Natuzzi (NTZ) versus The Competition Financial Contrast

Natuzzi (NYSE: NTZ) is one of 14 public companies in the “Household furniture” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Natuzzi to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Natuzzi has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Natuzzi’s rivals have a beta of 0.97, meaning that their average share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Natuzzi and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Natuzzi 0 0 0 0 N/A
Natuzzi Competitors 79 390 506 38 2.50

As a group, “Household furniture” companies have a potential upside of 30.41%. Given Natuzzi’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Natuzzi has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Natuzzi and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Natuzzi $374.98 million -$28.19 million -58.41
Natuzzi Competitors $1.25 billion $38.98 million 10.59

Natuzzi’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Natuzzi. Natuzzi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.4% of Natuzzi shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Natuzzi shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Natuzzi and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Natuzzi -0.55% -2.68% -0.60%
Natuzzi Competitors -13.86% -15.58% 1.58%

Summary

Natuzzi rivals beat Natuzzi on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Natuzzi

Natuzzi SpA engages in the design, production and marketing of contemporary and traditional leather and fabric upholstered furniture. Its products include sofas, armchairs, home furniture, and home accessories. The company categorized into the following product lines: Natuzzi Brand and Softaly/Private Label. The Natuzzi Brand engages in the design, manufacture and marketing of contemporary traditional leather and fabric upholstered furniture. It offers a wide range of upholstered furniture for sale, manufactured in production facilities located in Italy and abroad. The Softaly/Private Label manufactures sofas for the mass market occasionally sold under the Softaly brand. The company was founded by Pasquale Natuzzi in 1959 and is headquartered in Santeramo in Colle, Italy.

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