Fiesta Restaurant Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:FRGI)

About Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)

Fiesta Restaurant Group logoFiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana through its subsidiaries Pollo Operations, Inc., and its subsidiaries, and Pollo Franchise, Inc., (collectively Pollo Tropical) and Taco Cabana, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively Taco Cabana). The Company operates through the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana segments. The Company's Pollo Tropical restaurants offer Caribbean menu items, featuring its bone-in chicken marinated in blend of tropical fruit juices and grilled over an open flame. The Company also offers catering for parties and corporate events. The Company's Taco Cabana restaurants serves Mexican food, including flame-grilled steak and chicken fajitas served on sizzling iron skillets, quesadillas, hand-rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, customizable salads served in its Cabana Bowl, and its breakfast tacos.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants & Bars
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:FRGI
  • CUSIP: 31660B10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $456.2 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 26,835,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $17.60
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $19.92
  • 52 Week Range: $15.50 - $30.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.71
  • P/E Growth: 1.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $701.79 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.65
  • Book Value: $9.27 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.83
  • EBITDA: $69.79 million
  • Net Margins: -2.75%
  • Return on Equity: 11.77%
  • Return on Assets: 6.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.26%
  • Current Ratio: 0.52%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.48%
  • Average Volume: 420,803 shs.
  • Beta: 0.84
  • Short Ratio: 8.04

Frequently Asked Questions for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)

What is Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock symbol?

Fiesta Restaurant Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FRGI."

How were Fiesta Restaurant Group's earnings last quarter?

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.03. The business earned $172.62 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $178.19 million. Fiesta Restaurant Group had a negative net margin of 2.75% and a positive return on equity of 11.77%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.34 EPS. View Fiesta Restaurant Group's Earnings History.

When will Fiesta Restaurant Group make its next earnings announcement?

Fiesta Restaurant Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Fiesta Restaurant Group.

Where is Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock going? Where will Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock price be in 2017?

7 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Fiesta Restaurant Group's shares. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock price to reach $23.40 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Fiesta Restaurant Group.

What are analysts saying about Fiesta Restaurant Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Fiesta Restaurant Group stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates quick-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical(R) and Taco Cabana(R) brand names in the United States. The Company's Pollo Tropical restaurants offer a wide selection of tropical and Caribbean inspired food. The Taco Cabana restaurants offer a wide selection of fresh Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican food. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida. " (7/27/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "The Wedbush View: We believe FRGI’s current discount to peers is unwarranted and could contract as visibility increases into the benefits from unit closures, a lowered unit growth rate, and near-term SSS growth stabilization. Q1 EPS generally in line with preannouncement. Q1 adj. EPS was $0.25 on preannounced SSS growth of -6.7% at PT and -4.5% at TC." (5/9/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "In addition to reporting 4Q EPS, FRGI announced the hiring of CEO Rich Stockinger as permanent CEO, who takes the reins from interim CEO Danny Meisenheimer (promoted to COO). The company also added Paul Twohig to the BOD and appointed Stacey Rauch as non-exec Chairman of the BOD. This follows a four-month review of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the Company (with no potential buyers emerging at the end of the confidential sale process)." (2/28/2017)

Who are some of Fiesta Restaurant Group's key competitors?

Who are Fiesta Restaurant Group's key executives?

Fiesta Restaurant Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Richard C. Stockinger, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Lynn S. Schweinfurth, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Danny K. Meisenheimer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Joseph A. Zirkman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Anthony Dinkins, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Joseph W. Brink, Vice President - Chief Procurement Officer
  • Stacey S. Rauch, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Barry J. Alperin, Independent Director
  • Nicholas Daraviras, Independent Director
  • Stephen P. Elker, Independent Director

Who owns Fiesta Restaurant Group stock?

Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP (7.40%), LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP (6.30%), Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. (0.63%) and Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.08%). Company insiders that own Fiesta Restaurant Group stock include Barry J Alperin, Brian P Friedman, Cheri Kinder, Danny K Meisenheimer, Jack A Smith, John Alan Todd Jr, Joseph A Zirkman, Nicholas Daraviras, Paul E Twohig, Richard C Stockinger, Stephen P Elker and Timothy P Taft. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Fiesta Restaurant Group.

Who sold Fiesta Restaurant Group stock? Who is selling Fiesta Restaurant Group stock?

Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fiesta Restaurant Group.

Who bought Fiesta Restaurant Group stock? Who is buying Fiesta Restaurant Group stock?

Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors. Company insiders that have bought Fiesta Restaurant Group stock in the last two years include Barry J Alperin, Brian P Friedman, Danny K Meisenheimer, Jack A Smith, Paul E Twohig, Richard C Stockinger and Stephen P Elker. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fiesta Restaurant Group.

How do I buy Fiesta Restaurant Group stock?

Shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Fiesta Restaurant Group's stock price today?

One share of Fiesta Restaurant Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ FRGI)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  185 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  395
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $23.40 (37.65% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Price Target History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Analysts' Ratings History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017WedbushReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
9/7/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeNeutral -> Underweight$17.00 -> $14.00HighView Rating Details
7/24/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$25.00N/AView Rating Details
5/9/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$25.00LowView Rating Details
5/9/2017StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$25.00HighView Rating Details
11/15/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
5/10/2016Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Earnings by Quarter for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ FRGI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.25N/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2017Q2 2017$0.33$0.30$178.19 million$172.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2017Q1 2017$0.30$0.25$177.63 million$175.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2017Q416$0.27$0.27$173.79 million$171.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.32$0.30$183.92 million$182.26 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.40$0.34$183.55 million$181.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$0.40$0.37$176.80 million$176.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.37$0.39$181.03 million$179.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.37$0.33$176.77 million$172.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.40$0.42$172.77 million$171.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.38$0.39$165.33 million$163.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q414$0.31$0.34$153.45 million$156.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$0.32$0.34$157.10 million$155.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.34$0.35$155.50 million$154.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.30$0.33$147.95 million$145.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q413$0.19$0.20$137.43 million$138.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.19$0.21$140.52 million$140.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2012Q312$0.15$0.16$126.80 million$128.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.14
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.73
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.31$0.33$0.32
Q2 20172$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q3 20172$0.22$0.33$0.28
Q4 20172$0.14$0.27$0.21
Q1 20181$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q4 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.00%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2017Stephen P ElkerDirectorBuy1,000$17.48$17,480.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy51,710$17.36$897,685.60View SEC Filing  
9/11/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy290,000$16.06$4,657,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy85,000$17.46$1,484,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2017Richard C StockingerCEOBuy2,915$17.15$49,992.25View SEC Filing  
9/5/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy35,000$17.25$603,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy25,000$18.20$455,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy50,000$17.22$861,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy125,000$17.28$2,160,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy90,000$17.67$1,590,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy110,000$18.01$1,981,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2017Jack A SmithDirectorBuy1,000$18.10$18,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2017Richard C StockingerCEOBuy2,750$18.30$50,325.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy140,000$18.41$2,577,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017Jack A SmithDirectorBuy1,000$18.38$18,380.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy40,000$18.68$747,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy160,000$18.83$3,012,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy60,000$18.71$1,122,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2017Jack A SmithDirectorBuy1,000$19.13$19,130.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy309,115$21.12$6,528,508.80View SEC Filing  
6/8/2017Barry J AlperinDirectorBuy2,300$21.17$48,691.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy28,093$21.65$608,213.45View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy12,087$22.02$266,155.74View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Paul E TwohigDirectorBuy5,000$21.61$108,050.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Richard C StockingerCEOBuy6,945$21.60$150,012.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy133,842$20.85$2,790,605.70View SEC Filing  
3/7/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy88,158$20.96$1,847,791.68View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy125,000$20.69$2,586,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Cheri KinderVPSell122$20.70$2,525.40View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Brian P FriedmanDirectorBuy660,000$20.33$13,417,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016John Alan Todd JrInsiderSell2,178$23.41$50,986.98View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Nicholas DaravirasDirectorSell4,000$25.28$101,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Joseph A ZirkmanSVPSell3,000$24.50$73,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Danny K MeisenheimerCOOBuy3,000$26.31$78,930.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Timothy P TaftCEOSell8,000$37.67$301,360.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Joseph A ZirkmanVPSell2,500$51.70$129,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Timothy P TaftCEOSell21,000$52.58$1,104,180.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Joseph A ZirkmanVPSell3,500$58.00$203,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Todd CoerverCOOSell1,200$56.99$68,388.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Timothy P TaftCEOSell7,250$55.83$404,767.50View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Timothy P TaftCEOSell2,000$48.78$97,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Joseph A ZirkmanVPSell2,500$47.81$119,525.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Timothy P TaftCEOSell22,000$43.06$947,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell682,183$35.54$24,244,783.82View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell91,613$35.04$3,210,119.52View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell27,517$35.04$964,195.68View SEC Filing  
7/3/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell6,962$35.01$243,739.62View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell27,200$33.98$924,256.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013Brian P FriedmanDirectorSell105,079$34.78$3,654,647.62View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Timothy P TaftCEOSell15,000$35.27$529,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2012Timothy P TaftCEOBuy10,000$14.73$147,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012Timothy P TaftCEOBuy10,000$15.24$152,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2012James E TunnessenEVPSell34,352$16.69$573,334.88View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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