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Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Ruths Hospitality Group shares (RUTH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ruths Hospitality Group employs 2,632 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ruths Hospitality Group stock price (NASDAQ: RUTH)

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Ruths Hospitality Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$19.17
52-week range$9.95 - $28.73
50-day moving average $20.34
200-day moving average $22.26
Wall St. target price$26.50
PE ratio 38.1287
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.51

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Is it a good time to buy Ruths Hospitality Group stock?

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Ruths Hospitality Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.17 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-14) -5.15%
1 month (2021-09-21) -3.43%
3 months (2021-07-21) -10.08%
6 months (2021-04-21) -21.27%
1 year (2020-10-21) 63.29%
2 years (2019-10-21) -2.84%
3 years (2018-10-19) 28.84
5 years (2016-10-21) 30.85%

Is Ruths Hospitality Group under- or over-valued?

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

Ruths Hospitality Group's P/E ratio

Ruths Hospitality Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Ruths Hospitality Group shares trade at around 38x 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.

Ruths Hospitality Group's PEG ratio

Ruths Hospitality Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.32. 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 Ruths Hospitality Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ruths Hospitality Group's EBITDA

Ruths Hospitality Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53 million.

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

Ruths Hospitality Group financials

Revenue TTM $339 million
Operating margin TTM 9.5%
Gross profit TTM $51.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.76%
Return on equity TTM 14.91%
Profit margin 5.21%
Book value $3.76
Market capitalisation $680.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ruths Hospitality Group shares

There are currently 928,121 Ruths Hospitality Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% up from 870,746 last month.

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

Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ruths Hospitality Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ruths Hospitality Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ruths Hospitality Group shares traded daily (recently around 337498.54545455). Ruths Hospitality Group's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 Ruths Hospitality Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.

However Ruths Hospitality Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ruths Hospitality Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ruths Hospitality Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ruths Hospitality Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ruths Hospitality Group shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0288% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ruths Hospitality Group shares, roughly 29 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 Ruths Hospitality Group.

Find out more about how you can short Ruths Hospitality Group stock.

Ruths Hospitality Group share dividends

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

Have Ruths Hospitality Group's shares ever split?

Ruths Hospitality Group's shares were split on a 867:814 basis on 14 January 2010. So if you had owned 814 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 867 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ruths Hospitality Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ruths Hospitality Group shares which in turn could have impacted Ruths Hospitality Group's share price.

Ruths Hospitality Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ruths Hospitality Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.95 up to $28.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RUTH.US volatility(beta: 2.35)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 Ruths Hospitality Group's is 2.3487. This would suggest that Ruths Hospitality Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Ruths Hospitality Group overview

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House name. The company's restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clients. As of August 18, 2021, it had approximately 140 company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. and changed its name to Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. in May 2008.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ruths Hospitality Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.569% of Ruths Hospitality Group shares are held by insiders and 82.53% by institutions.
How many people work for Ruths Hospitality Group?
Latest data suggests 2,632 work at Ruths Hospitality Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Ruths Hospitality Group?
Ruths Hospitality Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Ruths Hospitality Group based?
Ruths Hospitality Group's address is: 1030 W. Canton Avenue, Winter Park, FL, United States, 32789
What is Ruths Hospitality Group's ISIN number?
Ruths Hospitality Group's international securities identification number is: US7833321091
What is Ruths Hospitality Group's CUSIP number?
Ruths Hospitality Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 783332109

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