Financial Survey: Kimball International (KBAL) and Tempur Sealy International (TPX)

Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBAL) and Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Kimball International and Tempur Sealy International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tempur Sealy International 2 3 5 0 2.30

Tempur Sealy International has a consensus target price of $59.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.91%. Given Tempur Sealy International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tempur Sealy International is more favorable than Kimball International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kimball International and Tempur Sealy International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball International $669.93 million 0.98 $37.50 million N/A N/A
Tempur Sealy International $2.75 billion 0.86 $151.40 million $3.20 13.57

Tempur Sealy International has higher revenue and earnings than Kimball International.


This table compares Kimball International and Tempur Sealy International’s 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%
Tempur Sealy International 5.54% 348.78% 6.47%


Kimball International pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Tempur Sealy International does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.7% of Kimball International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Kimball International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Tempur Sealy International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Kimball International has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tempur Sealy International has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kimball International beats Tempur Sealy International on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kimball International Company Profile

Kimball International, Inc. manufactures and sells furniture products under the Kimball, National, and Kimball Hospitality brand names in the United States and internationally. The company provides office furniture, including desks, tables, seating, bookcases, and filing and storage units for federal, state, and local government offices, as well as other government related entities; and furniture solutions comprising headboards, tables, seating, vanities, and casegoods for hotel properties and mixed use developments. Its furniture solutions are used in collaborative and open work space areas, conference and meeting/huddle rooms, training rooms, private offices, learning areas, classrooms, lobby/reception areas, and dining/café areas with a mix of wood, metal, laminate, paint, fabric, solid surface, and plastic options. In addition, it offers patient room and lounge seating and casegoods for the healthcare market. The company markets and sells its products through sales representatives to end users, office furniture dealers, wholesalers, brokers, designers, purchasing companies, and catalog houses. The company was formerly known as The Jasper Corporation and changed its name to Kimball International, Inc. in July 1974. Kimball International, Inc. was incorporated in 1939 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

Tempur Sealy International Company Profile

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes bedding products. The company operates through two segments, North America and International. It provides mattresses, foundations, and adjustable bases, as well as other products comprising pillows and other accessories under the TEMPUR, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster brands. The company sells its products through third party retailers, including third party distribution, hospitality, and healthcare; and company-owned stores, e-commerce, and call centers, as well as offers Cocoon by Sealy branded products through online. It is also involved in licensing its Sealy, and Stearns & Foster brands, technology, and trademarks to other manufacturers. Tempur Sealy International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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