Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) and Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) is one of 7 public companies in the “Home furniture, furnishings & equipment stores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Pier 1 Imports to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Pier 1 Imports and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pier 1 Imports $1.83 billion $30.12 million 7.68
Pier 1 Imports Competitors $3.08 billion $147.27 million 18.06

Pier 1 Imports’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pier 1 Imports. Pier 1 Imports is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Pier 1 Imports and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pier 1 Imports 1.28% 10.17% 3.42%
Pier 1 Imports Competitors 3.59% 13.37% 5.59%

Dividends

Pier 1 Imports pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. Pier 1 Imports pays out 63.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Home furniture, furnishings & equipment stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 29.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pier 1 Imports and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pier 1 Imports 6 9 0 0 1.60
Pier 1 Imports Competitors 175 673 430 20 2.23

Pier 1 Imports presently has a consensus target price of $4.46, indicating a potential upside of 31.95%. As a group, “Home furniture, furnishings & equipment stores” companies have a potential upside of 7.02%. Given Pier 1 Imports’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pier 1 Imports is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.6% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Home furniture, furnishings & equipment stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Home furniture, furnishings & equipment stores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Pier 1 Imports has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pier 1 Imports’ competitors have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pier 1 Imports competitors beat Pier 1 Imports on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrances, gifts, and seasonal items; and furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. As of February 25, 2017, the Company operated 941 stores in the United States and 77 stores in Canada It also operates e-Commerce Website, pier1.com. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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