Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dave & Buster’s to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Dave & Buster’s and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dave & Buster’s||0||0||9||0||3.00|
|Dave & Buster’s Competitors||535||2736||3041||127||2.43|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dave & Buster’s and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dave & Buster’s||$1.14 billion||$120.94 million||15.42|
|Dave & Buster’s Competitors||$1.91 billion||$185.16 million||17.63|
Dave & Buster’s’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dave & Buster’s. Dave & Buster’s is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
66.3% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Dave & Buster’s shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Dave & Buster’s has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dave & Buster’s’ peers have a beta of 0.55, indicating that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Dave & Buster’s and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dave & Buster’s||10.61%||24.67%||9.41%|
|Dave & Buster’s Competitors||3.66%||-2.56%||5.18%|
Dave & Buster’s peers beat Dave & Buster’s on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Dave & Buster’s Company Profile
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. Its venues offer a menu of entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events. The company operates its venues under the Dave & Buster's name. As of April 3, 2018, it owned and operated 110 stores in 37 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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