Head to Head Analysis: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) & One Group Hospitality (STKS)

One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares One Group Hospitality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
One Group Hospitality $79.80 million 1.06 -$4.21 million ($0.07) -42.57
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $3.03 billion 1.33 $247.62 million $8.87 18.87

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than One Group Hospitality. One Group Hospitality 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.

Profitability

This table compares One Group Hospitality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
One Group Hospitality -0.28% -3.00% -0.43%
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 8.14% 35.18% 13.81%

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. One Group Hospitality does not pay a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.0% of One Group Hospitality shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.4% of One Group Hospitality shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

One Group Hospitality has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for One Group Hospitality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
One Group Hospitality 0 0 2 0 3.00
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 2 4 1 0 1.86

One Group Hospitality currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 51.01%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a consensus target price of $162.82, suggesting a potential downside of 2.72%. Given One Group Hospitality’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe One Group Hospitality is more favorable than Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats One Group Hospitality on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About One Group Hospitality

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. is a global hospitality company, which engages the development, owning, and operation of restaurants, and lounges. It operates through the following segments: Owned Restaurants, Owned Food, Beverage & Other, and Managed & Licensed Operations. The Owned Restaurant segment consists of leased restaurant locations and competes in the full-service dining industry. The Owned Food, Beverage & Other segment consists of operations that are hybrid in nature, such as where it have a leased restaurant location and also have a food and beverage agreement at the same location, typically a hotel, and it offsite banquet offerings. The Managed & Licensed Operations segment includes all operations for which a management, incentive or license fee is received. The company was founded on December 3, 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept in the United States. Its Cracker Barrel stores consist of a restaurant with a gift shop. The company's restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, toys, apparel, music CDs, cookware, and various other gift items, as well as pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, candies, preserves, and other food items. As of September 20, 2018, the company operated 655 Cracker Barrel Old Country stores in 45 states. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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