Wingstop Company Profile (NASDAQ:WING)

About Wingstop

Wingstop logoWingstop Inc. 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 over 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, 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. It 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: WING
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.78
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $28.48
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $29.44
  • 52-Week Range: $21.82 - $33.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 52.74
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 41.22
  • P/E Growth: 2.21
  • Market Cap: $770.13M
  • Outstanding Shares: 28,747,000
  • Beta: 0.81
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.70)
Consensus Price Target: $32.70 (22.06% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
1/28/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$36.00View Rating Details
1/23/2017StephensReiterated RatingEqual Weight$32.00View Rating Details
1/4/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
11/14/2016Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
9/7/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$36.00View Rating Details
8/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetBuy$29.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$38.00View Rating Details
4/19/2016Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform$34.00View Rating Details
3/5/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/30/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00View Rating Details
10/7/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$32.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016Q3$0.12$0.13$21.80 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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.57 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.65 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.14$0.15$0.15
Q2 20165$0.13$0.16$0.14
Q3 20164$0.12$0.13$0.12
Q4 20165$0.12$0.15$0.14
Q1 20173$0.15$0.18$0.16
Q2 20173$0.14$0.17$0.15
Q3 20174$0.13$0.19$0.16
Q4 20173$0.15$0.16$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 45.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.13%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
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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. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 43.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 8th.

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

10 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Wingstop's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Wingstop's stock price to reach $32.70 in the next year.

When will Wingstop announce their earnings?

Wingstop is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March, 1st 2017.

What are analysts saying about Wingstop stock?

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

  • 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. " (1/19/2017)

  • Wedbush analysts commented, "Expect continued upside to current expectations, driven by both SSS growth and margin outperformance. Moreover, we believe the start of recurring special dividends is poised to drive growing awareness of Wingstop's unique business model, and a growing premium to peers," analyst Nick Setyan wrote in a note.Setyan said the highest franchisee cash-on-cash return of 35–40 percent is understated, and the return figures are set to rise further. Furthermore, the analyst expects the 2016 return could top 50 percent given the 17 percent growth in system AUVs over the last three years.Related Link: These Restaurant Stocks Could Benefit From Their U.S. Focus Post-BrexitIn addition, new unit AUVs should receive a boost from the planned shift to national advertising, set to occur in 2017. Apart from creating demand in new markets, the move should likewise enhance business in the existing markets.Further, the analyst said near-term comp drivers include the maturation cycle of new units, mobile/online ordering and increased advertising. In 2017, the comps are likely to benefit further from a potential loyalty rollout and remodels.The analyst continued that recent checks of 15 percent of domestic locations indicate second-quarter comp growth trending in-line to above 2.5 percent consensus.More Specific Expectations, Estimates"We expect Wingstop's compelling ROI to sustain a low- to mid-teens annual unit growth rate towards what we estimate is a >2,500 domestic unit opportunity and >1,000 unit international opportunity," Setyan noted.Meanwhile, Setyan expects Wingstop's cash generation and minimal capex to result in future recapitalizations similar to the June 30 announcement increasing leverage to 5.2x and paying a special dividend of $2.90/share. "Assuming all FCF goes to paying down existing debt, and assuming similar adj. EBITDA and FCF growth in FY18, we would anticipate another recap and special dividend around year-end FY18. Assuming a similar step-up in leverage, we estimate the special dividend could be as high as $4.50/share," (7/6/2016)

Who owns Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (15.00%), 12 West Capital Management LP (3.67%), Franklin Resources Inc. (3.45%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (2.02%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (1.68%) and Fred Alger Management Inc. (1.60%). Company insiders that own Wingstop stock include Charles R Morrison, David A Vernon, Jay Young, Michael Mravle, Michael Skipworth, Neal K Aronson, Stacy Peterson and William Engen.

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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. and Franklin Resources Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Wingstop stock in the last year include Charles R Morrison, David A Vernon, Michael Skipworth, Neal K Aronson, Stacy Peterson and William Engen.

Who bought Wingstop stock? Who is buying Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 12 West Capital Management LP, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Allianz Asset Management AG, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Nicholas Investment Partners LP, State Street Corp, Fred Alger Management Inc. and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Company insiders that have bought Wingstop stock in the last two years include Jay Young, Michael Mravle and Michael Skipworth.

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 $26.79.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by Staff