MINNEAPOLIS - February 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the year ended December 27, 2014 of $20,066,500 or $3.85 per share diluted, compared to net income of $18,231,600 or $3.48 per share diluted, in 2013. The fourth quarter 2014 net income was $5,610,800 or $1.09 per share diluted, compared to net income of $4,585,800 or $.87 per share diluted, for the same period last year. Revenues for the year ended December 27, 2014 were $61,178,700, up from $55,731,200 in 2013.
John L. Morgan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We ended the year with a solid fourth quarter that was highlighted by a growing and profitable leasing portfolio, as well as steady growth in our franchising business. We opened 94 stores in 2014 and signed an additional 90 agreements for future store openings across all of our brands. Our newest resale concept, Style Encore, currently has 27 open stores and is being well received by both consumers and franchisees."
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At December 27, 2014, there were 1,092 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. An additional 105 retail franchises have been awarded but are not open. In addition, at December 27, 2014, the Company had a lease portfolio equal to $44.0 million.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), relating to future events or the future financial performance of the Company including statements with respect to our ability to finance the growth of our leasing and franchising businesses for the foreseeable future. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions or statements of intention subject to risks and uncertainties and actual events or results could differ materially from those anticipated. Because actual result may differ, shareholders and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
|December 27, 2014||December 28, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||2,089,700||$||10,642,600|
|Net investment in leases - current||19,831,600||17,239,900|
|Income tax receivable||4,163,900||166,500|
|Total current assets||28,441,100||30,675,000|
|Net investment in leases – long-term||24,188,900||20,301,400|
|Property and equipment, net||1,420,300||1,382,200|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Line of credit||$||18,500,000||$||-|
|Discounted lease rentals||227,300||424,900|
|Deferred income taxes||4,412,600||4,208,200|
|Total current liabilities||28,997,200||10,507,500|
|Discounted lease rentals||25,800||277,400|
|Deferred income taxes||1,344,300||1,436,800|
|Total long-term liabilities||4,121,100||4,383,900|
Common stock, no par, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 4,998,512 and 5,143,530 shares issued and outstanding
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(37,100||)||(4,100||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||21,609,500||38,144,700|
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|Quarter Ended||Fiscal Year Ended|
|December 27, 2014||December 28, 2013||December 27, 2014||December 28, 2013|
|COST OF MERCHANDISE SOLD||463,600||471,000||2,619,900||2,205,700|
|PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES||36,800||23,000||62,900||(44,700||)|
|SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES||5,931,500||5,469,300||23,806,000||22,198,200|
|Income from operations||9,354,500||7,501,600||33,059,300||29,780,000|
|INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)||(14,200||)||28,200||14,000||23,400|
|Income before income taxes||9,212,500||7,496,400||32,588,800||29,589,900|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||(3,601,700||)||(2,910,600||)||(12,522,300||)||(11,358,300||)|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE – BASIC||$||1.12||$||.89||$||3.96||$||3.60|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE – DILUTED||$||1.09||$||.87||$||3.85||$||3.48|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING – BASIC||4,997,831||5,137,415||5,069,391||5,068,975|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING – DILUTED||5,159,804||5,297,878||5,216,914||5,241,121|
SOURCE Winmark Corporation
Brett D. Heffes
Winmark Corporation is a recognized leader in franchise-owned and operated business opportunities.