Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH) earnings: expect 3% revenue growth

1:16 pm ET, 02 May 2019

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) is announcing earnings on May 03, before market opening. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $120M, which implies 3% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.45. If this materializes, EPS will grow 0% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) returned +2.98%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) average analyst price target is 3.93% above its current price ($25.98).

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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) Stock Guide

Updated at: 1:06 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH)? Interested in getting the full scoop on RUTH, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this RUTH stock guide, we'll address key questions about RUTH, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are RUTH earnings?
2. What is RUTH stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. RUTH buy or sell? What is RUTH Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy RUTH? Why should I buy RUTH stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell RUTH? Why should I sell RUTH stock?
6. What are RUTH key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are RUTH earnings?

RUTH trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.09.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is RUTH stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on RUTH analyst price targets, RUTH stock forecast is $9.25 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for RUTH stock is $9.25. The prediction is based on 5 analyst estimates.

The low price target for RUTH is $7.50, while the high price target is $12.50.

RUTH analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

3. RUTH buy or sell? What is RUTH Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:17}Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 5 reasons to sell RUTH, resulting in Finny Score of 17.

4. What are the reasons to buy RUTH? Why should I buy RUTH stock?

Here are the reasons to buy RUTH stock:

  • RUTH cash to debt ratio is 0.25, higher than the average industry (0.12) and sector (0.13) cash to debt ratio. See RUTH cash to debt chart.

5. What are the reasons to sell RUTH? Why should I sell RUTH stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell RUTH stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • RUTH quarterly revenue growth was -74.20%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.25% and 0.78%, respectively). See RUTH revenue growth chart.
  • RUTH Price/Book ratio is 3.43, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See RUTH forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • RUTH average analyst price target ($9.25) is below its current price ($11.66). See RUTH price target chart.
  • RUTH short share of float is 10.13%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See RUTH short share of float chart.
  • RUTH short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.12. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See RUTH short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

6. What are RUTH key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for RUTH:

Metrics RUTH
Price $10.96
Average Price Target / Upside $9.25 / -15.60%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Restaurants
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 5,408
Market Cap $378.92M
Forward P/E Ratio 23.59
Price/Book Ratio 1.01
Revenue (TTM) $375M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -74.20%
Profit Margin -0.65%

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