El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCO) is set to announce its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.18 per share for the quarter. El Pollo Loco Holdings has set its FY17 guidance at $0.64-0.67 EPS.
El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The restaurant operator reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $105.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $105.83 million. El Pollo Loco Holdings had a return on equity of 9.56% and a net margin of 4.66%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.19 EPS. On average, analysts expect El Pollo Loco Holdings to post $0.66 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.71 EPS for the next fiscal year.
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ LOCO) opened at 11.70 on Wednesday. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $10.08 and a 1-year high of $14.85. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $11.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.73. The stock has a market cap of $452.22 million, a P/E ratio of 25.43 and a beta of 0.36.
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LOCO has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered El Pollo Loco Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.00.
About El Pollo Loco Holdings
El 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.
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