As of September 20, 2014, year-to-date (or YTD) returns for Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) was -30.7%, compared to average returns of 9.9% on the S&P 500 Index and an average -7.9% for the casual restaurant segment.
Bloomin’ Brands operates casual dining restaurants. It competes with companies such as Brinker International (EAT), which had a YTD return of 6.6%, and Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (TXRH), which had a YTD return of negative 17%.
In the chart above, we compare Bloomin’ Brands with six of its competitors in the casual dining concept. Return on equity for this segment of the restaurant was 38.2% with a dividend yield of 1.7%. Bloomin’ Brands does not give dividends.
The price to earnings (or P/E) and the average next twelve month P/E indicate that the company will trade 15.4 times its earnings, the slowest among its peers in the chart above.
Alternatively, if you had invested in a broader portfolio like the ETF Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), which includes the casual dining restaurants in the chart above, you would have gotten a YTD return on investment of 8%.
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