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

Profitability

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its competitors’ 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 1.70% 19.16% 1.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Fiesta Restaurant Group and its competitors, 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 364 1688 2170 82 2.46

Fiesta Restaurant Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.40, suggesting a potential upside of 47.17%. All “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 12.90%. Given Fiesta Restaurant Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fiesta Restaurant Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fiesta Restaurant Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fiesta Restaurant Group $701.79 million $69.79 million -22.08
Fiesta Restaurant Group Competitors $2.03 billion $348.56 million -5.74

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

Volatility and Risk

Fiesta Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiesta Restaurant Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.1% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Fiesta Restaurant Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

Fiesta Restaurant Group Company Profile

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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