Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (RUTH) shares are trading at lower $10.60 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $9.88.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $25.77 and the low is $2.32. Over the last 52 weeks, RUTH is down -46.30% while the S&P 500 is up 9.62%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, RUTH reported a profit of $-5.89 million. Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. also saw revenues decrease to $28.42 million. In addition, RUTH has free cash flow of -$10.93 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$18.54 million which compares well with its peers.
RUTH booked profit margins of -0.60%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -2.70%, and its Return on Assets is -0.50%. All told, it is clear that, RUTH needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. RUTH has a short ratio of 2.27 and outstanding shares of 34.92M.
RUTH has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.07. Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. RUTH also noted assets of $567.03 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as RUTH has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. RUTH has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, RUTH represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. RUTH is now commanding a market cap of 387.82M and a float of 30.14M. RUTH is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of RUTH stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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