Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (RH): A Stock to Fly for Many Years to Come!

Page 1 of 2

I have been saying it for months – buy Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH)!

I first said to buy at $40 but kicked my outlook to a whole new level once the stock reached $50 after strong earnings. Now, after yet another great quarter – and a stock that’s trading over $65 – let’s see if there is still value in the stock.

Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH)

A Look At The Quarter

For its first quarter, Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH) posted revenue of $301.3 million (beat by $2.17 million) and an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.06 (beat by $0.03). The company’s revenue and comparable store-sales growth was 38% and 41%, respectively, year-over-year.

Such year-over-year comparable sales growth is unprecedented, as Restoration Hardware continues to explode with growth while not expanding its total number of stores. The company is currently assessing 20 different markets for expansion – considering its growth – this expansion should provide the next leg of explosive growth in the years ahead.

In addition to beating expectations, Restoration Hardware also raised its full-year guidance and guides ahead of Second Quarter (Q2) EPS estimates. The company also announced two new businesses, RH Kitchen and Tableware and RH Antiques.

Side-By-Side

It’s one thing to present the fundamentals of a company, but regardless of growth, fundamentals don’t tell you whether or not a company is presenting value. Therefore, let’s take a look at Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH) compared to other home improvement stores to see if the stock is still cheap.

Restoration Hardware Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)
Market Cap (millions) $2,630 $927 $111,800 $44,540
Trailing P/E N/A 29.45 24.27 23.7
Forward P/E 31.0 19.78 17.95 16.37
Price/Sales 1.9 1.26 1.47 0.88
Operating Margin 1.93% 7.95% 10.89% 7.29
Revenue Growth* 38% (4.4%) 7.4% (0.5%)
Comps Growth* 41% 0.5% 4.3% (0.7%)

*most recent quarter

Let’s look at key takeaways: Restoration has not produced a profit over the last 12 months, has the lowest margins, is more expensive on a sales/valuation basis, but is growing the fastest. While many people may choose to dwell on the lack of profitability, I see upside and room to improve.

What’s most compelling to me is Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE:RH)’s operating margin and its price/sales ratio compared to its competitors. First, Restoration Hardware is without question the fastest growing of the four companies. Above, you can see the growth from most recent quarters, but what you can’t see is full-year guidance.

Page 1 of 2
Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

Most Expensive Animals in the World

Most Expensive Specialty Crops in the World

Movies That Took Ages to Make

The Longest Hollywood Films Ever Made

Most Expensive Concert Stages

The Richest Bands of all Time

10 Most Corrupt Countries 2013 List

10 Countries with the Highest Quality of Life Index

Most Expensive Mattresses in the World

5 Smallest Countries by Land Area

The Ultimate Heartbreak Songs

Richest Teenagers in the World

10 Most Haunted Places in America

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida East Coast

Top 10 Places to See Before You Die

Top 8 Countries in the World Where Justice Prevails

10 Richest States in America

15 Wealthiest Countries in the World

Richest Singers in the World

Most Expensive Tasting Menu in New York City

Most Expensive Baby Items in the World

Most Expensive Hotel Suites in Vegas

Most Expensive Brunch in New York City

Most Expensive Beef Cuts in the World

25 Best Colleges to Get a Job

Top 10 US Supermarkets

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World to Visit

Most Expensive Xbox Games

Top 11 Cities Where Billionaires Live

Top 10 Most Charitable Companies in America

Most Expensive Seafood in the World

The 10 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

The 10 Best Job Markets in the US

Top 10 Accounting Scandals of All Time

The 25 Biggest Cities in the World

Top 10 Best Paying Virtual Jobs

Most Expensive Leather Shoes in the World

Top 6 Things to Buy in March

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America – 2014 List

Top 10 Jobs for Introverted People

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World

Most Expensive Day-Care in New York City

The 10 Cheapest Places to Retire Abroad

Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Cars in the World – 2014

Killer Small Business Ideas

The 50 Best Personal Finance Blogs

Most Expensive Apartments in New York City

Bloodiest UFC Fights Ever Fought

Most Expensive Rum Brands in the World

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!