El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.

NasdaqGS:LOCO Stock Report

Market Cap: US$257.9m

El Pollo Loco Holdings Past Earnings Performance

Past criteria checks 4/6

El Pollo Loco Holdings has been growing earnings at an average annual rate of 26%, while the Hospitality industry saw earnings growing at 21% annually. Revenues have been growing at an average rate of 2% per year. El Pollo Loco Holdings's return on equity is 10.2%, and it has net margins of 5.5%.

Key information

26.0%

Earnings growth rate

25.7%

EPS growth rate

Hospitality Industry Growth19.5%
Revenue growth rate2.0%
Return on equity10.2%
Net Margin5.5%
Last Earnings Update27 Dec 2023

Recent past performance updates

We Think That There Are Some Issues For El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Beyond Its Promising Earnings

Mar 16
We Think That There Are Some Issues For El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Beyond Its Promising Earnings

Recent updates

We Think That There Are Some Issues For El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Beyond Its Promising Earnings

Mar 16
We Think That There Are Some Issues For El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Beyond Its Promising Earnings

Is El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Using Too Much Debt?

Jul 12
Is El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Using Too Much Debt?

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital

Mar 31
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital

Should You Investigate El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) At US$10.81?

Mar 11
Should You Investigate El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) At US$10.81?

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

Jan 12
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

El Pollo Loco names Maria Hollandsworth as COO

Oct 17

Is It Too Late To Consider Buying El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO)?

Oct 13
Is It Too Late To Consider Buying El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO)?

El Pollo Loco declares special dividend by $1.50/share

Oct 11

El Pollo Loco signs multi-unit development deal for five restaurants

Sep 22

El Pollo Loco inks development deal for 4 restaurants in Seattle

Aug 30

El Pollo Loco: Birria Delivers, But Traffic Trends Remain A Headwind

Aug 04

El Pollo Loco Holdings: Not As Tasty As You Think

May 26

El Pollo Loco: Continued Headwinds And Subdued Traffic Levels Weigh On Outlook

Feb 06

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Is Reinvesting At Lower Rates Of Return

Dec 01
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Is Reinvesting At Lower Rates Of Return

El Pollo Loco: Inflationary Pressures Overshadow Decent Sales Performance

Nov 24

El Pollo Loco: A Solid Recovery In Q2

Aug 23

El Pollo Loco: Wage Inflation Continues To Weigh On Margins

Jun 15

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Mar 01
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Should We Be Excited About The Trends Of Returns At El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)?

Feb 08
Should We Be Excited About The Trends Of Returns At El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO)?

Should You Use El Pollo Loco Holdings's (NASDAQ:LOCO) Statutory Earnings To Analyse It?

Jan 20
Should You Use El Pollo Loco Holdings's (NASDAQ:LOCO) Statutory Earnings To Analyse It?

Comparable sales fall at El Pollo Loco as L.A. stores lag

Jan 12

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Is Going Strong But Fundamentals Appear To Be Mixed : Is There A Clear Direction For The Stock?

Jan 02
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) Is Going Strong But Fundamentals Appear To Be Mixed : Is There A Clear Direction For The Stock?

El Pollo Loco announces the opening of a new franchise restaurant in California

Dec 31

What We Learned About El Pollo Loco Holdings' (NASDAQ:LOCO) CEO Pay

Dec 15
What We Learned About El Pollo Loco Holdings' (NASDAQ:LOCO) CEO Pay

Revenue & Expenses Breakdown
Beta

How El Pollo Loco Holdings makes and spends money. Based on latest reported earnings, on an LTM basis.


Earnings and Revenue History

NasdaqGS:LOCO Revenue, expenses and earnings (USD Millions)
DateRevenueEarningsG+A ExpensesR&D Expenses
27 Dec 2346926420
27 Sep 2347228410
28 Jun 2347224410
29 Mar 2347424410
28 Dec 2247021390
28 Sep 2246320380
29 Jun 2245926380
30 Mar 2245727390
29 Dec 2145429390
29 Sep 2145628390
30 Jun 2145128390
31 Mar 2142925360
30 Dec 2042624350
23 Sep 2042323360
24 Jun 2042419360
25 Mar 2043928370
25 Dec 1944225370
25 Sep 19441-2370
26 Jun 19441-2360
27 Mar 19439-11370
26 Dec 18436-9370
26 Sep 1842514370
27 Jun 184144350
28 Mar 184086340
27 Dec 174029340
27 Sep 173999330
28 Jun 1739418340
29 Mar 1738618340
28 Dec 1638018320
28 Sep 1637423310
29 Jun 1636723300
30 Mar 1635923280
30 Dec 1535524280
30 Sep 1535923290
01 Jul 1535644300
01 Apr 1535444300
31 Dec 1434542300
24 Sep 1433120280
25 Jun 14324-5260
26 Mar 14319-11260
25 Dec 13315-17260

Quality Earnings: LOCO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LOCO's current net profit margins (5.5%) are higher than last year (4.4%).


Free Cash Flow vs Earnings Analysis


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LOCO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 26% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LOCO's earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) is below its 5-year average (26% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LOCO earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) exceeded the Hospitality industry 8.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: LOCO's Return on Equity (10.2%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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