Stanley Swoons: Fool by Numbers

On Jan. 28, wood furniture designer and longtime Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation Stanley Furniture (Nasdaq: STLY  ) released earnings for the 2007 fiscal year, ended Dec. 31.

  • The popped housing bubble hit hard, as you can plainly see from these results.
  • Oh, look! A healthy cash balance! ... which came from a not-so-healthy new debt load. So much for that bright spot.
  • Management is hoping for a market bounce, but prepares for even worse conditions just in case.
  • Our CAPS players give Stanley the highest accolades in its immediate circle of competition, with a 52% approval rating. That's still a very solid, bottom-dwelling one-star rating. Let us know whether you think that's fair.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

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Get back to basics with the income statement.

Margin Checkup

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*Expressed in percentage points.

Margins are the earnings engine.

Balance Sheet Highlights


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The balance sheet reflects the company's health.

Cash Flow Highlights

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Free cash flow is a Fool's best friend.

Competitive Context

Market Cap

Trailing P/E Ratio

CAPS Rating

Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH)




Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)




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Using the latest reported numbers from Yahoo! Finance.

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