Head-To-Head Survey: Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer (ARCI) vs. Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer (NASDAQ:ARCI) and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pier 1 Imports has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Pier 1 Imports pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations 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, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Pier 1 Imports’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pier 1 Imports is more favorable than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer and Pier 1 Imports’ top-line 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 0.14 $110,000.00 N/A N/A
Pier 1 Imports $1.80 billion 0.07 $11.62 million $0.21 7.38

Pier 1 Imports has higher revenue and earnings than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.7% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of Pier 1 Imports shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Pier 1 Imports shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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%

Summary

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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