Natuzzi, S.p.A (NTZ) versus Nova Lifestyle (NVFY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Natuzzi, S.p.A (NYSE:NTZ) and Nova Lifestyle (NASDAQ:NVFY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.5% of Natuzzi, S.p.A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Nova Lifestyle shares are held by institutional investors. 38.9% of Nova Lifestyle shares are held 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

Natuzzi, S.p.A has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nova Lifestyle has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Natuzzi, S.p.A and Nova Lifestyle, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Natuzzi, S.p.A 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nova Lifestyle 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Natuzzi, S.p.A and Nova Lifestyle’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Natuzzi, S.p.A $529.49 million 0.12 -$35.49 million N/A N/A
Nova Lifestyle $106.49 million 0.33 $3.76 million N/A N/A

Nova Lifestyle has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Natuzzi, S.p.A.

Profitability

This table compares Natuzzi, S.p.A and Nova Lifestyle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Natuzzi, S.p.A -6.54% -27.92% -9.05%
Nova Lifestyle 6.45% 15.43% 13.39%

Summary

Nova Lifestyle beats Natuzzi, S.p.A on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Natuzzi, S.p.A Company Profile

Natuzzi S.p.A. designs, manufactures, and markets leather and fabric upholstered furniture worldwide. The company operates through Natuzzi Brand and Softaly/Private Label segments. Its products primarily include stationary furniture, such as sofas, loveseats, and armchairs; sectional furniture; motion furniture; sofa beds; occasional chairs, including recliners and massage chairs; and furnishings and accessories for the living room and beds, bed linens, and bedroom furnishings. The company sells its products primarily under the Natuzzi Italia, Natuzzi Re-vive, Natuzzi Editions, and Softaly brand names. It also sells its leather-upholstered products through franchised Divani&Divani by Natuzzi, and Natuzzi Italia furniture stores. As of March 31, 2018, the company operated 205 Natuzzi Italia stores, 147 Natuzzi Editions stores, and 79 Divani&Divani by Natuzzi stores. The company was formerly known as Industrie Natuzzi S.p.A. and changed its name to Natuzzi S.p.A. in June 2002. Natuzzi S.p.A. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Santeramo in Colle, Italy.

Nova Lifestyle Company Profile

Nova LifeStyle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells residential and commercial furniture for middle and upper middle-income consumers worldwide. The company offers upholstered, wood, and metal-based residential furniture for the living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. Its products include sofas, chairs, dining tables, beds, entertainment consoles, cabinets, and cupboards. The company offers its products under the Diamond Sofa, Colorful World, Giorgio Mobili, and Bright Swallow brands. It sells its products through Internet sales and direct sales primarily to furniture distributors and retailers. Nova LifeStyle, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Commerce, California.

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