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How to buy First Watch Restaurant Group stock (First Watch Restaurant Group)

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Bradenton, Florida-based restaurant chain First Watch Restaurant Group hit the IPO market Oct. 1, raising about $190 million. Shares priced overnight at $18, and at midday were trading near $22.

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First Watch Restaurant Group stock price (NASDAQ: FWRG)

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First Watch Restaurant Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-06.
Latest market close$15.97
52-week range$15.54 - $25.98
50-day moving average $19.83
200-day moving average $20.29
Wall St. target price$25.44
PE ratio 41.6053
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.38

Is it a good time to buy First Watch Restaurant Group stock?

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First Watch Restaurant Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.97 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 1.01%
1 month (2024-06-14) -10.38%
3 months (2024-04-12) -29.24%
6 months (2024-01-12) -18.14%
1 year (2023-07-14) -13.06%
2 years (2022-07-14) 13.75%
3 years (2021-07-10) N/A
5 years (2019-07-10) N/A

Is First Watch Restaurant Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

First Watch Restaurant Group's P/E ratio

First Watch Restaurant 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 42x. In other words, First Watch Restaurant Group shares trade at around 42x 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.

However, First Watch Restaurant Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.

First Watch Restaurant Group's EBITDA

First Watch Restaurant Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $87.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a First Watch Restaurant Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put First Watch Restaurant Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

First Watch Restaurant Group financials

Revenue TTM $922.6 million
Operating margin TTM 5.56%
Gross profit TTM $144.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.26%
Return on equity TTM 4.19%
Profit margin 2.52%
Book value $9.52
Market Capitalization $954.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Watch Restaurant Group share dividends

We're not expecting First Watch Restaurant Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

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First Watch Restaurant Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Watch Restaurant Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.535 up to $25.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FWRG.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 First Watch Restaurant Group's is 0.884. This would suggest that First Watch Restaurant Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put First Watch Restaurant Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

First Watch Restaurant Group overview

First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises restaurants under the First Watch trade name in the United States. The company was formerly known as AI Fresh Super Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. in December 2019. First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Bradenton, Florida.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Watch Restaurant Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.384% of First Watch Restaurant Group shares are held by insiders and 106.048% by institutions.
How many people work for First Watch Restaurant Group?
Latest data suggests 14,000 work at First Watch Restaurant Group.
When does the fiscal year end for First Watch Restaurant Group?
First Watch Restaurant Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Watch Restaurant Group based?
First Watch Restaurant Group's address is: 8725 Pendery Place, Bradenton, FL, United States, 34201
What is First Watch Restaurant Group's ISIN number?
First Watch Restaurant Group's international securities identification number is: US33748L1017

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