La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB), a leading American furniture manufacturer and retailer, has been navigating the rapidly changing furniture industry, which has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has been adapting to shifting consumer preferences towards online purchasing and addressing increasing cybersecurity threats in order to maintain their market position and ensure business continuity.
The pandemic has seen an increased demand for home furnishings as consumers allocate more discretionary spending to enhance their living spaces. However, La-Z-Boy has also experienced a slowdown in demand due to a variety of factors, including seasonality and competition. The residential furniture industry is highly competitive, with numerous manufacturers and retailers offering different products based on quality, style, price, and customer service. To maintain their market share, La-Z-Boy has been continuously working on differentiating their products from those of the competition.
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In response to the increasing trend of customers purchasing furniture online
the company has been focusing on expanding its online capabilities and improving user experience on their website to drive more traffic to both their online site and physical stores. Additionally, La-Z-Boy owns Joybird, an e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture that operates primarily online, where there is significant competition for customer attention among direct-to-consumer brands.
In addition to dealing with evolving consumer preferences
La-Z-Boy has also been facing increasing cybersecurity threats that have the potential to negatively affect their business operations and reputation. The company has been subject to attempts to breach their network and IT infrastructure through cyberattacks, malware, ransomware, computer viruses, phishing attempts, and social engineering. To mitigate the risks associated with these potential breaches, La-Z-Boy has implemented strong physical and cybersecurity measures and taken steps to ensure that losses from any breaches are partially covered by the insurance they carry. However, the costs of responding to cyber incidents and implementing remediation measures could exceed their insurance coverage and negatively impact their financial performance.
Given the reliance on information technology systems for managing the day-to-day operations of the company, La-Z-Boy faces risks associated with disruptions in their primary and backup systems, which could be caused by power outages, hardware and software failures, natural disasters, and other events. The company is also dependent on third-party service providers for the execution of certain business processes and the maintenance of their information technology systems. Any disruption to these systems could negatively impact La-Z-Boy’s ability to operate efficiently and provide goods to its customers in a timely manner.
In order to ensure the long-term success of their business
La-Z-Boy must continue to adapt to changing market conditions and consumer preferences while maintaining and enhancing their brand. This includes updating their product designs, styles, quality, and prices as well as providing consumers with multiple avenues to purchase their products both online and in-store. Furthermore, they must remain vigilant in securing their information technology systems and addressing potential cybersecurity threats to protect their sensitive data and maintain the trust and confidence of their customers and stakeholders.
La-Z-Boy’s ability to respond to these challenges and maintain its market position in the highly competitive residential furniture industry will be crucial to its continued success. By keeping a close eye on the rapidly evolving landscape and being proactive in addressing risks and opportunities, the company is better positioned to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity and ensure a positive future for its business, employees, and customers alike.
Financials in millions USD. Fiscal year is May – April. source
|Year||2023||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013 – 1997|
|1||Revenue Growth (YoY)||-0.31%||35.90%||1.78%||-2.37%||10.19%||4.20%||-0.35%||7.02%||5.02%||6.55%||Upgrade|
|2||Cost of Revenue||1340.73||1440.84||993.98||982.54||1042.83||961.2||910.76||940.42||920.9||892.86||Upgrade|
|4||Selling, General & Admin||797.26||709.21||603.52||575.82||572.9||493.38||475.96||459.65||401.33||375.16||Upgrade|
|5||Other Operating Expenses||0||0||0||26.86||0||0||2.51||0||0||0||Upgrade|
|8||Interest Expense / Income||0.54||0.9||1.39||1.29||1.54||0.54||1.07||0.49||0.52||0.55||Upgrade|
|9||Other Expense / Income||6.39||2.68||-9.5||3.81||34.37||0.67||0.08||1.51||-5.09||2.31||Upgrade|
|13||Net Income Growth||0.43%||40.91%||37.42%||12.97%||-15.20%||-5.88%||8.42%||11.98%||28.55%||18.68%||Upgrade|
|14||Shares Outstanding (Basic)||43||44||46||46||47||48||49||50||52||52||Upgrade|
|15||Shares Outstanding (Diluted)||43||44||46||47||47||48||49||51||52||54||Upgrade|
|20||Free Cash Flow Per Share||3.16||0.06||5.91||2.55||2.19||1.67||2.61||1.79||0.32||1.09||Upgrade|
|21||Dividend Per Share||0.693||0.630||0.360||0.540||0.500||0.460||0.420||0.360||0.280||0.200||Upgrade|
|26||Free Cash Flow Margin||5.80%||0.10%||15.68%||6.94%||5.86%||5.01%||8.40%||5.89%||1.15%||4.21%||Upgrade|
|27||Effective Tax Rate||26.33%||26.17%||26.50%||31.84%||26.86%||36.90%||33.74%||35.74%||34.30%||36.31%||Upgrade|
|30||Depreciation & Amortization||116.7||112.71||98.59||98.87||31.15||31.77||29.13||26.52||22.28||23.18||Upgrade|
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