Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: FRGI) 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 Fiesta Restaurant Group to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Fiesta Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiesta Restaurant Group’s peers have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fiesta Restaurant Group 1 5 1 0 2.00
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors 272 1557 2151 73 2.50

Fiesta Restaurant Group presently has a consensus target price of $23.40, indicating a potential upside of 32.95%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 9.08%. Given Fiesta Restaurant Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fiesta Restaurant Group is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fiesta Restaurant Group -2.75% 11.77% 6.95%
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors 1.77% 12.50% 1.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fiesta Restaurant Group $701.79 million $69.79 million -24.44
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors $2.04 billion $349.24 million -2.74

Fiesta Restaurant Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fiesta Restaurant Group. Fiesta Restaurant Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fiesta Restaurant Group peers beat Fiesta Restaurant Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Fiesta Restaurant Group Company Profile

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana through its subsidiaries Pollo Operations, Inc., and its subsidiaries, and Pollo Franchise, Inc., (collectively Pollo Tropical) and Taco Cabana, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively Taco Cabana). The Company operates through the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana segments. The Company’s Pollo Tropical restaurants offer Caribbean menu items, featuring its bone-in chicken marinated in blend of tropical fruit juices and grilled over an open flame. The Company also offers catering for parties and corporate events. The Company’s Taco Cabana restaurants serves Mexican food, including flame-grilled steak and chicken fajitas served on sizzling iron skillets, quesadillas, hand-rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, customizable salads served in its Cabana Bowl, and its breakfast tacos.

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