Head-To-Head Comparison: Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) vs. Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ:GTIM)

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) and Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ:GTIM) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Carrols Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Good Times Restaurants has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.



Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Carrols Restaurant Group and Good Times Restaurants’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrols Restaurant Group $1.18 billion 0.28 $10.10 million $0.30 24.47
Good Times Restaurants $99.24 million 0.24 -$1.03 million ($0.08) -23.75

Carrols Restaurant Group has higher revenue and earnings than Good Times Restaurants. Good Times Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carrols Restaurant Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.9% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.1% of Good Times Restaurants shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of Good Times Restaurants shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Carrols Restaurant Group and Good Times Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrols Restaurant Group -0.77% 0.16% 0.04%
Good Times Restaurants -1.18% -3.64% -2.11%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Carrols Restaurant Group and Good Times Restaurants, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrols Restaurant Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Good Times Restaurants 0 0 2 0 3.00

Carrols Restaurant Group currently has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 97.55%. Good Times Restaurants has a consensus target price of $5.75, indicating a potential upside of 202.63%. Given Good Times Restaurants’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Good Times Restaurants is more favorable than Carrols Restaurant Group.

Summary

Carrols Restaurant Group beats Good Times Restaurants on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carrols Restaurant Group Company Profile

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchisee restaurants of Burger King in the United States. As of May 7, 2019, it owned and operated 1,010 Burger King and 55 Popeyes restaurants in 23 states.. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.

Good Times Restaurants Company Profile

Good Times Restaurants Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the restaurant business in the United States. The company operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional chain of quick service restaurants; and owns, operates, franchises, and licenses Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a full service, upscale, ‘small box' restaurant concept. As of January 10, 2019, it operated and franchised a total of 35 restaurants under the Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard name; and 35 Bad Daddy's Burger Bar restaurants. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Lakewood, Colorado.

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