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BSET vs. WSC: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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Investors looking for stocks in the Furniture sector might want to consider either Bassett Furniture (BSET) or WillScot (WSC). But which of these two stocks presents investors with the better value opportunity right now? Let's take a closer look.

The best way to find great value stocks is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system. The Zacks Rank favors stocks with strong earnings estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight companies with specific traits.

Bassett Furniture and WillScot are both sporting a Zacks Rank of # 2 (Buy) right now. The Zacks Rank favors stocks that have recently seen positive revisions to their earnings estimates, so investors should rest assured that both of these companies have improving earnings outlooks. However, value investors will care about much more than just this.

Value investors analyze a variety of traditional, tried-and-true metrics to help find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

Our Value category grades stocks based on a number of key metrics, including the tried-and-true P/E ratio, the P/S ratio, earnings yield, and cash flow per share, as well as a variety of other fundamentals that value investors frequently use.

BSET currently has a forward P/E ratio of 11.02, while WSC has a forward P/E of 34.61. We also note that BSET has a PEG ratio of 0.69. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. WSC currently has a PEG ratio of 1.42.

Another notable valuation metric for BSET is its P/B ratio of 1.42. The P/B is a method of comparing a stock's market value to its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. By comparison, WSC has a P/B of 3.20.

These are just a few of the metrics contributing to BSET's Value grade of A and WSC's Value grade of D.

Both BSET and WSC are impressive stocks with solid earnings outlooks, but based on these valuation figures, we feel that BSET is the superior value option right now.

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