Wingstop, Inc.

Wingstop, Inc.

Wingstop, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Headquarters

5501 LBJ Freeway, 5th Floor, Dallas, TX, 75240, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

819

Industries

Restaurants

Company Description

Wingstop, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of restaurants, which engages in the provision of cooked-to-order, hand-sauced, and tossed chicken wings. It operates through Franchise and Company segments. The Franchise segment consists of domestic and international franchise restaurants. The Company segment comprises company-owned restaurants. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Vice President, Strategy & Chief of Staff

Senior Vice President, Digital

Board of Directors

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Wingstop, Inc.

Head-Content Partnerships at Twitter, Inc.

Founder at OutsideIn Consulting

Former Chief Financial Officer at Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

President & Founding Principal at Santoku, Inc.

Founder at Igniting Business Growth

Chairman at CBC Restaurant Corp.

Former Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President & Head-Investor Relations at Kohl's Corp.

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Wingstop, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

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Wingstop, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Wingstop, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advisors & Consultants
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Clients

McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 36,000 local restaurants serving approximately 69 million people in more than 100 countries each day.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$4.04B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.61B
Earnings Per Share
$0.78
Revenue
$249M
Net Profit
$23.3M
EBITDA
$61.8M
EBITDAMargin
24.84%
Total Debt
$478M
Total Equity
$-341M
Enterprise Value / Sales
18.55x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
74.52x
TEVNet Income
197.99x
Debt TEV
0.1x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
33.09%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$500 - $749
2010
Investors
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Hartz Restaurants International, Inc. owns and operates franchises of fast-food chicken restaurants. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Gemini Investors focuses on smaller middle market companies in the US with Revenues ranges from $5 - $50 million and EBITDA of at least $1 million. The firm tends to invest in business services, education, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products & services, waste & recycling, later stage technology, and distribution sectors. They invest only in companies with 3+ years of operating history and experienced management teams.Gemini Investors provides financing for growth capital, recapitalizations, acquisition financing, management buyouts and shareholder liquidity with an investment size ranges from $3 - $8 million and also acquires both control and minority stakes. The firm’s Investments are structured in the form of subordinated debt with warrants, preferred stock, and common equity. The firm has extensive experience structuring and leading transactions as well as co-investing with other private equity firms and independent seal sponsors.

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Roark Capital Group invests primarily in the consumer services and business services sectors with a focus on the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, direct marketing and financial services industries. They participate in middle-market investment opportunities through family-owned business transfers, management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, corporate divestitures and acquisitions/growth capital. Investments range from $15 million to $350 million.Roark Capital looks for companies with revenues of $20 million to $5 billion and EBITDA of $10 million to $500 million. They also look for companies with experienced management, predictable cash flow, identifiable growth and a sustainable competitive position.

Suppliers
The Middleby Corp. Food | Elgin, Illinois

The Middleby Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of foodservice equipment. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group, Food Processing Equipment Group, Residential Kitchen Equipment Group, and Corporate and Other. The Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group segment manufactures, sells, and distributes foodservice equipment for the restaurant and institutional kitchen industry. The Food Processing Equipment Group segment includes manufactures preparation, cooking, packaging food handling, and food safety equipment for the food processing industry. The Residential Kitchen Equipment Group segment manufactures, sells, and distributes kitchen equipment such as cookers, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, cooktops, wine coolers, ice machines, ventilation, and outdoor equipment for the residential market. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the corporate and other general company assets and operations. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Elgin, IL.

Performance Food Group Co. Food | Richmond, Virginia

Performance Food Group Co. engages in the market and distribution of food products. It operates through the following segments: Foodservice and Vistar. The Foodservices segment delivers food and food-related products to independent restaurants, chain restaurants, and other institutional food-away-from-home locations. The Vistar segment offers candy, snack, and beverage to customers in the vending, office coffee services, theater, retail, and other channels. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Amazon.com, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Competitors
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Restaurants - Denver, CO

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. engages in the development and operation of classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It offers focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads prepared using classic cooking methods. The company was founded by Steve Ells in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA.

Starbucks Corp. Restaurants - Seattle, WA

Starbucks Corp. engages in the production, marketing, and retailing of specialty coffee. It operates through the following segments: Americas; China/Asia Pacific (CAP); Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Channel Development. The Americas, CAP, EMEA segments sells coffee and other beverages, complementary food, packaged coffees, single-serve coffee products, and a focused selection of merchandise through company-oriented stores, and licensed stores. The Channel Development segment include sales of packaged coffee, tea, and ready-to-drink beverages to customers outside of its company-operated and licensed stores. The company brands include Evolution Fresh, Teavana, Tazo Tea and Seattle's Best. Starbucks was founded by Jerry Baldwin and Howard D. Schultz on November 4, 1985 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Papa John's International, Inc. Restaurants - Louisville, KY

As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter felt there was something missing from national pizza chains – a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered right to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void. In 1983, John picked up his business degree from Ball State University and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at the age of 22, he knocked down the broom closet of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), purchased $1600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar. From day one, John knew he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients, and he refused to sway from that commitment to quality. It worked, and people loved his pizza. In 1984, John opened his first Papa John's restaurant, and Papa John's has been going strong ever since. Today, Papa John's is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries. More than 25 years later, one thing remains the same – Papa John's is still fully committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."

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