Head to Head Comparison: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) and Good Times Restaurants (GTIM)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) and Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ:GTIM) are both 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.2% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.7% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Good Times Restaurants, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1 8 0 0 1.89
Good Times Restaurants 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store presently has a consensus price target of $158.78, suggesting a potential upside of 1.95%. Good Times Restaurants has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 122.22%. Given Good Times Restaurants’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Good Times Restaurants is more favorable than Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Profitability

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Good Times Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 6.90% 35.49% 13.26%
Good Times Restaurants -2.25% -4.44% -3.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Good Times Restaurants’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $2.93 billion 1.28 $201.89 million $8.38 18.58
Good Times Restaurants $64.44 million 0.52 -$1.32 million ($0.14) -19.28

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than Good Times Restaurants. Good Times Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Good Times Restaurants has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Good Times Restaurants does not pay a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats Good Times Restaurants on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Company Profile

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods. Its restaurants offer home-style country cooking featuring of its own recipes. Its restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its breakfast items include juices, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a range of biscuit specialties. Its lunch and dinner items include country ham, chicken and dumplings, chicken fried chicken, meatloaf, fresh side items and specialty items, such as pinto beans and turnip greens.

Good Times Restaurants Company Profile

Good Times Restaurants Inc. operates and franchises Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard (Good Times) restaurants and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar concept (Bad Daddy’s). The Company operates through two segments: Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard restaurants, and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants. Good Times is a quick service restaurant concept. The menu of a Good Times restaurant includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, onion rings, soft drinks and frozen custard products. Its breakfast menu includes breakfast burritos, orange juice and coffee. Bad Daddy’s operates in the burger casual dining sector and is chef driven, full service, full bar concept. Its menu consists of burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Its bar focuses on local, craft microbrew beers and specialty cocktails. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Good Times Drive Thru, Inc., BD of Colorado, LLC, Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development, LLC and Bad Daddy’s International, LLC.

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