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Del Taco Restaurants Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Del Taco Restaurants shares (TACO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Del Taco Restaurants employs 7,892 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Del Taco Restaurants stock price (NASDAQ: TACO)

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Del Taco Restaurants shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$8.67
52-week range$7.14 - $11.89
50-day moving average $8.76
200-day moving average $9.60
Wall St. target price$13.75
PE ratio 14.6206
Dividend yield $0.08 (0.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.59

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Del Taco Restaurants price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.67 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -3.67%
1 month (2021-09-17) 0.12%
3 months (2021-07-16) -4.20%
6 months (2021-04-16) -18.28%
1 year (2020-10-16) 5.99%
2 years (2019-10-17) -9.02%
3 years (2018-10-17) 10.13
5 years (2016-10-17) 12.63

Is Del Taco Restaurants under- or over-valued?

Valuing Del Taco Restaurants stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Del Taco Restaurants's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Del Taco Restaurants's P/E ratio

Del Taco Restaurants's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Del Taco Restaurants shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Del Taco Restaurants's PEG ratio

Del Taco Restaurants's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.95. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Del Taco Restaurants's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Del Taco Restaurants's EBITDA

Del Taco Restaurants's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $55.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Del Taco Restaurants's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Del Taco Restaurants financials

Revenue TTM $518 million
Operating margin TTM 6.08%
Gross profit TTM $94 million
Return on assets TTM 2.62%
Return on equity TTM 10.45%
Profit margin 4.24%
Book value $5.78
Market capitalisation $315.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Del Taco Restaurants shares

There are currently 415,780 Del Taco Restaurants shares held short by investors – that's known as Del Taco Restaurants's "short interest". This figure is 26.9% down from 569,125 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Del Taco Restaurants shares can be evaluated.

Del Taco Restaurants's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Del Taco Restaurants's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Del Taco Restaurants shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Del Taco Restaurants shares traded daily (recently around 189853.88127854). Del Taco Restaurants's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Del Taco Restaurants shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However Del Taco Restaurants's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Del Taco Restaurants shares, or, against the total number of tradable Del Taco Restaurants shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Del Taco Restaurants's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Del Taco Restaurants shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0126% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Del Taco Restaurants shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Del Taco Restaurants.

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Del Taco Restaurants share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.86% of net profits

Recently Del Taco Restaurants has paid out, on average, around 22.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Del Taco Restaurants shareholders could enjoy a 1.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Del Taco Restaurants's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While Del Taco Restaurants's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Del Taco Restaurants is investing more in its future growth.

Del Taco Restaurants's most recent dividend payout was on 24 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Del Taco Restaurants share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Del Taco Restaurants's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1387 up to $11.888. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TACO.US volatility(beta: 2.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Del Taco Restaurants's is 2.0069. This would suggest that Del Taco Restaurants's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Del Taco Restaurants overview

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. develops, franchises, owns, and operates Del Taco quick-service Mexican-American restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants offer Mexican inspired and American classic dishes. As of August 31, 2021, it operated approximately 600 restaurants across 16 states. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Del Taco Restaurants is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 16.056% of Del Taco Restaurants shares are held by insiders and 73.164% by institutions.
How many people work for Del Taco Restaurants?
Latest data suggests 7,892 work at Del Taco Restaurants.
When does the fiscal year end for Del Taco Restaurants?
Del Taco Restaurants's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Del Taco Restaurants based?
Del Taco Restaurants's address is: 25521 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, CA, United States, 92630
What is Del Taco Restaurants's ISIN number?
Del Taco Restaurants's international securities identification number is: US2454961044
What is Del Taco Restaurants's CUSIP number?
Del Taco Restaurants's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 245496104

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