Reviewing Star Buffet (STRZ) and Del Taco Restaurants (TACO)
Star Buffet (OTCMKTS:STRZ) and Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Star Buffet and Del Taco Restaurants, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Del Taco Restaurants||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
82.0% of Del Taco Restaurants shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.6% of Star Buffet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of Del Taco Restaurants shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Star Buffet has a beta of 3.36, indicating that its stock price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Del Taco Restaurants has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Star Buffet and Del Taco Restaurants’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Star Buffet||$26.52 million||N/A||$120,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Del Taco Restaurants||$505.49 million||0.73||$18.96 million||$0.56||17.89|
Del Taco Restaurants has higher revenue and earnings than Star Buffet.
This table compares Star Buffet and Del Taco Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Del Taco Restaurants||3.75%||5.12%||2.87%|
Del Taco Restaurants beats Star Buffet on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Star Buffet Company Profile
Star Buffet, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States. As of July 19, 2018, it operated 27 restaurants in 10 states. The company operates its restaurants under the 4B's, JB's, Barnhill's Salads Buffet Desserts, Casa Bonita, and BuddyFreddys names. Star Buffet, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Del Taco Restaurants Company Profile
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. develops, franchises, owns, and operates Del Taco quick-service Mexican-American restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants offer Mexican inspired and American classic dishes. As of December 10, 2018, it operated approximately 560 restaurants across 14 states. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
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