Head-To-Head Analysis: Interface (TILE) vs. Its Competitors

Interface (NASDAQ: TILE) is one of 29 public companies in the “HM FURN/APPLI” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Interface to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

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Interface pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Interface pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 48.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Interface and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Interface 5.34% 22.08% 9.26%
Interface Competitors 3.70% 13.74% 6.06%

Volatility and Risk

Interface has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Interface’s peers have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Interface and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Interface 0 1 1 0 2.50
Interface Competitors 90 351 492 36 2.49

Interface currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.45%. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies have a potential upside of 27.75%. Given Interface’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Interface has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.1% of Interface shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Interface shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Interface and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Interface $996.44 million $53.24 million 29.00
Interface Competitors $2.53 billion $129.18 million 35.46

Interface’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Interface. Interface is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Interface peers beat Interface on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Interface

Interface Inc. is engaged in design, production and sale of modular carpet, also known as carpet tile. As of January 1, 2017, the Company marketed its modular carpets in over 110 countries under the brand names Interface and FLOR. The Company operates through three segments: Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company distributes its products through two primary channels, including direct sales to end users and indirect sales through independent contractors or distributors. The Company sells an antimicrobial chemical compound under the trademark Intersept that the Company incorporates in all of its modular carpet products. It also sells its TacTiles carpet tile installation system, along with a range of traditional adhesives and products for carpet installation and maintenance that are manufactured by a third party. It also provides turnkey project management services for national accounts and other customers through its InterfaceSERVICES business.

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