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First Watch Restaurant Group (FWRG) Competitors

$15.97
+0.10 (+0.63%)
(As of 07/12/2024 ET)

FWRG vs. BJRI, PTLO, RUTH, KRUS, DIN, SG, EAT, ARCO, CAKE, and PLAY

Should you be buying First Watch Restaurant Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of First Watch Restaurant Group include BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Portillo's (PTLO), Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH), Kura Sushi USA (KRUS), Dine Brands Global (DIN), Sweetgreen (SG), Brinker International (EAT), Arcos Dorados (ARCO), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), and Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY).

First Watch Restaurant Group vs.

BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) and First Watch Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FWRG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, media sentiment, risk, valuation, community ranking and earnings.

BJ's Restaurants has a beta of 2.13, meaning that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Watch Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

First Watch Restaurant Group has a net margin of 2.52% compared to First Watch Restaurant Group's net margin of 1.80%. First Watch Restaurant Group's return on equity of 6.51% beat BJ's Restaurants' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BJ's Restaurants1.80% 6.51% 2.29%
First Watch Restaurant Group 2.52%4.15%1.89%

100.0% of BJ's Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of First Watch Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of BJ's Restaurants shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of First Watch Restaurant Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

First Watch Restaurant Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BJ's Restaurants. BJ's Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First Watch Restaurant Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
BJ's Restaurants$1.33B0.64$19.66M$1.0036.59
First Watch Restaurant Group$891.55M1.08$25.39M$0.3842.03

BJ's Restaurants received 476 more outperform votes than First Watch Restaurant Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 54.75% of users gave BJ's Restaurants an outperform vote while only 50.82% of users gave First Watch Restaurant Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
BJ's RestaurantsOutperform Votes
507
54.75%
Underperform Votes
419
45.25%
First Watch Restaurant GroupOutperform Votes
31
50.82%
Underperform Votes
30
49.18%

BJ's Restaurants currently has a consensus target price of $38.60, suggesting a potential upside of 5.49%. First Watch Restaurant Group has a consensus target price of $24.17, suggesting a potential upside of 51.33%. Given BJ's Restaurants' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe First Watch Restaurant Group is more favorable than BJ's Restaurants.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BJ's Restaurants
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
First Watch Restaurant Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83

In the previous week, BJ's Restaurants had 1 more articles in the media than First Watch Restaurant Group. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for BJ's Restaurants and 3 mentions for First Watch Restaurant Group. First Watch Restaurant Group's average media sentiment score of 1.22 beat BJ's Restaurants' score of 0.32 indicating that BJ's Restaurants is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
BJ's Restaurants
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
First Watch Restaurant Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

BJ's Restaurants beats First Watch Restaurant Group on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FWRG and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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FWRG vs. The Competition

MetricFirst Watch Restaurant GroupEating places IndustryRetail SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$964.11M$8.00B$22.53B$8.70B
Dividend YieldN/A4.31%174.16%4.05%
P/E Ratio42.0326.3321.7718.28
Price / Sales1.082.304.0378.89
Price / Cash14.1618.2518.1032.70
Price / Book1.704.375.344.46
Net Income$25.39M$322.41M$701.08M$215.59M
7 Day Performance1.01%0.58%3.67%5.35%
1 Month Performance-10.38%-4.35%2.69%4.39%
1 Year Performance-13.06%-11.62%-0.59%1.77%

First Watch Restaurant Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BJRI
BJ's Restaurants
3.0538 of 5 stars
3.05 / 5 stars
$36.59
+1.6%
$38.60
+5.5%
+6.4%$855.47M$1.33B36.5921,000Positive News
PTLO
Portillo's
3.3851 of 5 stars
3.39 / 5 stars
$9.49
+1.3%
$17.00
+79.1%
-59.9%$692.53M$689.68M23.738,180Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
RUTH
Ruth's Hospitality Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$21.49
flat
N/AN/A$690.47M$505.86M17.914,768Analyst Forecast
KRUS
Kura Sushi USA
2.0875 of 5 stars
2.09 / 5 stars
$54.78
-0.5%
$71.43
+30.4%
-49.7%$615.18M$187.43M-782.573,219Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
DIN
Dine Brands Global
3.6761 of 5 stars
3.68 / 5 stars
$33.96
+1.9%
$56.86
+67.4%
-43.3%$513.29M$823.54M6.04596Analyst Forecast
SG
Sweetgreen
2.1108 of 5 stars
2.11 / 5 stars
$25.11
+1.1%
$31.25
+24.5%
+62.4%$2.85B$616.83M-27.006,186Options Volume
News Coverage
EAT
Brinker International
3.5814 of 5 stars
3.58 / 5 stars
$63.76
-2.2%
$54.03
-15.3%
+67.4%$2.84B$4.13B18.9264,323Positive News
ARCO
Arcos Dorados
3.366 of 5 stars
3.37 / 5 stars
$9.85
+1.3%
$13.83
+40.4%
-7.8%$2.07B$4.33B12.16100,795Short Interest ↑
CAKE
Cheesecake Factory
4.1851 of 5 stars
4.19 / 5 stars
$37.97
+0.6%
$39.58
+4.2%
+2.8%$1.93B$3.44B17.4247,900Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
PLAY
Dave & Buster's Entertainment
4.9258 of 5 stars
4.93 / 5 stars
$40.33
+2.9%
$65.71
+62.9%
-11.7%$1.60B$2.21B17.1623,258Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:FWRG) was last updated on 7/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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