First Watch Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FWRG – Get Rating) and California Beach Restaurants (OTCMKTS:CBHR – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
96.4% of First Watch Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of First Watch Restaurant Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.5% of California Beach Restaurants shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for First Watch Restaurant Group and California Beach Restaurants, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Watch Restaurant Group||0||3||5||0||2.63|
|California Beach Restaurants||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares First Watch Restaurant Group and California Beach Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Watch Restaurant Group||0.95%||1.33%||0.64%|
|California Beach Restaurants||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares First Watch Restaurant Group and California Beach Restaurants’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Watch Restaurant Group||$730.16 million||1.25||$6.91 million||$0.12||128.26|
|California Beach Restaurants||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
First Watch Restaurant Group has higher revenue and earnings than California Beach Restaurants.
Risk and Volatility
First Watch Restaurant Group has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, California Beach Restaurants has a beta of 7.59, indicating that its share price is 659% more volatile than the S&P 500.
First Watch Restaurant Group beats California Beach Restaurants on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About First Watch Restaurant Group
First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. operates and franchises restaurants under the First Watch trade name. As of September 7, 2022, it operated 445 restaurants in 28 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as AI Fresh Super Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. in December 2019. First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bradenton, Florida.
About California Beach Restaurants
California Beach Restaurants, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sea View Restaurants, Inc., engages in the ownership and operation of Gladstone's 4 Fish restaurant in Pacific Palisades, California.
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