El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): Price and Financial Metrics

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO)

Today's Latest Price: $19.81 USD

0.21 (1.07%)

Updated Jan 19 4:00pm

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Ranked of 48 in Restaurants

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LOCO Stock Summary

  • LOCO's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 2.35 -- higher than just 23.54% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's stock had its IPO on July 25, 2014, making it an older stock than just 23.14% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc is reporting a growth rate of 1,347.77%; that's higher than 98.96% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LOCO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MFIN, USEG, TISI, LNDC, and RRGB.
  • LOCO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's official web site, go to www.elpolloloco.com.

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LOCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $19.81 52-week high $20.15
Prev. close $19.60 52-week low $6.15
Day low $19.29 Volume 271,900
Day high $20.12 Avg. volume 274,800
50-day MA $17.36 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $15.67 Market Cap 722.02M

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Company Bio

El Pollo Loco Holdings develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name in the United States. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.

LOCO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$19.81$20.6 5%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for LOCO, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc ranked in the 53th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 5.5%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, consider:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 8.66 -- which is good for besting 76.6% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Consumer Cyclical sector with positive cash flow).
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 8.77% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Yahoo | January 18, 2021

El Pollo Loco Challenges Customers to Make the Most of Delivery Time with New 'Workout While You Wait' TikTok Campaign

El Pollo Loco launches its first-ever “Workout While You Wait” TikTok Campaign Fans can complete a short workout routine while waiting for a freshly prepared Pollo Fit Bowl to arrive. Partnership with influencers inspires movement and exercise while waiting for food to arrive COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. ("El Pollo Loco" or "Company") (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is kicking off the new year with its first-ever TikTok campaign, “Workout While You Wait,” which challenges customers at home to get up and get moving while they wait for their Pollo Fit Bowl order. Pollo Fit Bowls are made with twice the amount of El Pollo Loco’s famous fire-grilled chicken, organic super greens, and new cilantro lime c...

Yahoo | January 15, 2021

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Reports Q4 Business Update, Comps Decline

El Pollo Loco's (LOCO) fourth-quarter fiscal 2020 comps are negatively impacted by surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles. However, digital deliveries remain strong.

Yahoo | January 13, 2021

Pollo Loco warns of lower Q4 revenue as COVID expenses mount

Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. undefined fell nearly 6% in the extended session Tuesday after the fast-food company said that reduced operating hours…

MarketWatch | January 12, 2021

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Provides Business Update in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) (the “Company”) today provided an update on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on its business during the fourth quarter ended December 30, 2020.    * System-wide comparable restaurant sales for the fourth quarter decreased 0.2%. The decrease consisted of a 3.0% decline in company-operated comparable restaurant sales, partially offset by a 1.8% increase in franchise restaurants. These compare to system-wide, company-operated and franchise restaurant growth of 3.9%, 4.3% and 3.6%, respectively, during the fourth quarter of 2019. System-wide comparable restaurant sales declined approximately 2.0% in Los Angeles and surrounding areas while increasing approximately 3.0% in other markets. ...

Yahoo | January 12, 2021

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo 9.63%
3-mo 15.98%
6-mo 25.70%
1-year N/A
3-year 91.40%
5-year 69.03%
YTD 9.45%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%
2016 -2.61%

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