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How Does Jack in the Box Compare to Its Peers?

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Jack in the Box and its peers

In this article, we’ll compare Jack in the Box with its peers.

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Jack in the Box (JACK), Yum! Brands (YUM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Wendy’s (WEN), and Sonic (SONC) are 25.5x, 33.5x, 34.8x, 41.4x, and 22.5x, respectively, as of November 17, 2015.

  • The PS (price-to-sales) ratios of Jack in the Box, Yum! Brands, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy’s, and Sonic are 1.7x, 2.3x, 4.0x, 1.4x, and 2.2x, respectively.

Jack in the Box’s peers have outperformed the company based on PE and PS.

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ETFs that invest in Jack in the Box

The PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment ETF (PEJ) invests 2.3% of its holdings in Jack in the Box. The ETF tracks a multifactor, tiered equal-weighted index of US entertainment and leisure industry stocks.

The Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (RFG) invests 0.67% of its holdings in Jack in the Box. The ETF tracks a factor-weighted index of the S&P 400 companies exhibiting the strongest growth factors.

The iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF (JKK) invests 0.62% of its holdings in Jack in the Box. The ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US small-cap growth stocks. The index selects from the 70% to 90% segment of the market cap based on five factors.

Jack in the Box compared to its ETFs

Now let’s compare Jack in the Box with the ETFs that invest in it.

  • The year-to-date price movements of Jack in the Box, PEJ, RFG, and JKK are -11.7%, 4.1%, 4.1%, and 0.23%, respectively.
  • The PE ratios of Jack in the Box, PEJ, RFG, and JKK are 25.5x, 17.7x, 22.6x, and 51.2x, respectively.

According to the above figures, the ETFs are ahead of Jack in the Box based on price movement. However, Jack in the Box has outperformed most of its ETFs based on PE.

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