Hooker Furniture (HOFT) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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87.5% of Hooker Furniture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Hooker Furniture shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hooker Furniture pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Hooker Furniture pays out 21.2% 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 Hooker Furniture and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hooker Furniture 4.96% 14.89% 9.63%
Hooker Furniture Competitors 3.70% 13.74% 6.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hooker Furniture and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hooker Furniture $577.22 million $25.28 million 13.84
Hooker Furniture Competitors $2.53 billion $129.18 million 35.46

Hooker Furniture’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hooker Furniture. Hooker Furniture 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.

Risk & Volatility

Hooker Furniture has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hooker Furniture’s peers have a beta of 1.32, indicating that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hooker Furniture and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hooker Furniture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hooker Furniture Competitors 90 351 492 36 2.49

As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies have a potential upside of 26.94%. Given Hooker Furniture’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hooker Furniture has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Hooker Furniture peers beat Hooker Furniture on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture Corporation is a home furnishings marketing, design and logistics company offering sourcing of residential casegoods and upholstery, as well as domestically-produced leather and fabric-upholstered furniture. The Company operates through three segments: casegoods furniture, upholstered furniture and all other. The Company’s casegoods product categories include accents, home office, dining, bedroom and home entertainment furniture under the Hooker Furniture brand. Its residential upholstered seating companies include Bradington-Young, which is engaged in upscale motion and stationary leather furniture, and Sam Moore Furniture, which is engaged in upscale occasional chairs, settees, sofas and sectional seating with a focus on cover-to-frame customization. It also markets a line of imported leather upholstery under the Hooker Upholstery trade name. All other segment operates under the H Contract and Homeware brands.

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