FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is one of 58 publicly-traded companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare FAT Brands to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for FAT Brands and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FAT Brands 0 1 0 0 2.00
FAT Brands Competitors 1163 4354 4503 208 2.37

As a group, “Eating places” companies have a potential upside of 4.65%. Given FAT Brands’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FAT Brands has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares FAT Brands and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FAT Brands -12.14% -55.18% -3.22%
FAT Brands Competitors -2.85% -67.53% 0.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.3% of FAT Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of FAT Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FAT Brands and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FAT Brands $22.50 million -$1.02 million -37.89
FAT Brands Competitors $1.98 billion $195.62 million 15.85

FAT Brands’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than FAT Brands. FAT Brands 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.

Volatility and Risk

FAT Brands has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FAT Brands’ peers have a beta of 1.25, meaning that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

FAT Brands peers beat FAT Brands on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About FAT Brands

FAT Brands Inc., a multi-brand franchising company, acquires, markets, and develops fast casual and casual dining restaurant concepts. As of April 22, 2019, it owned 7 restaurant brands, including Fatburger, Buffalo's Cafe, Buffalo's Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean, Ponderosa Steakhouse, and Bonanza Steakhouse with approximately 300 locations open and 200 under development worldwide. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. FAT Brands Inc. is a subsidiary of Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.

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