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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 2, 2019
 

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
001-35258
20-4145825
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
130 Royall Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)
(781) 737-3000
(Registrant’s telephone number)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
Emerging Growth Company   ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Selection 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨
 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
DNKN
Nasdaq Global Select Market



Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 2, 2019, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and has been incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Item, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 2, 2019, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.3750 per common share quarterly cash dividend. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2019. The declaration of any future dividends is subject to the Board’s discretion. The full text of the Company’s press release issued today regarding this dividend is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
 
Press Release of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. dated May 2, 2019 regarding the release of quarterly financial results and other information.
 
 
Press Release of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. dated May 2, 2019 announcing the declaration of a $0.3750 quarterly cash dividend.




SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC.
 
 
By:
/s/ David Hoffmann
 
David Hoffmann
 
Chief Executive Officer
Date: May 2, 2019
 



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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Dunkin' Brands Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

First quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.4%
Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 2.8%
Added 34 net new Dunkin' locations in the U.S.; total of 8 net new Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins locations globally
Revenues increased 5.9%
Diluted EPS increased by 10.5% to $0.63
Diluted adjusted EPS increased by 8.1% to $0.67
    
CANTON, Mass. (May 2, 2019) - Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2019.
    
“While we are still in the early innings of the implementation of our Blueprint for Growth, Dunkin’ U.S. delivered a strong first quarter, including 5.5 percent systemwide sales growth and a 2.4 percent increase in comparable store sales, which was the largest quarterly comparable store sales increase in four years. This solid performance, across both morning and afternoon, was driven by consistent, compelling national value promotions and continued beverage sales momentum. In particular, the relaunch of our highly successful handcrafted espresso platform, without impacting our trademark speed of service, has demonstrated our ability to deliver on the commitment of ‘great coffee fast,'” said David Hoffmann, Dunkin’ Brands Chief Executive Officer and President of Dunkin’ U.S. “Going forward, the collaboration we have with our franchisees and licensees will remain our number one asset, and we will continue to work together to modernize our brands and deliver healthy growth.”
“Our first quarter financial performance included approximately 6 percent revenue growth and double-digit operating income growth,” said Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. "We completed a $1.7 billion placement of securitized debt on April 30 that replaced our 2015 notes and were pleased to maintain our overall blended fixed interest rate across all of the outstanding securitized debt under four percent. The refinancing provides strong fixed rates as well as flexibility to navigate future market environments."











FIRST QUARTER 2019 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Unaudited, $ in millions, except per share data)
Three months ended
 
Increase (Decrease)
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March 30,
2019
March 31, 2018
 
$ / #
%
Financial data:
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$
319.1

301.3

 
17.7

5.9
 %
Operating income
101.4

89.8

 
11.5

12.8
 %
Operating income margin
31.8
 %
29.8
 %
 
 
 
Adjusted operating income(1)
$
106.3

95.7

 
10.6

11.1
 %
Adjusted operating income margin(1)
33.3
 %
31.8
 %
 
 
 
Net income
$
52.3

50.2

 
2.2

4.3
 %
Adjusted net income(1)
55.9

54.4

 
1.5

2.8
 %
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
Common–basic
0.63

0.58

 
0.05

8.6
 %
Common–diluted
0.63

0.57

 
0.06

10.5
 %
Diluted adjusted earnings per share(1)
0.67

0.62

 
0.05

8.1
 %
Weighted average number of common shares – diluted (in millions)
83.4

87.9

 
(4.4
)
(5.1
)%
Systemwide sales(2)
$
2,768.2

2,660.0

 
108.2

4.1
 %
Comparable store sales growth (decline):
 
 
 
 
 
Dunkin' U.S.
2.4
 %
(0.5
)%
 
 
 
BR U.S.
(2.8
)%
(1.0
)%
 
 
 
Dunkin' International
2.9
 %
2.1
 %
 
 
 
BR International
(2.0
)%
10.0
 %
 
 
 
Development data:
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated global net POD development
8

71

 
(63
)
(88.7
)%
Dunkin' global PODs at period end
12,900

12,598

 
302

2.4
 %
BR global PODs at period end
8,020

7,993

 
27

0.3
 %
Consolidated global PODs at period end
20,920

20,591

 
329

1.6
 %
(1) Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, and adjusted net income are non-GAAP measures reflecting operating income and net income adjusted for amortization of intangible assets, long-lived asset impairments, and certain other items, net of the tax impact of such adjustments in the case of adjusted net income. Diluted adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP measure calculated using adjusted net income. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” and “Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations” for further detail.
(2) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.
Global systemwide sales growth of 4.1% in the first quarter was primarily attributable to global store development, Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth, and Dunkin' International comparable store sales growth.
Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales grew 2.4% in the first quarter as an increase in average ticket was partially offset by a decrease in traffic. The increase in average ticket was driven by strategic pricing increases coupled with favorable mix shift to premium priced espresso and frozen beverages, as well as our Go2s value breakfast sandwich platform.
Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales declined 2.8% in the first quarter as a decrease in traffic was partially offset by an increase in average ticket. Unfavorable weather impact of more than 300 basis points significantly affected all product categories in the first quarter. The increase in average ticket was driven by strategic pricing increases coupled with favorable mix shift to beverages, take home quarts, and desserts.





In the first quarter, Dunkin' Brands franchisees and licensees opened 8 net new restaurants globally. This included 34 net new Dunkin' U.S. locations, offset by net closures of 18 Baskin-Robbins International locations, 5 Dunkin' International locations, and 3 Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations. Additionally, Dunkin' U.S. franchisees remodeled 33 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 8 restaurants during the quarter.
Revenues for the first quarter increased $17.7 million, or 5.9%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to increases in royalty income and advertising fees as a result of systemwide sales growth, as well as an increase in rental income. The increase in rental income resulted from the adoption of a new lease accounting standard in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which requires gross presentation of certain lease costs that the Company passes through to franchisees. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.
Operating income and adjusted operating income for the first quarter increased $11.5 million, or 12.8%, and $10.6 million, or 11.1%, respectively, from the prior year period primarily as a result of the increase in royalty income and a reduction in general and administrative expenses due primarily to a decrease in personnel costs.
Net income and adjusted net income for the first quarter increased by $2.2 million, or 4.3%, and $1.5 million, or 2.8%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the increases in operating income and adjusted operating income, respectively, offset by an increase in income tax expense primarily driven by excess tax benefits from share-based compensation of $1.2 million compared to $7.6 million in the prior year period and the increase in income in the current period. 
Diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the first quarter increased by 10.5% to $0.63 and 8.1% to $0.67, respectively, compared to the prior year period as a result of the increases in net income and adjusted net income, respectively, as well as a decrease in shares outstanding. The decrease in shares outstanding from the prior year period was due primarily to the repurchase of shares since the beginning of the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, offset by the exercise of stock options. Excluding the impact of recognized excess tax benefits, both diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share would have been lower by approximately $0.01 and $0.09 for the first quarter of fiscal years 2019 and 2018, respectively.






FIRST QUARTER 2019 SEGMENT RESULTS
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Increase (Decrease)
Dunkin' U.S.
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
117,097

 
110,833

 
6,264

5.7
 %
Franchise fees
 
3,626

 
4,707

 
(1,081
)
(23.0
)%
Rental income
 
27,848

 
23,591

 
4,257

18.0
 %
Other revenues
 
1,174

 
780

 
394

50.5
 %
Total revenues
 
$
149,745

 
139,911

 
9,834

7.0
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
111,034

 
105,063

 
5,971

5.7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth
 
2.4
%
 
(0.5
)%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
2,126.3

 
2,015.9

 
110.3

5.5
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution
 
9,453

 
9,197

 
256

2.8
 %
Gross openings
 
69

 
93

 
(24
)
(25.8
)%
Net openings
 
34

 
56

 
(22
)
(39.3
)%
(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.
Dunkin' U.S. first quarter revenues of $149.7 million represented an increase of 7.0% compared to the prior year period. The increase was primarily a result of an increase in royalty income driven by systemwide sales growth, as well as an increase in rental income, offset by a decrease in franchise fees due primarily to franchisee incentives provided in fiscal year 2018 as part of the investments in the Dunkin' U.S. Blueprint for Growth that are being recognized over the remaining term of each respective franchise agreement. The increase in rental income resulted from the adoption of the new lease accounting standard in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.
Dunkin' U.S. segment profit in the first quarter increased to $111.0 million, an increase of $6.0 million over the prior year period, driven primarily by the increase in royalty income and a decrease in general and administrative expenses due primarily to a decrease in personnel costs, offset by the decrease in franchise fees.






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Increase (Decrease)
Dunkin' International
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
5,913

 
4,938

 
975

19.7
 %
Franchise fees
 
865

 
448

 
417

93.1
 %
Other revenues
 
73

 
(21
)
 
94

n/m

Total revenues
 
$
6,851

 
5,365

 
1,486

27.7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
4,831

 
3,206

 
1,625

50.7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth
 
2.9
%
 
2.1
%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
198.9

 
190.2

 
8.7

4.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution
 
3,447

 
3,401

 
46

1.4
 %
Gross openings
 
72

 
86

 
(14
)
(16.3
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(5
)
 
4

 
(9
)
(225.0
)%
(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.
Dunkin' International first quarter systemwide sales increased 4.6% from the prior year period driven by sales growth in the Middle East. Sales across all regions were negatively impacted by unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 9%.
Dunkin' International first quarter revenues of $6.9 million represented an increase of 27.7% from the prior year period. The increase in revenues was primarily a result of an increase in royalty income driven by a recovery of prior period royalties, as well as an increase in franchise fees due primarily to additional deferred revenue recognized in the current period upon closure of restaurants.
Segment profit for Dunkin' International increased $1.6 million to $4.8 million in the first quarter primarily as a result of the increase in revenues and a decrease in net loss from our South Korea joint venture.





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Increase (Decrease)
Baskin-Robbins U.S.
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
6,103

 
6,409

 
(306
)
(4.8
)%
Franchise fees
 
312

 
289

 
23

8.0
 %
Rental income
 
960

 
767

 
193

25.2
 %
Sales of ice cream and other products
 
671

 
678

 
(7
)
(1.0
)%
Other revenues
 
2,231

 
2,370

 
(139
)
(5.9
)%
Total revenues
 
$
10,277

 
10,513

 
(236
)
(2.2
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
6,323

 
7,235

 
(912
)
(12.6
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales decline
 
(2.8
)%
 
(1.0
)%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
128.5

 
132.7

 
(4.2
)
(3.2
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution
 
2,547

 
2,566

 
(19
)
(0.7
)%
Gross openings
 
12

 
16

 
(4
)
(25.0
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(3
)
 
6

 
(9
)
(150.0
)%
(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.
Baskin-Robbins U.S. first quarter revenues decreased 2.2% from the prior year period to $10.3 million due primarily to a decrease in royalty income driven by a systemwide sales decline, as well as a decrease in other revenues, offset by an increase in rental income. The increase in rental income resulted from the adoption of the new lease accounting standard in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.
Segment profit for Baskin-Robbins U.S. decreased to $6.3 million in the first quarter, a decrease of 12.6%, primarily as a result of the decreases in royalty income and other revenues, as well as an increase in general and administrative expenses.






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Increase (Decrease)
Baskin-Robbins International
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
1,905

 
1,543

 
362

23.5
 %
Franchise fees
 
358

 
206

 
152

73.8
 %
Rental income
 
220

 
120

 
100

83.3
 %
Sales of ice cream and other products
 
23,075

 
23,972

 
(897
)
(3.7
)%
Other revenues
 
21

 
47

 
(26
)
(55.3
)%
Total revenues
 
$
25,579

 
25,888

 
(309
)
(1.2
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
7,802

 
7,441

 
361

4.9
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth (decline)
 
(2.0
)%
 
10.0
%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
314.6

 
321.2

 
(6.6
)
(2.0
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution
 
5,473

 
5,427

 
46

0.8
 %
Gross openings
 
77

 
87

 
(10
)
(11.5
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(18
)
 
5

 
(23
)
(460.0
)%
(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See “Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data” for further detail.
Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales decreased 2.0% in the first quarter compared to the prior year period driven by a sales decline in Japan, offset by sales growth in South Korea. Sales across all regions were negatively impacted by unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 2%.
Baskin-Robbins International first quarter revenues of $25.6 million represented a decrease of 1.2% from the prior year period due primarily to a decrease in sales of ice cream and other products, offset by increases in royalty income, franchise fees, and rental income. Systemwide sales and sales of ice cream products are not directly correlated within a given period due to certain licensees sourcing their own ice cream products, the lag between shipment of products to licensees and retail sales at franchised restaurants, and the overall timing of deliveries between fiscal quarters. The increase in franchise fees was due primarily to additional deferred revenue recognized in the current period upon closure of restaurants.
First quarter segment profit increased 4.9% from the prior year period to $7.8 million primarily as a result of the increases in royalty income and franchise fees, as well as an increase in net income from our South Korea joint venture, offset by an increase in net loss from our Japan joint venture and a decrease in net margin on ice cream driven primarily by a decrease in sales volume.






 
 
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Increase (Decrease)
U.S. Advertising Funds
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31,
2018
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advertising fees and related income
 
$
108,642

 
104,167

 
4,475

4.3
%
Total revenues
 
$
108,642

 
104,167

 
4,475

4.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$

 

 

%
U.S. Advertising Funds first quarter revenues of $108.6 million represented an increase of 4.3% compared to the prior year period driven primarily by Dunkin' U.S. systemwide sales growth. Expenses for the U.S. Advertising Funds were equivalent to revenues in each period, resulting in no segment profit.

COMPANY UPDATES
The Company today announced that the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.3750 per share, payable on June 12, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2019.
On April 30, 2019, the Company completed its previously announced debt refinancing transaction, with the placement by its special purpose subsidiary of a new series of $1.85 billion of securitized notes, consisting of $1.7 billion of senior secured notes with anticipated repayment dates of 4.75 years ($600 million), 7 years ($400 million), and 10 years ($700 million) and a new variable funding note facility ($150 million), which replaces the Company's existing variable funding note facility. The proceeds from the placement of the new notes were used to prepay and retire all of the outstanding notes issued in 2015, and to pay transaction fees. The Company's new annualized net interest expense is approximately $122 million, based on a blended rate of 3.978 percent, on $3.1 billion in securitized debt.

FISCAL YEAR 2019 TARGETS
As described below, the Company is reiterating and updating certain of its 2019 performance targets.
The Company continues to expect low-single digit comparable store sales growth for Dunkin' U.S. and Baskin-Robbins U.S.
The Company continues to expect to be at the low end of the range of 200 to 250 net new Dunkin' U.S. units. It expects new Dunkin' U.S. restaurants opened in 2019 will contribute at least $130 million in systemwide sales in 2019.
The Company continues to expect Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees to close approximately ten net units.
The Company continues to expect low-to-mid single digit percent revenue growth.
The Company continues to expect low-to-mid single digit percent other revenue growth driven by consumer packaged goods.
The Company continues to expect ice cream margin dollars to be flat compared to 2018 from a profit dollar standpoint.
The Company continues to expect net income of equity method investments (JV net income) to be flat compared to 2018.





The Company continues to expect a mid-single digit percent reduction to general and administrative expenses.
The Company continues to expect mid-to-high single digit percent operating and adjusted operating income growth.
The Company continues to expect its full-year effective tax rate to be approximately 28% and net interest expense to be approximately $122 million. The tax guidance excludes any potential future impact from material excess tax benefits in 2019.
The Company continues to expect full-year weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 84 million.
The Company now expects GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.63 to $2.72 (previously $2.74 to $2.83) and continues to expect diluted adjusted earnings per share of $2.94 to $2.99.
The Company continues to expect capital expenditures to be approximately $40 million.

The foregoing non-GAAP forward-looking financial measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables “Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Adoption of New Accounting Standard
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued new guidance for lease accounting, which replaces existing lease accounting guidance. The Company adopted this new guidance in fiscal year 2019 using the modified retrospective transition method, and elected the option to not restate comparative periods in the year of adoption, including amounts as of December 29, 2018 and for the three months ended March 31, 2018 included herein. As a result of adopting this new guidance in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company recognized operating lease assets and liabilities of $380.2 million and $426.4 million, respectively, as of March 30, 2019. The adoption of this new guidance also resulted in the recognition of additional rental income and occupancy expenses–franchised restaurants of $4.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 related to certain lease costs that the Company passes through to franchisees. Additionally, amortization of certain lease intangible assets, previously recorded within amortization of other intangible assets, is now recorded as part of the amortization of operating lease assets within occupancy expenses–franchised restaurants. Amortization of other intangible assets in the first quarter of 2018 includes $0.7 million of amortization expense related to these lease intangible assets. Additional information regarding the Company's adoption of the new lease accounting guidance is contained in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2019.






Conference Call
As previously announced, Dunkin' Brands will be holding a conference call today at 8:00 am ET hosted by David Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dunkin' U.S., and Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 2849259. Dunkin' Brands will broadcast the conference call live over the Internet at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com.
The Company's consolidated statements of operations, condensed consolidated balance sheets, condensed consolidated statements of cash flows and other additional information have been provided with this press release. This information should be reviewed in conjunction with this press release.
Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations.  Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” or “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.   By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the ongoing level of profitability of franchisees and licensees; our franchisees' and licensees' ability to sustain same store sales growth; changes in working relationships with our franchisees and licensees and the actions of our franchisees and licensees; our master franchisees' relationships with sub-franchisees; the success of our investments in the Dunkin' U.S. Blueprint for Growth; the strength of our brand in the markets in which we compete; changes in competition within the quick-service restaurant segment of the food industry; changes in consumer behavior resulting from changes in technologies or alternative methods of delivery; economic and political conditions in the countries where we operate; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the impact of seasonal changes, including weather effects, on our business; the success of our growth strategy and international development; changes in commodity and food prices, particularly coffee, dairy products and sugar, and other operating costs; shortages of coffee; failure of our network and information technology systems; interruptions or shortages in the supply of products to our franchisees and licensees; the impact of food borne-illness or food safety issues or adverse public or media opinions regarding the health effects of consuming our products; our ability to collect royalty payments from our franchisees and licensees; the ability of our franchisees and licensees to open new restaurants and keep existing restaurants in operation; our ability to retain key personnel; any failure to protect consumer payment card data or other personally identifiable information; and catastrophic events.

Forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis as of the date of this press release.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are more fully described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the section headed “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP measurements such as adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share, which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance measures for the purpose of evaluating performance internally. We also believe these non-GAAP measures provide our investors with useful information regarding our historical operating results. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Use of the terms adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share may differ from similar measures reported by other companies. These non-GAAP





measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables “Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Additionally, the Company has included metrics such as systemwide sales and comparable store sales growth, which are commonly used statistical measures in the quick service restaurant industry and are important to understanding the Company's performance.

Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.

The Company uses “Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth (decline)” and “BR U.S. comparable store sales growth (decline),” which are calculated by including only sales from franchisee-operated restaurants that have been open at least 78 weeks and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year week.

The Company uses “Dunkin' International comparable store sales growth (decline)” and "BR International comparable store sales growth (decline)," which generally represents the growth in local currency average monthly sales for franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures, that have been open at least 13 months and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year month.

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,900 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the first quarter 2019, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included 12,900 Dunkin' restaurants and more than 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.





Contact(s):
Stacey Caravella (Investors)
 
Karen Raskopf (Media)
Sr. Director, IR & Market Intelligence
 
SVP, Corporate Communications
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
 
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
investor.relations@dunkinbrands.com
 
karen.raskopf@dunkinbrands.com
781-737-3200
 
781-737-5200






DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended
 
 
March 30, 2019
 
March 31, 2018
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
Franchise fees and royalty income(1)
 
$
139,328

 
132,507

Advertising fees and related income
 
117,198

 
111,007

Rental income(2)
 
29,028

 
24,478

Sales of ice cream and other products(1)
 
20,733

 
21,777

Other revenues
 
12,804

 
11,573

Total revenues
 
319,091

 
301,342

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants(2)
 
19,475

 
13,980

Cost of ice cream and other products
 
16,640

 
16,864

Advertising expenses
 
118,091

 
111,972

General and administrative expenses, net
 
56,203

 
59,824

Depreciation
 
4,621

 
5,033

Amortization of other intangible assets(2)
 
4,633

 
5,375

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
323

 
501

Total operating costs and expenses
 
219,986

 
213,549

Net income of equity method investments
 
2,230

 
2,033

Other operating income, net
 
37

 
5

Operating income
 
101,372

 
89,831

Other income (expense), net:
 
 
 
 
Interest income
 
1,831

 
1,642

Interest expense
 
(32,129
)
 
(32,477
)
Other loss, net
 
(4
)
 
(327
)
Total other expense, net
 
(30,302
)
 
(31,162
)
Income before income taxes
 
71,070

 
58,669

Provision for income taxes
 
18,747

 
8,517

Net income
 
$
52,323

 
50,152

 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share—basic
 
$
0.63

 
0.58

Earnings per share—diluted
 
0.63

 
0.57

(1) For each of the three months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018, $3.1 million of sales of ice cream and other products have been allocated to franchise fees and royalty income as consideration for the use of the franchise license.
(2) The Company adopted new guidance for lease accounting in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 on a modified retrospective transition method and elected the option to not restate comparative periods. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.






DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
March 30,
2019
 
December 29,
 2018
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
458,708

 
517,594

Restricted cash
 
79,555

 
79,008

Accounts receivable, net
 
78,246

 
75,963

Notes and other receivables, net
 
36,209

 
64,412

Prepaid income taxes
 
17,386

 
27,005

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
51,865

 
49,491

Total current assets
 
721,969

 
813,473

Property, equipment, and software, net
 
204,120

 
209,202

Operating lease assets(1)
 
380,209

 

Equity method investments
 
142,156

 
146,395

Goodwill
 
888,276

 
888,265

Other intangible assets, net
 
1,316,543

 
1,334,767

Other assets
 
72,100

 
64,479

Total assets
 
$
3,725,373

 
3,456,581

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
$
26,900

 
31,650

Operating lease liabilities(1)
 
33,146

 

Accounts payable
 
51,552

 
80,037

Deferred revenue
 
35,922

 
38,541

Other current liabilities
 
321,162

 
389,353

Total current liabilities
 
468,682

 
539,581

Long-term debt, net
 
3,008,745

 
3,010,626

Operating lease liabilities(1)
 
393,235

 

Deferred revenue
 
325,103

 
331,980

Deferred income taxes, net
 
198,597

 
204,027

Other long-term liabilities
 
22,304

 
83,164

Total long-term liabilities
 
3,947,984

 
3,629,797

Stockholders' deficit:
 
 
 
 
Common stock
 
83

 
82

Additional paid-in capital
 
618,326

 
642,017

Treasury stock, at cost
 
(3,291
)
 
(1,060
)
Accumulated deficit
 
(1,288,758
)
 
(1,338,709
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
(17,653
)
 
(15,127
)
Total stockholders’ deficit
 
(691,293
)
 
(712,797
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit
 
$
3,725,373

 
3,456,581

(1) The Company adopted new guidance for lease accounting in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 on a modified retrospective transition method and elected the option to not restate comparative periods. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.






DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended
 
 
March 30,
2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
 
$
(15,992
)
 
(16,203
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Additions to property and equipment
 
(1,946
)
 
(5,803
)
Other, net
 
(304
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(2,250
)
 
(5,803
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Repayment of long-term debt
 
(7,912
)
 
(7,875
)
Dividends paid on common stock
 
(30,975
)
 
(28,639
)
Repurchases of common stock, including accelerated share repurchases
 
(129
)
 
(650,368
)
Exercise of stock options
 
3,830

 
18,175

Other, net
 
(5,065
)
 
(731
)
Net cash used in financing activities
 
(40,251
)
 
(669,438
)
Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
 
89

 
64

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
 
(58,404
)
 
(691,380
)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period
 
598,321

 
1,114,099

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period
 
$
539,917

 
422,719






    
DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended
 
 
March 30, 2019
 
March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
$
101,372

 
89,831

Operating income margin
 
31.8
%
 
29.8
%
Adjustments:
 


 


Amortization of other intangible assets
 
$
4,633

 
5,375

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
323

 
501

Adjusted operating income
 
$
106,328

 
95,707

Adjusted operating income margin
 
33.3
%
 
31.8
%
 
 


 


Net income
 
$
52,323

 
50,152

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
Amortization of other intangible assets
 
4,633

 
5,375

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
323

 
501

Tax impact of adjustments(1)
 
(1,388
)
 
(1,645
)
Adjusted net income
 
$
55,891

 
54,383

 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income
 
$
55,891

 
54,383

Weighted average number of common shares – diluted
 
83,432,042

 
87,877,254

Diluted adjusted earnings per share
 
$
0.67

 
0.62

 
 
 
 
 
(1) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 28% effective tax rate.






DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Reconciliations (continued)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Fiscal year ended
December 28, 2019
 
 
Low
 
High
 
 
(projected)
 
(projected)
Diluted earnings per share
 
$
2.63

 
2.72

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
Amortization of other intangible assets
 
0.23

 
0.22

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
0.04

 

Loss on debt extinguishment and refinancing transactions
 
0.16

 
0.15

Tax impact of adjustments(1)
 
(0.12
)
 
(0.10
)
Diluted adjusted earnings per share
 
$
2.94

 
2.99

 
 
 
 
 
(1) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 28% effective tax rate.



Exhibit

Exhibit 99.2
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Dunkin’ Brands Announces Second Quarter Cash Dividend
  
CANTON, Mass. (May 2, 2019) – Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The dividend of $0.3750 per share of common stock is payable on June 12, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2019.

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About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,900 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the first quarter 2019, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included 12,900 Dunkin' restaurants and more than 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.



Contact(s):

Stacey Caravella (Investors)
 
Michelle King (Media)
Sr. Director, IR & Competitive Intelligence
 
Sr. Director, Global Public Relations
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
 
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
investor.relations@dunkinbrands.com
 
michelle.king@dunkinbrands.com
781-737-3200
 
781-737-5200