NASDAQ:PBPB - Potbelly Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$9.03 -0.08 (-0.88 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$9.11
Today's Range$9.02 - $9.28
52-Week Range$8.97 - $14.15
Volume316,100 shs
Average Volume209,207 shs
Market Capitalization$227.83 million
P/E Ratio29.13
Dividend YieldN/A
Potbelly Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. It offers toasty warm sandwiches, salads, and other items. As of November 9, 2018, the company operated approximately 400 shops in the United States; and approximately 50 franchisees operated shops in the United States, the Middle East, Canada, and India. The company was formerly known as Potbelly Sandwich Works, Inc. and changed its name to Potbelly Corporation in 2002. Potbelly Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating places
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PBPB
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.72
Quick Ratio1.60


Trailing P/E Ratio29.13
Forward P/E Ratio31.14
P/E Growth1.82

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$428.11 million
Price / Sales0.52
Cash Flow$1.5253 per share
Price / Cash Flow5.92
Book Value$4.73 per share
Price / Book1.91


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.31
Net Income$-6,950,000.00
Net Margins-2.72%
Return on Equity7.35%
Return on Assets4.99%


Outstanding Shares24,840,000
Market Cap$227.83 million

Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Potbelly's stock symbol?

Potbelly trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PBPB."

How were Potbelly's earnings last quarter?

Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) posted its earnings results on Friday, November, 9th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $107 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.82 million. Potbelly had a negative net margin of 2.72% and a positive return on equity of 7.35%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.07 earnings per share. View Potbelly's Earnings History.

When is Potbelly's next earnings date?

Potbelly is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Potbelly.

What guidance has Potbelly issued on next quarter's earnings?

Potbelly updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.26-0.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.37. Potbelly also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.26-0.27 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for PBPB?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Potbelly's shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Potbelly's share price to reach $15.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 66.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Potbelly.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Potbelly?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Potbelly in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Potbelly.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Potbelly stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Potbelly stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Potbelly Corporation is a neighborhood sandwich concept. The Company manages establishments for consuming food on premises to offers sandwiches, salads, soups, chili, chips, cookies, ice cream, and smoothies. It serves customers throughout the United States. Potbelly Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. " (12/14/2018)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We upgrade shares of Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) to Buy, from Hold, and raise our price target to $15, from $13, as we believe a potential top-line catalyst will be accelerated following our recent channel checks." (10/10/2018)

Has Potbelly been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about PBPB stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Potbelly earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Potbelly's key competitors?

Who are Potbelly's key executives?

Potbelly's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Alan L Johnson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Matthew J. Revord, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief People Officer & Sec. (Age 55)
  • Ms. Julie Younglove-Webb, Chief Restaurant Operations Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Brandon P. Rhoten, Sr. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 38)

Who are Potbelly's major shareholders?

Potbelly's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (8.49%), Morgan Stanley (8.35%), BlackRock Inc. (6.51%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.73%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.28%) and Vanguard Group Inc (5.28%). Company insiders that own Potbelly stock include Anne Ewing, Julie Younglove-Webb, Marla C Gottschalk, Matthew J Revord and Peter A Bassi. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Potbelly.

Which major investors are selling Potbelly stock?

PBPB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Citadel Advisors LLC, Alambic Investment Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., Man Group plc, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Ancora Advisors LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Potbelly company stock in the last year include Anne Ewing, Julie Younglove-Webb, Marla C Gottschalk and Matthew J Revord. View Insider Buying and Selling for Potbelly.

Which major investors are buying Potbelly stock?

PBPB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Putnam Investments LLC, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Potbelly.

How do I buy shares of Potbelly?

Shares of PBPB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Potbelly's stock price today?

One share of PBPB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.03.

How big of a company is Potbelly?

Potbelly has a market capitalization of $227.83 million and generates $428.11 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-6,950,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.31 on an earnings per share basis. Potbelly employs 7,300 workers across the globe.

What is Potbelly's official website?

The official website for Potbelly is

How can I contact Potbelly?

Potbelly's mailing address is 111 NORTH CANAL STREET SUITE 850, CHICAGO IL, 60606. The company can be reached via phone at 312-951-0600 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Potbelly (NASDAQ PBPB)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  226 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  263 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  489
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Potbelly and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PBPB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PBPB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by Staff

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