The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

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The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Company Announces 17 Percent Increase In Quarterly Dividend and Increase In Share Repurchase Authorization

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NAS: CAKE) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, which ended on July 2, 2013.

Total revenues were $470.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to $454.7 million in the prior year second quarter. Net income and diluted net income per share were $28.6 million and $0.52, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

The Company recorded a pre-tax charge during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 related to the planned relocation of two The Cheesecake Factory restaurants. The amount of the charge was approximately $1.5 million, which decreased diluted net income per share by approximately $0.02. Excluding this item, net income was $29.5 million and diluted net income per share was $0.54.

Operating Results

Comparable restaurant sales at The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe increased 0.8% in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

By concept, comparable restaurant sales grew 0.9% at The Cheesecake Factory and grew 0.1% at Grand Lux Cafe.

"We delivered our 14th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales in the second quarter, and we continued to outperform the industry. Our strategy is to leverage the strength of our brand to drive sales at full margins. We can accomplish this because our concept is highly differentiated, relevant to consumer tastes and preferences, and we execute very well on food and service," said David Overton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We increased our operating margins, as we make ongoing progress toward recapturing our peak margin levels. Our improvement in profitability was accomplished while maintaining excellent guest satisfaction scores, delivering the high quality, consistent dining experience that we are known for," continued Overton.


The Company continues to expect to open as many as eight to ten new restaurants in fiscal 2013, of which one new restaurant opened in the second quarter in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Internationally, the Company now expects one new The Cheesecake Factory restaurant to open in the Middle East during fiscal 2013 under a licensing agreement.

Capital Allocation

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors approved an increase in its quarterly dividend equating to 17%. The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on August 20, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2013.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company repurchased 87 thousand shares of its common stock at a cost of $3.3 million. Year-to-date, the Company repurchased 1.3 million shares of its common stock at a cost of $45.3 million.

The Company now expects to allocate as much as $125 million toward share repurchases in the second half of fiscal 2013. In addition, the Company's Board of Directors increased its share repurchase authorization by 7.5 million shares to 48.5 million shares.

"With industry-leading average restaurant volumes above $10 million per year, our restaurants generate a substantial amount of cash. The increase in our quarterly dividend and significant amount of planned share repurchases over the next six months reflect our commitment to effectively utilize our capital to increase shareholder value," concluded Overton.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to review the Company's results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 will be held today at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and a replay will be available shortly after the call and continue through August 24, 2013. To listen to the conference call, please go to the Company's website at at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software. Click on the "Investors" link on the home page and select the conference call link at the top of the page.

About The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company operates 175 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S., including 163 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 11 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, three The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under a licensing agreement. The Company also operates two bakery production facilities in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC that produce over 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and other baked products. To learn more about the Company, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including uncertainties related to: the Company's ability to deliver comparable sales increases and leverage those sales increases; the Company's ability to outperform the casual dining industry; the Company's ability to increase sales at full margins; the Company's ability to maintain its relevance to consumers; the Company's ability to deliver operating margin and earnings per share growth; the Company's ability to increase its guest satisfaction scores; the Company's ability to continue to expand domestically and internationally; the Company's ability to increase shareholder value through dividends and share repurchases; factors outside of the Company's control that impact consumer confidence and spending; current and future macro national and regional economic and credit market conditions; changes in national and regional unemployment rates; the economic health of the Company's landlords and other tenants in retail centers in which its restaurants are located; the economic health of suppliers, vendors and other third parties providing goods or services to the Company; adverse weather conditions in regions in which the Company's restaurants are located; factors that are under the control of government agencies, landlords and other third parties; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as set forth below. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the dates on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required to do so by securities laws. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements and the discussion of risk factors contained in the Company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the SEC, which are available at

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited; in thousands, except per share and statistical data)
  13 Weeks Ended   13 Weeks Ended   26 Weeks Ended   26 Weeks Ended
Consolidated Statements of Operations   July 2, 2013 July 3, 2012 July 2, 2013 July 3, 2012


  Percent of Revenue



Percent of Revenue



  Percent of Revenue



  Percent of Revenue
Revenues $ 470,118 100.0 % $ 454,749 100.0 % $ 933,136 100.0 % $ 890,503 100.0 %
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 112,947 24.0 % 111,019 24.4 % 227,240 24.3 % 218,617 24.5 %
Labor expenses 151,162 32.2 % 146,086 32.1 % 302,145 32.4 % 289,066 32.5 %
Other operating costs and expenses 113,805 24.2 % 108,870 23.9 % 224,783 24.1 % 214,758 24.1 %
General and administrative expenses 27,811 5.9 % 26,278 5.8 % 56,600 6.1 % 54,943 6.2 %
Depreciation and amortization expenses 19,215 4.1 % 18,509 4.1 % 38,445 4.1 % 36,807 4.1 %
Impairment of assets and lease terminations 1,505 0.3 % - 0.0 % 2,149 0.2 % - 0.0 %
Preopening costs 2,503   0.5 %   3,017     0.7 %   3,817   0.4 %   5,123   0.6 %
Total costs and expenses 428,948   91.2 %   413,779     91.0 %   855,179   91.6 %   819,314   92.0 %
Income from operations 41,170 8.8 % 40,970 9.0 % 77,957 8.4 % 71,189 8.0 %
Interest and other (expense)/income, net (1,271 ) (0.3 )%   (838 )   (0.2 )%   (2,581 ) (0.3 )%   (1,986 ) (0.2 )%
Income before income taxes 39,899 8.5 % 40,132 8.8 % 75,376 8.1 % 69,203 7.8 %
Income tax provision 11,316   2.4 %   11,733     2.6 %   21,501   2.3 %   20,082   2.3 %
Net income $ 28,583   6.1 % $ 28,399     6.2 % $ 53,875   5.8 % $ 49,121   5.5 %
Basic net income per share $ 0.54   $ 0.53   $ 1.02   $ 0.92  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 52,892     53,155     52,574     53,417  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.52   $ 0.52   $ 0.99   $ 0.89  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 55,073     55,091     54,692     55,376  
Selected Segment Information
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants $ 424,845 $ 408,933 $ 837,396 $ 799,680
Other 45,273     45,816     95,740     90,823  
$ 470,118   $ 454,749   $ 933,136   $ 890,503  
Income from operations:
The Cheesecake Factory restaurants $ 62,718 $ 64,820 $ 121,955 $ 118,631
Other 5,106 3,218 9,606 6,729
Corporate (26,654 )   (27,068 )   (53,604 )   (54,171 )
$ 41,170   $ 40,970   $ 77,957   $ 71,189  

Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Information


July 2, 2013

January 1, 2013

Cash and cash equivalents   $ 130,623 $ 83,569
Total assets 1,124,887 1,092,167
Total liabilities 490,591 512,441
Stockholders' equity 634,296 579,726
13 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
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