La-Z-Boy Inc

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LZB : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$30.09 up 0.28 | 0.94%
Today's Range: 29.69 - 30.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 295,500
07/25/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LA-Z-BOY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. LA-Z-BOY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.80 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.38% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)417.07374.94
EBITDA ($mil)41.636.29
EBIT ($mil)34.3930.3
Net Income ($mil)22.7220.22

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)136.65125.84
Total Assets ($mil)800.03774.6
Total Debt ($mil)0.88.13
Equity ($mil)547.14524.15

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin41.0537.25
EBITDA Margin9.979.67
Operating Margin8.258.08
Sales Turnover1.911.84
Return on Assets9.99.13
Return on Equity14.4812.87
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio3.063.08
Interest Expense0.120.12
Interest Coverage284.25263.49

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)49.3350.75
Div / share0.10.08
Book value / share11.0910.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume293239.0379447.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.18 for the Household Durables industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.67 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.36. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LA-Z-BOY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LZB 19.00 Peers 24.18   LZB 13.01 Peers 17.68

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

LZB is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

LZB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
LZB 14.46 Peers 20.60   LZB 1.47 Peers 0.71

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

LZB is trading at a discount to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

LZB trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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LZB 2.67 Peers 3.36   LZB 21.87 Peers 76.23

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

LZB is trading at a discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, LZB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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LZB 0.96 Peers 1.24   LZB 7.01 Peers 13.09

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

LZB is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LZB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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