Interface (NASDAQ: TILE) and Interface (NASDAQ:IFSIA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.1% of Interface shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Interface shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Interface and Interface, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Interface 0 2 2 0 2.50
Interface 0 0 0 0 N/A

Interface presently has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.53%. Given Interface’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Interface is more favorable than Interface.

Profitability

This table compares Interface and Interface’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Interface 5.20% 19.18% 8.54%
Interface 3.87% 10.21% 4.26%

Dividends

Interface pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Interface does not pay a dividend. Interface pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Interface and Interface’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Interface $957.17 million 1.24 $137.68 million $0.77 24.55
Interface N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Interface has higher revenue and earnings than Interface.

Summary

Interface beats Interface on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Interface Company Profile

Interface Inc. is engaged in design, production and sale of modular carpet, also known as carpet tile. As of January 1, 2017, the Company marketed its modular carpets in over 110 countries under the brand names Interface and FLOR. The Company operates through three segments: Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company distributes its products through two primary channels, including direct sales to end users and indirect sales through independent contractors or distributors. The Company sells an antimicrobial chemical compound under the trademark Intersept that the Company incorporates in all of its modular carpet products. It also sells its TacTiles carpet tile installation system, along with a range of traditional adhesives and products for carpet installation and maintenance that are manufactured by a third party. It also provides turnkey project management services for national accounts and other customers through its InterfaceSERVICES business.

Interface Company Profile

Interface Inc. is engaged in design, production and sale of modular carpet, also known as carpet tile. As of January 1, 2017, the Company marketed its modular carpets in over 110 countries under the brand names Interface and FLOR. The Company operates through three segments: Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company distributes its products through two primary channels, including direct sales to end users and indirect sales through independent contractors or distributors. The Company sells an antimicrobial chemical compound under the trademark Intersept that the Company incorporates in all of its modular carpet products. It also sells its TacTiles carpet tile installation system, along with a range of traditional adhesives and products for carpet installation and maintenance that are manufactured by a third party. It also provides turnkey project management services for national accounts and other customers through its InterfaceSERVICES business.

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