Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

HNI Corporation manufactures and sells office furniture and hearth products in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Dubai, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has HNI's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HNI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

1 Year Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

Return vs Industry: HNI underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned -15.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HNI underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day5.3%3.8%5.3%
30 Day-24.8%-20.5%-13.6%
90 Day-32.7%-23.7%-19.8%
1 Year-29.6%-31.9%-12.7%-15.7%-8.9%-10.7%
3 Year-38.8%-44.3%17.7%10.1%15.5%8.0%
5 Year-48.9%-55.7%41.4%26.4%35.2%20.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is HNI's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is HNI undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HNI ($25.19) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($80.67)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HNI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HNI is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (20.8x).

PE vs Market: HNI is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.8x) compared to the US market (13.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HNI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HNI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is HNI forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HNI's forecast earnings growth (8.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: HNI's earnings (8.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HNI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: HNI's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HNI's revenue (2.5% 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 (17.3%).

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Past Performance

How has HNI performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HNI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HNI's current net profit margins (4.9%) are higher than last year (4.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HNI's earnings have grown by 4.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HNI's earnings growth over the past year (18.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HNI earnings growth over the past year (18.3%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 2.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HNI's Return on Equity (18.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is HNI's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HNI's short term assets ($528.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($478.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: HNI's short term assets ($528.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($389.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HNI's debt to equity ratio (30%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: HNI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 46.4% to 30% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HNI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (125.2%).

Interest Coverage: HNI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: HNI has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HNI's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3x debt).

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What is HNI's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HNI's dividend (4.84%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).

High Dividend: HNI's dividend (4.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.37%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47.2%), HNI's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Jeff Lorenger (53yo)





Mr. Jeffrey D. Lorenger, also known as Jeff, is Chairman of the Board at HNI Corporation since February 12, 2020. Mr. Lorenger has been President of HNI Corporation since April 20, 2018 and also has been i ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD2.72M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Jeffrey Lorenger
President1.83yrsUS$2.72m0.082% $882.2k
Marshall Bridges
Senior VP & CFO3.25yrsUS$1.14m0.032% $340.7k
Kurt Tjaden
Senior VP & President of HNI International11.67yrsUS$1.38m0.11% $1.1m
Vincent Berger
Executive VP and President of Hearth & Home Technologies2.17yrsUS$1.29m0.026% $277.6k
Jack Herring
VP of Corporate Finance & Treasurerno datano datano data
Matthew McCall
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Steven Bradford
Senior VP12.25yrsno data0.075% $801.7k
Woody Brooks
President of maxonno datano datano data
Julie Abramowski
VP & Corporate Controller5.25yrsno data0.0018% $19.3k
Brandon Bullock
President of The HON Company1.42yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HNI's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Jeffrey Lorenger
President1.83yrsUS$2.72m0.082% $882.2k
Brian Stern
Independent Director22.25yrsUS$187.21k0.073% $778.5k
Miguel Calado
Independent Director15.67yrsUS$177.21k0.11% $1.2m
Ronald Waters
Independent Director17.42yrsUS$192.56k0.036% $384.4k
Mary Bell
Independent Director13.42yrsUS$177.21k0.063% $675.1k
Cheryl Francis
Independent Director20.92yrsUS$192.21k0.16% $1.7m
Abbie Smith
Independent Director19.75yrsUS$177.21k0.034% $361.4k
Larry Porcellato
Lead Director0.17yrUS$196.84k0.059% $637.0k
Mary K. Jones
Independent Director4.17yrsUS$177.21k0.031% $335.6k
John Hartnett
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$177.21k0.036% $389.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HNI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.5 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

HNI Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: HNI Corporation
  • Ticker: HNI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1944
  • Industry: Office Services and Supplies
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$1.072b
  • Shares outstanding: 42.55m
  • Website: https://www.hnicorp.com

Number of Employees


  • HNI Corporation
  • 600 East Second Street
  • PO Box 1109
  • Muscatine
  • Iowa
  • 52761-0071
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HNINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1980
HO9DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1980


HNI Corporation manufactures and sells office furniture and hearth products in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Dubai, Taiwan, and Singapore. Its Office Furniture segment offers a range of commercial and home office furniture, which include 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. This segment sells its products through independent dealers, wholesalers, and office product distributors, as well as directly to end-user customers; and federal, state, and local governments. The company’s Hearth Products segment provides various gas, wood, electric, and pellet fueled fireplaces; inserts; stoves; facings; and accessories primarily for home use under the Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Majestic, Monessen, Quadra-Fire, Harman, Vermont Castings, PelPro, and Stellar Hearth brands. This segment markets its products through independent dealers and distributors, and corporation-owned distribution and retail outlets. HNI Corporation was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/01 06:22
End of Day Share Price2020/03/31 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.