Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BURG) and Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock (NASDAQ:BURG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Carrols Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock has a beta of 2.29, suggesting that its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Carrols Restaurant Group and Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Carrols Restaurant Group||0||0||5||0||3.00|
|Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Carrols Restaurant Group currently has a consensus price target of $17.83, indicating a potential upside of 23.84%. Given Carrols Restaurant Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Carrols Restaurant Group is more favorable than Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Carrols Restaurant Group and Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Carrols Restaurant Group||$1.09 billion||0.48||$7.15 million||$0.20||72.00|
|Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock||$41.43 million||0.22||-$6.79 million||($1.78)||-1.41|
Carrols Restaurant Group has higher revenue and earnings than Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock. Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carrols Restaurant Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.4% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Carrols Restaurant Group and Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Carrols Restaurant Group||1.00%||8.53%||2.48%|
|Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock||-15.34%||-35.65%||-12.83%|
Carrols Restaurant Group beats Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Carrols Restaurant Group Company Profile
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchisee restaurants of Burger King. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 807 Burger King restaurants located in 17 states of the United States. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.
Chanticleer Holdings Common Stock Company Profile
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises fast casual dining concepts in the United States and internationally. The company owns and operates 8 locations under the American Burger Company name in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York; 8 company-owned locations in the United States and 13 franchisee-operated locations in the United States and the Middle East under The Burger Joint name; and 12 company-owned locations under the Little Big Burger name in the Portland, Oregon and Charlotte, North Carolina. It also owns and operates 6 company-owned locations under the Just Fresh name in Charlotte, North Carolina; and 8 full service restaurants under the Hooters name in the United States, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Tulvine Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. in May 2005. Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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