Head-To-Head Comparison: Granite City Food & Brewery (OTCMKTS:GCFB) vs. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (OTCMKTS:DFRG)

Granite City Food & Brewery (OTCMKTS:GCFB) and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.6% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.3% of Granite City Food & Brewery shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group shares are owned 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.

Risk and Volatility

Granite City Food & Brewery has a beta of -3.65, meaning that its stock price is 465% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Granite City Food & Brewery and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Granite City Food & Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.38%. Given Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is more favorable than Granite City Food & Brewery.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Granite City Food & Brewery $133.84 million 0.03 -$7.37 million N/A N/A
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group $378.22 million 0.71 -$76.30 million ($0.18) -44.28

Granite City Food & Brewery has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.

Profitability

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Granite City Food & Brewery N/A N/A N/A
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group -20.75% -3.98% -1.04%

About Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd. operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company's upscale casual dining restaurants include the Granite City Food & Brewery restaurant that offers various menu items and handcrafted beers, as well as other regional craft beers; and the Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill restaurant that offers American cuisine, including homemade meatloaf and pasta dishes. As of December 26, 2017, it operated 32 Granite City restaurants in 13 states; and 4 Cadillac Ranch restaurants in 4 states. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Concept Development Partners LLC.

About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. develops, owns, and operates restaurants in the United States. It owns and operates restaurants under the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco's Grille, Barcelona Wine Bar, and bartaco brand names. The company offers steaks, as well as other menu selections, such as chops, fresh seafood, tapas, street food, and wines and cocktails. As of November 6, 2018, it operated 69 restaurants in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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