Comparing Virco Mfg. (VIRC) & Its Competitors

Virco Mfg. (NASDAQ: VIRC) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “HM FURN/APPLI” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Virco Mfg. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Virco Mfg. has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virco Mfg.’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, suggesting that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.2% of Virco Mfg. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.2% of Virco Mfg. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “HM FURN/APPLI” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Virco Mfg. and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virco Mfg. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Virco Mfg. Competitors 90 348 492 36 2.49

Virco Mfg. presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.36%. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies have a potential upside of 20.74%. Given Virco Mfg.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Virco Mfg. is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Virco Mfg. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virco Mfg. 0.19% 0.58% 0.27%
Virco Mfg. Competitors 3.70% 13.74% 6.06%


Virco Mfg. pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Virco Mfg. pays out 600.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “HM FURN/APPLI” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 48.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Virco Mfg. lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Virco Mfg. and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Virco Mfg. $173.42 million $22.76 million 440.44
Virco Mfg. Competitors $2.53 billion $129.18 million 36.60

Virco Mfg.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Virco Mfg.. Virco Mfg. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Virco Mfg. rivals beat Virco Mfg. on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Virco Mfg.

Virco Mfg. Corporation (Virco) is engaged in the designing, producing and distributing of furniture for a range family of customers. The Company is a manufacturer and supplier of moveable educational furniture and equipment for the preschool through 12th grade market in the United States. It manufactures an assortment of products, including mobile tables, mobile storage equipment, desks, computer furniture, chairs, folding chairs and folding tables. Its primary furniture lines are constructed of tubular metal legs and frames, combined with wood and plastic tops, plastic seats and backs, upholstered seats and backs, and upholstered rigid polyethylene and polypropylene shells. Virco also has flat metal forming capabilities to enable the production of desks, returns, bookcases, filing cabinets, mobile pedestals and related items. Its ZUMA line includes cantilever chairs; tablet arm chairs with a fixed or articulating work surface and a compact footprint, and steel-frame rockers.

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