Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights vs. Year-Ago Quarter
- Restaurant sales increased 15.9% to $29.9 million
- Same-store sales increased 3.2%
- Restaurant operating profit increased 8.1% to $5.8 million
- Net income was $0.11 per share, which included a $0.09 per share impact from opening new restaurants, compared to $0.18 per share.
- Opened a new restaurant in El Paso, Texas
Management Commentary"The second quarter marks our fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable restaurant sales, which were driven by strong traffic growth, and more importantly, we have demonstrated positive same-store sales growth in 15 of the last 16 quarters," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO of Kona Grill. "While the industry continues to struggle with declining traffic trends, many parties -- from developers to customers to investors -- are taking notice of our brand. This provides us with an exciting opportunity to expand our differentiated, multiple day-part concept nationwide."
Bakay continued: "One year ago, we communicated the goal of doubling our sales over a five-year period, which translated to a compound annual growth rate of approximately 15%. Given our strong development pipeline, recent equity raise and an increasing demand for our differentiated concept, we are updating guidance to grow our base of restaurants by 20% annually for the next several years. Our new restaurants are off to a great start and we look forward to opening three new locations in Florida, Georgia and Ohio during the fourth quarter."
Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Restaurant sales in the second quarter of 2014 increased 15.9% to $29.9 million compared to $25.8 million in the second quarter of 2013. This reflects a 13.4% increase in restaurant operating weeks and same-store sales growth of 3.2% compared to 2.5% in the year-ago quarter. Same-store sales growth was driven by a 3.6% increase in customer traffic, partially offset by a slight decrease in average check. The contribution from four new restaurants to second quarter sales was $3.3 million, reflecting 40 additional operating weeks.
Average weekly sales for comparable base restaurants totaled $89,300 for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $86,500 in the second quarter of 2013. Average weekly sales for non-comparable base restaurants performed above expectations at $81,900 during the second quarter of 2014.
Restaurant operating profit in the second quarter of 2014 increased 8.1% to $5.8 million compared to $5.3 million in the same quarter last year. As a percentage of sales, restaurant operating profit was 19.2% compared to 20.6% in the year-ago quarter. The decline in restaurant operating margin was primarily due to an 80 basis point impact from new restaurant operating inefficiencies.
Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2014 increased 2.0% to $3.5 million compared to $3.5 million in the same year-ago period.
Net income in the second quarter of 2014 was $1.0 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.18 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Net income in the second quarter of 2014 included $0.09 per share in costs related to the opening and initial operation of new restaurants, as well as the negative sales impact caused by an extensive remodel adjacent to the Company's Denver location.
At June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents totaled $42.0 million compared to $5.9 million at December 31, 2013. The Company had no debt outstanding under its $20 million credit facility as of June 30, 2014.
Secondary OfferingThe Company completed an underwritten public offering of 2,645,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $18.50 per share. This included 345,000 shares sold from the exercise in full of the over-allotment option and 300,000 shares sold by selling stockholders. The offering closed on June 25, 2014 and resulted in net proceeds of $40.9 million.
Financial GuidanceFor the third quarter of 2014, the Company expects restaurant sales of $29.5 million compared to $24.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, driven by a 2.0% increase in same-store sales and a 17% growth assumption in operating weeks. The Company forecasts net income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per share, which includes approximately $0.08 to $0.10 per share in costs associated with preopening and new unit inefficiencies as well as the negative impact caused by the remodel adjacent to the Company's Denver restaurant.
About Kona GrillKona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 27 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 17 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa); Idaho (Boise); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, The Woodlands); Virginia (Richmond).
|KONA GRILL, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||42,020||$||5,881|
|Other current assets||2,421||2,521|
|Property and equipment, net||44,589||40,352|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||90,130||$||49,868|
|KONA GRILL, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of sales||8,210||6,968||15,720||13,421|
|Restaurant operating expenses||4,023||3,401||7,871||6,572|
|General and administrative||2,443||2,010||5,019||3,885|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,717||1,412||3,404||2,841|
|Total costs and expenses||28,803||23,937||56,083||46,346|
|Income from operations||1,083||1,859||1,419||2,946|
|Write off of deferred financing costs||-||66||-||66|
|Interest expense, net||64||41||124||44|
|Income before income taxes||1,019||1,752||1,295||2,836|
|Provision for income taxes||-||195||25||275|
|Net income per share:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant Operating Profit to Income from Operations|
|Restaurant Operating Profit and Adjusted EBITDA are not financial measures determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to income from operations. Restaurant Operating Profit is defined as restaurant sales minus cost of sales, labor, occupancy and restaurant operating expenses. Restaurant Operating profit does not include general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, or preopening expenses. We believe Restaurant Operating Profit is an important component of financial results because: (i) it is a widely used metric within the restaurant industry to evaluate restaurant-level productivity, efficiency, and performance; and (ii) we use Restaurant Operating Profit as a key metric to evaluate our restaurant financial performance compared to that of our competitors. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income from operations plus depreciation and amortization, preopening expense and stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because: (i) we believe it is a useful measure for investors to assess the operating performance of our business without the effect of non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation as well as the costs of opening new restaurants; (ii) we believe that investors will find these measures useful in assessing our ability to service or incur indebtedness; and (iii) we use Adjusted EBITDA internally as a benchmark to evaluate our operating performance and compare our performance to that of our competitors. Restaurant Operating Profit and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the same or similarly titled measures computed by other companies.|
|The table below sets forth our reconciliation of Restaurant Operating Profit and Adjusted EBITDA to income from operations, the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure (dollars in thousands):|
|Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 (unaudited)|
|Comp Base||Non-Comp Base||Consolidated|
|Cost of sales, labor, occupancy and restaurant operating expenses||21,278||80.0||%||2,856||86.9||%||24,134||80.8||%|
|Restaurant operating profit||5,320||20.0||%||432||13.1||%||5,752||19.2||%|
|Less: General and administrative||2,443||8.2||%|
|Add: Stock-based compensation||(217||)||-0.7||%|
|Less: Depreciation and amortization||1,717||5.7||%|
|Less: Preopening expense||509||1.7||%|
|Less: Stock-based compensation||217||0.7||%|
|Income from operations||1,083||3.6||%|
|Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 (unaudited)|
|Comp Base||Non-Comp Base||Consolidated|
|Cost of sales, labor, occupancy and restaurant operating expenses||20,474||79.4||%||-||n/a||20,474||79.4||%|
|Restaurant operating profit||5,322||20.6||%||-||n/a||5,322||20.6||%|
|Less: General and administrative||2,010||7.8||%|
|Add: Stock-based compensation||(146||)||-0.6||%|
|Less: Depreciation and amortization||1,412||5.5||%|
|Less: Preopening expense||41||0.2||%|
|Less: Stock-based compensation||146||0.6||%|
|Income from operations||1,859||7.2||%|
|Certain amounts may not sum due to rounding.|
|KONA GRILL, INC.|
|Selected Supplemental Operating Information|
|($ amounts in thousands)|
|Three Months Ended
|Six Months Ended
|Restaurants opened during the period||1||-||2||-|
|Restaurants open at the end of the period||27||23||27||23|
|Restaurants open at end of period||23||23||23||23|
|Average weekly sales||$||89.3||$||86.5||$||87.0||$||83.2|
|Average unit volume||$||1,160||$||1,125||$||2,250||$||2,151|
|Comparable restaurant sales percentage change||3.2||%||2.5||%||4.6||%||-0.1||%|
|Restaurant operating profit margin||20.0||%||20.6||%||19.6||%||19.7||%|
|Restaurants open at end of period||4||-||4||-|
|Average weekly sales||$||81.9||$||-||$||80.9||$||-|
|Restaurant operating profit margin||13.1||%||n/a||10.3||%||n/a|
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