What Can We Learn From Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO)’s Valuation Ratios?


Portillo’s Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLO) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.3 to close at $16.32, a downside of -1.81 percent. An average of 566,940 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$1.24 in the past week, and it reached a new high 3 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 665,375 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 762,138.

PTLO stock has decreased by -19.17% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $16.07 on 12/28/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/04/22, shares of the company touched a low of $14.84 and a high of $40.47 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 2 times so far this year and lost -56.53% or -$21.22 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -59.67% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

PTLO stock investors should be aware that Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 50 days ago on Nov 30. In this transaction, the insider spent $545,670. Chief Human Resources Officer, Waite Jill Francine, disposed of 44,614 shares at a price of $19.10 on May 27. The insider now owns more than $852,127 worth of shares. Prior to that, SVP Marketing & Off-Premises Scarpino Nicholas Anthony went on to Sale 65,506 shares at $18.39 each on May 10. An amount of $1,204,977 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO) has a trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.09, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.84, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 343.61.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Portillo’s Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.00, and the current ratio was 1.10, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.41 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.43 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $368.19 million compared to revenue of $534.95 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Portillo’s Inc.’s return on assets was -1.20%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Portillo’s Inc. had $315.29 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $1.59 million in the quarter, while revenues of $5.11 million were grew 59.12%. The analyst consensus anticipated Portillo’s Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.07 per share, but it turned out to be $0.13, a 85.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $16.46 million. Shareholders own equity worth $42.4 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 29.05%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 31.20%.

As of today, PTLO’s price is $16.51 -7.06% or -$1.24 from its 5-day moving average. PTLO is currently trading -16.78% lower than its 20-day SMA and -34.07% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -20.20% below the SMA50 and -33.71% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 8.02% and 5.68%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.71. With the 14-day stochastic at 7.33% and the average true range at 0.80, the RSI (14) stands at 32.85%. The stock has reached -0.73 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.23.

Analyst Ratings

Deutsche Bank launched coverage on Portillo’s Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLO) in its analyst report released on September 29, 2022. The firm assigned the stock a Hold rating.


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