Reviewing Bojangles (BOJA) and One Group Hospitality (STKS)

Bojangles (NASDAQ: BOJA) and One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Bojangles and One Group Hospitality’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bojangles 6.13% 15.11% 5.99%
One Group Hospitality -25.48% -68.30% -7.44%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.6% of Bojangles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.5% of One Group Hospitality shares are held by institutional investors. 55.3% of Bojangles shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 35.9% of One Group Hospitality shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bojangles and One Group Hospitality’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bojangles $531.88 million 0.89 $37.71 million $0.86 14.77
One Group Hospitality $72.41 million 0.82 -$16.68 million ($0.80) -2.93

Bojangles has higher revenue and earnings than One Group Hospitality. One Group Hospitality is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bojangles, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Bojangles and One Group Hospitality, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bojangles 0 9 1 0 2.10
One Group Hospitality 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bojangles currently has a consensus price target of $16.75, suggesting a potential upside of 31.89%. Given Bojangles’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Bojangles is more favorable than One Group Hospitality.

Summary

Bojangles beats One Group Hospitality on 12 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bojangles Company Profile

Bojangles’, Inc. is a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company offers food made from its Southern recipes. The Company’s menu includes its made-from-scratch, buttermilk biscuits baked fresh every 20 minutes; its fresh, never-frozen bone-in fried chicken; its fixin’s; its Bo-Smart menu featuring items, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, roasted chicken bites and fat-free green beans; its freshly baked and delicious sweets menu, and its Legendary Iced Tea. The Company’s food is offered a la carte and in combos. The Company’s chicken, fixin’s, biscuits and Legendary Iced Tea may also be ordered in boxes or family meals, and larger combinations may be offered as tailgate specials or may be packaged in its Big Bo Box. The Company offers Southern style mac ‘n cheese made from two cheeses; fat-free green beans; cole slaw, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Its menu also features salads, sandwiches and its whole meat Roasted Chicken Bites.

One Group Hospitality Company Profile

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., formerly Committed Capital Acquisition Corporation, is a hospitality company. The Company develops, owns and operates restaurants and lounges, and provides food and beverage services for hospitality venues, including hotels, casinos and other locations across the globe. It operates through three segments: owned STK units (STKs), F&B hospitality management agreements (F&B), and Other concepts (Other). Its STKs segment consists of leased restaurant locations. Its F&B segment consists of management agreements, in which the Company operates the food and beverage services in hotels or casinos and could include an STK. Its Other segment includes owned non-STK leased locations. Its restaurant brand is STK, a multi-unit steakhouse concept with locations in metropolitan cities around the globe. Its F&B hospitality management services include developing, managing and operating restaurants, bars, rooftop lounges, pools, banqueting and catering facilities.

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