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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $17.78

-0.08 (-0.45%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where LOCO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.26% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LOCO is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 206 days.
  • LOCO ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 40th percentile.

LOCO Stock Summary

  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -27.66%, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 17.06% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's share price is greater than that of just 12.44% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for LOCO comes in at 13.94% -- higher than that of 85.13% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be ENS, APOG, TRS, WOR, and SYNL.
  • 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.

LOCO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LOCO, see our LOCO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $20.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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LOCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $17.78 52-week high $21.96
Prev. close $17.86 52-week low $12.58
Day low $17.53 Volume 187,400
Day high $17.87 Avg. volume 244,672
50-day MA $17.47 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $17.60 Market Cap 648.56M

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:
$17.78$24.26 43%

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 63th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, consider:

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 5.69% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than just 24.63% of stocks in its sector (Consumer Cyclical).

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Cyclical that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as LOCO, try AZO, BTN, DISCA, OMC, and BOOT.

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El Pollo Loco CEO: We're fortunate we haven't had any hiring challenges

Bernard Acoca, El Pollo Loco’s President and CEO, joins Yahoo Finance Live to break down the company's Q1 earnings, weigh in on the chicken shortage and outlook on the U.S. labor shortage amid the pandemic.

Yahoo | May 7, 2021

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (LOCO) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO)Q1 2021 Earnings CallMay 6, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood day, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by.

Yahoo | May 7, 2021

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Beats Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.33% and 1.28%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

Andrew Zimmern: The government's restaurant relief fund 'is just a start'

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the restaurant and food industry's battle to stay in business through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) today announced financial results for the 13-week period ended March 31, 2021. Highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to the first quarter ended March 25, 2020 were as follows: •Total revenue was $107.7 million compared to $105.2 million. •System-wide comparable restaurant sales(1) increased 7.4%, including a 3.3% increase for company-operated restaurants, and a 10.5% increase for franchised restaurants. System-wide comparable restaurant sales increased 5.9% compared to the same period in 2019. •Income from operations was $6.0 million compared to $5.7 million in the prior year period. Restaurant contribution(1) was $15.2 million, or 16.1% of company-operated restauran...

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo 2.77%
3-mo -4.87%
6-mo 16.51%
1-year 36.14%
3-year 63.87%
5-year 67.11%
YTD -1.77%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%
2016 -2.61%

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