Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) versus Its Peers Head to Head Contrast

Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ: RUTH) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Ruth's Hospitality Group to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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Ruth's Hospitality Group has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ruth's Hospitality Group’s peers have a beta of 0.71, meaning that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ruth's Hospitality Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruth's Hospitality Group $414.82 million $30.13 million 25.05
Ruth's Hospitality Group Competitors $15.82 billion $440.02 million -1.17

Ruth's Hospitality Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ruth's Hospitality Group. Ruth's Hospitality Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Ruth's Hospitality Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruth's Hospitality Group 7.26% 40.65% 16.39%
Ruth's Hospitality Group Competitors 1.82% -4.01% 5.20%

Dividends

Ruth's Hospitality Group pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Ruth's Hospitality Group pays out 45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 60.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.1% of Ruth's Hospitality Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Ruth's Hospitality Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of shares of all “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Ruth's Hospitality Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruth's Hospitality Group 0 3 1 0 2.25
Ruth's Hospitality Group Competitors 933 4695 5499 244 2.44

Ruth's Hospitality Group presently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.21%. As a group, “FOOD/DRUG-RTL/WHL” companies have a potential upside of 13.41%. Given Ruth's Hospitality Group’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ruth's Hospitality Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Ruth's Hospitality Group peers beat Ruth's Hospitality Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Ruth's Hospitality Group Company Profile

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House name. Its restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clientele. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 155 Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants, including 77 company-owned restaurants; 2 restaurant operating under a contractual agreement; and 76 franchisee-owned restaurants comprising 21 international franchisee-owned restaurants in Aruba, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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