I am awefully curious to see how earnings turn out - volume on this stock is awefully low, its as if nobody expects anything but they keep adding more clubs (42 now?) and it seems like they are just clicking as far as their business model. Would love to see a nice squeeze higher or maybe some news about separating the real estate into a REIT. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
Volume picked up significantly today...and the share price has been ticking steadily upward over the last week. I was disappointed to see similar action last quarter, only to have the gains fade shortly after earnings were announced. As much as I believe in their long-term roll-up strategy, I'm concerned that any stock appreciation may be short-lived. Don't get me wrong - I'm long and have been for a while... but the management / investor relations team needs to do a better job of telling their story in between quarterly earnings calls.
The value seems low to me also. I can only guess that mutual funds and big money are staying away from all restaurants because of the impending costs from Obamacare. There is also a lawsuit hanging over the company - they served a patron way too much and he went out and killed someone in his vehicle.
Other than those two issues, earnings and revenues keep climbing and the value of the brand is increasing. Using standard metrics this should be a 10 - 12 dollar stock.