Dunkin Brands, Inc.
Oct 20, 2016

Dunkin' Brands Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Third quarter highlights include:

  • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.0%
  • Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 0.9%
  • Added 115 net new restaurants worldwide, including 56 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
  • Revenues decreased 1.3%
  • Diluted EPS increased 18.8% to $0.57
  • Diluted adjusted EPS increased 15.4% to $0.60

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the third quarter ended September 24, 2016.

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"Our Dunkin' Donuts U.S. business delivered solid comps for the quarter, fueled by record-breaking beverage sales, with double-digit growth in the espresso and iced coffee categories. Other noteworthy achievements in the quarter included: surpassing 5 million members in our DD Perks® rewards program, which remains one of the fastest growing loyalty programs in the quick-service-restaurant industry; the opening of our 12,000th Dunkin' Donuts restaurant worldwide; the hiring of Dave Hoffmann, a leading restaurant executive, as our new Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada president; and the announcement that we will be launching a line of Dunkin' Donuts ready-to-drink iced coffee beverages nationwide in 2017," said Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO. "We are very pleased with the direction of the Company, and while we have much work to do, we are cautiously optimistic that our new five-part strategy for Dunkin' Donuts U.S., which focuses on coffee leadership, faster innovation, targeted value offers, digital leadership and an improved restaurant experience, will position the Company to see healthy growth in the months and years ahead."

"While the sale of our remaining company-operated restaurants drove a decline in revenues in the quarter, we are pleased to announce that we are now 100 percent franchised," said Paul Carbone, Dunkin' Brands Chief Financial Officer. "In regards to restaurant-level economics, we are particularly encouraged by first-year cash-on-cash returns that franchisees are experiencing in our high-opportunity West and Emerging markets. We will continue to focus on driving franchisee profitability by better serving the customer, building high-margin beverage sales, lowering store construction costs and simplifying store operations. Additionally, sales of Dunkin' Donuts- branded consumer goods through locations outside our restaurants, including our recently announced ready-to-drink iced coffee line, should drive Brand awareness, provide more opportunities for consumers to drink our coffee every day, and deliver profit-sharing income for our franchisees, including in our newest markets."

 

THIRD QUARTER 2016 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS







($ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding

September 24,
 2016

September 26,
 2015


$ / #


%

Systemwide sales1

$

2,821.0


2,653.8



167.2


6.3

%

Comparable store sales growth (decline):







DD U.S.

2.0

%

1.1

%





BR U.S.

(0.9)

%

7.5

%





DD International

(1.4)

%

0.8

%





BR International

(2.9)

%

(2.4)

%





Development data:







Consolidated global net POD development2

115


90



25


27.8

%

DD global PODs at period end

12,008


11,568



440


3.8

%

BR global PODs at period end

7,776


7,617



159


2.1

%

Consolidated global PODs at period end

19,784


19,185



599


3.1

%

Financial data:







Revenues

$

207.1


209.8



(2.7)


(1.3)

%

Operating income

109.4


99.8



9.6


9.6

%

Operating income margin

52.8

%

47.5

%





Adjusted operating income3

$

114.8


106.0



8.8


8.3

%

Adjusted operating income margin3

55.4

%

50.5

%





Net income

$

52.7


46.2



6.5


14.1

%

Adjusted net income3

56.0


50.2



5.8


11.5

%

Earnings per share:







Common-basic

0.58


0.49



0.09


18.4

%

Common-diluted

0.57


0.48



0.09


18.8

%

Diluted adjusted earnings per share3

0.60


0.52



0.08


15.4

%

Weighted average number of common shares - diluted (in millions)

92.6


96.0



(3.5)


(3.6)

%


1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees or licensees 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. Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, we began presenting systemwide sales rather than franchisee-reported sales, which excludes sales of company-operated restaurants, as we believe the systemwide sales information is a more complete metric in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance.


2 Consolidated global net POD development for the three months ended September 24, 2016 and September 26, 2015 reflects the previously-announced closing of 5 and 31 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations, respectively.


3 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. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" and "Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations" for further detail.

 

Global systemwide sales growth in the third quarter was primarily attributable to global store development and Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth (which includes stores open 78 weeks or more).

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth in the third quarter was driven by increased average ticket offset by a decline in traffic. Growth was driven by strong beverage sales, led by iced coffee, including Cold Brew, and hot and iced espresso-based beverages, as well as breakfast sandwiches, led by the Maple Sausage and the Belgian Waffle breakfast sandwiches.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales were negative during the third quarter driven by a decline in traffic offset by increased average ticket. Growth in sales of cups and cones led by Warm Cookie and Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches was more than offset by declines in beverages and sundaes.

In the third quarter, Dunkin' Brands franchisees and licensees opened 115 net new restaurants around the globe. This included 56 net new Dunkin' Donuts U.S. locations (including the closing of 5 Speedway self-serve coffee stations), 45 net new Baskin-Robbins International locations, 11 net new Dunkin' Donuts International locations, and 3 net new Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations. Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. franchisees remodeled 127 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 18 restaurants during the quarter.

Revenues for the third quarter decreased $2.7 million, or 1.3%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to a decrease in sales at company-operated restaurants driven by a net decrease in the number of company-operated restaurants, a decrease in franchise fees driven by declines in gross openings and renewal income, as well as a decrease in sales of ice cream and other products primarily to the Middle East. As of September 24, 2016, there were six points of distribution that were company-operated, all of which were sold subsequent to quarter end. These decreases in revenues were offset by increased royalty income as a result of systemwide sales growth. Also offsetting the decrease in total revenues were increased license fees related to the Dunkin' K-Cup® pod licensing agreement.

Operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter increased $9.6 million, or 9.6%, and $8.8 million, or 8.3%, respectively, from the prior year period primarily as a result of the increase in royalty income, as well as gains recognized in connection with the sale of company-operated restaurants and a reduction in general and administrative expenses driven primarily by a decrease in bad debt expense, offset by the decrease in franchise fees.

Net income and adjusted net income for the third quarter increased by $6.5 million, or 14.1%, and $5.8 million, or 11.5%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the increases in operating income and adjusted operating income of $9.6 million and $8.8 million, respectively, offset by an increase in income tax expense.

Diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share increased by 18.8% to $0.57 and 15.4% to $0.60, respectively, for the third quarter 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 third quarter of 2015, offset by the exercise of stock options.

THIRD QUARTER 2016 SEGMENT RESULTS

Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, certain segment profit amounts in the tables below have been reclassified as a result of the realignment of our organizational structure to better support our segment operations, including the allocation of previously unallocated costs. Additionally, revenues, segment profit, points of distribution information, and systemwide sales related to restaurants located in Puerto Rico were previously included in the Baskin-Robbins International segment, but are now included in the Baskin-Robbins U.S. segment based on functional responsibility. Prior period amounts in the tables below have been revised to reflect these changes for all periods presented.

 

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' Donuts U.S.


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


$ / #


%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Comparable store sales growth


2.0

%


1.1

%





Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

2,075.3



1,951.5



123.8


6.3

%










Revenues:









Royalty income


$

113,281



105,864



7,417


7.0

%

Franchise fees


9,852



12,666



(2,814)


(22.2)

%

Rental income


25,972



25,290



682


2.7

%

Sales at company-operated restaurants


1,611



7,293



(5,682)


(77.9)

%

Other revenues


1,709



3,257



(1,548)


(47.5)

%

Total revenues


$

152,425



154,370



(1,945)


(1.3)

%









Segment profit


$

119,434



113,197



6,237


5.5

%










Points of distribution


8,629



8,308



321


3.9

%

Gross openings


97



127



(30)


(23.6)

%

Net openings2


56



68



(12)


(17.6)

%


1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees or licensees as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail. Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, we began presenting systemwide sales rather than franchisee-reported sales, which excludes sales of company-operated restaurants.


2 Net openings for the three months ended September 24, 2016 and September 26, 2015 reflect the previously-announced closing of 5 and 31 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations, respectively.

 

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. third quarter revenues of $152.4 million represented a decrease of 1.3% compared to the prior year period. The decrease was primarily a result of a decline in sales at company-operated restaurants driven by a net decrease in the number of company-operated restaurants, as well as a decrease in franchise fees due to declines in renewal income and gross openings, and a decrease in other revenues driven primarily by a decline in refranchising gains. These decreases in revenues were offset by increased royalty income due to an increase in systemwide sales.

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. segment profit in the third quarter increased $6.2 million over the prior year period to $119.4 million, which was driven primarily by the increase in royalty income and an increase in other operating income due primarily to gains recognized in connection with the sale of company-operated restaurants, as well as a reduction in general and administrative expenses. These increases in segment profit were offset by the decreases in franchise fees and other revenues, as well as expenses incurred to record lease-related liabilities as a result of lease terminations.

 

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' Donuts International


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Comparable store sales growth (decline)


(1.4)

%


0.8

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

177.5



164.2



13.2


8.1

%









Revenues:








Royalty income


$

4,125



3,762



363


9.6

%

Franchise fees


323



850



(527)


(62.0)

%

Other revenues


1



14



(13)


(92.9)

%

Total revenues


$

4,449



4,626



(177)


(3.8)

%









Segment profit


$

705



1,000



(295)


(29.5)

%









Points of distribution


3,379



3,260



119


3.7

%

Gross openings


83



104



(21)


(20.2)

%

Net openings


11



40



(29)


(72.5)

%


1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees or licensees as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail.

 

Dunkin' Donuts International third quarter systemwide sales increased 8.1% from the prior year period driven primarily by sales growth in the Middle East, Europe, South America, Asia, and South Korea. Sales in South Korea were positively impacted by favorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 7%.

Dunkin' Donuts International third quarter revenues of $4.4 million represented a decrease of 3.8% from the prior year period. The decrease in revenues was primarily a result of a decline in franchise fees, offset by an increase in royalty income.

Segment profit for Dunkin' Donuts International decreased $0.3 million to $0.7 million in the third quarter primarily as a result of the decrease in revenues and an increase in general and administrative expenses driven primarily by an increase in bad debt expense, offset by an increase in net income from our South Korea joint venture.

 

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins U.S.


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Comparable store sales growth (decline)


(0.9)

%


7.5

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

178.2



179.5



(1.4)


(0.8)

%









Revenues:








Royalty income


$

8,499



8,529



(30)


(0.4)

%

Franchise fees


273



180



93


51.7

%

Rental income


787



667



120


18.0

%

Sales of ice cream and other products


805



684



121


17.7

%

Other revenues


3,417



3,520



(103)


(2.9)

%

Total revenues


$

13,781



13,580



201


1.5

%









Segment profit


$

11,085



9,774



1,311


13.4

%









Points of distribution


2,533



2,515



18


0.7

%

Gross openings


14



18



(4)


(22.2)

%

Net openings (closings)


3



(13)



16


n/m



1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees or licensees as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail. Additionally, the prior period has been revised to reflect a reclassification of systemwide sales generated in Puerto Rico from Baskin-Robbins International to Baskin-Robbins U.S.

 

Baskin-Robbins U.S. third quarter revenue increased 1.5% from the prior year period to $13.8 million due primarily to increases in rental income, sales of ice cream and other products, and franchise fees, offset by a decrease in other revenues driven by a decrease in licensing income.

Segment profit for Baskin-Robbins U.S. increased $1.3 million in the third quarter, or 13.4%, over the prior year period primarily as a result of a reduction in general and administrative expenses, due primarily to expenses incurred in the prior year period related to brand-building activities, as well as reductions in bad debt expense and incentive compensation.

 

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins International


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Comparable store sales decline


(2.9)

%


(2.4)

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

390.0



358.5



31.5


8.8

%









Revenues:








Royalty income


$

2,081



1,913



168


8.8

%

Franchise fees


205



149



56


37.6

%

Rental income


121



129



(8)


(6.2)

%

Sales of ice cream and other products


25,340



28,312



(2,972)


(10.5)

%

Other revenues


157



104



53


51.0

%

Total revenues


$

27,904



30,607



(2,703)


(8.8)

%









Segment profit


$

11,154



9,416



1,738


18.5

%









Points of distribution


5,243



5,102



141


2.8

%

Gross openings


116



110



6


5.5

%

Net openings (closings)


45



(5)



50


n/m



1 Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee- and company-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees or licensees as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail. Additionally, the prior period has been revised to reflect a reclassification of systemwide sales generated in Puerto Rico from Baskin-Robbins International to Baskin-Robbins U.S.

 

Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales increased 8.8% in the third quarter compared to the prior year period driven by sales growth in Japan and South Korea. Sales in both Japan and South Korea were positively impacted by favorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 2%.

Baskin-Robbins International third quarter revenues decreased 8.8% from the prior year period to $27.9 million due primarily to a decrease in sales of ice cream products to the Middle East, partially offset by an increase in royalty income. Systemwide sales and sales of ice cream products are not directly correlated within a given period due to the lag between shipment of products to licensees and retail sales at franchised restaurants, as well as the overall timing of deliveries between fiscal quarters.

Third quarter segment profit increased 18.5% from the prior year period to $11.2 million as a result of a decrease in general and administrative expenses driven by a reduction in bad debt expense, an increase in net income from our Japan joint venture, and an increase in royalty income. These increases in segment profit were offset by a decrease in net margin on ice cream driven primarily by a decline in sales volume.

COMPANY UPDATES

  • The Company today announced that the Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on November 30, 2016, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 21, 2016.
  • The Company announced on September 22, 2016, that David Hoffmann was named president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016. Mr. Hoffmann joins Dunkin' Brands after 22 years with McDonald's Corporation, where he most recently served as President, High Growth Markets, which included China, South Korea, Russia and several additional European markets. Mr. Hoffmann replaces Paul Twohig who, as previously announced, is retiring and will stay with the Company through the end of the first quarter 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. In his new position, Mr. Hoffmann is responsible for Dunkin' Donuts operations and marketing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
  • The Company announced on September 29, 2016, that it will launch a line of Dunkin' Donuts branded ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages in the United States in early 2017. The Coca-Cola Company will manufacture, distribute and sell the product. This marks Dunkin' Donuts' first entry into the RTD coffee category, which has enjoyed very strong growth over the past five years and represents $2.3 billion dollars in annual sales according to Nielsen.

FISCAL YEAR 2016 TARGETS

As described below, the Company is reiterating and updating certain targets regarding its 2016 expectations.

  • The Company continues to expect Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 0 to 2 percent. It now expects Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth to be slightly positive, as compared to previous guidance of 1 to 3 percent.
  • The Company now expects Dunkin' Donuts U.S. net development to be at the low end of the previously-provided range of 430 to 460 net new restaurants, excluding Speedway self-serve coffee station closures. The Company continues to expect Baskin-Robbins U.S. will add between 5 and 10 net new restaurants.
  • Internationally, the Company continues to target opening approximately 200 net new restaurants across the two brands.
  • The Company now expects net income of equity method investments to be slightly higher than 2015 full-year results of $12.6 million, as compared to previous guidance of slightly lower than 2015 full-year results. The update is primarily driven by the reduction of depreciation and amortization of its Japan joint venture as a result of the impairment charge recorded in fiscal year 2015.
  • The Company now expects revenue growth to be approximately 2 percent on a 53-week basis with the last week being worth approximately 100 basis points. The update is primarily driven by weaker-than-expected sales of ice cream products related to its Baskin-Robbins International segment.
  • The Company continues to expect GAAP operating income growth of between 27 and 30 percent and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.02 to $2.08 on a 53-week basis.
  • The Company continues to expect adjusted operating income growth of between 8 and 10 percent and diluted adjusted earnings per share of $2.20 to $2.22 on a 53-week basis.
  • The Company continues to expect full-year weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 93 million and a 38.5 percent effective tax rate.
  • Fiscal year 2016 is a 53-week year for the Company. The target ranges for GAAP operating income growth and adjusted operating income growth are applicable on both a 52- and 53-week basis. The impact of the 53rd week on GAAP diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share is approximately $0.03.

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."

Conference Call

As previously announced, Dunkin' Brands will be holding a conference call today at 8:00 am ET hosted by Nigel Travis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Carbone, Chief Financial Officer. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 71866621. 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 risk 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 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 inability to protect consumer credit card data 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- and company-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 "DD U.S. comparable store sales growth" and "BR U.S. comparable store sales growth," which are calculated by including only sales from franchisee- and company-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 "DD International comparable store sales growth" and "BR International comparable store sales growth," which are calculated by including only sales from franchisee- and company-operated restaurants that have been open at least 54 weeks and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year week.

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 19,000 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 third quarter 2016, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 12,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 7,700 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

 

 

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015










Revenues:









Franchise fees and royalty income


$

138,639



133,913



399,617



380,381


Rental income


26,880



26,121



75,874



76,283


Sales of ice cream and other products


26,568



29,554



86,425



88,032


Sales at company-operated restaurants


1,611



7,293



11,924



21,578


Other revenues


13,401



12,926



39,344



40,862


Total revenues


207,099



209,807



613,184



607,136


Operating costs and expenses:









Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants


15,881



13,686



42,691



40,921


Cost of ice cream and other products


18,384



19,788



58,445



58,010


Company-operated restaurant expenses


1,682



7,697



13,472



22,312


General and administrative expenses, net


59,374



61,433



184,028



187,622


Depreciation


5,050



5,177



15,361



15,278


Amortization of other intangible assets


5,397



6,161



16,726



18,542


Long-lived asset impairment charges


7





104



264


Total operating costs and expenses


105,775



113,942



330,827



342,949


Net income of equity method investments


5,467



4,059



12,148



10,957


Other operating income (loss), net


2,569



(161)



6,329



947


Operating income


109,360



99,763



300,834



276,091


Other income (expense), net:









Interest income


161



86



434



324


Interest expense


(24,603)



(24,786)



(74,456)



(72,045)


Loss on debt extinguishment and refinancing transactions








(20,554)


Other losses, net


(124)



(449)



(596)



(1,006)


Total other expense, net


(24,566)



(25,149)



(74,618)



(93,281)


Income before income taxes


84,794



74,614



226,216



182,810


Provision for income taxes


32,082



28,312



86,760



68,634


Net income including noncontrolling interests


52,712



46,302



139,456



114,176


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests




86





11


Net income attributable to Dunkin' Brands


$

52,712



46,216



139,456



114,165











Earnings per share—basic


$

0.58



0.49



1.52



1.18


Earnings per share—diluted


0.57



0.48



1.51



1.16


 

 

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



September 24,
 2016


December 26,
 2015

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

270,230



260,430


Restricted cash


70,734



71,917


Accounts, notes, and other receivables, net


83,379



128,360


Other current assets


89,364



97,117


Total current assets


513,707



557,824


Property and equipment, net


177,137



182,614


Equity method investments


123,174



106,878


Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


2,272,405



2,290,796


Other assets


59,172



59,007


Total assets


$

3,145,595



3,197,119


Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit





Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt


$

25,000



25,000


Accounts payable


17,669



18,663


Other current liabilities


289,469



375,129


Total current liabilities


332,138



418,792


Long-term debt, net


2,406,550



2,420,600


Deferred income taxes, net


469,787



476,510


Other long-term liabilities


104,345



101,960


Total long-term liabilities


2,980,682



2,999,070


Total stockholders' deficit


(167,225)



(220,743)


Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

3,145,595



3,197,119


 

 


DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Nine months ended



September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015






Net cash provided by operating activities


$

130,336



83,237


Cash flows from investing activities:





Additions to property and equipment


(10,358)



(23,700)


Proceeds from sale of real estate and company-operated restaurants


15,479



1,948


Other, net


(1,014)



(3,270)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


4,107



(25,022)


Cash flows from financing activities:





Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt




2,500,000


Repayment of long-term debt


(18,750)



(1,831,574)


Payment of debt issuance and other debt-related costs




(41,347)


Dividends paid on common stock


(82,326)



(76,013)


Repurchases of common stock, including accelerated share repurchases


(30,000)



(500,037)


Exercise of stock options


4,937



10,297


Change in restricted cash


73



(6,831)


Other, net


1,348



4,465


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


(124,718)



58,960


Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents


75



(725)


Increase in cash and cash equivalents


9,800



116,450


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


260,430



208,080


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

270,230



324,530


 

 


DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)




Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015


September 24,
2016


September 26,
2015

Operating income


$

109,360



99,763



300,834



276,091


Operating income margin


52.8

%


47.5

%


49.1

%


45.5

%

Adjustments:









Amortization of other intangible assets


$

5,397



6,161



16,726



18,542


Long-lived asset impairment charges


7





104



264


Transaction-related costs(a)




36



64



317


Bertico and related litigation(b)






(428)



(2,753)


Settlement of Canadian pension plan(c)








4,075


Adjusted operating income


$

114,764



105,960



317,300



296,536


Adjusted operating income margin


55.4

%


50.5

%


51.7

%


48.8

%










Net income attributable to Dunkin' Brands


$

52,712



46,216



139,456



114,165


Adjustments:









Amortization of other intangible assets


5,397



6,161



16,726



18,542


Long-lived asset impairment charges


7





104



264


Transaction-related costs(a)




36



64



317


Bertico and related litigation(b)






(428)



(2,753)


Settlement of Canadian pension plan(c)








4,075


Loss on debt extinguishment and refinancing transactions








20,554


Tax impact of adjustments(d)


(2,161)



(2,479)



(6,586)



(16,400)


Tax impact of legal entity conversion(e)




246





246


Adjusted net income


$

55,955



50,180



149,336



139,010











Adjusted net income


$

55,955



50,180



149,336



139,010


Weighted average number of common shares - diluted


92,565,695



96,023,211



92,545,292



98,134,053


Diluted adjusted earnings per share


$

0.60



0.52



1.61



1.42











(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility, which was completed in January 2015.

(b) Adjustment for the nine months ended September 24, 2016 represents a net reduction to legal reserves for the Bertico litigation based upon final agreement of interest and related costs associated with the judgment. Adjustment for the nine months ended September 26, 2015 represents a net reduction to legal reserves for the Bertico litigation and related matters, as a result of the Quebec Court of Appeals (Montreal) ruling to reduce the damages assessed against the Company in the Bertico litigation from approximately
C$16.4 million to approximately C$10.9 million, plus costs and interest.

(c) Represents costs incurred related to the final settlement of our Canadian pension plan as a result of the closure of our Canadian ice cream manufacturing plant in fiscal year 2012.

(d) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.

(e) Represents the net tax impact of converting Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. to Dunkin' Brands Canada ULC.

 

 


DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations (continued)

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Fiscal year ended


% Increase



December 31, 2016


December 26, 2015




Low


High


Actual


Low


High



(projected,
53 weeks)


(projected,
53 weeks)


(as reported,
52 weeks)





Operating income


$

406.7



416.4



319.6



27

%


30

%

Adjustments:











Amortization of other intangible assets


22.7



22.2



24.7






Long-lived asset impairment charges


3.5



0.3



0.6






Transaction-related costs(a)


0.6



0.1



0.4






Bertico and related litigation(b)


(0.4)



(0.4)



(2.8)






Settlement of Canadian pension plan(c)






4.1






Japan joint venture impairment, net(d)






53.9






Adjusted operating income


$

433.1



438.6



400.5



8

%


10

%












(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility, which was completed in January 2015.

(b) Adjustment for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 represents a net reduction to legal reserves for the Bertico litigation based upon final agreement of interest and related costs associated with the judgment. Adjustment for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2015 represents a net reduction to legal reserves for the Bertico litigation and related matters, as a result of the Quebec Court of Appeals (Montreal) ruling to reduce the damages assessed against the Company in the Bertico litigation from approximately C$16.4 million to approximately C$10.9 million, plus costs and interest.

(c) Represents costs incurred related to the final settlement of our Canadian pension plan as a result of the closure of our Canadian ice cream manufacturing plant in fiscal year 2012.

(d) Amount consists of an other-than-temporary impairment of the investment in the Japan joint venture of $54.3 million, less a reduction in depreciation and amortization of $0.4 million resulting from the allocation of the impairment charge to the underlying long-lived assets of the joint venture.

 

 




Fiscal year ended

December 31, 2016



Low


High



(projected,
53 weeks)


(projected,
53 weeks)

Diluted earnings per share


$

2.02



2.08


Adjustments:





Amortization of other intangible assets


0.24



0.24


Long-lived asset impairment charges


0.04




Transaction-related costs(e)


0.01




Tax impact of adjustments(f)


(0.11)



(0.10)


Diluted adjusted earnings per share


$

2.20



2.22







(e) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility, which was completed in January 2015.

(f) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.

 

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