Kimball International (KBAL) & Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBAL) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “HM FURN/APPLI” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kimball International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Kimball International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball International $669.93 million $37.50 million N/A
Kimball International Competitors $2.45 billion $119.29 million 8.28

Kimball International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kimball International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.5% of Kimball International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Kimball International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Kimball International pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 29.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kimball International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kimball International Competitors 91 352 493 36 2.49

As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies have a potential upside of 24.57%. Given Kimball International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kimball International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Kimball International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimball International 5.41% 22.51% 13.01%
Kimball International Competitors 3.75% 14.14% 6.43%

Risk & Volatility

Kimball International has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimball International’s competitors have a beta of 1.32, meaning that their average stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kimball International beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Kimball International

Kimball International, Inc. creates design driven furnishings. The Company sells a portfolio of furniture products and services under three brands, which include Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality. The Company’s portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments. The Company, through its brands, offers various products, which include modern and classic desks, credenzas, seating, tables, collaborative workstations, panel systems, filing and storage units, accessories/accents, headboards, desks, tables, dressers, entertainment centers, chests, wall panels, upholstered seating, task seating, cabinets, and vanities with a mix of wood, metal, stone, laminate, finish, and fabric options. The Company also offers several products designed specifically for the healthcare market, such as patient room and lounge seating and casegoods.

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