At Home Group (NYSE: HOME) and Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares At Home Group and Haverty Furniture Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|At Home Group||$765.64 million||2.24||$27.06 million||$0.60||47.32|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||$821.57 million||0.64||$28.35 million||$1.36||18.20|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
24.8% of At Home Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of At Home Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
At Home Group has a beta of 3.84, indicating that its share price is 284% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Haverty Furniture Companies has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Haverty Furniture Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. At Home Group does not pay a dividend. Haverty Furniture Companies pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares At Home Group and Haverty Furniture Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|At Home Group||4.18%||7.53%||3.21%|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||3.53%||10.10%||6.34%|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for At Home Group and Haverty Furniture Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|At Home Group||0||2||5||0||2.71|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||0||1||0||0||2.00|
At Home Group currently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.13%. Given At Home Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe At Home Group is more favorable than Haverty Furniture Companies.
About At Home Group
At Home Group, Inc. is a home decor superstore. The Company is focused on providing a range of assortment of products for any room, in any style, for any budget. As of July 30, 2016, the Company offered over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) throughout its stores. As of July 30, 2016, the Company’s store base is consisted of 115 format stores across 29 states and 65 markets, averaging approximately 120,000 square feet per store.
About Haverty Furniture Companies
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. is a retailer of residential furniture and accessories. The Company sells home furnishings in its retail stores and through its Website, havertys.com. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 124 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s retail store space totaled approximately 4.5 million square feet for 124 stores. It also offers financing through a third-party finance company, as well as an internal revolving charge credit plan. The Company’s retail locations are operated using the Havertys name. It offers mattress product lines, such as Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest Black. The Company’s customers are college educated women in middle to upper-middle income households. The Company stores are located in areas, including Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland.
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