Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) and Chanticleer (NASDAQ:BURG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kona Grill and Chanticleer’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kona Grill||$179.08 million||0.11||-$23.43 million||($2.32)||-0.83|
|Chanticleer||$41.70 million||0.26||-$9.07 million||($2.58)||-1.41|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kona Grill and Chanticleer, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kona Grill currently has a consensus target price of $6.17, suggesting a potential upside of 219.52%. Given Kona Grill’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kona Grill is more favorable than Chanticleer.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
19.8% of Kona Grill shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Chanticleer shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.2% of Kona Grill shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Chanticleer shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Kona Grill has a beta of 0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chanticleer has a beta of 2.34, suggesting that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Kona Grill and Chanticleer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Kona Grill beats Chanticleer on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kona Grill Company Profile
Kona Grill, Inc. owns and operates upscale casual dining restaurants under the name Kona Grill. The Company owns and operates approximately 40 restaurants in 20 states throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Its high-volume upscale casual restaurants feature a global menu of contemporary American favorites and sushi. Its menu items are prepared from scratch at each restaurant location and incorporate over 40 signature sauces and dressings. It also offers a full service bar offering a range assortment of wines, specialty cocktails and beers. Its restaurants seat an average of approximately 290 customers and comprise multiple dining areas. Its dining area, full-service bar, indoor/outdoor patio and sushi bar provide a choice of atmospheres and a range of environments. It locates its restaurants in various areas, such as retail centers, shopping malls, urban entertainment districts and lifestyle centers that are situated near commercial office space and residential housing.
Chanticleer Company Profile
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises fast casual and full service dining concepts in the United States and internationally. The company owns and operates 9 locations under the American Burger Company name in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York; 10 company-owned locations in the United States and 12 franchisee-operated locations in the United States and the Middle East under The Burger Joint name; and 11 company-owned locations under the Little Big Burger name in the Portland, Oregon. It also owns and operates 7 company owned locations under the Just Fresh name in Charlotte, North Carolina; and 9 full service restaurants under the Hooters name in the United States, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Tulvine Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. in May 2005. Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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