Reviewing J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. (JAX)’s and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)’s results

Both J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. (NYSE:JAX) and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) are each other’s competitor in the Restaurants industry. Thus the contrast of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. 10 0.00 12.74M 0.45 23.88
Denny’s Corporation 20 3.05 53.48M 0.76 29.57

Table 1 demonstrates J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. and Denny’s Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Denny’s Corporation is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. is presently more affordable than Denny’s Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. and Denny’s Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. 126,766,169.15% 5.4% 3.3%
Denny’s Corporation 264,098,765.43% -39.4% 13.9%

Volatility and Risk

J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 24.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its 0.76 beta. Competitively, Denny’s Corporation’s 83.00% volatility makes it less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.17 beta.

Liquidity

J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. has a Current Ratio of 0.5 and a Quick Ratio of 0.4. Competitively, Denny’s Corporation’s Current Ratio is 0.5 and has 0.5 Quick Ratio. ‘s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than .

Analyst Ratings

The table shown features the ratings and recommendations for J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. and Denny’s Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Denny’s Corporation 0 2 1 2.33

On the other hand, Denny’s Corporation’s potential upside is 20.25% and its consensus target price is $25.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 90.6% of J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 93.2% of Denny’s Corporation are owned by institutional investors. About 0.2% of J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, Denny’s Corporation has 3.4% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. -3.84% -2.18% -3.06% 25.67% 1.13% 30.86%
Denny’s Corporation 4.1% 10.2% 18.21% 28.35% 45.55% 39.36%

For the past year J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc. was less bullish than Denny’s Corporation.

Summary

Denny’s Corporation beats on 13 of the 13 factors J. Alexander’s Holdings Inc.

DennyÂ’s Corporation, through its subsidiary, DennyÂ’s, Inc., owns and operates full-service restaurant chains under the DennyÂ’s brand. As of December 28, 2016, it operated 1,733 franchised, licensed, and company operated restaurants in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guam, the United Arab Emirates, Curacao N.V., El Salvador, the Philippines, and Trinidad. The company was formerly known as Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. and changed its name to DennyÂ’s Corporation in 2002. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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