RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ: RICK) and BT Brands (NASDAQ: BTBD) Financial Analysis

RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK – Get Rating) and BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.2% of RCI Hospitality shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 0.3% of BT Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of RCI Hospitality shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of RCI Hospitality and BT Brands.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
RCI Hospitality 15.16% 23.93% 11.41%
BT brands 6.19% 12.44% 6.88%

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of the current ratings and target prices for RCI Hospitality and BT Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
RCI Hospitality 0 0 1 0 3.00
BT brands 0 0 0 0 N / A

RCI Hospitality currently has a consensus price target of $110.00, indicating a potential upside of 105.30%. Given RCI Hospitality’s likely higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that RCI Hospitality is more favorable than BT Brands.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of RCI Hospitality and BT Brands.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
RCI Hospitality $195.26 million 2.55 $30.34 million $3.90 13.74
BT brands $8.45 million 1.70 $610,000.00 N / A N / A

RCI Hospitality has higher revenues and profits than BT Brands.


RCI Hospitality beats BT Brands on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RCI Hospitality

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RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the hospitality and related business in the United States. It operates in Nightclubs, Bombshells and Media Group segments. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries own and/or operate upscale adult nightclubs primarily serving business and professional travelers under Rick’s Cabaret, Jaguars Club, Tootsie’s Cabaret, XTC Cabaret, Club Onyx, Hoops Cabaret and Sports Bar, Scarlett’s Cabaret, Temptations Adult Cabaret, Foxy’s Cabaret, Vivid Cabaret, Downtown Cabaret, Cabaret East, The Seville, Silver City Cabaret and Kappa Men’s Club. Wholly-owned subsidiaries also operate restaurants and sports bars under the Bombshells Restaurant & Bar brand; and dance clubs under the Studio 80 brand. As of February 11, 2019, the company operated 46 units, including 39 nightclub units and 7 Bombshell units. In addition, it owns two national industry trade publications serving the adult nightclub industry and the adult retail product industry; a national industry convention and trade show; and two national industry awards, as well as about a dozen industry and social media websites. The company founded in 1983 as Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc., changed its name to RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. in August 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About BT brands

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BT Brands, Inc. owns and operates fast food restaurants in the North Central region of the United States. The company operates nine Burger Time restaurants located in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; and a Dairy Queen franchise in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Its Burger Time restaurants offer various burgers and other food items, such as chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes and soft drinks; and the Dairy Queen restaurant offers burgers, chicken, sides, ice cream and other desserts, as well as various beverages. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in West Fargo, North Dakota.

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