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: Quick Service Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WING
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.01 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 29,072,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $31.56
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.42
  • 52 Week Range: $24.74 - $35.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 54.23
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 43.45
  • P/E Growth: 2.48
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $97.8 million
  • Price / Sales: 10.33
  • Book Value: ($2.11) per share
  • Price / Book: -16.47
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • EBIDTA: $35.13 million
  • Net Margins: 19.28%
  • Return on Equity: -28.04%
  • Return on Assets: 17.56%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -2.25%
  • Current Ratio: 0.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.90%
  • Average Volume: 459,025 shs.
  • Beta: 0.6
  • Short Ratio: 30.28

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, September 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share on Monday, September 18th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. View Wingstop's Dividend History.

How were Wingstop's earnings last quarter?

Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $24.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.61 million. Wingstop had a negative return on equity of 28.04% and a net margin of 19.28%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. View Wingstop's Earnings History.

When will Wingstop make its next earnings announcement?

Wingstop is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Wingstop.

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

Wingstop updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 0.71-0.725 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.70.

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

9 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Wingstop's shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect Wingstop's stock price to reach $34.56 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. " (8/8/2017)
  • 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 & Company 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?

Who are Wingstop's key executives?

Wingstop's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Charles Richard Morrison, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael J. Skipworth, Chief Financial Officer
  • Larry D. Kruger, President of International
  • Darryl R. Marsch, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Stacy Peterson, Chief Information Officer
  • Flynn K. Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Madison A. Jobe, Chief Development Officer
  • Lynn Crump-Caine, Lead Independent Director
  • Sidney J. Feltenstein, Independent Director
  • Michael J. Hislop, Independent Director

When did Wingstop IPO?

(WING) raised $75 million in an 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 served 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.13%), FMR LLC (10.14%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.40%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (6.83%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (5.00%) and Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (4.49%). Company insiders that own Wingstop stock include Charles R Morrison, David A Vernon, Flynn Dekker, 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 Wells Fargo & Company MN, FMR LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Public Sector Pension investment Board. Company insiders that have sold Wingstop stock in the last year include David A Vernon, Flynn Dekker, Lawrence Kruguer, Michael Mravle, Neal K Aronson and Sidney J Feltenstein. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wingstop.

Who bought Wingstop stock? Who is buying Wingstop stock?

Wingstop's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Marshall Wace North America L.P., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Koch Industries Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Pier Capital LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and State Street Corp. 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.

What is Wingstop's stock price today?

One share of Wingstop stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.76.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Wingstop (NASDAQ WING)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  173 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  127 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  300
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Wingstop and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.89)
Consensus Price Target: $34.56 (0.59% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/9/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$37.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$32.00 -> $34.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$35.00 -> $36.00MediumView Rating Details
5/23/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeBuy -> Conviction-Buy$36.00LowView Rating Details
5/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$28.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017StephensBoost Price TargetOverweight$32.00 -> $34.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated 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 8/21/2015 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
10/30/2017$0.16N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.15$0.18$24.61 million$24.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $0.79
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$0.14$0.18$0.16
Q1 20182$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q2 20182$0.17$0.18$0.18
Q3 20182$0.19$0.22$0.21
Q4 20182$0.19$0.20$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: 1.76%
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 logoHead to Head Comparison: Yum China Holdings (YUMC) versus Wingstop (WING) - August 20 at 8:58 AM logoWING Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - August 18 at 8:38 PM logoThree Restaurant Picks In A Struggling Sector - August 18 at 3:37 PM logoNasdaq Frustrates Bears, Erases Thursday's Blowout Loss - August 17 at 9:21 AM logoWingstop (NASDAQ:WING) & Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Critical Analysis - August 11 at 6:18 PM logoISO Wings 2Nite, 2Moro Or L8R? NP. Wingstop Expands Digital Ordering Platforms To Include SMS Text (IRL) - PR Newswire (press release) - August 10 at 9:43 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Cowen and Company - August 9 at 11:00 AM logoISO Wings 2Nite, 2Moro Or L8R? NP. Wingstop Expands Digital Ordering Platforms To Include SMS Text (IRL) - August 9 at 9:09 AM logoWingstop, Inc. :WING-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017 - August 9 at 9:09 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) to "Hold" - August 8 at 2:36 PM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts - August 7 at 8:08 AM logoWedbush Research Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) - August 7 at 8:08 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Raised by Analyst - August 7 at 7:12 AM logoWingstop's (WING) CEO Charlie Morrison on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - August 6 at 7:16 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Wingstop Inc. (WING) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $24.41 Million - August 5 at 9:32 AM logoWingstop's (WING) CEO Charlie Morrison on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 5 at 8:31 AM logoWingstop's (WING) CEO Charlie Morrison on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 5 at 8:31 AM logoEdited Transcript of WING earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 5 at 8:31 AM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Announces $0.07 Quarterly Dividend - August 4 at 6:50 PM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Price Target Increased to $34.00 by Analysts at Barclays PLC - August 4 at 5:26 PM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - August 4 at 4:52 PM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Price Target Raised to $36.00 - August 4 at 11:50 AM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Rating Reiterated by Wedbush - August 4 at 10:08 AM logoWhat Lies Ahead for Wingstop (WING) this Earnings Season? - Nasdaq - August 4 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop +6% after earnings, dividend initiation - Seeking Alpha - August 4 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - Nasdaq - August 4 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - August 4 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop shares rally after results top Street estimates, dividend initiated - August 4 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - August 3 at 7:26 PM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 3 at 7:02 PM logoWhat Lies Ahead for Wingstop (WING) this Earnings Season? - August 3 at 8:52 AM logoWingstop, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WING-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 8:52 AM logo$0.15 EPS Expected for Wingstop Inc. (WING) This Quarter - August 3 at 7:26 AM logoWingstop, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:WING) : August 2, 2017 - August 2 at 8:42 AM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - August 1 at 10:11 AM logoBuffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Stock Falls on Q2 Earnings Miss - July 27 at 9:34 AM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday - July 27 at 7:46 AM logoETFs with exposure to Wingstop, Inc. : July 25, 2017 - July 26 at 10:02 AM logoETFs with exposure to Wingstop, Inc. : July 25, 2017 - July 26 at 10:02 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $0.69 Per Share - July 24 at 7:51 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - July 22 at 7:02 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Wingstop Inc. (WING) Decreased by Analyst - July 21 at 8:20 AM logoWingstop Appoints Scott McLeod Senior Vice President of Operations - Nasdaq - July 18 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop Appoints Scott McLeod Senior Vice President of Operations - July 18 at 9:58 AM logoWingstop, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WING-US : July 18, 2017 - July 18 at 9:58 AM logoETFs with exposure to Wingstop, Inc. : July 14, 2017 - July 15 at 9:39 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Hold" - July 13 at 10:20 PM logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $24.67 Million - July 13 at 9:18 AM logo Brokerages Expect Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) to Post $0.15 EPS - July 11 at 8:24 PM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 10 at 4:26 PM



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