Joint (NASDAQ:JYNT) and American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units (OTCMKTS:ICTPU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Joint and American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Joint -3.72% -34.99% -6.02%
American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Joint and American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Joint $25.16 million 4.31 -$3.27 million ($0.25) -31.60
American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Joint.

Dividends

American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units pays an annual dividend of $100.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. Joint does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Joint and American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Joint 0 0 3 0 3.00
American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units 0 0 0 0 N/A

Joint currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.24%. Given Joint’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Joint is more favorable than American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units.

Volatility & Risk

Joint has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units has a beta of -0.89, meaning that its stock price is 189% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.9% of Joint shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Joint shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Joint beats American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Joint

The Joint Corp. develops, owns, operates, supports, and manages chiropractic clinics in the United States. It operates through direct ownership, management arrangements, franchising, and the sale of regional developer rights. As of August 9, 2018, the company operated approximately 400 clinics. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About American Restaurant Partners LP Class A Partnership Units

American Restaurant Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States. As of December 30, 2003, the partnership owned and operated 100 restaurants. RMC American Management, Inc. operates as the managing general partner of the partnership. American Restaurant Partners was founded in 1987 and is based in Wichita, Kansas.

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