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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.15
FRGI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. FRGI: 0.15 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.50
FRGI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. FRGI: 0.50 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.5

-0.01
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.63
FRGI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. FRGI: 2.63 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 2.63
Current: 2.63

1.51
2.63
Z-Score: 5.61
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.62
FRGI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. FRGI: 8.62 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.99   Max: 8.62
Current: 8.62

6.99
8.62
Net-margin (%) 1.68
FRGI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. FRGI: 1.68 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.68

1.6
2.01
ROE (%) 5.85
FRGI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FRGI: 5.85 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 78.7
Current: 5.85

5.85
78.7
ROA (%) 2.90
FRGI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. FRGI: 2.90 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 2.9
Current: 2.9

2.58
2.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.87
FRGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. FRGI: 32.87 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.59   Max: 32.87
Current: 32.87

19.59
32.87
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FRGI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Tom Russo 102 sh (New)
Jim Simons 71,300 sh (+202.12%)
Private Capital 444,418 sh (+3.64%)
John Keeley 933,097 sh (-8.39%)
Chuck Royce 173,619 sh (-48.39%)
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Q2 2013

FRGI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Columbia Wanger 486,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 169,900 sh (+138.29%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
John Keeley 927,067 sh (-0.65%)
Private Capital 435,980 sh (-1.9%)
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Q3 2013

FRGI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 5,100 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 956,300 sh (+96.77%)
John Keeley 932,067 sh (+0.54%)
Private Capital 306,413 sh (-29.72%)
Jim Simons 101,900 sh (-40.02%)
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Q4 2013

FRGI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 1,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 262,077 sh (+5038.76%)
Columbia Wanger 1,097,300 sh (+14.74%)
John Keeley 923,550 sh (-0.91%)
Private Capital 282,187 sh (-7.91%)
Jim Simons 54,700 sh (-46.32%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRGI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 New Buy$36.71 - $52.46 $ 39.43-12%1100
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Add 21.39%0.06%$13.07 - $16.42 $ 39.43173%1018597
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 296.55%0.22%$13.16 - $17 $ 39.43152%839097
John Keeley 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$11.7 - $13 $ 39.43221%211600
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John Keeley Comments on Bancorp South - Feb 05, 2014

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John Keeley Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group - Feb 05, 2014

Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) was the Fund's best performing position in the fourth quarter and for all of 2013. Over the past year the stock g ained over 240 percent and added 212 basis points of return. The fast-food chain has con tinued to restructure after spinning off Burger King restaurants and is now successfully ach ieving organic growth. We continue to believe the stock is undervalued and expect further growth ahead.



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John Keeley Comments on Fiesta Restaurants - Dec 11, 2012

New opportunities in small-cap stocks such as Fiesta Restaurant (FRGI) also look very attractive.

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John Keeley Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group
Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) was the Fund's best performing position in the fourth quarter and for all of 2013. Over the past year the stock g ained over 240 percent and added 212 basis points of return. The fast-food chain has con tinued to restructure after spinning off Burger King restaurants and is now successfully ach ieving organic growth. We continue to believe the stock is undervalued and expect further growth ahead. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 100.50
FRGI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. FRGI: 100.50 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 34.88   Max: 131.86
Current: 100.5

34.88
131.86
P/B 6.40
FRGI's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. FRGI: 6.40 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 149.27
Current: 6.4

6.35
149.27
P/S 1.70
FRGI's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. FRGI: 1.70 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.7

0.56
2.18
EV-to-EBIT 23.80
FRGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. FRGI: 23.80 )
FRGI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 29.3
Current: 23.8

13.4
29.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 29.60
FRGI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FRGI: 29.60 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 39.28   Max: 39.28
Current: 29.6

Price/Median PS Value 1.30
FRGI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FRGI: 1.30 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.3

0.53
1.7
Price/Graham Number 12.10
FRGI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FRGI: 12.10 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 16.02   Max: 16.02
Current: 12.1

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
FRGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FRGI: 4.20 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 7.5
Current: 4.2

3.4
7.5

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:F4R.Germany
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc is incorporated in Delaware. The Company through its subsidiaries, owns, operates and franchise two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. The Pollo Tropical restaurants offer a selection of tropical and Caribbean food, while the Taco Cabana restaurants provides selection of fresh, authentic Mexican food. As of December 30, 2012, it owned and operated a total of 251 restaurants across four states, which included 91 Pollo Tropical and 160 Taco Cabana restaurants. The Company franchises its Pollo Tropical restaurants primarily internationally, and as of December 30, 2012, it had 35 franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants located in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad, the Bahamas, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama and on several college campuses in Florida. The Company is franchising the Taco Cabana restaurants. As of December 30, 2012, it had eight Taco Cabana franchised restaurants located in Georgia, New Mexico and Texas.

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