Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) vs. Its Competitors Financial Survey

Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: FRGI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Fiesta Restaurant Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fiesta Restaurant Group -2.75% 11.77% 6.95%
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors 1.77% 12.50% 1.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fiesta Restaurant Group 1 5 1 0 2.00
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors 272 1549 2141 73 2.50

Fiesta Restaurant Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.40, suggesting a potential upside of 25.81%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 10.78%. Given Fiesta Restaurant Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fiesta Restaurant Group is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fiesta Restaurant Group $701.79 million $69.79 million -25.83
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors $2.04 billion $349.24 million -4.55

Fiesta Restaurant Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fiesta Restaurant Group. Fiesta Restaurant Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Fiesta Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiesta Restaurant Group’s peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fiesta Restaurant Group peers beat Fiesta Restaurant Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana through its subsidiaries Pollo Operations, Inc., and its subsidiaries, and Pollo Franchise, Inc., (collectively Pollo Tropical) and Taco Cabana, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively Taco Cabana). The Company operates through the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana segments. The Company’s Pollo Tropical restaurants offer Caribbean menu items, featuring its bone-in chicken marinated in blend of tropical fruit juices and grilled over an open flame. The Company also offers catering for parties and corporate events. The Company’s Taco Cabana restaurants serves Mexican food, including flame-grilled steak and chicken fajitas served on sizzling iron skillets, quesadillas, hand-rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, customizable salads served in its Cabana Bowl, and its breakfast tacos.

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