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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 0.29
TAST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. TAST: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TAST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.29
Equity to Asset 0.23
TAST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TAST: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TAST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.23
-0.22
0.36
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.61
M-Score: -3.52
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 (%) 0.67
TAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. TAST: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.71  Med: 5.39 Max: 8.55
Current: 0.67
-2.71
8.55
Net-margin (%) -5.48
TAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. TAST: -5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.5  Med: 0.80 Max: 3.34
Current: -5.48
-5.5
3.34
ROE (%) -37.91
TAST's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. TAST: -37.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.49  Med: 31.23 Max: 1570.44
Current: -37.91
-41.49
1570.44
ROA (%) -11.22
TAST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. TAST: -11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.91  Med: 1.63 Max: 4.91
Current: -11.22
-10.91
4.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.35
TAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. TAST: -4.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.9  Med: 19.20 Max: 32.1
Current: -4.35
-9.9
32.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
TAST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. TAST: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.9  Med: -6.90 Max: 20.9
Current: 11.8
-24.9
20.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
TAST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. TAST: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -11.40 Max: 0.3
Current: -1
0
0.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 294.70
TAST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. TAST: 294.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.5  Med: 6.40 Max: 294.7
Current: 294.7
-51.5
294.7
» TAST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
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Q4 2014

TAST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 1,335,274 sh (+1.52%)
Private Capital 1,370,016 sh (+0.57%)
Chuck Royce 1,335,274 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 3,198,021 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 3,198,021 sh (-9.43%)
Jim Simons 102,000 sh (-10.76%)
» More
Q1 2015

TAST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 160,000 sh (+56.86%)
Private Capital 1,671,743 sh (+22.02%)
Chuck Royce 1,284,274 sh (-3.82%)
John Keeley 2,738,221 sh (-14.38%)
» More
Q2 2015

TAST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 314,400 sh (+96.50%)
Private Capital 1,759,358 sh (+5.24%)
Chuck Royce 1,184,774 sh (-7.75%)
John Keeley 2,005,900 sh (-26.74%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 4.75
TAST's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. TAST: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TAST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.55 Max: 11.67
Current: 4.75
0.65
11.67
P/S 0.55
TAST's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TAST: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TAST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.55
0.01
0.57
POCF 9.38
TAST's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. TAST: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TAST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.40 Max: 62.09
Current: 9.38
0.21
62.09
Current Ratio 1.35
TAST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TAST: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.35
0.36
1.91
Quick Ratio 1.23
TAST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. TAST: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.23
0.28
1.75
Days Inventory 3.71
TAST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. TAST: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TAST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 4.40 Max: 6.87
Current: 3.71
2.15
6.87
Days Sales Outstanding 2.82
TAST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. TAST: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.67 Max: 7.01
Current: 2.82
1.35
7.01

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 10.45
TAST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. TAST: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TAST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.62 Max: 29.3
Current: 10.45
0.4
29.3
Price/Median PS Value 4.02
TAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. TAST: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TAST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.3
Current: 4.02
0.13
3.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.19
TAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. TAST: -1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.19  Med: 13.00 Max: 17.2
Current: -1.19
-1.19
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.82
TAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. TAST: -3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TAST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -39  Med: -17.30 Max: 28.5
Current: -3.82
-39
28.5

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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