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: $440.62 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 38,652,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.85
  • 52 Week Range: $10.08 - $14.85
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.89
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.06
  • P/E Growth: 1.15
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $393.64 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.12
  • Book Value: $7.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.58
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $62.17 million
  • Net Margins: 4.66%
  • Return on Equity: 9.56%
  • Return on Assets: 5.52%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.34%
  • Current Ratio: 0.32%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.29%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 256,444 shs.
  • Beta: 0.31
  • Short Ratio: 8.23
 

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 results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $105.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $105.83 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 9.56%. The company's revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 EPS. View El Pollo Loco Holdings' Earnings History.

When will El Pollo Loco Holdings make its next earnings announcement?

El Pollo Loco Holdings is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for El Pollo Loco Holdings.

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, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.64-0.67 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.68.

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

5 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for El Pollo Loco Holdings' shares. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate El Pollo Loco Holdings' stock price to reach $14.33 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Trimaran Fund Management L.L.C. (43.53%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.08%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.37%), State Street Corp (1.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.71%) and OxFORD Asset Management LLP (0.62%). 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, Vanguard Group Inc., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Public Sector Pension investment Board, California State Teachers Retirement System, Comerica Bank, Cim Investment Mangement Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 Bank of Montreal Can, OxFORD Asset Management LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, AXA, State Street Corp and Creative Planning. 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 $11.40.


MarketBeat Community Rating for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ LOCO)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  171 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  312
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about El Pollo Loco Holdings and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $14.33 (25.73% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/22/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
8/7/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$14.00 -> $13.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$14.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
11/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/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 8/24/2015 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
11/1/2017$0.18N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.20$0.21$105.83 million$105.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $0.65
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.71
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.13$0.15$0.14
Q2 20173$0.20$0.21$0.20
Q3 20173$0.16$0.18$0.17
Q4 20173$0.12$0.14$0.13
Q1 20182$0.16$0.17$0.17
Q2 20182$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q3 20182$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q4 20182$0.13$0.14$0.14
(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: 77.00%
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 Upgrades El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 12:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. : August 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 8:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Bojangles' (BOJA) versus El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 19 at 8:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $102.84 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 9:20 AM
benzinga.com logoJohnson & Weaver, Announces Investigations of...
www.benzinga.com - August 18 at 6:29 AM
prnewswire.com logoJohnson & Weaver, Announces Investigations of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., TransDigm Group Incorporated and ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - August 17 at 2:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoJohnson & Weaver, Announces Investigations of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., TransDigm Group Incorporated and Zebra Technologies Corporation; Investors Encouraged to Contact Firm
finance.yahoo.com - August 16 at 9:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Will Post Earnings of $0.18 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 12:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 10:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. :LOCO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 6:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) PT Lowered to $13.00 at Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 3:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSunTrust Banks Research Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 7:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 7:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.18 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (NASDAQ:LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 7:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco (LOCO) Stock Down Despite Q2 Earnings Beat
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 12:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Q2 Earnings Fall Short
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 12:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 5 at 8:48 PM
thestreet.com logoStock Futures Rise After US Jobs Growth Is Higher Than Expected - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - August 5 at 1:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of LOCO earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 5:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco beats 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 5:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 12:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Likely to Disappoint in Q2 Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 7:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Sacramento, CA
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 7:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $105.96 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 8:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBidaskClub Downgrades El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 29 at 2:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Launches New Taco Platters
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 11:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 4:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Reduced by Analyst (NASDAQ:LOCO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 12:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 10:36 PM
globenewswire.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Results on August 3, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - July 17 at 8:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Results on August 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 8:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEl Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in San Antonio, TX
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 3:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Investors Should Avoid El Pollo Loco Stock at the Moment
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 12:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. : July 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 12:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEl Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $106.10 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 3:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Will Post Earnings of $0.20 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 5 at 10:36 AM
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

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