Head-to-head analysis: BT Brands (NASDAQ: BTBD) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA)

BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD – Get Rating) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of BT Brands and Papa John’s International.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
BT brands $8.45 million 1.75 $610,000.00 N / A N / A
Papa John’s International $2.07 billion 1.35 $120.02 million ($0.55) -141.58

Papa John’s International has higher revenues and profits than BT Brands.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of BT Brands and Papa John’s International.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
BT brands 6.19% 12.44% 6.88%
Papa John’s International 4.60% -75.29% 14.26%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of BT Brands shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 98.5% of Papa John’s International shares are held by institutional investors. 8.9% of Papa John’s International stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings from BT Brands and Papa John’s International, provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
BT brands 0 0 0 0 N / A
Papa John’s International 0 3 11 0 2.79

Papa John’s International has a consensus price target of $132.71, suggesting a potential upside of 70.43%. Given Papa John’s International’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Papa John’s International is more favorable than BT Brands.


Papa John’s International beats BT Brands on 7 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

BT Brands Company Profile (Get a rating)

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.

Papa John’s International Company Profile (Get a rating)

Papa John's International logoPapa John’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and delivery restaurants under the Papa John’s brand in the United States and around the world. It operates through four segments: National Company-Owned Restaurants, North American Commissioners, North American Franchising and International Operations. The company also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants under the Papa John’s brand internationally. As of December 26, 2021, it operated 5,650 Papa John’s restaurants, including 600 company-owned restaurants and 5,050 franchise restaurants in 50 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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