Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE: ZOES) and One Group Hospitality (OTCMKTS:STKS) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Zoe’s Kitchen and One Group Hospitality, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zoe’s Kitchen 1 6 3 0 2.20
One Group Hospitality 0 0 0 0 N/A

Zoe’s Kitchen presently has a consensus price target of $17.55, indicating a potential upside of 40.51%. Given Zoe’s Kitchen’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Zoe’s Kitchen is more favorable than One Group Hospitality.

Profitability

This table compares Zoe’s Kitchen and One Group Hospitality’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zoe’s Kitchen -0.07% -0.27% -0.16%
One Group Hospitality -10.98% -133.91% -16.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Zoe’s Kitchen and One Group Hospitality’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zoe’s Kitchen $294.14 million 0.83 $22.57 million ($0.02) -624.50
One Group Hospitality $79.12 million 0.52 -$769,339.00 N/A N/A

Zoe’s Kitchen has higher revenue and earnings than One Group Hospitality.

Summary

Zoe’s Kitchen beats One Group Hospitality on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Zoe’s Kitchen Company Profile

Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. develops and operates fast-casual restaurants serving a menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. The Company’s menu offers meals made from scratch using produce, proteins and other ingredients, including its appetizers, soups, salads and kabobs. Its food, including both hot and cold items, is suited for catering to a range of business and social occasions. It caters to a range of dietary needs by offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and its calorie conscious, Simply 500 menu selections. Its party packs serve groups of approximately 10 and are each filled with their own combination of fresh fruits, veggies, proteins and grains. The Company serves dishes for various occasions, such as Guilt-Free Girls Night, Game Day Goodies, Shower Sensations and Kids’ Party Pack. As of December 26, 2016, it had operated 201 Company-owned restaurants and three franchise restaurants in 20 states across the United States.

One Group Hospitality Company Profile

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., formerly Committed Capital Acquisition Corporation, is a hospitality company. The Company develops, owns and operates restaurants and lounges, and provides food and beverage services for hospitality venues, including hotels, casinos and other locations across the globe. It operates through three segments: owned STK units (STKs), F&B hospitality management agreements (F&B), and Other concepts (Other). Its STKs segment consists of leased restaurant locations. Its F&B segment consists of management agreements, in which the Company operates the food and beverage services in hotels or casinos and could include an STK. Its Other segment includes owned non-STK leased locations. Its restaurant brand is STK, a multi-unit steakhouse concept with locations in metropolitan cities around the globe. Its F&B hospitality management services include developing, managing and operating restaurants, bars, rooftop lounges, pools, banqueting and catering facilities.

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