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: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Quick Service Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WING
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $869.31 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 28,977,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.70
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $28.94
  • 52 Week Range: $24.74 - $33.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 52.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 37.97
  • P/E Growth: 2.72
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $95.85 million
  • Price / Sales: 9.07
  • Book Value: ($2.32) per share
  • Price / Book: -12.93
  • EBIDTA: $33.58 million
  • Net Margins: 24.58%
  • Return on Assets: 23.29%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -2.10%
  • Current Ratio: 0.79%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.79%
  • Average Volume: 498,146 shs.
  • Beta: 0.62
  • Short Ratio: 19.5
Frequently Asked Questions for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)

What is Wingstop's stock symbol?

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

How were Wingstop's earnings last quarter?

Wingstop Inc (NASDAQ:WING) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. The company earned $26.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $24.22 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 20.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $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 Thursday, August, 3rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Wingstop.

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

10 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Wingstop's shares. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Wingstop's share 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. " (7/21/2017)
  • 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, Interim 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 $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 Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.82%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.14%), Capstone Asset Management Co. (0.04%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). 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 Capstone Asset Management Co. and LS Investment Advisors LLC. 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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. 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 $30.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Wingstop (NASDAQ WING)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  152 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  108 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  260
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, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $34.60 (15.33% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/6/2017WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$36.00LowView Rating Details
6/26/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$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
5/15/2017Barclays 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 & 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 7/27/2015 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
8/3/2017$0.15N/AView 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: $0.82
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: 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 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 logoWingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) Earns Buy Rating from Wedbush - July 9 at 4:10 PM logoWingstop, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WING-US : July 7, 2017 - July 8 at 8:38 AM logoWingstop Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results ... - Nasdaq - July 7 at 4:46 AM logoBehind the deal that took a Dallas restaurant HQ to San Antonio - July 6 at 11:45 PM logoWedbush On Wingstop: Expect 'Solid Q2 Trends, Further Catalysts Ahead' - July 6 at 11:45 PM logoWedbush On Wingstop: Expect 'Solid Q2 Trends, Further Catalysts Ahead' - Benzinga - July 6 at 5:47 PM logoWingstop Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 3, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 6 at 5:47 PM logoWingstop Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 3, 2017 - July 6 at 4:34 PM logoUS Fund Managers Seek Consumer Stocks That Amazon Can't Conquer - New York Times - July 1 at 9:01 AM logoWingstop Creates Chief Experience Officer Role to Further Deliver World-Class Guest Experience - Nasdaq - June 29 at 8:39 PM logoWingstop Creates Chief Experience Officer Role to Further Deliver World-Class Guest Experience - June 28 at 2:49 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Rating Reiterated by Cowen and Company - June 26 at 6:28 PM logo$24.59 Million in Sales Expected for Wingstop Inc. (WING) This Quarter - June 17 at 8:32 AM logoCritical Contrast: Wingstop (WING) vs. Fogo de Chao (FOGO) - June 17 at 8:02 AM logo Analysts Expect Wingstop Inc. (WING) to Announce $0.15 Earnings Per Share - June 15 at 8:22 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: Jack In The Box (JACK) versus Wingstop (WING) - June 15 at 12:46 AM logoWingstop Inc. (WING) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - June 13 at 5:05 PM logoWingstop, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:WING) : June 7, 2017 - June 8 at 2:03 AM logoWingstop, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WING-US : June 5, 2017 - June 5 at 9:54 AM logoWingstop Inc. to Participate in June Investor Conferences - Nasdaq - June 2 at 6:40 AM logoWingstop Inc. to Participate in June Investor Conferences - May 31 at 11:34 AM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - May 28 at 9:44 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Cowen and Company - May 28 at 12:08 PM logoWingstop Inc (WING) Rating Increased to Conviction-Buy at Goldman Sachs Group Inc - May 27 at 11:16 PM logoETFs with exposure to Wingstop, Inc. : May 26, 2017 - May 27 at 6:44 AM 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



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