Head-To-Head Survey: La-Z-Boy (LZB) versus Its Peers

La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) is one of 12 public companies in the “Household furniture” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare La-Z-Boy to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares La-Z-Boy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
La-Z-Boy 4.74% 13.96% 9.53%
La-Z-Boy Competitors 3.42% 45.05% 7.01%

Dividends

La-Z-Boy pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. La-Z-Boy pays out 27.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Household furniture” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out 45.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.6% of La-Z-Boy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of La-Z-Boy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

La-Z-Boy has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, La-Z-Boy’s competitors have a beta of 0.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares La-Z-Boy and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
La-Z-Boy $1.52 billion $85.92 million 16.88
La-Z-Boy Competitors $1.21 billion $64.25 million 17.80

La-Z-Boy has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. La-Z-Boy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for La-Z-Boy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
La-Z-Boy 0 2 1 0 2.33
La-Z-Boy Competitors 44 212 252 17 2.46

La-Z-Boy presently has a consensus price target of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.01%. As a group, “Household furniture” companies have a potential upside of 25.39%. Given La-Z-Boy’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe La-Z-Boy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

La-Z-Boy competitors beat La-Z-Boy on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About La-Z-Boy

La-Z-Boy Incorporated manufactures, markets, imports, exports, distributes and retails upholstery furniture products. The Company also imports, distributes and retails accessories and casegoods (wood) furniture products. The Company’s segments include the Upholstery segment, the Casegoods segment and the Retail segment. The Company is the producer of reclining chairs and manufacturer/distributor of residential furniture in the United States. The Company sells its products, primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as internationally, to furniture retailers and directly to consumers through stores that it owns and operates. The Company has a network of approximately 340 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and over 560 Comfort Studio locations. The Company owns approximately 120 of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. The Company’s other brands include England, Kincaid, American Drew and Hammary.

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