NasdaqGS:CHUY

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Executive Summary

Chuy's Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Chuy’s name in 19 states, including the Southeastern and Midwestern United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Chuy's Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CHUY's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.3%

CHUY

3.9%

US Hospitality

4.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-36.7%

CHUY

-28.5%

US Hospitality

4.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CHUY underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -28.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CHUY underperformed the US Market which returned 5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CHUYIndustryMarket
7 Day6.3%3.9%4.0%
30 Day-18.9%-10.0%1.3%
90 Day50.8%51.5%29.5%
1 Year-36.7%-36.7%-27.0%-28.5%7.2%4.9%
3 Year-38.2%-38.2%-18.0%-23.3%36.1%27.2%
5 Year-49.2%-49.2%0.7%-10.2%65.3%46.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chuy's Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Chuy's Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.32x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CHUY ($14.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($9.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CHUY is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CHUY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.

PE vs Market: CHUY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CHUY's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHUY is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Chuy's Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

130.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHUY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CHUY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CHUY's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CHUY's revenue (11.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHUY's revenue (11.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CHUY's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (1.7%).


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Past Performance

How has Chuy's Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

-13.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHUY is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CHUY is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHUY is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -13.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CHUY's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CHUY is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-30.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CHUY has a negative Return on Equity (-5.19%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Chuy's Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CHUY's short term assets ($36.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($32.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: CHUY's short term assets ($36.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($235.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CHUY's debt to equity ratio (13.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: CHUY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 6.8% to 13.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CHUY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (145.5%).

Interest Coverage: CHUY is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Chuy's Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHUY's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHUY's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHUY's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHUY's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CHUY's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steve Hislop (60yo)

13yrs

Tenure

US$1,552,463

Compensation

Mr. Steven J. Hislop, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chuy's Holdings, Inc. since July 2007. Mr. Hislop served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD1.55M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Steven Hislop
Chairman13yrsUS$1.55m0.53% $1.5m
Jon Howie
VP, CFO & Director2.17yrsUS$856.41k0.28% $787.5k
John Mountford
Chief Operating Officer1.83yrsUS$548.53k0.098% $278.3k
Tim Larson
General Counsel & Secretaryno datano datano data
Ashley Ingle
Director of Marketingno datano datano data
Marcia Williams
Vice President of Human Resources4.42yrsno datano data
Susan Kittrell
Controllerno datano datano data
John Korman
Director of Operations1.83yrsno datano data

4.4yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CHUY's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Steven Hislop
Chairman13yrsUS$1.55m0.53% $1.5m
Jon Howie
VP, CFO & Director2.17yrsUS$856.41k0.28% $787.5k
Starlette Johnson
Independent Director7.83yrsUS$82.48k0.031% $87.0k
Saed Mohseni
Lead Independent Director2.17yrsUS$89.98k0.031% $87.0k
Randall DeWitt
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$79.98k0.038% $108.6k
Ira Zecher
Independent Director9.08yrsUS$89.98k0.026% $73.6k

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CHUY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CHUY insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 17.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Chuy's Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.
  • Ticker: CHUY
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$284.064m
  • Shares outstanding: 19.69m
  • Website: https://www.chuys.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Chuy's Holdings, Inc.
  • 1623 Toomey Road
  • Austin
  • Texas
  • 78704
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CHUYNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 2012
CUYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJul 2012

Biography

Chuy's Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Chuy’s name in 19 states, including the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. As of December 30, 2019, it operated 100 restaurants. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/04 23:59
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Earnings2020/03/29
Annual Earnings2019/12/29


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.