Jamba (NASDAQ: JMBA) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Jamba to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Jamba has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jamba’s competitors have a beta of 0.53, suggesting that their average share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Jamba and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jamba N/A N/A N/A
Jamba Competitors 6.19% 26.47% 9.20%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jamba and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jamba $81.90 million -$3.64 million -8.09
Jamba Competitors $3.06 billion $846.52 million 29.49

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Jamba and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jamba 0 1 0 0 2.00
Jamba Competitors 326 1460 1669 85 2.43

As a group, “Quick Service Restaurants” companies have a potential upside of 10.56%. Given Jamba’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Jamba has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.1% of Jamba shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.9% of Jamba shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Jamba competitors beat Jamba on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Jamba

Jamba, Inc. is a restaurant retailer of specialty food and beverage offerings. The Company operates through retail segment. The Company’s offerings include whole fruit smoothies, squeezed juices and juice blends, Energy Bowls, and a range of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads, baked goods and snacks. The Company, through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, operates a lifestyle brand. The Company has a global business driven by a portfolio of franchised and company-owned Jamba Juice stores, and licensed JambaGO and Jamba Juice Express formats. The Company has approximately 890 Jamba Juice stores globally, consisting of over 70 company-owned and operated stores, all located in the United States (Company Stores), approximately 740 franchisee-owned and operated stores (Franchise Stores) in the United States, and over 70 Franchise Stores in international locations (International Stores), collectively the (Jamba System).

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