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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 Ratings3.4
Culture scoreD

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)209(+23%)
Job Openings179
Revenue (FY, 2019)$199.7 M(+31%)
Share Price (May 2020)$122 (+3%)

Key People/Management at Wingstop

Charles R. Morrison

Charles R. Morrison

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Christina M. Clarke

Christina M. Clarke

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Lynn Crump-Caine

Lynn Crump-Caine

Lead Independent Director
Marisa J. Carona

Marisa J. Carona

Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff
Krishnan Anand

Krishnan Anand

Director
David L. Goebel

David L. Goebel

Director
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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

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Wingstop's revenue was reported to be $199.68 m in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2020)

55.4m

Gross profit (Q1, 2020)

44.3m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2020), %

79.8%

Net income (Q1, 2020)

8.1m

EBIT (Q1, 2020)

13.5m

Market capitalization (29-May-2020)

3.6b

Closing stock price (29-May-2020)

122.0

Cash (28-Mar-2020)

31.0m

EV

3.9b
Wingstop's current market capitalization is $3.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

78.0m91.4m105.6m153.2m199.7m

Revenue growth, %

17%16%

Cost of goods sold

22.2m25.3m28.7m32.1m41.1m

Gross profit

55.8m66.1m76.8m121.1m158.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Revenue

19.0m19.2m19.1m22.1m22.7m21.8m26.6m24.7m26.0m37.4m37.0m38.2m48.1m48.6m49.9m55.4m

Cost of goods sold

5.7m5.5m5.3m6.1m6.2m6.1m6.6m6.9m7.8m7.4m7.7m8.0m9.7m10.6m10.3m11.2m

Gross profit

13.3m13.7m13.8m16.0m16.5m15.7m20.0m17.8m18.2m30.0m29.3m30.2m38.3m38.0m39.5m44.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

70%71%72%72%73%72%75%72%70%80%79%79%80%78%79%80%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

10.7m3.8m4.1m12.5m12.8m

Accounts Receivable

3.4m3.2m4.6m5.8m5.2m

Prepaid Expenses

1.8m1.6m4.3m2.1m2.4m

Current Assets

19.6m11.1m15.9m29.9m30.2m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Cash

4.9m5.7m8.3m10.0m3.8m3.4m4.4m4.6m3.8m3.1m3.0m13.6m17.1m9.5m31.0m

Accounts Receivable

2.6m2.4m2.6m2.6m2.5m3.3m3.8m4.6m3.9m4.5m3.9m4.9m5.5m5.9m5.1m

Prepaid Expenses

5.0m3.8m1.7m2.1m2.9m1.6m3.5m3.3m2.7m3.3m3.3m1.6m3.5m3.5m1.4m

Current Assets

16.2m15.4m16.0m16.3m11.4m12.9m14.2m17.2m14.8m14.4m17.7m34.4m33.4m32.2m52.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

10.1m15.4m27.3m21.7m20.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

2.7m3.0m3.4m4.3m5.5m

Accounts Payable

1.2m3.6m(876.0k)7.0m3.1m

Cash From Operating Activities

13.9m23.3m27.0m38.8m38.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Net Income

2.6m3.1m6.3m4.3m8.4m11.1m6.5m11.8m16.8m6.2m13.0m19.3m6.6m11.5m17.4m8.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

663.0k1.3m1.9m714.0k1.4m2.2m755.0k1.5m2.4m950.0k2.0m3.2m1.3m2.6m4.0m1.6m

Accounts Payable

(280.0k)(1.0m)834.0k1.6m(315.0k)961.0k(2.4m)(2.3m)(331.0k)(703.0k)909.0k587.0k(4.5m)(3.5m)(1.0m)(6.4m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5m863.0k7.9m7.5m9.3m15.1m5.4m10.7m18.0m9.5m17.5m30.6m9.6m10.5m28.6m12.5m
USDY, 2020

EV/EBIT

289.7 x

EV/CFO

313 x

Financial Leverage

-0.9 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

Company NameDateDeal 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: 64.9% from Royalty revenue and franchise fees and 35.1% from Company-owned restaurant sales

Wingstop Online and Social Media Presence

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Wingstop Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    57/100

  • CEO Rating

    D+

    65/100

  • Compensation

    D

    54/100

  • Diversity

    D+

    60/100

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Wingstop News and Updates

Wingstop shares rise after preliminary first-quarter sales growth

Wingstop Inc. shares rose 3.3% in Tuesday premarket trading after the chicken wing chain announced preliminary first-quarter results that show a sales rise despite shifting to takeout-only amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wingstop Chief Executive Charlie Morrison said in an open letter that takeout a…

Wingstop offering free delivery for three weeks

Wingstop Inc. said Saturday that it will offer guests free delivery for the next three weeks. Guests can order online and have the option for contactless delivery. Restaurants across fast-food and dine-in chains, including McDonald's Corp. and Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants Inc. , have mad…

Wingstop is Paying Customers to Create Ads. Why You Should Embrace the Underlying Strategy Behind This Social Media Campaign

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Wingstop earnings miss expectations

Wingstop Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.1 million, or 10 cents per share, up from $2.4 million, or 8 cents per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of 14 cents was down from 15 cents last year and below the 17-cent FactSet consensus. Revenue of $53.2 million was up from $40.5 million last …

Wingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) today announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2019.

Wingstop Inc. Announces 2020 Investor Day Webcast

DALLAS, Jan. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) (the “Company” or “Wingstop”) will host its first Investor Day since the Company’s initial public offering in 2015, on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  For those not attending the event, a live webcast will begin at 12:00 PM EST an…
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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 Charles R. Morrison, Christina M. Clarke and Lynn Crump-Caine.

  • How many employees does Wingstop have?

    Wingstop has 209 employees.

  • What is Wingstop revenue?

    Latest Wingstop annual revenue is $199.7 m.

  • What is Wingstop revenue per employee?

    Latest Wingstop revenue per employee is $955.4 k.

  • Who are Wingstop competitors?

    Competitors of Wingstop include Bojangles, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group 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.