Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated (BSET) and Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT) Contrasting side by side

As Home Furnishings & Fixtures businesses, Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET) and Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated 456.86M 0.41 8.22M 0.89 21.66
Hooker Furniture Corporation 658.54M 0.52 33.64M 3.01 10.41

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated and Hooker Furniture Corporation. Hooker Furniture Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated. Presently more expensive of the two stocks is the business with a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated has been trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than Hooker Furniture Corporation, which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.

Profitability

Table 2 provides Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated and Hooker Furniture Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated 1.80% 4.3% 2.9%
Hooker Furniture Corporation 5.11% 14.1% 9.6%

Volatility and Risk

Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated’s 0.64 beta indicates that its volatility is 36.00% less volatile than that of S&P 500. From a competition point of view, Hooker Furniture Corporation has a 0.61 beta which is 39.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.

Liquidity

Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.8 and 1 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Hooker Furniture Corporation are 3.5 and 1.9 respectively. Hooker Furniture Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated.

Dividends

Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated shareholders receive an annual dividend of $0.47 per share which is subject to 2.55% dividend yield. The dividend yield for Hooker Furniture Corporation is 1.89% while its annual dividend payout is $0.56 per share.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated and Hooker Furniture Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated 0 1 0 2.00
Hooker Furniture Corporation 0 1 0 2.00

The upside potential is 17.98% for Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated with average price target of $21.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 71.5% of Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated shares and 87.6% of Hooker Furniture Corporation shares. 3.5% are Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, 0.7% are Hooker Furniture Corporation’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated -0.72% 1.1% -7.66% -15.07% -40.95% -3.79%
Hooker Furniture Corporation -2.03% 8.86% 2.89% -33.22% -15.58% 18.91%

For the past year Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated has -3.79% weaker performance while Hooker Furniture Corporation has 18.91% stronger performance.

Summary

Hooker Furniture Corporation beats on 14 of the 15 factors Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated.

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and retails home furnishings in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Logistical Services. It is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale, and distribution of furniture products to a network of company-owned and licensee-owned Bassett Home Furnishings (BHF) retail stores, as well as independent furniture retailers; and wood and upholstery operations. As of September 16, 2017, the company operated a network of 91 company-and licensee-owned stores. It also provides shipping, delivery, and warehousing services to customers in the furniture industry. In addition, the company owns and leases retail store properties. It also distributes its products through other multi-line furniture stores, Bassett galleries or design centers, specialty stores, and mass merchants. Bassett Furniture Industries was founded in 1902 and is based in Bassett, Virginia.

Hooker Furniture Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home furnishings marketing, design, and logistics company worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, imports, and markets residential household furniture products. It operates through four segments: Hooker Casegoods, Upholstery, Home Meridian, and All Other. The Hooker Casegoods segment offers a range of design categories, including home entertainment, home office, accent, dining, and bedroom furniture under the Hooker Furniture brand name. The Upholstery segment provides residential offerings, including motion and stationary leather furniture under Bradington-Young brand; occasional chairs, settees, sofas, and sectional seating under Sam Moore Furniture brand; and imported upholstered furniture under Hooker Upholstery brand. The Home Meridian segment offers a range of bedroom, dining room, home office and youth furnishings, accent, and display cabinets under Pulaski Furniture and Samuel Lawrence Furniture brand names; and Prime Resources branded leather motion upholstery, as well as designs and supplies hotel furnishings for four and five star hotels under Samuel Lawrence Hospitality brand. The All Other segment supplies upholstered seating and case goods under The H Contract brand; and customer-assembled modular upholstered and case goods under the Homeware product line brand. The companyÂ’s home furnishings products are sold through retailers, including independent furniture stores, department stores, mass merchants, national chains, warehouse clubs, catalog merchants, interior designers, and e-commerce retailers. Hooker Furniture Corporation was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Martinsville, Virginia.