Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) is one of 44 public companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 61.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 6.90% 35.49% 13.26%
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors 1.97% 12.43% 1.74%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store $2.93 billion $399.48 million 18.37
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors $2.04 billion $349.09 million -3.78

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.8% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1 7 0 0 1.88
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Competitors 272 1547 2139 73 2.50

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store currently has a consensus price target of $161.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.58%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 11.18%. Given Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is engaged in the operation and development of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept (Cracker Barrel). The Company’s segments include Restaurant and Retail. As of September 19, 2016, the Company operated 640 Cracker Barrel stores in 43 states. The format of its stores consists of a rustic old country-store design offering a restaurant menu that features home-style country food and a range of decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware and foods. Its restaurants offer home-style country cooking featuring of its own recipes. Its restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its breakfast items include juices, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a range of biscuit specialties. Its lunch and dinner items include country ham, chicken and dumplings, chicken fried chicken, meatloaf, fresh side items and specialty items, such as pinto beans and turnip greens.

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.