MINNEAPOLIS - February 25, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the year ended December 28, 2013 of $18,231,600 or $3.48 per share diluted, compared to net income of $12,937,900 or $2.47 per share diluted, in 2012. The fourth quarter 2013 net income was $4,585,800 or $.87 per share diluted, compared to net income of $1,758,000 or $.34 per share diluted, for the same period last year. Revenues for the year ended December 28, 2013 were $55,731,200, up from $51,943,100 in 2012.
"During 2013, we passed an important milestone by opening our 1,000th franchised store location and we ended the year with 112 awarded, but unopened stores. Additionally, the profitability of our leasing business enjoyed solid growth as we continued to add new customers."
Earnings growth in the fourth quarter was primarily attributable to the non-cash charges recorded during the fourth quarter of 2012 related to the Company’s long-term investments. John L. Morgan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "During 2013, we passed an important milestone by opening our 1,000th franchised store location and we ended the year with 112 awarded, but unopened stores. Additionally, the profitability of our leasing business enjoyed solid growth as we continued to add new customers."
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At December 28, 2013, there were 1,005 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Play It Again Sports®, Once Upon A Child®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. An additional 112 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open. In addition, at December 28, 2013, the Company had a lease portfolio equal to $37.5 million.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), relating to future events or the future financial performance of the Company including statements with respect to our ability to finance the growth of our leasing and franchising businesses for the foreseeable future. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions or statements of intention subject to risks and uncertainties and actual events or results could differ materially from those anticipated. Because actual result may differ, shareholders and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
|December 28, 2013||December 29, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||10,642,600||$||2,233,400|
|Net investment in leases - current||17,239,900||13,461,200|
|Income tax receivable||166,500||1,400,700|
|Total current assets||30,675,000||18,934,700|
|Net investment in leases – long-term||20,301,400||22,697,100|
|Property and equipment, net||1,382,200||1,229,500|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Line of credit||$||-||$||10,800,000|
|Discounted lease rentals||424,900||896,800|
|Deferred income taxes||4,208,200||3,549,900|
|Total current liabilities||10,507,500||20,513,200|
|Discounted lease rentals||277,400||177,900|
|Deferred income taxes||1,436,800||2,594,300|
|Total long-term liabilities||4,383,900||5,097,600|
Common stock, no par, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 5,143,530 and 4,996,459 shares issued and outstanding
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(4,100||)||(4,000||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||38,144,700||17,928,000|
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|Quarter Ended||Fiscal Year Ended|
|December 28, 2013||December 29, 2012||December 28, 2013||December 29, 2012|
|COST OF MERCHANDISE SOLD||471,000||639,300||2,205,700||2,621,500|
|PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES||23,000||22,000||(44,700||)||(47,600||)|
|SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES||5,469,300||5,040,400||22,198,200||20,280,300|
|Income from operations||7,501,600||6,962,900||29,780,000||27,299,100|
|LOSS FROM EQUITY INVESTMENTS||-||(1,842,500||)||-||(2,492,900||)|
|IMPAIRMENT OF INVESTMENT IN NOTES||-||(663,700||)||-||(1,324,400||)|
|INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME||28,200||15,400||23,400||66,000|
|Income before income taxes||7,496,400||4,382,100||29,589,900||23,155,500|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||(2,910,600||)||(2,624,100||)||(11,358,300||)||(10,217,600||)|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE – BASIC||$||.89||$||.35||$||3.60||$||2.57|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE – DILUTED||$||.87||$||.34||$||3.48||$||2.47|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING – BASIC||5,137,415||4,986,957||5,068,975||5,027,509|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING – DILUTED||5,297,878||5,179,504||5,241,121||5,237,671|
Brett D. Heffes
Winmark Corporation is a recognized leader in franchise-owned and operated business opportunities.