Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain (NYSE: CCSC) is one of 24 public companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain N/A N/A 32.31
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors $3.20 billion $441.82 million 453.98

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain. Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s peers have a beta of 0.55, meaning that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain 0 0 0 0 N/A
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors 261 1416 1726 81 2.47

As a group, “Quick Service Restaurants” companies have a potential upside of 11.81%. Given Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain 3.68% 5.63% 4.72%
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors 6.63% 13.77% 9.28%

Summary

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain peers beat Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Company Profile

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (CSC Cayman) is a quick service restaurant chain in China. The Company is engaged in serving Sichuan-style fast food over the counter in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s restaurant chain has approximately 337 restaurants, including around 177 restaurants in Chongqing municipality and around 103 restaurants in Sichuan province. CSC Cayman’s staples include entrees, such as spicy sauteed pork, Taiwanese-style braised pork over rice, honey-roasted spicy chicken wings, mushroom chicken, shredded pepper steak, shredded quick-fried ginger duck and kung pao chicken, along with a range of appetizers, desserts and beverages. Each entree on its menu is prepared with pre-mixed sauce packages delivered from the Company’s central facility in Chongqing. Approximately 260 of the Company’s restaurants are operated under its CSC brand and around 74 of the restaurants were operated under its Mr. Rice brand.

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