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Potbelly Corp. (NASD:PBPB) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Potbelly Corp. (NASD:PBPB) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 3 and a Sell Date of March 31 has resulted in a geometric average return of 7.31% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 4 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 4 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 4 years by an average of 38.66% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Very Well with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Discretionary sector, which runs from October 17 to April 12. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Discretionary Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 4 years of data is available for shares of PBPB, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Potbelly Corporation owns and franchises hundreds of limited-service restaurants specializing in sandwiches and salads. Most of its locations are company-owned and in the United States, with Illinois and Texas housing far more locations than any other states. The company began a franchising program in 2010 and now has franchise partners in a number of countries. Excluding the United States, most of Potbelly?s franchises are in the Middle East, where it has roughly a dozen locations. The company generates the majority of its revenue during lunchtime hours.

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