BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBD) versus Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) Head-To-Head Contrast

BT Brands (NASDAQ:BTBDGet Rating) and Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTHGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of BT Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.3% of Ruth’s Hospitality Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of BT Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of Ruth’s Hospitality Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BT Brands and Ruth’s Hospitality Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BT Brands $8.45 million 1.39 $610,000.00 ($0.04) -45.38
Ruth’s Hospitality Group $429.12 million 1.40 $42.28 million $1.18 15.35

Ruth’s Hospitality Group has higher revenue and earnings than BT Brands. BT Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ruth’s Hospitality Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

BT Brands has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ruth’s Hospitality Group has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares BT Brands and Ruth’s Hospitality Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BT Brands -1.16% -1.47% -1.02%
Ruth’s Hospitality Group 8.10% 30.24% 8.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BT Brands and Ruth’s Hospitality Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BT Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ruth’s Hospitality Group 0 1 1 0 2.50

Ruth’s Hospitality Group has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.24%. Given Ruth’s Hospitality Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ruth’s Hospitality Group is more favorable than BT Brands.


Ruth’s Hospitality Group beats BT Brands on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BT Brands

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BT Brands, Inc. owns and operates fast-food restaurants in the north central region of United States. The company operates nine Burger Time restaurants located in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and a Dairy Queen franchise in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Its Burger Time restaurants provide various burgers and other food products, such as chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes, and soft drinks; and Dairy Queen restaurant offers burgers, chicken, sides, ice cream and other desserts, and various beverages. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in West Fargo, North Dakota.

About Ruth’s Hospitality Group

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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants under the Ruth's Chris Steak House name. The company's restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clients. As of February 24, 2022, it had approximately 150 company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants worldwide. The company was formerly known as Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. and changed its name to Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. in May 2008. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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