Financial Analysis: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) versus Famous Dave’s of America (DAVE)

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.5% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of Famous Dave’s of America shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of Famous Dave’s of America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Famous Dave’s of America, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1 3 2 0 2.17
Famous Dave’s of America 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store presently has a consensus price target of $150.60, indicating a potential upside of 0.19%. Given Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is more favorable than Famous Dave’s of America.

Profitability

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Famous Dave’s of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 8.17% 35.81% 13.84%
Famous Dave’s of America -5.22% 14.23% 5.65%

Risk & Volatility

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Famous Dave’s of America has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Famous Dave’s of America’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $3.03 billion 1.19 $247.62 million $8.87 16.95
Famous Dave’s of America $64.60 million 0.91 -$8.12 million $0.02 323.50

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than Famous Dave’s of America. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Famous Dave’s of America, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Famous Dave’s of America 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 raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats Famous Dave’s of America on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Company Profile

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.

Famous Dave’s of America Company Profile

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates, and franchises barbeque restaurants under the Famous Dave's name. It offers smoked, barbequed, and grilled meats, as well as entrée items and delicious side dishes that are prepared using prepared proprietary seasonings, sauces, and mixes. The company operates full-service and counter-service restaurants. As of March 5, 2018, it owned 16 locations and franchised 135 restaurants in 32 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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