Bloomin’ Brands loses to its peers in year-to-date returns



Year-to-date returns

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.


Industry competition

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%.

Further reading

Market Realist analyzes how companies have performed compared to their previous results and their peers. We publish earnings overviews every quarter.

Recent articles on Market Realist offer additional insight into the restaurant industry. See articles about why Wendy’s (WEN) top line declined, the digital strategy and cash-back cards of Tim Hortons (THI), or why Starbucks (SBUX) is expanding relevant offerings.

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