Ruby Tuesday (NYSE: RT) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ruby Tuesday to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ruby Tuesday and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruby Tuesday $951.97 million $29.49 million -1.22
Ruby Tuesday Competitors $2.04 billion $349.09 million -4.20

Ruby Tuesday’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ruby Tuesday. Ruby Tuesday 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ruby Tuesday and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruby Tuesday 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ruby Tuesday Competitors 375 1725 2197 82 2.45

As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 12.02%. Given Ruby Tuesday’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ruby Tuesday has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Ruby Tuesday has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ruby Tuesday’s peers have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.1% of Ruby Tuesday shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Ruby Tuesday shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ruby Tuesday and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruby Tuesday -11.15% -5.30% -2.30%
Ruby Tuesday Competitors 1.75% 12.51% 1.76%

Summary

Ruby Tuesday peers beat Ruby Tuesday on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. owns and operates Ruby Tuesday casual dining and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (Lime Fresh) casual restaurants. The Company also franchises the Ruby Tuesday concept in selected domestic and international markets, and the Lime Fresh concept in selected domestic markets. Its segments include Ruby Tuesday concept and Lime Fresh concept. As of March 1, 2016, the Company operated 729 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in 44 states, 13 foreign countries, and Guam, and there were 16 Lime Fresh restaurants in two states. Of those restaurants, it owned and operated approximately 649 Ruby Tuesday restaurants and franchised over 80 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, which consisted of 28 domestic and 52 international restaurants. It also owned and operated over eight Lime Fresh restaurants and franchised eight Lime Fresh domestic restaurants. The Company’s corporate-owned and operated restaurants are concentrated primarily in the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest of the United States.

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