. Live Quote…
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We at GoodWhale have conducted an analysis of HOULIHAN LOKEY‘s financials. Our proprietary Valuation Line has calculated the fair value of HOULIHAN LOKEY share to be around $81.9. However, the current market price of HOULIHAN LOKEY stock is $99.2, which is overvalued by 21.1%. More…
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Investors in Houlihan Lokey were disappointed with the company’s earnings results for the first quarter of FY 2024 which ended on June 30, 2023. Total revenue for the quarter decreased by 0.7% year-over-year and net income was 13.3% lower compared to the same period last year. As a result, the stock price moved down on July 28, 2023.
Overall, this is not a good sign for investors and suggests Houlihan Lokey’s current performance is not up to par with its past performance. Despite this, investors may still see potential in the company and should monitor future earnings reports to gain more insight into its financial health.