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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
TAST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. TAST: 0.01 )
TAST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.22
TAST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TAST: 0.22 )
TAST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.22

-0.22
0.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.11
M-Score: -2.91
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.76
TAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. TAST: -0.76 )
TAST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.71   Max: 8.55
Current: -0.76

-2.71
8.55
Net-margin (%) -2.04
TAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. TAST: -2.04 )
TAST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 3.34
Current: -2.04

-3.5
3.34
ROE (%) -17.51
TAST's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. TAST: -17.51 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.95   Max: 150.75
Current: -17.51

-20.95
150.75
ROA (%) -4.10
TAST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. TAST: -4.10 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.45   Max: 4.96
Current: -4.1

-5.45
4.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.33
TAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.07 vs. TAST: -3.33 )
TAST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.77   Max: 35.16
Current: -3.33

-10.77
35.16
Revenue Growth (%) 20.90
TAST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. TAST: 20.90 )
TAST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.9   Max: 20.9
Current: 20.9

-24.9
20.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.30
TAST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. TAST: 0.30 )
TAST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.9
Current: 0.3

0
16.9
» TAST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TAST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Donald Smith 211,143 sh (New)
Private Capital 509,775 sh (+13.11%)
Chuck Royce 1,120,964 sh (+10.1%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 2,637,980 sh (-7.34%)
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Q3 2013

TAST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Private Capital 623,864 sh (+22.38%)
Chuck Royce 1,172,064 sh (+4.56%)
John Keeley 2,707,980 sh (+2.65%)
Donald Smith 211,143 sh (unchged)
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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)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TAST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$4.71 - $6.64 $ 7.5736%211143
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Add 41.25%0.11%$5.92 - $6.65 $ 7.5721%2708971
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 205.62%0.16%$5.18 - $6.17 $ 7.5733%1917788
John Keeley 2012-06-30 New Buy0.08%$4.19 - $15.83 $ 7.57-19%627500
Donald Smith 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$11.02 - $15.42 $ 7.57-33%0
Donald Smith 2011-06-30 New Buy0.14%$8.81 - $10.15 $ 7.57-19%401833
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Ratios

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history
P/B 2.60
TAST's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. TAST: 2.60 )
TAST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 11.67
Current: 2.6

0.65
11.67
P/S 0.26
TAST's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. TAST: 0.26 )
TAST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.26

0.01
0.46
EV-to-EBIT -73.90
TAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. TAST: -73.90 )
TAST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 69.6
Current: -73.9

5.8
69.6
Shiller P/E 42.00
TAST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAST: 42.00 )
TAST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 43.56
Current: 42

2.3
43.56
Current Ratio 0.45
TAST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TAST: 0.45 )
TAST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.45

0.36
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.33
TAST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. TAST: 0.33 )
TAST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.33

0.28
1.75

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
TAST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAST: 2.20 )
TAST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.2

0.32
2.1
Price/Median PS Value 2.90
TAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. TAST: 2.90 )
TAST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 4.43
Current: 2.9

0.21
4.43
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.05
TAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. TAST: 5.05 )
TAST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 35.9
Current: 5.05

-16.8
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated in 1986. Carrols Restaurant Group 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. It operates as a restaurant company in the United States operating three restaurant brands in the quick-casual and quick-service restaurant segments with approximately 559 restaurants located in 17 states. It owns and operates two Hispanic restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical(r) and Taco Cabana (together referred to as its Hispanic Brands). It is a Burger King franchisee, based on the number of restaurants, and has operated Burger King Restaurants. It also franchises its Hispanic Brand restaurants with approximately 32 franchised restaurants located in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Honduras, the Bahamas and the United States. The Company's Hispanic Brands operate in the quick-casual restaurant segment, combining the convenience and value of quick-service restaurants with the menu variety, use of fresh ingredients and food quality more typical of casual dining restaurants. The Company's Pollo Tropical restaurants are known for their fresh grilled chicken marinated in its own blend of tropical fruit juices and spices. The Company's menu also features other items including roast pork, Caribbean fajitas, sandwiches, wraps, grilled ribs offered with a selection of sauces and Caribbean style 'made from scratch' side dishes and salads. It owns and operates a approximately 91 Pollo Tropical restaurants, of which 85 were located in Florida, four were located in New Jersey and one each was located in New York and Connecticut. The Company's Taco Cabana restaurants serve fresh Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican style food, including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, other Tex-Mex dishes, fresh-made flour tortillas, frozen margaritas and beer. It owns and operates approximately 156 Taco Cabana restaurants located in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, of which 150 were located in Texas. Burger King is the second largest hamburger restaurant chain in the world. Burger King Restaurants feature the popular flame-broiled Whopper(r) sandwich, as well as a variety of hamburgers and other sandwiches, fries, salads, breakfast items and other offerings. It is subject to extensive laws and regulations relating to the development and operation of restaurants.
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Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 18 2011 
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Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 06 2009 
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. and Carrols Corporation Report Revenues for 2008 and Update Earnings Jan 12 2009 

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