Financial Comparison: Sodexo (SDXOF) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL)

Sodexo (OTCMKTS:SDXOF) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) are both consumer services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sodexo and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sodexo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 2 3 2 0 2.00

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a consensus price target of $162.54, indicating a potential upside of 4.50%. Given Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is more favorable than Sodexo.

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Sodexo does not pay a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.9% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sodexo and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sodexo N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $3.03 billion 1.23 $247.62 million $8.87 17.53

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than Sodexo.

Profitability

This table compares Sodexo and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sodexo N/A N/A N/A
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 7.09% 34.20% 13.43%

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats Sodexo on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sodexo

Sodexo S.A. develops, manages, and delivers on-site, benefits and rewards, and personal and home services worldwide. It offers various on-site services, including construction, reception, medical equipment sterilization, cleaning, food, event management, and prisoner rehabilitation services to corporate, government, healthcare, senior, university, school, energy and resources, and sports and leisure customers. The company also provides benefits and rewards services, such as employee benefits, incentive and recognition programs, expense management, public benefits, and gift cards and boxes. In addition, it offers concierge services; in-home care services comprising assistance with eating, bathing, walking, and housecleaning, as well as helps in maintaining social contact and relationships; and grocery shopping, going to work, and a doctor's appointment services, as well as operates child day-care centers. The company was formerly known as Sodexho Alliance and changed its name to Sodexo S.A. in 2008. Sodexo S.A. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept in the United States. Its Cracker Barrel stores consist of a restaurant with a gift shop. The company's restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, toys, apparel, music CDs, cookware, and various other gift items, as well as pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, candies, preserves, and other food items. As of September 20, 2018, the company operated 655 Cracker Barrel Old Country stores in 45 states. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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