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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $13.28

-0.59 (-4.25%)

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  • LOCO scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 87.14% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LOCO is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 155 days.
  • LOCO ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 17th percentile.

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 20.19% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -18.2%, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 23.81% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for LOCO comes in at 8.77% -- higher than that of 80.14% 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 NES, AEL, MCS, GIFI, and OIS.
  • Visit LOCO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 382.86%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 22.3%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 22.42%.
LOCO's revenue has moved up $56,769,000 over the prior 49 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
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
2020-06-30 424.38 34.358 18.999

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 $13.28 52-week high $21.96
Prev. close $13.87 52-week low $12.06
Day low $13.25 Volume 204,155
Day high $13.83 Avg. volume 238,100
50-day MA $14.00 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $16.46 Market Cap 485.53M

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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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

El Pollo Loco shares rise after sales update

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. shares rose 1.2% in Monday premarket trading after the chain said it expects fourth-quarter revenue of $108 million to $109 million, ahead of the FactSet consensus for $107.6 million. System-wide comparable sales are expected to grow 11.1%, also ahead of the FactSet consensus for 9.8% growth. "We are keenly focused on staffing and retention in our company-owned restaurants and believe we are making tangible progress, especially in those locations that have been most c

Yahoo | January 10, 2022

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Provides Fourth Quarter Business Update

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) (the “Company”), in conjunction with the company’s participation at the 24th annual ICR Conference, today provided an update on its business during the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2021. System-wide comparable restaurant sales for the fourth quarter increased 11.1% year-over-year. The increase consisted of a 6.2% increase in company-operated comparable restaurant sales and a 14.4% increase in f

Yahoo | January 10, 2022

El Pollo Loco Kicks Off the New Year with New Dos Locos Salads

The limited-time menu items combine LA-Mex comfort food favorites with fresh and delicious ingredients for satisfying meals that don’t skimp on taste El Pollo Loco Kicks Off the New Year with New Dos Locos Salads The limited-time menu items combine LA-Mex comfort food favorites with fresh and delicious ingredients for satisfying meals that don’t skimp on taste. COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company") (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s le

Yahoo | January 3, 2022

El Pollo LoCo (LOCO) Receives a Buy from Jefferies

Jefferies analyst Andy Barish maintained a Buy rating on El Pollo LoCo (LOCO – Research Report) on December 17 and set a price target of $20.00. The company's shares closed last Thursday at $14.12. According to TipRanks.com, Barish is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 10.8% and a 57.9% success rate. Barish covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as First Watch Restaurant Group, Dave & Busters Entertainment, and Cheesecake Factory. The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for El Pollo LoCo with a $20.00 average price target.

Howard Kim on TipRanks | December 31, 2021

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo -6.15%
3-mo -11.11%
6-mo -28.91%
1-year N/A
3-year -22.93%
5-year 7.10%
YTD -6.41%
2021 -21.60%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%

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