Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families.
Fair value with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Dave & Buster's Entertainment's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PLAY has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: PLAY underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned 8.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PLAY underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Dave & Buster's Entertainment undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PLAY ($47.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($57.31)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PLAY is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PLAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (24.2x).
PE vs Market: PLAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.9x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: PLAY's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PLAY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.7x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (2.2x).
How is Dave & Buster's Entertainment forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PLAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: PLAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: PLAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PLAY's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PLAY's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PLAY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (29.5%)
How has Dave & Buster's Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PLAY has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PLAY's current net profit margins (7.8%) are lower than last year (10%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PLAY has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: PLAY's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PLAY had negative earnings growth (-15.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-9.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst PLAY's Return on Equity (70.7%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PLAY's short term assets ($71.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($281.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: PLAY's short term assets ($71.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PLAY's debt to equity ratio (449.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: PLAY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 175.5% to 449.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PLAY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (47.8%).
Interest Coverage: PLAY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.2x coverage).
Inventory Level: PLAY has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: PLAY's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
What is Dave & Buster's Entertainment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: PLAY's dividend (1.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: PLAY's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether PLAY's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.
Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if PLAY's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.6%), PLAY's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: PLAY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (19.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Jenkins (57yo)
Mr. Brian A. Jenkins serves as Chief Executive Officer at Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. since August 05, 2018 and its Director since September 13, 2018. Mr. Jenkins was Senior Vice President and Chie ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD4.10M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.76M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO & Director||1.5yrs||US$4.10m||0.18% $2.6m|
|COO & Senior VP||3.2yrs||US$1.42m||0.046% $656.8k|
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||10.5yrs||US$961.86k||0.070% $1.0m|
|Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Business Development||0.8yrs||US$556.05k||0.048% $690.8k|
|Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Development||7.8yrs||US$1.13m||0.045% $650.1k|
|Senior VP & CFO||0.8yrs||no data||0.0056% $80.4k|
|VP of Accounting & Controller||15.1yrs||no data||0.0072% $104.0k|
|Senior VP & CIO||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|General Counsel||1.3yrs||no data||0.0074% $106.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Games Strategy||7.3yrs||US$701.72k||0.011% $164.5k|
Experienced Management: PLAY's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||1.5yrs||US$4.10m||0.18% $2.6m|
|Independent Director||8.3yrs||US$209.99k||0.23% $3.3m|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$189.99k||0.029% $419.0k|
|Chairman of the Board||2.6yrs||US$2.07m||0.19% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||8.3yrs||US$214.99k||0.073% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$189.99k||0.025% $353.5k|
|Lead Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$254.99k||0.13% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$189.99k||0.029% $418.6k|
|Independent Director||4.8yrs||US$189.99k||0.035% $504.3k|
Experienced Board: PLAY's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
- Ticker: PLAY
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1982
- Industry: Restaurants
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$1.438b
- Shares outstanding: 30.57m
- Website: https://ir.daveandbusters.com
Number of Employees
- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
- 2481 Mañana Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PLAY||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 2014|
|9DB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 2014|
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 June 11, 2019, it owned and operated 128 venues. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/17 00:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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