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International growth leads new unit openings

Pizza chain and franchise giant Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) revealed strong earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates on Thursday.

For the first quarter, the company reported a 24.9% increase in total revenue to $511.7 million that surpassed Refinitiv analysts' estimates of $471 million. Adjusted earnings per share jumped to 90 cents compared to 15 cents the year prior and smashed estimates of 56 cents per share.


"Papa John's started 2021 strongly, delivering our sixth straight quarter of industry outperformance and fourth of double-digit global sales growth. In addition, our unit growth

67 Views    Graham Griffin    2021-05-06 18:39

The stock of Papa John's International (NAS:PZZA, 30-year Financials) is estimated to be significantly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value

0 Views    GF Value    2021-04-07 08:12
Restaurants that could benefit from DoorDash's new equity financing

In light of DoorDash, a Palo Alto, California-based food-delivery company, raising $400 million in equity financing, five restaurants that have outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index by over 10% during the past six months are Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG), Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ), Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA), Wingstop Inc. (WING) and Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) according to the All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature of GuruFocus.

DoorDash boosts equity valuation to $16 billion as coronavirus continues trampling the globe

As Covid-19 cases around the globe exceed 8.5 million according to Johns Hopkins University statistics, DoorDash secured

521 Views    James Li    2020-06-19 21:35
As sit-in restaurants close, the orders are rushing to these businesses

Cities across the U.S. are ordering residents to shelter in place in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This has resulted in restaurants either closing altogether or shifting to takeout and delivery only.

While most restaurants have seen dramatic declines in sales despite offering takeout and delivery, there are two types of businesses in the food production chain that seem to be marking sales increases: popular delivery services and pizza restaurants. More people are taking advantage of independent delivery services in order to stay quarantined, and some pizza places with entrenched delivery

399 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-03-31 21:33
We have found that this commonality among businesses earns consistently high returns

“I remain amazed at the number of people who talk about investment and spend most or all of their time talking about asset allocation, regional allocation, sector weightings, economic forecasts, bonds vs equities, interest rates, currencies, risk controls... but never mention the need to invest in something good.”

– Terry Smith, Founder of Fundsmith

Our investable universe consists of a few dozen names that have consistently delivered a superior return on capital and that we believe will continue to do so in the future. There seem to be various approaches for different companies to achieve such a

440 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-31 16:07
High returns and promising growth potential with moderate risk

When it comes to the restaurant business, we would usually shake our heads. In our view, restaurants generally tend to be a no-moat, low-predictability businesses in an intensely competitive space. They typically find it challenging to gain a competitive advantage or even to really differentiate, as they face market pressure due to the low barrier of entry and have to deal with the discretionary nature of consumer tastes.

However, Michigan-based Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) has been generating superior returns in this space against all the odds. The company not only survived well but also thrived for the good of shareholders.


521 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-29 16:39
A turnaround opportunity at an attractive valuation

Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) is a gem with a turnaround opportunity at an attractive valuation. While it is a great franchise business with a strong brand name, it's reputation has been tarnished. This should pass, however, under the right managment. The company has a new CEO who is right for the job. The blue-sky scenario for the pizza chain is far beyond a short-term turnaround.


I first came across Papa John’s a year ago when I went through the “Manual of Ideas” created by GuruFocus. I browsed all small-cap stocks and picked just a handful of companies that

347 Views    New Moon    2019-11-21 23:13
The company's strategy could improve its market position

Having declined 4% in the last year, Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) offers good value for money based on its financial outlook.

The pizza delivery business is investing in a refreshed brand strategy, improving its differentiation through staff training and enhancing its competitive position via its increasing use of new technology.


Refreshed brand strategy

Papa John’s is currently testing a range of value menu items that could provide a wider range of price points for consumers. It is seeking to combine its premium specialty pizzas alongside lower price points in order to increase the size

56 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2019-10-10 15:23
Pizza chain slashes long-term sales forecasts

Shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) declined before the opening bell on Tuesday after reporting disappointing third-quarter results and lowering its long-term sales outlook.

While net income of $86.4 million was up from $84.1 million a year ago, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based pizza chain’s earnings of $2.05 per share were just shy of Refinitiv’s estimates of $2.07. Revenue grew 4.4% from the prior-year quarter, but fell short of expectations of $823.9 million.


U.S. same-store sales grew 2.4%, which was below analysts’ projections of a 2.8% increase. International same-store sales were up 1.7%, but

124 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-10-08 15:43
Insiders add to holdings of ADMA Biologics, dump shares of Evolus

The GuruFocus All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to “$200,000+,” the duration to “May 2019” and All Insider Sales to “$200,000+.”

According to these filters, the following are trades from company insiders this week.

Perceptive Life Sciences Master, 10% owner of ADMA Biologics Inc. (ADMA), bought 4 million shares for an average price of $4 per share on May 21.


The biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $276.43 million and an enterprise value of $315.66

136 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-05-24 18:11
The company's turnaround strategy could be successful

Having declined 20% in the last year, Papa John’s (PZZA) stock could post a successful recovery.

The takeout pizza company is forecast to record improved profitability in the next fiscal year, with investment in technology and a refreshed marketing program expected to enhance its competitive position. The business is also seeking to become more efficient in order to offset increasing labor costs, while a revised loyalty program and investment in its employees could lead to an improved customer experience.

The stock has underperformed the S&P 500 by 29% in the last year, poising it for outperformance.


110 Views    Robert Stephens, CFA    2019-04-09 17:03
Tupperware Brands Corp, Signet Jewelers Ltd., Papa John's International Inc. and GameStop Corp. have declined to their three-year lows

Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG), Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA), and GameStop Corp. (GME) have declined to their three-year lows.

Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP) declined to $26.69

The prices of Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP) shares have declined to $26.69 on Feb. 1, which is only 1.5% above the three-year low of $26.28.

Tupperware Brands Corp. is an American international household goods and direct selling company. The company mostly focuses on food storage, kitchen preparation, cookware, and cutlery goods. Besides its trademark Tupperware brand, the company also owns the brands Avroy Shlain, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics and Nuvo.

131 Views    Shuda Xia    2019-02-03 00:51
The stock has given positive returns in 2018 despite a slowdown and is consistently delivering good results after some solid cost management and menu innovation initiatives by the management

The casual dining sector in the U.S. has not had a pleasant 2018 as most stocks received downgrades and witnessed selloffs due to reduced same-store sales, poor traffic growth and overhead affecting margins. One of the few stocks that managed to deliver positive returns in 2018 and that is expected to keep going strong for 2019 despite its recent fall is BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI).

The year 2018 brought some ups and downs for BJ’s Restaurants, but the stock ended up giving positive returns to investors who entered at the beginning of the year. After touching a

26 Views    Ishan Majumdar    2019-01-16 14:33
NIC Inc., Marten Transport top the list

Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period.

The earnings per share of NIC Inc. (EGOV) have grown 15% annually over the last five years.


According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 20% margin of safety at $16.65 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 5.73. The stock price has been as high as $18.90 and as low

416 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-09-05 18:45
Not if the company can find a new papa to help shareholders

For the six people who don’t know the company, Papa John’s International (PZZA) runs the third largest take-out and pizza delivery chain in the U.S., and has built it by giving away franchises and taking a 5% chunk of the sales.

Back in May, the founder and chairman of the board John Schnatter made a racist comment on a conference call that was made public last month. After Schnatter confirmed the incident and resigned as chairman, the company went into full blown kill-the-king mode, fighting to get “Papa John” off the marketing materials. Since then, the stock is down 20%,

69 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-08-10 15:08
The firm opened positions in three stocks with attractive price-earnings ratios in recent quarters

Founded by legendary investor Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio), Tiger Management's $780 million portfolio of 96 stocks included three undervalued equities of companies that pack double-digit discounts, GuruFocus estimates showed.

The firm’s holdings in companies that have been identified as undervalued by GuruFocus are fairly recent. Each pick has a price-earnings ratio that is attractive to value investors. At least one pick has an industry-leading dividend of more than 7%.

One of Tiger's most lucrative holdings, which is selling at a discount of 31%, is that of the pizza delivery and carryout franchise Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA)

209 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-08-03 18:51
Company promotes Steve Ritchie to fill the role

Pizza chain Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) announced Dec. 21 its founder, John Schnatter, is stepping down as CEO, but will remain on the board as chairman.

While the reason for his departure was not disclosed, it follows controversial comments he made last month criticizing the National Football League’s response to players protesting the national anthem. A prominent NFL sponsor, he said the league’s handling of the situation led to subpar third-quarter sales, which impacted the company’s full-year revenue guidance.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company’s stock was down more than 3% on Friday morning following the announcement.

Schnatter is being succeeded

104 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2017-12-22 16:01
Papa John, Time Warner among guru's investments

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC. In both the second and third quarters, the firm invested in the following stocks:

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)

In the second quarter, the guru raised his stake by 28% and in the third quarter added another 18.75%. The fashion specialty retailer has a market cap of $6.66 billion and an enterprise value of $8.73 billion.


John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder with 0.72% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades,

268 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-11-21 17:57
A be-greedy-when-others-are-fearful situation
488 Views    Jonathan Poland    2017-09-12 18:50
PayPal has gone all out to woo its customers with convenient remittance and payment options

PayPal’s (PYPL) growth in the financial services industry has been stunning for the past several years as it keeps expanding its revenues in an industry that has long been dominated by Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA).

Visa’s above-50% operating margin is a clear testimony to the kind of control it has and position it is in, but PayPal, riding high on technology, carved out its own market and managed to match Visa’s growth trajectory in the last five years, adding nearly $5 billion to the top line.

Apart from just growing revenues, there is one metric that shows how

179 Views    Sangara Narayanan    2017-07-13 22:26

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