Tempur Sealy International (NYSE: TPX) and Bassett Furniture Industries, (NASDAQ:BSET) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Tempur Sealy International and Bassett Furniture Industries,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tempur Sealy International 6.69% 617.75% 8.15%
Bassett Furniture Industries, 4.08% 9.05% 6.02%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tempur Sealy International and Bassett Furniture Industries,’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tempur Sealy International $2.98 billion 1.08 $434.00 million $3.51 16.97
Bassett Furniture Industries, $438.52 million 0.91 $42.16 million $1.66 22.41

Tempur Sealy International has higher revenue and earnings than Bassett Furniture Industries,. Tempur Sealy International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bassett Furniture Industries,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.2% of Bassett Furniture Industries, shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Tempur Sealy International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of Bassett Furniture Industries, shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Tempur Sealy International and Bassett Furniture Industries,, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tempur Sealy International 1 10 0 1 2.08
Bassett Furniture Industries, 0 1 0 0 2.00

Tempur Sealy International presently has a consensus target price of $60.13, indicating a potential upside of 0.95%. Bassett Furniture Industries, has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.23%. Given Tempur Sealy International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tempur Sealy International is more favorable than Bassett Furniture Industries,.

Dividends

Bassett Furniture Industries, pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Tempur Sealy International does not pay a dividend. Bassett Furniture Industries, pays out 24.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Tempur Sealy International has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bassett Furniture Industries, has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tempur Sealy International beats Bassett Furniture Industries, on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tempur Sealy International

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is a bedding manufacturer. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes bedding products. The Company operates in two segments: North America and International. The North America segment consists of Tempur and Sealy manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees located in the United States and Canada. Its International segment consists of Tempur and Sealy manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees located in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Its brand portfolio includes TEMPUR, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, and Stearns & Foster. It offers its products in over two categories, including Bedding, which includes mattresses, foundations and adjustable foundations, and Other, which includes pillows, mattress covers, sheets, cushions and various other comfort products. As of December 31, 2016, it sold its products across the globe in approximately 100 countries.

About Bassett Furniture Industries,

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated is a manufacturer, importer and retailer of home furnishings. The Company’s segments include Wholesale, Retail – Company-owned stores and Logistical services. Its wholesale home furnishings segment is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale and distribution of furniture products to a network of Bassett stores (licensee-owned stores and Company-owned stores) and independent furniture retailers. Its retail segment consists of Company-owned stores. It operates its logistical services segment through its subsidiary, Zenith Freight Lines, LLC, which provides shipping, delivery and warehousing services. Its portfolio of products includes Canopy Bed, Nightstands, Baby Bedding, Bedside Tables, Chaise Lounge, Writing Desks, Kitchen Furniture, Computer Hutch, Game Tables and Fabric Ottomans. Its range of furniture products and accessories are sold through a nation-wide network of over 90 retail stores known as Bassett Home Furnishings.

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