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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
RUTH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. RUTH: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
RUTH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.42
RUTH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. RUTH: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
RUTH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.46  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.42
-0.46
0.56
Interest Coverage 51.46
RUTH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 22.92 vs. RUTH: 51.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
RUTH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 11.23 Max: 56.67
Current: 51.46
1.04
56.67
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.83
M-Score: -3.59
WACC vs ROIC
4.97%
29.41%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.60
RUTH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. RUTH: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
RUTH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.83  Med: 9.44 Max: 11.99
Current: 11.6
-16.83
11.99
Net-margin (%) 7.84
RUTH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. RUTH: 7.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
RUTH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.69  Med: 5.3 Max: 8.76
Current: 7.84
-13.69
8.76
ROE (%) 30.91
RUTH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. RUTH: 30.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
RUTH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.07  Med: 20.31 Max: 43.96
Current: 30.91
-86.07
43.96
ROA (%) 15.51
RUTH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. RUTH: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
RUTH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.46  Med: 7.55 Max: 15.51
Current: 15.51
-19.46
15.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 50.56
RUTH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.86 vs. RUTH: 50.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
RUTH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.16  Med: 27.53 Max: 53.61
Current: 50.56
-49.16
53.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
RUTH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. RUTH: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RUTH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.7 Max: 14.3
Current: 6.2
0
14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
RUTH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. RUTH: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RUTH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.3 Max: 18.7
Current: 11.9
0
18.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-30)


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RUTH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc is a restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruths Chris Steak House, Mitchells Fish Market, Columbus Fish Market, Mitchells Steakhouse and Camerons Steakhouse concepts.

Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc was founded in 1965. It is a restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruths Chris Steak House, Mitchells Fish Market, Columbus Fish Market, Mitchells Steakhouse and Camerons Steakhouse concepts. As of December 29, 2013, there were 139 Ruths Chris Steak House restaurants, including 63 Company-owned restaurants, one restaurant operating under a management agreement and 75 franchisee-owned restaurants, including eighteen international franchisee-owned restaurants in Aruba, Canada, China, Hong Kong, El Salvador, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. The Company also operates 19 Mitchells Fish Markets and three Camerons Steakhouse restaurants, located primarily in the Midwest and Florida. Ruths Chris Steak House offers a broad selection of USDA Prime- and Choice-grade steaks and other premium offerings served in Ruths Chris signature fashionsizzlingcomplemented by other traditional menu items inspired by its New Orleans heritage. Mitchells Fish Market is a nineteen-restaurant upscale seafood concept with a menu featuring the seafood from around the world. Mitchells Fish Market is open for both lunch and dinner, offering a menu of more than 60 seafood dishes that changes frequently based on availability and season. Mitchells/Camerons Steakhouse is an American steakhouse concept offering hand-selected prime steaks aged to perfection. Complementing its steaks and the seafood are house-made side dishes and a wine list featuring many of the worlds finest labels. Mitchells Steakhouse has two restaurants in the Columbus, Ohio area. Camerons Steakhouse is located in Birmingham, MI. Its competitors include Flemings, The Capital Grille, Smith & Wollensky, The Palm, Del Friscos and Mortons of Chicago. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state and local government regulation, including regulations relating to public health and safety, zoning and fire codes and the sale of alcoholic beverages and food.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.19
RUTH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. RUTH: 16.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
RUTH' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 19.27 Max: 63.07
Current: 16.19
2.13
63.07
Forward P/E 14.16
RUTH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. RUTH: 14.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.56
RUTH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.46 vs. RUTH: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
RUTH' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 18.69 Max: 53.23
Current: 16.56
2.13
53.23
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 15.13
RUTH's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 26.42 vs. RUTH: 15.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
RUTH' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 14.42 Max: 191.12
Current: 15.13
2.12
191.12
P/B 5.67
RUTH's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. RUTH: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
RUTH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 3.75 Max: 13.12
Current: 5.67
0.25
13.12
P/S 1.28
RUTH's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. RUTH: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
RUTH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.28
0.04
2.07
PFCF 17.92
RUTH's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.32 vs. RUTH: 17.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
RUTH' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.05  Med: 12.4 Max: 48.99
Current: 17.92
2.05
48.99
POCF 9.23
RUTH's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. RUTH: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
RUTH' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.31 Max: 19.42
Current: 9.23
0.51
19.42
EV-to-EBIT 11.31
RUTH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.52 vs. RUTH: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
RUTH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 12.4 Max: 25.7
Current: 11.31
-3.7
25.7
EV-to-EBITDA 8.74
RUTH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. RUTH: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
RUTH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 8.6 Max: 16.8
Current: 8.74
-5
16.8
PEG 1.37
RUTH's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. RUTH: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
RUTH' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.37
0.21
2.85
Shiller P/E 79.80
RUTH's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.52 vs. RUTH: 79.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
RUTH' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 79.8  Med: 96.35 Max: 361.25
Current: 79.8
79.8
361.25
Current Ratio 0.26
RUTH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. RUTH: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
RUTH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.26
0.26
0.78
Quick Ratio 0.18
RUTH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. RUTH: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
RUTH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.18
0.18
0.67
Days Inventory 9.55
RUTH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. RUTH: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
RUTH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.35  Med: 10.47 Max: 12.09
Current: 9.55
9.35
12.09
Days Sales Outstanding 9.10
RUTH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. RUTH: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
RUTH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 12.51 Max: 21.58
Current: 9.1
0.58
21.58
Days Payable 10.15
RUTH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 35.97 vs. RUTH: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
RUTH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.15  Med: 16.11 Max: 61.88
Current: 10.15
9.15
61.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.84
RUTH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. RUTH: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
RUTH' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.4 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.84
0.3
1.84
Dividend Payout 0.30
RUTH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. RUTH: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
RUTH' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.3
0.18
0.83
Forward Dividend Yield 1.86
RUTH's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. RUTH: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.84
RUTH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. RUTH: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
RUTH' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.4 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.84
0.3
1.84
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.30
RUTH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. RUTH: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
RUTH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.6  Med: -1 Max: 0
Current: 1.3
-25.6
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 21.41
RUTH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. RUTH: 21.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
RUTH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.02  Med: 17.1 Max: 572.86
Current: 21.41
6.02
572.86
Price/Projected FCF 1.05
RUTH's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. RUTH: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
RUTH' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.3 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.05
0.55
1.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
RUTH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. RUTH: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
RUTH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.21
0.07
1.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.18
RUTH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. RUTH: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
RUTH' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.04
Current: 1.18
0.62
2.04
Price/Graham Number 3.96
RUTH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. RUTH: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
RUTH' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.75 Max: 23.59
Current: 3.96
1.7
23.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.89
RUTH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. RUTH: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
RUTH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 7.9 Max: 13.3
Current: 8.89
3.9
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.90
RUTH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. RUTH: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
RUTH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 10.7 Max: 59.7
Current: 19.9
4.6
59.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $379.6
EPS (TTM) $ 0.90
Beta0.44
Short Percentage of Float1.66%
52-Week Range $14.55 - 18.78
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 388 414
EPS ($) 0.96 1.06
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.96 1.06
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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