How to buy The Restaurant Group (RTN) shares

Learn how to easily invest in The Restaurant Group shares.

The Restaurant Group plc
+ p1.50 ( + 1.75%)

The Restaurant Group plc (RTN) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. In the week up to 12 October The Restaurant Group shares plunged 14.33% to a closing position of 90.3p. However, over the last 12 months, The Restaurant Group's share price has risen by a staggering 183.11% from 43.8p. The Restaurant Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 14,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in The Restaurant Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: RTN in this case.
  5. Research The Restaurant Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Restaurant Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted The Restaurant Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Restaurant Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 87p, which is 32.30% down on its pre-crash value of 128.5p and 329.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 20.26p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of The Restaurant Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £182.99 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £691.57.

The Restaurant Group share price (LSE:RTN)

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The Restaurant Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close122p
Change %1.6393%
Information last updated 2021-10-24.
52-week range35.9816p - 140p
50-day moving average104.0143p
200-day moving average118.6189p
Wall St. target price145.33p
PE ratio18.125
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)4.8p
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Fees for buying 100x The Restaurant Group shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£124.00 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£124.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£124.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£125.77 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£135.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£131.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£133.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy The Restaurant Group stock?

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Is The Restaurant Group under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

The 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 18x. In other words, The Restaurant Group shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.


The Restaurant Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £16.4 million.

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


Revenue TTM £449.4 million
Gross profit TTM £-20,701,000
Return on assets TTM -1.08%
Return on equity TTM 9.74%
Profit margin 7.03%
Book value 0.603p
Market capitalisation £665.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Restaurant Group share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 6.23% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 September 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Restaurant Group's shares ever split?

The Restaurant Group's shares were split on a 8:9 basis on 27 February 2006. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 8 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Restaurant Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.5% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Restaurant Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Restaurant Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Restaurant Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 35.9816p up to 140p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while The Restaurant Group's is 2.5982. This would suggest that The Restaurant Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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