Bojangles (NASDAQ: FOGO) and Fogo De Chao (NASDAQ:FOGO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bojangles and Fogo De Chao’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bojangles $547.44 million 0.96 $72.00 million $0.83 17.23
Fogo De Chao $314.36 million 1.42 $28.78 million $0.82 19.21

Bojangles has higher revenue and earnings than Fogo De Chao. Bojangles is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fogo De Chao, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.9% of Bojangles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of Fogo De Chao shares are held by institutional investors. 52.9% of Bojangles shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 82.8% of Fogo De Chao shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Bojangles and Fogo De Chao’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bojangles 11.24% 9.91% 4.88%
Fogo De Chao 9.11% 7.56% 4.38%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bojangles and Fogo De Chao, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bojangles 0 7 1 0 2.13
Fogo De Chao 0 4 1 0 2.20

Bojangles currently has a consensus target price of $15.83, suggesting a potential upside of 10.72%. Fogo De Chao has a consensus target price of $14.25, suggesting a potential downside of 9.52%. Given Bojangles’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Bojangles is more favorable than Fogo De Chao.

Risk & Volatility

Bojangles has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fogo De Chao has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bojangles beats Fogo De Chao on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bojangles

Bojangles', Inc. develops, operates, and franchises limited service restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, fixin's, and iced tea. As of July 1, 2018, the company operated 766 system-wide restaurants, including 325 company-operated and 441 franchised restaurants primarily located in the Southeastern United States. Bojangles', Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Fogo De Chao

Fogo de Chao, Inc. is a United States-based holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates upscale Brazilian churrascaria steakhouses under the brand of Fogo de Chao. The Company owns 100% of Brasa (Purchaser) Inc. (Brasa Purchaser), which owns 100% of Brasa (Holdings) Inc. (Brasa Holdings). The Company operates through two segments: United States and Brazil. It specializes in fire-roasting meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. The Company offers its guests a tasting menu of meats featuring up to 20 cuts, simply seasoned and fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors. The Company operates approximately 26 restaurants in the United States, 10 in Brazil and one in Mexico. The Company operates a range of restaurant formats, including in-line and free-standing locations. Its restaurants range in size from approximately 7,000 to 16,000 square feet, with seating from 200 to 500 guests.

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