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

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO): $10.98

0.41 (+3.88%)

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  • LOCO scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 79.35% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LOCO is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 26 weeks.
  • LOCO's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 28.43% 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; only 21.67% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -10.67%, EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC's debt growth rate surpasses merely 23.06% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC's share price is greater than that of only 21.6% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be IDEX, CVEO, AXS, MXC, and WRLD.
  • 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 62.18% higher, now standing at 19.3.
  • Over the past 102 months, LOCO's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOCO 2022-12-06 0.9 1.2 19.3 20.0
LOCO 2022-12-05 0.9 1.2 19.4 20.0
LOCO 2022-12-02 0.9 1.2 19.4 20.1
LOCO 2022-12-01 0.9 1.2 19.6 20.2
LOCO 2022-11-30 0.9 1.2 19.8 20.3
LOCO 2022-11-29 0.8 1.2 19.1 19.9

LOCO Growth Metrics

    Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -23.57%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 1792.89%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at -39.72%.
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 $10.98 52-week high $14.79
Prev. close $10.57 52-week low $8.15
Day low $10.48 Volume 362,900
Day high $11.10 Avg. volume 183,763
50-day MA $10.35 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $10.34 Market Cap 406.80M

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.

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO)?

While El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. ( NASDAQ:LOCO ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw a...

Yahoo | November 25, 2022

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Signs Agreement to Expand Its Footprint

El Pollo Loco (LOCO) signs a franchise agreement to develop eight restaurants.

Yahoo | November 18, 2022

El Pollo Loco Signs Development Agreement with New Franchise Group to Open Eight Restaurants in Kansas City Area

Marks fifth development deal of 2022, as the iconic fire-grilled chicken restaurant franchise continues to recruit new franchisees for its aggressive expansion plan El Pollo Loco El Pollo Loco signed a new franchisee to build eight locations in Kansas City and surrounding markets. El Pollo Loco Chicken El Pollo Loco is bringing its famous fire-grilled chicken to Kansas City. COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), t

Yahoo | November 17, 2022

El Pollo Loco Holdings Third Quarter 2022 Earnings: Beats Expectations

El Pollo Loco Holdings ( NASDAQ:LOCO ) Third Quarter 2022 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$119.9m (up 3.6...

Yahoo | November 9, 2022

El Pollo Loco Partners with Feeding America® to Provide Millions of Meals for People in Need

The fire-grilled chicken restaurant instated a customer round-up campaign at its registers beginning November 3COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, today announced a new partnership with Feeding America® to raise money for the Feeding America network of local food banks. The campaign will benefit families experiencing hunger in communities where participa

Yahoo | November 8, 2022

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LOCO Price Returns

1-mo 3.58%
3-mo 20.13%
6-mo 7.96%
1-year -18.06%
3-year -29.89%
5-year 3.58%
YTD -22.62%
2021 -21.60%
2020 19.55%
2019 -0.20%
2018 53.23%
2017 -19.51%

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