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El Pollo Loco Holdings PE Ratio

: 17.79 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-01-29), El Pollo Loco Holdings's share price is €11.60. El Pollo Loco Holdings's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.65. Therefore, El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio for today is 17.79.


The historical rank and industry rank for El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

STU:EP6' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43   Med: 24.13   Max: 158.23
Current: 17

10.43
158.23

During the past 9 years, the highest PE Ratio of El Pollo Loco Holdings was 158.23. The lowest was 10.43. And the median was 24.13.


STU:EP6's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 165 Companies
in the Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.03 vs. STU:EP6: 17.00 )

El Pollo Loco Holdings's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.24. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.65.

As of today (2022-01-29), El Pollo Loco Holdings's share price is €11.60. El Pollo Loco Holdings's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.65. Therefore, El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 17.79.

During the past 9 years, El Pollo Loco Holdings's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 158.23. The lowest was 10.43. And the median was 24.13.

El Pollo Loco Holdings's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.24. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.65.

During the past 12 months, El Pollo Loco Holdings's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 21.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 45.70% per year.

During the past 9 years, El Pollo Loco Holdings's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 45.70% per year. The lowest was -43.80% per year. And the median was 21.65% per year.

El Pollo Loco Holdings's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.24. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was €0.66.


El Pollo Loco Holdings PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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El Pollo Loco Holdings Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 26.17 45.00 At Loss 22.60 26.62

El Pollo Loco Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 25.31 26.62 23.03 23.45 21.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Restaurants subindustry, El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

El Pollo Loco Holdings PE Ratio Distribution

For the Restaurants industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio falls into.



El Pollo Loco Holdings PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

El Pollo Loco Holdings's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=11.60/0.652
=17.79

El Pollo Loco Holdings's Share Price of today is €11.60.
El Pollo Loco Holdings's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was €0.65.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


El Pollo Loco Holdings  (STU:EP6) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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El Pollo Loco Holdings Business Description

El Pollo Loco Holdings logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Restaurants NAICS : 722511 SIC : 5812
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
3535 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA, USA, 92626
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc operates and franchises hundreds of fast-casual chicken restaurants in the United States. Restaurant locations are typically free-standing and include drive-thrus, and menus include many low-priced options. Poultry is the company's largest food cost, accounting for roughly 40% of total food and paper cost, and the company manages that commodity price risk by using multiple suppliers and entering supply contracts of varying lengths depending on market conditions.

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