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

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 3.0% and pay out 61.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Bloomin’ Brands and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bloomin’ Brands 1 7 1 0 2.00
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors 272 1547 2139 73 2.50

Bloomin’ Brands currently has a consensus target price of $20.63, suggesting a potential upside of 19.01%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 11.08%. Given Bloomin’ Brands’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bloomin’ Brands is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

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

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 1.97% 12.43% 1.74%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bloomin’ Brands $4.19 billion $402.41 million 19.26
Bloomin’ Brands Competitors $2.04 billion $349.09 million -3.78

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.

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

Summary

Bloomin’ Brands beats its rivals on 8 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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