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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.27
TAST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. TAST: 0.27 )
TAST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.35
TAST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TAST: 0.35 )
TAST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.35

-0.22
0.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.36
M-Score: -3.48
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.54
TAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. TAST: -0.54 )
TAST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.71   Max: 8.55
Current: -0.54

-2.71
8.55
Net-margin (%) -1.98
TAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. TAST: -1.98 )
TAST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 2.68
Current: -1.98

-3.5
2.68
ROE (%) -13.24
TAST's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. TAST: -13.24 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.3   Max: 1534.54
Current: -13.24

-25.3
1534.54
ROA (%) -3.74
TAST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. TAST: -3.74 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.69   Max: 4.91
Current: -3.74

-4.69
4.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.35
TAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. TAST: -2.35 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.97   Max: 32.1
Current: -2.35

-8.97
32.1
Revenue Growth (%) -7.50
TAST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TAST: -7.50 )
TAST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 2.1
Current: -7.5

-13.9
2.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -26.80
TAST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. TAST: -26.80 )
TAST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -4.6
Current: -26.8

» TAST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TAST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Private Capital 737,725 sh (+18.25%)
John Keeley 2,860,521 sh (+5.63%)
Chuck Royce 1,210,274 sh (+3.26%)
Donald Smith 211,143 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

TAST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 72,904 sh (New)
John Keeley 3,390,021 sh (+18.51%)
Private Capital 772,975 sh (+4.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,225,274 sh (+1.24%)
Donald Smith 211,143 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

TAST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 171,162 sh (+134.78%)
Private Capital 1,365,328 sh (+76.63%)
John Keeley 3,531,021 sh (+4.16%)
Chuck Royce 1,275,274 sh (+4.08%)
Donald Smith 211,143 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

TAST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,315,274 sh (+3.14%)
John Keeley 3,531,021 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
Private Capital 1,362,276 sh (-0.22%)
Jim Simons 114,300 sh (-33.22%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TAST

(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
Donald Smith 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$6.56 - $7.68 $ 7.686%0
Private Capital 2014-06-30 Add 76.63%0.48%$6.26 - $7.56 $ 7.6811%1365328
Private Capital 2013-09-30 Add 22.38%0.06%$6.01 - $6.89 $ 7.6821%623864
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$4.71 - $6.64 $ 7.6838%211143
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Add 41.25%0.11%$5.92 - $6.65 $ 7.6823%2708971
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 205.62%0.16%$5.18 - $6.17 $ 7.6834%1917788
John Keeley 2012-06-30 New Buy0.08%$4.19 - $15.83 $ 7.68-18%627500
Donald Smith 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$11.02 - $15.42 $ 7.68-32%0
Private Capital 2011-09-30 Add 100.85%0.15%$7.97 - $10.89 $ 7.68-18%392150
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.99
TAST's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. TAST: 1.99 )
TAST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 11.67
Current: 1.99

0.65
11.67
P/S 0.32
TAST's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. TAST: 0.32 )
TAST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32

0.01
0.32
EV-to-EBIT -107.96
TAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. TAST: -107.96 )
TAST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -107.9   Max: 88.6
Current: -107.96

-107.9
88.6
Shiller P/E 75.98
TAST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAST: 75.98 )
TAST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 78
Current: 75.98

2.3
78
Current Ratio 1.24
TAST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TAST: 1.24 )
TAST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.24

0.36
1.91
Quick Ratio 1.13
TAST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. TAST: 1.13 )
TAST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.13

0.28
1.75

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 18.73
TAST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TAST: 18.73 )
TAST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.59   Max: 17.56
Current: 18.73

10.59
17.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.87
TAST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. TAST: 5.87 )
TAST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 51.21
Current: 5.87

0.43
51.21
Price/Median PS Value 4.49
TAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. TAST: 4.49 )
TAST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.21
Current: 4.49

0.27
4.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.90
TAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. TAST: -0.90 )
TAST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 17.2
Current: -0.9

1.1
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -31.49
TAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
59% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. TAST: -31.49 )
TAST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 35.9
Current: -31.49

-38.3
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Carrols Restaurant Group Inc is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated in 1986. It conducts all of its operations through its direct and indirect subsidiaries and has no assets other than the shares of Carrols, its direct wholly-owned subsidiary. Prior to November 21, 2006 it was known as Carrols Holdings Corporation. On November 21, 2006, it amended its certificate of incorporation to change its name to Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. The Company owned and operated 564 Burger King restaurants located in 13 Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states. It has a total of 13,667 Burger King restaurants, of which 13,615 were franchised and 7,436 were located in the United States and Canada. Burger King restaurants feature the popular flame-broiled Whopper sandwich, as well as a variety of hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, salads, breakfast items, snacks, smoothies, frappes and other offerings. The Company' competitors are McDonald's and Wendy's. It is subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various other federal and state laws governing such matters as: minimum wage requirements; unemployment compensation; overtime; and other working conditions and citizenship requirements.
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