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

Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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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

50.7%

CHUY

20.7%

US Hospitality

9.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-30.8%

CHUY

-40.8%

US Hospitality

-6.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CHUY exceeded the US Hospitality industry which returned -43% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CHUY underperformed the US Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CHUYIndustryMarket
7 Day50.7%20.7%9.4%
30 Day-12.7%-19.9%-3.9%
90 Day-43.8%-45.3%-16.5%
1 Year-30.8%-30.8%-39.2%-40.8%-4.8%-6.8%
3 Year-49.1%-49.1%-25.7%-30.7%23.4%15.2%
5 Year-40.4%-40.4%-20.1%-28.9%41.3%25.7%

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?

13.3%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CHUY ($14.42) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($16.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CHUY is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CHUY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.8x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (12.8x).

PE vs Market: CHUY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.8x) compared to the US market (13.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CHUY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHUY is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (1.3x).


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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 8 analysts?

38.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHUY's forecast earnings growth (38% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CHUY's earnings (38% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CHUY's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (6.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHUY's revenue (2.7% 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 (1.8%).


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Past Performance

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

-3.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHUY has a large one-off loss of $14.8M impacting its December 29 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CHUY's current net profit margins (1.5%) are higher than last year (1.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHUY's earnings have declined by -3.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CHUY's earnings growth over the past year (9.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CHUY earnings growth over the past year (9.5%) exceeded the Hospitality industry 1.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CHUY's Return on Equity (3.2%) is considered low.


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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 ($16.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($36.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: CHUY's short term assets ($16.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($214.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CHUY is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CHUY has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 7.4%.

Debt Coverage: CHUY has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: CHUY has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


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 payouts.

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

4.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steve Hislop (59yo)

12.75s

Tenure

US$1,361,385

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 ($USD1.36M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.45M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Steven Hislop
Chairman12.75yrsUS$1.36m0.63% $1.5m
Jon Howie
VP, CFO & Director1.92yrsUS$2.57m0.29% $697.2k
John Mountford
Chief Operating Officer1.58yrsUS$786.10k0.12% $278.1k
Tim Larson
General Counsel & Secretaryno datano datano data
Ashley Ingle
Director of Marketingno datano datano data
Marcia Williams
Vice President of Human Resources4.17yrsno datano data
Susan Kittrell
Controllerno datano datano data
John Korman
Director of Operations1.58yrsno datano data

4.2yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CHUY's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Steven Hislop
Chairman12.75yrsUS$1.36m0.63% $1.5m
Jon Howie
VP, CFO & Director1.92yrsUS$2.57m0.29% $697.2k
Starlette Johnson
Independent Director7.58yrsUS$82.49k0.036% $86.9k
Saed Mohseni
Lead Independent Director1.92yrsUS$87.49k0.036% $86.9k
Randall DeWitt
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$79.99k0.045% $108.5k
Ira Zecher
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$89.99k0.022% $53.6k

2.7yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CHUY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


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$239.583m
  • Shares outstanding: 16.61m
  • 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 Analysis2020/04/10 02:50
End of Day Share Price2020/04/09 00:00
Earnings2019/12/29
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.