Flexsteel Industries (FLXS) & Its Rivals Head to Head Review

Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ: FLXS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Household furniture” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Flexsteel Industries to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Flexsteel Industries and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flexsteel Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Flexsteel Industries Competitors 79 390 506 38 2.50

As a group, “Household furniture” companies have a potential upside of 30.41%. Given Flexsteel Industries’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Flexsteel Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Flexsteel Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flexsteel Industries 4.60% 11.31% 6.84%
Flexsteel Industries Competitors -13.86% -15.58% 1.58%

Dividends

Flexsteel Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Flexsteel Industries pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Household furniture” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 37.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Flexsteel Industries has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Flexsteel Industries and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Flexsteel Industries $478.92 million $23.05 million 9.08
Flexsteel Industries Competitors $1.25 billion $38.98 million 10.59

Flexsteel Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Flexsteel Industries. Flexsteel Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Flexsteel Industries has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flexsteel Industries’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.0% of Flexsteel Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.4% of Flexsteel Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Household furniture” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Flexsteel Industries rivals beat Flexsteel Industries on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Flexsteel Industries

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacturing, import and marketing of residential and commercial upholstered and wood furniture products. Its products include sofas, loveseats, chairs, reclining and rocker-reclining chairs, swivel rockers, sofa beds, convertible bedding units, occasional tables, desks, dining tables and chairs and bedroom furniture. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Dubuque, IA.

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