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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 0.03
FRGI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FRGI: 0.03 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.55
FRGI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. FRGI: 0.55 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.55

-0.01
0.55
Interest Coverage 2.63
FRGI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.87 vs. FRGI: 2.63 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 2.63
Current: 2.63

1.51
2.63
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 8.02
M-Score: -2.87
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.60
FRGI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. FRGI: 9.60 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.99   Max: 8.62
Current: 9.6

6.99
8.62
Net-margin (%) 3.66
FRGI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. FRGI: 3.66 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 2.01
Current: 3.66

1.6
2.01
ROE (%) 14.94
FRGI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. FRGI: 14.94 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.97   Max: 283.5
Current: 14.94

10.97
283.5
ROA (%) 6.68
FRGI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. FRGI: 6.68 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 5.15
Current: 6.68

2.45
5.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.33
FRGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. FRGI: 36.33 )
FRGI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.99   Max: 39.17
Current: 36.33

22.99
39.17
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

FRGI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 667,725 sh (+154.78%)
Private Capital 304,737 sh (+7.99%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,092,700 sh (-0.42%)
John Keeley 900,320 sh (-2.52%)
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Q2 2014

FRGI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 14,000 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,299,857 sh (+18.96%)
John Keeley 883,720 sh (-1.84%)
Private Capital 286,742 sh (-5.91%)
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Q3 2014

FRGI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Pioneer Investments 102,257 sh (New)
Ron Baron 34,000 sh (+142.86%)
Columbia Wanger 1,388,050 sh (+6.78%)
Private Capital 276,822 sh (-3.46%)
John Keeley 810,920 sh (-8.24%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRGI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Add 142.86%$42.16 - $51.49 $ 55.3916%34000
Private Capital 2014-06-30 Reduce -5.91%0.11%$36.31 - $46.31 $ 55.3937%286742
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 New Buy$36.31 - $46.31 $ 55.3937%14000
Private Capital 2014-03-31 Add 7.99%0.13%$40.55 - $52.62 $ 55.3917%304737
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Sold Out $40.55 - $52.62 $ 55.3917%0
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 New Buy$36.71 - $52.46 $ 55.3924%1100
Private Capital 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.72%0.42%$30.87 - $37.56 $ 55.3964%306413
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Add 21.39%0.06%$13.07 - $16.42 $ 55.39284%1018597
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 296.55%0.22%$13.16 - $17 $ 55.39254%839097
Private Capital 2012-06-30 New Buy0.43%$11.7 - $13 $ 55.39351%405975
John Keeley 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$11.7 - $13 $ 55.39351%211600
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Guru Investment Theses on Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc

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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

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Top Ranked Articles about Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc

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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P/E(ttm) 72.00
FRGI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 34.50 vs. FRGI: 72.00 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 34.88   Max: 131.86
Current: 72

34.88
131.86
P/B 8.00
FRGI's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. FRGI: 8.00 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 149.27
Current: 8

5.67
149.27
P/S 2.40
FRGI's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FRGI: 2.40 )
FRGI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.49
Current: 2.4

0.56
2.49
EV-to-EBIT 27.33
FRGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. FRGI: 27.33 )
FRGI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 29.3
Current: 27.33

13.4
29.3
Current Ratio 0.69
FRGI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRGI: 0.69 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.69

0.55
0.86
Quick Ratio 0.61
FRGI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. FRGI: 0.61 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.61

0.48
0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 22.07
FRGI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. FRGI: 22.07 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 20.1   Max: 39.28
Current: 22.07

20.1
39.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
FRGI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FRGI: 1.58 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.58

0.4
1.44
Price/Graham Number 8.14
FRGI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FRGI: 8.14 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 16.02
Current: 8.14

7.41
16.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
FRGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FRGI: 3.70 )
FRGI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 7.5
Current: 3.7

3.4
7.5

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:F4R.Germany
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc was incorporated in Delaware in April 2011. The Company 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 29, 2013, it owned and operated 102 Pollo Tropical restaurants, of which 95 were located in Florida, five were located in Georgia and two were located in Tennessee. In addition it franchised 39 Pollo Tropical restaurants as of December 29, 2013, comprised of 18 in Puerto Rico, one in Ecuador, two in Honduras, one in the Bahamas, two in Trinidad & Tobago, three in Venezuela, three in Costa Rica, three in Panama, one in the Dominican Republic, one in India, and four on college campuses in Florida. As of December 29, 2013, it owned and operated 165 Taco Cabana restaurants, of which 162 were located in Texas and three were located in Oklahoma. In addition, as of December 29, 2013, it franchised four locations in New Mexico and licensed three non-traditional locations in Texas. The Company's open display kitchen format allows guests to view and experience food being freshly-prepared and cooked to order. Additionally, nearly all of its restaurants offer the convenience of drive-thru windows. Pollo Tropical's competitors include national and regional chicken-based concepts, as well as quick-service hamburger restaurant chains and other types of quick-service and fast-casual restaurants. Taco Cabana's restaurants compete with quick-service restaurants, including those in the quick-service Mexican segment, other fast-casual restaurants and traditional casual dining Mexican restaurants.

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