Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) versus BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) Head-To-Head Contrast
Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Buffalo Wild Wings and BJ’s Restaurants’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||$2.02 billion||0.91||$261.12 million||$3.84||30.78|
|BJ’s Restaurants||$1.02 billion||0.67||$122.11 million||$1.52||20.86|
Buffalo Wild Wings has higher revenue and earnings than BJ’s Restaurants. BJ’s Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Buffalo Wild Wings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
88.5% of Buffalo Wild Wings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.4% of BJ’s Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Buffalo Wild Wings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of BJ’s Restaurants shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Buffalo Wild Wings has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BJ’s Restaurants has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Buffalo Wild Wings and BJ’s Restaurants, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||1||18||6||0||2.20|
Buffalo Wild Wings currently has a consensus target price of $131.15, indicating a potential upside of 10.96%. BJ’s Restaurants has a consensus target price of $36.89, indicating a potential upside of 16.37%. Given BJ’s Restaurants’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BJ’s Restaurants is more favorable than Buffalo Wild Wings.
This table compares Buffalo Wild Wings and BJ’s Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||3.17%||21.39%||7.44%|
Buffalo Wild Wings beats BJ’s Restaurants on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor. As of December 25, 2016, the Company had company-owned or franchised restaurants in all 50 states and two Canadian provinces. Its franchised restaurants also operate in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Panama and the United Arab Emirates. The Company operates Buffalo Wild Wings, R Taco and PizzaRev restaurants, as well as sells Buffalo Wild Wings and R Taco restaurant franchises. In addition to traditional and boneless chicken wings, the Company’s menu features a range of food items, including sharables, hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, and salads.
BJ’s Restaurants Company Profile
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates restaurants. The Company segment includes casual dining company-owned restaurants. Each of its restaurants is operated either as a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, a BJ’s Pizza & Grill or a BJ’s Grill restaurant. The Company’s restaurants offer craft beers and other beers, as well as a selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas, burgers and sandwiches, specialty salads, and desserts, including its warm pizza cookie dessert, the Pizookie. As of February 27, 2017, the Company owned and operated 189 restaurants located in 24 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Receive News & Ratings for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. and related companies with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter.