El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal second quarter ended June 29 came to 20 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 18 cents per share.
EPS rose year over year from 20 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $7.9 million, an increase from $7.8 million in the second quarter ended July 1, 2015.
The normalized profit margin declined to 8.1% from 8.7% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue grew 9.0% year over year to $97.5 million from $89.5 million, and total operating expenses increased 10.6% from the prior-year period to $84.0 million from $76.0 million.
Reported net income increased 5.2% from the prior-year period to $7.4 million, or 19 cents per share, from $7.0 million, or 18 cents per share.