Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1983

Headquarters

60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,392

Industries

Management Consulting
Other Business & Consulting Services
Market & Policy Research
IT Consulting & Services
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

Forrester Research, Inc., is an independent technology and market research company, which conducts research and provides pragmatic advice about the impact of technology on business and consumers. It offers proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs. The company operates through four divisions: Research, Data, Consulting, and Community. The Research division offers "Whole View" research, which addresses the interplay of business demands and technology capabilities. It provides research services that target industry-specific challenges, trends, business strategists, product developers, and customer experience managers. The Data division offers products and services that focus on consumer and business-user attitudes about technology. The Consulting division provides research services to assist clients in executing technology and business strategy. It also assesses viable initiatives for competitive technology gains. The Community division's products are designed to foster connections between peers, analysts, and the relevant research. The company is organized into three client groups: Information Technology, Technology Industry, and Marketing & Strategy. It was founded by George F. Colony on July 7, 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer

Chief People Officer

Chief Research & Product Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Business Technology Officer

Chief Consulting Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Forrester Research, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leadership Directories, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Birch Company LLC

Founder at Center for Leading Organizations

Chief Executive Officer at Financial Express (Holdings) Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Airware

Fund Advisor at Goldman Sachs Asset Management International

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Customer Officer at InsideSales.com, Inc.

Chief Strategy & Chief Customer Officer at InsideSales.com, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Ballentine Partners is an independent wealth management firm that provides comprehensive investment and financial advice to a select group of wealthy families and entrepreneurs.

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ACK Asset Management employs a long/short equity strategy that focuses on investments in small-cap and mid-cap stocks. The firm seeks to deliver significant capital appreciation and absolute returns while preserving capital. ACK Asset Management looks for fundamental change in companies and catalysts that can drive growth in earnings and free cash flow. For their short book, they look for companies with the opposite of these characteristics. The firm monitors the macroeconomic environment to identify secular and cyclical trends that can drive long and short opportunities in certain sectors and industries in the economy. Valuation is a key part of their investment approach on both the long and short side of the portfolio. ACK Asset Management manages their short book to add alpha to the overall portfolio and to serve as a hedge in down markets.

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Empiric Advisors invests primarily in equity securities of small-cap domestic and foreign corporations. They employ computer-driven, quantitative strategies to identify companies that appear to be undervalued and that have the potential to substantially increase earnings.The Empiric Core Equity Fund is a globally diversified, multi-cap, total return fund. The fund utilizes several highly structured, quantitative, and empirical (SQE) computer processes to identify possible opportunities, trends, and market shifts. Empiric's research process simultaneously examines thousands of data points, evaluating industries and strategies using economic, market, and security data to identify possible opportunities, trends and market shifts. Empiric has developed several computer models that emulate this research process. They use this approach to capture contradictory information, identify shifts in market direction and pinpoint the markets current sweet spot.The firms SQE process evaluates thousands of securities daily, comparing each to the opportunities currently available in the global market place. The portfolio construction process is continuous and unemotional. Decisions to buy securities are based on the expected return for the next twelve months as well as the impact of that holding on the funds overall risk/return profile. Decisions to sell are based on changes in the security's risk/return profile or valuation. The Fund historically has preferred securities with low P/E ratios.

Recent Transactions
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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases SocialGlimpz, Inc. from Tech Wildcatters LLC, Founder's Co-op

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases Springboard Research Pty Ltd.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases The Monitor Group, Inc. /Strategic Oxygen Business from The Monitor Group, Inc.

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Advised onForrester Research, Inc. purchases Giga Information Group, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Chief Executive Officer at Seamans Capital Management LLC

Consultant

Chief Creative Officer at MIT Technology Review

Clients

The California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) is administered by a 12-member Teachers' Retirement Board. Their Investment Committee's objectives are set forth in the California Constitution and the California Education Code. The Teachers Retirement Fund is a special trust fund established by law that holds the assets of the following programs: Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit. The assets come from contributions by members, employing school districts and the State of California. The funds investments create a stream of income to add to those assets. The CalSTRS portfolio has broadly diversified holdings in seven categories: Global Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Private Equity, Cash, Inflation Sensitive and Overlay. CalSTRS often engages in shareholder activism.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$812M
Total Enterprise Value
$672M
Earnings Per Share
$0.83
Revenue
$338M
Net Profit
$15.1M
EBITDAMargin
10.36%
EBITDA
$35M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.99x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
19.21x
TEVNet Income
44.39x
Debt TEV
0x
Total Equity
$141M
Total Debt
$0
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.66%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.88%
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Greenfield Online, Inc. provides internet survey solutions to the global marketing research industry. The company performs surveys, as well as provides survey programming, data collection and processing services. It also manages the Greenfield Online panel, an internet-based panel of individuals who participate in the company’s surveys. The company offers its products and services to marketing research and consulting firms. It was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Wilton, CT.

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