Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) and Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Domino’s Pizza, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 0 5 6 0 2.55
Domino’s Pizza 0 9 8 0 2.47

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers currently has a consensus target price of $71.60, indicating a potential upside of 4.68%. Domino’s Pizza has a consensus target price of $207.52, indicating a potential upside of 13.40%. Given Domino’s Pizza’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Domino’s Pizza is more favorable than Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.

Volatility and Risk

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Domino’s Pizza has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.2% of Domino’s Pizza shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Domino’s Pizza shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Domino’s Pizza pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers does not pay a dividend. Domino’s Pizza pays out 35.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Domino’s Pizza’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $1.32 billion 0.67 $131.93 million $0.64 106.88
Domino’s Pizza $2.72 billion 2.94 $528.63 million $5.24 34.92

Domino’s Pizza has higher revenue and earnings than Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Domino’s Pizza is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Domino’s Pizza’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 0.64% 8.00% 3.18%
Domino’s Pizza 9.47% -12.59% 34.19%

Summary

Domino’s Pizza beats Red Robin Gourmet Burgers on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Company Profile

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, primarily develops, operates, and franchises full-service restaurants in North America and focuses on serving selection of gourmet burgers. The Company’s menu features a line of gourmet burgers, which it makes from ground beef, as well as its line of Red’s Tavern Double Burgers and its Red Robin’s line of half-pound Angus beef burgers with various toppings. The Company also offers burgers made from chicken breasts, fish fillets, turkey patties, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The Company offered a selection of buns, including ciabatta, gluten free, sesame, onion, whole grain, jalapeno and lettuce wraps a range of toppings, including fresh guacamole, house made barbeque sauces, aiolis, grilled pineapple, crispy onion straws, sauteed mushrooms, fried jalapenos, bruschetta salsa, coleslaw, eight different cheese choices and a fried egg, as of December 25, 2016.

Domino’s Pizza Company Profile

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. is a pizza restaurant chain company. As of January 1, 2017, the Company operated in over 13,800 locations in over 85 markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: domestic stores, international franchise and supply chain. Its basic menu features pizza products in various sizes and crust types. As of January 1, 2017, its Domestic Stores segment consisted primarily of its franchise operations, which consisted of 4,979 franchised stores located in the contiguous United States. As of January 1, 2017, its International Franchise segment consisted of a network of franchised stores in over 85 international markets. As of January 1, 2017, its supply chain segment operated 18 regional dough manufacturing and food supply chain centers in the United States, one thin crust manufacturing center, one vegetable processing center and one center providing equipment and supplies to certain of its domestic and international stores.

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