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Papa John's International (PZZA) Competitors

-1.70 (-3.47%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Papa John's International stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Papa John's International include Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Jack in the Box (JACK), BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Dine Brands Global (DIN), Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST), Chuy's (CHUY), Biglari (BH), and Brinker International (EAT). These companies are all part of the "restaurants" industry.

Papa John's International vs.

Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) and Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, risk, valuation, profitability, community ranking, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Papa John's International pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Cheesecake Factory pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Papa John's International pays out 81.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cheesecake Factory pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Cheesecake Factory has higher revenue and earnings than Papa John's International. Cheesecake Factory is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Papa John's International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Papa John's International$2.12B0.73$82.10M$2.2521.02
Cheesecake Factory$3.44B0.55$101.35M$2.1816.89

94.5% of Cheesecake Factory shares are held by institutional investors. 8.9% of Papa John's International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Cheesecake Factory shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Papa John's International currently has a consensus target price of $76.36, indicating a potential upside of 61.48%. Cheesecake Factory has a consensus target price of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.92%. Given Papa John's International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Papa John's International is more favorable than Cheesecake Factory.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Papa John's International
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Cheesecake Factory
3 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Cheesecake Factory had 2 more articles in the media than Papa John's International. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for Cheesecake Factory and 10 mentions for Papa John's International. Cheesecake Factory's average media sentiment score of 0.37 beat Papa John's International's score of 0.28 indicating that Cheesecake Factory is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Papa John's International
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Cheesecake Factory
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Papa John's International has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cheesecake Factory has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cheesecake Factory received 32 more outperform votes than Papa John's International when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.64% of users gave Papa John's International an outperform vote while only 52.13% of users gave Cheesecake Factory an outperform vote.

Papa John's InternationalOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Cheesecake FactoryOutperform Votes
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Papa John's International has a net margin of 3.50% compared to Cheesecake Factory's net margin of 3.07%. Cheesecake Factory's return on equity of 42.15% beat Papa John's International's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Papa John's International3.50% -19.46% 10.17%
Cheesecake Factory 3.07%42.15%4.87%


Papa John's International beats Cheesecake Factory on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PZZA vs. The Competition

MetricPapa John's InternationalEating places IndustryRetail SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.62B$8.55B$21.94B$8.00B
Dividend Yield3.72%3.78%178.41%3.92%
P/E Ratio21.0240.9324.5918.43
Price / Sales0.732.296.6777.09
Price / Cash10.4519.2417.6131.80
Price / Book-3.494.603.924.56
Net Income$82.10M$322.42M$701.31M$213.99M
7 Day Performance-9.32%-5.24%-1.66%-1.60%
1 Month Performance-26.41%-0.02%4.07%2.25%
1 Year Performance-36.44%-1.87%7.87%6.18%

Papa John's International Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Cheesecake Factory
3.9222 of 5 stars
Analyst Revision
Bloomin' Brands
3.7699 of 5 stars
-17.9%$1.95B$4.67B35.2287,000Positive News
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
4.3527 of 5 stars
-56.8%$1.04B$3.44B12.5077,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
Jack in the Box
4.9262 of 5 stars
-42.3%$1.02B$1.69B9.239,523Gap Up
BJ's Restaurants
3.422 of 5 stars
+13.0%$813.16M$1.33B34.7821,000Positive News
Dine Brands Global
4.3542 of 5 stars
Carrols Restaurant Group
2.6623 of 5 stars
+68.6%$502.00M$1.88B16.7425,000High Trading Volume
3.1339 of 5 stars
3.6643 of 5 stars
Brinker International
4.0121 of 5 stars
+63.0%$2.84B$4.13B18.9364,323Analyst Upgrade

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This page (NASDAQ:PZZA) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by Staff

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