Bassett Furniture (BSET) – Solid 4Q22 but What About 2023?

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and retails home furnishings in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Logistical Services. It is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale, and distribution of furniture products to a network of company-owned and licensee-owned Bassett Home Furnishings (BHF) retail stores, as well as independent furniture retailers; and wood and upholstery operations. As of September 16, 2017, the company operated a network of 91 company-and licensee-owned stores. It also provides shipping, delivery, and warehousing services to customers in the furniture industry. In addition, the company owns and leases retail store properties. It also distributes its products through other multi-line furniture stores, Bassett galleries or design centers, specialty stores, and mass merchants. Bassett Furniture Industries was founded in 1902 and is based in Bassett, Virginia.

Joe Gomes, Managing Director – Generalist Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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4Q22 Results. Basset reported revenue of $121 million for the fiscal fourth quarter, up 5.8% y-o-y, and above our $113 million estimate. Wholesale revenue declined 1.6% to $74.6 million, while Retail revenue rose 14.9% to $76.3 million. Operating income was $6.7 million, flat with the $6.6 million in 4Q21. Bassett reported net income of $5.0 million, or $0.55 per share, and $0.61 per share from continuing operations, compared to net income of $5.0 million, or $0.52 per share, and $0.49 per share from continuing operations, in the prior year. We had forecast EPS from continuing operations of $0.47.

Once Again, Retail the Star Performer. Continuing a trend, Bassett’s retail network was the quarter’s star performer, generating the fourth record quarter for the year, with fourth quarter deliveries of $76.3 million and $5.8 million of operating profit, more profitable than any previous comparable period on record.

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