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)

661

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, Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Senior Vice President, Digital

Director of Real Estate

Director of Real Estate

Digital Coordinator

Board of Directors

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

Head-Content Partnerships at Twitter, Inc.

Chief Growth Officer at Molson Coors Beverage Co.

Founder at OutsideIn Consulting

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

President & Founding Principal at Santoku, Inc.

Chairman at CBC Restaurant Corp.

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

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FGIM primarily provides advice with respect to equity investment strategies; however, they do not recommend a particular type of security. The firm is a multi strategy investor that manages portfolios of equity and fixed-income investments for institutional and private clients. Their strategies include core international/emerging market equities; international equity; international small- and mid-cap equity; balanced/asset allocation; managed risk and the Kaufmann Accounts. The Kauffman strategy invests in small, mid or large cap stocks, utilizing a fundamental bottom-up process seeking growth companies and may invest in less developed or emerging markets.

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Redwood Investments employs a fundamental, bottom-up stock selection process that integrates traditional fundamental analysis with proprietary quantitative screening tools. The firm focuses on companies that demonstrate strong fundamentals, attractive valuation, high quality, and a management team with a demonstrated track record of success. By combining qualitative analysis with systematic risk management tools, Redwood Investments builds diversified equity portfolios appropriate to each client's objectives and risk return profile. The firm sells stocks primarily for two reasons: First, a deterioration of a stock's ranking confirmed by qualitative research. Second, when the firm's research uncovers company specific warning signs that could cause underperformance. Redwood manages US and International equity investment portfolios in the following primary strategies: Large-Cap Core, Large-Cap Core ESG/SRI, Large-Cap Growth, Small-Cap Growth, Small-Cap Growth ESG/SRI Equity, International Developed Markets Equity, ACWI ex-US, Global Equity, Global Small-Cap Equity, and International Small-Cap Equity.

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Stephens Investment Management Group We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of Professionally Managed Portfolios has approved a plan of reorganization whereby the Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund and Stephens Mid Cap Growth Fund will reorganize into the American Beacon Family of Funds. The new fund names will be the American Beacon Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund and the American Beacon Stephens Mid Cap Growth Fund. The new Funds are designed to be substantially similar from an investment perspective as their predecessors. Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC (“SIMG”), will continue to manage the day-to-day portfolio as the sub-adviser to the American Beacon Funds. By engaging SIMG as a sub-adviser, American Beacon Advisers will be able to provide shareholders continuity of the portfolio management team that has been responsible for the Stephens Funds’ performance records since the inception of each of the Funds. The portfolio managers of SIMG who are primarily responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management of each of the Stephens Funds will remain the same

Recent Transactions
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Wingstop, Inc. issued Common Shares

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Wingstop, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Wingstop, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Advisors & Consultants
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Managing Director at ICR LLC

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Senior Vice President at ICR, Inc.

Advisor

Senior Vice President at Buxton Company

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$2.79B
Total Enterprise Value
$2.21B
Earnings Per Share
$0.73
Revenue
$153M
Net Profit
$21.7M
Total Debt
$312M
Total Equity
$-225M
EBITDAMargin
27.97%
Enterprise Value Sales
14.41x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
51.52x
TEVNet Income
101.63x
Debt TEV
0.14x
EBITDA
$42.8M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
25.24%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
21.02%
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 $1 billion and EBITDA of $10 million to $100 million. They also look for companies with experienced management, predictable cash flow, identifiable growth and a sustainable competitive position.

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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. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Richmond, VA

Performance Food Group Co. engages in the market and distribution of food products. It operates through the following segments: Foodservice, Vistar, and Corporate and All Other. 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 Corporate and All Other segment comprises of the firm's overhead and certain operations that are not considered separate reportable segments based on their size. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Competitors
McDonald's Corp. Restaurants - Chicago, Illinois

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Domino's Pizza, Inc. Restaurants - Ann Arbor, MI

Domino's Pizza, Inc. is a pizza company, which operates a network of company-owned and franchise-owned stores in the U.S. and international markets. It operates though the following three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise and Supply Chain. The U.S. Stores segment consists primarily of franchise operations. The International Franchise segment comprises of a network of franchised stores. The Supply Chain segment operates regional dough manufacturing and food supply chain centers. The company was founded by James Monaghan and Thomas Stephen Monaghan in 1960 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

Yum! Brands, Inc. Restaurants - Louisville, Kentucky

Yum! Brands, Inc. is a quick service restaurant company, which engages in the development, operation, franchise, and licenses a system of restaurants. It operates through the following segments: KFC Division, Pizza Hut Division, and Taco Bell Division. The KFC Division segment comprises of all operations of the KFC concept. The Pizza Hut Division segment operates the Pizza Hut concept. The Taco Bell Division segment includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

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