Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) is one of 44 public companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kona Grill to similar companies based off the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Kona Grill and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kona Grill -14.98% -39.42% -11.31%
Kona Grill Competitors 1.52% 19.28% 1.61%

Risk and Volatility

Kona Grill has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kona Grill’s peers have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kona Grill and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kona Grill $179.15 million $3.91 million -1.22
Kona Grill Competitors $2.03 billion $348.56 million -5.74

Kona Grill’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kona Grill. Kona Grill is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.1% of Kona Grill shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 29.2% of Kona Grill shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kona Grill and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kona Grill 0 2 3 0 2.60
Kona Grill Competitors 362 1687 2169 82 2.46

Kona Grill currently has a consensus price target of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 111.64%. All “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 12.92%. Given Kona Grill’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kona Grill is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Kona Grill peers beat Kona Grill on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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