Brinker International Inc. (EAT) shares are trading at higher $45.04 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $44.52.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $49.61 and the low is $7.00. Over the last 52 weeks, EAT is up 9.13% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, EAT reported a profit of $45.3 million. Brinker International Inc. also saw revenues increase to $563.2 million. In addition, EAT has free cash flow of $140.5 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$11.8 million which compares well with its peers.
EAT booked profit margins of 0.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -4.40%, and its Return on Assets is 1.00%. All told, it is clear that, EAT 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. EAT has a short ratio of 2.83 and outstanding shares of 45.28M.
EAT 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 0.74. Brinker International Inc. EAT also noted assets of $2.36 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as EAT has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Brinker International Inc. EAT has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, EAT 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.
Brinker International Inc. EAT is now commanding a market cap of 2.01B and a float of 41.32M. EAT 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 EAT stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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