Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

1030 West Canton Avenue, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL, 32789, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,740

Industries

Restaurants

Company Description

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. engages in the development and operation of fine dining restaurants. It operates through the following segments: Company Owned Steakhouse Restaurants and Franchise Operations. The Company-Owned Steakhouse Restaurants segment operates restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House brand. The Franchise Operations segment includes franchisee-owned Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants. The company was founded by Ruth Fertel in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, FL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Vice President, Franchise Operations & Development

Owner

Managing Partner

General Partner

General Manager

General Manager

General Manager

Board of Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Daymon Worldwide, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director at Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

Director at The V Foundation

President at Dave & Buster's Management Corp., Inc.

Former Executive Vice President & General Manager-Pet Food Division at Big Heart Pet Brands Corp.

Former Interim Chief Financial Officer at Brinker International, Inc.

Executive Chairman at Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Landry's, Inc., Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. purchase Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. /Fish & Steakhouse Business from Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. purchases Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC /Fish & Steakhouse Bus (2) from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer at Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

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Chief Accounting Officer & Vice President at La Quinta Properties, Inc.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$716M
Total Enterprise Value
$930M
Earnings Per Share
$1.44
Revenue
$468M
Net Profit
$42.2M
EBITDA
$76.2M
EBITDAMargin
16.28%
Total Debt
$302M
Total Equity
$94.1M
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.99x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.09x
TEVNet Income
22.04x
Debt TEV
0.32x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.64%
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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Pamlico Capital Management (Pamlico) focuses in North America with an investment size of $10 to $150 million. The firm provides funding for growth equity, buyouts, and recapitalization transactions. It makes majority or minority investments, often first time institutional capital and also takes active board participation.Pamlico invests in companies with an annual revenue between $15 to $200 million. It targets business & technology services, communications and healthcare industries. The firm invests in companies located in North America.

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Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners (GSMP) focuses on large-scale mezzanine investments. They invest in both secured and unsecured securities with the appropriate mix of cash and non-cash returns and consider investments with or without equity-related components, including warrants, options or common equity.The firm usually underwrites commitments with no market out. In general, they hold positions for funds without syndicating them to other mezzanine providers.GSMP takes a cooperative role in providing additional resources and capital, as requested, to support their portfolio companies in achieving growth objectives and enhancing long-term value. They typically seek an observer or board seat at invested companies.

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