The Habit Restaurants (HABT) vs. Its Peers Critical Contrast

The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ: HABT) is one of 42 public companies in the “Restaurants & Bars” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare The Habit Restaurants to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Habit Restaurants and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
The Habit Restaurants $283.81 million $4.66 million 40.22
The Habit Restaurants Competitors $1.80 billion $161.02 million 246.41

The Habit Restaurants’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than The Habit Restaurants. The Habit Restaurants is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares The Habit Restaurants and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Habit Restaurants 1.46% 4.09% 1.75%
The Habit Restaurants Competitors 0.13% -30.07% 1.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for The Habit Restaurants and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Habit Restaurants 0 5 2 0 2.29
The Habit Restaurants Competitors 287 1620 2196 77 2.49

The Habit Restaurants presently has a consensus target price of $16.36, suggesting a potential upside of 76.83%. As a group, “Restaurants & Bars” companies have a potential upside of 13.61%. Given The Habit Restaurants’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe The Habit Restaurants is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.1% of The Habit Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.1% of The Habit Restaurants shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.2% of shares of all “Restaurants & Bars” companies are held by company 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

The Habit Restaurants competitors beat The Habit Restaurants on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

The Habit Restaurants Company Profile

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Habit Burger Grill) is a fast casual restaurant company. The Company is engaged in preparing made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it offers sides, shakes and malts. The Company prepares its burgers with char-grilled preparation, topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. It operates a range of restaurant formats, including end-cap, free-standing, inline, end-cap drive-thru and traditional stand-alone drive-in, primarily within suburban shopping centers and retail settings. As of December 27, 2016, the Company had 172 locations in 15 markets in 10 states and the United Arab Emirates, including franchised/licensed locations (excluding six licensed locations in Santa Barbara County, California).

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