El Pollo Loco Holdings develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. It has both company-owned and franchised restaurants. The Company's restaurant chain specializes in flame-grilled marinated chicken served with tortillas and a wide assortment of side dishes.

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TypePublic
HQCosta Mesa, US
Founded1980
Size (employees)5,637 (est)+6%
Websiteelpolloloco.com
El Pollo Loco was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, US
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Key People/Management at El Pollo Loco

Bernard Acoca

Bernard Acoca

President and Chief Executive Officer

El Pollo Loco Office Locations

El Pollo Loco has an office in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, US (HQ)
3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 100
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El Pollo Loco Financials and Metrics

El Pollo Loco Revenue

El Pollo Loco's revenue was reported to be $380.12 m in FY, 2016 which is a 7.1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

112.2m

Net income (Q3, 2018)

6.8m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

9.5m

Market capitalization (14-Dec-2018)

588.0m

Closing stock price (14-Dec-2018)

15.1

Cash (26-Sep-2018)

8.1m

EV

651.0m
El Pollo Loco's current market capitalization is $588 m.
Annual
usdFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

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

Revenue growth, %

7%10%3%7%

Cost of goods sold

102.6m105.9m107.2m

Gross profit

242.3m249.1m272.9m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

86.9m86.6m90.4m89.5m88.9m94.4m97.5m95.8m99.8m105.6m101.2m105.8m111.6m112.2m

Sales and marketing expense

37.0m38.2m38.7m38.5m39.0m43.3m43.9m44.5m47.4m48.2m49.8m49.6m50.8m53.4m

General and administrative expense

6.8m7.5m7.5m6.4m6.3m9.2m8.3m8.3m9.7m9.6m8.3m13.2m12.5m12.2m

Operating expense total

74.1m75.6m77.5m75.9m76.3m84.1m84.1m86.8m90.4m57.7m106.8m101.3m104.0m102.7m
Annual
usdY, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

19.0m21.5m17.0m11.5m6.1m2.2m

Accounts Receivable

5.8m6.2m6.9m

Inventories

1.9m1.9m2.1m

Current Assets

44.0m38.6m35.9m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

27.1m41.8m8.6m6.4m8.2m8.9m9.5m6.5m6.7m4.4m7.1m6.2m13.1m8.1m

Accounts Receivable

5.6m5.7m6.0m5.7m6.1m6.7m6.7m8.5m8.0m8.3m8.0m7.8m7.6m8.9m

Inventories

1.7m1.6m1.7m1.7m1.8m1.8m1.8m1.8m1.9m2.1m2.2m2.1m2.1m2.2m

Current Assets

38.2m53.1m40.0m38.2m39.1m39.3m36.4m30.4m21.0m18.5m20.3m19.5m26.0m21.7m
Annual
usdFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

42.5m24.1m18.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

11.5m13.1m16.1m

Inventories

(245.0k)1.0k(221.0k)

Accounts Payable

(8.0m)2.3m(4.6m)
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

12.0m37.9m6.8m14.0m18.7m5.4m12.7m17.9m4.9m12.7m8.7m2.5m7.6m14.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

5.3m8.3m3.1m6.3m9.6m3.8m7.7m11.8m4.3m8.9m13.6m4.2m8.6m13.1m

Inventories

(10.0k)29.0k1.7m225.0k148.0k88.0k140.0k57.0k199.0k(18.0k)46.0k

Accounts Payable

1.1m(457.0k)5.0m257.0k500.0k(4.8m)(5.9m)(6.3m)2.7m(1.2m)747.0k(673.0k)(1.1m)(2.2m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

68.6 x

EV/CFO

15.6 x

Debt/Equity

0.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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El Pollo Loco Operating Metrics

Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017

Franchised Restaurants

243 244 245 247 248 251 253 259 263 208 265 265

Owned Restaurants

173 174 175 186 188 188 193 201 204 264 208 212

Restaurants

416 418 420 433 436 439 446 460 467 472 473 477
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El Pollo Loco Online and Social Media Presence

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El Pollo Loco News and Updates

El Pollo Loco Expands its Roots with New Restaurant in Eastvale, CA

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, opened its newest restaurant in Eastvale, CA today. The new El Pollo Loco is located at 13340 Limonite Avenue and marks the Compa…

El Pollo Loco Unwraps a Holiday Tradition with New Handmade Chicken Tamales

The Seasonal Tamale Offerings Rooted in Mexican Holiday Tradition are Available for a Limited Time Only The Seasonal Tamale Offerings Rooted in Mexican Holiday Tradition are Available for a Limited Time Only

El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Sandy, UT

New location marks the eighth restaurant in Utah and 61st operated by franchise partner W.K.S. Restaurant Corporation

El Pollo Loco Wants to Grow, But It Can't After Court Ruling

El Pollo Loco Wants to Grow, But It Can't After Court Ruling

El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Rialto, CA

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, opened its newest restaurant in Rialto, CA today. The new El Pollo Loco, located at 1225 W. Renaissance Parkway, is the 32nd rest…

What a Mexican Former Shoe Salesman Can Teach Us All About the American Dream: El Pollo Loco Stands Proud During Hispanic Heritage Month

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, which also has an 81 percent Hispanic workforce, is proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and honoring its employees and t…
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El Pollo Loco Company Life and Culture

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El Pollo Loco Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was El Pollo Loco founded?

    El Pollo Loco was founded in 1980.

  • Who are El Pollo Loco key executives?

    El Pollo Loco's key executives are Bernard Acoca.

  • How many employees does El Pollo Loco have?

    El Pollo Loco has 5,637 employees.

  • What is El Pollo Loco revenue?

    Latest El Pollo Loco annual revenue is $380.1 m.

  • What is El Pollo Loco revenue per employee?

    Latest El Pollo Loco revenue per employee is $67.4 k.

  • Who are El Pollo Loco competitors?

    Competitors of El Pollo Loco include Papa John's International, Darden Restaurants and Ruby Tuesday.

  • Where is El Pollo Loco headquarters?

    El Pollo Loco headquarters is located at 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 100, Costa Mesa.

  • Where are El Pollo Loco offices?

    El Pollo Loco has an office in Costa Mesa.

  • How many offices does El Pollo Loco have?

    El Pollo Loco has 1 office.