DineEquity, Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter 2013 Results

DineEquity, Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter 2013 Results

  • Second quarter 2013 adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.02 and GAAP EPS of $0.87
  • IHOP domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales increased 1.9%
  • Applebee's domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales increased 1.3%
  • Generated strong free cash flow of $52.1 million in the first six months of 2013
  • Second quarter dividend of $0.75 per share of common stock paid and $14.5 million in common stock repurchased
  • Over $43 million returned to shareholders in the first six months of 2013 in the form of cash dividends and share repurchases

GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYS: DIN) , the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2013.

"DineEquity's second quarter included a number of accomplishments. Same-restaurant sales were positive for both brands. In particular, same-restaurant sales at IHOP rose 1.9%, with an increase in guest traffic. This is IHOP's first quarter of both positive same-restaurant sales and guest traffic since the fourth quarter of 2010. We are very pleased with the results and will continue our efforts to build momentum. Applebee's performance was also strong in an uneven consumer environment, generating same-restaurant sales growth of 1.3%," said Julia A. Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DineEquity, Inc. "We are actively managing our Shared Services model, driving cost efficiencies and innovation for both brands. We continued to execute on our balanced approach to return significant free cash flow to our stockholders, paying a second quarter dividend of $0.75 per share, resulting in a very competitive yield. We also repurchased $14.5 million of our common stock, creating additional stockholder value."


Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $19.7 million, representing adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.02 for the second quarter of 2013. This compares to $19.1 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.06, for the second quarter of 2012. The increase in adjusted net income was due to lower cash interest expense and a decline in general and administrative expenses. The increase was partially offset by, as expected, lower segment profit resulting from the refranchise and sale of 137 Applebee's company-operated restaurants during the third and fourth quarters of 2012. The decline in adjusted earnings per diluted share was due to a higher number of weighted average shares outstanding. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $16.6 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.87 for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $15.9 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.88, for the second quarter of 2012. The increase in net income was primarily due to lower interest expense, a decline in general and administrative expenses, and lower asset disposition losses. These items were partially offset by lower segment profit as a result of refranchising.
  • Consolidated general and administrative expenses were $35.6 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $37.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower personnel costs as a result of refranchising, the Company's 2012 comprehensive restructuring initiative, and lower stock-based compensation. The lower personnel costs were partially offset by higher costs for professional services and consumer research.

First Six Months of 2013 Highlights

  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $41.5 million in the first six months of 2013, representing adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.16. This compares to $43.8 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.41, for the same period in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower segment profit as a result of refranchising. These items were partially offset by lower cash interest expense and a decline in general and administrative expenses. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $34.5 million in the first six months of 2013, or earnings per diluted share of $1.80, compared to $45.8 million, or earnings per diluted share of $2.52 for the same period in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower segment profit as a result of refranchising, lower asset disposition gains, and debt modification costs. These items were partially offset by lower interest expense, a decline in general and administrative expenses, and the reduced impact from debt extinguishment.
  • Consolidated general and administrative expenses were $69.7 million in the first six months of 2013 compared to $76.9 million for the same period of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower personnel costs as a result of refranchising and the Company's 2012 comprehensive restructuring initiative. The Company's strategy remains on track to deliver the targeted annualized savings in general and administrative expenses.
  • EBITDA was $142.5 million for the first six months of 2013. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • For the first six months of 2013, cash flows from operating activities were $55.4 million, capital expenditures were $3.0 million, and free cash flow was $52.1 million. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)

Same-Restaurant Sales Performance

Second Quarter 2013

  • Applebee's domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales increased 1.3% for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012. The increase in same-restaurant sales reflected a higher average guest check, partially offset by a slight decline in traffic.
  • IHOP's domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 1.9% for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter of 2012. The increase in same-restaurant sales reflected a higher average guest check and an increase in traffic.

First Six Months of 2013 Highlights

  • Applebee's domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales were flat for the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The flat same-restaurant sales reflected a higher average guest check offset by a decline in traffic.
  • IHOP's domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 0.7% for the first six months of 2013 compared to the first six months of 2012. The increase in same-restaurant sales reflected a higher average guest check, partially offset by a decrease in traffic.

Financial Performance Guidance for Fiscal 2013

DineEquity reiterates its financial performance guidance for fiscal 2013 contained in the press release issued on February 27, 2013, except for consolidated general and administrative expenses. The Company revised consolidated general and administrative expenses to range between $142 million and $146 million. This reflects a reduction from the previous expectations of between $144 million and $147 million.

Investor Conference Call Today

The Company will host an investor conference call on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss its second quarter 2013 results. To participate on the call, please dial (888) 713-4199 and reference pass code 61373373. International callers, please dial (617) 213-4861 and reference pass code 61373373. Participants may also pre-register to obtain a unique pin number to join the live call without operator assistance by visiting the following Web site:

https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PQTM9UACN

A live webcast of the call will be available on DineEquity's Web site at www.dineequity.com, and may be accessed by visiting Calls & Presentations under the site's Investors section. Participants should allow approximately ten minutes prior to the call's start time to visit the site and download any streaming media software needed to listen to the webcast. A telephonic replay of the call may be accessed through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on August 6, 2013 by dialing (888) 286-8010 and referencing pass code 32557449. International callers, please dial (617) 801-6888 and reference pass code 32557449. An online archive of the webcast also will be available on the Investors section of DineEquity's Web site.

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. For more information on DineEquity, visit the Company's Web site located at www.dineequity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan" and other similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of general economic conditions; the Company's indebtedness; risk of future impairment charges; trading volatility and the price of the Company's common stock; the Company's results in any given period differing from guidance provided to the public; the highly competitive nature of the restaurant business; the Company's business strategy failing to achieve anticipated results; risks associated with the restaurant industry; risks associated with locations of current and future restaurants; rising costs for food commodities and utilities; shortages or interruptions in the supply or delivery of food; ineffective marketing and guest relationship initiatives and use of social media; changing health or dietary preferences; our engagement in business in foreign markets; harm to our brands' reputation; litigation; third-party claims with respect to intellectual property assets; environmental liability; liability relating to employees; failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations; failure to effectively implement restaurant development plans; our dependence upon our franchisees; concentration of Applebee's franchised restaurants in a limited number of franchisees; credit risk from IHOP franchisees operating under our previous business model; termination or non-renewal of franchise agreements; franchisees breaching their franchise agreements; insolvency proceedings involving franchisees; changes in the number and quality of franchisees; inability of franchisees to fund capital expenditures; heavy dependence on information technology; the occurrence of cyber incidents or a deficiency in our cybersecurity; failure to execute on a business continuity plan; inability to attract and retain talented employees; risks associated with retail brand initiatives; failure of our internal controls; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements.

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 (loss) available to common stockholders for such period the effect of any impairment and closure charges, any gain or loss related to debt extinguishment, any intangible asset amortization, any non-cash interest expense, any debt modification costs, any one-time litigation settlement charges, any general and administrative restructuring costs, net of savings, any gain or loss related to the disposition of assets, and any state income tax impact of deferred taxes due to refranchising incurred in such period. 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 retirement of debt, depreciation and amortization, impairment and closure charges, non-cash stock-based compensation, gain/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 after the receipts from long-term receivables, and the funding of operating activities, capital expenditures and dividends. 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,
2013  20122013  2012
Segment Revenues:
Franchise and restaurant revenues$124,153$196,261$252,482$405,555
Rental revenues30,73129,17161,73461,176
Financing revenues3,230 3,959 7,067 8,242 
Total segment revenues158,114 229,391 321,283 474,973 
Segment Expenses:
Franchise and restaurant expenses42,308105,92086,784217,735
Rental expenses24,53524,30148,80448,838
Financing expenses245 916 245 1,571 
Total segment expenses67,088 131,137 135,833 268,144 
Gross segment profit91,02698,254185,450206,829
General and administrative expenses35,64137,23969,67376,871
Interest expense24,95629,65050,25159,871
Amortization of intangible assets3,0693,0756,1406,150
Impairment and closure charges3241221,162844
Loss on extinguishment of debt16362,611
Debt modification costs1,296
Loss (gain) on disposition of assets64 741 (254)(15,992)
Income before income taxes26,95627,42757,14676,474
Income tax provision(10,019)(10,489)(21,970)(28,192)
Net income$16,937 $16,938 $35,176 $48,282 
Net income available to common stockholders:
Net income$16,937$16,938$35,176$48,282
Less: Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock(298)(388)(627)(1,169)
Less: Accretion of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (677) (1,345)
Net income available to common stockholders$16,639 $15,873 $34,549 $45,768 
Net income available to common stockholders per share:
Basic$0.88 $0.89 $1.82 $2.57 
Diluted$0.87 $0.88 $1.80 $2.52 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic18,953 17,890 18,932 17,786 
Diluted19,222 18,138 19,207 18,731 
 
Dividends declared per common share$0.75 $ $1.50 $ 
Dividends paid per common share$0.75 $ $1.50 $ 
 
 
DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
  

June 30,
2013

  

December 31,
2012

(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$75,637$64,537
Receivables, net94,200128,610
Prepaid income taxes2,13416,080
Prepaid gift cards41,35750,242
Deferred income taxes22,81021,772
Other current assets4,058 13,214 
Total current assets240,196294,455
Long-term receivables204,952212,269
Property and equipment, net285,379294,375
Goodwill697,470697,470
Other intangible assets, net800,076806,093
Other assets, net109,369 110,738 
Total assets$2,337,442 $2,415,400 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt$4,720$7,420
Accounts payable38,69430,751
Gift card liability101,753161,689
Accrued employee compensation and benefits14,82422,435
Accrued interest payable13,29113,236
Current maturities of capital lease and financing obligations11,63110,878
Other accrued expenses18,682 21,351 
Total current liabilities203,595267,760
Long-term debt, less current maturities1,204,1061,202,063
Capital lease obligations, less current maturities118,481124,375
Financing obligations, less current maturities51,97152,049
Deferred income taxes347,874362,171
Other liabilities98,893 98,177 
Total liabilities Read Full Story

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