Denny’s Corporation Reports Results for Second Quarter 2017

Aug 1, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today reported results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Domestic system-wide same-store sales increased 2.6%, including growth of 2.7% at company restaurants and an improvement of 2.6% at domestic franchised restaurants.
  • Opened eight system restaurants, including seven franchised restaurants and one company restaurant.
  • Completed 52 remodels at franchised restaurants.
  • Operating Income was $17.0 million.
  • Company restaurant operating margin* grew 1.7% to $16.7 million while franchise operating margin* grew 1.8% to $24.8 million.
  • Net Income was $8.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted Net Income* was $9.9 million, while Adjusted Net Income per Share*  was $0.14.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* improved 2.5% to $26.7 million.
  • Generated $12.7 million of Adjusted Free Cash Flow*, after cash capital expenditures of $8.3 million.
  • Allocated $24.4 million towards share repurchases.

John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Despite challenges within the full-service dining environment, we achieved positive system same-store sales and continued to outperform key industry benchmarks during the second quarter.  Our highly franchised business model, coupled with our efforts to further differentiate Denny’s as a relevant and compelling brand, continues to generate strong cash flows which support ongoing investments in Denny’s brand revitalization and company restaurants, and the return of capital to our shareholders.  As we continue to successfully execute our brand revitalization strategy, we remain committed to further elevating the guest experience, consistently growing same-store sales, and expanding our global reach, leading to value creation for all franchisees and shareholders.”

Second Quarter Results

Denny’s total operating revenue grew 7.3% to $133.4 million primarily due to an increase in company restaurant sales.  Company restaurant sales grew 10.3% to $98.4 million due to a greater number of company restaurants compared to the prior year quarter and same-store sales growth.  Franchise and licensing revenue was $35.0 million compared to $35.1 million in the prior year quarter as an increase in royalty revenue was offset by a decrease in occupancy revenue due to scheduled lease terminations and a decrease in initial fees.

Company restaurant operating margin* was $16.7 million, or 16.9% of company restaurant sales, compared to $16.4 million, or 18.4%, in the prior year quarter, driven by increases in product costs, workers' compensation expense, and minimum wages, partially offset by higher sales.  Franchise operating margin* was $24.8 million, or 70.7% of franchise and licensing revenue, compared to $24.3 million, or 69.4%, in the prior year quarter, driven by higher royalty revenue and an improved occupancy margin.

Total general and administrative expenses were $16.6 million compared to $16.2 million in the prior year quarter.  Interest expense was $3.7 million versus $3.0 million in the prior year quarter.  Denny’s ended the quarter with $264.7 million of total debt outstanding, including $235.0 million of borrowings under its revolving credit facility.  The provision for income taxes was $4.9 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of 36.0%.  Due to the use of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards, the Company paid $2.3 million in cash taxes during the quarter.

Net Income was $8.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $11.6 million, or $(0.15) per diluted share, including the impact of the Company's pension plan liquidation in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted Net Income per Share* grew 2.3% to $0.14 compared to the prior year quarter which excluded the net settlement loss associated with the pension plan liquidation.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow* and Capital Allocation

Denny’s generated $12.7 million of Adjusted Free Cash Flow* in the quarter after investing $8.3 million in cash capital expenditures, including the acquisition of three franchised restaurants and costs associated with opening a new company restaurant and relocating a high-performing company restaurant due to loss of property control.

During the quarter, the Company allocated $24.4 million to share repurchases.  Between the end of the second quarter and July 31, 2017, the Company allocated an additional $11.7 million to share repurchases.  As of July 31, 2017, the Company had approximately $31 million remaining in authorized share repurchases.

Business Outlook

The following full year 2017 estimates are based on management's expectations at this time.  Differences from previously provided guidance are noted in parenthesis below.

  • Same-store sales growth at company and domestic franchised restaurants between 0% and 2%.
  • 45 to 50 new restaurant openings, with net restaurant growth of 5 to 15 restaurants (vs. 10 to 20 restaurants).
  • Total operating revenue between $523 and $532 million including franchise and licensing revenue between $140 and $142 million.
  • Company restaurant operating margin* between 17.0% and 17.5% (vs. 17.5% and 18%) and franchise operating margin* between 71% and 71.5%.
  • Total general and administrative expenses between $67 and $70 million (vs. $68 and $71 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA* between $101 and $103 million.
  • Depreciation and amortization expense between $23 and $24 million.
  • Net interest expense between $14.5 and $15 million (vs. $12.5 and $13 million).
  • Effective income tax rate between 35% and 37% with cash taxes between $6 and $8 million (vs. $7 and $9 million).
  • Cash capital expenditures between $25 and $27 million (vs. $22 and $24 million).
  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow* between $55 and $57 million (vs. $58 and $60 million).

* Please refer to the historical reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Income Before Taxes, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Free Cash Flow, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per Share, as well as the reconciliation of Operating Income to non-GAAP financial measures included in the following tables.  The Company is not able to reconcile the forward-looking non-GAAP estimates set forth above to their most directly comparable GAAP estimates without unreasonable efforts because it is unable to predict, forecast or determine the probable significance of the items impacting these estimates, including gains, losses and other charges, with a reasonable degree of accuracy.  Accordingly, the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP estimates are not provided.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Denny’s will provide further commentary on the results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2017 on its quarterly investor conference call today, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Interested parties are invited to listen to a live broadcast of the conference call accessible through the investor relations section of Denny’s website at investor.dennys.com.  A replay of the call may be accessed at the same location later in the day and will remain available for 30 days.

About Denny’s

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants.  As of June 28, 2017, Denny’s had 1,724 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 125 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, New Zealand, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Guam, Curaçao, and El Salvador.  For further information on Denny's, including news releases, links to SEC filings, and other financial information, please visit the Denny's investor relations website at investor.dennys.com.

The Company urges caution in considering its current trends and any outlook on earnings disclosed in this press release.  In addition, certain matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements, which reflect its best judgment based on factors currently known, are intended to speak only as of the date such statements are made and involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual performance of Denny’s Corporation, its subsidiaries, and underlying restaurants to be materially different from the performance indicated or implied by such statements.  Words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan”, “hope”, and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  Except as may be required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  Factors that could cause actual performance to differ materially from the performance indicated by these forward-looking statements include, among others:  competitive pressures from within the restaurant industry; the level of success of our operating initiatives and advertising and promotional efforts; adverse publicity; health concerns arising from food-related pandemics, outbreaks of flu viruses, such as avian flu, or other diseases; changes in business strategy or development plans; terms and availability of capital; regional weather conditions; overall changes in the general economy (including with regard to energy costs), particularly at the retail level; political environment (including acts of war and terrorism); and other factors from time to time set forth in the Company’s SEC reports and other filings, including but not limited to the discussion in Management’s Discussion and Analysis and the risks identified in Item 1A. Risk Factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2016 (and in the Company’s subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q).

 
DENNY’S CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
       
(In thousands)6/28/17 12/28/16
Assets   
 Current assets   
  Cash and cash equivalents$1,668  $2,592 
  Receivables16,742  19,841 
  Assets held for sale732  1,020 
  Other current assets8,868  12,454 
   Total current assets28,010  35,907 
 Property, net135,653  133,102 
 Goodwill36,308  35,233 
 Intangible assets, net56,391  54,493 
 Deferred income taxes21,754  17,683 
 Other noncurrent assets28,788  29,733 
   Total assets$306,904  $306,151 
       
Liabilities   
 Current liabilities   
  Current maturities of capital lease obligations$3,324  $3,285 
  Accounts payable21,428  25,289 
  Other current liabilities56,521  64,796 
   Total current liabilities81,273  93,370 
 Long-term liabilities   
  Long-term debt, less current maturities235,000  218,500 
  Capital lease obligations, less current maturities26,362  23,806 
  Other44,168  41,587 
   Total long-term liabilities305,530  283,893 
   Total liabilities386,803  377,263 
       
Shareholders' deficit   
  Common stock1,075  1,071 
  Paid-in capital589,351  577,951 
  Deficit(357,301) (382,843)
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax(3,546) (1,407)
  Treasury stock(309,478) (265,884)
   Total shareholders' deficit(79,899) (71,112)
   Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit$306,904  $306,151 
       
Debt Balances
(In thousands)6/28/17 12/28/16
Credit facility revolver due 2020$235,000  $218,500 
Capital leases29,686  27,091 
 Total debt$264,686  $245,591 
         

 

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
      
   Quarter Ended
(In thousands, except per share amounts)6/28/17 6/29/16
Revenue:   
 Company restaurant sales$98,355  $89,210 
 Franchise and license revenue35,021  35,105 
  Total operating revenue133,376  124,315 
Costs of company restaurant sales81,697  72,837 
Costs of franchise and license revenue10,244  10,759 
General and administrative expenses16,581  16,206 
Depreciation and amortization5,799  5,105 
Operating (gains), losses and other charges, net2,046  24,241 
  Total operating costs and expenses, net116,367  129,148 
Operating income (loss)17,009  (4,833)
Interest expense, net3,740  3,014 
Other nonoperating income, net(410) (119)
Net income (loss) before income taxes13,679  (7,728)
Provision for income taxes4,930  3,824 
Net income (loss)$8,749  $(11,552)
      
      
Basic net income (loss) per share$0.13  $(0.15)
Diluted net income (loss) per share$0.12  $(0.15)
      
Basic weighted average shares outstanding69,407  76,730 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding71,661  76,730 
      
Comprehensive income$7,219  $7,052 
    
General and Administrative ExpensesQuarter Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16
Share-based compensation$2,080  $1,902 
Other general and administrative expenses14,501  14,304 
 Total general and administrative expenses$16,581  $16,206 
         

 

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
      
   Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands, except per share amounts)6/28/17 6/29/16
Revenue:   
 Company restaurant sales$192,134  $179,596 
 Franchise and license revenue69,152  69,361 
  Total operating revenue261,286  248,957 
Costs of company restaurant sales159,532  146,948 
Costs of franchise and license revenue19,990  20,762 
General and administrative expenses34,090  33,133 
Depreciation and amortization11,535  10,598 
Operating (gains), losses and other charges, net2,829  24,116 
  Total operating costs and expenses, net227,976  235,557 
Operating income33,310  13,400 
Interest expense, net7,281  5,788 
Other nonoperating income, net(767) (92)
Net income before income taxes26,796  7,704 
Provision for income taxes9,674  9,302 
Net income (loss)$17,122  $(1,598)
      
      
Basic net income (loss) per share$0.24  $(0.02)
Diluted net income (loss) per share$0.24  $(0.02)
      
Basic weighted average shares outstanding70,205  76,895 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding72,459  76,895 
      
Comprehensive income$14,983  $12,326 
    
General and Administrative ExpensesTwo Quarters Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16
Share-based compensation$4,053  $3,850 
Other general and administrative expenses30,037  29,283 
 Total general and administrative expenses$34,090  $33,133 
         

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

The Company believes that, in addition to GAAP measures, certain other non-GAAP financial measures are appropriate indicators to assist in the evaluation of operating performance on a period-to-period basis.  The Company uses Adjusted Income Before Taxes, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Net Income internally as performance measures for planning purposes, including the preparation of annual operating budgets, and for compensation purposes, including bonuses for certain employees.  Adjusted EBITDA is also used to evaluate the ability to service debt because the excluded charges do not have an impact on prospective debt servicing capability and these adjustments are contemplated in our credit facility for the computation of our debt covenant ratios.  We define Adjusted Free Cash Flow for a given period as Adjusted EBITDA less the cash portion of interest expense net of interest income, capital expenditures, and cash taxes.  Management believes that the presentation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow provides useful information to investors because it represents a liquidity measure used to evaluate, among other things, operating effectiveness and is used in decisions regarding the allocation of resources.  However, each of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, not a substitute for, operating income, net income or other financial performance measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

 Quarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands, except per share amounts)6/28/17 6/29/16 6/28/17 6/29/16
Net income (loss)$8,749  $(11,552) $17,122  $(1,598)
Provision for income taxes4,930  3,824  9,674  9,302 
Operating (gains), losses and other charges, net2,046  24,241  2,829  24,116 
Other nonoperating (income) expense, net(410) (119) (767) (92)
Share-based compensation2,080  1,902  4,053  3,850 
Adjusted Income Before Taxes$17,395  $18,296  $32,911  $35,578 
        
Interest expense, net3,740  3,014  7,281  5,788 
Depreciation and amortization5,799  5,105  11,535  10,598 
Cash payments for restructuring charges and exit costs(180) (339) (1,209) (833)
Cash payments for share-based compensation(14)   (3,946) (2,529)
Adjusted EBITDA$26,740  $26,076  $46,572  $48,602 
        
Cash interest expense, net(3,472) (2,763) (6,736) (5,281)
Cash paid for income taxes, net(2,273) (627) (2,668) (938)
Cash paid for capital expenditures(8,262) (4,142) (15,079) (9,449)
Adjusted Free Cash Flow$12,733  $18,544  $22,089  $32,934 
        
 Quarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands, except per share amounts)6/28/17 6/29/16 6/28/17 6/29/16
Net income (loss)$8,749  $(11,552) $17,122  $(1,598)
Pension settlement loss  24,297    24,297 
Losses (gains) on sales of assets and other, net1,749  (43) 2,433  (687)
Tax effect (1)(631) (2,128) (878) (1,897)
Adjusted Net Income$9,867  $10,574  $18,677  $20,115 
        
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (2)71,661  78,583  72,459  78,701 
        
Diluted Net Income Per Share$0.12  $(0.15) $0.24  $(0.02)
Adjustments Per Share$0.02  $0.28  $0.02  $0.28 
Adjusted Net Income Per Share$0.14  $0.13  $0.26  $0.26 

 

(1)Tax adjustments for the three and six months ended June 28, 2017 are calculated using the Company's year-to-date effective tax rate of 36.1%. Tax adjustments for the loss on pension termination for the three and six months ended June 29, 2016 are calculated using an effective tax rate of 8.8%. The remaining tax adjustments for the three and six months ended June 29, 2016 are calculated using the Company's year-to-date effective tax rate of 35.8%, which excludes the impact of the pension termination.
(2)Due to the net loss for the three and six months ended June 29, 2016, in accordance with GAAP, awards related to share-based compensation are antidilutive and are excluded from diluted weighted average share outstanding. Basic and diluted shares were 76,730 for the quarter and 76,895 year-to date. Since the net loss position is adjusted to an income position in our calculation of Adjusted Net Income, GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding have been adjusted for the effect of dilutive share-based compensation awards to calculate Adjust Net Income Per Share.
   

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Reconciliation of Operating Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

The Company believes that, in addition to GAAP measures, certain other non-GAAP financial measures are appropriate indicators to assist in the evaluation of restaurant-level operating efficiency and performance of ongoing restaurant-level operations.  The Company uses Total Operating Margin, Company Restaurant Operating Margin and Franchise Operating Margin internally as performance measures for planning purposes, including the preparation of annual operating budgets, and these three non-GAAP measures are used to evaluate operating effectiveness.

We define Total Operating Margin as operating income excluding the following three items: general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, and operating (gains), losses and other charges, net.  We present Total Operating Margin as a percent of total operating revenue.  We exclude general and administrative expenses, which includes primarily non-restaurant-level costs associated with support of company and franchise restaurants and other activities at our corporate office. We exclude depreciation and amortization expense, substantially all of which is related to company restaurant-level assets, because such expenses represent historical sunk costs which do not reflect current cash outlays for the restaurants. We exclude special items, included within operating (gains), losses and other charges, net, to provide investors with a clearer perspective of the Company’s ongoing operating performance and a more relevant comparison to prior period results.

Total Operating Margin is the total of Company Restaurant Operating Margin and Franchise Operating Margin. We define Company Restaurant Operating Margin as company restaurant sales less costs of company restaurant sales (which include product costs, company restaurant level payroll and benefits, occupancy costs, and other operating costs including utilities, repairs and maintenance, marketing and other expenses) and present it as a percent of company restaurant sales. We define Franchise Operating Margin as franchise and license revenue (which includes franchise royalties and other non-food and beverage revenue streams such as initial franchise fees and occupancy revenue) less costs of franchise and license revenue and present it as a percent of franchise and license revenue.

These non-GAAP financial measures provide a meaningful comparison between periods and enable investors to focus on the performance of restaurant-level operations by excluding revenues and costs unrelated to food and beverage sales in addition to corporate general and administrative expense, depreciation and amortization, and other gains and charges. However, each of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, not a substitute for, operating income, net income or other financial performance measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Total Operating Margin, Company Restaurant Operating Margin and Franchise Operating Margin do not accrue directly to the benefit of shareholders because of the aforementioned excluded costs, and are not indicative of the overall results for the Company.

 Quarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16 6/28/17 6/29/16
Operating income (loss)$17,009  $(4,833) $33,310  $13,400 
General and administrative expenses16,581  16,206  34,090  33,133 
Depreciation and amortization5,799  5,105  11,535  10,598 
Operating (gains), losses and other charges, net2,046  24,241  2,829  24,116 
Total Operating Margin$41,435  $40,719  $81,764  $81,247 
        
Total Operating Margin consists of:       
Company Restaurant Operating Margin (1)$16,658  $16,373  $32,602  $32,648 
Franchise Operating Margin (2)24,777  24,346  49,162  48,599 
Total Operating Margin$41,435  $40,719  $81,764  $81,247 

 

(1)Company Restaurant Operating Margin is calculated as operating income plus general and administrative expenses; depreciation and amortization; operating (gains), losses and other charges; and costs of franchise and license revenue; less franchise and license revenue.
(2)Franchise Operating Margin is calculated as operating income plus general and administrative expenses; depreciation and amortization; operating (gains), losses and other charges; and costs of company restaurant sales; less company restaurant sales.
   

 

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Operating Margins
(Unaudited)
       
    Quarter Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16
Company restaurant operations: (1)     
 Company restaurant sales$98,355 100.0% $89,210 100.0%
 Costs of company restaurant sales:     
  Product costs24,769 25.2% 21,781 24.4%
  Payroll and benefits38,492 39.1% 34,088 38.2%
  Occupancy5,503 5.6% 4,993 5.6%
  Other operating costs:     
   Utilities3,053 3.1% 2,852 3.2%
   Repairs and maintenance1,667 1.7% 1,732 1.9%
   Marketing3,621 3.7% 3,381 3.8%
   Other4,592 4.7% 4,010 4.5%
 Total costs of company restaurant sales$81,697 83.1% $72,837 81.6%
 Company restaurant operating margin (non-GAAP) (2)$16,658 16.9% $16,373 18.4%
         
Franchise operations: (3)     
 Franchise and license revenue:     
 Royalties$25,338 72.4% $24,511 69.8%
 Initial fees588 1.7% 798 2.3%
 Occupancy revenue9,095 26.0% 9,796 27.9%
 Total franchise and license revenue$35,021 100.0% $35,105 100.0%
         
 Costs of franchise and license revenue:     
 Occupancy costs$6,571 18.8% $7,287 20.8%
 Other direct costs3,673 10.5% 3,472 9.9%
 Total costs of franchise and license revenue$10,244 29.3% $10,759 30.6%
 Franchise operating margin (non-GAAP) (2)$24,777 70.7% $24,346 69.4%
         
Total operating revenue (4)$133,376 100.0% $124,315 100.0%
Total costs of operating revenue (4)91,941 68.9% 83,596 67.2%
Total operating margin (non-GAAP)  (4)(2)$41,435 31.1% $40,719 32.8%
         
Other operating expenses: (4)(2)     
 General and administrative expenses$16,581 12.4% $16,206 13.0%
 Depreciation and amortization5,799 4.3% 5,105 4.1%
 Operating (gains), losses and other charges, net2,046 1.5% 24,241 19.5%
 Total other operating expenses$24,426 18.3% $45,552 36.6%
         
Operating income (loss) (4)$17,009 12.8% $(4,833)(3.9)%
         
         
(1)As a percentage of company restaurant sales.
(2)Other operating expenses such as general and administrative expenses and depreciation and amortization relate to both company and franchise operations and are not allocated to costs of company restaurant sales and costs of franchise and license revenue.  As such, operating margin is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.  Operating margins should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, operating income, net income or other financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
(3)As a percentage of franchise and license revenue.
(4)As a percentage of total operating revenue.
   

 

DENNY’S CORPORATION
Operating Margins
(Unaudited)
       
    Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16
Company restaurant operations: (1)     
 Company restaurant sales$192,134 100.0% $179,596 100.0%
 Costs of company restaurant sales:     
  Product costs47,902 24.9% 44,434 24.7%
  Payroll and benefits75,889 39.5% 68,549 38.2%
  Occupancy10,237 5.3% 9,793 5.5%
  Other operating costs:     
   Utilities6,106 3.2% 5,803 3.2%
   Repairs and maintenance3,330 1.7% 3,334 1.9%
   Marketing7,242 3.8% 6,623 3.7%
   Other8,826 4.6% 8,412 4.7%
 Total costs of company restaurant sales$159,532 83.0% $146,948 81.8%
 Company restaurant operating margin (non-GAAP) (2)$32,602 17.0% $32,648 18.2%
         
Franchise operations: (3)     
 Franchise and license revenue:     
 Royalties$49,882 72.1% $48,655 70.1%
 Initial fees1,072 1.6% 1,324 1.9%
 Occupancy revenue18,198 26.3% 19,382 28.0%
 Total franchise and license revenue$69,152 100.0% $69,361 100.0%
         
 Costs of franchise and license revenue:     
 Occupancy costs$13,077 18.9% $14,350 20.7%
 Other direct costs6,913 10.0% 6,412 9.2%
 Total costs of franchise and license revenue$19,990 28.9% $20,762 29.9%
 Franchise operating margin (non-GAAP) (2)$49,162 71.1% $48,599 70.1%
         
Total operating revenue (4)$261,286 100.0% $248,957 100.0%
Total costs of operating revenue (4)179,522 68.7% 167,710 67.4%
Total operating margin (non-GAAP) (4)(2)$81,764 31.3% $81,247 32.6%
         
Other operating expenses: (4)(2)     
 General and administrative expenses$34,090 13.0% $33,133 13.3%
 Depreciation and amortization11,535 4.4% 10,598 4.3%
 Operating gains, losses and other charges, net2,829 1.1% 24,116 9.7%
 Total other operating expenses$48,454 18.5% $67,847 27.3%
         
Operating income (4)$33,310 12.7% $13,400 5.4%
         
         
(1)As a percentage of company restaurant sales.
(2)Other operating expenses such as general and administrative expenses and depreciation and amortization relate to both company and franchise operations and are not allocated to costs of company restaurant sales and costs of franchise and license revenue.  As such, operating margin is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.  Operating margins should be considered as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, operating income, net income or other financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
(3)As a percentage of franchise and license revenue.
(4)As a percentage of total operating revenue.
   

 

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Statistical Data
(Unaudited)
          
Same-Store SalesQuarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
(increase (decrease) vs. prior year)6/28/17 6/29/16 6/28/17 6/29/16
 Company Restaurants2.7% (0.1)% 0.6% 1.7%
 Domestic Franchised Restaurants2.6% (0.5)% 0.8% 0.9%
 Domestic System-wide Restaurants2.6% (0.5)% 0.8% 1.0%
 System-wide Restaurants2.6% (0.7)% 0.8% 0.7%
          
Average Unit SalesQuarter Ended Two Quarters Ended
(In thousands)6/28/17 6/29/16 6/28/17 6/29/16
 Company Restaurants$576  $562  $1,129  $1,116 
 Franchised Restaurants$400  $390  $785  $778 
          
     Franchised    
Restaurant Unit ActivityCompany & Licensed Total  
Ending Units March 29, 2017172  1,559  1,731   
 Units Opened1  7  8   
 Units Reacquired3  (3)    
 Units Refranchised(4) 4     
 Units Closed  (15) (15)  
  Net Change  (7) (7)  
Ending Units June 28, 2017172  1,552  1,724   
          
Equivalent Units       
 Second Quarter 2017171  1,559  1,730   
 Second Quarter 2016159  1,555  1,714   
  Net Change12  4  16   
          
     Franchised    
Restaurant Unit ActivityCompany & Licensed Total  
Ending Units December 28, 2016169  1,564  1,733   
 Units Opened1  15  16   
 Units Reacquired6  (6)    
 Units Refranchised(4) 4     
 Units Closed  (25) (25)  
  Net Change3  (12) (9)  
Ending Units June 28, 2017172  1,552  1,724   
          
Equivalent Units       
 Year-to-Date 2017170  1,560  1,730   
 Year-to-Date 2016161  1,551  1,712   
  Net Change9  9  18   
                
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