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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $10.46

-0.17 (-1.60%)

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  • LOCO scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 81.81% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LOCO is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • LOCO's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 22.95% of US stocks).

LOCO Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 21.67% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.85, EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC has a higher such ratio than 28.11% of stocks in our set.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for LOCO comes in at 7.65% -- higher than that of 79.06% 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 MCS, AXS, TDW, MCB, and RNGR.
  • 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

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, LOCO's price/sales ratio is 50% lower, now standing at 0.9.
  • Over the past 105 months, LOCO's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 33.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOCO 2023-03-17 0.9 1.4 19.3 20.7
LOCO 2023-03-16 0.9 1.4 19.5 20.9
LOCO 2023-03-15 0.9 1.5 19.7 21.0
LOCO 2023-03-14 0.9 1.5 19.8 21.1
LOCO 2023-03-13 0.9 1.4 19.4 20.8
LOCO 2023-03-10 0.8 1.4 19.1 20.6

LOCO Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 4.14%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 55.22%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at -9.25%.
LOCO's revenue has moved up $11,968,000 over the prior 15 months.

The table below shows LOCO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 462.994 31.674 20.443
2022-06-30 458.816 37.295 25.595
2022-03-31 456.69 42.396 27.272
2021-12-31 454.363 52.099 29.121
2021-09-30 455.747 49.36 28.398
2021-06-30 451.026 56.089 28.157

LOCO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LOCO has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 73.33% of graded US stocks.
  • LOCO's asset turnover comes in at 0.744 -- ranking 31st of 79 Restaraunts Hotels Motels stocks.
  • NDLS, RRGB, and TAST are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LOCO.

The table below shows LOCO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.744 0.290 0.083
2021-03-31 0.688 0.286 0.067
2020-12-30 0.669 0.287 0.062
2020-09-23 0.660 0.292 0.055
2020-06-24 0.658 0.282 0.050
2020-03-25 0.688 0.283 0.075

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 $21.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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LOCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $10.46 52-week high $13.00
Prev. close $10.63 52-week low $8.15
Day low $10.42 Volume 124,600
Day high $10.57 Avg. volume 159,516
50-day MA $11.71 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $10.37 Market Cap 383.93M

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.

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Below are the latest news stories about EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LOCO as an investment opportunity.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Tops Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 23.08% and 1.33%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | March 9, 2023

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) today announced financial results for the 13-week period ended December 28, 2022. Highlights for the fourth quarter ended December 28, 2022 compared to the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2021 were as follows: Total revenue was $115.9 million compared to $109.0 million.System-wide comparable restaurant sales(1) increased 4.7%.Income from operations was $9.5 million compared to $8.4 million.Restau

Yahoo | March 9, 2023

Beef is Back! El Pollo Loco Introduces NEW Double Shredded Beef Tostada Salad

Piled High with Protein, Double Tostada Salads Are Packed with Fresh Ingredients for the Ultimate Mealtime Satisfaction El Pollo Loco Double Tostada Salads Piled high with protein, Double Tostada Salads are packed with fresh ingredients for the ultimate mealtime satisfaction. COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is doubling down on delicious salads with

Yahoo | February 23, 2023

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results on Thursday, March 9, 2023

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco”) (NASDAQ: LOCO) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Larry Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ira Fils, Chief Financial Officer. A press release with fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results will be issued that sa

Yahoo | February 22, 2023

Those who invested in El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) five years ago are up 38%

When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. But more than...

Yahoo | January 28, 2023

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo -12.61%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 15.96%
1-year -8.73%
3-year 18.19%
5-year 10.69%
YTD 5.02%
2022 -29.81%
2021 -21.60%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%

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