Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) is one of 102 public companies in the “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dunkin’ Brands to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.7% of Dunkin’ Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Dunkin’ Brands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of shares of all “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Dunkin’ Brands and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dunkin’ Brands Competitors||933||4695||5499||244||2.44|
Dunkin’ Brands currently has a consensus price target of $62.63, suggesting a potential upside of 6.05%. As a group, “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies have a potential upside of 13.46%. Given Dunkin’ Brands’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dunkin’ Brands has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dunkin’ Brands and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dunkin’ Brands||$860.50 million||$350.90 million||15.50|
|Dunkin’ Brands Competitors||$15.82 billion||$440.02 million||-1.17|
Dunkin’ Brands’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dunkin’ Brands. Dunkin’ Brands is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Dunkin’ Brands and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dunkin’ Brands Competitors||1.82%||-4.01%||5.20%|
Volatility & Risk
Dunkin’ Brands has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dunkin’ Brands’ peers have a beta of 0.71, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Dunkin’ Brands pays an annual dividend of $1.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Dunkin’ Brands pays out 36.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 60.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dunkin’ Brands is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Dunkin’ Brands peers beat Dunkin’ Brands on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Dunkin’ Brands Company Profile
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard and soft serve ice creams, frozen yogurts, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes. As of December 30, 2017, the company had 12,538 Dunkin' Donuts points of distribution and 7,982 Baskin-Robbins points of distribution. It franchises restaurants under the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. The company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
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