Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group 3.73% 7.39% 4.77%
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Competitors 1.75% 12.51% 1.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group $356.76 million $41.74 million 25.89
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Competitors $2.03 billion $348.37 million -4.52

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group 0 3 2 0 2.40
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Competitors 374 1724 2192 82 2.45

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group currently has a consensus price target of $18.75, suggesting a potential upside of 29.31%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 13.20%. Given Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.66, suggesting that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group rivals beat Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. develops, owns and operates three contemporary, complementary restaurants: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House (Del Frisco’s), Sullivan’s Steakhouse (Sullivan’s) and Del Frisco’s Grille (the Grille). As of December 27, 2016, the Company operated 53 restaurants in 24 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. The Company’s segments include Del Frisco’s, Sullivan’s and the Grille. Del Frisco’s is a steakhouse concept in the United States. The Del Frisco’s brand’s menu includes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Prime grade, wet-aged steaks hand-cut at the time of order and a range of other offerings, including prime lamb, fresh seafood, and signature side dishes and desserts. Each restaurant has a sommelier to guide diners through a wine list. As of December 27, 2016, the Company operated 12 Del Frisco’s steakhouses in nine states and the District of Columbia. Sullivan’s is a complementary concept to Del Frisco’s.

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