Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, furniture maker La-Z-Boy
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at La-Z-Boy's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Monroe, Mich. (1927)|
|Market Cap||$752.6 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Kurt Darrow (since 2003)
CFO Louis Riccio (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11%|
|Cash/Debt||$148.1 million / $29.8 million|
Ethan Allen Interiors
Furniture Brands International
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 55% of the 278 members who have rated La-Z-Boy believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They are a poster child for revamping, getting costs under control, managing advertising, and managing inventory. There is little not to like here from a retail perspective, but overall there is little upside here either. La-Z-Boy continues to surprise analysts, though the bar is fairly low and store traffic increases and EPS beats slightly. ...
This is a nice little company, but again I don't see the upside and given the market conditions I think it's worth a retrace play. Even with improved earnings ... margins are still thin. Cash flow still relies on nearly perfect inventory management.
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