Del Taco Restaurants Company Profile (NASDAQ:TACO)

About Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)

Del Taco Restaurants logoDel Taco Restaurants, Inc. is an operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring made-to-order cuisine, including both Mexican inspired and American classic dishes. As of January 3, 2017, the Company operated 551 Del Taco restaurants. The Company's menu offers a combination of Mexican-inspired food, such as tacos and burritos, and American classics, such as Double Del cheeseburgers, crinkle-cut fries and milkshakes. The Company's menu features items, such as its Platos plated meals, Epic Burritos, Handcrafted Ensaladas and Fresca Bowls, as well as items on its Buck & Under Menu. As of January 3, 2017, the Company had 310 Company-operated and 241 franchise-operated restaurants. The Platos menu offering consists of individually plated meals complete with an entree, two sides, and chips and salsa. The Company's menu also includes quesadillas, bowls and handcrafted ensaladas, as well as burgers and fries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:TACO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.deltaco.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $496.88 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 38,518,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.09
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.60
  • 52 Week Range: $8.43 - $15.32
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.54
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.50
  • P/E Growth: 1.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $460.03 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.08
  • Book Value: $9.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.33
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $66.86 million
  • Net Margins: 4.07%
  • Return on Equity: 4.78%
  • Return on Assets: 2.51%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.46%
  • Current Ratio: 0.41%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.36%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 415,592 shs.
  • Beta: -0.07
  • Short Ratio: 5.55
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)

What is Del Taco Restaurants' stock symbol?

Del Taco Restaurants trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TACO."

How were Del Taco Restaurants' earnings last quarter?

Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. The firm earned $105.35 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $105.22 million. Del Taco Restaurants had a net margin of 4.07% and a return on equity of 4.78%. The business's revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.08 EPS. View Del Taco Restaurants' Earnings History.

What guidance has Del Taco Restaurants issued on next quarter's earnings?

Del Taco Restaurants issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.52-0.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.55. The company issued revenue guidance of $466-476 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $473.78 million.

Where is Del Taco Restaurants' stock going? Where will Del Taco Restaurants' stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Del Taco Restaurants' shares. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $17.00. On average, they expect Del Taco Restaurants' share price to reach $15.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Del Taco Restaurants.

What are analysts saying about Del Taco Restaurants stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Del Taco Restaurants stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Del Taco is the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, serving more than three million guests each week. At Del Taco, menu items are made to order with fresh ingredients, including Cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. The company was founded on June 30, 2015 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. " (5/17/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "EPS beat as SSS of 4.2% came in slightly ahead of 4.0% expectation (was running 4.0% Qtd as of mid-March). Commentary on 2Q suggests a notable pick up in traffic and mix vs 1Q levels, as early trends have accelerated nicely, partially benefiting from the shift in the Lenten season." (5/5/2017)
  • 3. Wedbush analysts commented, "The Wedbush View: We believe there is a disconnect between Del Taco’s category-leading fundamentals and its category-trailing valuation. We believe the company’s current discount to QSR peers is poised to narrow as management continues to execute towards annual guidance, and as investor awareness of TACO’s compelling fundamentals increases. Q1 EPS beats by a penny on continued SSS growth momentum. Q1 EPS of $0.10 was above consensus of $0.09 on in line SSS growth of 4%." (5/5/2017)
  • 4. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "Del Taco reported in-line 4Q16 operating results including EPS of $0.20 (vs. consensus at $0.20) and same-store sales of +5.5% (vs. consensus of +4.5%) driven by solid execution and new product introductions. Restaurant-level margins came in slightly ahead of expectations at 21.5% (vs. consensus at 21.0%). For 2017, the company provided initial guidance including system-wide same-store sales range of +2%-+4% vs. current consensus of +3.2%. 1Q17 quarter-to-date same-store sales trends are running +4.0% at top-end of the full year's +2.0% to +4.0% outlook (vs. current expectations of +3.9%). We are maintaining our Neutral rating and trimming our price target to $13 based on a maintained ~10x our now lower FY17E EBITDA." (3/14/2017)

Who are some of Del Taco Restaurants' key competitors?

Who owns Del Taco Restaurants stock?

Del Taco Restaurants' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (10.89%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (4.78%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.14%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.18%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (3.07%) and ACK Asset Management LLC (2.89%). Company insiders that own Del Taco Restaurants stock include David Pear, Eileen A Aptman, Patrick Walsh and Pleasant Lake Partners Llc. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Del Taco Restaurants.

Who sold Del Taco Restaurants stock? Who is selling Del Taco Restaurants stock?

Del Taco Restaurants' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Driehaus Capital Management LLC, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL, Citadel Advisors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Morgan Stanley, Columbus Circle Investors, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Del Taco Restaurants stock in the last year include David Pear and Patrick Walsh. View Insider Buying and Selling for Del Taco Restaurants.

Who bought Del Taco Restaurants stock? Who is buying Del Taco Restaurants stock?

Del Taco Restaurants' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, RK Capital Management LLC, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Wellington Management Group LLP, Royce & Associates LP and Pleasant Lake Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought Del Taco Restaurants stock in the last two years include Eileen A Aptman, Patrick Walsh and Pleasant Lake Partners Llc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Del Taco Restaurants.

How do I buy Del Taco Restaurants stock?

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

How much does a share of Del Taco Restaurants stock cost?

One share of Del Taco Restaurants stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.90.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (16.28% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$17.00N/AView Rating Details
5/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$16.00N/AView Rating Details
3/14/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesLower Price TargetIn-Line$14.00 -> $13.00HighView Rating Details
10/18/2016BTIG ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$14.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2015Dougherty & CoInitiated CoverageBuy$18.50N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2015CJS SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Earnings by Quarter for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.09$0.10$105.22 million$105.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/13/2017Q4 2016$0.20$0.20$150.14 million$150.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2016Q316$0.12$0.13$101.61 million$104.42 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$0.12$0.13$100.06 million$100.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116$0.08$0.08$96.09 million$97.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2016Q415$0.19$0.12$133.33 million$133.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.10($0.06)$97.60 million$98.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.53
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.59
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.07$0.10$0.09
Q2 20173$0.12$0.13$0.12
Q3 20173$0.12$0.13$0.13
Q4 20173$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q1 20181$0.10$0.10$0.10
Q2 20181$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q3 20181$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q4 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 36.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.69%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/9/2017Eileen A AptmanDirectorBuy26,010$12.97$337,349.70View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Patrick WalshDirectorSell1,665,482$14.50$24,149,489.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016David PearSVPSell6,000$10.55$63,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016Pleasant Lake Partners LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,450,000$9.86$14,297,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016David PearSVPSell10,000$10.67$106,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Patrick WalshDirectorBuy10,000$10.33$103,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Patrick WalshDirectorBuy30,000$10.26$307,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015Pleasant Lake Partners LlcMajor ShareholderBuy40,063$13.29$532,437.27View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Pleasant Lake Partners LlcMajor ShareholderBuy107,400$13.09$1,405,866.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015Pleasant Lake Partners LlcMajor ShareholderBuy411,381$12.92$5,315,042.52View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Pleasant Lake Partners LlcMajor ShareholderBuy2,414$14.98$36,161.72View SEC Filing  
6/30/2015Eileen A AptmanDirectorBuy467,500$8.56$4,001,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
Latest Headlines for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO)
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DateHeadline
nasdaq.com logoYum! Brands' (YUM) Taco Bell Drafts Restaurant Growth Plan
www.nasdaq.com - May 27 at 6:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoYum! Brands (YUM) Poised for Growth on Strategic Initiatives
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 9:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAt these three restaurant companies, the stock is the main course
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 9:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 8:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. : May 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 8:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Restaurants, Inc. :TACO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 7:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEileen A. Aptman Buys 26,010 Shares of Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 10:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Cut by Wedbush
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Lowered by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Del Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:45 AM
News IconBRIEF-Del Taco Restaurants Q1 earnings per share $0.10
www.businessinsider.com - May 6 at 7:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Given Buy Rating at Wedbush
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 2:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 12:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 11:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of TACO earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 11:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 10:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 5:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Given "Buy" Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 12:02 PM
marketbeat.com logoDel Taco beats Street 1Q forecasts
marketbeat.com - May 4 at 6:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 10:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $104.99 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 4:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of -0.03
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 8:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.09 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:33 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.33
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 7:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 7:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 1:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc., Akorn, Inc., AllianceMMA, Inc., Altisource Portfolio Solutions, DelTaco Restaurants, Inc., Express Scripts Holding Company, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 8:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.22
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 12:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Continues to Drive Franchise Growth in Southeast
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants Inc (TACO) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 11:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 10:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (TACO)
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and Advises Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Restaurants, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:TACO) : April 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Restaurants, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TACO-US : April 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 8:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Restaurants, Inc. to Announce Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results Thursday, May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 7:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.19
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEL TACO NOTIFICATION: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. To Contact The Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and Advises Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Involving Possible Securities Fraud Violations by Certain Officers and Directors of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDel Taco Restaurants (TACO) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.02
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 3:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPawar Law Group Announces Investigation of Securities Claims Against Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. - TACO
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 8:11 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Del taco signs franchise deal to expand presence in georgia
www.reuters.com - April 12 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Securities Claims Against Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGlancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Investors
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces an Investigation of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDel Taco Signs Franchise Deal to Expand Presence in Georgia
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 9:20 AM

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