The Top Management Teams In The Restaurants Industry

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of restaurant companies with top management teams. All of these companies have outperformed their competitors on the Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Invested Capital (ROI) and Return on Equity (ROE) ratios over the last five years.

This list might offer an interesting starting point to investors looking to buy into the industry. Full details below.

Performance and short float data sourced from Finviz, management data sourced from Reuters.

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1. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD): Market cap of $808.18M. 5-year average return on assets at 10.53% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 12.81% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 14.82% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 12.79%, which implies a short ratio of 5.95 days. The stock has gained 5.61% over the last year.

2. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE): Market cap of $1.74B. 5-year average return on assets at 6.56% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 7.87% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 11.66% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 13.32%, which implies a short ratio of 7.05 days. The stock has gained 30.77% over the last year.

3. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL): Market cap of $1.24B. 5-year average return on assets at 5.61% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 7.08% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 33.29% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 6.79%, which implies a short ratio of 6.52 days. The stock has gained 44.8% over the last year.

4. CEC Entertainment Inc. (CEC): Market cap of $802.5M. 5-year average return on assets at 8.85% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 10.04% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 23.75% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 3.61%, which implies a short ratio of 4.84 days. The stock has gained 17.57% over the last year.

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG): Market cap of $6.74B. 5-year average return on assets at 11.12% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 12.38% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 14.47% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 9.18%, which implies a short ratio of 2.74 days. The stock has gained 127.59% over the last year.

6. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI): Market cap of $6.35B. 5-year average return on assets at 9.51% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 13.17% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 27.12% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 4.64%, which implies a short ratio of 3.87 days. The stock has gained 38.72% over the last year.

7. Brinker International Inc. (EAT): Market cap of $2.01B. 5-year average return on assets at 5.82% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 7.53% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 15.40% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 7.31%, which implies a short ratio of 3.67 days. The stock has gained 50.83% over the last year.

8. Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK): Market cap of $1.18B. 5-year average return on assets at 7.62% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 9.80% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 20.82% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 7.21%, which implies a short ratio of 5.94 days. The stock has gained 10.22% over the last year.

9. McDonald's Corp. (MCD): Market cap of $77.76B. 5-year average return on assets at 11.41% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 12.95% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 22.68% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 0.69%, which implies a short ratio of 1.1 days. The stock has gained 21.43% over the last year.

10. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (PFCB): Market cap of $1.07B. 5-year average return on assets at 6.99% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 9.14% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 12.62% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 27.23%, which implies a short ratio of 13.28 days. The stock has gained 25.89% over the last year.

11. Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA): Market cap of $726.71M. 5-year average return on assets at 12.66% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 17.70% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 32.43% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 4.52%, which implies a short ratio of 7.63 days. The stock has gained 15.95% over the last year.

12. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (RRGB): Market cap of $375.64M. 5-year average return on assets at 5.56% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 6.62% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 10.77% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 9.52%, which implies a short ratio of 5.29 days. The stock has gained 27.27% over the last year.

13. Sonic Corp. (SONC): Market cap of $690.87M. 5-year average return on assets at 9.85% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 11.48% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 64.95% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 6.19%, which implies a short ratio of 3.61 days. The stock has gained 30.05% over the last year.

14. Tim Hortons Inc. (THI): Market cap of $7.5B. 5-year average return on assets at 14.51% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 20.99% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 30.29% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 0.32%, which implies a short ratio of 3.24 days. The stock has gained 44.36% over the last year.

15. Texas Roadhouse Inc. (TXRH): Market cap of $1.25B. 5-year average return on assets at 8.02% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 9.72% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 12.02% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 15.22%, which implies a short ratio of 12.57 days. The stock has gained 63.35% over the last year.

16. Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM): Market cap of $23.03B. 5-year average return on assets at 14.09% vs. industry average at 3.77%. 5-year average return on investments at 19.28% vs. industry average at 5.04%. 5-year average return on equity at 86.42% vs. industry average at 9.22%. Short float at 1.38%, which implies a short ratio of 2.14 days. The stock has gained 39.79% over the last year.



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