Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ:CBRL – Get Free Report) and Alsea (OTCMKTS:ALSSF – Get Free Report) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Alsea’s gross 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||$3.44 billion||0.42||$99.05 million||$4.45||14.58|
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than Alsea. Alsea is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cracker Barrel Old Country Store||2||4||2||0||2.00|
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store currently has a consensus target price of $90.44, suggesting a potential upside of 39.45%. Given Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is more favorable than Alsea.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.7% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.5% of Alsea shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 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.
This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Alsea’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cracker Barrel Old Country Store||2.88%||25.24%||5.43%|
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats Alsea on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
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 restaurants with a gift shop. The company's restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, as well as dine-in, pick-up, and delivery services. Its gift shop offers various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, food, cookware, and various other gift items, as well as various candies, preserves, and other food items. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V. operates restaurants in Latin America and Europe. It operates fast food, coffee shops, casual food, and family restaurants under the Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Burger King, Chili's, PF Chang's, Italianni's, The Cheesecake Factory, Vips, The gate, Foster's Hollywood, Archies, Ginos, T.G.I. Fridays, Vips Europe, Vips Smart, Ole Mole, and Clay Hear brands. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.
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