Analyzing Granite City Food & Brewery (OTCMKTS:GCFB) and J Alexanders (OTCMKTS:JAX)

Granite City Food & Brewery (OTCMKTS:GCFB) and J Alexanders (NYSE:JAX) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Granite City Food & Brewery and J Alexanders, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Granite City Food & Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A
J Alexanders 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Granite City Food & Brewery has a beta of -3.71, suggesting that its share price is 471% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, J Alexanders has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and J Alexanders’ 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 N/A -$7.37 million N/A N/A
J Alexanders $242.26 million 0.68 $4.00 million $0.60 18.60

J Alexanders has higher revenue and earnings than Granite City Food & Brewery.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.1% of J Alexanders shares are held by institutional investors. 26.3% of Granite City Food & Brewery shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of J Alexanders shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Granite City Food & Brewery and J Alexanders’ 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
J Alexanders 2.55% 8.53% 5.49%

Summary

J Alexanders beats Granite City Food & Brewery on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 J Alexanders

J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates complementary upscale dining restaurants in the United States. It operates restaurants under various concepts, including J. Alexander's, Redlands Grill, Lyndhurst Grill, Overland Park Grill, and River Steakhouse and Grill. The company's restaurants offer American menu. As of April 29, 2019, it operated 46 restaurants in 16 states. J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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