Pier 1 Imports (PIR) and Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) is one of 191 publicly-traded companies in the “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pier 1 Imports to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Pier 1 Imports and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pier 1 Imports 1.28% 10.17% 3.42%
Pier 1 Imports Competitors -0.23% -208.02% 3.81%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pier 1 Imports and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pier 1 Imports $1.83 billion $30.12 million 10.54
Pier 1 Imports Competitors $8.90 billion $395.30 million -619.37

Pier 1 Imports’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pier 1 Imports. Pier 1 Imports is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.6% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Pier 1 Imports has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pier 1 Imports’ peers have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Pier 1 Imports and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pier 1 Imports 5 9 0 0 1.64
Pier 1 Imports Competitors 2110 11428 15205 588 2.49

Pier 1 Imports currently has a consensus target price of $4.57, suggesting a potential upside of 54.80%. As a group, “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies have a potential upside of 7.24%. Given Pier 1 Imports’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pier 1 Imports is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Pier 1 Imports pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.5%. Pier 1 Imports pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Pier 1 Imports peers beat Pier 1 Imports on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Pier 1 Imports Company Profile

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrances, gifts, and seasonal items; and furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. As of February 25, 2017, the Company operated 941 stores in the United States and 77 stores in Canada It also operates e-Commerce Website, pier1.com. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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