Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer (NASDAQ:ARCI) and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer and Pier 1 Imports’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer||N/A||-2.06%||-1.12%|
|Pier 1 Imports||-3.35%||-22.02%||-7.05%|
Pier 1 Imports pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer does not pay a dividend. Pier 1 Imports pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer and Pier 1 Imports’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer||$41.54 million||0.15||$110,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Pier 1 Imports||$1.80 billion||0.08||$11.62 million||$0.21||7.57|
Pier 1 Imports has higher revenue and earnings than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.
Volatility & Risk
Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pier 1 Imports has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer and Pier 1 Imports, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Pier 1 Imports||5||4||0||0||1.44|
Pier 1 Imports has a consensus target price of $1.83, indicating a potential upside of 14.78%. Given Pier 1 Imports’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pier 1 Imports is more favorable than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.7% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Pier 1 Imports shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Pier 1 Imports beats Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer Company Profile
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the recycle of household appliances in North America. The company operates in two segments, Recycling and Technology. It engages in collecting, recycling, and installing appliances for utilities and other customers. The company also provides turnkey appliance recycling and replacement services for utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs. Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pier 1 Imports Company Profile
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 march 3, 2018, the Company operated 928 stores in the United States and 75 stores in Canada It also operates e-Commerce Website, pier1.com. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
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