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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.22
RUTH's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. RUTH: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
RUTH' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.45
RUTH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. RUTH: 0.45 )
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: 0.45
-0.46
0.56
Interest Coverage 42.29
RUTH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.97 vs. RUTH: 42.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
RUTH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 11.64 Max: 56.67
Current: 42.29
1.04
56.67
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 6.26
Beneish M-Score: -3.44
WACC vs ROIC
3.75%
30.69%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 12.16
RUTH's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. RUTH: 12.16 )
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: 12.32
Current: 12.16
-16.83
12.32
Net Margin % 7.89
RUTH's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. RUTH: 7.89 )
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: 8.03
Current: 7.89
-13.69
8.03
ROE % 36.76
RUTH's ROE % is ranked higher than
95% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. RUTH: 36.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
RUTH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.07  Med: 20.31 Max: 36.76
Current: 36.76
-86.07
36.76
ROA % 15.71
RUTH's ROA % is ranked higher than
92% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. RUTH: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
RUTH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.46  Med: 7.55 Max: 15.71
Current: 15.71
-19.46
15.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 48.59
RUTH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
79% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. RUTH: 48.59 )
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: 48.59
-49.16
53.61
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 10.10
RUTH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. RUTH: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
RUTH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.9 Max: 14.3
Current: 10.1
0
14.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.80
RUTH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. RUTH: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
RUTH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.7 Max: 18.7
Current: 10.8
0
18.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.60
RUTH's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. RUTH: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
RUTH' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.6 Max: 123.4
Current: 11.6
0
123.4
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722511    SIC: 5812
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Traded in other countries:R6R.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc is a restaurant company focused on the upscale dining segment. It operates Company-owned Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants and sells franchise rights to Ruth's Chris Steak House franchisees.

Ruth's operates or franchises approximately 150 fine-dining restaurants under the name Ruth's Chris Steak House. Most restaurants are in the United States, but the company has several franchised restaurants in Canada in addition to multiple locations in Mexico, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. More than half of all Ruth's Chris restaurants are franchised. The company receives a 5% royalty on sales at franchised restaurants. Those franchise fees account for nearly 5% of total company sales. Purchasing decisions are made at the restaurant level with the executive chef working with corporate managers to ensure consistent sourcing of meat, fish, produce, and other supplies.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 23.23
RUTH's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.59 vs. RUTH: 23.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
RUTH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 18.88 Max: 44.93
Current: 23.23
2.13
44.93
Forward PE Ratio 20.37
RUTH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. RUTH: 20.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 22.99
RUTH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.55 vs. RUTH: 22.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
RUTH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 18.36 Max: 41.93
Current: 22.99
2.13
41.93
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.38
RUTH's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
74% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. RUTH: 16.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 14.65 Max: 191.12
Current: 16.38
2.12
191.12
PB Ratio 7.82
RUTH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. RUTH: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
RUTH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 3.74 Max: 9.11
Current: 7.82
0.25
9.11
PS Ratio 1.85
RUTH's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. RUTH: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
RUTH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.85
0.04
2.11
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.15
RUTH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 vs. RUTH: 18.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.05  Med: 12.44 Max: 35.57
Current: 18.15
2.05
35.57
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.72
RUTH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. RUTH: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.31 Max: 21.19
Current: 10.72
0.51
21.19
EV-to-EBIT 15.25
RUTH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. RUTH: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
RUTH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 12.2 Max: 25.7
Current: 15.25
-3.7
25.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.77
RUTH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. RUTH: 11.77 )
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: 14.4
Current: 11.77
-5
14.4
PEG Ratio 1.51
RUTH's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. RUTH: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
RUTH' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.51
0.21
2.85
Shiller PE Ratio 141.62
RUTH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.45 vs. RUTH: 141.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
RUTH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 77.78  Med: 98.76 Max: 361.25
Current: 141.62
77.78
361.25
Current Ratio 0.32
RUTH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. RUTH: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
RUTH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.32
0.25
0.78
Quick Ratio 0.21
RUTH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. RUTH: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
RUTH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.21
0.17
0.67
Days Inventory 9.55
RUTH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 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: 10.34 Max: 12.09
Current: 9.55
9.35
12.09
Days Sales Outstanding 9.18
RUTH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. RUTH: 9.18 )
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: 9.18
0.58
21.58
Days Payable 11.24
RUTH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 40.07 vs. RUTH: 11.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
RUTH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.15  Med: 12.54 Max: 27.68
Current: 11.24
9.15
27.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.44
RUTH's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
52% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. RUTH: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
RUTH' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.44
0.3
1.93
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.31
RUTH's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. RUTH: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
RUTH' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.31
0.17
0.31
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 32.60
RUTH's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. RUTH: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
RUTH' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 32.6
Current: 32.6
0
32.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.62
RUTH's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
53% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. RUTH: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.41
RUTH's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
62% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. RUTH: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
RUTH' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.41
0.3
1.93
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.40
RUTH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. RUTH: 4.40 )
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: -0.75 Max: 0
Current: 4.4
-25.6
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 23.98
RUTH's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. RUTH: 23.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.02  Med: 20.5 Max: 572.86
Current: 23.98
6.02
572.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.26
RUTH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. RUTH: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.26
0.45
1.98
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.71
RUTH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. RUTH: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.71
0.07
2.08
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.71
RUTH's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. RUTH: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.42 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.71
0.62
1.94
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.97
RUTH's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. RUTH: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
RUTH' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.88 Max: 23.59
Current: 4.97
1.7
23.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.55
RUTH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. RUTH: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
RUTH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: 7.9 Max: 13.3
Current: 6.55
-39.7
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.03
RUTH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. RUTH: 18.03 )
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: 11.4 Max: 59.7
Current: 18.03
4.6
59.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $389.60
EPS (TTM) $ 0.96
Beta0.26
Short Percentage of Float2.69%
52-Week Range $13.74 - 22.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.09 1.16
EPS without NRI ($) 1.09 1.16
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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