Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE: HVT) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
Haverty Furniture Companies has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York & Company, Inc. has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Haverty Furniture Companies and New York & Company, Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||2.57%||9.24%||5.85%|
|New York & Company, Inc.||0.61%||8.17%||2.09%|
Haverty Furniture Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. New York & Company, Inc. does not pay a dividend. Haverty Furniture Companies pays out 73.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. New York & Company, Inc. has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Haverty Furniture Companies and New York & Company, Inc., as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|New York & Company, Inc.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Haverty Furniture Companies and New York & Company, Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||$819.87 million||0.48||$21.07 million||$0.98||19.03|
|New York & Company, Inc.||$926.87 million||0.24||-$17.29 million||$0.09||38.89|
Haverty Furniture Companies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than New York & Company, Inc.. Haverty Furniture Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than New York & Company, Inc., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
81.9% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.1% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 54.3% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Haverty Furniture Companies beats New York & Company, Inc. on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Haverty Furniture Companies Company Profile
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. is a retailer of residential furniture and accessories. The Company sells home furnishings in its retail stores and through its Website, havertys.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 124 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s retail store space totaled approximately 4.5 million square feet for 124 stores. It also offers financing through a third-party finance company, as well as an internal revolving charge credit plan. The Company’s retail locations are operated using the Havertys name. It offers mattress product lines, such as Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest Black. The Company’s customers are college educated women in middle to upper-middle income households. The Company stores are located in areas, including Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland.
New York & Company, Inc. Company Profile
New York & Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories. The Company’s branded New York & Company merchandise is sold through its national network of retail stores and online at www.nyandcompany.com. It operates approximately 490 stores, including over 80 outlet stores in over 40 states. It offers brands, including NY&C, City Style, NY Style, Soho Jeans, Lerner and Lerner New York. It offers a merchandise assortment consisting of wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories, including pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, activewear, handbags, jewelry and shoes. Its stores are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers, and off-mall locations, including urban street locations. The outlet stores offer a merchandise mix consisting of apparel and accessories.
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