Dine Brands Global (NYSE:DIN) versus BurgerFi International (NASDAQ:BFI) Critical Contrast

Dine Brands Global (NYSE:DINGet Rating) and BurgerFi International (NASDAQ:BFIGet Rating) 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 risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.5% of Dine Brands Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of BurgerFi International shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Dine Brands Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of BurgerFi International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Dine Brands Global and BurgerFi International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dine Brands Global 0 1 7 0 2.88
BurgerFi International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dine Brands Global presently has a consensus price target of $96.75, indicating a potential upside of 53.40%. BurgerFi International has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 159.94%. Given BurgerFi International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BurgerFi International is more favorable than Dine Brands Global.

Profitability

This table compares Dine Brands Global and BurgerFi International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dine Brands Global 10.53% -41.75% 5.66%
BurgerFi International -123.28% -11.47% -7.90%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dine Brands Global and BurgerFi International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dine Brands Global $896.17 million 1.18 $97.86 million $5.61 11.24
BurgerFi International $68.87 million 1.06 -$121.49 million ($7.36) -0.44

Dine Brands Global has higher revenue and earnings than BurgerFi International. BurgerFi International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dine Brands Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Dine Brands Global has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BurgerFi International has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dine Brands Global beats BurgerFi International on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dine Brands Global Company Profile (Get Rating)

Dine Brands Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, franchises, operates, and rents full-service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Applebee's Franchise Operations, International House of Pancakes (IHOP) Franchise Operations, Rental Operations, Financing Operations, and Company-Operated Restaurant Operations. The company owns and franchises two restaurant concepts, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar in the bar and grill segment of the casual dining category; and IHOP in the family dining category of the restaurant industry. Its Applebee's restaurants offer American fare with drinks and drafts; and IHOP restaurants provide full table services, and food and beverage offerings. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 1,611 Applebee's franchised restaurants, and 1,751 IHOP franchised and area licensed restaurants. It is also involved in the lease or sublease of 598 IHOP franchised restaurants and two Applebee's franchised restaurants; and the financing of franchise fees and equipment leases. the company was formerly known as DineEquity, Inc. and changed its name to Dine Brands Global, Inc. in February 2018. Dine Brands Global, Inc. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.

BurgerFi International Company Profile (Get Rating)

BurgerFi International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and frnachises fast-casual and premium-casual dining restaurants. Its restaurants offer burgers, hot dogs, crispy chicken, frozen custard, hand-cut fries, shakes, beer, wine, and others. As of December 31, 2021, it operated approximately 118 BurgerFi restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Opes Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to BurgerFi International, Inc. in December 2020. BurgerFi International, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in North Palm Beach, Florida.

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