The Habit Restaurants Company Profile (NASDAQ:HABT)

About The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)

The Habit Restaurants logoThe Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Habit Burger Grill) is a fast casual restaurant company. The Company is engaged in preparing made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it offers sides, shakes and malts. The Company prepares its burgers with char-grilled preparation, topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. It operates a range of restaurant formats, including end-cap, free-standing, inline, end-cap drive-thru and traditional stand-alone drive-in, primarily within suburban shopping centers and retail settings. As of December 27, 2016, the Company had 172 locations in 15 markets in 10 states and the United Arab Emirates, including franchised/licensed locations (excluding six licensed locations in Santa Barbara County, California).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants & Bars
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:HABT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $245 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,332,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.93
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.79
  • 52 Week Range: $11.95 - $19.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 46.71
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 46.35
  • P/E Growth: 2.73
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $307.71 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.80
  • Book Value: $6.03 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.00
  • EBITDA: $29.44 million
  • Net Margins: 1.64%
  • Return on Equity: 4.97%
  • Return on Assets: 2.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.07%
  • Current Ratio: 1.77%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.72%
  • Average Volume: 429,062 shs.
  • Beta: 1.08
  • Short Ratio: 13.89

Frequently Asked Questions for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)

What is The Habit Restaurants' stock symbol?

The Habit Restaurants trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HABT."

How were The Habit Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.06. The firm earned $83.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.15 million. The Habit Restaurants had a return on equity of 4.97% and a net margin of 1.64%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 17.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.09 earnings per share. View The Habit Restaurants' Earnings History.

When will The Habit Restaurants make its next earnings announcement?

The Habit Restaurants is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for The Habit Restaurants.

Where is The Habit Restaurants' stock going? Where will The Habit Restaurants' stock price be in 2017?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for The Habit Restaurants' shares. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate The Habit Restaurants' stock price to reach $17.93 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The Habit Restaurants.

What are analysts saying about The Habit Restaurants stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Habit Restaurants stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The Habit Restaurants, Inc., operator of The Habit Burger Grill, is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant company. It is engaged in preparing char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads. The Company offers tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame; prepared salads and a selection of sides, shakes and malts. It has operations in California, including Bay area, Central California, Greater La, Inland Empire, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego; Arizona; Utah and New Jersey. The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is based in Irvine, California. " (9/20/2017)
  • 2. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "We circle back to HABT shares as a buy given attractive valuation levels. The concept itself remains compelling in terms of unit-level economics and continued execution. In general, The Habit has higher average unit volumes (AUVs) and is growing 3x that of its non-growth peers, while trading at a similar multiple. Execution remains the key catalyst. We reiterate our Overweight rating and $20 price target. Each 1x in EBITDA multiple equates to ~ $1/share." (3/23/2017)
  • 3. Wells Fargo & Company analysts commented, "4Q EPS upside and in-line SSS (same-store-sales) prove much better than feared following HABT's 2Q and 3Q EPS shortfalls and a 4Q earnings season that has seen the vast majority of the sector post material SSS shortfalls. HABT reported Q4 EPS of $0.07, nicely above the $0.04 Street estimate, driven by in-line SSS (+1.7%%, including -0.5% traffic and +2.2% check), greater-than-expected COGS favorability (down 215bps yr/yr) and a lower-than-expected tax rate (38.0% vs. 44.0%). While HABT's relative SSS resiliency is noteworthy, we expect multiple expansion to be hard won in 2017 with our expectation for a back step in EPS vs. 2016 driven by: (1) another year of mid-single digit wage rate inflation, (2) far more modest COGS favorability relative to the 215bps seen in 2016 and (3) ongoing new unit margin inefficiencies We are lowering our 2017E EPS to $0.27 from $0.32 and introducing 2018E EPS of $0.29. Raising our valuation range to $15-16 from $14-15 as we roll forward to 2018E EBITDA." (3/3/2017)

Who are some of The Habit Restaurants' key competitors?

Who are The Habit Restaurants' key executives?

The Habit Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Russell W. Bendel, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ira M. Fils, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Director
  • Anthony Serritella, Chief Operating Officer
  • Matthew D. Hood, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Douglas R. Branigan, Chief Development Officer
  • Peter Whitwell, Chief Quality Officer
  • A. William Allen III, Independent Director
  • Joseph John Kadow, Independent Director
  • Allan W. Karp, Independent Director
  • Christopher K. Reilly, Independent Director

When did The Habit Restaurants IPO?

(HABT) raised $75 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, November 20th 2014. The company issued 5,000,000 shares at $14.00-$16.00 per share. Piper Jaffray, Baird, Wells Fargo Securities and Raymond James served as the underwriters for the IPO and Stephens and Stifel were co-managers.

How do I buy The Habit Restaurants stock?

Shares of The Habit Restaurants can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is The Habit Restaurants' stock price today?

One share of The Habit Restaurants stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.05.

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ HABT)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  121 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  262
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Habit Restaurants and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $17.93 (48.78% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Price Target History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Analysts' Ratings History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/11/2017StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$21.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
10/9/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2017WedbushDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$19.00 -> $14.00HighView Rating Details
9/12/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$16.00MediumView Rating Details
7/24/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$22.00MediumView Rating Details
7/14/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$14.50 -> $15.50N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2015Tigress FinancialUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Earnings by Quarter for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Earnings History by Quarter for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ HABT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.06N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.06$0.06$84.15 million$83.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.08$0.09$78.42 million$78.64 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/2/2017Q4 2016$0.04$0.07$73.29 million$73.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.06$0.05$72.06 million$71.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q2$0.10$0.09$71.09 million$71.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1$0.09$0.10$67.70 million$67.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/2/2016Q4$0.04$0.05$60.75 million$60.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.05$0.06$57.74 million$58.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.06$0.09$55.89 million$56.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.06$0.09$53.88 million$54.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/10/2015Q414$0.02$43.83 million$48.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.20
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.21
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.07$0.07$0.07
Q2 20171$0.07$0.07$0.07
Q3 20171$0.03$0.03$0.03
Q4 20171$0.03$0.03$0.03
Q1 20181$0.06$0.06$0.06
Q2 20181$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q3 20181$0.04$0.04$0.04
Q4 20181$0.03$0.03$0.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.12%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.82%
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/7/2017Joseph John KadowDirectorBuy1,000$13.45$13,450.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$19.03$28,545.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2017Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$17.50$26,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$13.40$20,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2017Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$14.71$22,065.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$17.40$26,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$16.90$25,350.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$14.55$21,825.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$14.00$21,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$15.23$22,845.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Habit Restaurants, Inc.InsiderSell1,500$16.20$24,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$16.30$24,450.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Peter WhitwellInsiderSell1,500$17.32$25,980.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncMajor ShareholderSell1,552,204$17.40$27,008,349.60View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Joseph John KadowDirectorBuy500$19.10$9,550.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Joseph John KadowDirectorBuy500$19.97$9,985.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Joseph John KadowDirectorBuy1,000$20.88$20,880.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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