Granite City Food & Brewery (GCFB) vs. Papa John’s Int’l (PZZA) Head to Head Contrast

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Granite City Food & Brewery (OTCMKTS:GCFB) and Papa John’s Int’l (NASDAQ:PZZA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and Papa John’s Int’l’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Granite City Food & Brewery N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Papa John’s Int’l $1.78 billion 0.76 $102.29 million $2.62 16.40

Papa John’s Int’l has higher revenue and earnings than Granite City Food & Brewery.

Profitability

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and Papa John’s Int’l’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Granite City Food & Brewery N/A N/A N/A
Papa John’s Int’l 2.64% -27.98% 10.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Granite City Food & Brewery and Papa John’s Int’l, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Granite City Food & Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A
Papa John’s Int’l 0 1 5 0 2.83

Papa John’s Int’l has a consensus price target of $48.80, indicating a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Papa John’s Int’l’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Papa John’s Int’l is more favorable than Granite City Food & Brewery.

Risk & Volatility

Granite City Food & Brewery has a beta of -3.3, meaning that its share price is 430% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Papa John’s Int’l has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.1% of Papa John’s Int’l shares are held by institutional investors. 26.3% of Granite City Food & Brewery shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.8% of Papa John’s Int’l shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Papa John’s Int’l pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Granite City Food & Brewery does not pay a dividend. Papa John’s Int’l pays out 34.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Papa John’s Int’l has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Papa John’s Int’l beats Granite City Food & Brewery on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Granite City Food & Brewery Company Profile

Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd. operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company's upscale casual dining restaurants include the Granite City Food & Brewery restaurant that offers various menu items and handcrafted beers, as well as other regional craft beers; and the Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill restaurant that offers American cuisine, including homemade meatloaf and pasta dishes. As of December 26, 2017, it operated 32 Granite City restaurants in 13 states; and 4 Cadillac Ranch restaurants in 4 states. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Concept Development Partners LLC.

Papa John’s Int’l Company Profile

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. The company also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 5,199 Papa John's restaurants, which included 743 company-owned and 4,456 franchised restaurants. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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