Head-To-Head Survey: Good Times Restaurants (GTIM) versus Compass Group (CMPGY)

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

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Good Times Restaurants and Compass Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Good Times Restaurants 0 0 1 0 3.00
Compass Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Good Times Restaurants currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 103.39%. Given Good Times Restaurants’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Good Times Restaurants is more favorable than Compass Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Good Times Restaurants and Compass Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Good Times Restaurants $79.08 million 0.47 -$2.25 million ($0.18) -16.39
Compass Group $29.25 billion 1.18 $1.47 billion N/A N/A

Compass Group has higher revenue and earnings than Good Times Restaurants.

Volatility & Risk

Good Times Restaurants has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Compass Group has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.7% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Compass Group shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Good Times Restaurants shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Good Times Restaurants and Compass Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Good Times Restaurants -2.59% -5.94% -4.16%
Compass Group N/A N/A N/A


Compass Group pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Good Times Restaurants does not pay a dividend.


Compass Group beats Good Times Restaurants on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Good Times Restaurants Company Profile

Good Times Restaurants Inc. operates and franchises Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard (Good Times) restaurants and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar concept (Bad Daddy’s). The Company operates through two segments: Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard restaurants, and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants. Good Times is a quick service restaurant concept. The menu of a Good Times restaurant includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, onion rings, soft drinks and frozen custard products. Its breakfast menu includes breakfast burritos, orange juice and coffee. Bad Daddy’s operates in the burger casual dining sector and is chef driven, full service, full bar concept. Its menu consists of burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Its bar focuses on local, craft microbrew beers and specialty cocktails. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Good Times Drive Thru, Inc., BD of Colorado, LLC, Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development, LLC and Bad Daddy’s International, LLC.

Compass Group Company Profile

Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure. The Company offers its services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. It provides breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also offers hospitality services. The Company offers a range of support services, including cleaning, building operations and maintenance, business and office services, logistics and transport, outdoor, project management and security. Its foodservice offerings under healthcare and seniors sector include patient feeding, retail food courts, hospitality catering, vending, retail shops and staff restaurants.

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