Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (NYSE:SVN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Bravo Brio Restaurant Group and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group 1 1 0 0 1.50
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group currently has a consensus price target of $2.25, indicating a potential downside of 6.25%.

Profitability

This table compares Bravo Brio Restaurant Group and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group -18.32% -16.41% 2.12%
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.0% of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bravo Brio Restaurant Group and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group $410.25 million 0.09 -$74.71 million ($4.95) -0.48
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED N/A N/A N/A $0.53 N/A

7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Bravo Brio Restaurant Group. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group beats 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Company Profile

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. is the owner and operator of approximately two Italian restaurant brands, including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO). The Company operates approximately 120 restaurants in over 30 states. Additionally, approximately one BRIO restaurant is operated under a franchise agreement. It has over 110 operating locations, owns approximately four locations, of which over 100 are located adjacent to or in lifestyle centers and shopping malls, and over 10 are free-standing units. Its reward programs, called MyBRAVO Rewards and MyBRIO Rewards, are designed to reward guests for their continuous dining at its restaurants. Its guests can download a MyBRAVO/MyBRIO! Rewards mobile application, register their cards at BRAVO! and BRIO locations or online at www.myBRAVOReward.com or www.myBRIOReward.com. It also operates approximately one full-service American-French bistro restaurant in Columbus, Ohio under the brand Bon Vie.

7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED Company Profile

7 Days Group Holdings Limited (7 Days Inn) is an offshore holding company structure and conducts its operations in the People’s Republic of China through its wholly owned subsidiary, 7 Days Inn (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (7 Days Shenzhen), and its subsidiaries and branches. The Company converts and operates limited service economy hotels across metropolitan areas in the People’s Republic of China. It offers accommodations and services. As of December 31, 2010, it had 568 hotels in operation, 247 of which were managed hotels, with 56,410 hotel rooms in 89 cities, and an additional 197 hotels with 19,345 hotel rooms under conversion. As of December 31, 2010, approximately 16.5 million members were registered with its 7 Days Club. In December 2011, the Company acquired Hunan Huatian Star Hotel Management Limited.

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