Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Denny’s Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Denny’s Corporation has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Denny’s Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Denny’s Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Denny’s Corporation $519.28 million $91.98 million 25.10
Denny’s Corporation Competitors $2.04 billion $349.24 million -4.55

Denny’s Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Denny’s Corporation. Denny’s Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Denny’s Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Denny’s Corporation 7.34% -60.77% 13.43%
Denny’s Corporation Competitors 1.77% 12.50% 1.76%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.4% of Denny’s Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of Denny’s Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Denny’s Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Denny’s Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
Denny’s Corporation Competitors 272 1548 2139 73 2.50

Denny’s Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $12.67, suggesting a potential downside of 2.94%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 10.97%. Given Denny’s Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Denny’s Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Denny’s Corporation peers beat Denny’s Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Denny’s Corporation Company Profile

Denny’s Corporation (Denny’s) operates a franchised full-service restaurant chain. The Company, through its subsidiary, Denny’s, Inc., owns and operates the Denny’s brand. As of December 28, 2016, the Denny’s brand consisted of 1,733 franchised, licensed and Company-operated restaurants around the world, including 1,610 restaurants in the United States and 123 international locations. As of December 28, 2016, 1,564 of its restaurants were franchised or licensed and 169 were Company-operated. In addition to its breakfast-all-day items, Denny’s offers a selection of lunch and dinner items, including burgers, sandwiches, salads and skillet entrees, along with an assortment of beverages, appetizers and desserts. The Company’s Fit Fare menu helps its guests identify items suited to their dietary needs. Most Denny’s restaurants offer special items for children and seniors. The Company has restaurant locations within travel centers, primarily with Pilot and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers.

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