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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.76
BJRI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. BJRI: 0.76 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.76

Equity to Asset 0.59
BJRI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BJRI: 0.59 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.59

0.19
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
BJRI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
100% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.31 vs. BJRI: No Debt )
BJRI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

1.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.84
M-Score: -3.04
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.68
BJRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. BJRI: 2.68 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.96   Max: 7.97
Current: 2.68

-15.96
7.97
Net-margin (%) 2.36
BJRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. BJRI: 2.36 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.39   Max: 5.08
Current: 2.36

-24.39
5.08
ROE (%) 4.96
BJRI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. BJRI: 4.96 )
BJRI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.53   Max: 14.73
Current: 4.96

-28.53
14.73
ROA (%) 3.19
BJRI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. BJRI: 3.19 )
BJRI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.95   Max: 9.05
Current: 3.19

-15.95
9.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.28
BJRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. BJRI: 4.28 )
BJRI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -45.16   Max: 24.34
Current: 4.28

-45.16
24.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.70
BJRI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. BJRI: 13.70 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 27.3
Current: 13.7

-9.3
27.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
BJRI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BJRI: 5.90 )
BJRI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.8
Current: 5.9

0
50.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
BJRI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BJRI: -3.80 )
BJRI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 210.7
Current: -3.8

-10.4
210.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

BJRI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 511,913 sh (+2976.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,917,876 sh (+7%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 52,529 sh (-15.86%)
Ron Baron 1,250,000 sh (-16.67%)
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Q1 2014

BJRI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 28,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,000,000 sh (-20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 414,144 sh (-78.41%)
Steven Cohen 15,968 sh (-96.88%)
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Q2 2014

BJRI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Keeley 544,300 sh (+1823.32%)
Ron Baron 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Q3 2014

BJRI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 522,800 sh (-3.95%)
Ron Baron 950,000 sh (-5%)
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Latest Guru Trades with BJRI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 1823.32%0.32%$28.55 - $35.87 $ 49.3755%544300
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$25.63 - $35.18 $ 49.3764%28300
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 118.75%0.2%$32.2 - $45.15 $ 49.3739%1750000
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 23.08%0.04%$37.7 - $45.35 $ 49.3721%800000
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.16%$37.29 - $50.8 $ 49.3712%650000
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Guru Investment Theses on BJ's Restaurants Inc

Baron Funds Comments on BJ's Restaurants Inc. - Nov 21, 2013

BJ's Restaurants Inc. (BJRI), the operator of casual dining restaurants, declined 22.7% in the quarter as the company reported weak sales. Trends for most all mid-tier restaurant chains were very soft this summer, as consumers seemed to be spending on cars and home furnishings, not eating out. BJ's was unable to buck the trend it has in the past. We remain optimistic that the company can grow its chain four-fold in units, and increase margins so it should be able to compound earnings at a fast pace going forward. However, in this weak comp environment, earnings growth is constrained and the stock's multiple has contracted.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on BJ's Restaurants Inc. - Feb 06, 2013

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI), an operator of casual dining restaurants, lowered sales and earnings guidance and the stock fell 27.5%.We viewed this as an overreaction to a modest near-term shortfall and used the occasion to buy additional stock and build a significant position for the Fund. The company also announced a new CEO and though we were big fans of the previous leader, we believe he has left the company in good stead.We think BJ's runs a great restaurant, with great economics, and has a big opportunity to increase its unit count five-fold.We are purchasing the stock at under 10 times forward cash flow, which we believe is a cheap price for the quality of the business and the growth prospects we perceive.

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter.


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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 71.90
BJRI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 35.90 vs. BJRI: 71.90 )
BJRI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.02   Max: 83.08
Current: 71.9

17.02
83.08
P/B 3.64
BJRI's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. BJRI: 3.64 )
BJRI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 4.83
Current: 3.64

0.86
4.83
P/S 1.71
BJRI's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. BJRI: 1.71 )
BJRI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.58
Current: 1.71

0.57
3.58
EV-to-EBIT 58.15
BJRI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 21.78 vs. BJRI: 58.15 )
BJRI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.4   Max: 69.4
Current: 58.15

14.4
69.4
PEG 5.47
BJRI's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BJRI: 5.47 )
BJRI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 36.69
Current: 5.47

0.79
36.69
Shiller P/E 57.13
BJRI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BJRI: 57.13 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.14   Max: 101.08
Current: 57.13

21.14
101.08
Current Ratio 0.62
BJRI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BJRI: 0.62 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.93
Current: 0.62

0.27
5.93
Quick Ratio 0.55
BJRI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BJRI: 0.55 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.82
Current: 0.55

0.17
5.82

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.69
BJRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. BJRI: 3.69 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 5
Current: 3.69

1.04
5
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.19
BJRI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. BJRI: 6.19 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 259.5
Current: 6.19

3.86
259.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
BJRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. BJRI: 0.96 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.96

0.12
1.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.83
BJRI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BJRI: 6.83 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 13.66
Current: 6.83

0.51
13.66
Price/Graham Number 3.33
BJRI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. BJRI: 3.33 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 6.11
Current: 3.33

0.85
6.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.70
BJRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BJRI: 1.70 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 6.9
Current: 1.7

1.4
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.01
BJRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. BJRI: 10.01 )
BJRI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 26.6
Current: 10.01

0.5
26.6

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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BJ's Restaurants Inc was incorporated in California on October 1, 1991. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned and operated 146 restaurants located in 17 states (California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland and New Mexico). Each of its restaurants is currently operated as a BJs Restaurant & Brewery, BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJs Pizza & Grill or BJs Grill. During fiscal 2013, it opened 17 new restaurants. Four of the Companys locations brew its signature, proprietary craft BJs beer on the restaurant premises. All of its other restaurants receive their BJs beer either from one of these four brewery locations and/or independent third party brewers. The Company currently operates in one operating segment: casual dining restaurants, four of which have on-premise brewing operations that produce BJs signature, proprietary craft beers for its restaurants. It operates in one geographic area; the United States of America. The Company has registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office its standard and seasonal beer logos and names, as well as many of its signature menu item names including Great White and Sweet Pig for its proprietary pizzas, Together At Last! for its proprietary appetizer, Pizookie for its proprietary dessert and Wow, I Love This Place for its proprietary motto. It competes with casual dining chain restaurants and other food and beverage service operations. It also competes with national and regional restaurant chains and locally-owned restaurants. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations that affect its business. Its restaurants and breweries are subject to tied house laws and the three tier system of liquor distribution, both of which were introduced at the federal level after the repeal of Prohibition.
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