Ruth's Hospitality Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:RUTH)

About Ruth's Hospitality Group

RuthRuth's Hospitality Group, Inc. develops and operates fine dining restaurants under the name, Ruth's Chris Steak House. The Company operates through two segments: the Company-owned steakhouse restaurant segment and the franchise operations segment. The Company's Ruth's Chris restaurants cater to special occasion diners and frequent customers, in addition to the business clientele. The Company-owned steakhouse restaurant segment includes approximately 150 Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants, including approximately 70 the Company-owned restaurants and a restaurant operating under a management agreement. The franchise operations segment includes over 80 franchisee-owned restaurants, including over 20 international franchisee-owned restaurants in Aruba, Canada, China, Hong Kong, El Salvador, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: RUTH
  • CUSIP: 78333210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $17.90
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $17.41
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $16.24
  • 52-Week Range: $13.74 - $19.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.82
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.98
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
  • Market Cap: $N/A
  • Outstanding Shares: 30,639,000
  • Beta: 0.52
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 8.03%
  • Return on Equity: 34.67%
  • Return on Assets: 15.67%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 0.25%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.17%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $17.50 (2.23% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/21/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price Target$18.00View Rating Details
10/18/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$17.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/25/2015Citigroup Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$19.00View Rating Details
7/14/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$20.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/2017        
2/17/2017Q416$0.29$0.31$108.54 million$107.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2016Q316$0.09$0.10$83.49 million$83.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216$0.23$0.22$92.88 million$92.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.34$0.33$104.56 million$101.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2016Q415$0.25$0.26$106.72 million$104.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$0.07$0.08$80.00 million$80.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$0.19$0.22$89.53 million$91.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115$0.28$0.31$98.88 million$92.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2015Q414$0.22$0.23$109.41 million$98.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.06$0.06$93.30 million$91.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2014Q214$0.20$0.19$104.74 million$102.99 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$0.24$0.25$109.68 million$109.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2014Q413$0.18$0.21$109.71 million$108.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2013Q313$0.03$0.05$88.30 million$80.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q2 2013$0.17$0.20$101.52 million$101.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2013Q1 2013$0.19$0.22$105.97 million$107.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2013Q4 2012$0.14$0.18$111.11 million$115.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q312$0.01$0.02$83.58 million$84.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012$0.13$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2012$0.15$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2012$0.10$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.11$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$0.13$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2011$0.08$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.06 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.12 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.34$0.35$0.35
Q2 20161$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q3 20161$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q4 20161$0.31$0.31$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
Annual Dividend:$0.28
Dividend Yield:1.56%
Payout Ratio:30.11% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
26.42% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
25.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/17/2017quarterly$0.092.05%2/21/20172/23/20173/9/2017
10/28/2016quarterly$0.071.75%11/8/201611/10/201611/23/2016
8/1/2016quarterly$0.071.79%8/9/20168/11/20168/25/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.071.76%5/10/20165/12/20165/26/2016
2/16/2016quarterly$0.071.67%2/23/20162/25/20163/10/2016
11/2/2015quarterly$0.061.47%11/17/201511/19/201512/3/2015
7/31/2015$0.068/11/20158/13/20158/27/2015
5/4/2015quarterly$0.061.63%5/12/20155/14/20155/28/2015
2/13/2015quarterly$0.061.55%2/24/20152/26/20153/12/2015
11/6/2014quarterly$0.051.62%11/18/201411/20/201412/4/2014
8/4/2014quarterly$0.051.86%8/12/20148/14/20148/28/2014
4/28/2014quarterly$0.051.63%5/13/20145/15/20145/29/2014
2/24/2014quarterly$0.051.57%3/11/20143/13/20143/27/2014
11/1/2013quarterly$0.041.3%11/12/201311/14/201311/26/2013
8/2/2013quarterly$0.041.29%8/13/20138/15/20138/29/2013
5/6/2013special$0.045/14/20135/16/20135/30/2013
5/3/2013quarterly$0.045/16/20135/30/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.74%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.57%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/11/2016Kevin W ToomyCOOSell40,971$16.54$677,660.34View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Michael P OdonnellCEOBuy1,600$17.39$27,824.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016Kevin W ToomyCOOSell21,249$16.71$355,070.79View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Kevin W ToomyCOOSell22,500$16.45$370,125.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Michael P OdonnellCEOSell10,000$15.14$151,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Mark W OsterbergInsiderSell18,162$12.86$233,563.32View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Kevin W ToomyInsiderSell44,492$12.40$551,700.80View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Carla CooperDirectorSell24,550$12.20$299,510.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Michael OdonnellCEOBuy2,000$12.35$24,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Cheryl Janet HenryInsiderSell15,927$12.21$194,468.67View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Robin SelatiDirectorSell4,558$12.74$58,068.92View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Cheryl Janet HenryInsiderSell9,500$11.05$104,975.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Peter Joseph BeaudraultCOOSell5,000$11.84$59,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
DateHeadline
4-traders.com logoRUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. : ex-dividend day (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.4-traders.com - February 21 at 5:14 PM
marketexclusive.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:RUTH)
marketexclusive.com - February 21 at 5:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoRuth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for... (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.nasdaq.com - February 21 at 5:14 PM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : RUTH-US : February 20, 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.capitalcube.com - February 20 at 9:05 AM
streetinsider.com logoRuth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) Tops Q4 EPS by 2c (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.streetinsider.com - February 18 at 8:27 AM
4-traders.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.4-traders.com - February 18 at 8:27 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Ruth's Hospitality Group Q4 EPS $0.30 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.reuters.com - February 18 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of RUTH earnings conference call or presentation 17-Feb-17 1:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:RUTH)
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 8:27 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:48 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo7:04 am Ruth's Hospitality Group beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; raises dividend (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:48 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc Earnings Release - 07:00 am ET (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:48 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoRuth's Hospitality tops 4Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:48 PM
marketnewsvideo.com logoNotable Thursday Option Activity: SJM, TIS, RUTH (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.marketnewsvideo.com - February 16 at 7:18 PM
News IconBurger war: Ruth's Chris accused of denying service to African-American in federal lawsuit (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.chron.com - February 16 at 7:18 PM
4-traders.com logoRuth's Hospitality Group, Inc. : annual earnings release (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:18 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP SAYS ON FEB 2, CO AND CERTAIN OF ITS UNITS ENTERED CREDIT AGREEMENT (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.reuters.com - February 8 at 11:44 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Termination of a Materi (NASDAQ:RUTH)
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 11:44 PM
News IconReport: Ruth’s Chris Eyes Donovan Block (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.buffalorising.com - February 4 at 4:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results on February 17, 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 10:12 PM
4-traders.com logoRuth Hospitality : The Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Purchases 142,298 Shares of RuthS Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.4-traders.com - January 28 at 7:45 PM
bizjournals.com logoColumbus Fish Market closes (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.bizjournals.com - January 22 at 12:23 AM
seekingalpha.com logoRuth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) presents at 2017 ICR Conference (NASDAQ:RUTH)
seekingalpha.com - January 12 at 3:20 AM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:RUTH) : January 11, 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.capitalcube.com - January 11 at 10:14 PM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : RUTH-US : January 10, 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 10 at 10:19 PM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. : RUTH-US: Dividend Analysis : November 10th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 10, 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 10 at 10:19 PM
publicnow.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. to Participate in Two Investor Conferences in January (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.publicnow.com - January 6 at 3:23 AM
News IconInteresting RUTH Put And Call Options For August 2017 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.stockoptionschannel.com - December 21 at 9:50 PM
seekingalpha.com logoRuth's Hospitality Group: No Sizzle, No Pop, No Reason To Hold This Stock (NASDAQ:RUTH)
seekingalpha.com - December 21 at 9:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMoving Average Crossover Alert: Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH) (NASDAQ:RUTH)
finance.yahoo.com - December 20 at 2:23 PM
marketexclusive.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (NASDAQ:RUTH)
marketexclusive.com - December 16 at 10:11 PM
insidermonkey.com logoHere is What Hedge Funds Think About Timkensteel Corp (TMST) (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 13 at 8:18 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure (NASDAQ:RUTH)
biz.yahoo.com - December 13 at 8:18 AM
insidermonkey.com logoIs Harmonic Inc (HLIT) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds? (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 12 at 9:23 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. : December 9, 2016 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.capitalcube.com - December 9 at 7:34 PM
insidermonkey.com logoWhat Smart Money Investors Think about Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH)? (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 9 at 7:34 PM
News IconNoteworthy Monday Option Activity: RUTH, HXL, PF (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.stockoptionschannel.com - December 6 at 8:50 AM
News IconIgnite Restaurant Group, Inc. Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team (NASDAQ:RUTH)
ih.advfn.com - December 6 at 8:50 AM
News IconWill Fidelity acquire Del Frisco’s? (NASDAQ:RUTH)
nrn.com - November 22 at 11:52 AM
News IconRuth's Chris Steak House diner alleges waitress caused her to fall (NASDAQ:RUTH)
louisianarecord.com - November 4 at 6:50 PM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. :RUTH-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 31, 2016 (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 31 at 6:59 PM
capitalcube.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 31 at 6:59 PM
4-traders.com logoRuth Hospitality : tops Street 3Q forecasts (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.4-traders.com - October 29 at 6:47 PM
seekingalpha.com logoStrong menu pricing lifts Ruth's Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH)
seekingalpha.com - October 28 at 11:34 AM
News IconRuth's Chris benefits in third quarter from higher prices, bigger checks (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.orlandosentinel.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
News IconRuths Hospitality Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:RUTH)
security.itbusinessnet.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoRuth's Hospitality tops Street 3Q forecasts (NASDAQ:RUTH)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc Earnings Release - 07:00 am ET (NASDAQ:RUTH)
biz.yahoo.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
publicnow.com logoRuth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:RUTH)
www.publicnow.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoRUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclo (NASDAQ:RUTH)
biz.yahoo.com - October 28 at 10:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Will Restaurateurs BLMN, RUTH Serve Up in Q3 Earnings? (NASDAQ:RUTH)
finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 12:10 PM

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What is Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock symbol?

Ruth's Hospitality Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RUTH."

How often does Ruth's Hospitality Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ruth's Hospitality Group?

Ruth's Hospitality Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share on Thursday, March 9th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 21st. This is a positive change from Ruth's Hospitality Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.

Where is Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock going? Where will Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ruth's Hospitality Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock price to reach $17.50 in the next twelve months.

When will Ruth's Hospitality Group announce their earnings?

Ruth's Hospitality Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ruth's Hospitality Group stock:

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "EPS of $0.31 beat Jef/Cons. of $0.29 on beef deflation and repurchases, while SSS was flat vs. Jef/Cons. of 0.5%/1.5%. 1Q will be challenging with higher pre-opening costs and Valentine's Day and Easter shift. RUTH continues to show solid performance under challenging industry conditions, but less beef deflation and modest top line growth will keep EPS growth consistent, but not exciting. Remain at Hold. PT increases $1 to $18 as we move valuation out to '18." (2/21/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. is one of the largest upscale steak house companies in the U.S. Ruth's Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth's Chris signature fashion - sizzling and topped with seasoned butter. " (2/15/2017)

Who owns Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.51%), State Street Corp (2.81%), FMR LLC (2.51%), Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. (1.98%), RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.36%). Company insiders that own Ruth's Hospitality Group stock include Kevin W Toomy and Michael P Odonnell.

Who sold Ruth's Hospitality Group stock? Who is selling Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, New York State Teachers Retirement System, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System and O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC.

Who bought Ruth's Hospitality Group stock? Who is buying Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

Ruth's Hospitality Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bogle Investment Management L P DE, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Addison Clark Management L.L.C., Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Menta Capital LLC.

How do I buy Ruth's Hospitality Group stock?

Shares of Ruth's Hospitality Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Ruth's Hospitality Group stock cost?

One share of Ruth's Hospitality Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.90.

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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff