WING Stock Overview
Wingstop Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Wingstop brand name.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$139.86|
|52 Week High||US$187.35|
|52 Week Low||US$112.49|
|1 Month Change||-17.80%|
|3 Month Change||-18.94%|
|1 Year Change||-9.23%|
|3 Year Change||106.34%|
|5 Year Change||397.90%|
|Change since IPO||357.21%|
Recent News & Updates
Investors Shouldn't Overlook Wingstop's (NASDAQ:WING) Impressive Returns On Capital
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Wingstop: No Meat Left On The Bone At These Prices
Wingstop released its Q3 results earlier this month, reporting system-wide sales of ~$594 million, a 15% increase from the year-ago period. The strong performance was driven by industry-leading unit growth rates and another quarter of positive comp sales, despite lapping extremely difficult comps on a year-over-year basis. However, while this was another solid quarter for Wingstop and the future looks very bright, I continue to see no margin of safety baked in at current levels. Based on a share price of $174.00 and the stock trading at 94x FY2022 earnings estimates, I continue to believe there are much better ways to play the market currently.
|WING||US Hospitality||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WING matched the US Hospitality industry which returned -4.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WING underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.
|WING Average Weekly Movement||6.2%|
|Hospitality Industry Average Movement||7.8%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: WING is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WING's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Wingstop Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Wingstop brand name. Its restaurants offer classic wings, boneless wings, and tenders that are cooked-to-order, and hand-sauced-and-tossed in various flavors. As of December 26, 2020, the company had 1,506 franchised restaurants and 32 company-owned restaurants in 44 states and 10 countries worldwide.
Wingstop Fundamentals Summary
|WING fundamental statistics|
Is WING overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WING income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$128.24m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 25, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Feb 16, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.98|
|Net Profit Margin||10.72%|
How did WING perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.5%Current Dividend Yield
Is Wingstop undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WING ($145.23) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($90)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WING is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WING is poor value based on its PE Ratio (147.6x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (26.6x).
PE vs Market: WING is poor value based on its PE Ratio (147.6x) compared to the US market (17x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WING is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WING has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Hospitality industry average.
How is Wingstop forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WING's forecast earnings growth (22.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WING's earnings (22.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WING's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WING's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WING's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Wingstop performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WING has a large one-off loss of $13.1M impacting its September 25 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WING's current net profit margins (10.7%) are lower than last year (13.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WING's earnings have grown by 10.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WING's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WING had negative earnings growth (-10.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (79.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WING's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Wingstop's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WING has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: WING has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WING has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: WING's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: WING's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.5%).
Interest Coverage: WING's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.5x coverage).
What is Wingstop current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WING's dividend (0.47%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).
High Dividend: WING's dividend (0.47%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WING is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: WING is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WING is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WING's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Charlie Morrison (53 yo)
Mr. Charles R. Morrison, also known as Charlie, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. and Wingstop Inc. since June 12, 2012. Mr. Morrison has been the Chairman of Wingstop Inc....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Charlie's total compensation ($USD6.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.14M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Charlie's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WING's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WING's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WING insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Wingstop Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wingstop Inc.
- Ticker: WING
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1994
- Industry: Restaurants
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$4.171b
- Shares outstanding: 29.83m
- Website: https://www.wingstop.com
Number of Employees
- Wingstop Inc.
- 15505 Wright Brothers Drive
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 00:12|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/20 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.