Head-To-Head Comparison: Alkaline Water (WTER) versus Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE)

Alkaline Water (OTCMKTS:WTER) and Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Alkaline Water and Rave Restaurant Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alkaline Water -22.16% -263.88% -76.52%
Rave Restaurant Group 18.58% 65.94% 30.37%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.4% of Rave Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Alkaline Water shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 51.7% of Rave Restaurant Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Alkaline Water and Rave Restaurant Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alkaline Water 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rave Restaurant Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alkaline Water and Rave Restaurant Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alkaline Water $19.81 million 5.89 -$6.68 million N/A N/A
Rave Restaurant Group $15.12 million 1.32 $1.91 million N/A N/A

Rave Restaurant Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alkaline Water.

Volatility and Risk

Alkaline Water has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rave Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Rave Restaurant Group beats Alkaline Water on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alkaline Water

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. produces, distributes, and markets bottled alkaline water in the United States. The company offers bottled alkaline water in various volumes under the Alkaline88 trade name. It sells its products through brokers and distributors to retailers, such as convenience stores, natural food products stores, large ethnic markets, and national retailers. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Rave Restaurant Group

Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out (delco), and express restaurants under the Pizza Inn trademark. It operates in two segments, Franchising and Food and Supply Distribution; and Company-Owned Restaurants. The company's buffet restaurants, which are located in free standing buildings or strip centers in retail developments that offer dine-in, carryout, and catering services, as well as delivery services. Its delco restaurants provide delivery and carryout services that are located in shopping centers or other in-line retail developments. The company's Express restaurants serve customers through various non-traditional points of sale that are located in convenience stores, food courts, college campuses, airport terminals, travel plazas, athletic facilities, or other commercial facilities. Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. also operates and franchises fast casual restaurants under the Pie Five Pizza Company or Pie Five trademark. As of September 25, 2017, it owned, operated, and franchised approximately 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. in January 2015. Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. was founded in 1958 and is based in The Colony, Texas.

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