Comparing Stanley Furniture (STLY) and American Woodmark (AMWD)

Stanley Furniture (NASDAQ: STLY) and American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Stanley Furniture and American Woodmark’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stanley Furniture $44.57 million 0.19 -$5.25 million ($0.07) -8.14
American Woodmark $1.03 billion 1.62 $71.19 million $3.75 25.39

American Woodmark has higher revenue and earnings than Stanley Furniture. Stanley Furniture is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Woodmark, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Stanley Furniture and American Woodmark, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stanley Furniture 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Woodmark 0 1 2 0 2.67

American Woodmark has a consensus price target of $142.00, suggesting a potential upside of 49.16%. Given American Woodmark’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Woodmark is more favorable than Stanley Furniture.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.1% of Stanley Furniture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of American Woodmark shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.6% of Stanley Furniture shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of American Woodmark shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Stanley Furniture and American Woodmark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stanley Furniture -2.34% -10.31% -5.70%
American Woodmark 5.56% 17.54% 9.02%

Volatility & Risk

Stanley Furniture has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Woodmark has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Woodmark beats Stanley Furniture on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Stanley Furniture Company Profile

Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. is a design, marketing and sourcing resource in the wood residential furniture market. The Company’s segment is sale of residential wood furniture products. The Company markets its brands through a network of brick-and-mortar furniture retailers, online retailers and interior designers around the world. The Company’s products are marketed under the Stanley Furniture brand, but also under sub-brands, including Coastal Living and Stone & Leigh. The Company’s products are marketed as wood residential home furnishings and include a range of offerings for the home, including dining, bedroom, living room, home office, home entertainment, accent items, and nursery and youth furniture. The Company provides products in a range of wood species and finishes. The Company’s product is sourced from independently owned factories in Southeast Asia, primarily in Vietnam.

American Woodmark Company Profile

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. The Company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 500 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium-priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low-pressure laminate surfaces. The product offering of stock cabinets includes approximately 90 door designs in over 20 colors. Stock cabinets consist of cabinet interiors of varying dimensions and construction options, and a maple, oak, cherry, or hickory front frame, door and/or drawer front. The Company’s products are sold under the brand names of American Woodmark, Simply Woodmark, Timberlake, Shenandoah Cabinetry, Shenandoah Value Series and Waypoint Living Spaces. The Company’s primary raw materials used include hard maple, soft maple, oak, cherry, and hickory lumber and plywood.

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