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Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares (PLAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dave-and-Busters Entertainment employs 15,908 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$666.8 million.
|52-week range||USD$4.605 - USD$43|
|50-day moving average||USD$36.7371|
|200-day moving average||USD$24.8165|
|Wall St. target price||USD$32.2|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.16 (0.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.434|
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Valuing Dave-and-Busters Entertainment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.48. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$54.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$666.8 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$369 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||-70.56%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 7.7 million Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares held short by investors – that's known as Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's "short interest". This figure is 8% down from 8.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares can be evaluated.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's SIR currently stands at 4.19. In other words for every 100,000 Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4190 shares are currently held short.
However Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.1982% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shares, roughly 198 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Dave-and-Busters Entertainment.
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Dividend payout ratio: 106.82% of net profits
Recently Dave-and-Busters Entertainment has paid out, on average, around 106.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dave-and-Busters Entertainment shareholders could enjoy a 6.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's most recent dividend payout was on 10 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.605 up to $43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's is 2.032. This would suggest that Dave-and-Busters Entertainment's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families in North America. Its venues offer a menu of entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events. The company operates its venues under the Dave & Buster's name. As of February 2, 2020, it owned and operated 136 stores located in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and one Canadian Province. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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