Wingstop Company Profile (NASDAQ:WING)

About Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)

Wingstop logoWingstop Inc. is franchisor and operator of restaurants that specializes in cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. The Company operates through two segments: Franchise and Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company offers its guests 11 flavors on bone-in and boneless chicken wings paired with hand-cut, seasoned fries and sides. It 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, Original Hot, 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. The Company maintains Website hosting, and manages the development and maintenance of the mobile Wingstop application. It markets Wingstop products, services and restaurants through the Website,

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WING
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $861.2 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 28,977,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $29.46
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $28.87
  • 52 Week Range: $24.74 - $33.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 49.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 37.62
  • P/E Growth: 2.59
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $95.85 million
  • Price / Sales: 8.98
  • Book Value: ($2.32) per share
  • Price / Book: -12.81
  • EBIDTA: $33.58 million
  • Net Margins: 17.11%
  • Return on Equity: -69.17%
  • Return on Assets: 14.00%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.93%
  • Current Ratio: 0.72%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.72%
  • Average Volume: 580,924 shs.
  • Beta: 0.81
  • Short Ratio: 10.39

Frequently Asked Questions for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)

What is Wingstop's stock symbol?

Wingstop trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WING."

How often does Wingstop pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wingstop?

Wingstop announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 12th will be paid a dividend of $2.90 per share on Friday, July 15th. This represents a $11.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 39.03%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 8th. View Wingstop's Dividend History.

How were Wingstop's earnings last quarter?

Wingstop Inc (NASDAQ:WING) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. The company earned $26.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.22 million. Wingstop had a negative return on equity of 69.17% and a net margin of 17.11%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 20.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. View Wingstop's Earnings History.

When will Wingstop make its next earnings announcement?

Wingstop is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Wingstop.

What guidance has Wingstop issued on next quarter's earnings?

Wingstop issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.63-$0.64 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.65.

Where is Wingstop's stock going? Where will Wingstop's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Wingstop's stock. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Wingstop's stock price to reach $34.60 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Wingstop.

What are analysts saying about Wingstop stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Wingstop stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Wingstop Inc. franchises and operates restaurants. The Company's operating segment consists of Franchise segment and Company segment. It offers cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. Wingstop Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. " (5/4/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "The Wedbush View: We expect upside to lowered expectations, driven by both SSS growth and margin outperformance. Moreover, we believe a growing understanding of WING’s recurring special dividends is poised to drive increased appreciation of Wingstop’s unique business model, and a rising premium to peers. Checks indicate Q1 SSS growth above consensus. Our recent checks point to SSS growth in the range of -1.5% to flat relative to consensus of -1.5% in Q1. SSS growth through February was -2.6%. A more conservative quantification of qualitative responses results in a 1% run rate in March, with a more aggressive quantification resulting in a 3% run rate." (4/7/2017)
  • 3. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "A thesis-testing quarter, but a return to positive same-store sales in recent weeks; we are sticking with our thinking that WING will continue to deliver sizable market share gains, high-quality double-digit % unit growth and 90%+ free cash flow conversion over the LT. WING reported 4Q16 EPS of $0.15, outpacing our & the Street estimate by $0.01, as weaker-than-expected domestic SSS (+1.0%) were offset by lower-than-expected SG&A costs. 2017 guidance metrics were generally in line with the company's long-term (LT) model, but SSS have started off 1Q weaker (down 2.6% QTD) and the 2017 EPS range ($0.63-$0.64) failed to bracket the Street ($0.65), which may hit the stock in the near term. However, we think the SSS softness will be ephemeral as evidenced by the return to positive territory over the past 2 weeks with national TV advertising launched and tax refunds accelerating. We believe that WING's valuation premium is both merited and sustainable driven by the company's unrivaled unit development momentum, our expectation for accelerating market share gains in 2017 (with national TV advertising) and potential for a biennial dividend equal to 10%+ of current market cap. Lowering our 2017E EPS to $0.64 from $0.66. Our 2018E EPS is $0.80 and we are modestly lowering our valuation range to $30-$32 from $32-$34." (3/3/2017)
  • 4. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "EPS of $0.15 beat Jef/Cons. of $0.13/$0.14 on a lower tax rate and SG&A, which offset lower than expected SSS of +1% vs. Jef/Cons. of +3%. SSS 1QTD is -2.6%, but improving with tax refunds coming through and national advertising. '17 guide calls for low single digit SSS and 13-15% unit growth. We're choosing to be conservative so our '17/18E EPS go to $0.61/$0.72 from $0.58/$0.70 and we lower our PT to $28 from $30." (3/3/2017)

Who are some of Wingstop's key competitors?

When did Wingstop IPO?

(WING) raised $75 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, June 12th 2015. The company issued 5,800,000 shares at a price of $12.00-$14.00 per share. Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Baird acted as the underwriters for the IPO and Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Wells Fargo Securities were co-managers.

Who owns Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Wellington Management Group LLP (13.65%), BlackRock Inc. (11.99%), FMR LLC (10.95%), PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC (10.10%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (8.47%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (8.34%). Company insiders that own Wingstop stock include Charles R Morrison, David A Vernon, Flynn Dekker, Jay Young, Lawrence Kruguer, Michael Mravle, Michael Skipworth, Neal K Aronson, Sidney J Feltenstein, Stacy Peterson and William Engen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Wingstop.

Who sold Wingstop stock? Who is selling Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, Nicholas Investment Partners LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Credit Suisse AG, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Wingstop stock in the last year include David A Vernon, Flynn Dekker, Lawrence Kruguer, Michael Mravle, Michael Skipworth, Neal K Aronson, Sidney J Feltenstein, Stacy Peterson and William Engen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wingstop.

Who bought Wingstop stock? Who is buying Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Vanguard Group Inc. and Jennison Associates LLC. Company insiders that have bought Wingstop stock in the last two years include Jay Young, Michael Mravle and Michael Skipworth. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wingstop.

How do I buy Wingstop stock?

Shares of Wingstop can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Wingstop stock cost?

One share of Wingstop stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.72.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $34.60 (16.42% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/23/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeBuy -> Conviction-Buy$36.00LowView Rating Details
5/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$28.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$36.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$34.00 -> $36.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 -> $32.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017StephensBoost Price TargetOverweight$32.00 -> $34.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$31.00 -> $35.00LowView Rating Details
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/7/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$36.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$38.00N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00N/AView Rating Details
10/7/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$32.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Earnings by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Earnings History by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.16$0.22$24.22 million$26.57 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/2/2017Q4 2016$0.14$0.15$25.04 million$24.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q3$0.12$0.13$21.59 million$21.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.14$0.15$22.05 million$22.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1$0.14$0.16$21.46 million$22.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2016Q415$0.11$0.13$20.20 million$20.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.09$0.11$18.61 million$19.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.09$0.11$18.37 million$19.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.62
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.82
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.14$0.15$0.15
Q2 20174$0.14$0.16$0.15
Q3 20174$0.14$0.17$0.16
Q4 20174$0.16$0.18$0.17
Q1 20182$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q2 20182$0.17$0.20$0.19
Q3 20182$0.20$0.23$0.22
Q4 20182$0.19$0.21$0.20
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 45.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.13%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/24/2017Sidney J FeltensteinDirectorSell26,000$30.06$781,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017Sidney J FeltensteinDirectorSell15,401$30.08$463,262.08View SEC Filing  
5/19/2017Lawrence KruguerInsiderSell402$30.12$12,108.24View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Flynn DekkerInsiderSell4,102$30.59$125,480.18View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Michael MravleCFOSell34,605$30.82$1,066,526.10View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Neal K AronsonDirectorSell6,765,858$26.28$177,806,748.24View SEC Filing  
9/29/2016David A VernonInsiderSell6,540$28.70$187,698.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Neal K AronsonDirectorSell6,000,000$28.50$171,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Stacy PetersonInsiderSell6,268$25.85$162,027.80View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016William EngenCOOSell4,340$25.85$112,189.00View SEC Filing  
6/22/2016Michael SkipworthInsiderSell5,000$27.42$137,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016David A VernonInsiderSell17,206$27.57$474,369.42View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Charles R MorrisonCEOSell47,150$22.86$1,077,849.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Neal K AronsonDirectorSell6,354,532$22.86$145,264,601.52View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Jay YoungGeneral CounselBuy12,000$19.00$228,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Michael MravleCFOBuy10,000$19.00$190,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Michael SkipworthInsiderBuy4,200$19.00$79,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Neal K AronsonDirectorSell3,224,610$19.00$61,267,590.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Latest Headlines for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateHeadline logoWingstop Inc (WING) Director Sells $463,262.08 in Stock - May 24 at 10:35 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Director Sidney J. Feltenstein Sells 26,000 Shares - May 24 at 7:40 PM logoLawrence Kruguer Sells 402 Shares of Wingstop Inc (WING) Stock - May 23 at 8:34 PM logoPre-Open Movers 05/23: (ETRM) (SONS) (VG) Higher; (TTWO) (AZO) (AAP) Lower (more...) - May 23 at 8:02 PM logoWingstop Stock Rises After Goldman Upgrade - May 23 at 8:02 PM logoEarly movers: NOK, AZO, A, TTWO, TOL, CSX, AZN, H, MGI & more - May 23 at 8:11 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - May 19 at 5:08 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC - May 18 at 11:40 AM logoFlynn Dekker Sells 4,102 Shares of Wingstop Inc (WING) Stock - May 16 at 8:23 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Given New $32.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC - May 16 at 12:02 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) PT Raised to $36.00 at Cowen and Company - May 16 at 12:02 AM logoWingstop's (WING) "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at Wedbush - May 16 at 12:02 AM logoBRIEF-Wingstop says expanding into European market - May 12 at 4:35 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) CFO Michael Mravle Sells 34,605 Shares - May 11 at 7:40 PM logoWingstop to open 100 restaurants in the UK, its first entry into Europe - May 10 at 9:49 AM logoEuropean Market Next Up on the Menu for Wingstop - May 10 at 9:49 AM logoETFs with exposure to Wingstop, Inc. : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 8:06 PM logoWingstop, Inc. :WING-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 8:09 PM logoWingstop's (WING) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Stephens - May 8 at 11:41 AM logoWells Fargo & Co Reiterates Outperform Rating for Wingstop Inc (WING) - May 8 at 11:40 AM logoWedbush Weighs in on Wingstop Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (WING) - May 8 at 8:21 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Wingstop Inc Lowered by SunTrust Banks (WING) - May 8 at 8:21 AM logoJefferies Group Weighs in on Wingstop Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (WING) - May 8 at 8:20 AM logoResearch Analysts Offer Predictions for Wingstop Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (WING) - May 8 at 7:11 AM logoBullish Thesis Takes Flight Again For Wingstop - Benzinga - May 6 at 3:36 PM logoWingstop flies after riding out higher costs - Seeking Alpha - May 6 at 3:36 PM logoWingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - Nasdaq - May 6 at 3:36 PM logoWhy Wingstop Inc Stock Popped Today - Motley Fool - May 6 at 3:36 PM logoWedbush Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Wingstop Inc (WING) - May 6 at 2:04 PM logoWingstop beats Street 1Q forecasts - May 6 at 1:44 AM logoEdited Transcript of WING earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 6 at 1:44 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Rating Reiterated by Cowen and Company - May 5 at 4:24 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Given Equal Weight Rating at Barclays PLC - May 5 at 3:44 PM logoWhy Wingstop Inc Stock Popped Today - May 5 at 2:53 PM logoBullish Thesis Takes Flight Again For Wingstop - May 5 at 12:20 PM logo3 Stocks to Watch on Friday: Shake Shack Inc (SHAK), CBS Corporation (CBS) and Wingstop Inc (WING) - May 5 at 8:26 AM logoBRIEF-Wingstop reports Q1 adjusted earnings per share $0.22 - May 5 at 3:58 AM logoInvestor Network: Wingstop, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 5 at 3:58 AM logoWingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 5 at 3:58 AM logoWingstop shares up 12% after earnings beat - May 5 at 3:58 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS - May 5 at 12:18 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Wingstop Inc (WING) to Hold - May 4 at 10:44 AM logoIs a Surprise in Store for Wingstop (WING) in Q1 Earnings? - Yahoo Finance - May 4 at 9:35 AM logoWingstop (WING) Given Media Sentiment Rating of -0.03 - May 3 at 12:37 PM logoRunaway Chicken Wing Prices Hurting Food Chains - May 2 at 6:45 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - May 2 at 1:52 PM logoWhat Awaits Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) this Earnings Season? - May 2 at 8:16 AM logoPapa John's (PZZA) Q1 Earnings: Can the Stock Surprise? - May 1 at 10:08 AM logoWingstop (WING) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.13 - April 30 at 8:48 AM logo$23.98 Million in Sales Expected for Wingstop Inc (WING) This Quarter - April 29 at 7:59 AM



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