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How to buy Ruths Hospitality Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in Ruths Hospitality Group stock.

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 4,527 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 2022-07-03.
Latest market close$16.62
52-week range$15.89 - $24.75
50-day moving average $18.61
200-day moving average $20.01
Wall St. target price$24.33
PE ratio 13.0866
Dividend yield $0.12 (3.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.27

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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 $16.62 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-24) -6.10%
1 month (2022-06-01) -9.58%
3 months (2022-04-01) -25.37%
6 months (2022-01-04) -21.31%
1 year (2021-07-02) -28.02%
2 years (2020-07-02) 115.01%
3 years (2019-07-03) 22.55
5 years (2017-07-03) 21.8

Is Ruths Hospitality Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 13x. In other words, Ruths Hospitality Group shares trade at around 13x 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.

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 $73.8 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 $468 million
Operating margin TTM 11.45%
Gross profit TTM $121 million
Return on assets TTM 6.33%
Return on equity TTM 33.66%
Profit margin 9.31%
Book value $4.34
Market capitalisation $570.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ruths Hospitality Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.49% of net profits

Recently Ruths Hospitality Group has paid out, on average, around 21.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ruths Hospitality Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ruths Hospitality Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

While Ruths Hospitality Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ruths Hospitality Group is investing more in its future growth.

Ruths Hospitality Group's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

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 $15.89 up to $24.7462. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RUTH.US volatility(beta: 2.08)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 2.0776. 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 February 24, 2022, it had approximately 150 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 5.532% of Ruths Hospitality Group shares are held by insiders and 94.584% by institutions.
How many people work for Ruths Hospitality Group?
Latest data suggests 4,527 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 West 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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