Kimball International (KBAL) and Hooker Furniture (HOFT) Head to Head Analysis

Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBAL) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Kimball International pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Hooker Furniture pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%.



Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimball International and Hooker Furniture’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball International $669.93 million 0.96 $37.50 million N/A N/A
Hooker Furniture $620.63 million 0.73 $28.56 million N/A N/A

Kimball International has higher revenue and earnings than Hooker Furniture.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kimball International and Hooker Furniture, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hooker Furniture 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Kimball International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.5% of Hooker Furniture shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Kimball International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Hooker Furniture shares are held by company 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 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hooker Furniture has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kimball International and Hooker Furniture’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%
Hooker Furniture 4.60% 14.39% 9.43%

Summary

Kimball International beats Hooker Furniture on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimball International

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.

About Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture Corporation is a home furnishings marketing, design and logistics company offering sourcing of residential casegoods and upholstery, as well as domestically-produced leather and fabric-upholstered furniture. The Company operates through three segments: casegoods furniture, upholstered furniture and all other. The Company’s casegoods product categories include accents, home office, dining, bedroom and home entertainment furniture under the Hooker Furniture brand. Its residential upholstered seating companies include Bradington-Young, which is engaged in upscale motion and stationary leather furniture, and Sam Moore Furniture, which is engaged in upscale occasional chairs, settees, sofas and sectional seating with a focus on cover-to-frame customization. It also markets a line of imported leather upholstery under the Hooker Upholstery trade name. All other segment operates under the H Contract and Homeware brands.

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