Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bloomin’ Brands to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bloomin’ Brands and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bloomin’ Brands $4.19 billion $402.41 million 19.20
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors $2.03 billion $348.37 million -4.36

Bloomin’ Brands has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Bloomin’ Brands is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Bloomin’ Brands and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bloomin’ Brands 2.29% 74.68% 5.48%
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors 1.74% 19.42% 1.70%

Dividends

Bloomin’ Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Bloomin’ Brands pays out 35.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 61.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.0% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Bloomin’ Brands and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bloomin’ Brands 1 7 1 0 2.00
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors 372 1713 2186 82 2.45

Bloomin’ Brands currently has a consensus target price of $20.63, suggesting a potential upside of 19.36%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 12.71%. Given Bloomin’ Brands’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Bloomin’ Brands is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Bloomin’ Brands has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bloomin’ Brands’ rivals have a beta of 0.66, suggesting that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bloomin’ Brands beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Bloomin’ Brands

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. is a holding company. The Company owns and operates casual, upscale casual and fine dining restaurants. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. and International. The U.S. segment includes all brands operating in the United States. The International segment includes brands operating outside the United States. As of December 25, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of four restaurant concepts: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC (OSI) is the Company’s primary operating entity. New Private Restaurant Properties, LLC (PRP), an indirect subsidiary of the Company, leases the Company-owned restaurant properties to OSI’s subsidiaries. As of December 25, 2016, the Company owned and operated 1,276 restaurants and franchised 240 restaurants across 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 20 countries.

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