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Customers play skee ball at a Dave & Buster’s Entertainment location in Pelham, New York.
If there’s one thing Dave & Buster’s has going for it, it’s not competing directly with Amazon, says BMO Capital Markets, which reiterated its outperform rating on shares of the entertainment restaurant chain.
Dave & Buster’s has “the strongest competitive moat in our coverage, including insulation from Amazon. Amid a highly competitive restaurant industry environment, we believe PLAY is among the most insulated companies in our coverage as its amusements business provides true brand differentiation,” analyst Andrew Strelzik wrote in a note to clients Wednesday.
“Although we recognize the near-term comp concerns, PLAY’s long-term outlook remains entirely unchanged.”