Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) is one of 44 public companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1 7 0 0 1.88
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors 375 1736 2200 82 2.45

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store currently has a consensus price target of $161.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.08%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 11.05%. Given Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 61.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.8% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 6.90% 35.49% 13.26%
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors 1.75% 12.51% 1.76%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $2.93 billion $399.48 million 18.28
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors $2.04 billion $349.09 million -4.15

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s rivals have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods. Its restaurants offer home-style country cooking featuring of its own recipes. Its restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its breakfast items include juices, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a range of biscuit specialties. Its lunch and dinner items include country ham, chicken and dumplings, chicken fried chicken, meatloaf, fresh side items and specialty items, such as pinto beans and turnip greens.

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