Comparing Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain (NYSE:CCSC) and Its Peers

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain (NYSE: CCSC) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain 0 0 0 0 N/A
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors 258 1415 1719 81 2.47

As a group, “Quick Service Restaurants” companies have a potential upside of 11.83%. Given Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s rivals have a beta of 0.55, suggesting that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain 3.68% 5.63% 4.72%
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors 6.48% 13.59% 9.17%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain N/A N/A 32.31
Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain Competitors $3.20 billion $441.82 million 446.52

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain. Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain rivals beat Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Country Syl Ckng Restaurant Chain

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (CSC Cayman) is a quick service restaurant chain in China. The Company is engaged in serving Sichuan-style fast food over the counter in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s restaurant chain has approximately 337 restaurants, including around 177 restaurants in Chongqing municipality and around 103 restaurants in Sichuan province. CSC Cayman’s staples include entrees, such as spicy sauteed pork, Taiwanese-style braised pork over rice, honey-roasted spicy chicken wings, mushroom chicken, shredded pepper steak, shredded quick-fried ginger duck and kung pao chicken, along with a range of appetizers, desserts and beverages. Each entree on its menu is prepared with pre-mixed sauce packages delivered from the Company’s central facility in Chongqing. Approximately 260 of the Company’s restaurants are operated under its CSC brand and around 74 of the restaurants were operated under its Mr. Rice brand.

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