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Dave & Buster's Entertainment

Nasdaq:PLAY
Snowflake Description

Proven track record with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
PLAY
Nasdaq
$2B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. The last earnings update was 99 days ago. More info.


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PLAY Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.2%
NasdaqGS:PLAY
1.6%
US Hospitality
1.6%
US Market
1 Year Returns
10.3%
NasdaqGS:PLAY
-8.5%
US Hospitality
3.2%
US Market
PLAY Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) 0.2% -3.2% 6.8% 10.3% 24.2% -
US Hospitality 1.6% 0.4% 13.3% -8.5% 34.9% 15%
US Market 1.6% 2.1% 12.8% 3.2% 38.6% 43.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • PLAY outperformed the Hospitality industry which returned -8.5% over the past year.
  • PLAY outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
PLAY
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

PLAY Value

 Is Dave & Buster's Entertainment undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Dave & Buster's Entertainment to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

NasdaqGS:PLAY Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:PLAY
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Hospitality Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.96
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.965 (1 + (1- 21%) (20.88%))
1.083
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.08
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.083 * 5.96%)
9.18%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:PLAY using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Dave & Buster's Entertainment is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:PLAY DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.18%)
2019 64.30 Analyst x3 58.89
2020 71.20 Analyst x3 59.72
2021 54.00 Analyst x1 41.49
2022 50.90 Est @ -5.74% 35.82
2023 49.27 Est @ -3.2% 31.75
2024 48.57 Est @ -1.42% 28.67
2025 48.49 Est @ -0.17% 26.21
2026 48.83 Est @ 0.7% 24.17
2027 49.46 Est @ 1.31% 22.43
2028 50.32 Est @ 1.73% 20.90
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $350.06
NasdaqGS:PLAY DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $50.32 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.18% – 2.73%)
$800.88
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $800.88 ÷ (1 + 9.18%)10
$332.62
NasdaqGS:PLAY Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $350.06 + $332.62
$682.68
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $682.68 / 38.64
$17.67
NasdaqGS:PLAY Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $17.67
Current discount Discount to share price of $47.48
= -1 x ($47.48 - $17.67) / $17.67
-168.8%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Dave & Buster's Entertainment is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-11-04) in USD $3.12
NasdaqGS:PLAY Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-19) in USD $47.48
United States of America Hospitality Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 73 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 21.13x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,056 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.77x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

NasdaqGS:PLAY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:PLAY Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 47.48 ÷ 3.12

15.24x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment is good value based on earnings compared to the US Hospitality industry average.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Dave & Buster's Entertainment's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 15.24x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts
6.3%per year
United States of America Hospitality Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 52 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 1.44x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,107 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.49x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:PLAY PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 15.24x ÷ 6.3%

2.4x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Dave & Buster's Entertainment's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-11-04) in USD $10.96
NasdaqGS:PLAY Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-19) in USD $47.48
United States of America Hospitality Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 108 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 2.13x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,154 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.89x
NasdaqGS:PLAY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:PLAY Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 47.48 ÷ 10.96

4.33x

* Primary Listing of Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Hospitality industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY Future Performance

 How is Dave & Buster's Entertainment expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
6.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Dave & Buster's Entertainment expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 11 Analysts 6.3%
NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 11 Analysts 9.7%
United States of America Hospitality Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.1%
United States of America Hospitality Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-01-31 1,525 323 131 6
2020-01-31 1,379 294 118 11
2019-01-31 1,259 271 113 9
NasdaqGS:PLAY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-11-04 1,238 301 123
2018-08-05 1,206 291 124
2018-05-06 1,168 268 120
2018-02-04 1,140 265 121
2017-10-29 1,105 258 113
2017-07-30 1,084 268 111
2017-04-30 1,047 250 102
2017-01-29 1,005 231 91
2016-10-30 969 240 86
2016-07-31 933 223 80
2016-05-01 906 212 71
2016-01-31 867 187 60

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings are expected to grow by 6.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's revenue is expected to grow by 9.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Dave & Buster's Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-01-31 3.49 3.77 3.26 6.00
2020-01-31 3.02 3.19 2.89 11.00
2019-01-31 2.82 2.85 2.78 9.00
NasdaqGS:PLAY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-11-04 3.12
2018-08-05 3.08
2018-05-06 2.96
2018-02-04 2.93
2017-10-29 2.70
2017-07-30 2.65
2017-04-30 2.44
2017-01-29 2.16
2016-10-30 2.07
2016-07-31 1.93
2016-05-01 1.72
2016-01-31 1.46

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY Past Performance

  How has Dave & Buster's Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Dave & Buster's Entertainment's growth in the last year to its industry (Hospitality).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (9.1% vs 47%)
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Hospitality industry average in the past year (9.1% vs 11.8%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Dave & Buster's Entertainment's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Dave & Buster's Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:PLAY Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-11-04 1,238.43 123.43 86.10
2018-08-05 1,206.27 123.73 85.35
2018-05-06 1,167.83 120.30 84.02
2018-02-04 1,139.79 120.95 80.76
2017-10-29 1,105.06 112.68 76.62
2017-07-30 1,083.74 111.27 75.63
2017-04-30 1,047.32 102.43 73.39
2017-01-29 1,005.16 90.80 69.89
2016-10-30 969.19 86.38 68.94
2016-07-31 933.29 80.18 65.92
2016-05-01 906.29 71.24 65.49
2016-01-31 866.98 59.62 65.16
2015-11-01 839.84 51.33 61.41
2015-08-02 810.56 42.17 61.42
2015-05-03 774.60 15.72 56.78
2015-02-01 746.75 7.64 54.08
2014-11-02 711.05 -2.15 50.80
2014-08-03 689.91 -7.70 47.08
2014-05-04 669.46 9.90 46.01
2014-02-02 635.58 2.17 43.48
2013-08-04 618.53 8.98 45.61
2013-05-04 605.53 3.65 44.63
2013-02-03 608.07 8.78 43.42
2012-07-29 575.69 0.29 37.53
2012-04-29 556.42 -3.31 38.18

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment used its assets more efficiently than the US Hospitality industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Hospitality industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY Health

 How is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Dave & Buster's Entertainment's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Dave & Buster's Entertainment's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Dave & Buster's Entertainment Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

NasdaqGS:PLAY Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-11-04 425.31 383.16 19.72
2018-08-05 440.93 361.86 22.40
2018-05-06 438.21 354.55 16.91
2018-02-04 421.65 366.25 18.80
2017-10-29 425.55 314.94 15.26
2017-07-30 422.34 301.48 20.60
2017-04-30 454.42 244.31 19.95
2017-01-29 439.45 264.13 20.08
2016-10-30 419.37 277.95 14.72
2016-07-31 410.04 289.77 23.25
2016-05-01 381.27 299.60 28.12
2016-01-31 346.34 337.42 25.50
2015-11-01 320.44 355.13 19.33
2015-08-02 308.65 361.00 23.72
2015-05-03 283.16 429.07 90.08
2015-02-01 258.70 429.02 70.88
2014-11-02 244.12 428.98 58.95
2014-08-03 148.60 528.68 65.35
2014-05-04 150.45 485.68 38.08
2014-02-02 150.45 485.68 38.08
2013-08-04
2013-05-04 147.41 471.05 36.12
2013-02-03 147.41 471.05 36.12
2012-07-29 145.27 464.76 54.73
2012-04-29 146.75 461.63 58.86
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's level of debt (90.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (321.8% vs 90.1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (78.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 13.2x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY Dividends

 What is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.26%
Current annual income from Dave & Buster's Entertainment dividends. Estimated to be 1.31% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Dave & Buster's Entertainment shares you are expected to receive $25 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.63%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Dave & Buster's Entertainment on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:PLAY Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 11 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Hospitality Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 46 Stocks 2.7%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:PLAY Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-01-31 0.65 2.00
2020-01-31 0.61 5.00
2019-01-31 0.30 5.00
NasdaqGS:PLAY Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-11 0.600 1.261
2018-12-14 0.600 1.241
2018-09-14 0.600 1.017

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • It is too early to tell whether Dave & Buster's Entertainment has stable dividend payments.
  • Dave & Buster's Entertainment only just started paying a dividend, it is too early to tell if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Dave & Buster's Entertainment's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are thoroughly covered by earnings (20.8x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (5.3x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Dave & Buster's Entertainment afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY Management

 What is the CEO of Dave & Buster's Entertainment's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Brian Jenkins
COMPENSATION $2,181,758
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 0.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Brian A. Jenkins serves as Chief Executive Officer at Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. since August 05, 2018 and its Director since September 13, 2018. Mr. Jenkins was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. from December 2006 until August 05, 2018. He held various positions at Six Flags, included Senior Vice President of Finance from 1996 to 2006 and served as its Vice President of Finance from April 1998 to April 2000. Mr. Jenkins serves as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, and Senior Vice President Dave & Buster's Holdings, Inc. He served in various financial positions with FoxMeyer Health Corporation from 1990 to 1996, included Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Planning. He has twenty two years of Food & Beverage experience and twenty two years of Entertainment experience. Mr. Jenkins is the sole member of the Jenkins GenPar. He holds M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and B.S. in Commerce, Finance/MIS from University of Virginia.

CEO Compensation
  • Brian's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Insufficient data for Brian to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Dave & Buster's Entertainment management team in years:

6.3
Average Tenure
54.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Dave & Buster's Entertainment management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Brian Jenkins

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
56
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Margo Manning

TITLE
COO & Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
53
TENURE
2.3 yrs

John Mulleady

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Development
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
57
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Joe DeProspero

TITLE
VP of Finance & Interim Chief Financial Officer
AGE
43
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Michael Metzinger

TITLE
Vice President of Accounting & Controller
AGE
61
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Arvind Bhatia

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations

Rob Edmund

TITLE
Senior VP
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Sean Gleason

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
53
TENURE
9.6 yrs

J. Plunkett

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Purchasing & International Operations
AGE
67
TENURE
12.5 yrs

Kevin Bachus

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Games Strategy
COMPENSATION
$702K
AGE
49
TENURE
6.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Dave & Buster's Entertainment board of directors in years:

2.6
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Dave & Buster's Entertainment board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Steve King

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
60
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Brian Jenkins

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
56
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Mike Griffith

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$237K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Jonathan Halkyard

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$211K
AGE
53
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Kevin Sheehan

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
64
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Trish Mueller

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
55
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Jenny Storms

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
46
TENURE
2.9 yrs

Victor Crawford

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
56
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Hamish Dodds

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$178K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
20. Sep 18 Sell Jonathan Halkyard Individual 19. Sep 18 19. Sep 18 -2,500 $63.91 $-159,775
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Management checks
We assess Dave & Buster's Entertainment's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

PLAY News

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PLAY Company Info

Description

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families. 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 September 14, 2018, it owned and operated 117 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Details
Name: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
PLAY
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1982
$1,834,808,858
38,643,826
Website: http://ir.daveandbusters.com
Address: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
2481 Mañana Drive,
Dallas,
Texas, 75220,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS PLAY Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 10. Oct 2014
DB 9DB Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 10. Oct 2014
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
14,840
Dave & Buster's Entertainment employees.
Industry
Restaurants
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/20 00:28
End of day share price update: 2019/03/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/16
Last earnings filing: 2018/12/11
Last earnings reported: 2018/11/04
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/02/04


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.