El Pollo Loco Holdings Company Profile (NASDAQ:LOCO)

About El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)

El Pollo Loco Holdings logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken and operates in the limited service restaurant (LSR) segment. The Company's menu features its signature product, citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, and a range of Mexican-inspired entrees that it creates from chicken. Every day in every restaurant, the Company marinates and fire-grills its chicken over open flames, and hand-slices whole tomatoes, avocados, serrano peppers and cilantro to make its salsas, guacamole and cilantro dressings from scratch. The Company also offers burritos, salads, tostadas, bowls, stuffed quesadillas and chicken entrees. The Company's entrees include Chicken Avocado Burrito, Under 500 Calorie entrees, Ultimate Pollo Bowl, and Stuffed Chicken Avocado Quesadilla. As of December 28, 2016, the Company had 460 restaurants, consisting of 201 Company-operated and 259 franchised restaurants. The Company also offers additional proteins, such as shrimp, carnitas and beef.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants & Bars - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LOCO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.elpolloloco.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $544.31 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 38,467,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.74
  • 52 Week Range: $10.08 - $14.85
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.22
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.51
  • P/E Growth: 1.39
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $385.54 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.40
  • Book Value: $7.02 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.00
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $60.87 million
  • Net Margins: 4.61%
  • Return on Equity: 9.51%
  • Return on Assets: 5.38%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.37%
  • Current Ratio: 0.41%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.38%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 325,556 shs.
  • Beta: 0.33
  • Short Ratio: 8.01
 

Frequently Asked Questions for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)

What is El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock symbol?

El Pollo Loco Holdings trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LOCO."

How were El Pollo Loco Holdings' earnings last quarter?

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.02. The business earned $99.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.02 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 4.61% and a return on equity of 9.51%. The company's revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. View El Pollo Loco Holdings' Earnings History.

What guidance has El Pollo Loco Holdings issued on next quarter's earnings?

El Pollo Loco Holdings issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.65-$0.69 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.66.

Where is El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock going? Where will El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo Loco Holdings' share price to reach $15.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

Who are some of El Pollo Loco Holdings' key competitors?

Who are El Pollo Loco Holdings' key executives?

El Pollo Loco Holdings' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael G. Maselli, Chairman of the Board
  • Stephen J. Sather, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Laurance Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
  • Edward Valle, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Wesley W. Barton J.D., Director
  • Dean C. Kehler, Director
  • John M. Roth, Director
  • Samuel Nicholas Borgese, Independent Director
  • William R. Floyd, Independent Director

Who owns El Pollo Loco Holdings stock?

El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Trimaran Fund Management L.L.C. (43.53%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.81%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (3.48%), FMR LLC (1.31%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.11%) and Morgan Stanley (0.77%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

Who sold El Pollo Loco Holdings stock? Who is selling El Pollo Loco Holdings stock?

El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, First Trust Advisors LP, Credit Suisse AG, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, UBS Group AG, American International Group Inc. and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

Who bought El Pollo Loco Holdings stock? Who is buying El Pollo Loco Holdings stock?

El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Oxford Asset Management, Vanguard Group Inc., Blair William & Co. IL, Morgan Stanley, Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Highbridge Capital Management LLC and Engine Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

How do I buy El Pollo Loco Holdings stock?

Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings 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 El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock price today?

One share of El Pollo Loco Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.05.


MarketBeat Community Rating for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ LOCO)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  116 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  143 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  259
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (6.76% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/9/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$14.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
3/11/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$15.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$16.00N/AView Rating Details
7/26/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/27/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$16.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$17.00N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Earnings by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Earnings History by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ LOCO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.14$0.16$100.02 million$99.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/9/2017Q4 2016$0.13$0.12$91.69 million$92.48 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3$0.19$0.18$97.25 million$95.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.18$0.19$96.66 million$97.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.18$0.17$97.28 million$94.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q4$0.13$0.15$88.03 million$86.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q315$0.15$0.18$90.40 million$88.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2015Q215$0.18$0.19$92.96 million$86.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q115$0.17$0.18$88.49 million$90.43 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$0.12$0.12$87.48 million$90.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.12$0.12$84.75 million$86.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/4/2014Q214$0.17$0.16$76.50 million$81.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.68
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.73
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.13$0.15$0.14
Q2 20173$0.20$0.21$0.20
Q3 20173$0.18$0.20$0.19
Q4 20173$0.13$0.16$0.14
Q1 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q2 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q3 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q4 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 45.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.61%
Insider Trades by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/2/2015Samuel N BorgeseDirectorSell25,249$21.00$530,229.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2015Samuel N BorgeseDirectorSell17,200$20.92$359,824.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Douglas K AmmermanDirectorSell16,231$27.00$438,237.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Edward ValleCMOSell67,440$27.00$1,820,880.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Kay BogeajisCOOSell44,318$27.00$1,196,586.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Stephen J SatherCEOSell255,088$27.00$6,887,376.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Trimaran Pollo Partners, L.L.CMajor ShareholderSell6,408,945$27.00$173,041,515.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
Latest Headlines for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 7:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 8:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco (LOCO) on Track to Boost Digital Capabilities
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 7:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Focuses On Digital Initiatives To Better Serve Guests
finance.yahoo.com - June 14 at 10:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Unveils Brand New Restaurant in Arizona
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 6:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Launches New Line of Overstuffed Quesadillas
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $106.10 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 11 at 10:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings' (LOCO) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 7:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) to Announce $0.20 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 9:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco (LOCO) Expands Further in Texas with New Outlet
finance.yahoo.com - June 6 at 9:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Rowlett, TX
finance.yahoo.com - June 5 at 7:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. : June 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 7:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 29 at 9:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco to Present at Investor Conferences in June
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 6:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPost Earnings Coverage as El Pollo Loco's Quarterly Revenue Grew 6%; Reaffirmed Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 10:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Teams Up With Adrian Gonzalez for Loco Summer Fun
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 10:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 10:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. :LOCO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 10:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$106.1 Million in Sales Expected for El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 8:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Will Announce Earnings of $0.20 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 10:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Celebrates Perfect Pollo with Annual Grill Master Challenge
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 6:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain?
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 5:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 Earnings Forecast for El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc Issued By William Blair (LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.20 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.20 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 11:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 10:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco beats 1Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 6:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco (LOCO) Q1 Earnings Beat, Revenues In Line
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 6:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of LOCO earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 6:18 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-El Pollo Loco Holdings reports Q1 earnings per share $0.12
www.reuters.com - May 5 at 1:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 11:32 PM
247wallst.com logoWhy Investors Are Eating Up El Pollo Loco Earnings
247wallst.com - May 4 at 8:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRetail And E-Commerce News And Stocks To Watch
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShake Shack, El Pollo Loco, Others Report Earnings Late: What To Expect
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 11:51 AM
seekingalpha.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. - Stuck In A Trading Range - Can It Break Out?
seekingalpha.com - May 3 at 5:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings (LOCO) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 9:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 11:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat to Expect from El Pollo Loco (LOCO) in Q1 Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 8:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Unveils Four New Layered Avocado Salads Available for a Limited Time
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 12:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings (LOCO) Given Daily News Impact Rating of -0.08
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 8:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings (LOCO) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.14
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Watauga, TX
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 6:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$100.02 Million in Sales Expected for El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 2:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Glendale, AZ
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 5:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Will Post Earnings of $0.14 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 10:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Upgraded to "C-" by TheStreet
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:15 PM

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