NASDAQ:LOCO - El Pollo LoCo Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$15.95 +0.10 (+0.63 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 07:28 AM ET)
Previous Close$15.85
Today's Range$15.61 - $15.9998
52-Week Range$9.05 - $16.95
Volume332,270 shs
Average Volume499,212 shs
Market Capitalization$619.21 million
P/E Ratio25.32
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.29
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. The company specializes in offering flame-grilled chicken. As of October 15, 2018, it had approximately 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. The company was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating places
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LOCO
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone714-599-5000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25
Current Ratio0.42
Quick Ratio0.38

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio25.32
Forward P/E Ratio22.15
P/E Growth1.47

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$401.70 million
Price / Sales1.55
Cash Flow$1.1201 per share
Price / Cash14.24
Book Value$7.11 per share
Price / Book2.24

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.63
Net Income$8.61 million
Net Margins3.38%
Return on Equity9.77%
Return on Assets6.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees5,637
Outstanding Shares39,070,000
Market Cap$619.21 million
OptionableOptionable

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is El Pollo LoCo's stock symbol?

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

How were El Pollo LoCo's earnings last quarter?

El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The restaurant operator earned $112.18 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.54 million. El Pollo LoCo had a net margin of 3.38% and a return on equity of 9.77%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. View El Pollo LoCo's Earnings History.

When is El Pollo LoCo's next earnings date?

El Pollo LoCo is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for El Pollo LoCo.

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

El Pollo LoCo updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.70-0.73 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.71. El Pollo LoCo also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.70-0.73 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LOCO?

5 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for El Pollo LoCo's stock. Their predictions range from $11.00 to $17.00. On average, they expect El Pollo LoCo's share price to reach $13.40 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 16.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for El Pollo LoCo.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for El Pollo LoCo?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for El Pollo LoCo in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for El Pollo LoCo.

Has El Pollo LoCo been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about LOCO stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. El Pollo LoCo earned a news impact score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of El Pollo LoCo's key competitors?

Who are El Pollo LoCo's key executives?

El Pollo LoCo's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Laurance Roberts, CFO & Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Bernard Acoca, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48)
  • Mr. Gustavo Siade, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 56)
  • Mr. Douglas Soller, VP of Accounting & Fin.
  • Edith R. Austin, VP of Legal and Corp. Sec.

Who are El Pollo LoCo's major shareholders?

El Pollo LoCo's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.40%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.97%), Royce & Associates LP (2.36%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.93%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.67%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (0.49%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for El Pollo LoCo.

Which major investors are selling El Pollo LoCo stock?

LOCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Prudential Financial Inc. and Man Group plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo LoCo.

Which major investors are buying El Pollo LoCo stock?

LOCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royce & Associates LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, BlackRock Inc. and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for El Pollo LoCo.

How do I buy shares of El Pollo LoCo?

Shares of LOCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is El Pollo LoCo's stock price today?

One share of LOCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.95.

How big of a company is El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo has a market capitalization of $619.21 million and generates $401.70 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $8.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.63 on an earnings per share basis. El Pollo LoCo employs 5,637 workers across the globe.

What is El Pollo LoCo's official website?

The official website for El Pollo LoCo is http://www.elpolloloco.com.

How can I contact El Pollo LoCo?

El Pollo LoCo's mailing address is 3535 HARBOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100, COSTA MESA CA, 92626. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 714-599-5000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ LOCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  253 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  539
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about El Pollo LoCo and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LOCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LOCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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