El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco, pronounced “L Po-yo Lo-co” and Spanish for “The Crazy Chicken,” is the nation’s leading quick-service restaurant chain specializing in flame-grilled chicken. Founded in Guasave, Mexico in 1975, El Pollo Loco’s long-term success stems from the unique preparation of its award-winning “pollo”-- fresh chicken marinated in a special recipe of herbs, spices and citrus juices passed down from the founding family. The marinated chicken is then flame-grilled, hand cut and served hot off the grill with warm tortillas and a wide assortment of side dishes.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Costa Mesa, US
Founded
1975
Size (employees)
5,355 (est)
El Pollo Loco was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, US

El Pollo Loco Office Locations

El Pollo Loco has an office in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, US (HQ)
100 3535 Harbor Blvd

El Pollo Loco Data and Metrics

El Pollo Loco Financial Metrics

El Pollo Loco's revenue was reported to be $99.8 m in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

99.8 m

Net income (Q1, 2017)

4.9 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

9.4 m

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

457.8 m

Cash (29-Mar-2017)

6.7 m
El Pollo Loco's current market capitalization is $457.8 m.
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

293.6 m314.7 m344.9 m355.1 m380.1 m

Revenue growth, %

7%10%3%7%

Cost of goods sold

102.6 m105.9 m107.2 m

Gross profit

242.3 m249.1 m272.9 m
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

86.6 m90.4 m89.5 m88.9 m94.4 m97.5 m95.8 m99.8 m

Sales and marketing expense

38.2 m38.7 m38.5 m39 m43.3 m43.9 m44.5 m47.4 m

General and administrative expense

7.5 m7.5 m6.4 m6.3 m9.2 m8.3 m8.3 m9.7 m

Operating expense total

45.7 m46.2 m44.9 m45.3 m52.6 m52.1 m52.8 m57.1 m
USDY, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

19 m21.5 m17 m11.5 m6.1 m2.2 m

Accounts Receivable

5.8 m6.2 m6.9 m

Inventories

1.9 m1.9 m2.1 m

Current Assets

44 m38.6 m35.9 m
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

41.8 m8.6 m6.4 m8.2 m8.9 m9.5 m6.5 m6.7 m

Accounts Receivable

5.7 m6 m5.7 m6.1 m6.7 m6.7 m8.5 m8 m

Inventories

1.6 m1.7 m1.7 m1.8 m1.8 m1.8 m1.8 m1.9 m

Current Assets

53.1 m40 m38.2 m39.1 m39.3 m36.4 m30.4 m21 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

42.5 m24.1 m18.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

11.5 m13.1 m16.1 m

Accounts Receivable

147 k(427 k)(844 k)

Inventories

(245 k)1 k(221 k)
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

25.8 m6.8 m7.2 m4.7 m5.4 m7.3 m5.2 m4.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.9 m3.1 m3.2 m3.3 m3.8 m4 m4.1 m4.3 m

Accounts Receivable

5.7 m6 m5.7 m6.1 m6.7 m6.7 m8.5 m8 m

Inventories

1.6 m1.7 m1.7 m1.8 m1.8 m1.8 m1.8 m1.9 m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

18.6 k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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