J. Alexander’s (JAX) & Its Rivals Head to Head Review

J. Alexander’s (NYSE: JAX) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare J. Alexander’s to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

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J. Alexander’s has a beta of -0.15, meaning that its share price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, J. Alexander’s’ competitors have a beta of 0.55, meaning that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares J. Alexander’s and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
J. Alexander’s 3.14% 7.10% 4.72%
J. Alexander’s Competitors 3.39% -3.65% 5.16%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares J. Alexander’s and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
J. Alexander’s $233.26 million $7.33 million 24.06
J. Alexander’s Competitors $1.91 billion $185.15 million 19.33

J. Alexander’s’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than J. Alexander’s. J. Alexander’s is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.1% of J. Alexander’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of J. Alexander’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “Eating places” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for J. Alexander’s and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
J. Alexander’s 0 0 0 0 N/A
J. Alexander’s Competitors 519 2648 2975 122 2.43

As a group, “Eating places” companies have a potential upside of 7.52%. Given J. Alexander’s’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe J. Alexander’s has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


J. Alexander’s competitors beat J. Alexander’s on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About J. Alexander’s

J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States. It operates four complementary upscale dining restaurant concepts, including J. Alexander's, Redlands Grill, Lyndhurst Grill, and Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill (Stoney River). The company's restaurants offer American menu. As of March 14, 2018, it operated 44 restaurants in 15 states. J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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