Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) Portfolio Weight in Focus as Shares Hit 0.03890

When investors are recalibrating their portfolios they should take a look at current volatility levels and the target weight calculation of a given stock.  Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) has a current target weight (% as a decimal) of 0.03890.  This means that any balanced portfolio should not be holding more than this percentage of stock within their holdings group.  This number is based on recent stock volatility for the past 100 days.

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50/200 Simple Moving Average Cross

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) has a 0.90151 50/200 day moving average cross value. Cross SMA 50/200 (SMA = Simple Moving Average) and is calculated as follows:

Cross SMA 50/200 = 50 day moving average / 200day moving average. If the Cross SMA 50/200 value is greater than 1, it tell us that the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average (golden cross), indicating an upward moving share price.

On the other hand if the Cross SMA 50/200 value is less than 1, this shows that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average (a death cross), and tells us that share prices has fallen recently and may continue to do so.

Returns and Margins

Taking look at some key returns and margins data we can note the following:

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) has Return on Invested Capital of 0.240607, with a 5-year average of 0.308430 and an ROIC quality score of 0.475571. Why is ROIC important? It’s one of the most fundamental metrics in determining the value of a given stock. It helps potential investors determine if the firm is using it’s invested capital to return profits.

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Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) of the Travel & Leisure sector closed the recent session at 9.990000 with a market value of $370841.

In looking at some Debt ratios, Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.42555 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.076796.  This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated.  In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 4.39043.  This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt.  The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio.  Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.’s ND to MV current stands at 0.465277. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

Drilling down into some additional key near-term indicators we note that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.297543 for Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO).  The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.

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In addition to Capex to PPE we can look at Cash Flow to Capex.  This ration compares a stock’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure and can identify if a firm can generate enough cash to meet investment needs.  Investors are looking for a ratio greater than one, which indicates that the firm can meet that need. Comparing to other firms in the same industry is relevant for this ratio. Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO)’s Cash Flow to Capex stands at 1.287308.

Near-Term Growth Drilldown

Now we’ll take a look at some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations.  This number stands at 0.06998 for Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NasdaqCM:TACO).  The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at -0.07558 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes.  The one year EBITDA growth number stands at -0.01466 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.01337.  The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is -0.61984 and lastly sales growth was 0.07219.

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