Contrasting Yum China (YUMC) and Good Times Restaurants (GTIM)

Contrasting Yum China (YUMC) and Good Times Restaurants (GTIM)

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) and Good Times Restaurants (NASDAQ:GTIM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Yum China and Good Times Restaurants’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility and Risk

Yum China has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Good Times Restaurants has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Yum China and Good Times Restaurants, as provided by MarketBeat.

Yum China currently has a consensus price target of $45.53, indicating a potential upside of 36.04%. Good Times Restaurants has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 55.21%. Given Good Times Restaurants’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Good Times Restaurants is more favorable than Yum China.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Yum China shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.8% of Good Times Restaurants shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Yum China shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Good Times Restaurants shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Yum China pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Good Times Restaurants does not pay a dividend. Yum China pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yum China and Good Times Restaurants’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Yum China has higher revenue and earnings than Good Times Restaurants. Good Times Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yum China, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Yum China beats Good Times Restaurants on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yum China

Yum China Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates in two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, East Dawning, and Little Sheep brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, Chinese food, and Mexican-style food categories. The company also provides online food delivery services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated approximately 5,400 KFC restaurants; 2,100 Pizza Hut restaurants; 280 Little Sheep units; 10 East Dawning restaurants; and 3 Taco Bell restaurants. Yum China Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About Good Times Restaurants

Good Times Restaurants Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in restaurant business in the United States. It operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional chain of quick service restaurants; and owns, operates, franchises, and licenses Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a full service, upscale ?small box' restaurant concept. As of June 8, 2018, it operated and franchised a total of 36 restaurants under the Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard name; and 29 Bad Daddy's Burger Bar restaurants. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Lakewood, Colorado.

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