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Wingstop is a franchisor and operator of restaurants that specialize in cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. The Company offers its guests with on bone-in and boneless chicken wings paired with hand-cut, seasoned fries and sides. Wingstop is a casual chicken wings-focused restaurant chain with various concepts, which include wings as add-on menu items or focus on wings in a bar or sports-centric setting. The flavors include Atomic, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Louisiana Rub, Mild, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian and Teriyaki. It offers various order options, including eat-in, to go, individual, combo meals and family packs. Wingstop operates through two segments: Franchise and Company. The Franchise segment consists of its domestic and international franchise restaurants, which represent the majority of its system-wide restaurants. The Company segment consists of company-owned restaurants, which are located only in the United States.

TypePublic
Founded1994
HQDallas, US
Websitewingstop.com
Employee Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)170(+15%)
Job Openings115
Revenue (FY, 2018)$40.5 M(-61%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$72.4

Key People/Management at Wingstop

Maurice Cooper

Maurice Cooper

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Madison A. Jobe

Madison A. Jobe

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Larry D. Kruguer

Larry D. Kruguer

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael Skipworth

Michael Skipworth

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Wingstop Office Locations

Wingstop has an office in Dallas
Dallas, US (HQ)
5501 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
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Wingstop Financials and Metrics

Wingstop Revenue

Wingstop's revenue was reported to be $40.51 m in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

40.5m

Net income (FY, 2018)

2.4m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

8.7m

Market capitalization (22-Mar-2019)

2.1b

Closing stock price (22-Mar-2019)

72.4

Cash (29-Dec-2018)

12.5m

EV

2.4b
Wingstop's current market capitalization is $2.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

78.0m91.4m105.6m40.5m

Revenue growth, %

17%16%

Cost of goods sold

22.2m25.3m28.7m

Gross profit

55.8m66.1m76.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

19.0m19.2m19.1m22.1m22.7m21.8m26.6m24.7m26.0m37.4m37.0m38.2m

Cost of goods sold

5.7m5.5m5.3m6.1m6.2m6.1m6.6m6.9m7.8m7.4m7.7m8.0m

Gross profit

13.3m13.7m13.8m16.0m16.5m15.7m20.0m17.8m18.2m30.0m29.3m30.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

70%71%72%72%73%72%75%72%70%80%79%79%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

10.7m3.8m4.1m12.5m

Accounts Receivable

3.4m3.2m4.6m5.8m

Prepaid Expenses

1.8m1.6m4.3m

Current Assets

19.6m11.1m15.9m29.9m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

4.9m5.7m8.3m10.0m3.8m3.4m4.4m4.6m3.8m3.1m3.0m

Accounts Receivable

2.6m2.4m2.6m2.6m2.5m3.3m3.8m4.6m3.9m4.5m3.9m

Prepaid Expenses

5.0m3.8m1.7m2.1m2.9m1.6m3.5m3.3m

Current Assets

16.2m15.4m16.0m16.3m11.4m12.9m14.2m17.2m14.8m14.4m17.7m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

10.1m15.4m27.3m21.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.7m3.0m3.4m4.3m

Accounts Payable

1.2m3.6m(876.0k)7.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

13.9m23.3m27.0m38.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

2.6m3.1m6.3m4.3m8.4m11.1m6.5m11.8m16.8m6.2m13.0m19.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

663.0k1.3m1.9m714.0k1.4m2.2m755.0k1.5m2.4m950.0k2.0m3.2m

Accounts Payable

(280.0k)(1.0m)834.0k1.6m(315.0k)961.0k(2.4m)(2.3m)(331.0k)(703.0k)909.0k587.0k

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5m863.0k7.9m7.5m9.3m15.1m5.4m10.7m18.0m9.5m17.5m30.6m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

278.8 x

EV/CFO

62.4 x

Revenue/Employee

238.3k

Financial Leverage

-0.6 x
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Wingstop Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Countries

7 6 9

Franchised Restaurants

826 977 1.13 k

Owned Restaurants

19 21 23
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Wingstop Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Wingstop Beverages III, Inc.
Wingstop Beverages II, Inc.
Wingstop Beverages, Inc.
Wingstop GCM, LLC
Wingstop Holdings, Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants LLC

Wingstop Revenue Breakdown

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Wingstop revenue breakdown by business segment: 35.1% from Company-owned restaurant sales and 64.9% from Royalty revenue and franchise fees

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Wingstop Online and Social Media Presence

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Wingstop News and Updates

Wingstop Appoints Chief Growth & Experience Officer and Names Leader of Digital

DALLAS, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) the award-winning wing concept with more than 1,200 locations globally, today announced that Maurice Cooper has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Experience Officer, effect…

Wingstop Launches New Brand Platform: Where Flavor Gets Its Wings™

Campaign Invites Flavor Lovers to Experience a Whole New World Campaign Invites Flavor Lovers to Experience a Whole New World

Wingstop is replacing workers with robots and removing items from the menu as the industry battles skyrocketing labor costs (WING)

Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison said that the chain is cutting sides from its menu and investing in tech such as ordering kiosks to cut labor costs.  In late 2018, Wingstop swapped out potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans for loaded fries and fried corn, which take workers less time to prepare. …

Wingstop Inc. Releases Preliminary Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Sales Results

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (“Wingstop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WING) today released preliminary unaudited sales results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 29, 2018.

Wingstop shares up 2% premarket after Wedbush upgrades stock to outperform

Shares of Wingstop Inc. rose about 2% in premarket trade Friday, after Wedbush upgraded the stock to outperform from neutral and said it expects strong same-store sales for the fourth quarter. Analysts said checks of 10% of domestic outlets suggest same-store sales is trending above the 4.9% consen…

Wingstop to pay second special dividend this year, borrow $320 million

Wingstop Inc. said late Wednesday it had borrowed $320 million and planned a $3.05-a-share special dividend. Wingstop stock was flat in after-hours trading. The company said the special dividend will be payable on Dec. 3 to stockholders of record as of Nov. 26. The special dividend announced Wednes…
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Wingstop Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Wingstop founded?

    Wingstop was founded in 1994.

  • Who are Wingstop key executives?

    Wingstop's key executives are Maurice Cooper, Madison A. Jobe and Larry D. Kruguer.

  • How many employees does Wingstop have?

    Wingstop has 170 employees.

  • What is Wingstop revenue?

    Latest Wingstop annual revenue is $40.5 m.

  • What is Wingstop revenue per employee?

    Latest Wingstop revenue per employee is $238.3 k.

  • Who are Wingstop competitors?

    Competitors of Wingstop include Luby's, Papa John's International and Darden Restaurants.

  • Where is Wingstop headquarters?

    Wingstop headquarters is located at 5501 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas.

  • Where are Wingstop offices?

    Wingstop has an office in Dallas.

  • How many offices does Wingstop have?

    Wingstop has 1 office.