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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO)

Today's Latest Price: $14.12 USD

3.48 (-19.77%)

Updated Oct 30 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 49 in Restaurants

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LOCO Stock Summary

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's stock had its IPO on July 25, 2014, making it an older stock than only 22.33% of US equities in our set.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc is higher than it is for about 76.36% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc is reporting a growth rate of 1,435.58%; that's higher than 98.85% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LOCO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are WD, NATR, DWSN, CATM, and MTZ.
  • 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 $14.12 52-week high $19.90
Prev. close $17.60 52-week low $6.15
Day low $14.00 Volume 1,408,800
Day high $16.61 Avg. volume 365,801
50-day MA $16.88 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $14.31 Market Cap 507.22M

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:
$14.12$15.75 -9%

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 43th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for LOCO, they are:

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 6.42% 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 merely 24.16% 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 CMCSA, F, UFI, NYT, and CCK.

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Latest LOCO News From Around the Web

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, Inc. (LOCO) CEO Bernard Acoca on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call July 30, 2020, 16:30 ET Company Participants Laurance Roberts - CFO & Treasurer Bernard Acoca - President, CEO & Director Conference Call Participants Jack Corrigan - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Andrew Barish - Jefferies Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Securities Andrew...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | July 31, 2020

El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Surpasses Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 300.00% and 3.07%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) today announced financial results for the 13‑week period ended June 24, 2020 and provided a business update on the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Highlights for the second quarter ended June 24, 2020, compared to the second quarter ended June 26, 2019 were as follows: * Total revenue was $99.6 million compared to $113.7 million. * System-wide comparable restaurant sales decreased 9.7%, including an 8.5% decrease for company-operated restaurants, and a 10.6% decrease for franchised restaurants. * Net income was $5.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share in the prior year period. During the second quarter of 2020, the Co...

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

Here's What To Make Of El Pollo Loco Holdings' (NASDAQ:LOCO) Returns On Capital

Did you know there are some financial metrics that can provide clues of a potential multi-bagger? One common approach...

Yahoo | July 29, 2020

Earnings Preview: El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline

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 23, 2020

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo -13.37%
3-mo -28.54%
6-mo 7.79%
1-year -5.87%
3-year 24.41%
5-year 18.06%
YTD -6.74%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%
2016 -2.61%
2015 -36.76%

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