Denny's (NASDAQ: DENN) and iPic Entertainment (NASDAQ:IPIC) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Denny's and iPic Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.6% of Denny's shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Denny's shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Denny's and iPic Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Denny's||$529.17 million||1.96||$39.59 million||$0.54||29.91|
Denny's has higher revenue and earnings than iPic Entertainment. iPic Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Denny's, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Denny's and iPic Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Denny's beats iPic Entertainment on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About iPic Entertainment
iPic Entertainment Inc. is owns and operates entertainment facilities. The Company is focused on providing casual restaurant, a farm to glass service bar, and theater auditoriums. The Company provides venues for private events, family and business functions and other corporate sponsored events. The Company has three different formats of iPic locations, such as Generation I locations, Generation Ii locations, and Generation III locations. The Company operates five different and distinct restaurant brands including City Perch Kitchen + Bar, Tanzy, The Tuck Room, The Tuck Room Tavern, and iPic Express.
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