HNI Stock Overview
HNI Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells workplace furnishings and residential building products primarily in the United States.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$27.14|
|52 Week High||US$44.50|
|52 Week Low||US$26.55|
|1 Month Change||-17.93%|
|3 Month Change||-21.47%|
|1 Year Change||-26.09%|
|3 Year Change||-20.36%|
|5 Year Change||-34.95%|
|Change since IPO||189.49%|
Recent News & Updates
HNI Corporation: Near-Term Headwinds, But Long-Term Prospects Look Good
Summary The company’s revenue should benefit from the elevated backlog levels, pricing actions, and growth initiatives taken by the company in 2H FY22. The company’s margin should benefit from the restructuring actions and divestitures of low-profit businesses. Valuations are cheap. Investment Thesis HNI Corporation (HNI) experienced strong demand for its products in the second quarter of FY22, resulting in elevated backlogs at the end of the quarter. However, demand started to moderate later in the quarter due to concerns related to the softening of the economy. Despite this, the company's 2H FY22 is expected to grow in the low teen digits due to the elevated backlog levels, higher price realization, and growth initiatives taken by the company. The company's growth initiatives include investing in plant and operations, acquisition of hearth products installing distributors, and advancing digital efforts. In the long term, the fundamentals of the commercial as well as housing industry remain strong with the economy reopening, favorable trends in demographics, the low housing inventory, and record high home equity levels. The company is simplifying its business by restructuring one of its eCommerce businesses and has announced the sale of Lamex, a furniture business in China and Hong Kong. This should benefit the profitability of the company in the long term. HNI Q2 FY22 Earnings HNI Corporation reported better-than-expected second quarter FY22 financial results. The net sales in the quarter increased 21.8% Y/Y to $621.8 mn (vs. the consensus estimate of $606.65 mn). The adjusted EPS in the quarter was up 30% Y/Y to $0.52 (vs. the consensus estimate of $0.34). Net sales increased due to the higher volume and price realization in the Workplace Furnishing and Residential Building Products segments. The adjusted operating margin was flat Y/Y at 5% due to the pressure on gross margin from price-cost dilution and lower net productivity. However, the adjusted EPS in the quarter improved Y/Y due to the solid organic volume growth and the slightly lower share count. Revenue outlook Both the Workplace Furnishings and Residential Building Products segments generated double-digit Y/Y revenue growth in the last quarter. The sales of the Workplace Furnishing segment grew 18.2% Y/Y due to the higher price realization and increased volume. In the Residential Building Products segment, pricing, volume, and lead time improvement drove the revenue growth by 21% organically. The RBP segment's backlog levels remained elevated at the end of the quarter. Sales in the remodel and retrofit grew faster than the new construction. In the Workplace Furnishings segment, orders in the second quarter increased 4% Y/Y against a tough comp of 41% in Q2 FY21. The company started experiencing softening order growth later in the quarter, especially from small-to-medium-sized customers. SMB customers react more quickly compared to large customers to any changes in the economy. These customers are pulling back in response to recessionary concerns and declining confidence metrics. The company's strategic accounts business, which targets the largest customers, grew 60% Y/Y in the last quarter. The company has reduced its guidance for the Workplace Furnishings segment to the low teens for FY22, which is 700 bps to 900 bps lower than the previous guidance. Slightly more than half of the reduction is due to the slower volume growth in 2H FY22 and the rest is due to the sale of Lamex, a China and Hong Kong office furniture business which was sold for $75 mn in July. In Residential Building Products, segment orders in the second quarter increased 14% Y/Y against a tough comp of 40% in Q2 FY21. New Construction order rates outperformed remodel retrofit activity orders. The order rates in the segment have moderated due to the negative trends in single-family housing, primarily driven by affordability. However, the revenue in 2H FY22 should be driven by the pricing actions, inorganic revenue, elevated backlog levels, and growth initiatives taken by the company within the segment. This should fuel the growth rate for the segment in the high teens for FY22 with a 7% contribution from acquisitions, 10% from higher price realization, and low single-digit volume growth from the elevated backlog levels. HNI is maintaining its focus on long-term strategies by investing in organic and inorganic growth opportunities and divesting businesses that are affecting its profitability. The company invested a total of $5 mn in the second quarter to make its operations more productive and resilient. The company is also investing in its go-to-market capabilities, including advancing its digital efforts, enhancing its connection with end users, and developing new products. During the last quarter, the company acquired a hearth product installing distributor located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The acquisition will strengthen HNI's presence in the region. This is the sixth hearth installing distributor acquired by the company in the past three years. The company now owns 27 installing distributors - this has enhanced its service capability and improved connections with its homebuyers, homeowners, and homebuilders. The company's unique vertically integrated business model has an unmatched product and channel reach with the regional distribution infrastructure, offering unparalleled customer service. More than 25% of the RBP segment's revenue comes from this vertically integrated Residential Building Products model. Inorganic growth is expected to remain a part of the RBP segment's long-term strategy. The company has a Debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 1.7x at the end of Q2 FY22 and plans to further lower debt levels in 2H FY22 from the proceeds it will receive from the sale of Lamex. This should give the flexibility to invest in strategic acquisitions and within its business. The long-term opportunities in the housing and repair and remodel industry remain strong due to the favorable demographic trends, lower housing inventory, and record high home equity levels. This should benefit the RBP segment revenue growth. Margins The gross margin in Q2 FY22 declined 130 bps Y/Y to 35.5% due to the price/cost dilution and lower net productivity, partially offset by higher volume. This led to a flattish Y/Y adjusted operating margin. However, both the gross margin and adjusted operating margin improved sequentially due to higher volume and recovering the inflationary pressure through price hikes. In the first quarter, price/cost was ~$2 mn favorable, and in the second quarter, it was ~$8 mn favorable. In the third and fourth quarters, it is expected to be $25 mn and $30 mn due to more price realization and less incremental inflation compared to 2H FY22. The price/cost is expected to be in the range of $60 mn to $70 mn for FY22, recovering the losses experienced by the company in the previous year. I believe the company's adjusted operating margin should improve in 2H FY22 due to higher price realization.
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HNI declares $0.32 dividend
HNI (NYSE:HNI) declares $0.32/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.55% Payable Sept. 8; for shareholders of record Aug. 26; ex-div Aug. 25. See HNI Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.
|HNI||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: HNI underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned -7.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HNI underperformed the US Market which returned -20.3% over the past year.
|HNI Average Weekly Movement||4.1%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||6.9%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: HNI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HNI's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
HNI Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells workplace furnishings and residential building products primarily in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Workplace Furnishings and Residential Building Products. The Workplace Furnishings segment offers a range of commercial and home office furniture, including panel-based and freestanding furniture systems, seating, storage, tables, and architectural products under the HON, Allsteel, Beyond, Gunlocke, Maxon, HBF, OFM, Respawn, Lamex, and HNI India brands.
HNI Fundamentals Summary
|HNI fundamental statistics|
Is HNI overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HNI income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.58b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jul 02, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.74|
|Net Profit Margin||3.02%|
How did HNI perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is HNI undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 6/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for HNI?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is HNI's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does HNI's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|HNI PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
ACCO ACCO Brands
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: HNI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.6x) compared to the peer average (18.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does HNI's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Commercial Services Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: HNI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.6x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (16x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is HNI's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||15.6x|
|Fair PE Ratio||17.4x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: HNI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.6x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of HNI when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: HNI ($27.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($53.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HNI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is HNI forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HNI's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: HNI's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: HNI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: HNI's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HNI's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: HNI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.9%).
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How has HNI performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score1/6
Past Performance Score 1/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HNI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HNI's current net profit margins (3%) are lower than last year (4.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HNI's earnings have declined by 4.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HNI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HNI had negative earnings growth (-16%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (23.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HNI's Return on Equity (12.8%) is considered low.
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How is HNI's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HNI's short term assets ($624.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($492.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: HNI's short term assets ($624.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($532.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HNI's net debt to equity ratio (51.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HNI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 67.3% to 55.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HNI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.3%).
Interest Coverage: HNI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.7x coverage).
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What is HNI current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|HNI Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.7%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.7%|
|Industry Average (Commercial Services)||1.4%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (HNI)||5.1%|
Notable Dividend: HNI's dividend (4.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.64%).
High Dividend: HNI's dividend (4.72%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.61%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HNI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: HNI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (74.3%), HNI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (3141.7%), HNI's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Lorenger (56 yo)
Mr. Jeffrey D. Lorenger, also known as Jeff, is Chairman of the Board at HNI Corporation since February 12, 2020. Mr. Lorenger serves as a Director at HNI Corporation since April 2018 and also serves as th...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Jeff Lorenger's Compensation vs HNI Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jul 02 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Apr 02 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Jan 01 2022||US$9m||US$973k|
|Oct 02 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jul 03 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Apr 03 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jan 02 2021||US$5m||US$891k|
|Sep 26 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 27 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 28 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 28 2019||US$4m||US$923k|
|Sep 28 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 29 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 29 2018||US$3m||US$779k|
|Sep 29 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 30 2017||US$1m||US$546k|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jul 01 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Apr 01 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$2m||US$465k|
|Oct 01 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jul 02 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Apr 02 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jan 02 2016||US$2m||US$445k|
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD9.13M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.03M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: HNI's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HNI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|06 Apr 22||SellUS$52,800||Larry Porcellato||Individual||1,500||US$35.20|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
HNI Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: HNI Corporation
- Ticker: HNI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1944
- Industry: Office Services and Supplies
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.122b
- Shares outstanding: 41.33m
- Website: https://www.hnicorp.com
Number of Employees
- HNI Corporation
- 600 East Second Street
- PO Box 1109
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HNI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1980|
|HO9||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1980|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/29 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/29 00:00|
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