Jamba (NASDAQ: JMBA) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Jamba to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Jamba and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jamba N/A N/A N/A
Jamba Competitors 6.90% 12.59% 9.54%

Volatility & Risk

Jamba has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jamba’s rivals have a beta of 0.53, suggesting that their average share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.1% of Jamba shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of Jamba shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Jamba and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jamba 0 1 0 0 2.00
Jamba Competitors 326 1455 1659 85 2.43

As a group, “Quick Service Restaurants” companies have a potential upside of 13.53%. Given Jamba’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Jamba has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Jamba and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jamba $81.90 million -$3.64 million -8.77
Jamba Competitors $3.06 billion $846.52 million 29.49

Jamba’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Jamba. Jamba is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Jamba rivals beat Jamba on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Jamba Company Profile

Jamba, Inc. is a restaurant retailer of specialty food and beverage offerings. The Company operates through retail segment. The Company’s offerings include whole fruit smoothies, squeezed juices and juice blends, Energy Bowls, and a range of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads, baked goods and snacks. The Company, through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, operates a lifestyle brand. The Company has a global business driven by a portfolio of franchised and company-owned Jamba Juice stores, and licensed JambaGO and Jamba Juice Express formats. The Company has approximately 890 Jamba Juice stores globally, consisting of over 70 company-owned and operated stores, all located in the United States (Company Stores), approximately 740 franchisee-owned and operated stores (Franchise Stores) in the United States, and over 70 Franchise Stores in international locations (International Stores), collectively the (Jamba System).

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