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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
TAST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TAST: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TAST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
TAST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TAST: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TAST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.3
-0.22
0.36
Interest Coverage 1.49
TAST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.99 vs. TAST: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TAST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.49
0.87
2.75
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.75
Beneish M-Score: -2.24
WACC vs ROIC
5.23%
43.94%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 2.87
TAST's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
63% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. TAST: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TAST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.71  Med: 3.44 Max: 7.02
Current: 2.87
-2.71
7.02
Net Margin % 3.93
TAST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. TAST: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TAST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 1.91 Max: 4.82
Current: 3.93
-5.5
4.82
ROE % 28.71
TAST's ROE % is ranked higher than
92% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. TAST: 28.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TAST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.49  Med: 26.4 Max: 1570.44
Current: 28.71
-41.49
1570.44
ROA % 8.10
TAST's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. TAST: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TAST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.98  Med: 2.75 Max: 9.91
Current: 8.1
-10.98
9.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 11.47
TAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. TAST: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TAST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 7.7 Max: 28.17
Current: 11.47
-9.9
28.17
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -10.00
TAST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. TAST: -10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TAST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: -7 Max: 20.9
Current: -10
-24.9
20.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.20
TAST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. TAST: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TAST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.3 Max: 42.6
Current: 14.2
0
42.6
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722513    SIC: 5812
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Traded in other countries:XQC.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc owns and operates restaurants under the Burger King brand in Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states. It offers hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, breakfast items and other offerings.

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc is a United States based restaurant company that operates Burger King franchisee. 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, hot dogs, snacks, smoothies, frappes and other offerings. Burger King restaurants have a distinctive image and are generally located in high-traffic areas throughout the United States. Burger King restaurants are designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers, with multiple day-part meal segments targeted to different groups of consumers.

Guru Investment Theses on Carrols Restaurant Group Inc

Keeley Funds Comments on Carrol’s Restaurant Group - Nov 16, 2015

Another strong performer during the quarter was Carrol’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) which rose over 14 percent and added 16 basis points of performance to the Fund during the quarter. The company has exceeded the accretion goals from its prior acquisition of a large Burger King franchisee. In addition, Burger King has been much more nimble in adjusting its menu versus McDonald’s, thereby taking share as consumer tastes have evolved. With the strong stock performance and the shares nearing fair value, we have been trimming our position.





From Keeley Small Cap Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 15.18
TAST's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.38 vs. TAST: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
TAST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 3.75 Max: 881.43
Current: 15.18
0.76
881.43
PE Ratio without NRI 15.18
TAST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
84% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.78 vs. TAST: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
TAST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 3.56 Max: 53.89
Current: 15.18
0.76
53.89
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.14
TAST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
78% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. TAST: 15.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
TAST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 20.98 Max: 216
Current: 15.14
2.46
216
PB Ratio 2.89
TAST's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. TAST: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TAST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.79 Max: 11.64
Current: 2.89
0.65
11.64
PS Ratio 0.54
TAST's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TAST: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TAST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.54
0.01
0.79
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.58
TAST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
71% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. TAST: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
TAST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.88 Max: 63.24
Current: 8.58
0.21
63.24
EV-to-EBIT 24.79
TAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. TAST: 24.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TAST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107.9  Med: 7.4 Max: 323.3
Current: 24.79
-107.9
323.3
EV-to-EBITDA 8.87
TAST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. TAST: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TAST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 10.3 Max: 82.9
Current: 8.87
3.6
82.9
PEG Ratio 0.81
TAST's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. TAST: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
TAST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.79 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.81
0.57
3.25
Shiller PE Ratio 70.02
TAST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.82 vs. TAST: 70.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
TAST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.78  Med: 61.89 Max: 86.19
Current: 70.02
16.78
86.19
Current Ratio 0.47
TAST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TAST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.47
0.36
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.36
TAST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. TAST: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.36
0.28
1.75
Days Inventory 3.59
TAST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. TAST: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TAST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 4.2 Max: 6.87
Current: 3.59
3.06
6.87
Days Sales Outstanding 3.48
TAST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. TAST: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 3.01 Max: 7.01
Current: 3.48
2.19
7.01
Days Payable 8.77
TAST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 40.07 vs. TAST: 8.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TAST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.77  Med: 11.32 Max: 18.64
Current: 8.77
8.77
18.64

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.90
TAST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. TAST: -15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TAST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.6  Med: -4.9 Max: 0
Current: -15.9
-18.6
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.56
TAST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TAST: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TAST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.56
0.09
3.45
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.61
TAST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. TAST: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
TAST' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.54 Max: 3.22
Current: 0.61
0.18
3.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.04
TAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. TAST: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TAST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: 3.8 Max: 17.4
Current: 4.04
-8.4
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 20.14
TAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
79% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. TAST: 20.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
TAST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.1  Med: -6.85 Max: 28.6
Current: 20.14
-37.1
28.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $960.92
EPS (TTM) $ 0.81
Beta-0.28
Short Percentage of Float5.65%
52-Week Range $9.60 - 17.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)36.20
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