Ruth’s Hospitality Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. operates a chain of upscale steak houses. The Company’s restaurants are located throughout the United States and in several international locations.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ruth’s Hospitality Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.19 per share on revenues of $105.97 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.17 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.57, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ruth’s Hospitality Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 393.65 344.63 352.98 369.57 398.59
Diluted EPS ($) -2.31 0.10 0.34 0.39 -0.58

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 99.64 101.03 97.71 84.80 115.08
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0440 -0.89 0.17 0.02 0.1061

Past Performance:
Ruth’s Hospitality Group has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)