Kona Grill Inc. (KONA) and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Comparing side by side

Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA) and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) have been rivals in the Restaurants for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kona Grill Inc. 164.29M 0.08 20.98M -1.94 0.00
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. 1.32B 4.33 229.91M 2.64 27.19

Table 1 highlights Kona Grill Inc. and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kona Grill Inc. -12.77% -429.8% -24.5%
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. 17.42% -55.8% 10.8%

Volatility and Risk

A 0.19 beta indicates that Kona Grill Inc. is 81.00% less volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s 0.32 beta is the reason why it is 68.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


0.5 and 0.4 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Kona Grill Inc. Its rival Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.7 and 1.7 respectively. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Kona Grill Inc.


Meanhile, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s yearly dividend is $1.39 per share and 2.06% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Kona Grill Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for Kona Grill Inc. and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kona Grill Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. 0 6 5 2.45

On the other hand, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s potential upside is 10.92% and its average price target is $76.8.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 23.3% of Kona Grill Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 98.7% of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held 40.48% of Kona Grill Inc. shares. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 0.4% of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Kona Grill Inc. 6.67% -23.69% -36% -39.62% -20% -8.57%
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. -2.91% -2.54% -5.84% 7.11% 18.56% 11.45%

For the past year Kona Grill Inc. has -8.57% weaker performance while Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has 11.45% stronger performance.


Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. beats on 13 of the 13 factors Kona Grill Inc.

Kona Grill, Inc. owns and operates upscale casual restaurants under the Kona Grill brand name. As of August 15, 2017, it owned and operated 46 restaurants in 23 states of the United States and Puerto Rico; and 1 franchise restaurant in Monterrey, Mexico. Kona Grill, Inc. is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

DunkinÂ’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and licenses quick service restaurants under the DunkinÂ’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands worldwide. The company operates through four segments: DunkinÂ’ Donuts U.S., DunkinÂ’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, baked goods, donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, malts, floats, and cakes. As of December 31, 2016, it had 12,258 DunkinÂ’ Donuts points of distribution and 7,822 Baskin-Robbins points of distribution. The company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.