Brinker International Company Profile (NYSE:EAT)

About Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)

Brinker International logoBrinker International, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, operation, development, and franchising of the Chili's Grill & Bar (Chili's) and Maggiano's Little Italy (Maggiano's) restaurant brands. The Company's Chili's operates Bar & Grill category of casual dining. Chili's menu features authentic Fresh Mex and Fresh Tex cuisine, including signature items, such as Baby Back Ribs smoked in-house, Hand-Crafted Burgers served with house-made garlic dill pickles, Mix and Match Fajitas, Tableside Guacamole and house-made Chips and Salsa. Maggiano's is a full-service, casual dining Italian restaurant brand. Its Maggiano's restaurants feature individual and family-style menus, and its restaurants also has banquet facilities designed to host party business or social events. The Company owns, operates or franchises restaurants, which include approximately 1,650 restaurants in the United States, over 30 countries and approximately two territories outside of the United States.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Commercial Food Services
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Symbol: NYSE:EAT
  • CUSIP: 10964110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.54 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,454,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $31.81
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $37.13
  • 52 Week Range: $29.50 - $55.84
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.84
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.29
  • P/E Growth: 1.09
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.49
  • Book Value: ($10.19) per share
  • Price / Book: -3.13
  • Annual Dividend: $1.52
  • Dividend Yield: 4.7%
  • EBITDA: $435.24 million
  • Net Margins: 4.79%
  • Return on Equity: -31.46%
  • Return on Assets: 11.30%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -2.67%
  • Current Ratio: 0.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.29%
  • Average Volume: 1.30 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.26
  • Short Ratio: 8.39

Frequently Asked Questions for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)

What is Brinker International's stock symbol?

Brinker International trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EAT."

How often does Brinker International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brinker International?

Brinker International declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.38 per share on Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This is a positive change from Brinker International's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. View Brinker International's Dividend History.

How will Brinker International's stock buyback program work?

Brinker International declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Friday, August 11th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 14.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Brinker International's earnings last quarter?

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 10th. The company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $810.66 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $809.94 million. Brinker International had a negative return on equity of 31.46% and a net margin of 4.79%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.24 EPS. View Brinker International's Earnings History.

When will Brinker International make its next earnings announcement?

Brinker International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Brinker International.

What guidance has Brinker International issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brinker International updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.25-3.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.24. The company issued revenue guidance of +0.5-1.5% to ~$3.273-3.30 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.17 billion.

Where is Brinker International's stock going? Where will Brinker International's stock price be in 2017?

16 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Brinker International's shares. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Brinker International's share price to reach $41.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Brinker International.

What are analysts saying about Brinker International stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Brinker International stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Brinker’s expansion strategies and sales building initiatives like streamlining of menu and innovation, value offerings along with its loyalty program should boost comps. Increased focus on company-owned restaurants, which allows it to have full control over operations, is also expected to boost both the bottom and top line. However, the company’s revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in eight of the trailing ten quarters. Further, higher costs might continue to hurt margins, while overall choppiness in the restaurant space might keep on pressurizing comps in the coming quarters. Nevertheless, various operational, remodeling and digital initiatives are likely to aid the stock in driving growth, going ahead. Meanwhile, shares of Brinker have witnessed a loss of 36.3% in the past year, as against the industry’s gain of 13.6% .Estimates too have been going down ahead of its first-quarter fiscal 2018 earnngs release." (10/18/2017)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We reiterate our Buy rating and $49 price target on Brinker International (EAT) as we see Hurricanes Harvey and Irma leaving a measurable, though short- lived, impact on FY18 results." (9/12/2017)
  • 3. Royal Bank Of Canada analysts commented, "We are lowering our price target and trimming our SSS and EPS estimates given limited visibility into SSS drivers and ongoing industry headwinds. Chilis needs to find ways to reach family consumers that are increasingly staying home. We will be watching to see if Chili's take-out business gains momentum. Otherwise, we believe the chain may have to invest more heavily in food and labor." (1/26/2017)

Who are some of Brinker International's key competitors?

Who are Brinker International's key executives?

Brinker International's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph M. DePinto, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Wyman T. Roberts, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Joseph Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • John C. Cywinski, Executive Vice President - Strategic Innovation
  • Steve D. Provost, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer - Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Kelli A. Valade, Executive Vice President, President of Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • David Roy Doyle, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Scarlett A. May, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Rick Badgley, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
  • Charles A. Lousignont, Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Who owns Brinker International stock?

Brinker International's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include JPMORGAN CHASE & COMPANY (10.60%), Foster & Motley Inc. (0.04%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%) and Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%). Company insiders that own Brinker International stock include David Roy Doyle, George R Mrkonic Jr, Harriet Edelman, Joseph G Taylor, Kelli Valade, Krista M Gibson, Michael A George, Roger F Thomson, Steve Provost, Thomas Jr Edwards and Wyman Roberts. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Brinker International.

Who sold Brinker International stock? Who is selling Brinker International stock?

Brinker International's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Brinker International stock in the last year include David Roy Doyle, Harriet Edelman, Joseph G Taylor, Kelli Valade and Steve Provost. View Insider Buying and Selling for Brinker International.

Who bought Brinker International stock? Who is buying Brinker International stock?

Brinker International's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foster & Motley Inc. and Shell Asset Management Co.. Company insiders that have bought Brinker International stock in the last two years include Michael A George and Thomas Jr Edwards. View Insider Buying and Selling for Brinker International.

How do I buy Brinker International stock?

Shares of Brinker International 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 Brinker International's stock price today?

One share of Brinker International stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.87.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Brinker International (NYSE EAT)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  384 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  444 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  828
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Brinker International 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 Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 12 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $41.75 (31.00% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Price Target History for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/18/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$41.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2017StephensLower Price TargetEqual Weight$40.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
10/2/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$36.00MediumView Rating Details
10/1/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$40.00MediumView Rating Details
9/19/2017Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$40.00 -> $37.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2017Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$49.00HighView Rating Details
8/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$36.00LowView Rating Details
8/11/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform$49.00 -> $40.00HighView Rating Details
7/25/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$50.00MediumView Rating Details
7/24/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformMediumView Rating Details
6/15/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$48.00 -> $44.00HighView Rating Details
4/21/2017CIBCReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
4/21/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
1/17/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$47.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$50.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/13/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuy$51.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
6/6/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
4/11/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
4/2/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016WunderlichDowngradeBuy -> Hold$59.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$42.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$50.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$54.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$49.00 -> $59.00N/AView Rating Details
1/21/2016Bank of America CorporationLower Price TargetUnderperform$55.00 -> $53.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Earnings by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE EAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.44N/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2017Q4 2017$1.04$1.09$809.94 million$810.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2017Q3 2017$0.85$0.94$817.50 million$810.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2017Q217$0.75$0.71$792.60 million$771.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q117$0.55$0.49$773.19 million$758.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/11/2016Q416$1.23$1.24$881.43 million$881.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/19/2016Q316$0.99$1.00$845.75 million$824.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/20/2016Q216$0.75$0.78$799.30 million$788.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2015Q116$0.55$0.56$775.71 million$762.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q415$0.96$0.94$785.69 million$764.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q3$0.93$0.94$791.81 million$761.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q215$0.68$0.71$735.18 million$742.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q115$0.50$0.50$708.90 million$686.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q414$0.86$0.85$968.45 million$758.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q314$0.83$0.84$767.18 million$739.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q214$0.58$0.59$699.49 million$684.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q114$0.45$0.43$685.85 million$683.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q4 2013$0.74$0.77$736.31 million$730.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q3 2013$0.69$0.72$741.55 million$632.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q2 2013$0.50$0.50$692.69 million$689.76 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.38$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.58$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.56$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.45$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.27$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2011$0.46$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.45$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.32$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.26
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q2 20171$0.80$0.80$0.80
Q3 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q4 20171$1.05$1.05$1.05
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Most Recent Dividend:9/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:4.77%
Dividend Growth:14.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.84% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
47.06% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
44.31% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE EAT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.91%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2017Michael A GeorgeDirectorBuy16,450$30.31$498,599.50View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Steve ProvostEVPSell2,750$44.06$121,165.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017David Roy DoyleSVPSell7,182$44.41$318,952.62View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Joseph G. TaylorVPSell500$42.86$21,430.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Harriet EdelmanDirectorSell3,218$42.45$136,604.10View SEC Filing  
2/10/2017Kelli ValadeEVPSell10,500$45.81$481,005.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Steve ProvostInsiderSell9,728$53.91$524,436.48View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Joseph G TaylorVPSell1,500$51.69$77,535.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Krista M GibsonInsiderSell19,000$53.27$1,012,130.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Joseph G TaylorVPSell672$53.44$35,911.68View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Wyman RobertsInsiderSell30,000$54.26$1,627,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Steve ProvostInsiderSell11,000$54.56$600,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016David Roy DoyleSVPSell15,187$54.32$824,957.84View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Wyman RobertsInsiderSell41,722$53.00$2,211,266.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Joseph G TaylorVPSell2,500$46.87$117,175.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Thomas Jr. EdwardsCFOBuy5,500$45.50$250,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2016Roger F. ThomsonEVPSell55,409$46.69$2,587,046.21View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016George R Mrkonic JrDirectorSell5,584$46.98$262,336.32View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Roger F ThomsonEVPSell11,460$46.55$533,463.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2016Joseph G TaylorVPSell1,000$50.12$50,120.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Roger F ThomsonEVPSell7,500$46.50$348,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Steve ProvostInsiderSell20,000$54.00$1,080,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015David Roy DoyleSVPSell6,002$53.58$321,587.16View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Krista M GibsonCMOSell16,945$53.25$902,321.25View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015Harriet EdelmanDirectorSell3,981$57.63$229,425.03View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Wyman RobertsCEOSell14,465$63.10$912,741.50View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015George R Mrkonic JrDirectorSell6,909$59.26$409,427.34View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014David Roy DoyleSVPSell10,000$55.18$551,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014David Roy DoyleSVPSell1,666$53.68$89,430.88View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Krista M GibsonCMOSell8,679$52.32$454,085.28View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Harriet EdelmanDirectorSell7,514$49.01$368,261.14View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Roger F ThomsonEVPSell27,000$49.38$1,333,260.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014David R ParsleyVPSell5,993$46.72$279,992.96View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Wyman RobertsCEOSell3,899$46.80$182,473.20View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Wyman RobertsCEOSell15,000$50.18$752,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014Krista GibsonSVPSell4,780$50.21$240,003.80View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014George Mrkonic, Jr.DirectorSell11,783$49.10$578,545.30View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014David Roy DoyleSVPSell25,986$49.91$1,296,961.26View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014Roger ThomsonCAOSell14,452$50.12$724,334.24View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Rosendo ParraDirectorSell5,863$45.60$267,352.80View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Roger ThomsonCAOSell26,629$46.03$1,225,732.87View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Michael A GeorgeDirectorBuy10,000$44.15$441,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013William T GilesDirectorBuy6,000$42.69$256,140.00View SEC Filing  
9/20/2013Harriet EdelmanDirectorSell6,000$40.94$245,640.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Steve ProvostInsiderSell10,000$39.75$397,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013David Roy DoyleSVPSell25,808$39.32$1,014,770.56View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Wyman RobertsCEOSell17,000$40.66$691,220.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Wyman RobertsCEOSell6,300$41.75$263,025.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Kelli ValadeCOOSell12,713$41.59$528,733.67View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013David ParsleyVPSell7,700$42.00$323,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013David ParsleyVPSell10,815$42.10$455,311.50View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Krista GibsonSVPSell8,839$42.72$377,602.08View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Guy J ConstantCFOSell5,250$41.57$218,242.50View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Roger F ThomsonCAOSell6,619$41.62$275,482.78View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Douglas H BrooksChairmanSell74,745$40.54$3,030,162.30View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Krista M GibsonSVPSell15,476$40.73$630,337.48View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Wyman RobertsCEOSell32,429$40.50$1,313,374.50View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Kelli ValadeCOOSell12,970$30.88$400,513.60View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Latest Headlines for Brinker International (NYSE:EAT)
Loading headlines, please wait.



Brinker International (EAT) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with's FREE daily email newsletter.