Jamba (NASDAQ: IPIC) and iPic Entertainment (NASDAQ:IPIC) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
84.2% of Jamba shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of iPic Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of Jamba shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 48.9% of iPic Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Jamba and iPic Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
iPic Entertainment has a consensus price target of $16.17, indicating a potential upside of 138.45%. Given iPic Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe iPic Entertainment is more favorable than Jamba.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Jamba and iPic Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Jamba||$70.92 million||2.85||-$2.74 million||N/A||N/A|
iPic Entertainment has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Jamba.
This table compares Jamba and iPic Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Jamba Company Profile
Jamba, Inc., through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns, operates, and franchises Jamba Juice stores. The company's restaurants provides blended whole fruit and vegetable smoothies, bowls, juices, cold-pressed shots, boosts, snacks, and meal replacements. As of April 3, 2018, it operated approximately 800 franchised and company-owned Jamba Juice stores worldwide. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
iPic Entertainment Company Profile
iPic Entertainment Inc. operates restaurants and theaters in the United States. The company operates casual restaurants, farm-to-glass full-service bars, and theater auditoriums with in-theater dining. It operates restaurants under the City Perch Kitchen + Bar, Tanzy, The Tuck Room, The Tuck Room Tavern, and iPic Express brands. As of May 15, 2018, it operated 115 screens at 15 locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
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