Lovesac (NASDAQ:LOVE) and Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
This table compares Lovesac and Haverty Furniture Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||2.89%||10.11%||6.41%|
Haverty Furniture Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Lovesac does not pay a dividend. Haverty Furniture Companies pays out 57.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Haverty Furniture Companies has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Lovesac and Haverty Furniture Companies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Lovesac presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.06%. Given Lovesac’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lovesac is more favorable than Haverty Furniture Companies.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
26.4% of Lovesac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Haverty Furniture Companies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lovesac and Haverty Furniture Companies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Haverty Furniture Companies||$819.87 million||0.55||$21.07 million||$1.25||17.12|
Haverty Furniture Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Lovesac.
Haverty Furniture Companies beats Lovesac on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
The Lovesac Company designs, manufactures, and sells foam filled furniture, sectional couches, and related accessories. It offers sactionals, such as seats and sides; sacs, including foam beanbag chairs; and accessories comprising drink holders, footsac blankets, decorative pillows, fitted seat tables, and ottomans. The company markets its products through its 66 showrooms at top tier malls and lifestyle centers in 29 states of the United States, as well as through online. The Lovesac Company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
About Haverty Furniture Companies
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of residential furniture and accessories in the United States. The company offers furniture merchandise under the Havertys brand name. It also provides custom upholstery products, as well as mattress product lines under the Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Stearns & Foster, and Beautyrest Black names. The company sells home furnishings through its retail stores, as well as through its Website. It operates 124 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions. Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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