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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bloomin’ Brands and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bloomin’ Brands 1 7 2 0 2.10
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors 277 1569 2161 73 2.50

Bloomin’ Brands currently has a consensus target price of $20.78, suggesting a potential upside of 15.37%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 9.68%. Given Bloomin’ Brands’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Bloomin’ Brands is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Bloomin’ Brands and its peers’ 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 1.82% 12.58% 1.79%

Risk and Volatility

Bloomin’ Brands has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bloomin’ Brands’ peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.9% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.1% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bloomin’ Brands $4.19 billion $402.41 million 20.01
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors $2.04 billion $349.42 million -3.25

Bloomin’ Brands has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Bloomin’ Brands 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.

Dividends

Bloomin’ Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. 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 2.9% and pay out 61.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

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

Bloomin’ Brands Company Profile

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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