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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 199.50
LZB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LZB: 199.50 )
LZB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 199.5
Current: 199.5

0.06
199.5
Equity to Asset 0.69
LZB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LZB: 0.69 )
LZB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.69

0.49
0.71
Interest Coverage 90.62
LZB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 90.62 vs. LZB: 90.62 )
LZB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 90.62
Current: 90.62

1.26
90.62
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.89
M-Score: -2.71
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.44
LZB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. LZB: 6.44 )
LZB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.69   Max: 8.4
Current: 6.44

-7.69
8.4
Net-margin (%) 4.19
LZB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. LZB: 4.19 )
LZB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 7.14
Current: 4.19

-10
7.14
ROE (%) 11.51
LZB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. LZB: 11.51 )
LZB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.59   Max: 21.9
Current: 11.51

-32.59
21.9
ROA (%) 7.80
LZB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. LZB: 7.80 )
LZB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.61   Max: 13.75
Current: 7.8

-18.61
13.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.97
LZB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. LZB: 25.97 )
LZB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.06   Max: 40.01
Current: 25.97

-24.06
40.01
Revenue Growth (%) 1.40
LZB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LZB: 1.40 )
LZB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 1.4

-10.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.40
LZB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LZB: 8.40 )
LZB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 29
Current: 8.4

-38.7
29
EPS Growth (%) 10.50
LZB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. LZB: 10.50 )
LZB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.2   Max: 178.7
Current: 10.5

-67.2
178.7
» LZB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LZB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 153,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 13,675 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 232,599 sh (+677.79%)
Mario Gabelli 462,000 sh (+43.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,045,441 sh (-24.04%)
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Q4 2013

LZB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Heebner 180,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,660 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 540,500 sh (+16.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 206,594 sh (-11.18%)
Chuck Royce 739,800 sh (-29.24%)
Steven Cohen 8,857 sh (-35.23%)
Jim Simons 68,100 sh (-55.72%)
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Q1 2014

LZB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 665,207 sh (+221.99%)
Mario Gabelli 567,500 sh (+5%)
Chuck Royce 739,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
Q2 2014

LZB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 369,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 696,514 sh (+4.71%)
Chuck Royce 751,720 sh (+1.61%)
Mario Gabelli 571,100 sh (+0.63%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LZB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 221.99%0.19%$25.05 - $31 $ 20.17-26%665207
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 677.79%0.15%$20.13 - $23.72 $ 20.17-7%232599
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 43.7%0.02%$20.13 - $23.72 $ 20.17-7%462000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$16.96 - $20.28 $ 20.179%29905
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 49.53%0.01%$16.96 - $20.28 $ 20.179%321500
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 126.32%0.01%$14.15 - $19.13 $ 20.1720%215000
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 850%0.01%$13.38 - $16.96 $ 20.1732%95000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$11.49 - $15.49 $ 20.1753%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0044%$11.49 - $15.49 $ 20.1753%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$11.49 - $15.49 $ 20.1753%10000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 23.6%0.02%$11.02 - $16.13 $ 20.1744%111773
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$11.02 - $16.13 $ 20.1744%10689
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 249.97%0.09%$12 - $15.17 $ 20.1755%90429
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 118.73%0.02%$6.91 - $12.38 $ 20.1797%25839
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0027%$6.91 - $10.18 $ 20.17140%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$9.1 - $11.77 $ 20.1792%12318
George Soros 2011-06-30 Add 80.73%$9.1 - $11.77 $ 20.1792%19700
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
LZB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. LZB: 18.50 )
LZB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 182.93
Current: 18.5

5.5
182.93
P/B 2.04
LZB's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. LZB: 2.04 )
LZB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3.17
Current: 2.04

0.1
3.17
P/S 0.77
LZB's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LZB: 0.77 )
LZB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.23
Current: 0.77

0.02
1.23
PFCF 20.17
LZB's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 86.00 vs. LZB: 20.17 )
LZB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 928
Current: 20.17

2.33
928
EV-to-EBIT 10.66
LZB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 18.34 vs. LZB: 10.66 )
LZB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 1019.1
Current: 10.66

8.4
1019.1
Shiller P/E 44.15
LZB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LZB: 44.15 )
LZB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.87   Max: 1561
Current: 44.15

12.87
1561
Current Ratio 3.19
LZB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. LZB: 3.19 )
LZB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 4.03
Current: 3.19

2.28
4.03
Quick Ratio 2.13
LZB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LZB: 2.13 )
LZB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.13

1.35
3.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
LZB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LZB: 1.20 )
LZB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 23.33
Current: 1.2

0.21
23.33
Dividend Payout 0.20
LZB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. LZB: 0.20 )
LZB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3
Current: 0.2

0.12
3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
LZB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. LZB: 1.20 )
LZB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 23.33
Current: 1.2

0.21
23.33
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
LZB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. LZB: -1.20 )
LZB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -4.8
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Current Asset Value 16.13
LZB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LZB: 16.13 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 608.33
Current: 16.13

6.05
608.33
Price/Tangible Book 2.12
LZB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LZB: 2.12 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.87
Current: 2.12

0.16
3.87
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.26
LZB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. LZB: 1.26 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.26

0.08
1.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.84
LZB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LZB: 1.84 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.84

0.09
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.77
LZB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LZB: 0.77 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 5.78
Current: 0.77

0.54
5.78
Price/Graham Number 1.28
LZB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. LZB: 1.28 )
LZB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 6.57
Current: 1.28

0.6
6.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.40
LZB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LZB: 9.40 )
LZB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 12
Current: 9.4

0.1
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.72
LZB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. LZB: 3.72 )
LZB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 11.9
Current: 3.72

-14.4
11.9

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Home Furnishings & Fixtures
Compare:LEG, BLT, ELUXY, MHK, SNHFY » details
Traded in other countries:LAZ.Germany
La-Z-Boy, Inc., was incorporated in 1941 as La-Z-Boy Chair Company in the state of Michigan, and in 1996 the name was changed to La-Z-Boy Incorporated. The company manufactures, markets, imports, distributes and retails upholstery products, accessories and casegoods (wood) furniture products. The Company sells its products in the United States and Canada, to furniture retailers and directly to consumers through company-owned stores. The centerpiece of its retail distribution strategy is its network of 313 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and 565 Comfort Studios, each dedicated to marketing its La-Z-Boy branded products. The remainder of the Company Furniture Galleries stores, as well as all 565 Comfort Studios, are owned and operated. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores help consumers furnish their homes by combining the style, comfort and quality of La-Z-Boy furniture with its in-home design service. Its reportable segments are the Upholstery segment, the Casegoods segment and the Retail segment. The Upholstery segment manufactures or imports upholstered furniture such as recliners and motion furniture, sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans and sleeper sofas. The Upholstery segment sells directly to La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores, operators of Comfort Studios, major dealers and other retailers. The Upholstery segment manufactures or imports upholstered furniture such as recliners and motion furniture, sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans and sleeper sofas. The Upholstery segment sells directly to La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores, operators of Comfort Studios, major dealers and other independent retailers. Its Retail segment consists of 94 company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores located in nine markets ranging from the Midwest to the east coast of the United States and also including southeastern Florida and southern California. The Retail segment sells upholstered furniture, as well as some casegoods and other accessories, to end consumers through the retail network. Its customers are furniture retailers located throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, the company sells to a number of furniture retailers outside of North America. It also sells to consumers through its company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. The company own 85 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. In the Upholstery segment, its competitors are Ashley, Bassett Furniture, Bernhardt, Ethan Allen, Flexsteel, Furniture Brands International, Klaussner, Natuzzi, and Palliser. In the Casegoods segment, its competitors are Ashley, Bernhardt, Ethan Allen, Furniture Brands International, Hooker Furniture, Stanley Furniture, and Universal.

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