BurgerFi International (NASDAQ:BFI) versus Kura Sushi USA (NASDAQ:KRUS) Financial Review

BurgerFi International (NASDAQ:BFIGet Rating) and Kura Sushi USA (NASDAQ:KRUSGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

BurgerFi International has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kura Sushi USA has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BurgerFi International and Kura Sushi USA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BurgerFi International $68.87 million 0.95 -$121.49 million ($9.89) -0.30
Kura Sushi USA $64.89 million 10.78 -$10.30 million ($0.36) -199.56

Kura Sushi USA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BurgerFi International. Kura Sushi USA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BurgerFi International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for BurgerFi International and Kura Sushi USA, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BurgerFi International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kura Sushi USA 0 1 3 0 2.75

BurgerFi International presently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 188.14%. Kura Sushi USA has a consensus target price of $76.75, suggesting a potential upside of 6.83%. Given BurgerFi International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe BurgerFi International is more favorable than Kura Sushi USA.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.5% of BurgerFi International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of Kura Sushi USA shares are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of BurgerFi International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Kura Sushi USA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares BurgerFi International and Kura Sushi USA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BurgerFi International -143.84% -16.38% -9.09%
Kura Sushi USA -2.76% -4.52% -2.21%

Summary

Kura Sushi USA beats BurgerFi International on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BurgerFi International

(Get Rating)

BurgerFi International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and franchises fast-casual and premium-casual dining restaurants. Its restaurants offer burgers, hot dogs, crispy chicken, frozen custard, hand-cut fries, shakes, beer, wine, pizza, coal fired chicken wings, homemade meatballs, and a variety of handcrafted sandwiches and salads. As of March 31, 2022, the company has 185 franchised and corporate-owned restaurants. The company was formerly known as Opes Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to BurgerFi International, Inc. in December 2020. BurgerFi International, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About Kura Sushi USA

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Kura Sushi USA, Inc. operates technology-enabled Japanese restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants provide Japanese cuisine through an engaging revolving sushi service model, which is known as ‘Kura Experience'. As of August 31, 2021, it operated 33 restaurants in nine states and Washington DC. The company was formerly known as Kula Sushi USA, Inc. and changed its name to Kura Sushi USA, Inc. in October 2017. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. Kura Sushi USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kura Sushi, Inc.

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