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How Has Cracker Barrel Performed Compared to Its Peers?

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Cracker Barrel compared to its peers

An analysis of United Natural Foods’ income statement in 4Q15 follows:

  • The net profit margins for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), Denny’s (DENN), DineEquity (DIN), Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN), and Jack in the Box (JACK) are 6.5%, 7.89%, 15.68%, 3.01%, and 7.89%, respectively.
  • The diluted EPS (earnings per share) for Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, DineEquity, Bloomin’ Brands, and Jack in the Box are $1.97, $0.11, $1.42, $0.27, and $0.77, respectively.

An analysis of Cracker Barrel’s valuation follows:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, DineEquity, Bloomin’ Brands, and Jack in the Box are 22.47x, 27.13x, 34.47x, 25.01x, and 27.71x, respectively.

According to the above findings, Cracker Barrel was outperformed by its peers based on the net profit margin and PE ratio. However, based on the diluted EPS, Cracker Barrel has outperformed its competitors.

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ETFs that invest in Cracker Barrel

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ETF (PSCD) invests 2.99% of its holdings in Cracker Barrel. It tracks a cap-weighted index of consumer staples stocks selected from the S&P SmallCap 600.

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (XSLV) invests 0.87% of its holdings in Cracker Barrel. XSLV tracks a volatility index of the 120 least volatile securities from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

The PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio (DWAQ) invests 0.76% of its holdings in Cracker Barrel. DWAQ tracks an index of NASDAQ-listed securities selected and weighted by price momentum.

Comparing ETFs that invest in Cracker Barrel

An analysis of Cracker Barrel’s price movement follows:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of Cracker Barrel, PSCD, XSLV, and DWAQ are 7.67%, -0.98%, -3.75%, and 8.53%, respectively.

An analysis of Cracker Barrel’s valuation follows:

  • The PE ratios of Cracker Barrel, PSCD, XSLV, and DWAQ are 22.47x, 26.06x, 22.74x, and 33.72x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of PSCD, XSLV, and DWAQ are 2.67x, 1.73x, and 6.05x, respectively.

The ETFs outperformed Cracker Barrel based on the PE ratio. However, based on price movement, Cracker Barrel outperformed its ETFs.

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