NASDAQ:TACO - Del Taco Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$9.89 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$9.89
Today's Range$9.80 - $10.01
52-Week Range$9.45 - $14.83
Volume232,956 shs
Average Volume338,092 shs
Market Capitalization$380.29 million
P/E Ratio19.02
Dividend YieldN/A
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. engages in developing, franchising, owning, and operating Del Taco quick-service Mexican-American restaurants. It offers Mexican-inspired food, such as tacos and burritos, and American classics, such as Double Del cheeseburgers, crinkle-cut fries, and milkshakes. The company was founded on June 30, 2015 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, CA

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating places
Current SymbolNASDAQ:TACO
Previous SymbolNASDAQ:LEVY


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.40
Current Ratio0.28
Quick Ratio0.24


Trailing P/E Ratio19.02
Forward P/E Ratio17.66
P/E Growth1.15

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$471.46 million
Price / Sales0.79
Cash Flow$1.11 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.91
Book Value$10.76 per share
Price / Book0.92


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.52
Net Income$49.87 million
Net Margins9.81%
Return on Equity4.93%
Return on Assets2.77%


Outstanding Shares37,760,000
Market Cap$380.29 million

Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Tuesday, October, 16th. The restaurant operator reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $117.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $119.84 million. Del Taco Restaurants had a return on equity of 4.93% and a net margin of 9.81%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. View Del Taco Restaurants' Earnings History.

When is Del Taco Restaurants' next earnings date?

Del Taco Restaurants is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Del Taco Restaurants.

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

Del Taco Restaurants issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of ~$0.53-0.56 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.61. The company issued revenue guidance of $504-507 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $511.68 million.Del Taco Restaurants also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.53-0.56 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for TACO?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Del Taco Restaurants' shares. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate Del Taco Restaurants' stock price to reach $15.1429 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 53.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Del Taco Restaurants.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Del Taco Restaurants?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Del Taco Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Del Taco Restaurants.

What are Wall Street 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. " (12/15/2018)
  • 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating and $19 price target on Del Taco (TACO) as the company’s 3Q18 (September) draws to a close. We lower our 3Q18 (September) EPS estimate to $0.15, from $0.16, though maintain our above-guidance $0.63 EPS estimate for 2018. Our EPS estimates of $0.72 for 2019 (vs. $0.67 consensus) and $0.79 for 2020 are unchanged. We believe recent M&A activity in the industry will push TACO’s valuation multiples higher." (9/26/2018)

Has Del Taco Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about TACO stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Del Taco Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Del Taco Restaurants' key competitors?

Who are Del Taco Restaurants' key executives?

Del Taco Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people:
  • John D. Cappasola, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • David A. Pear, Senior Vice President-Operations
  • Steven L. Brake, CFO, Principal Accounting Officer & Executive VP
  • M. Barry Westrum, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Raphael Gross, Investor Relations Contact

Who are Del Taco Restaurants' major shareholders?

Del Taco Restaurants' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.54%), BlackRock Inc. (6.51%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (5.66%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.97%), Vanguard Group Inc (3.97%) and Royce & Associates LP (3.96%). Company insiders that own Del Taco Restaurants stock include David Pear, Eileen A Aptman, John D Jr Cappasola, Lawrence F Levy and Patrick Walsh. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Del Taco Restaurants.

Which major investors are selling Del Taco Restaurants stock?

TACO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Prudential Financial Inc., Putnam Investments LLC, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Man Group plc, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. and Credit Suisse AG. View Insider Buying and Selling for Del Taco Restaurants.

Which major investors are buying Del Taco Restaurants stock?

TACO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, RK Capital Management LLC and Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Del Taco Restaurants stock in the last two years include Eileen A Aptman, Lawrence F Levy and Patrick Walsh. View Insider Buying and Selling for Del Taco Restaurants.

How do I buy shares of Del Taco Restaurants?

Shares of TACO 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 Del Taco Restaurants' stock price today?

One share of TACO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.89.

How big of a company is Del Taco Restaurants?

Del Taco Restaurants has a market capitalization of $380.29 million and generates $471.46 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $49.87 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.52 on an earnings per share basis. Del Taco Restaurants employs 7,656 workers across the globe.

What is Del Taco Restaurants' official website?

The official website for Del Taco Restaurants is

How can I contact Del Taco Restaurants?

Del Taco Restaurants' mailing address is 25521 COMMERCENTRE DRIVE, LAKE FOREST CA, 92630. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 949-462-9300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ TACO)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  278 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  227 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  505
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Del Taco Restaurants and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe TACO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe TACO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by Staff

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