NASDAQ:PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$45.65 -0.55 (-1.19 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$46.20
Today's Range$45.42 - $46.52
52-Week Range$37.85 - $67.05
Volume1.05 million shs
Average Volume1.15 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.82 billion
P/E Ratio17.56
Dividend Yield1.28%
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. Its venues offer a menu of entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events. The company operates its venues under the Dave & Buster's name. As of September 14, 2018, it owned and operated 117 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.87
Current Ratio0.45
Quick Ratio0.36


Trailing P/E Ratio17.56
Forward P/E Ratio16.48
P/E Growth1.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.14 billion
Price / Sales1.55
Cash Flow$5.1006 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.95
Book Value$11.01 per share
Price / Book4.15


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.60
Net Income$120.94 million
Net Margins9.97%
Return on Equity26.28%
Return on Assets9.15%


Outstanding Shares38,640,000
Market Cap$1.82 billion

Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock symbol?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLAY."

How often does Dave & Buster's Entertainment pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dave & Buster's Entertainment?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment announced a special dividend on Monday, September 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Wednesday, October 10th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. View Dave & Buster's Entertainment's Dividend History.

How will Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock buyback program work?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Saturday, September 9th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 4.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings last quarter?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December, 11th. The restaurant operator reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. The restaurant operator had revenue of $282.14 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $277.28 million. Dave & Buster's Entertainment had a return on equity of 26.28% and a net margin of 9.97%. The firm's revenue was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. View Dave & Buster's Entertainment's Earnings History.

When is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's next earnings date?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

What guidance has Dave & Buster's Entertainment issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.243-1.255 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.25 billion.

What price target have analysts set for PLAY?

11 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock. Their predictions range from $58.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate Dave & Buster's Entertainment's share price to reach $64.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 40.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dave & Buster's Entertainment?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dave & Buster's Entertainment in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dave & Buster's shares have outperformed the industry in the past six months. We are encouraged by the company’s growth trajectory after it posted better-than-expected results in the lasrt-reported quarter. Moreover, earnings estimates for the current fiscal year and next year have also increased over the past 60 days, reflecting analyst's optimism over the company's earnings potential. The company’s unique business model with increased dependence on gaming, sets it apart and we expect the company’s entertainment business to carry the growth story forward. Consistent efforts to build sales and improve margins through various initiatives have also been key growth drivers. However, rising labor costs and a non-franchised business model might hurt profits." (12/6/2018)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Dave & Buster’s (PLAY) reported F2Q18 (July) results EPS of $0.84, easily beating our $0.66 estimate and the $0.67 Street mean." (9/14/2018)

Has Dave & Buster's Entertainment been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PLAY stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dave & Buster's Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Dave & Buster's Entertainment's key competitors?

Who are Dave & Buster's Entertainment's key executives?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian A. Jenkins, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Ms. Margo L. Manning, COO & Sr. VP (Age 53)
  • Mr. John B. Mulleady, Sr. VP of Devel. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Joseph Benjamin DeProspero, VP of Fin. & Interim Chief Financial Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Michael J. Metzinger, VP of Accounting & Controller (Age 61)

Who are Dave & Buster's Entertainment's major shareholders?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.56%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.19%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.19%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (7.32%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (4.61%) and Eagle Asset Management Inc. (3.07%). Company insiders that own Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock include Alan J Lacy, Brian Jenkins, J Michael Plunkett, Jay L Tobin, John Mulleady, John P Gleason, Jonathan S Halkyard, Joseph Benjamin Deprospero, Kevin M Sheehan, Margo Lynn Manning and Stephen M King. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

Which institutional investors are selling Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock?

PLAY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Van Berkom & Associates Inc., AXA, Morgan Stanley, AQR Capital Management LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, Man Group plc and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . Company insiders that have sold Dave & Buster's Entertainment company stock in the last year include Brian Jenkins, J Michael Plunkett, Jay L Tobin, John Mulleady, John P Gleason, Margo Lynn Manning and Stephen M King. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

Which institutional investors are buying Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock?

PLAY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, William Blair Investment Management LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Mackenzie Financial Corp and Teachers Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

How do I buy shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment?

Shares of PLAY 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 Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock price today?

One share of PLAY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.65.

How big of a company is Dave & Buster's Entertainment?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion and generates $1.14 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $120.94 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.60 on an earnings per share basis. Dave & Buster's Entertainment employs 14,840 workers across the globe.

What is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's official website?

The official website for Dave & Buster's Entertainment is

How can I contact Dave & Buster's Entertainment?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment's mailing address is 2481 MANANA DRIVE, DALLAS TX, 75220. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 214-357-9588.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ PLAY)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  363 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  243 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  606
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Dave & Buster's Entertainment and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PLAY will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PLAY will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by Staff

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