Reviewing Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) & At Home Group (NASDAQ:HOME)

Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE: HVT) and At Home Group (NASDAQ:HOME) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Haverty Furniture Companies and At Home Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Haverty Furniture Companies $829.74 million 0.57 $78.21 million $1.42 17.11
At Home Group $805.40 million 1.70 $119.12 million N/A N/A

At Home Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Haverty Furniture Companies.

Dividends

Haverty Furniture Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. At Home Group does not pay a dividend. Haverty Furniture Companies pays out 33.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.8% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Haverty Furniture Companies and At Home Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Haverty Furniture Companies 3.67% 10.58% 6.65%
At Home Group 4.74% 7.44% 3.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Haverty Furniture Companies and At Home Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Haverty Furniture Companies 0 2 0 0 2.00
At Home Group 0 3 6 0 2.67

At Home Group has a consensus target price of $23.92, indicating a potential upside of 5.69%. Given At Home Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe At Home Group is more favorable than Haverty Furniture Companies.

Summary

At Home Group beats Haverty Furniture Companies on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Haverty Furniture Companies Company Profile

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.

At Home Group Company Profile

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.

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