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.

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Dallas, US
Size (employees)
479 (est)
Wingstop was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas, US
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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 Financials

Wingstop's revenue was reported to be $105.55 m in FY, 2017 which is a 15.5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

105.6 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

76.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

27.3 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

39.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

36.3 m

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

1.5 b

Cash (30-Dec-2017)

4.1 m
Wingstop's current market capitalization is $1.5 b.
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


78 m91.4 m105.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

22.2 m25.3 m28.7 m

Gross profit

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


19 m19.2 m19.1 m22.1 m22.7 m21.8 m26.6 m24.7 m26 m

Cost of goods sold

5.7 m5.5 m5.3 m6.1 m6.2 m6.1 m6.6 m6.9 m7.8 m

Gross profit

13.3 m13.7 m13.8 m16 m16.5 m15.7 m20 m17.8 m18.2 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


10.7 m3.8 m4.1 m

Accounts Receivable

3.4 m3.2 m4.6 m

Prepaid Expenses

1.8 m1.6 m4.3 m

Current Assets

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


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

Accounts Receivable

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

Prepaid Expenses

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

Current Assets

16.2 m15.4 m16 m16.3 m11.4 m12.9 m14.2 m17.2 m
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

10.1 m15.4 m27.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.7 m3 m3.4 m

Accounts Payable

1.2 m3.6 m(876 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

13.9 m23.3 m27 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

2.6 m3.1 m6.3 m4.3 m8.4 m11.1 m6.5 m11.8 m16.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

663 k1.3 m1.9 m714 k1.4 m2.2 m755 k1.5 m2.4 m

Accounts Payable

(280 k)(1 m)834 k1.6 m(315 k)961 k(2.4 m)(2.3 m)(331 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5 m863 k7.9 m7.9 m10 m16.1 m5.4 m10.7 m18 m
USDY, 2017


220.4 k

Financial Leverage

-2.5 x
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Wingstop Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


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, Inc.
Wingstop Beverages III, Inc.
Wingstop Holdings, Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Beverages II, Inc.
Wingstop GCM, LLC
Wingstop Restaurants LLC
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Wingstop News and Updates

Wingstop CEO discusses Rick Ross and boneless vs. bone-in wings

The chain recently expanded into the Boston area.
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