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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
FRGI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. FRGI: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRGI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.06
Equity to Asset 0.60
FRGI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FRGI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRGI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.6
-0.01
0.6
Interest Coverage 30.44
FRGI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.68 vs. FRGI: 30.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRGI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.11 Max: 33.07
Current: 30.44
1.51
33.07
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.81
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
9.49%
12.94%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 8.73
FRGI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. FRGI: 8.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRGI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.99  Med: 8.34 Max: 9.71
Current: 8.73
6.99
9.71
Net-margin (%) 5.42
FRGI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. FRGI: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRGI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 1.85 Max: 5.92
Current: 5.42
1.6
5.92
ROE (%) 16.11
FRGI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. FRGI: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FRGI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.97  Med: 18.70 Max: 283.5
Current: 16.11
10.97
283.5
ROA (%) 9.50
FRGI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. FRGI: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRGI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 5.15 Max: 10.69
Current: 9.5
2.45
10.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.07
FRGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. FRGI: 26.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRGI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.94  Med: 28.37 Max: 39.17
Current: 26.07
22.94
39.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
FRGI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FRGI: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRGI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 5.20 Max: 7.7
Current: 5.2
4.3
7.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
FRGI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FRGI: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRGI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 7.90 Max: 13.3
Current: 13.3
1
13.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 58.40
FRGI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. FRGI: 58.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRGI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.4  Med: 49.50 Max: 58.4
Current: 58.4
9.4
58.4
» FRGI's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

FRGI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 40,000 sh (+14.29%)
Columbia Wanger 1,248,858 sh (+7.53%)
Private Capital 196,391 sh (-3.18%)
John Keeley 496,850 sh (-11.99%)
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Q3 2015

FRGI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Columbia Wanger 1,608,029 sh (+28.76%)
Private Capital 211,996 sh (+7.95%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ron Baron 31,000 sh (-22.50%)
John Keeley 118,175 sh (-76.22%)
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Q4 2015

FRGI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 1,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,877 sh (New)
Jim Simons 193,166 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,193,089 sh (+36.38%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Private Capital 210,660 sh (-0.63%)
Ron Baron 12,500 sh (-59.68%)
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Q1 2016

FRGI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 312,766 sh (+61.92%)
Private Capital 262,425 sh (+24.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,952,340 sh (-10.98%)
Ron Baron 8,000 sh (-36.00%)
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:TSE:7581, TSE:2695, NAS:BOBE, SZSE:002186, LSE:YNGA, TSE:3387 » details
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Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc through its wholly-owned subsidiaries owns, operates and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. It offers freshly prepared Caribbean inspired food and authentic Mexican food.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group - Feb 25, 2016

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) owns and operates two chains of fast-casual restaurants: Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana with about 300 restaurants between the two brands, predominantly in Texas and Florida. The stock’s weakness was driven by lower-than-expected unit volumes at new Pollo locations in new markets and some deceleration in traffic as new openings slightly cannibalize existing stores. Both concepts continue to generate high unit volumes and cash on cash returns relative to competing brands in the limited service category, and should grow their unit base across existing and adjacent markets for years. In 2015, we saw the fastest pace of growth for the Pollo brand, and the highest percentage of new stores in the system that the company has experienced. We believe some of the weakness in performance represents growing pains that will subside over time, and we remain shareholders.



From Baron Discover Fund's fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group Guru stock highlight
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) owns and operates two chains of fast-casual restaurants: Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana with about 300 restaurants between the two brands, predominantly in Texas and Florida. The stock’s weakness was driven by lower-than-expected unit volumes at new Pollo locations in new markets and some deceleration in traffic as new openings slightly cannibalize existing stores. Both concepts continue to generate high unit volumes and cash on cash returns relative to competing brands in the limited service category, and should grow their unit base across existing and adjacent markets for years. In 2015, we saw the fastest pace of growth for the Pollo brand, and the highest percentage of new stores in the system that the company has experienced. We believe some of the weakness in performance represents growing pains that will subside over time, and we remain shareholders. Read more...
Columbia Wanger Ups Stake in Fiesta Restaurant A look at the fund's 4th quarter investments
Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) manages a portfolio composed of 186 stocks with a total value of $12.5 billion. The fund increased its stake in many stocks during the fourth quarter. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.93
FRGI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. FRGI: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FRGI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.03  Med: 49.40 Max: 129.55
Current: 17.93
17.03
129.55
Forward P/E 14.97
FRGI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.87 vs. FRGI: 14.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.93
FRGI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. FRGI: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FRGI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.02  Med: 48.37 Max: 123.07
Current: 17.93
17.02
123.07
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 29.16
FRGI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.22 vs. FRGI: 29.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FRGI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.31  Med: 35.24 Max: 49.19
Current: 29.16
23.31
49.19
P/B 2.68
FRGI's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. FRGI: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRGI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 7.70 Max: 149.27
Current: 2.68
2.54
149.27
P/S 0.97
FRGI's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FRGI: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRGI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.97
0.56
2.8
PFCF 553.48
FRGI's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. FRGI: 553.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FRGI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.01  Med: 84.64 Max: 794.35
Current: 553.48
62.01
794.35
POCF 7.81
FRGI's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. FRGI: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRGI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 18.79 Max: 32.99
Current: 7.81
7.41
32.99
EV-to-EBIT 12.35
FRGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. FRGI: 12.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRGI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.7  Med: 22.10 Max: 40.7
Current: 12.35
11.7
40.7
EV-to-EBITDA 8.10
FRGI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. FRGI: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRGI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 15.50 Max: 25.1
Current: 8.1
7.7
25.1
PEG 1.97
FRGI's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. FRGI: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FRGI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 10011.8
Current: 1.97
0
10011.8
Current Ratio 0.60
FRGI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRGI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRGI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.6
0.55
0.86
Quick Ratio 0.54
FRGI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. FRGI: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRGI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.54
0.48
0.8
Days Inventory 1.85
FRGI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. FRGI: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRGI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.11 Max: 2.37
Current: 1.85
1.15
2.37
Days Sales Outstanding 4.94
FRGI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. FRGI: 4.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRGI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 3.98 Max: 4.89
Current: 4.94
3.72
4.89
Days Payable 13.81
FRGI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 41.94 vs. FRGI: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRGI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.61  Med: 8.84 Max: 9.83
Current: 13.81
7.61
9.83

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.20
FRGI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. FRGI: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FRGI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 19.01 Max: 39.25
Current: 5.2
6.7
39.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
FRGI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FRGI: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRGI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.61
0.39
1.64
Price/Graham Number 2.03
FRGI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. FRGI: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FRGI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 6.19 Max: 14.72
Current: 2.03
2.62
14.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.10
FRGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. FRGI: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRGI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 4.50 Max: 8.6
Current: 8.1
2.5
8.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $700.2
EPS (TTM) $ 1.42
Beta1.13
Short Percentage of Float10.84%
52-Week Range $22.95 - 62.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.91

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 736 830
EPS ($) 1.51 1.70
EPS without NRI ($) 1.51 1.70
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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