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How to buy RCI Hospitality stock | $34.48

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RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. RCI Hospitality shares (RICK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RCI Hospitality employs 2,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$148.7 million.

How to buy shares in RCI Hospitality

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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 RCI Hospitality. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RICK. 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 RCI Hospitality 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$34.48, 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 RCI Hospitality, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of RCI Hospitality. 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.

RCI Hospitality share price

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RCI Hospitality shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$34.48
52-week rangeUSD$6.52 - USD$27.79
50-day moving average USD$21.0609
200-day moving average USD$14.9967
Wall St. target priceUSD$32
PE ratio 14.7727
Dividend yield USD$0.16 (0.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.876

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Is it a good time to buy RCI Hospitality stock?

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RCI Hospitality price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.48 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -7.88%
1 month (2020-12-15) 8.43%
3 months (2020-10-15) 40.85%
6 months (2020-07-15) 213.45%
1 year (2020-01-15) 84.68%
2 years (2019-01-15) 58.46%
3 years (2018-01-12) 16.13%
5 years (2016-01-15) 305.65%

Is RCI Hospitality under- or over-valued?

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

RCI Hospitality's P/E ratio

RCI Hospitality's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, RCI Hospitality shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

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

RCI Hospitality's PEG ratio

RCI Hospitality's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7384. 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 RCI Hospitality's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

RCI Hospitality's EBITDA

RCI Hospitality's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.8 million.

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

RCI Hospitality financials

Revenue TTM USD$148.7 million
Operating margin TTM 12.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$153.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.29%
Return on equity TTM -1.81%
Profit margin -1.91%
Book value $17.069
Market capitalisation USD$220.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RCI Hospitality shares

There are currently 1.1 million RCI Hospitality shares held short by investors – that's known as RCI Hospitality's "short interest". This figure is 12.1% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

RCI Hospitality's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RCI Hospitality's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RCI Hospitality shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RCI Hospitality shares traded daily (recently around 96402.750665484). RCI Hospitality's SIR currently stands at 11.27. In other words for every 100,000 RCI Hospitality shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11270 shares are currently held short.

However RCI Hospitality's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RCI Hospitality shares, or, against the total number of tradable RCI Hospitality shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RCI Hospitality's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RCI Hospitality shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1295% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RCI Hospitality shares, roughly 130 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against RCI Hospitality.

Find out more about how you can short RCI Hospitality stock.

RCI Hospitality share dividends

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

Have RCI Hospitality's shares ever split?

RCI Hospitality's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 March 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your RCI Hospitality shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for RCI Hospitality shares which in turn could have impacted RCI Hospitality's share price.

RCI Hospitality share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RCI Hospitality's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.52 up to $27.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RICK.US volatility(beta: 1.72)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 RCI Hospitality's is 1.7154. This would suggest that RCI Hospitality's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

RCI Hospitality overview

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the hospitality and related businesses in the United States. It operates through Nightclubs, Bombshells, and Other segments. The Nightclubs segment owns and/or operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals under the Rick's Cabaret, Jaguars Club, Tootsie's Cabaret, XTC Cabaret, Club Onyx, Hoops Cabaret and Sports Bar, Scarlett's Cabaret, Temptations Adult Cabaret, Foxy's Cabaret, Vivid Cabaret, Downtown Cabaret, Cabaret East, The Seville, Silver City Cabaret, and Kappa Men's Club, as well as dance clubs under the Studio 80 brand. The Bombshells segment operates restaurants and sports bars under the Bombshells Restaurant & Bar brand. The Other segment owns a national industry convention and tradeshow; two national industry trade publications; two national industry award shows; and approximately a dozen industry and social media Websites. The company was formerly known as Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. and changed its name to RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. in August 2014. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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