How to buy Brinker International stock - 06 March

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How to buy Brinker International stock

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Brinker International, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Brinker International shares (EAT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brinker International employs 62,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Brinker International

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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 Brinker International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EAT. 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 Brinker International 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. 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 Brinker International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brinker International. 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.

Brinker International share price

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Brinker International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$7 - USD$74.26
50-day moving average USD$64.9679
200-day moving average USD$52.2395
Wall St. target priceUSD$68.37
PE ratio 702.0792
Dividend yield USD$0.38 (0.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.101

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Is it a good time to buy Brinker International stock?

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Is Brinker International under- or over-valued?

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

Brinker International's P/E ratio

Brinker International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 702x. In other words, Brinker International shares trade at around 702x 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.

Brinker International's PEG ratio

Brinker International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.11. 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 Brinker International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brinker International's EBITDA

Brinker International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$238.1 million.

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

Brinker International financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$408.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.02%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0.15%
Book value $-20.752
Market capitalisation USD$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brinker International shares

There are currently 3.1 million Brinker International shares held short by investors – that's known as Brinker International's "short interest". This figure is 36.2% down from 4.9 million last month.

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

Brinker International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brinker International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brinker International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brinker International shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Brinker International's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 Brinker International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.

However Brinker International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brinker International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brinker International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brinker International's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brinker International shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.085% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brinker International shares, roughly 85 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 Brinker International.

Find out more about how you can short Brinker International stock.

Brinker International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.89% of net profits

Recently Brinker International has paid out, on average, around 36.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brinker International shareholders could enjoy a 12.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brinker International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.38 per share.

While Brinker International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Brinker International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Brinker International's most recent dividend payout was on 26 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brinker International's shares ever split?

Brinker International's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 December 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brinker International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brinker International shares which in turn could have impacted Brinker International's share price.

Brinker International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brinker International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7 up to $74.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Brinker International's is 2.7647. This would suggest that Brinker International's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Brinker International overview

Brinker International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. As of June 24, 2020, it owned, operated, or franchised 1,663 restaurants comprising 1,610 restaurants under the Chili's Grill & Bar name and 53 restaurants under the Maggiano's Little Italy brand name. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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