Head to Head Analysis: BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA)

BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBDGet Rating) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZAGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BT Brands and Papa John’s International’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 1.75 $610,000.00 N/A N/A
Papa John’s International $2.07 billion 1.35 $120.02 million ($0.55) -141.58

Papa John’s International has higher revenue and earnings than BT Brands.


This table compares BT Brands and Papa John’s International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BT Brands 6.19% 12.44% 6.88%
Papa John’s International 4.60% -75.29% 14.26%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of BT Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.5% of Papa John’s International shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of Papa John’s International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BT Brands and Papa John’s International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BT Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Papa John’s International 0 3 11 0 2.79

Papa John’s International has a consensus price target of $132.71, suggesting a potential upside of 70.43%. Given Papa John’s International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Papa John’s International is more favorable than BT Brands.


Papa John’s International beats BT Brands on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Papa John’s International Company Profile (Get Rating)

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, and International Operations. The company also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants under the Papa John's trademark internationally. As of December 26, 2021, it operated 5,650 Papa John's restaurants, which included 600 company-owned and 5,050 franchised restaurants in 50 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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