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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
FRGI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. FRGI: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FRGI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.05
0.05
0.15
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
FRGI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FRGI: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FRGI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.55
0.04
0.6
Debt-to-Equity 0.33
FRGI's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
63% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FRGI: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
FRGI' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.34 Max: 19.42
Current: 0.33
0.27
19.42
Debt-to-EBITDA -12.44
FRGI's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. FRGI: -12.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
FRGI' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.44  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.69
Current: -12.44
-12.44
3.69
Interest Coverage 7.76
FRGI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.62 vs. FRGI: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRGI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 5.19 Max: 33.97
Current: 7.76
1.74
33.97
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 3.08
Beneish M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
0.92%
4.71%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.34
FRGI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. FRGI: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FRGI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.34  Med: 8.59 Max: 9.68
Current: 3.34
3.34
9.68
Net Margin % -5.41
FRGI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FRGI: -5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FRGI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.41  Med: 1.85 Max: 5.92
Current: -5.41
-5.41
5.92
ROE % -14.66
FRGI's ROE % is ranked lower than
87% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. FRGI: -14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FRGI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.66  Med: 13.92 Max: 157.41
Current: -14.66
-14.66
157.41
ROA % -8.48
FRGI's ROA % is ranked lower than
88% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FRGI: -8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FRGI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.48  Med: 4.67 Max: 10.69
Current: -8.48
-8.48
10.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -16.93
FRGI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. FRGI: -16.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FRGI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.93  Med: 25.66 Max: 58.46
Current: -16.93
-16.93
58.46
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.40
FRGI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FRGI: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRGI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 4.3 Max: 7.7
Current: 2.4
2.4
7.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

FRGI Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Leucadia National 1,007,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 113,636 sh (New)
Private Capital 490,771 sh (+49.40%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Discovery Group I, LLC Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 102,678 sh (-1.39%)
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Q2 2017

FRGI Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 62,866 sh (New)
Private Capital 734,353 sh (+49.63%)
Leucadia National 1,356,295 sh (+34.69%)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
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Q3 2017

FRGI Guru Trades in Q3 2017

First Eagle Investment 52,600 sh (New)
Howard Marks 276,714 sh (New)
Leucadia National 2,476,295 sh (+82.58%)
Private Capital 1,202,156 sh (+63.70%)
Jim Simons 28,466 sh (-54.72%)
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Q4 2017

FRGI Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Howard Marks 950,000 sh (+243.31%)
Jim Simons 50,966 sh (+79.04%)
Leucadia National 2,476,295 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 52,600 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 1,131,651 sh (-5.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRGI

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Leucadia National 2018-03-09 Add 0.21%0.01%Premium Member Access $18.39 $ 19.958%3,270,578
Leucadia National 2018-03-02 Add 6.12%0.25%Premium Member Access $17.25 $ 19.9516%3,263,578
Leucadia National 2018-02-28 Add 24.19%0.77%Premium Member Access $17 $ 19.9517%3,075,383
Private Capital 2017-12-31 Reduce -5.86%0.2%$16.1 - $20.1 $ 19.9511%1,131,651
Leucadia National 2017-09-30 Add 82.58%1.78%$15.9 - $20.6 $ 19.9511%2,476,295
Private Capital 2017-09-30 Add 63.70%1.35%$15.9 - $20.6 $ 19.9511%1,202,156
First Eagle Investment 2017-09-30 New Buy$15.9 - $20.6 $ 19.9511%52,600
Leucadia National 2017-09-08 Add 15.47%0.42%Premium Member Access $15.9 $ 19.9525%2,316,584
Leucadia National 2017-08-30 Add 17.58%0.44%Premium Member Access $17.15 $ 19.9516%2,006,295
Leucadia National 2017-08-16 Add 25.81%0.55%Premium Member Access $18.2 $ 19.9510%1,706,295
Leucadia National 2017-06-30 Add 34.69%0.62%$20.15 - $25 $ 19.95-12%1,356,295
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Julian Robertson 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.52%$20.15 - $25 $ 19.95-12%0
Third Avenue Management 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$20.15 - $25 $ 19.95-12%0
Leucadia National 2017-06-09 Add 34.69%0.61%Premium Member Access $21.5 $ 19.95-7%1,356,295
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722511    SIC: 5812
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Headquarter Location:USA
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc through its subsidiaries owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants. It operates its fast-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brand names.

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc owns two fast-casual restaurant brands: Pollo Tropical, which offers Caribbean-inspired food, and Taco Cabana, which offers Mexican food. Collectively, the company owns and operates more than 300 restaurants in the southern United States. Roughly three quarters of all Pollo Tropical restaurants are located in Florida. Taco Cabana restaurants are located almost exclusively in Texas. The company also franchises restaurants in Central and South America, which account for a very small portion of total company revenue.

Guru Investment Theses on Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc

Third Avenue Small-Cap Value Fund Comments on Fiesta Restaurant Group - Sep 14, 2016

Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) ("Fiesta") was spun-off from Carrols Restaurant Group in 2012 and now operates two restaurant brands, Polio Tropical and Taco Cabana. Both brands have had success in core markets, with 85% of Polio Tropical's restaurants in Florida and 99% of Taco Cabana's in Texas. The company is now expanding into other regions. Both restaurants are well-positioned to benefit from the healthy diet trend. Polio Tropical is one of the fastest growing ethnic food choices over the past 15 years as it takes advantage of diners' growing demand for Caribbean cuisine. Taco Cabana offers freshly prepared and authentic Mexican food and many of its restaurants are open 24 hours a day.

Restaurant-level results have been outstanding. Polio Tropical's average annual sales per restaurant are $2.6 million. Taco Cabana's $1.9 million per restaurant compares favorably to much larger competitors Chipotle and Qdoba. The company plans to expand its current small footprint (344 locations for the two restaurants combined, split evenly at 172 locations apiece), by adding 8-10% to its store base every year. Unlike many of its peers, Fiesta's balance sheet is healthy. It hasn't overindulged in debt to fund its expansion. The company has a history of generating ample operating cash flow and compounding book value.

Fiesta is reviewing plans to spin-off Taco Cabana which we view as a positive, as both brands are strong enough to stand on their own. With Fiesta trading at the low-end of its historical EV/EBITDA and EV/Sales multiples and at a discount to peers, we view the company and its assets at this price as attractive now, as well as after a spin-off of Taco Cabana. We initiated a position in Fiesta below $22 per share, a substantial discount to our conservative estimate of NAV.

From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Value Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 2.30
FRGI's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. FRGI: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRGI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 6.15 Max: 149.27
Current: 2.3
1.78
149.27
PS Ratio 0.81
FRGI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. FRGI: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRGI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.81
0.56
2.8
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.50
FRGI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. FRGI: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FRGI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.24  Med: 11.3 Max: 33.63
Current: 10.5
6.24
33.63
EV-to-EBIT -15.02
FRGI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. FRGI: -15.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRGI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.8  Med: 18.9 Max: 42.5
Current: -15.02
-59.8
42.5
EV-to-EBITDA -100.17
FRGI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. FRGI: -100.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRGI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100.39  Med: 15.05 Max: 283.8
Current: -100.17
-100.39
283.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.93
FRGI's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
67% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. FRGI: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FRGI' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.93
0.7
2.9
Current Ratio 0.69
FRGI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FRGI: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRGI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.69
0.58
0.86
Quick Ratio 0.64
FRGI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FRGI: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRGI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.64
0.51
0.8
Days Inventory 1.86
FRGI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.55 vs. FRGI: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRGI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.86
1.3
2.33
Days Sales Outstanding 5.36
FRGI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. FRGI: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRGI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.79  Med: 4.38 Max: 5.36
Current: 5.36
3.79
5.36
Days Payable 14.15
FRGI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
86% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 45.50 vs. FRGI: 14.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRGI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.13  Med: 9.68 Max: 14.15
Current: 14.15
8.13
14.15

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
FRGI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. FRGI: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRGI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: -4 Max: -0.6
Current: -0.6
-5.7
-0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.96
FRGI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. FRGI: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRGI' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.72  Med: 7.48 Max: 39.25
Current: 4.96
4.72
39.25
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.60
FRGI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FRGI: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRGI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.37  Med: 4.38 Max: 4.61
Current: 4.6
4.37
4.61
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
FRGI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FRGI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRGI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.06
Current: 0.63
0.54
2.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -6.67
FRGI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. FRGI: -6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRGI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 4.1 Max: 8.7
Current: -6.67
-7.4
8.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -26.29
FRGI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. FRGI: -26.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FRGI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.5  Med: -0.8 Max: 8.7
Current: -26.29
-26.5
8.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $669.13
EPS (TTM) $ -1.35
Beta-0.37
Volatility34.91%
52-Week Range $15.50 - 25.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)27.25

Analyst Estimate

Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.73
EPS without NRI ($) 0.73
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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