Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ: GTIM) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Good Times Restaurants to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Good Times Restaurants has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Good Times Restaurants’ rivals have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.7% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Good Times Restaurants and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Good Times Restaurants $73.71 million $2.12 million -19.64
Good Times Restaurants Competitors $2.03 billion $348.56 million -5.55

Good Times Restaurants’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Good Times Restaurants. Good Times Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Good Times Restaurants and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Good Times Restaurants -2.25% -4.44% -3.35%
Good Times Restaurants Competitors 1.53% 19.28% 1.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Good Times Restaurants and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Good Times Restaurants 0 0 1 0 3.00
Good Times Restaurants Competitors 369 1698 2174 82 2.46

Good Times Restaurants presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 118.18%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 13.35%. Given Good Times Restaurants’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Good Times Restaurants is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Good Times Restaurants rivals beat Good Times Restaurants on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Good Times Restaurants

Good Times Restaurants Inc. operates and franchises Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard (Good Times) restaurants and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar concept (Bad Daddy’s). The Company operates through two segments: Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard restaurants, and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants. Good Times is a quick service restaurant concept. The menu of a Good Times restaurant includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, onion rings, soft drinks and frozen custard products. Its breakfast menu includes breakfast burritos, orange juice and coffee. Bad Daddy’s operates in the burger casual dining sector and is chef driven, full service, full bar concept. Its menu consists of burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Its bar focuses on local, craft microbrew beers and specialty cocktails. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Good Times Drive Thru, Inc., BD of Colorado, LLC, Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development, LLC and Bad Daddy’s International, LLC.

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