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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): July 30, 2020
 

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)


 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
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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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.  




Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On July 30, 2020, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 27, 2020. 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 July 30, 2020, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.4025 per common share quarterly cash dividend. The dividend is payable on September 9, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2020. 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 July 30, 2020 regarding the release of quarterly financial results and other information.
 
 
Press Release of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. dated July 30, 2020 announcing the declaration of a $0.4025 quarterly cash dividend.
 
 
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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/ Katherine D. Jaspon
 
Katherine D. Jaspon
 
Chief Financial Officer
Date: July 30, 2020
 



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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Dunkin' Brands Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Second quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales decline of 18.7%, which improved sequentially in each month of the quarter
Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 6.0%, which improved sequentially in each month of the quarter
Net closure of 229 Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins locations globally, inclusive of 180 Baskin-Robbins International locations; net closure of 40 Dunkin' U.S. locations, inclusive of the closure of 10 Speedway locations
Revenues decreased by 20.0%
Diluted EPS decreased by 38.0% to $0.44
Diluted adjusted EPS decreased by 43.0% to $0.49
The Company's Board of Directors announced the reinstatement of its dividend program
The Company ended the second quarter with $291 million of unrestricted cash held in the U.S., excluding cash reserved for gift cards and advertising funds

    
CANTON, Mass. (July 30, 2020) - Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020.
"For Dunkin' U.S., same store sales improved sequentially throughout the quarter, largely as a result of our ability to pivot quickly and introduce new menu items designed to appeal to customers who are now visiting us later in the day. Our digital platform -- a cornerstone of our Dunkin' Blueprint for Growth -- drove significant customer engagement and rapid recovery during the quarter, and last week we announced the hiring of a Chief Digital & Strategy Officer to accelerate our digital future," said Dave Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. "We are extremely proud of our great franchisees who kept the vast majority of our restaurants open during the quarter and really stepped up with a sense of urgency and grit to keep their team members employed, our guests served, and their communities running."
"This morning we announced that our Board of Directors has reinstated our dividend program, and authorized and declared a quarterly dividend for the third quarter. The reinstatement of our dividend reflects the overall financial health of Dunkin’ Brands and our commitment to shareholders," said Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. "In addition, the Company repaid all of its borrowings under its variable funding notes during the second quarter and ended the quarter with a strong cash balance to provide ongoing financial flexibility. Given the strength and stability of our franchised model, coupled with our franchisees' ongoing business recovery, we remain confident in our ability to maintain appropriate liquidity through the current crisis."

    





SECOND QUARTER 2020 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Unaudited, $ in millions, except per share data)
Three months ended
 
Increase (Decrease)
Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding
June 27,
2020
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
Financial data:
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$
287.4

359.3

 
(72.0
)
(20.0
)%
Operating income
81.6

122.7

 
(41.0
)
(33.5
)%
Operating income margin
28.4
 %
34.1
 %
 
 
 
Adjusted operating income(1)
$
86.7

127.3

 
(40.6
)
(31.9
)%
Adjusted operating income margin(1)
30.2
 %
35.4
 %
 
 
 
Net income
$
36.5

59.6

 
(23.2
)
(38.9
)%
Adjusted net income(1)
40.1

72.4

 
(32.3
)
(44.6
)%
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
Common–basic
0.44

0.72

 
(0.28
)
(38.9
)%
Common–diluted
0.44

0.71

 
(0.27
)
(38.0
)%
Diluted adjusted earnings per share(1)
0.49

0.86

 
(0.37
)
(43.0
)%
Weighted-average number of common shares – diluted (in millions)
82.6

83.7

 
(1.1
)
(1.3
)%
Systemwide sales(2)
$
2,491.7

3,144.6

 
(652.9
)
(20.8
)%
Comparable store sales growth (decline):
 
 
 
 
 
Dunkin' U.S.
(18.7
)%
1.7
 %
 
 
 
BR U.S.
(6.0
)%
(1.4
)%
 
 
 
Dunkin' International
(34.9
)%
5.6
 %
 
 
 
BR International
(5.3
)%
3.2
 %
 
 
 
Development data:
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated global net POD development(3)
(229
)
109

 
(338
)
(310.1
)%
Dunkin' global PODs at period end(4)
13,125

12,957

 
168

1.3
 %
BR global PODs at period end(4)
7,981

8,072

 
(91
)
(1.1
)%
Consolidated global PODs at period end(4)
21,106

21,029

 
77

0.4
 %
(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, and long-lived asset impairments, 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.
(3) Consolidated global net POD development for the three months ended June 27, 2020 reflects the previously-announced closing of 10 limited-menu Dunkin’ Speedway locations under a termination agreement entered into with Speedway in February 2020.
(4) Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

Global systemwide sales decline of 20.8% in the second quarter was primarily attributable to global comparable store sales declines and permanent and temporary restaurant closures as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic had an unfavorable impact on systemwide sales for each of our segments in the second quarter.
Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales declined 18.7% in the second quarter as a decline in traffic driven by the COVID-19 pandemic was partially offset by an increase in average ticket. The increase in average ticket was driven by favorable mix shift to family-size bulk orders and snacking attachment, as well as premium priced cold beverages, espresso, and other specialty beverages, and partially offset by increased discounting driven by both national and local value platforms. Comparable store sales improved sequentially in each month of the second quarter. Comparable store sales would have been approximately 480 basis points lower if temporarily closed restaurants were included.





Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales declined 6.0% in the second quarter as a decline in traffic driven by the COVID-19 pandemic was partially offset by an increase in average ticket. The increase in average ticket was driven by strength of take home products, specifically ice cream quarts and cakes. Comparable store sales improved sequentially in each month of the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Dunkin' Brands franchisees and licensees had net closures of 229 restaurants globally. This included net closures of 40 Dunkin' U.S. locations (inclusive of the closure of 10 Speedway locations), 7 Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations, 2 Dunkin' International locations, and 180 Baskin-Robbins International locations primarily driven by Japan, Russia, and India. Dunkin' U.S. franchisees remodeled 34 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 12 restaurants during the quarter.
Revenues for the second quarter decreased $72.0 million, or 20.0%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to decreases in royalty income and advertising fees driven by a decline in systemwide sales, primarily for the Dunkin' U.S. segment. Royalty income for the second quarter also reflects a reduction of revenue of approximately $8 million related to corporate financial relief provided to franchisees most significantly impacted by the pandemic. Also contributing to the decrease in revenues was a decrease in rental income as the second quarter reflects the impact of rent waivers being provided to our franchisees of approximately $3 million and a decline in variable rental income due to the decline in systemwide sales, as well as a decrease in sales of ice cream and other products.
Operating income and adjusted operating income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 decreased $41.0 million, or 33.5%, and $40.6 million, or 31.9%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the decrease in royalty income and a decrease in rental margin, which includes approximately $2 million of unfavorable impact from rent waivers being provided to our franchisees, net of waivers received from landlords. These decreases in operating income and adjusted operating income were offset by a decrease in general and administrative expenses, including a decrease in incentive compensation and reduced non-essential spending in the current year period to preserve financial flexibility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Net income and adjusted net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 decreased by $23.2 million, or 38.9%, and $32.3 million, or 44.6%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the decreases in operating income and adjusted operating income, respectively, as well as a decrease in interest income earned on our cash balances, offset by a decrease in income tax expense. The decrease in income tax expense was driven primarily by the decrease in income in the current year period, offset by excess tax benefits of $1.5 million in the prior year period compared to an immaterial amount recognized in the current year period. Also offsetting the decrease in operating income was a $13.1 million loss on debt extinguishment recorded in the prior year period due to the write-off of debt issuance costs in conjunction with a refinancing transaction completed during the prior year period.





Diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the second quarter decreased by 38.0% to $0.44 and 43.0% to $0.49, respectively, compared to the prior year period as a result of the decreases in net income and adjusted net income, respectively. 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 $0.02 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. Recognized excess tax benefits had no per share impact on diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.






SECOND QUARTER 2020 SEGMENT RESULTS
Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding
 
Three months ended
 
Increase (Decrease)
Dunkin' U.S.
 
June 27,
2020
 
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
103,019

 
131,682

 
(28,663
)
(21.8
)%
Franchise fees
 
5,131

 
3,418

 
1,713

50.1
 %
Rental income
 
25,217

 
30,491

 
(5,274
)
(17.3
)%
Other revenues
 
781

 
986

 
(205
)
(20.8
)%
Total revenues
 
$
134,148

 
166,577

 
(32,429
)
(19.5
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
96,158

 
127,099

 
(30,941
)
(24.3
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth (decline)
 
(18.7
)%
 
1.7
%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
1,888.7

 
2,382.6

 
(493.9
)
(20.7
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution(2)
 
9,597

 
9,499

 
98

1.0
 %
Gross openings
 
42

 
93

 
(51
)
(54.8
)%
Net openings (closings)(3)
 
(40
)
 
46

 
(86
)
(187.0
)%
(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.
(2) Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.
(3) Net openings for the three months ended June 27, 2020 reflects the previously-announced closing of 10 limited-menu Dunkin’ Speedway locations under a termination agreement entered into with Speedway in February 2020.
Dunkin' U.S. second quarter revenues of $134.1 million represented a decrease of 19.5% compared to the prior year period due primarily to a decrease in royalty income driven by a decline in systemwide sales, as well as a decrease in rental income due to rent waivers being provided to our franchisees and a decline in variable rental income as a result of the decline in systemwide sales. Offsetting these decreases in revenues was an increase in franchise fees as a result of additional deferred revenue recognized in connection with the closure of Speedway locations.
Dunkin' U.S. segment profit in the second quarter decreased to $96.2 million, a decrease of $30.9 million compared to the prior year period, driven primarily by decreases in royalty income and rental margin, offset by the increase in franchise fees.





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Increase (Decrease)
Baskin-Robbins U.S.
 
June 27,
2020
 
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
8,170

 
8,828

 
(658
)
(7.5
)%
Franchise fees
 
245

 
344

 
(99
)
(28.8
)%
Rental income
 
623

 
973

 
(350
)
(36.0
)%
Sales of ice cream and other products
 
870

 
1,080

 
(210
)
(19.4
)%
Other revenues
 
2,499

 
3,063

 
(564
)
(18.4
)%
Total revenues
 
$
12,407

 
14,288

 
(1,881
)
(13.2
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
9,299

 
10,076

 
(777
)
(7.7
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales decline
 
(6.0
)%
 
(1.4
)%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
171.2

 
184.8

 
(13.6
)
(7.4
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution(2)
 
2,511

 
2,556

 
(45
)
(1.8
)%
Gross openings
 
19

 
24

 
(5
)
(20.8
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(7
)
 
9

 
(16
)
(177.8
)%
(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.
(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.
Baskin-Robbins U.S. second quarter revenues decreased 13.2% from the prior year period to $12.4 million due primarily to decreases in royalty income driven by a decline in systemwide sales, other revenues driven by a decrease in licensing income, rental income due to rent waivers being provided to our franchisees and a decrease in the number of leases, and sales of ice cream and other products.
Segment profit for Baskin-Robbins U.S. decreased to $9.3 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 7.7%, primarily as a result of the decreases in royalty income and other revenues, offset by a decrease in general and administrative expenses.





Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding
 
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Increase (Decrease)
Dunkin' International
 
June 27,
2020
 
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
2,296

 
5,396

 
(3,100
)
(57.4
)%
Franchise fees
 
423

 
2,030

 
(1,607
)
(79.2
)%
Other revenues
 
74

 
44

 
30

68.2
 %
Total revenues
 
$
2,793

 
7,470

 
(4,677
)
(62.6
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
1,845

 
5,484

 
(3,639
)
(66.4
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth (decline)
 
(34.9
)%
 
5.6
%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
112.8

 
199.5

 
(86.7
)
(43.4
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution(2)
 
3,528

 
3,458

 
70

2.0
 %
Gross openings
 
49

 
97

 
(48
)
(49.5
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(2
)
 
11

 
(13
)
(118.2
)%
(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.
(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.
Dunkin' International second quarter systemwide sales decreased 43.4% from the prior year period driven by sales declines in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and South Korea. Sales in Latin America, South Korea, and Europe were negatively impacted by unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales decreased by approximately 42%.
Dunkin' International second quarter revenues of $2.8 million represented a decrease of 62.6% from the prior year period. The decrease in revenues was primarily a result of a decrease in royalty income driven by a decline in systemwide sales, as well as a decrease in franchise fees due primarily to additional deferred revenue recognized in the prior year period upon closure of an international market.
Segment profit for Dunkin' International decreased $3.6 million to $1.8 million in the second quarter primarily as a result of the decrease in revenues, offset by a decrease in general and administrative expenses.







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Increase (Decrease)
Baskin-Robbins International
 
June 27,
2020
 
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalty income
 
$
1,686

 
1,953

 
(267
)
(13.7
)%
Franchise fees
 
173

 
520

 
(347
)
(66.7
)%
Rental income
 
177

 
215

 
(38
)
(17.7
)%
Sales of ice cream and other products
 
24,529

 
29,997

 
(5,468
)
(18.2
)%
Other revenues
 
(8
)
 
(8
)
 

 %
Total revenues
 
$
26,557

 
32,677

 
(6,120
)
(18.7
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$
9,930

 
12,089

 
(2,159
)
(17.9
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparable store sales growth (decline)
 
(5.3
)%
 
3.2
%
 
 
 
Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)
 
$
319.0

 
377.7

 
(58.7
)
(15.5
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points of distribution(2)
 
5,470

 
5,516

 
(46
)
(0.8
)%
Gross openings
 
62

 
111

 
(49
)
(44.1
)%
Net openings (closings)
 
(180
)
 
43

 
(223
)
(518.6
)%
(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.
(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.
Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales decreased 15.5% in the second quarter compared to the prior year period driven by sales declines in Japan, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, offset by sales growth in South Korea. Sales in Japan were positively impacted by favorable foreign exchange rates while sales across all other regions were negatively impacted by unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales decreased by approximately 14%.
Baskin-Robbins International second quarter revenues of $26.6 million represented a decrease of 18.7% from the prior year period due primarily to decreases in sales of ice cream and other products and franchise fees, as well as a decrease in royalty income driven by a decline in systemwide sales.
Second quarter segment profit decreased 17.9% from the prior year period to $9.9 million primarily as a result of a decrease in net margin on ice cream due primarily to a decrease in sales volume, as well as the decreases in franchise fees and royalty income and unfavorable results from our Japan joint venture compared to the prior year period. Offsetting these decreases in segment profit was an increase in net income from our South Korea joint venture.





 
 
Three months ended
 
Increase (Decrease)
U.S. Advertising Funds
 
June 27,
2020
 
June 29,
2019
 
$ / #
%
 
(Unaudited, $ in thousands)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advertising fees and related income
 
$
99,483

 
123,588

 
(24,105
)
(19.5
)%
Total revenues
 
$
99,483

 
123,588

 
(24,105
)
(19.5
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment profit
 
$

 

 

 %
U.S. Advertising Funds second quarter revenues of $99.5 million represented a decrease of 19.5% compared to the prior year period driven primarily by a decline in Dunkin' U.S. systemwide sales. Expenses for the U.S. Advertising Funds were equivalent to revenues in each period, resulting in no segment profit.
SEGMENT UPDATES
Dunkin' U.S.
Dunkin’ U.S. comparable store sales have been improving week-over-week during the beginning of the third quarter. As of the week ended July 25, 2020, quarter-to-date comparable store sales declines were low-single digits for open stores.
Approximately 96% of Dunkin' U.S. locations were open as of July 25. The majority of the locations that remain closed are in transportation hubs, on college campuses, in sports venues, and other alternative points of distribution.
The Company expects that approximately 800 Dunkin' U.S. locations, including the previously announced 450 limited-menu Speedway locations, may permanently close in 2020 on a gross basis as part of a real estate portfolio rationalization, being performed in conjunction with its franchisees, with the goal of setting the U.S. system up for continued strong, profitable future growth. The 800 locations would represent approximately 8 percent of the Dunkin' U.S. total restaurant footprint and approximately 2 percent of 2019 Dunkin’ U.S. systemwide sales, inclusive of the Speedway closings.
Baskin-Robbins U.S.
As of the week ended July 25, 2020, Baskin-Robbins U.S. quarter-to-date comparable store sales declines were low-single digits for open stores.
Approximately 98% of Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations were open as of July 25. The majority of the locations that remain closed are non-traditional locations.
International
Approximately 90% of each of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins International locations were open as of July 25.





The Company expects that approximately 350 restaurants may permanently close on a gross basis internationally in the second half of 2020. Similar to the closures in the U.S., the majority of these closures are expected to be from low-volume sales locations.
COMPANY UPDATES
Liquidity and Use of Cash
As of the end of Q2 2020, the Company had approximately:
$291 million of unrestricted cash held in the U.S., which excludes cash reserved for gift cards and advertising funds; and
$117 million of available borrowings under its $150 million variable funding notes, providing ongoing financial flexibility. As previously disclosed, given the market uncertainty arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company took a precautionary measure and borrowed approximately $116 million under its variable funding notes during the first quarter of 2020. The Company repaid all of these borrowings during the second quarter of 2020.
Dividend Program
The Company today announced that the Board of Directors reinstated its dividend program and declared a cash dividend of $0.4025 per share, payable on September 9, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2020.
Shares Outstanding
The Company's shares outstanding as of June 27, 2020 were 82,257,776. In order to preserve cash in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Company did not repurchase any shares during the second quarter of 2020.
        






Conference Call
As previously announced, Dunkin' Brands will be holding a conference call today at 7:00 am ET hosted by Dave Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Scott Murphy, President of Dunkin' Americas, and Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 1472558. 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 including statements about our expected financial results, dividend program and liquidity 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 continuing and
uncertain impact of the current COVID-19 global pandemic on our business; 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 21,000 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 second quarter of fiscal year 2020, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included over 13,000 Dunkin' restaurants and approximately 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.





Contact(s):
Stacey Caravella (Investors)
 
Karen Raskopf (Media)
Senior Director, Investor Relations
 
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
 
Six months ended
 
 
June 27, 2020
 
June 29, 2019
 
June 27, 2020
 
June 29, 2019
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franchise fees and royalty income(1)
 
$
115,965

 
158,258

 
255,441

 
297,586

Advertising fees and related income
 
109,631

 
129,259

 
226,601

 
246,457

Rental income
 
26,017

 
31,679

 
54,949

 
60,707

Sales of ice cream and other products(1)
 
22,703

 
27,258

 
46,650

 
47,991

Other revenues
 
13,060

 
12,883

 
26,879

 
25,687

Total revenues
 
287,376

 
359,337

 
610,520

 
678,428

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants
 
18,133

 
19,697

 
37,632

 
39,172

Cost of ice cream and other products
 
17,986

 
22,018

 
36,134

 
38,658

Advertising expenses
 
111,081

 
130,961

 
229,350

 
249,052

General and administrative expenses
 
52,159

 
59,922

 
112,694

 
116,125

Depreciation
 
5,771

 
4,711

 
10,820

 
9,332

Amortization of other intangible assets
 
4,588

 
4,626

 
9,180

 
9,259

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
486

 
2

 
560

 
325

Total operating costs and expenses
 
210,204

 
241,937

 
436,370

 
461,923

Net income of equity method investments
 
4,283

 
4,427

 
7,949

 
6,657

Other operating income, net
 
161

 
825

 
829

 
862

Operating income
 
81,616

 
122,652

 
182,928

 
224,024

Other income (expense), net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
 
312

 
3,079

 
2,367

 
4,910

Interest expense
 
(32,650
)
 
(32,842
)
 
(64,687
)
 
(64,971
)
Loss on debt extinguishment
 

 
(13,076
)
 

 
(13,076
)
Other income (loss), net
 
214

 
(46
)
 
(456
)
 
(50
)
Total other expense, net
 
(32,124
)
 
(42,885
)
 
(62,776
)
 
(73,187
)
Income before income taxes
 
49,492

 
79,767

 
120,152

 
150,837

Provision for income taxes
 
13,042

 
20,145

 
31,589

 
38,892

Net income
 
$
36,450

 
59,622

 
88,563

 
111,945

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share—basic
 
$
0.44

 
0.72

 
1.07

 
1.35

Earnings per share—diluted
 
0.44

 
0.71

 
1.07

 
1.34

(1) For the three months ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019, $2.8 million and $4.1 million, respectively, and for the six months ended June 27, 2020 and June 29, 2019, $5.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively, 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.






DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
June 27,
2020
 
December 28, 2019
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
515,857

 
621,152

Restricted cash
 
95,060

 
85,644

Accounts receivable, net
 
113,232

 
76,019

Notes and other receivables, net
 
49,765

 
57,174

Prepaid income taxes
 
11,730

 
16,701

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
62,813

 
50,611

Total current assets
 
848,457

 
907,301

Property, equipment, and software, net
 
218,485

 
223,120

Operating lease assets
 
358,705

 
371,264

Equity method investments
 
152,961

 
154,812

Goodwill
 
888,263

 
888,286

Other intangible assets, net
 
1,293,530

 
1,302,721

Other assets
 
68,932

 
72,520

Total assets
 
$
3,829,333

 
3,920,024

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
$
31,150

 
31,150

Operating lease liabilities
 
36,741

 
35,863

Accounts payable
 
55,156

 
89,413

Deferred revenue
 
37,718

 
39,950

Other current liabilities
 
368,260

 
386,050

Total current liabilities
 
529,025

 
582,426

Long-term debt, net
 
2,998,875

 
3,004,216

Operating lease liabilities
 
367,148

 
380,647

Deferred revenue
 
301,569

 
324,854

Deferred income taxes, net
 
199,334

 
197,673

Other long-term liabilities
 
21,114

 
18,218

Total long-term liabilities
 
3,888,040

 
3,925,608

Stockholders' deficit:
 
 
 
 
Common stock
 
82

 
83

Additional paid-in capital
 
539,847

 
561,345

Treasury stock, at cost
 
(64
)
 
(64
)
Accumulated deficit
 
(1,102,284
)
 
(1,129,565
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(25,313
)
 
(19,809
)
Total stockholders’ deficit
 
(587,732
)
 
(588,010
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit
 
$
3,829,333

 
3,920,024







DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Six months ended
 
 
June 27, 2020
 
June 29, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
11,721

 
53,077

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Additions to property, equipment, and software
 
(10,972
)
 
(19,000
)
Other, net
 
347

 
1,168

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(10,625
)
 
(17,832
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
 

 
1,700,000

Repayment of long-term debt
 
(7,825
)
 
(1,691,450
)
Payment of debt issuance and other debt-related costs
 

 
(17,937
)
Dividends paid on common stock
 
(33,057
)
 
(61,985
)
Repurchases of common stock
 
(64,292
)
 
(10,129
)
Exercise of stock options
 
10,243

 
16,745

Other, net
 
(2,305
)
 
(4,443
)
Net cash used in financing activities
 
(97,236
)
 
(69,199
)
Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
 
(371
)
 
49

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
 
(96,511
)
 
(33,905
)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period
 
707,977

 
598,321

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period
 
$
611,466

 
564,416






        
DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
 
 
June 27, 2020
 
June 29, 2019
 
June 27, 2020
 
June 29, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
$
81,616

 
122,652

 
182,928

 
224,024

Operating income margin
 
28.4
%
 
34.1
%
 
30.0
%
 
33.0
%
Adjustments:
 


 


 
 
 
 
Amortization of other intangible assets
 
$
4,588

 
4,626

 
9,180

 
9,259

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
486

 
2

 
560

 
325

Adjusted operating income
 
$
86,690

 
127,280

 
192,668

 
233,608

Adjusted operating income margin
 
30.2
%
 
35.4
%
 
31.6
%
 
34.4
%
 
 


 


 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
36,450

 
59,622

 
88,563

 
111,945

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of other intangible assets
 
4,588

 
4,626

 
9,180

 
9,259

Long-lived asset impairment charges
 
486

 
2

 
560

 
325

Loss on debt extinguishment
 

 
13,076

 

 
13,076

Tax impact of adjustments(1)
 
(1,421
)
 
(4,957
)
 
(2,727
)
 
(6,345
)
Adjusted net income
 
$
40,103

 
72,369

 
95,576

 
128,260

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income
 
$
40,103

 
72,369

 
95,576

 
128,260

Weighted-average number of common shares – diluted
 
82,588,746

 
83,696,721

 
82,905,616

 
83,564,388

Diluted adjusted earnings per share
 
$
0.49

 
0.86

 
1.15

 
1.53

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





Exhibit
Exhibit 99.2
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Dunkin’ Brands Announces Third Quarter Cash Dividend
  
CANTON, Mass. (July 30, 2020) – Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that its Board of Directors has reinstated its dividend program and declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The dividend of $0.4025 per share of common stock is payable on September 9, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2020.

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About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 21,000 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 second quarter 2020, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included over 13,000 Dunkin' restaurants and approximately 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