How to buy BBQ stock - 21 April

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How to buy BBQ stock

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BBQ Holdings, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. BBQ shares (BBQ) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BBQ employs 238 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in BBQ

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BBQ – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

BBQ share price

Use our graph to track the performance of BBQ stocks over time.

BBQ shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$2.00 - $15.47
50-day moving average $7.83
200-day moving average $5.64
Wall St. target price$15.00
PE ratio 43.0172
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.23

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Is it a good time to buy BBQ stock?

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Is BBQ under- or over-valued?

Valuing BBQ stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BBQ's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BBQ's P/E ratio

BBQ's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, BBQ shares trade at around 43x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


BBQ's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a BBQ's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

BBQ financials

Revenue TTM $121.4 million
Gross profit TTM $12.2 million
Return on assets TTM -4.27%
Return on equity TTM 17.52%
Profit margin 4.07%
Book value $2.59
Market capitalisation $92.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BBQ shares

There are currently 11,671 BBQ shares held short by investors – that's known as BBQ's "short interest". This figure is 43.1% down from 20,503 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BBQ shares can be evaluated.

BBQ's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BBQ's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BBQ shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BBQ shares traded daily (recently around 29177.5). BBQ's SIR currently stands at 0.4. In other words for every 100,000 BBQ shares traded daily on the market, roughly 400 shares are currently held short.

However BBQ's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BBQ shares, or, against the total number of tradable BBQ shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BBQ's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BBQ shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0028% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BBQ shares, roughly 3 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BBQ.

Find out more about how you can short BBQ stock.

BBQ share dividends

We're not expecting BBQ to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

BBQ share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BBQ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2 up to $15.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBQ.US volatility(beta: 1.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while BBQ's is 1.8731. This would suggest that BBQ's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BBQ overview

BBQ Holdings, Inc. develops, owns, operates, and franchises barbeque restaurants under the Famous Dave's, Clark Crew BBQ, Granite City Food & Brewery, and Real Urban Barbecue names in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. It offers smoked, barbequed, and grilled meats, as well as entrée items, and side dishes and appetizers that are prepared using proprietary seasoning ingredients, sauces, and mixes. The company operates full-service and counter-service restaurants. As of January 3, 2021, it had 145 restaurants, including 47 company-owned and 98 franchise-operated restaurants in 31 states and three countries, as well as seven company-owned Famous Dave's ghost kitchens in Granite City locations, and seven Famous Dave's franchisee ghost kitchens in another restaurant location or a shared kitchen space. BBQ Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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