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

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$64.20 +0.27 (+0.42 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$63.93
Today's Range$63.55 - $64.58
52-Week Range$37.85 - $64.69
Volume773,900 shs
Average Volume1.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.48 billion
P/E Ratio24.68
Dividend YieldN/A
Dave & BusterDave & 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 April 3, 2018, it owned and operated 110 stores in 37 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.79
Current Ratio0.47
Quick Ratio0.31


Trailing P/E Ratio24.68
Forward P/E Ratio23.35
P/E Growth1.56

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.14 billion
Price / Sales2.19
Cash Flow$5.2883 per share
Price / Cash12.14
Book Value$11.35 per share
Price / Book5.66


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.60
Net Income$120.94 million
Net Margins10.26%
Return on Equity26.34%
Return on Assets9.44%


Outstanding Shares38,830,000
Market Cap$2.48 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 declared a special dividend on Monday, September 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be paid 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Saturday, September 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, September, 14th. The restaurant operator reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.17. The restaurant operator had revenue of $319.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $311.85 million. Dave & Buster's Entertainment had a return on equity of 26.34% and a net margin of 10.26%. The firm's revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.59 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, December, 4th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

What price target have analysts set for PLAY?

10 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock. Their predictions range from $64.00 to $77.00. On average, they anticipate Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock price to reach $70.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% 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?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dave & Buster's Entertainment in the last year. There are currently 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. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dave & Buster's shares have outperformed the industry in the past three months. 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. In this regard, continual opening of stores, menu innovation and launch of games, are expected to continue boosting its top and bottom lines. However, rising labor costs and a non-franchised business model might hurt profits. Meanwhile, earnings estimates for the current year have remained stable over the past month, limiting the upside potential of the company’s earnings." (8/14/2018)

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, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. John P. Gleason, Chief Marketing Officer & 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)
  • Ms. Margo L. Manning, COO & Sr. VP (Age 53)

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

News coverage about PLAY stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dave & Buster's Entertainment earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

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

Dave & Buster's Entertainment's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (17.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.99%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.99%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.88%), Rice Hall James & Associates LLC (2.85%) and Van Berkom & Associates Inc. (2.72%). Company insiders that own Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock include Alan J Lacy, Brian Jenkins, Dolf A Berle, J Michael Plunkett, Jay L Tobin, John Mulleady, John P Gleason, Jonathan S Halkyard, Joseph Benjamin Deprospero, Kevin M Sheehan, Margo Lynn Manning, Michael Joseph Metzinger and Stephen M King. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

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

PLAY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Voya Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Capital Fund Management S.A., United Services Automobile Association, Putnam Investments LLC and Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC. 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 major investors are buying Dave & Buster's Entertainment stock?

PLAY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Sapience Investments LLC, Van Berkom & Associates Inc., Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC and TD Asset Management Inc.. 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 $64.20.

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

Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a market capitalization of $2.48 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.

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:  340 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  226 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  566
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 9/20/2018 by Staff

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