Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: CHUY) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Chuy’s Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chuy’s Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chuy’s Holdings $346.03 million $41.16 million 19.95
Chuy’s Holdings Competitors $2.03 billion $348.56 million -5.85

Chuy’s Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Chuy’s Holdings. Chuy’s Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.9% of Chuy’s Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Chuy’s Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Chuy’s Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chuy’s Holdings 0 6 2 0 2.25
Chuy’s Holdings Competitors 369 1699 2174 82 2.46

Chuy’s Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $27.88, suggesting a potential upside of 41.14%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 13.62%. Given Chuy’s Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Chuy’s Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Chuy’s Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chuy’s Holdings 4.86% 11.16% 7.30%
Chuy’s Holdings Competitors 1.53% 19.28% 1.61%

Volatility & Risk

Chuy’s Holdings has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chuy’s Holdings’ peers have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chuy’s Holdings peers beat Chuy’s Holdings on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Chuy’s Holdings

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. operates Chuy’s, a restaurant concept offering a distinct menu of authentic, freshly prepared Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated 80 Chuy’s restaurants across 16 states. The Company offers the same menu during lunch and dinner, which includes enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, combination platters and daily specials, complemented by a range of appetizers, soups and salads. Each of the Company’s restaurants offers a range of homemade sauces, including the signature Hatch green chile and creamy jalapeno sauces. The Company also offers a full-service bar in all of its restaurants providing its customers a range of beverage offerings, featuring a selection of specialty cocktails including its signature on-the-rocks margaritas made with fresh, hand-squeezed lime juice, and the Texas Martini, a made-to-order, hand-shaken cocktail served with jalapeno-stuffed olives.

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