Head-To-Head Survey: Ark Restaurants (ARKR) vs. Its Rivals

Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ: ARKR) is one of 68 publicly-traded companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ark Restaurants to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ark Restaurants and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ark Restaurants 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ark Restaurants Competitors 840 4477 5213 190 2.44

As a group, “Eating places” companies have a potential upside of 16.99%. Given Ark Restaurants’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ark Restaurants has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Ark Restaurants has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ark Restaurants’ competitors have a beta of -8.70, indicating that their average share price is 970% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.2% of Ark Restaurants shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.9% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by institutional investors. 40.4% of Ark Restaurants shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ark Restaurants and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ark Restaurants 3.76% 10.47% 2.63%
Ark Restaurants Competitors 4.59% -37.56% 1.32%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ark Restaurants and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ark Restaurants $106.49 million -$4.69 million 15.43
Ark Restaurants Competitors $1.56 billion $106.44 million 10.96

Ark Restaurants’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ark Restaurants. Ark Restaurants is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About Ark Restaurants

Ark Restaurants Corp. owns and operates restaurants and bars, fast food concepts and catering operations in the U.S. It operates in New York City, Florida, Washington, D.C, Las Vegas, NV and the gulf coast of Alabama. The company was founded in January 1983 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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