FRS is a real estate play. That story ended in 2007.
ARKR is coming into their very profitable quarters. FRS has less seasonal pick-up to look forward to.
Golden Corral is in long-term decline. FRS does not control its destiny because they do not control golden corral and they pay 6% of golden corral rev to the operate them. They need to sell the golden corral operations, pay off debts and expand their big boy business and then we can invest in FRS. Too expensive at $20 with so much assets tied up in a broken business.
With FRS at $20 and ARKR at $14, its a worthy trade. ARKR will boom, (starting to move) despite winter storm losses because of returning growth for their always super profitable spring/summer/fall seasons.
You have no idea about what are you talking about.
"A bit scary for ARKR -- Frisch's FRS was down about 10% this year and it is falling another 2-3% today on reduced sales due to weather. Worst part is they have $23 book value (owned property) and they EARNED .39/share this quarter. ARKR is going to report a significant loss, and it doesn't own anything but furniture and funny art lights (in Robert).
Glad ARKR is going up recently. May provide us some buffer come earnings. "