Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) and Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co (NYSE:CCSC) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 0.94% 7.32% 2.94%
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co 3.68% 5.63% 4.72%

Volatility and Risk

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $1.30 billion 0.50 $11.72 million $0.96 52.19
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co N/A N/A N/A $0.16 32.31

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has higher revenue and earnings than Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co. Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 0 6 5 0 2.45
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co 0 0 0 0 N/A

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers currently has a consensus target price of $68.60, suggesting a potential upside of 36.93%. Given Red Robin Gourmet Burgers’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is more favorable than Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co.

Summary

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers beats Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, primarily develops, operates, and franchises full-service restaurants in North America and focuses on serving selection of gourmet burgers. The Company’s menu features a line of gourmet burgers, which it makes from ground beef, as well as its line of Red’s Tavern Double Burgers and its Red Robin’s line of half-pound Angus beef burgers with various toppings. The Company also offers burgers made from chicken breasts, fish fillets, turkey patties, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The Company offered a selection of buns, including ciabatta, gluten free, sesame, onion, whole grain, jalapeno and lettuce wraps a range of toppings, including fresh guacamole, house made barbeque sauces, aiolis, grilled pineapple, crispy onion straws, sauteed mushrooms, fried jalapenos, bruschetta salsa, coleslaw, eight different cheese choices and a fried egg, as of December 25, 2016.

About Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Co

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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