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
Debt/Capital0.00.02
Interest Expense0.120.12
Interest Coverage284.25263.49


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)49.3350.75
Div / share0.10.08
EPS0.450.38
Book value / share11.0910.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume293239.0379447.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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