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Randstad Holding NV - A Company Profile
An overview of Randstad Holding, a company based in the Netherlands.
# 149538 | 2,731 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 22, 2011 in Business (Companies) , Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)

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This paper presents an in-depth profile of Randstad Holding, one of the largest temporary and contract staffing agencies in the world. The paper explores the valuation of this Netherlands-based company and its investment potential. It discusses the company's stock and compares it with the Dow Jones through a chart, further explaining why the company is stable. Additionally, the paper addresses how the global economic situation has affected the company's stock value, particularly noting the impact of unemployment on the staffing industry. The paper also notes the difficulty in establishing the valuation of a large, global company such as Randstad. Next, the paper considers the company's financing strategy and dividend policy. The paper concludes by stating that valuation methods that rely on quantitative methods and calculations as the basis of their decision-making were found to be inadequate in this case, and therefore were not useful when deciding whether of not to purchase Randstad stock.


Share Price Performance
Company Valuation
Company Financing
Dividend Policy
Company Objectives and Performance
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Randstad is a large company with exceptionally diverse holdings. This helps to stabilize their stock price. Each sector of the company only accounts for a small percentage of the company assets. Therefore, a loss in one sector of the company does not affect the whole. When viewed in greater detail in comparison with major company news and events, it appears that Randstad does not react unpredictably to negative company news and setbacks. The stock tends to track the major indices without considerable volatility.
"When the stock chart of a particular company makes major moves, one must attempt to discover events that may have triggered the movement, An examination of news and events from the Randstad website does not reveal any single major events that can explain the two major downturns in stock price. One of the key difficulties with this type of analysis is that the reaction by stock price often lags the event by several weeks. No single events were found that could trigger these stock price events on their own.
Unemployment is the key indicator that directly affects the operations of Randstand. Downturns in the economy create a decrease in demand for staffing agencies..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Google Finance. 2009. Randstad Holding nv. [Online]. (Updated June 26, 2009). Available at: http://www.google.com/finance?q=AMS:RAND [Accessed June 28, 2009].
  • Hoover's. 2009. Randstad Holding. Available at: http://www.hoovers.com/randstad-holding/--ID__93213,ticker__RAND--/free-co-fin-factsheet.xhtml [Accessed June 27, 2009].
  • Kanner, J. & Van de Pol, J. 2007. Randstad May Offer to Buy Staffing Company Vedior. November 30, 2007. Bloomberg.com. Available at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ag3CnzqhPf0g&refer=home [Accessed June 27, 2009].
  • Randstad Annual Report. 2009. Annual Report 2008. Investor Relations. [Online]. Available at: http://www.randstadannualreport.com/investor-relations-randstad-shares.html [Accessed June 25, 2009].
  • Randstad. 2009. Business from A to Z. Investor Relations. [online]. Available at: http://www.ir.randstad.com/strategy.cfm?topic=Our_strategic_approach [Accessed June 25, 2009].

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