J. Alexander’s (NASDAQ:GRIL) and Cannae (NYSE:CNNE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.7% of Cannae shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Cannae shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for J. Alexander’s and Cannae, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
J. Alexander’s 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cannae 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cannae has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 55.19%. Given Cannae’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cannae is more favorable than J. Alexander’s.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares J. Alexander’s and Cannae’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
J. Alexander’s N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cannae $1.07 billion 2.30 $77.30 million $1.76 17.57

Cannae has higher revenue and earnings than J. Alexander’s.


This table compares J. Alexander’s and Cannae’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
J. Alexander’s N/A N/A N/A
Cannae 8.60% 10.47% 7.05%


Cannae beats J. Alexander’s on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About J. Alexander’s

Muscle Maker, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants under the Muscle Maker Grill name. As of September 30, 2019, it franchised and operated 39 Muscle Maker Grill restaurants located in the United States and Kuwait. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Burleson, Texas. Muscle Maker, Inc.(NasdaqCM:GRIL) operates independently of American Restaurant Holdings, Inc. as of March 23, 2017.

About Cannae

Cannae Holdings, Inc is a principal investment firm. The firm primarily invests in restaurants, technology enabled healthcare services, financial services and more. It takes both minority and majority stakes. Cannae Holdings, Inc. is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Receive News & Ratings for J. Alexander's Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for J. Alexander's and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.