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Bloomin' Brands, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Bloomin Brands shares (BLMN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bloomin Brands employs 94,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Bloomin Brands

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Bloomin Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BLMN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Bloomin Brands reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$16.75, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Bloomin Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bloomin Brands. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Bloomin Brands's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bloomin Brands's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$16.75, which is 28.60% down on its pre-crash value of USD$23.46 and 268.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.54.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Bloomin Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$269.61 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$821.09.

Bloomin Brands share price

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Bloomin Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$16.75
52-week range USD$4.54 - USD$24.29
50-day moving average USD$16.1179
200-day moving average USD$12.1388
Wall St. target price USD$16.14
PE ratio 36.125
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (6.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.316

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Is it a good time to buy Bloomin Brands stock?

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Bloomin Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.75 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -0.65%
1 month (2020-10-27) 13.41%
3 months (2020-08-25) 32.41%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) -29.21%
2 years (2018-11-23) -17.61%
3 years (2017-11-24) -18.29%
5 years (2015-11-25) -5.26%

Is Bloomin Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Bloomin Brands's P/E ratio

Bloomin Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Bloomin Brands shares trade at around 36x 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.

Bloomin Brands's PEG ratio

Bloomin Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.07. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bloomin Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bloomin Brands's EBITDA

Bloomin Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$234.9 million.

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

Bloomin Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$673.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.84%
Return on equity TTM -93.92%
Profit margin -2.51%
Book value $0.244
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bloomin Brands shares

There are currently 12.9 million Bloomin Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Bloomin Brands's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 13.3 million last month.

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

Bloomin Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bloomin Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bloomin Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bloomin Brands shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Bloomin Brands's SIR currently stands at 3.85. In other words for every 100,000 Bloomin Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3850 shares are currently held short.

However Bloomin Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bloomin Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bloomin Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bloomin Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bloomin Brands shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.2064% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bloomin Brands shares, roughly 206 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 Bloomin Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Bloomin Brands stock.

Bloomin Brands share dividends

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

Bloomin Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bloomin Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.54 up to $24.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLMN.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 Bloomin Brands's is 1.7672. This would suggest that Bloomin Brands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Bloomin Brands overview

Bloomin' Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurant portfolio has four concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba's Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of December 29, 2019, the company owned and operated 1,045 restaurants and franchised 173 restaurants across 48 states; and owned and operated 128 restaurants and franchised 127 restaurants across 21 countries, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Bloomin' Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

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