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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $18.86

0.18 (+0.96%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where LOCO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.05% of US stocks.
  • LOCO's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • LOCO ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 39th 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 17.92% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, LOCO is more volatile than merely 14.52% of stocks we're observing.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 12.88%, greater than the shareholder yield of 83.12% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc are FSS, APOG, AMOT, FSI, and MLI.
  • 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 Valuation Summary

  • LOCO's price/sales ratio is 1.6; this is 14.29% higher than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • LOCO's price/sales ratio has moved down 1.1 over the prior 85 months.
  • Over the past 85 months, LOCO's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOCO 2021-02-16 1.6 2.6 30.8 31.2
LOCO 2019-12-04 1.3 2.3 -277.6 410.3
LOCO 2019-08-12 0.9 1.5 -255.9 374.8
LOCO 2019-01-23 1.7 2.5 50.1 42.8
LOCO 2015-09-10 1.3 2.1 10.6 -737.8
LOCO 2015-05-22 2.4 3.9 19.3 -771.8

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 $20.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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LOCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.86 52-week high $21.96
Prev. close $18.68 52-week low $13.95
Day low $18.66 Volume 101,700
Day high $18.89 Avg. volume 228,221
50-day MA $17.62 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $17.76 Market Cap 687.96M

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:
$18.86$39.16 136%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. To summarize, we found that El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc ranked in the 73th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 137.17% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for LOCO, they are:

  • The company has produced more trailing twelve month cash flow than only 23.99% of its sector Consumer Cyclical.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 8.43% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 11.6. This coverage rate is greater than that of 73.27% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

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

TM, AMWD, TTSH, ETH, and GOLF can be thought of as valuation peers to LOCO, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest LOCO News From Around the Web

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El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2021 Results on Thursday, August 5, 2021

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (El Pollo Loco) (NASDAQ: LOCO) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Bernard Acoca, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Larry Roberts, Chief Financial Officer. A press release with second quarter 2021 financial results will be issued that same day, shortly after the market close.

Intrado Digital Media | July 22, 2021

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Q2 Release

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 22, 2021

El Pollo Loco Celebrates National Avocado Day by Awarding Over 5,000 Customers Exclusive Guac Pass

Lucky Loco Rewards members who win will get a free order of chips and guacamole every day in August El Pollo Loco Launches Guac Pass to Celebrate National Avocado Day Lucky Loco Rewards Members will get a free small chips & guac every day in August COSTA MESA, Calif., July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is launching its first-ever Guac Pass in partnership with Avocados From

Yahoo | July 19, 2021

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The restaurant industry's sales and hiring are picking up,helping companies like Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH), Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) and The Wendys Company (WEN).

Yahoo | July 13, 2021

Papa John's (PZZA) Loyalty Program on a Roll, Reaches 20M Members

Papa John's (PZZA) customer loyalty program - Papa Rewards - reaches 20 million members.

Yahoo | July 7, 2021

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo 4.55%
3-mo 9.59%
6-mo -4.41%
1-year 17.14%
3-year 61.20%
5-year 35.98%
YTD 4.20%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%
2016 -2.61%

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