Comparing Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) & Its Competitors

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

Profitability

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This table compares Bassett Furniture Industries and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bassett Furniture Industries 4.03% 9.00% 6.04%
Bassett Furniture Industries Competitors 3.70% 13.74% 6.06%

Dividends

Bassett Furniture Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Bassett Furniture Industries pays out 25.9% 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Bassett Furniture Industries and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bassett Furniture Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bassett Furniture Industries Competitors 90 351 492 36 2.49

Bassett Furniture Industries presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.40%. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies have a potential upside of 27.19%. Given Bassett Furniture Industries’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bassett Furniture Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Bassett Furniture Industries has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bassett Furniture Industries’ peers have a beta of 1.32, suggesting that their average stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of Bassett Furniture Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Bassett Furniture Industries 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bassett Furniture Industries and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bassett Furniture Industries $452.50 million $18.25 million 18.90
Bassett Furniture Industries Competitors $2.53 billion $129.18 million 35.46

Bassett Furniture Industries’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bassett Furniture Industries. Bassett Furniture Industries 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

Bassett Furniture Industries peers beat Bassett Furniture Industries on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Bassett Furniture Industries Company Profile

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated is a manufacturer, importer and retailer of home furnishings. The Company’s segments include Wholesale, Retail – Company-owned stores and Logistical services. Its wholesale home furnishings segment is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale and distribution of furniture products to a network of Bassett stores (licensee-owned stores and Company-owned stores) and independent furniture retailers. Its retail segment consists of Company-owned stores. It operates its logistical services segment through its subsidiary, Zenith Freight Lines, LLC, which provides shipping, delivery and warehousing services. Its portfolio of products includes Canopy Bed, Nightstands, Baby Bedding, Bedside Tables, Chaise Lounge, Writing Desks, Kitchen Furniture, Computer Hutch, Game Tables and Fabric Ottomans. Its range of furniture products and accessories are sold through a nation-wide network of over 90 retail stores known as Bassett Home Furnishings.

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