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Wingstop Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Wingstop shares (WING) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wingstop employs 209 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$224.6 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Wingstop's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$129.91, which is 23.28% up on its pre-crash value of USD$99.67 and 193.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$44.27.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Wingstop shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$680.32 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,408.22.
|Latest market close||USD$129.91|
|52-week range||USD$44.27 - USD$170|
|50-day moving average||USD$137.77|
|200-day moving average||USD$132.7865|
|Wall St. target price||USD$162.43|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.56 (0.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.96|
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|1 week (2020-10-23)||2.69%|
|1 month (2020-10-01)||-7.43%|
|3 months (2020-07-31)||-16.86%|
|6 months (2020-05-01)||9.92%|
|1 year (2019-10-31)||55.71%|
|2 years (2018-10-31)||107.46%|
|3 years (2017-10-31)||283.55%|
|5 years (2015-10-30)||461.65%|
Valuing Wingstop stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wingstop's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Wingstop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 139x. In other words, Wingstop shares trade at around 139x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Wingstop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.2202. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Wingstop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Wingstop's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$62 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Wingstop's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$224.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||25%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$105.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||19.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.5 million Wingstop shares held short by investors – that's known as Wingstop's "short interest". This figure is 23.6% down from 3.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wingstop shares can be evaluated.
Wingstop's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wingstop shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wingstop shares traded daily (recently around 899295.34050179). Wingstop's SIR currently stands at 2.79. In other words for every 100,000 Wingstop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2790 shares are currently held short.
However Wingstop's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wingstop shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wingstop shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wingstop's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wingstop shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1178% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wingstop shares, roughly 118 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Wingstop.
Find out more about how you can short Wingstop stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 47% of net profits
Recently Wingstop has paid out, on average, around 47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wingstop shareholders could enjoy a 0.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wingstop's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.
While Wingstop's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Wingstop may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Wingstop's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Wingstop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.27 up to $170. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Wingstop's is 1.0596. This would suggest that Wingstop's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 June 30, 2020, the company operated and franchised 1,400 worldwide. Wingstop Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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