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Stocks to take a bite out of on optimism that coronavirus outbreak is nearing its peak

In light of McDonald’s Inc. (MCD) reporting weak comparable sales results in March and optimism regarding the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak, three restaurant stocks with good business predictability and high dividend yields are Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (CBRL) and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (PLAY).

Fast-food chain McDonald’s updates preliminary results for March

McDonald’s, a popular fast-food restaurant chain known for products like the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets, said on Wednesday that comparable sales declined 22% during March as the coronavirus outbreak “significantly disrupted” the company’s business according to an

644 Views    James Li    2020-04-08 21:20
Companies are being forced to cut back on shareholder distributions, but this could be a blessing in disguise

Since 1980, share buybacks have grown exponentially and an increasing number of American companies have shown a preference for repurchasing shares over distributing wealth through dividends. While both are valid avenues for rewarding investors, buybacks provide the added benefit of reducing the outstanding share count of a company, leading to an increase in earnings per share even if net income remains the same.

Source: Harvard Business Review

The billions of dollars pumped by listed companies played an important role in pushing stock prices to record highs as well. The party, however, has come to an abrupt

364 Views    Dilantha De Silva    2020-04-06 19:48
Dave & Buster's Entertainment rises on quarterly earnings

U.S. stocks were in the red on Friday on the back of a disappointing jobs report for March, with payrolls down by 701,000 and the unemployment rate up 4.4% versus the 3.8% expected and 3.5% in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.69% to 21,052, the S&P 500 Index declined 1.51% to 2,488, and the Nasdaq Composite Index swelled 1.53% to 7,373.

Non-index stocks have also posted gains and losses recently. Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) rose more than 1% on

40 Views    Omar Venerio    2020-04-03 20:51
The activist investor has been adding to his hotel holdings

Activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio) has never been afraid to speak his mind, and yesterday was no different. He appeared on CNBC to discuss what he thinks the government needs to do to combat the current health crisis, voicing some strong opinions about the hospitality sector.

Time to buy a bargain?

Ackman believes an extended "spring break" for all Americans, apart from providers of essential services, is what is needed to get the crisis over with. He also thinks the federal government should pay wages during the shutdown. There are some sectors

435 Views    Stepan Lavrouk    2020-03-19 20:11
The company’s valuation does not seem to reflect its growth prospects

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) has recovery potential following its 54% decline over the past year.

The restaurant and entertainment business is investing in its mobile app, seeking to reduce costs and is expanding its number of locations.

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Mobile app

The company launched its new mobile app in the third quarter of 2019. The app enables Dave & Buster's to communicate more effectively with its customers through text messages, which could encourage them to visit its restaurants more frequently.

The new app contributed to an increase in its number of loyalty members in the

136 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2020-03-10 19:48
They are set to beat the S&P 500

Over the past 5 years through Nov. 8, the S&P 500 rose by 49.51% to Friday’s closing share price of $ 3,093.08. The main catalyst was a 47% growth (about 9.4% average increase per year) in the earnings per share (not inflation-adjusted) of the benchmark for US markets.

Past performance is not a guarantee for future results, but stocks that have outperformed the S&P 500 in terms of higher earnings per share growth have many possibilities to keep on increasing earnings, which will push share prices higher.

Thus, investors may be interested in the following stocks that have reported more

73 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2019-11-11 17:28
Dave & Buster's Entertainment declines after reporting earnings

U.S. stocks were in the green on Wednesday after China announced it will be suspending additional tariffs on some U.S. products. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.50% to 27,045, the S&P 500 Index rose 0.49% to 2,993 and the Nasdaq Composite Index swelled 0.81% to 8,149.

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) fell more than 5% after announcing second-quarter results. The company posted earnings of 90 cents per share on revenue of $344.59 million. The company beat earnings estimates by 6 cents,

36 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-09-11 19:32
Revenue increases in line with projections, while earnings rise beating expectations

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) plummeted 14.23% to $37.50 in after-hours trading on Tuesday following the release of financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended on Aug. 4.

The market wasn’t pleased with the 1.8% drop in same-store sales due to a 2% decline in Dave & Buster's recorded walk-in sales. In contrast, special events sales rose 0.1%, but it was not enough to offset the decline.

The Dallas-based American restaurant and entertainment company also posted GAAP earnings per share of 90 cents, up 7.1% year-over-year, beating consensus estimates by 6 cents.

59 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2019-09-11 15:59
The company’s strategy is set to stimulate a successful turnaround

Dave & Buster’s (PLAY) store expansion program could significantly increase its profitability over the long run. The restaurant and video arcade business is aiming to expand into new markets, while also improving its customer experience through investment in its food and beverage offering.

Although the company faces an uncertain operating environment, its forecast for earnings growth and valuation suggest that it has recovery potential after its 14% stock price decline in the last year.

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Food and beverages

Dave & Buster’s improving food and beverage offering could enhance the company’s competitive position. It has cut the

108 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2019-07-25 15:47
Dave & Buster's plummets on weak results

U.S. stocks were in negative territory on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.23% to 25,983, the S&P 500 index declined 0.29% to 2,877 and the Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 0.48% to 7,785.

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) tumbled more than 22% on Wednesday after the company announced first-quarter results on Tuesday. Revenue grew 9.4% from the prior-year quarter to $363.58 million, falling $8.14 million short of expectations. Earnings of $1.13 per share also fell 1 cent short of analysts' estimates.

“We delivered robust revenue and

51 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-06-12 20:31
The company’s growth plan may generate improving returns

An increasingly innovative strategy could catalyze Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc.'s (PLAY) stock performance. The company is introducing a range of virtual reality content, which is set to entice customers to return, and is relaunching its menu, aiming to provide a simpler offering that includes greater product diversity.

Investing in new technology such as a workforce management system could improve the customer experience. In addition, increased spending on digital media may enhance its return on investment.

Although comparable sales declined last quarter, an ambitious store expansion program is set to catalyze its sales growth. Having recorded a 3% decline in

183 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2019-01-23 20:28
Dave & Buster's falls on financial results

U.S. stocks were in positive territory on Wednesday morning on positive sentiments from the China-U.S. trade talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 400 points to 24,799, the S&P 500 index gained 1.74% to 2,682, and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 2.20% to 7,186.

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) fell 7% on Wednesday after the company posted third-quarter earnings of 30 cents per share on $282.14 million in revenue, reflecting 12.9% year-over-year growth. The company beat earnings expectations by 6 cents and revenues expectations by $4.66 million.

By segment, Food and Beverage revenues rose 10.3%

9 Views    Omar Venerio    2018-12-12 20:27
Delta Air Lines, Aaron have margin of safety

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224 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-10-19 16:55
Sears, Dave & Buster's and Champions Oncology rise on financial results

Shares of Sears Holdings Corp, (SHLD) jumped more than 3% on Friday after reporting a second-quarter loss of $4.68 per share on $3.18 billion in revenue on Thursday, reflecting a 25.7% year-over-year decline. The company beat revenue expectations by $270 million.

The retailer attributed the decline in revenue to store closures. Total comparable store sales fell 3.9% during the quarter, while same-store sales at Kmart declined 3.7% and Sears saw same-stors store sales drop 4%.

“We continue to close unprofitable stores, and we are hopeful that we can stabilize our store base at

25 Views    Omar Venerio    2018-09-14 21:17
Proprietary platform will launch sometime mid-year. Shares soar more than 16%

Analysts who lined up for the earnings call this week for a peek into the financial health of Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s (PLAY) had a single focus.

The burning question: When is the company unveiling a virtual reality platform?

The answer: Mid-year.

While no specific date was given, everyone on the call appeared to be ready for something new and exciting. At least that is the hope of executives at Dave & Buster’s, who affirmed they are ironing out the details of a proprietary virtual reality platform with a “studio partner based on a Hollywood film franchise” but could not

85 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-06-12 20:00
Dave & Buster's jumps on strong earnings

The U.S. stock market advanced on Tuesday, with investors looking at the start of Federal Reserve's meeting.

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) jumped on Tuesday after the company posted first-quarter earnings per share of $1.04 on revenue of $332.19 million, which grew 9.2% from the prior-year period. The company beat revenue expectations by $10.14 million and earnings estimates by 11 cents.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization decreased 2.3% to $86.1 million from $88.2 million in the comparable quarter of 2017, while adjusted EBITDA increased 0.4% to $95.9 million from $95.6 million. As a percentage of

15 Views    Omar Venerio    2018-06-12 18:35
Guru's largest sales of the 1st quarter

Legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks in the first quarter.

The guru exited his Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK) stake, impacting the portfolio by -4.38%.

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The e-commerce company has a market cap of $1.11 billion and an enterprise value of $963.42 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. Its return on equity of -88.75% and return on assets of -35.05% are underperforming 83% of companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10.

109 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-05-22 18:58
Dave & Buster's and Quest Resource fall on financial results

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) fell more than 5% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported its financial results for the fourth quarter. The company posted adjusted earnings per share of 61 cents on revenue of $304.9 million, which was 12.9% higher than the figure reported a year earlier. Moreover, the company managed to beat earnings expectations by 1 cent. Revenue, however, fell short of estimates by $580,000.

Same-store sales fell 5.9%. Food and beverage sales declined 7.8% and amusements and other sales decreased 4.2%

Our primary growth vehicle and the biggest

28 Views    Omar Venerio    2018-04-03 20:59
The largest Insider Buys this week were for Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE), Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) and Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY)

The largest Insider Buys this week were for Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE), Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) and Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY).

Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM): Director Susan Wojcicki bought 6,000 shares

Director Susan Wojcicki bought 6,000 shares of CRM stock on Jan. 9 at the average price of $109.14. The price of the stock has increased by 1.01% since.

Salesforce.com Inc. is an American cloud computing company. Although most of its revenue comes from a customer relationship management product, the company also capitalizes on commercial applications of social networking through acquisition. The company has

228 Views    Shuda Xia    2018-01-14 16:37
Earnings, acquisition news impact Dave & Buster's, AeroVironment, DaVita

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. (PLAY) traded higher on Wednesday after the company reported financial results for the third quarter on Thursday evening.

The company posted earnings per share of 27 cents per share on revenue of $249.98 million, beating earnings expectations by three cents and revenue estimates by $5.77 million.

During the quarter, stores in Texas and Florida were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, remaining closed for several days. Further, the company postponed opening a location in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria.

The hurricanes had a negative impact of 50 basis points on comparable store

91 Views    Omar Venerio    2017-12-06 20:29

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