Josh Arnold
Long/short equity

Frisch's Restaurants Offers Current Income And Dividend Upside

Overview and Thesis

Frisch's Restaurants (NYSEMKT:FRS) operates as Frisch's Big Boy restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Founded in 1923, the company currently operates 95 locations and franchises a further 25 to other operators. Frisch's offers family-style dining with reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere. The Cincinnati-based company has seen its shares its shares behave with tremendous volatility and they are currently up about 25% off of the bottom seen earlier this year. With earnings stagnating the past few years investors may be wondering what there is to like in the Big Boy operator. However, I'll argue here that there is some value left in FRS and that the company's free cash flow and current income provided combine...

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