El Pollo Loco (LOCO) Tops Q4 EPS by 1c
El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ: LOCO) reported Q4 pro forma EPS of $0.11, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $0.10. Revenue for the quarter came in at $95.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $95.23 million.
El Pollo Loco sees FY2018 EPS of $0.68-$0.73, versus the consensus of $0.70.
- System-wide comparable restaurant sales growth of approximately flat;
- The opening of 6-8 new company-owned restaurants and 6-8 new franchised restaurants;
- Restaurant contribution margin of 18.7% to 19.6%;
- G&A expenses of between 8.8% and 9.0% of total revenue excluding CEO transition costs and legal fees related to securities related litigation;
- Pro forma income tax rate of 26.5%; and
- Adjusted EBITDA of between $61.0 and $64.0 million.
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