Krispy Kreme Results

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2017

Revenues increased 3.0% to $136.5 million from $132.5 million. Domestic systemwide same store sales rose 0.7%, including a 0.7% decrease at Company Stores and 1.6% increase at domestic franchise stores; constant currency international franchise same store sales declined 7.3%.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) yesterday reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, ended May 1, 2016.

Recent Developments

As previously announced, on May 8, 2016, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cotton Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Cotton”), Cotton Merger Sub Inc., a North Carolina corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cotton (“Merger Sub”), and JAB Holdings B.V., a private limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands (“JAB”). Cotton and Merger Sub are affiliates of JAB which will acquire the Company for $21.00 per share in cash pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions included therein (the “Merger”). The Company’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the Merger Agreement, the Merger, and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and unanimously resolved to recommend that the Company’s shareholders vote to approve the Merger Agreement.

The transaction is not subject to a financing condition and is expected to close in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory and shareholder approvals. The Merger is subject to a vote of the Company’s shareholders. In connection with the proposed Merger, the Company has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a special meeting of the Company’s shareholders at which the shareholders will be asked to vote on whether to approve the Merger. Upon completion of review, if any, of the preliminary proxy statement by the staff of the SEC, a definitive proxy statement will be filed and mailed with a form of proxy to the shareholders of the Company. The Company’s Board of Directors has postponed the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, originally scheduled for June 14, 2016. At a later date, the Company will provide information related to a rescheduled meeting, if applicable.

First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Highlights Compared to the Year-Ago Period:

  • Revenues increased 3.0% to $136.5 million from $132.5 million.
  • Domestic systemwide same store sales rose 0.7%, including a 0.7% decrease at Company Stores and 1.6% increase at domestic franchise stores; constant currency international franchise same store sales declined 7.3%.
  • Systemwide store count rose 13.0% from the first quarter of last year to 1,133 shops worldwide.
  • Operating income was $15.9 million compared to $17.3 million, including $0.5 million in impairment and lease termination costs and $1.6 million in employee termination benefits and Merger related costs in the current year period.
  • Net income was $9.4 million ($0.14 per share) compared to $10.7 million ($0.16 per share) in the first quarter last year.
  • Adjusted earnings per share rose to $0.25 per share from $0.24 in the first quarter last year.
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $19.5 million compared to $17.1 million in the first quarter last year.
  • The Company repurchased 2.4 million shares of its common stock for a total cost of $39.6 million under the authorization approved by the Board of Directors and pursuant to a pre-arranged stock trading plan in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Company’s policies regarding stock transactions. The settlement of such purchases was $34.2 million during the quarter.

Results for the Quarter Ended May 1, 2016

Consolidated Results

In addition to the results included in the highlights above, direct operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 increased to $108.0 million from $103.8 million in the comparable period last year and, as a percentage of total revenues, increased to 79.1% from 78.3%. Direct operating expenses include $1.1 million related to employee termination benefits.

General and administrative expenses were $7.5 million in the first quarter compared to $7.6 million in the same period a year ago. General and administrative expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 include $0.1 million in employee termination benefits and $0.5 million in Merger related costs.

Impairment charges and lease termination costs of $0.5 million in the first quarter of the current year principally relate to the refranchising of certain shop locations which was completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Segment Results

Revenues at Company Stores increased 3.6% to $94.0 million in the quarter, driven by a 4.7% increase in on-premises sales, which included a 1.8% increase in store operating weeks and 0.7% decrease in same store sales. Sales within the consumer packaged goods category, which represents just under half of the Company Stores segment revenues, increased 2.3% compared to the prior year. Company Stores segment operating income decreased from $7.4 million to $6.0 million in the quarter as a result of the Company Stores contribution margin decreasing from 18.5% to 17.1% and $0.4 million in employee termination benefits. The decrease in contribution margin was primarily due to higher shop labor partially offset by lower commodity costs.

Domestic Franchise revenues increased 11.5% to $4.1 million primarily reflecting higher royalties. Total sales by domestic franchisees rose 6.7%, and same store sales at domestic franchise shops increased 1.6%. The Domestic Franchise segment generated operating income of $2.5 million compared to $2.1 million in the same period last year, and included $0.2 million in employee termination benefits.

International Franchise revenues increased 1.9% to $6.9 million from $6.7 million last year principally due to higher royalties and franchise fees. Unfavorable foreign exchange rates adversely affected royalty revenues and segment operating income by approximately $300,000. Sales by International Franchise stores declined 1.9%, largely due to unfavorable foreign exchange rate impacts. Excluding the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates, International Franchise stores sales rose 2.8%. Constant currency same store sales at International Franchise stores declined 7.3%. International Franchise segment operating income decreased to $4.6 million compared to $4.9 million in the quarter last year primarily due to the negative impact of foreign exchange rates and $0.3 million in employee termination benefits.

KK Supply Chain revenues (including sales to Company stores) rose 0.8% to $64.0 million and external KK Supply Chain revenues rose 0.6% to $31.5 million. KK Supply Chain generated operating income of $12.0 million compared to $10.9 million last year, primarily due to higher volumes and lower operating costs partially offset by $0.2 million in employee termination benefits.

Full Year Outlook and Conference Call

Due to the proposed Merger, the Company will not be updating its outlook for fiscal 2017 and will not be holding a conference call to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2017 results.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

The Company is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937.

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.
         
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
May 1, May 3,
2016 2015
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Revenues $ 136,484 $ 132,474
Operating expenses:
Direct operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and
amortization expense shown below) 107,991 103,772
General and administrative expenses 7,483 7,554
Depreciation and amortization expense 4,056 3,993
Impairment charges and lease termination costs 453 4
Pre-opening costs related to Company Stores 607 323
Gains on commodity derivatives, net   -     (447 )
Operating income 15,894 17,275
Interest income and (expense), net (368 ) (230 )
Other non-operating income and (expense), net   (2 )   184  
Income before income taxes 15,524 17,229
Provision for income taxes   6,108     6,563  
Net income $ 9,416   $ 10,666  
 
Earnings per common share:
Basic $ 0.15   $ 0.16  
Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.16  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 64,098 66,603
Diluted 65,407 68,573
 
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.
     
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Unaudited)
 
May 1, January 31,
2016 2016
(In thousands)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 28,701 $ 50,785
Receivables, net 30,331 28,426
Inventories 16,936 16,312
Other current assets   6,025   3,619
Total current assets 81,993 99,142
Property and equipment 126,581 127,709
Goodwill and other intangible assets 30,974 30,985
Deferred income taxes 69,462 74,874
Other assets   10,004   10,165
Total assets $ 319,014 $ 342,875
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Current portion of lease obligations $ 333 $ 326
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   52,027   49,393
Total current liabilities 52,360 49,719
Lease obligations, less current portion 11,266 11,217
Other long-term obligations and deferred credits 26,734 25,799
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Total shareholders' equity   228,654   256,140
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 319,014 $ 342,875
 
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
May 1, May 3,
2016 2015
(In thousands)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 9,416 $ 10,666
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 4,056 3,993
Deferred income taxes 5,412 5,950
Impairment charges 500 -
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 29 34
Share-based compensation 1,568 1,997
Unrealized gains on commodity derivative positions - (1,060 )
Other 178 74
Net change in assets and liabilities   (1,664 )   (4,509 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   19,495     17,145  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property and equipment (8,047 ) (4,546 )
Proceeds from disposals of property and equipment (5 ) 216
Acquisition of stores and franchise rights from franchisees (185 ) (312 )
Other investing activities   89     821  
Net cash used for investing activities   (8,148 )   (3,821 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayment of lease obligations (86 ) (82 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,334 519
Repurchase of common shares   (34,679 )   (6,090 )
Net cash used for financing activities   (33,431 )   (5,653 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (22,084 ) 7,671
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   50,785     50,971  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 28,701   $ 58,642  
 

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

Management evaluates the Company’s results of operations using, among other measures, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share, which reflect the provision for income taxes only to the extent such taxes are currently payable in cash. In addition, management excludes from adjusted net income charges and credits that are unusual and infrequently occurring. Management believes adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are useful performance measures because they more closely measure the cash flows generated by the Company’s operations and the trends in those cash flows than do GAAP net income and earnings per share, and because they exclude the effects of transactions that are not indicative of the Company’s ongoing results of operations. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are non-GAAP measures.

As of January 31, 2016, the Company had net deferred income tax assets of approximately $75 million, of which approximately $26 million related to federal and state net operating loss carryovers. The Company’s federal net operating loss carryovers totaled approximately $124 million.

The Company has reported cumulative pretax income of over $220 million since the beginning of fiscal 2010, and the Company also has generated significant taxable income during this period. However, because of the Company’s utilization of its federal and state net operating loss carryovers and other deferred tax assets, the Company’s cash payments for income taxes have been relatively insignificant during this period. As a result, the provision for income tax expense has substantially exceeded cash payments for income taxes. Until such time as the Company’s net operating loss carryovers are exhausted or expire, GAAP income tax expense is expected to continue to substantially exceed the amount of cash income taxes payable by the Company.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company recorded $1.2 million in employee termination benefits and $0.5 million related to the previously announced Merger. Costs of this magnitude and nature are excluded from adjusted net income because including them is not representative of the ongoing performance of the Company’s remaining assets.

The following non-GAAP financial information and related reconciliation of adjusted net income to GAAP net income are provided to assist the reader in understanding the effects of the above facts and transactions on the Company’s results of operations. In addition, the non-GAAP financial information is intended to illustrate the material difference between the Company’s income tax expense and income taxes currently payable, as well as, reflect the ongoing performance of the business. These non-GAAP performance measures are consistent with other measurements made by management in the operation of the business that do not consider certain employee termination benefits, Merger costs and income taxes except to the extent to which those taxes currently are payable, for example, in capital allocation decisions and incentive compensation measurements that are made on a pretax basis.

       
Three Months Ended
May 1, May 3,
2016 2015
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Net income, as reported $ 9,416 $ 10,666
Employee termination benefits 1,192 -
Merger related costs 454 -
Provision for deferred income taxes   5,412   5,950
Adjusted net income $ 16,474 $ 16,616
 
 
Adjusted earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.25 $ 0.24
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 65,407 68,573
 
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.
               
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
May 1, May 3,
2016 2015
(In thousands)
Revenues:
Company Stores:
On-premises sales $ 52,452 $ 50,096
Consumer packaged goods - wholesale sales   41,541     40,621  
Company Stores revenues 93,993 90,717
Domestic Franchise 4,137 3,709
International Franchise 6,855 6,728
KK Supply Chain:
Total revenues 64,049 63,517
Less – intersegment sales elimination   (32,550 )   (32,197 )
External KK Supply Chain revenues   31,499     31,320  
Total revenues $ 136,484   $ 132,474  
 
Operating income:
Company Stores $ 5,963 $ 7,357
Domestic Franchise 2,533 2,094
International Franchise 4,578 4,904
KK Supply Chain   11,972     10,949  
Total segment operating income 25,046 25,304
General and administrative expenses (7,483 ) (7,554 )
Corporate depreciation and amortization expense (609 ) (595 )
Impairment charges and lease termination costs (453 ) (4 )
Pre-opening costs related to Company Stores (607 ) (323 )
Gains on commodity derivatives, net   -     447  
Consolidated operating income $ 15,894   $ 17,275  
 
Depreciation and amortization expense:
Company Stores $ 3,270 $ 3,169
Domestic Franchise 17 17
International Franchise - -
KK Supply Chain 160 212
Corporate   609     595  
Total depreciation and amortization expense $ 4,056   $ 3,993  
 
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, INC.
               
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL AND OPERATING INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
May 1, May 3, Change
2016 2015   vs LY
 
Company-operated stores (all domestic):
Stores at beginning of period 116 111
Opened 3 2
Closed (5 ) -
Acquired (divested)   -     1  
Stores at end of period   114     114  
 
Domestic Franchise stores:
Stores at beginning of period 181 167
Opened 2 2
Closed - (2 )
Acquired (divested)   -     (1 )
Stores at end of period   183     166  
 
International Franchise stores:
Stores at beginning of period 824 709
Opened 25 24
Closed   (13 )   (10 )
Stores at end of period   836     723  
 
Total systemwide store count   1,133     1,003  
 
Systemwide Sales (in thousands):(1)
Company stores $ 93,247 $ 89,968 3.6 %
Domestic Franchise stores 97,907 91,772 6.7 %
International Franchise stores 118,489 120,750 (1.9 ) %
International Franchise stores, in constant dollars(2) 118,489 115,229 2.8 %
 
Company Stores Supplemental Information (in thousands):
Company Stores revenues $ 93,993 $ 90,717 3.6 %
 
Company Stores contribution(3) $ 16,059 $ 16,817 (4.5 ) %
Other segment expenses, net (including depreciation and
amortization expense)   10,096     9,460     6.7   %
Company Stores operating income $ 5,963   $ 7,357     (18.9 ) %
 
Company Stores contribution margin 17.1 % 18.5 % (140 ) basis points
 
Company Stores - Store Operating Weeks 1,493 1,467 1.8 %
 
Change in Same Store Sales (retail sales only):(4)
Company stores (0.7 ) % 4.3 %
Domestic Franchise stores 1.6 % 5.8 %
International Franchise stores (10.8 ) % (9.2 ) %
International Franchise stores, in constant dollars(2) (7.3 ) % (1.7 ) %
 
Company Stores - Consumer Packaged Goods - wholesale sales:(5)
Change in average weekly number of doors 1.5 % 0.8 %
Change in average weekly sales per door 6.2 % 0.3 %

(1) Systemwide sales, a non-GAAP financial measure, include sales by both Company and franchise Krispy Kreme stores but exclude sales among Company and franchise stores. The Company believes systemwide sales data are useful in assessing consumer demand for the Company’s products, the overall success of the Krispy Kreme brand and, ultimately, the performance of the Company. All of the Company’s royalty revenues are computed as percentages of sales made by the Company’s domestic and international franchisees, and substantially all of KK Supply Chain’s external sales of doughnut mixes and other ingredients ultimately are determined by demand for the Company’s products at franchise stores. Accordingly, sales by the Company’s franchisees have a direct effect on the Company’s royalty and KK Supply Chain revenues, and therefore on the Company’s profitability. The Company’s consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere herein include sales by Company stores, sales to franchisees by the KK Supply Chain segment, and royalties and fees received from franchise stores based on their sales, but exclude sales by franchise stores to their customers.

(2) Computed on a pro forma basis assuming the average rate of exchange between the U.S. dollar and each of the foreign currencies in which the Company’s international franchisees conduct business had been the same in the comparable prior year period.

(3) Company Stores contribution represents Company Stores revenues less costs of food, beverage and packaging; labor and benefit costs; vehicle costs; occupancy and other store related costs and excludes depreciation and amortization expense; marketing expenses and segment general and administration expenses. Company Stores contribution is a non-GAAP financial measure and the Company believes this is a useful measure to assess and evaluate the performance of its Company Stores segment.

(4) The change in “same store sales” represents the aggregate retail sales (excluding fundraising sales) during the current year period for all stores which had been open for 18 or more months during the current year period divided by the aggregate retail sales of such stores for the comparable weeks in the preceding year period. Once a store has been open for at least 18 consecutive months, its sales are included in the computation of same stores sales for all subsequent periods. In the event a store is closed temporarily (for example, for remodeling) and has no sales during one or more weeks, such store’s sales for the comparable weeks during the earlier or subsequent period are excluded from the same store sales computation.

(5) Company Stores consumer packaged goods - wholesale sales “average weekly number of doors” represents the average number of customer locations to which product deliveries to grocers/mass merchants and convenience stores are made during a week by Company Stores and “average weekly sales per door” represents the average weekly sales to each such location by Company Stores.



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