La-Z-Boy ($LZB) has some impressive data to accompany its share price gains.
Wednesday, November 20, is the company's third-quarter earnings call, and analysts tracked by Zacks Investment Research expect EPS of $0.55. Year-over-year, that's an increase of 14.6%, and analysts expect revenue to grow 3.3% over the same timeframe.
2,710 is the exact amount of stores that sell La-Z-Boy products. The amount of La-Z-Boy owned-and-operated locations is 357, which includes Comfort Studios, Home Furnishings and Decor, and Mattress Galleries. This is an all-time high, which means they must love selling chairs and sofas, and people must like having the products in their stores.
Another all-time high is the employee count on LinkedIn, which is up 43% from November 2016. And despite the up and down nature of the stock market, the price matches the total headcount as of this week, which is the correct correlation between growth and value. You gotta have money to pay all those staffers, and it seems La-Z-Boy is rolling in the dough.
The last bit of good news, and more all-time highs, is in our social media data. Twitter followers and Facebook likes have never been as impressive, and considering the most hardcore fans of La-Z-Boy are all of our dads, it's nice to see a new generation appreciating spine-meltingly comfy products.
About the Data:
Thinknum tracks companies using the information they post online - jobs, social and web traffic, product sales and app ratings - and creates data sets that measure factors like hiring, revenue and foot traffic. Data sets may not be fully comprehensive (they only account for what is available on the web), but they can be used to gauge performance factors like staffing and sales.