Noble Roman’s (NROM) & Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY) Head-To-Head Review
Noble Roman’s (OTCMKTS: NROM) and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Noble Roman’s has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Noble Roman’s and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Noble Roman’s||$8.80 million||1.16||$3.32 million||($0.03)||-16.33|
|Dave & Buster’s Entertainment||$1.05 billion||2.01||$254.99 million||$2.57||19.82|
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Noble Roman’s. Noble Roman’s is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Noble Roman’s and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dave & Buster’s Entertainment||10.27%||24.58%||9.96%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Noble Roman’s and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dave & Buster’s Entertainment||0||0||9||0||3.00|
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment has a consensus price target of $75.25, suggesting a potential upside of 47.69%. Given Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dave & Buster’s Entertainment is more favorable than Noble Roman’s.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of Noble Roman’s shares are held by institutional investors. 29.7% of Noble Roman’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment beats Noble Roman’s on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Noble Roman’s
Noble Roman’s, Inc., with its two subsidiaries, Pizzaco, Inc. and N.R. Realty, Inc., sells and services franchises and licenses for non-traditional foodservice operations and take-n-bake locations under the names Noble Roman’s Pizza, Noble Roman’s Take-N-Bake and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs. It offers pizza and sub sandwiches, along with other related menu items. The Company, through Noble Roman’s Pizza, offers fresh packed, uncondensed and never cooked sauce made with spices, parmesan cheese and vine-ripened tomatoes. It also offers real cheese blended from mozzarella and Muenster. Its product line includes breadsticks and cheesy stix with dip, pasta, baked sandwiches, salads, wings and a line of breakfast products. It has developed a take-n-bake version of its pizza as an addition to its menu offerings. It offers the take-n-bake program in grocery stores. Its Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs focuses on sub sandwich menu items. It operates over 2,210 franchised or licensed outlets.
About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment
Dave & Busters Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families in North America. Its venues offer a menu of Fun American New Gourmet entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events. The company operates its venues under the Dave & Busters name. As of June 6, 2017, it owned and operated 99 stores located in 34 states and Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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