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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $9.91

0.07 (+0.71%)

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  • LOCO scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 87.86% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LOCO is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • LOCO's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 18.7% 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 21.69% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.95, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc has a higher such ratio than merely 22.44% 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 5.33% -- higher than that of 74.06% 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 POAI, AEL, MFIN, MXC, and MCS.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 23.2% higher, now standing at 23.9.
  • Over the past 86 months, LOCO's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.2.
  • LOCO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 31.4 over the prior 86 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOCO 2021-08-27 1.5 2.3 23.9 22.9
LOCO 2021-08-26 1.5 2.2 23.3 22.5
LOCO 2021-08-25 1.5 2.2 23.3 22.5
LOCO 2021-08-24 1.5 2.3 23.4 22.6
LOCO 2021-08-23 1.5 2.3 23.6 22.7
LOCO 2021-08-20 1.5 2.2 23.3 22.5

LOCO Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -65.91%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -21.18%.
  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -9.96%.
Over the past 15 months, LOCO's revenue has gone up $31,071,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 428.645 55.471 24.838
2020-12-31 426.087 40.547 24.474
2020-09-30 423.292 37.759 22.517

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 $9.91 52-week high $19.25
Prev. close $9.84 52-week low $9.41
Day low $9.78 Volume 81,800
Day high $9.98 Avg. volume 186,578
50-day MA $10.33 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $12.94 Market Cap 364.21M

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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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. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results on Thursday, March 10, 2022

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 17, 2022 (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 2021 financial results on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Larry Roberts, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. A press release with fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results will be issued that same day, shortly

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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Yahoo | February 16, 2022

Could The El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

Every investor in El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. ( NASDAQ:LOCO ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups...

Yahoo | February 15, 2022

Why El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

Yahoo | February 8, 2022

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:LOCO) Stock Has Shown Weakness Lately But Financial Prospects Look Decent: Is The Market Wrong?

With its stock down 8.5% over the past three months, it is easy to disregard El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO...

Yahoo | January 17, 2022

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo -6.51%
3-mo -12.69%
6-mo -28.86%
1-year N/A
3-year -7.12%
5-year -26.86%
YTD -30.16%
2021 -21.60%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%

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