Head to Head Analysis: Famous Dave’s of America (NASDAQ:DAVE) & Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA)

Famous Dave’s of America (NASDAQ:DAVE) and Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.4% of Famous Dave’s of America shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Bojangles shares are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of Famous Dave’s of America shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 52.9% of Bojangles shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Famous Dave’s of America and Bojangles, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Famous Dave’s of America 0 0 1 0 3.00
Bojangles 0 0 0 0 N/A

Famous Dave’s of America currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 77.78%. Given Famous Dave’s of America’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Famous Dave’s of America is more favorable than Bojangles.

Volatility and Risk

Famous Dave’s of America has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bojangles has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Famous Dave’s of America and Bojangles’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Famous Dave’s of America $54.89 million 0.76 $4.86 million N/A N/A
Bojangles $547.44 million 1.10 $72.00 million $0.83 19.39

Bojangles has higher revenue and earnings than Famous Dave’s of America.

Profitability

This table compares Famous Dave’s of America and Bojangles’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Famous Dave’s of America 5.72% 19.41% 8.92%
Bojangles 9.42% 9.95% 5.18%

Summary

Bojangles beats Famous Dave’s of America on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Famous Dave’s of America

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates, and franchises barbeque restaurants under the Famous Dave's name. It offers smoked, barbequed, and grilled meats, as well as entrée items and delicious side dishes that are prepared using prepared proprietary seasonings, sauces, and mixes. The company operates full-service and counter-service restaurants. As of March 4, 2019, it owned 17 locations and franchised 124 restaurants in 33 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Famous Dave's of America, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

About Bojangles

Bojangles', Inc. develops, operates, and franchises limited service restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, fixin's, and iced tea. As of July 1, 2018, the company operated 766 system-wide restaurants, including 325 company-operated and 441 franchised restaurants primarily located in the Southeastern United States. Bojangles', Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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