DineEquity, Inc. Reports Successful Second Quarter 2014 Results

2014-07-30
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  • Second quarter 2014 adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.16 and GAAP EPS of $1.00 - Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) increased 14% compared to the second quarter of 2013

    DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

    • Second quarter 2014 adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.16 and GAAP EPS of $1.00
    • Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) increased 14% compared to the second quarter of 2013
    • Generated strong free cash flow of $50.0 million in the first six months of 2014
    • Over $29 million returned to shareholders in the form of a second quarter cash dividend of $0.75 per share of common stock and share repurchases
    • Second quarter domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 3.2% and 0.6% at IHOP and Applebee’s, respectively
    • Both IHOP and Applebee’s ranked number one by Nation’s Restaurant News for the seventh consecutive year in their respective categories based on last fiscal year’s U.S. system-wide same-restaurant sales

    “We delivered successful results for the second quarter, driven by the continued focus on our strategic objectives,” said Julia A. Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DineEquity, Inc. Ms. Stewart added, “We are very pleased to announce that IHOP and Applebee’s reported positive same-restaurant sales and outperformed their respective categories based on industry sales data. We are doing the work necessary to drive long-term success at both of our brands. In addition, we continue to generate substantial free cash flow, tightly manage our general and administrative expenses, and return significant cash to shareholders. We remain clearly focused on maximizing shareholder value and driving sustainable growth.”

    Second Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights

    • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $22.1 million, representing adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.16 for the second quarter of 2014. This compares to $19.7 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.02, for the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted earnings per diluted share increased by 14% compared to the second quarter of 2013. The improvement in adjusted net income was due to higher segment profit, lower general and administrative expenses, and lower cash interest expense. These items were partially offset by higher income taxes. (See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.)
    • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $18.9 million, or earnings per diluted share of $1.00, for the second quarter of 2014. This compares to $16.6 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.87, for the second quarter of 2013. Earnings per diluted share improved by 15% compared to the second quarter of 2013. The increase in net income was primarily due to higher segment profit, lower general and administrative expenses, and a gain on the disposition of assets in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a loss in the same period of 2013. These items were partially offset by higher income tax expense and an increase in closure and impairment charges.
    • General and administrative expenses were $34.8 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $35.6 million for the same period of 2013.

    First Six Months of 2014 Highlights

    • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $46.1 million in the first six months of 2014, representing adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.43. This compares to $41.5 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.16, for the same period in 2013. Adjusted earnings per diluted share for the first six months of 2014 rose by 13% compared to the same period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to higher segment profit, lower general and administrative expenses, and a decline in cash interest expense. These items were partially offset by higher income taxes. (See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.)
    • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $39.3 million in the first six months of 2014, or earnings per diluted share of $2.07, compared to $34.5 million, or earnings per diluted share of $1.80 for the same period in 2013. Earnings per diluted share for the first six months of 2014 improved by 15% compared to the same period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to higher segment profit, debt modification costs that occurred in the first six months of 2013 that did not recur in the first six months of 2014, and a decline in general and administrative expenses. These items were partially offset by higher income tax expense and a loss on the disposition of assets in the first six months of 2014 compared to a gain in the first six months of 2013.
    • General and administrative expenses were $69.0 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $69.7 million for the same period of 2013.
    • EBITDA was $149.4 million for the first six months of 2014. (See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.)
    • For the first six months of 2014, cash flows from operating activities were $56.0 million and free cash flow was $50.0 million. (See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.)

    Same-Restaurant Sales Performance

    Second Quarter 2014

    • Applebee’s domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales increased 0.6% for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013.
    • IHOP’s domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 3.2% for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.

    First Six Months of 2014 Highlights

    • Applebee’s domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales remained flat for the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
    • IHOP’s domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 3.6% for the first six months of 2014 compared to the first six months of 2013.

    Financial Performance Guidance for Fiscal 2014

    DineEquity reiterates its financial performance guidance for fiscal 2014 contained in the press release issued on February 26, 2014, except for IHOP’s domestic system-wide same restaurant sales. The Company revised IHOP’s sales performance guidance to range between positive 1.0% and positive 2.5%. This reflects an increase from the previous expectations of between positive 0.5% and positive 2.0%.

    About DineEquity, Inc.

    Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With more than 3,600 restaurants combined in 19 countries, over 400 franchisees and approximately 200,000 team members (including franchisee- and company-operated restaurant employees), DineEquity is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    This news release includes references to the Company's non-GAAP financial measures "adjusted net income available to common stockholders (adjusted EPS)," "EBITDA," "free cash flow," and "segment EBITDA." "Adjusted EPS" is computed for a given period by deducting from net income or loss available to common stockholders for such period the effect of any closure and impairment charges, any gain or loss related to debt extinguishment, any intangible asset amortization, any non-cash interest expense, any debt modification costs, and any gain or loss related to the disposition of assets. This is presented on an aggregate basis and a per share (diluted) basis. The Company defines "EBITDA" for a given period as income before income taxes less interest expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, depreciation and amortization, closure and impairment charges, non-cash stock-based compensation, gain or loss on disposition of assets and other charge backs as defined by its credit agreement. "Free cash flow" for a given period is defined as cash provided by operating activities, plus receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable ("long-term notes receivable"), less principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations, the mandatory 1% of Term Loan principal balance repayment, and capital expenditures. "Segment EBITDA" for a given period is defined as gross segment profit plus depreciation and amortization as well as interest charges related to the segment. Management utilizes EBITDA for debt covenant purposes and free cash flow to determine the amount of cash remaining for general corporate and strategic purposes and for the return of cash to stockholders pursuant to our capital allocation strategy, after the receipts from long-term receivables, and the funding of operating activities, capital expenditures and debt service. Management believes this information is helpful to investors to determine the Company's adherence to debt covenants and the Company's cash available for these purposes. Adjusted EPS, EBITDA, free cash flow and segment EBITDA are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.

             
    DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Consolidated Statements of Income
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)
     
    Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
    June 30, June 30,
    2014     2013 2014     2013
    Segment Revenues:
    Franchise and restaurant revenues $ 126,444 $ 124,153 $ 258,239 $ 252,482
    Rental revenues 30,709 30,731 61,462 61,734
    Financing revenues 3,368   3,230   8,021   7,067  
    Total segment revenues 160,521   158,114   327,722   321,283  
    Segment Expenses:
    Franchise and restaurant expenses 42,155 42,308 87,833 86,784
    Rental expenses 23,653 24,535 47,519 48,804
    Financing expenses 240   245   825   245  
    Total segment expenses 66,048   67,088   136,177   135,833  
    Gross segment profit 94,473 91,026 191,545 185,450
    General and administrative expenses 34,816 35,641 69,001 69,673
    Interest expense 24,942 24,956 49,911 50,251
    Amortization of intangible assets 3,070 3,069 6,141 6,140
    Closure and impairment charges 637 324 837 1,162
    Loss on extinguishment of debt 6 16 12 36
    Debt modification costs 1,296
    (Gain) loss on disposition of assets (130 ) 64     797   (254 )
    Income before income tax provision 31,132 26,956 64,846 57,146
    Income tax provision (11,965 ) (10,019 ) (24,855 ) (21,970 )
    Net income $ 19,167   $ 16,937   $ 39,991   $ 35,176  
    Net income available to common stockholders:
    Net income $ 19,167 $ 16,937 $ 39,991 $ 35,176
    Less: Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock (307 ) (298 ) (649 ) (627 )
    Net income available to common stockholders $ 18,860   $ 16,639   $ 39,342   $ 34,549  
    Net income available to common stockholders per share:
    Basic $ 1.00   $ 0.88   $ 2.09   $ 1.82  
    Diluted $ 1.00   $ 0.87   $ 2.07   $ 1.80  
    Weighted average shares outstanding:
    Basic 18,776   18,953   18,785   18,932  
    Diluted 18,955   19,222   19,003   19,207  
     
    Dividends declared per common share $ 0.75   $ 0.75   $ 1.50   $ 1.50  
    Dividends paid per common share $ 0.75   $ 0.75   $ 1.50   $ 1.50  
     
               
    DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
     

    June 30,

    2014

    December 31,

    2013

    (Unaudited)
    Assets
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 100,350 $ 106,011
    Receivables, net 91,187 144,137
    Prepaid gift cards 40,459 49,223
    Prepaid income taxes 4,708
    Deferred income taxes 28,874 23,853
    Other current assets 12,323   3,650  
    Total current assets 273,193 331,582
    Long-term receivables, net 190,380 197,153
    Property and equipment, net 261,201 274,295
    Goodwill 697,470 697,470
    Other intangible assets, net 788,105 794,057
    Other assets, net 108,740   110,085  
    Total assets $ 2,319,089   $ 2,404,642  
    Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
    Current liabilities:
    Current maturities of long-term debt $ 4,720 $ 4,720
    Accounts payable 41,138 40,050
    Gift card liability 108,046 171,955
    Accrued employee compensation and benefits 14,404 24,956
    Accrued interest payable 13,622 13,575
    Income taxes payable 10,812
    Current maturities of capital lease and financing obligations 12,936 12,247
    Other accrued expenses 19,098   16,770  
    Total current liabilities 224,776   284,273  
    Long-term debt, net (less current maturities) 1,202,995 1,203,517
    Capital lease obligations (less current maturities) 105,212 111,707
    Financing obligations (less current maturities) 46,815 48,843
    Deferred income taxes 330,525 341,578
    Other liabilities 98,173   99,545  
    Total liabilities 2,008,496   2,089,463  
    Commitments and contingencies
    Stockholders’ equity:
    Common stock, $0.01 par value, shares: 40,000,000 authorized; June 30, 2014 - 25,277,373 issued, 18,967,460 outstanding; December 31, 2013 - 25,299,315 issued, 19,040,890 outstanding 253 253
    Additional paid-in-capital 276,636 274,202
    Retained earnings 348,026 336,578
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss (56 ) (164 )
    Treasury stock, at cost; shares: June 30, 2014 - 6,309,913; December 31, 2013 - 6,258,425 (314,266 ) (295,690 )
    Total stockholders’ equity 310,593   315,179  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,319,089   $ 2,404,642  
     
         
    DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)
     
    Six Months Ended
    June 30,
    2014       2013
    Cash flows from operating activities:
    Net income $ 39,991 $ 35,176
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization 17,498 17,636
    Non-cash interest expense 3,315 3,054
    Deferred income taxes (16,047 ) (15,335 )
    Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 5,508 5,842
    Tax benefit from stock-based compensation 3,578 2,943
    Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (4,455 ) (1,567 )
    Loss (gain) on disposition of assets 797 (254 )
    Debt modification costs 1,281
    Other (867 ) 1,072
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Receivables, net 54,225 34,670
    Current income tax receivables and payables 16,004 8,716
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,156 16,476
    Accounts payable 1,911 8,089
    Accrued employee compensation and benefits (10,552 ) (7,612 )
    Gift card liability (63,911 ) (59,936 )
    Other accrued expenses 1,841   5,178  
    Cash flows provided by operating activities 55,992   55,429  
    Cash flows from investing activities:
    Additions to property and equipment (4,086 ) (2,953 )
    Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 681
    Principal receipts from notes, equipment contracts and other long-term receivables 6,066 7,063
    Other 75   11  
    Cash flows provided by investing activities 2,736   4,121  
    Cash flows from financing activities:
    Repayment of long-term debt (2,400 ) (2,400 )
    Payment of debt modification costs (1,281 )
    Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations (5,570 ) (5,018 )
    Repurchase of DineEquity common stock (30,006 ) (14,504 )
    Dividends paid on common stock (28,518 ) (28,885 )
    Repurchase of restricted stock (1,944 ) (2,841 )
    Proceeds from stock options exercised 6,658 3,348
    Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation 4,455 1,567
    Change in restricted cash (7,064 ) 1,564  
    Cash flows used in financing activities (64,389 ) (48,450 )
    Net change in cash and cash equivalents (5,661 ) 11,100
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 106,011   64,537  
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 100,350   $ 75,637  
     
             
    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

    (In thousands, except per share amounts)

    (Unaudited)
     

    Reconciliation of (i) net income available to common stockholders to (ii) net income available to common stockholders excluding closure and impairment charges; loss on extinguishment of debt; amortization of intangible assets; non-cash interest expense; debt modification costs; and gain or loss on disposition of assets, all items net of taxes, and related per share data:

     
    Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
    June 30, June 30,
    2014     2013 2014     2013
    Net income available to common stockholders, as reported $ 18,860 $ 16,639 $ 39,342 $ 34,549
    Closure and impairment charges 637 324 837 1,162
    Loss on extinguishment of debt 6 16 12 36
    Amortization of intangible assets 3,070 3,069 6,141 6,140
    Non-cash interest expense 1,673 1,551 3,315 3,054
    Debt modification costs 1,296
    (Gain) loss on disposition of assets (130 ) 64 797 (254 )
    Income tax provision (1,997 ) (1,909 ) (4,219 ) (4,345 )
    Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock (55 ) (60 ) (116 ) (137 )
    Net income available to common stockholders, as adjusted $ 22,064   $ 19,694   $ 46,109   $ 41,501  
     
    Diluted net income available to common stockholders per share:
    Net income available to common stockholders, as reported $ 1.00 $ 0.87 $ 2.07 $ 1.80
    Closure and impairment charges 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.04
    Loss on extinguishment of debt 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Amortization of intangible assets 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.20
    Noncash interest expense 0.06 0.05 0.11 0.10
    Debt modification costs 0.04
    (Gain) loss on disposition of assets (0.01 ) 0.00 0.02 (0.01 )
    Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.01 )
    Rounding (0.01 ) (0.01 ) 0.01    
    Diluted net income available to common stockholders per share, as adjusted $ 1.16   $ 1.02   $ 2.43   $ 2.16  
     

    Numerator for basic EPS-income available to common stockholders, as adjusted

    $ 22,064 $ 19,694 $ 46,109 $ 41,501
    Effect of unvested participating restricted stock using the two-class method 1   1   3   4  
    Numerator for diluted EPS-income available to common stockholders after assumed conversions, as adjusted $ 22,065   $ 19,695   $ 46,112   $ 41,505  
     
    Denominator for basic EPS-weighted-average shares 18,776 18,953 18,785 18,932
    Dilutive effect of stock options 179   269   218   275  
    Denominator for diluted EPS-weighted-average shares and assumed conversions 18,955   19,222   19,003   19,207  
     
               
    DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)
     

    Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP income before income taxes to EBITDA:

     

    Six Months

    Ended

    Twelve Months

    Ended

    June 30, 2014
    U.S. GAAP income before income taxes $ 64,846 $ 118,317
    Interest charges 57,741 115,591
    Depreciation and amortization 17,498 35,217
    Non-cash stock-based compensation 5,508 9,030
    Closure and impairment charges 837 1,487
    Gain on sale of assets 797 828
    Other 2,154   3,453  
    EBITDA $ 149,381   $ 283,923  
     

    Reconciliation of the Company's cash provided by operating activities to "free cash flow" (cash from operations, plus receipts from notes, equipment contracts and other long-term receivables, less consolidated capital expenditures, principal payments on capital leases and financing obligations and the mandatory annual repayment of 1% of our Term Loan principal balance):

     
    Six Months Ended
    June 30,
    2014 2013
    Cash flows provided by operating activities $ 55,992 $ 55,429
    Principal receipts from long-term receivables 6,066 7,063
    Additions to property and equipment (4,086 ) (2,953 )
    Free cash flow before debt service 57,972 59,539
    Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations (5,570 ) (5,018 )
    Mandatory 1% of Term Loans principal balance repayment (2,360 ) (2,360 )
    Free cash flow 50,042 52,161
    Dividends paid on common stock (28,518 ) (28,885 )
    Repurchase of DineEquity common stock (30,006 ) (14,504 )
    $ (8,482 ) $ 8,772  
     
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    DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    (In millions)
    (Unaudited)
     

    Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP gross segment profit to segment EBITDA:

     
    Three months ended June 30, 2014

    Franchise -

    Applebee's

    Franchise -

    IHOP

    Company

    Restaurants

    Rental

    Operations

    Financing

    Operations

    Total
    Revenue $ 50,039 $ 60,731 $ 15,674 $ 30,709 $ 3,368 $ 160,521
    Expense   1,294   25,331   15,530     23,653   240   66,048
    Gross segment profit 48,745 35,400 144 7,056 3,128 94,473
    Plus:
    Depreciation/amortization 2,615 495 3,314 6,424
    Interest charges       99     3,721     3,820
    Segment EBITDA $ 51,360 $ 35,400 $ 738   $ 14,091 $ 3,128 $ 104,717
     

     

    Three months ended June 30, 2013

     

    Franchise -

    Applebee's

     

    Franchise -

    IHOP

    Company

    Restaurants

    Rental

    Operations

    Financing

    Operations

    Total
    Revenue

     

    $

    50,223

     

    $

    57,773



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