Financial Survey: Jamba (JMBA) versus Its Peers

Jamba (NASDAQ: JMBA) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Quick Service Restaurants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Jamba to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Jamba and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jamba N/A N/A N/A
Jamba Competitors 6.90% 12.59% 9.54%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Jamba and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jamba 0 1 0 0 2.00
Jamba Competitors 326 1458 1664 85 2.43

As a group, “Quick Service Restaurants” companies have a potential upside of 13.77%. Given Jamba’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jamba has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jamba and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jamba $81.90 million -$3.64 million -8.61
Jamba Competitors $3.06 billion $846.52 million 29.23

Jamba’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Jamba. Jamba is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.1% of Jamba shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.9% of Jamba shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “Quick Service Restaurants” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Jamba has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jamba’s peers have a beta of 0.53, indicating that their average share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Jamba peers beat Jamba on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Jamba

Jamba, Inc. is a restaurant retailer of specialty food and beverage offerings. The Company operates through retail segment. The Company’s offerings include whole fruit smoothies, squeezed juices and juice blends, Energy Bowls, and a range of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads, baked goods and snacks. The Company, through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, operates a lifestyle brand. The Company has a global business driven by a portfolio of franchised and company-owned Jamba Juice stores, and licensed JambaGO and Jamba Juice Express formats. The Company has approximately 890 Jamba Juice stores globally, consisting of over 70 company-owned and operated stores, all located in the United States (Company Stores), approximately 740 franchisee-owned and operated stores (Franchise Stores) in the United States, and over 70 Franchise Stores in international locations (International Stores), collectively the (Jamba System).

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