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$19.97
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$19.72
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$20.06
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$18.33
MA: $19.62
$21.37
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$6.15
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$21.96
Volume686 shs
Average Volume240,223 shs
Market Capitalization$727.85 million
P/E Ratio31.20
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.57

Competitors

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Vs. PZZA, CAKE, MAIN, BLMN, JACK, and PLAY

Should you be buying LOCO stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "eating places" are considered alternatives and competitors to El Pollo Loco, including Papa John's International (PZZA), The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), Jack in the Box (JACK), and Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY).

Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) and El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of Papa John's International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Papa John's International and El Pollo Loco's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Papa John's International2.14%-18.31%7.31%
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Papa John's International and El Pollo Loco, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Papa John's International031302.81
El Pollo Loco02202.50

Papa John's International presently has a consensus target price of $101.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.54%. El Pollo Loco has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.87%. Given Papa John's International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Papa John's International is more favorable than El Pollo Loco.

Volatility & Risk

Papa John's International has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Papa John's International and El Pollo Loco's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Papa John's International$1.62 billion1.72$4.87 million$1.1772.44
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63

El Pollo Loco has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Papa John's International. El Pollo Loco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Papa John's International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Papa John's International beats El Pollo Loco on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) and The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares El Pollo Loco and The Cheesecake Factory's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%
The Cheesecake Factory-1.89%-8.77%-1.30%

Volatility & Risk

El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Cheesecake Factory has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares El Pollo Loco and The Cheesecake Factory's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63
The Cheesecake Factory$2.48 billion1.09$127.29 million$2.6122.71

The Cheesecake Factory has higher revenue and earnings than El Pollo Loco. The Cheesecake Factory is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than El Pollo Loco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for El Pollo Loco and The Cheesecake Factory, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
El Pollo Loco02202.50
The Cheesecake Factory211502.17

El Pollo Loco currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.87%. The Cheesecake Factory has a consensus price target of $36.3529, indicating a potential downside of 38.68%. Given El Pollo Loco's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe El Pollo Loco is more favorable than The Cheesecake Factory.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of The Cheesecake Factory shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of The Cheesecake Factory shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

El Pollo Loco beats The Cheesecake Factory on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Main Street Capital and El Pollo Loco's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Main Street Capital-15.34%9.71%5.30%
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.5% of Main Street Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Main Street Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Main Street Capital and El Pollo Loco's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Main Street Capital$243.37 million10.60$129.57 million$2.5015.19
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63

Main Street Capital has higher earnings, but lower revenue than El Pollo Loco. Main Street Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than El Pollo Loco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Main Street Capital has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Main Street Capital and El Pollo Loco, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Main Street Capital03102.25
El Pollo Loco02202.50

Main Street Capital currently has a consensus target price of $31.25, suggesting a potential downside of 17.70%. El Pollo Loco has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.87%. Given El Pollo Loco's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe El Pollo Loco is more favorable than Main Street Capital.

Summary

El Pollo Loco beats Main Street Capital on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) and Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares El Pollo Loco and Bloomin' Brands' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%
Bloomin' Brands-3.45%-39.30%-0.89%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares El Pollo Loco and Bloomin' Brands' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63
Bloomin' Brands$4.14 billion0.56$130.57 million$1.5417.21

Bloomin' Brands has higher revenue and earnings than El Pollo Loco. Bloomin' Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than El Pollo Loco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bloomin' Brands has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.6% of Bloomin' Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Bloomin' Brands shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for El Pollo Loco and Bloomin' Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
El Pollo Loco02202.50
Bloomin' Brands15812.60

El Pollo Loco currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.87%. Bloomin' Brands has a consensus price target of $20.7333, suggesting a potential downside of 21.41%. Given El Pollo Loco's higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe El Pollo Loco is more favorable than Bloomin' Brands.

Summary

Bloomin' Brands beats El Pollo Loco on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) and El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Jack in the Box has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jack in the Box and El Pollo Loco's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Jack in the Box$1.02 billion2.25$89.76 million$4.6521.69
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63

Jack in the Box has higher revenue and earnings than El Pollo Loco. Jack in the Box is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than El Pollo Loco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Jack in the Box shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Jack in the Box and El Pollo Loco's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Jack in the Box8.79%-12.94%5.88%
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Jack in the Box and El Pollo Loco, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Jack in the Box151202.61
El Pollo Loco02202.50

Jack in the Box currently has a consensus price target of $102.8235, suggesting a potential upside of 1.96%. El Pollo Loco has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.87%. Given Jack in the Box's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Jack in the Box is more favorable than El Pollo Loco.

Summary

Jack in the Box beats El Pollo Loco on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) and Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

El Pollo Loco has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares El Pollo Loco and Dave & Buster's Entertainment's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
El Pollo Loco$442.33 million1.65$24.90 million$0.7526.63
Dave & Buster's Entertainment$1.35 billion1.49$100.26 million$3.0214.00

Dave & Buster's Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than El Pollo Loco. Dave & Buster's Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than El Pollo Loco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.3% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Dave & Buster's Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.7% of El Pollo Loco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Dave & Buster's Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares El Pollo Loco and Dave & Buster's Entertainment's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
El Pollo Loco5.32%11.20%4.46%
Dave & Buster's Entertainment-18.78%-60.06%-4.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for El Pollo Loco and Dave & Buster's Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
El Pollo Loco02202.50
Dave & Buster's Entertainment15412.45

El Pollo Loco currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.87%. Dave & Buster's Entertainment has a consensus target price of $25.6818, indicating a potential downside of 39.24%. Given El Pollo Loco's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe El Pollo Loco is more favorable than Dave & Buster's Entertainment.

Summary

El Pollo Loco beats Dave & Buster's Entertainment on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


El Pollo Loco Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Papa John's International logo
PZZA
Papa John's International
1.7$84.75+1.3%$2.83 billion$1.62 billion105.94Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
The Cheesecake Factory logo
CAKE
The Cheesecake Factory
1.3$59.28+2.0%$2.66 billion$2.48 billion-43.59Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Main Street Capital logo
MAIN
Main Street Capital
1.2$37.97+1.7%$2.54 billion$243.37 million-66.61Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Bloomin' Brands logo
BLMN
Bloomin' Brands
1.4$26.51+1.5%$2.30 billion$4.14 billion-19.35Analyst Upgrade
Jack in the Box logo
JACK
Jack in the Box
1.7$100.85+1.4%$2.27 billion$1.02 billion25.93
Dave & Buster's Entertainment logo
PLAY
Dave & Buster's Entertainment
1.5$42.27+0.8%$2.00 billion$1.35 billion-14.99
Dine Brands Global logo
DIN
Dine Brands Global
1.5$82.00+1.1%$1.33 billion$910.18 million-18.06Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
BJ's Restaurants logo
BJRI
BJ's Restaurants
1.3$59.41+0.8%$1.32 billion$1.16 billion-51.66Analyst Revision
Denny's logo
DENN
Denny's
1.4$17.77+1.3%$1.12 billion$541.39 million111.07
Arcos Dorados logo
ARCO
Arcos Dorados
1.6$5.23+1.0%$1.07 billion$2.96 billion-7.71Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
Chuy's logo
CHUY
Chuy's
1.3$42.12+0.6%$824.43 million$426.36 million-95.73
Ruth's Hospitality Group logo
RUTH
Ruth's Hospitality Group
1.2$23.74+1.4%$817.01 million$468.03 million-64.16Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
RCI Hospitality logo
RICK
RCI Hospitality
1.5$69.33+2.0%$623.97 million$132.33 million-101.96Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers logo
RRGB
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
1.2$34.49+8.7%$489.57 million$1.32 billion-1.85Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Down
Noodles & Company logo
NDLS
Noodles & Company
1.1$10.98+3.1%$482.61 million$462.41 million-23.87Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
Fiesta Restaurant Group logo
FRGI
Fiesta Restaurant Group
0.9$16.17+0.6%$421.74 million$660.94 million-12.83News Coverage
Del Taco Restaurants logo
TACO
Del Taco Restaurants
2.2$11.05+0.5%$410.58 million$512.95 million-1.94Upcoming Earnings
Carrols Restaurant Group logo
TAST
Carrols Restaurant Group
1.3$6.24+2.7%$316.20 million$1.46 billion-13.87Analyst Report
News Coverage
Biglari logo
BH
Biglari
0.9$140.37+1.9%$313.52 million$668.84 million-0.78Upcoming Earnings
LiveXLive Media logo
LIVX
LiveXLive Media
1.7$3.93+5.1%$311.73 million$38.66 million-6.78Decrease in Short Interest
Kura Sushi USA logo
KRUS
Kura Sushi USA
1.0$34.60+1.5%$285.32 million$45.17 million-12.81Analyst Report
News Coverage
Nathan's Famous logo
NATH
Nathan's Famous
1.0$62.60+3.1%$257.60 million$103.32 million21.51
The ONE Group Hospitality logo
STKS
The ONE Group Hospitality
1.0$5.96+6.9%$173.25 million$120.68 million16.11
Potbelly logo
PBPB
Potbelly
0.8$5.73+1.7%$138.74 million$409.71 million-2.72Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
J. Alexander's logo
JAX
J. Alexander's
0.7$8.89+0.2%$133.46 million$247.27 million-5.36News Coverage
BFI
BurgerFi International
0.0$14.43+8.7%$113.46 millionN/A-84.88Increase in Short Interest
FAT Brands logo
FAT
FAT Brands
0.9$9.00+8.7%$107.33 million$22.50 million-13.04Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Luby's logo
LUB
Luby's
0.7$3.29+0.3%$101.14 million$214.02 million-3.36Decrease in Short Interest
ARKR
Ark Restaurants
0.7$18.34+5.0%$64.59 million$106.49 million-13.69
BBQ
BBQ
0.6$6.29+1.3%$58.40 million$82.27 million9.68Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Up
Good Times Restaurants logo
GTIM
Good Times Restaurants
1.0$3.68+2.4%$46.59 million$109.86 million-3.32
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