Earnings and Growth Analysis : Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)

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Earnings results for Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)

Estimate Momentum measures change in analyst sentiment over time and may be an indicator of future price movements. The Change in Consensus chart shows the current, 1 week ago, and 1 month ago consensus earnings per share (EPS*) forecasts. For the fiscal quarter endingJun 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at -0.5 and remained the same over the past month at -0.5. none raised and none lowered their forecast. For the fiscal year ending Dec 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at -0.66 and decreased over the past month from -0.63 to -0.66(4.76%). none raised and none lowered their forecast.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group last announced its quarterly earnings data on May 8th, 2020. The restaurant operator reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $108.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.11 million. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has generated $1.43 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.4. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Friday, July 31st, 2020. Ruth’s Hospitality Group will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 31st at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

Analyst Opinion on Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)

6 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Ruth’s Hospitality Group in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $11.55, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 46.20%. The high price target for RUTH is $22.00 and the low price target for RUTH is $7.00. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

Ruth’s Hospitality Group has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 2.33, and is based on 2 buy ratings, 4 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $11.55, Ruth’s Hospitality Group has a potential upside of 46.2% from its current price of $7.90. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has only been the subject of 2 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)

Ruth’s Hospitality Group is a leading dividend payer. It pays a dividend yield of 8.11%, putting its dividend yield in the top 25% of dividend-paying stocks. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has been increasing its dividend for 6 years. The dividend payout ratio of Ruth’s Hospitality Group is 41.96%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on EPS estimates, Ruth’s Hospitality Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 101.69% in the coming year. This indicates that Ruth’s Hospitality Group may not be able to sustain their current dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)

In the past three months, Ruth’s Hospitality Group insiders have not sold or bought any company stock. Only 8.06% of the stock of Ruth’s Hospitality Group is held by insiders. 73.46% of the stock of Ruth’s Hospitality Group is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH

Earnings for Ruth’s Hospitality Group are expected to grow in the coming year, from ($0.66) to $0.59 per share. The P/E ratio of Ruth’s Hospitality Group is 9.40, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 16.93. The P/E ratio of Ruth’s Hospitality Group is 9.40, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Retail/Wholesale sector average P/E ratio of about 55.60. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has a P/B Ratio of 2.48. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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