Reviewing BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD) & Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST)

BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBDGet Rating) and Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TASTGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of BT Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.6% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BT Brands and Carrols Restaurant Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BT Brands $8.45 million 1.67 $610,000.00 N/A N/A
Carrols Restaurant Group $1.65 billion 0.05 -$43.03 million ($1.14) -1.26

BT Brands has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Carrols Restaurant Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BT Brands and Carrols Restaurant Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BT Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Carrols Restaurant Group 0 3 1 0 2.25

Carrols Restaurant Group has a consensus price target of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 212.50%. Given Carrols Restaurant Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Carrols Restaurant Group is more favorable than BT Brands.

Profitability

This table compares BT Brands and Carrols Restaurant Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BT Brands 6.19% 19.23% 8.71%
Carrols Restaurant Group -3.44% -14.32% -1.87%

BT Brands Company Profile (Get Rating)

BT Brands, Inc. owns and operates fast-food restaurants in the north central region of United States. The company operates nine Burger Time restaurants located in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and a Dairy Queen franchise in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Its Burger Time restaurants provide various burgers and other food products, such as chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes, and soft drinks; and Dairy Queen restaurant offers burgers, chicken, sides, ice cream and other desserts, and various beverages. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Carrols Restaurant Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a restaurant company in the United States. The company operates as a Burger King and Popeyes franchisee. As of January 2, 2022, it operated 1,026 Burger King restaurants located in 23 Northeastern, Midwestern, Southcentral, and Southeastern states; and 65 Popeyes restaurants in seven Southeastern states. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.

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