Jamba Juice (JMBA) versus Greene King (GKNGY) Financial Contrast

Jamba Juice (NASDAQ: JMBA) and Greene King (OTCMKTS:GKNGY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Jamba Juice and Greene King, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jamba Juice 0 0 0 0 N/A
Greene King 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Greene King pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Jamba Juice does not pay a dividend. Greene King pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Jamba Juice has a beta of -0.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greene King has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jamba Juice and Greene King’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jamba Juice $79.62 million 1.81 -$22.43 million N/A N/A
Greene King $2.87 billion 0.79 $196.23 million $1.83 8.01

Greene King has higher revenue and earnings than Jamba Juice.

Profitability

This table compares Jamba Juice and Greene King’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jamba Juice -23.19% N/A -43.01%
Greene King N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.2% of Jamba Juice shares are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of Jamba Juice shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Greene King beats Jamba Juice on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jamba Juice Company Profile

Jamba, Inc., through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns, operates, and franchises Jamba Juice stores. Its restaurants provides specialty beverage blends and food products, such as whole fruit and vegetable smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, and juice blends, as well as various food items, including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads, baked goods, and snacks. As of January 3, 2017, it operated 66 company stores, as well as 773 franchisee-owned stores in the United States; and 70 franchised stores internationally under the Jamba brand. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.

Greene King Company Profile

Greene King plc operates as a pub retailer and brewer in the United Kingdom. The company operates through Pub Company, Pub Partners, and Brewing & Brands segments. Its retail brands and formats include Greene King Local Pubs, Hungry Horse, Flaming Grill, Farmhouse Inns, and Chef & Brewer. The company is also involved in brewing, marketing, and selling beer under the Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, and Belhaven Best brands. In addition, Greene King plc engages in the employment, financing, pension trustee, and property businesses. It operates 2,924 pubs, restaurants, and hotels across England, Wales, and Scotland, including 1,769 retail pubs, restaurants, and hotels, and 1,155 tenanted, leased, and franchised pubs. Greene King plc was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, the United Kingdom.

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