Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) and BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.
This table compares Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and BJ’s Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group||-20.75%||-3.98%||-1.04%|
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BJ’s Restaurants has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and BJ’s Restaurants, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group||0||3||0||0||2.00|
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group currently has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 8.60%. BJ’s Restaurants has a consensus price target of $49.86, suggesting a potential upside of 40.52%. Given BJ’s Restaurants’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BJ’s Restaurants is more favorable than Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.9% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of BJ’s Restaurants shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and BJ’s Restaurants’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group||$378.22 million||0.71||-$76.30 million||($0.18)||-44.33|
|BJ’s Restaurants||$1.12 billion||0.65||$50.81 million||$2.35||15.10|
BJ’s Restaurants has higher revenue and earnings than Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BJ’s Restaurants, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
BJ’s Restaurants pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group does not pay a dividend. BJ’s Restaurants pays out 20.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
BJ’s Restaurants beats Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Company Profile
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. develops, owns, and operates restaurants in the United States. It owns and operates restaurants under the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco's Grille, Barcelona Wine Bar, and bartaco brand names. The company offers steaks, as well as other menu selections, such as chops, fresh seafood, tapas, street food, and wines and cocktails. As of November 6, 2018, it operated 69 restaurants in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
BJ’s Restaurants Company Profile
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer pizzas, craft and other beers, appetizers, entrées, pastas, sandwiches, specialty salads, and desserts. As of April 16, 2019, the company owned and operated 204 casual dining restaurants that offer dine-in, take-out, delivery, and party catering services in 27 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. BJ's Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Huntington Beach, California.
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