Interface (NASDAQ: IFSIA) and Interface (NASDAQ:TILE) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Interface shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Interface shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Interface and Interface’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Interface N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Interface $960.66 million 1.24 $137.67 million $0.78 24.23

Interface has higher revenue and earnings than Interface.

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 30.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Interface and Interface, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Interface has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.53%. Given Interface’s higher probable upside, 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 3.87% 10.21% 4.26%
Interface 5.21% 19.66% 8.53%

Summary

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

About Interface

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.

About Interface

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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