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 (Q1, 2018)

37.4 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

30 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

6.2 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

9.6 m

Market capitalization (14-Jun-2018)

1.5 b

Closing share price (14-Jun-2018)


Cash (31-Mar-2018)

3.8 m


1.8 b
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, 2017Q1, 2018


19 m19.2 m19.1 m22.1 m22.7 m21.8 m26.6 m24.7 m26 m37.4 m

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

13.3 m13.7 m13.8 m16 m16.5 m15.7 m20 m17.8 m18.2 m30 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, 2017Q1, 2018


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

Accounts Receivable

2.6 m2.4 m2.6 m2.6 m2.5 m3.3 m3.8 m4.6 m3.9 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 m14.8 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, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

663 k1.3 m1.9 m714 k1.4 m2.2 m755 k1.5 m2.4 m950 k

Accounts Payable

(280 k)(1 m)834 k1.6 m(315 k)961 k(2.4 m)(2.3 m)(331 k)(703 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5 m863 k7.9 m7.9 m10 m16.1 m5.4 m10.7 m18 m9.5 m
USDY, 2018


183.9 x


186 x

Financial Leverage

-0.8 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 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

BET & Wingstop To Host HipHopDX's 3rd Annual Rappers VS Gamers Tag-Team Tournament: DX TURBO III

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HipHopDX, the #1 Hip Hop news source is bringing back their extremely popular annual video game tournament, DX TURBO. This year's event, DX TURBO III, is sponsored by BET, the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music and news...

Wingstop lays out its plan for dealing with wild swings in chicken wing prices (WING)

Wingstop suffered from high food costs last year due to skyrocketing wing prices.  Chicken wing prices moderated at the beginning of 2018. The company revealed during its first-quarter earnings call how it plans to deal with chicken wing price swings.  Watch Wingstop trade in real-time here. Win…

Wingstop beats as same-store sales surge (WING)

Wingstop beat Wall Street estimates for the first quarter.  Global sales increased 20.4% compared to the first-quarter of 2017.  Same store sales increased 9.5%.  Watch Wingstop trade in real-time here.  Wingstop beat on both the top and bottom lines for the first quarter, but shares are little …
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