Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) and Chanticleer (NASDAQ:BURG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Denny’s and Chanticleer’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Denny’s||$630.18 million||1.87||$43.69 million||$0.68||28.75|
|Chanticleer||$40.61 million||0.11||-$6.85 million||($1.45)||-0.81|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Denny’s and Chanticleer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Denny’s presently has a consensus price target of $19.33, suggesting a potential downside of 1.11%. Chanticleer has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 199.15%. Given Chanticleer’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chanticleer is more favorable than Denny’s.
Volatility & Risk
Denny’s has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chanticleer has a beta of 2.65, suggesting that its stock price is 165% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Denny’s and Chanticleer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.2% of Denny’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Chanticleer shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Denny’s shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of Chanticleer shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Denny’s beats Chanticleer on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Denny's Corporation, through its subsidiary, Denny's, Inc., owns and operates full-service restaurant chains under the Denny's brand. As of December 26, 2018, it operated 1,709 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants, including 1,578 restaurants in the United States; and 131 in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Honduras, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Guam, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The company was formerly known as Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. and changed its name to Denny's Corporation in 2002. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
There is no company description available for Chanticleer Holdings Inc.
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