DineEquity, Inc. Reports Strong Results for the Third Quarter 2015

  • Adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.43, a 25% increase over the third quarter 2014
  • GAAP EPS of $1.28, a 29% increase over the third quarter 2014
  • Returned approximately $32 million to shareholders, including $15 million in the form of share repurchases and approximately $17 million in cash dividends
  • Gross segment profit increased 6% over the third quarter 2014
  • Domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 5.8% at IHOP and declined 0.5% at Applebee's

GLENDALE, Calif. - Oct. 29, 2015 // PRNewswire // - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

"We ended the quarter with several notable achievements, highlighted by continued solid growth in adjusted earnings per diluted share and significant free cash flow generation," said Julia A. Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DineEquity, Inc.

Ms. Stewart added, "We are leveraging our strong brands and collaborating with our franchisees to move the business forward. New restaurant development continues at a healthy pace. Our ongoing focus on enhancing the guest experience, operational excellence and financial discipline has positioned us for continued growth and success."

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $26.7 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.43, for the third quarter of 2015. This compares to $21.5 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.14, for the same period of 2014. The increase in adjusted net income was mainly due to a significant decline in cash interest expense and higher gross segment profit, partially offset by higher general and administrative expenses. The improvement in gross segment profit was primarily due to the 5.8% increase in IHOP's domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $23.9 million for the third quarter of 2015, or earnings per diluted share of $1.28. This compares to net income available to common stockholders of $18.6 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.99, for the third quarter of 2014. The increase was primarily due to significantly lower interest expense, an increase in gross segment profit and a higher gain on the disposition of assets in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. The increase was partially offset by higher general and administrative expenses.
  • In July 2015, DineEquity completed the refranchising and sale of 23 Applebee's company-operated restaurants in the Kansas City area. The Company received gross proceeds of approximately $9 million from the sale and recognized a gain of approximately $2 million on the transaction.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $86.7 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $4.59, for the first nine months of 2015. This compares to $67.6 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $3.57, for the same period of 2014. The increase in adjusted net income was primarily due to a significant decline in cash interest expense and higher gross segment profit. The increase was partially offset by higher income taxes and an increase in general and administrative expenses. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $78.5 million for the first nine months of 2015, or earnings per diluted share of $4.16. This compares to net income available to common stockholders of $58.0 million, or earnings per diluted share of $3.06, for the same period of 2014. The increase was mainly due to a significant decline in interest expense, higher gross segment profit and a higher gain on the disposition of assets in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. The increase was partially offset by higher income taxes and an increase in general and administrative expenses.
  • For the first nine months of fiscal 2015, cash flows from operating activities were $70.6 million and free cash flow was $75.6 million. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)

Same-Restaurant Sales Performance

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015

  • IHOP's domestic system-wide comparable same restaurant sales increased 5.8% for the third quarter of 2015.
  • Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales declined 0.5% for the third quarter of 2015.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2015

  • IHOP's domestic system-wide comparable same restaurant sales increased 5.6% for the first nine months of 2015.
  • Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 1.2% for the first nine months of 2015.

Financial Performance Guidance for Fiscal 2015

DineEquity reiterates its financial performance guidance for fiscal 2015 that was affirmed on July 29, 2015, except for the metrics below.

  • Applebee's sales performance guidance was revised to range between flat and positive 1%. This reflects a decrease from the previous expectations of between positive 1.0% and positive 3.0%.
  • New restaurant development by Applebee's franchisees was revised to range between 35 and 45 restaurants, the majority of which are expected to be opened in the U.S. This reflects an increase from the previous range of between 30 and 40 new restaurants.
  • Combined profit for the Rental and Financing segments was revised to approximately $42 million. This reflects an increase from previous expectations of roughly $39 million.
  • Net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable were revised to approximately $13 million. This reflects an increase from the previous projection of approximately $8 million. The higher expected receipts are due to certain franchisee notes that were paid in full earlier than their respective due dates.
  • Capital expenditures were revised to approximately $8 million. This reflects a slight decline from previous expectations of roughly $9 million.
  • Free cash flow was revised to range between $120 million and $130 million, reflecting an increase from the previous range of between $114 million and $124 million. The $9 million in gross proceeds received from the refranchising and sale of 23 Applebee's company-operated restaurants is not included in our definition of free cash flow. However, the proceeds are available to return to shareholders. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)

The Company reiterates guidance for general and administrative expenses, which are expected to range between $149 million and $153 million, including non-cash stock-based compensation expense and depreciation of approximately $18 million. This does not include estimated non-recurring, pre-tax charges of approximately $5 million related to our support center consolidation announced on September 3, 2015.

DineEquity's financial performance guidance reflects the impact of a 53rd operating week in fiscal 2015, in which the last month of the fiscal fourth quarter contains six weeks.

Investor Conference Call Today

DineEquity will host a conference call to discuss its results on the same day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. To participate on the call, please dial (800) 708-4539 and reference passcode 40861530. International callers, please dial (847) 619-6396 and reference passcode 40861530.

A live webcast of the call will be available at www.dineequity.com, and may be accessed by visiting Calls & Presentations on 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 from 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on October 29, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 5, 2015 by dialing (888) 843-7419 and referencing passcode 40861530#. International callers, please dial (630) 652-3042 and reference passcode 40861530#. An online archive of the webcast will also be available on the Investors section of DineEquity's website.

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 20 countries and U.S. territories and over 400 franchisees, 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; fourth-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)," "free cash flow," and "segment EBITDA." "Adjusted EPS" is computed for a given period by deducting from net income or loss available to common stockholders for such period the effect of any closure and impairment charges, any gain or loss related to debt extinguishment, any intangible asset amortization, any non-cash interest expense, and any gain or loss related to the disposition of assets. This is presented on an aggregate basis and a per share (diluted) basis. For fiscal 2015, "free cash flow" for a given period is defined as cash provided by operating activities, plus net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable, excluding direct financing lease receivables ("net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable"), less capital expenditures. "Segment EBITDA" for a given period is defined as gross profit plus depreciation and amortization as well as interest charges related to the segment. Management utilizes free cash flow to determine the amount of cash remaining for general corporate and strategic purposes and for the return of cash to stockholders pursuant to our capital allocation strategy, after the receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable, and the funding of operating activities, capital expenditures and debt service. 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, 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

 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2015

   

2014

   

2015

   

2014

Revenues:

               

Franchise and restaurant revenues

 

$

128,188

 

$

129,334

 

$

407,774

 

$

387,573

Rental revenues

 

31,221

 

30,761

 

93,755

 

92,223

Financing revenues

 

3,028

 

2,758

 

8,271

 

10,779

Total revenues

 

162,437

 

162,853

 

509,800

 

490,575

Cost of revenues:

               

Franchise and restaurant expenses

 

41,984

 

47,570

 

145,433

 

135,403

Rental expenses

 

23,264

 

23,654

 

70,073

 

71,173

Financing expenses

 

504

 

 

516

 

825

Total cost of revenues

 

65,752

 

71,224

 

216,022

 

207,401

Gross profit

 

96,685

 

91,629

 

293,778

 

283,174

General and administrative expenses

 

41,577

 

33,835

 

110,384

 

102,836

Interest expense

 

15,434

 

24,984

 

46,757

 

74,895

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,500

 

3,071

 

7,500

 

9,212

Closure and impairment charges, net

 

(72)

 

192

 

2,230

 

1,029

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

1

 

 

13

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

 

(2,351)

 

(205)

 

(2,294)

 

592

Income before income tax provision

 

39,597

 

29,751

 

129,201

 

94,597

Income tax provision

 

(15,340)

 

(10,864)

 

(49,635)

 

(35,719)

Net income

 

$

24,257

 

$

18,887

 

$

79,566

 

$

58,878

Net income available to common stockholders:

               

Net income

 

$

24,257

 

$

18,887

 

$

79,566

 

$

58,878

Less: Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(316)

 

(279)

 

(1,042)

 

(927)

Net income available to common stockholders

 

$

23,941

 

$

18,608

 

$

78,524

 

$

57,951

Net income available to common stockholders per share:

               

Basic

 

$

1.29

 

$

0.99

 

$

4.19

 

$

3.09

Diluted

 

$

1.28

 

$

0.99

 

$

4.16

 

$

3.06

Weighted average shares outstanding:

               

Basic

 

18,573

 

18,703

 

18,737

 

18,757

Diluted

 

18,706

 

18,890

 

18,874

 

18,964

                 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.875

 

$

0.75

 

$

2.625

 

$

2.25

Dividends paid per common share

 

$

0.875

 

$

0.75

 

$

2.625

 

$

2.25

 

 

DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
   

September 30,

 2015

    

December 31, 2014

   

(Unaudited)

   

Assets

       

Current assets:

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

105,886

 

$

104,004

Receivables, net

 

91,085

 

153,498

Restricted cash

 

42,226

 

52,262

Prepaid gift card costs

 

41,140

 

51,268

Deferred income taxes

 

35,488

 

30,860

Prepaid income taxes

 

2,805

 

11,753

Other current assets

 

5,548

 

9,239

Total current assets

 

324,178

 

412,884

Long-term receivables, net

 

164,910

 

180,856

Property and equipment, net

 

226,234

 

241,229

Goodwill

 

697,470

 

697,470

Other intangible assets, net

 

775,128

 

782,336

Deferred rent receivable

 

90,531

 

91,117

Other non-current assets, net

 

39,835

 

42,216

Total assets

 

$

2,318,286

 

$

2,448,108

         

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

       

Current liabilities:

       

Accounts payable

 

$

32,226

 

$

41,771

Gift card liability

 

105,559

 

179,760

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

 

20,767

 

25,722

Dividends payable

 

16,408

 

16,635

Current maturities of capital lease and financing obligations

 

15,386

 

14,852

Accrued advertising

 

8,495

 

10,150

Accrued interest payable

 

3,851

 

14,126

Other accrued expenses

 

7,168

 

10,033

Total current liabilities

 

209,860

 

313,049

Long-term debt

 

1,300,000

 

1,300,000

Capital lease obligations, less current maturities

 

88,384

 

98,119

Financing obligations, less current maturities

 

42,428

 

42,524

Deferred income taxes

 

307,562

 

319,111

Deferred rent payable

 

73,387

 

75,375

Other non-current liabilities

 

21,355

 

20,857

Total liabilities

 

2,042,976

 

2,169,035

Commitments and contingencies

       

Stockholders' equity:

       

Common stock, $0.01 par value, shares: 40,000,000 authorized; September 30, 2015 - 25,194,889 issued, 18,735,014 outstanding; December 31, 2014 - 25,240,055 issued, 18,953,567 outstanding

 

252

 

252

Additional paid-in-capital

 

284,787

 

279,946

Retained earnings

 

343,621

 

313,644

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(99)

 

(73)

Treasury stock, at cost; shares: September 30, 2015 - 6,459,875; December 31, 2014 - 6,286,488

 

(353,251)

 

(314,696)

Total stockholders' equity

 

275,310

 

279,073

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

2,318,286

 

$

2,448,108

 

 

DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

   

2015

    

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:

       

Net income

 

$

79,566

 

$

58,878

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows provided by operating activities:

       

Depreciation and amortization

 

24,134

 

26,237

Non-cash interest expense

 

2,292

 

5,021

Deferred income taxes

 

(15,388)

 

(21,947)

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

6,312

 

7,432

Tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

4,850

 

4,008

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

(4,577)

 

(4,635)

Closure and impairment charges

 

2,230

 

1,029

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

 

(2,294)

 

592

Other

 

(1,303)

 

(2,184)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

       

Accounts receivable, net

 

(95)

 

(7,085)

Current income tax receivables and payables

 

8,579

 

19,975

Gift card receivables and payables

 

(11,816)

 

(14,353)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(3,304)

 

(2,189)

Accounts payable

 

2,147

 

6,848

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

 

(4,915)

 

(7,674)

Accrued interest payable

 

(10,275)

 

18,043

Other current liabilities

 

(5,554)

 

14,431

Cash flows provided by operating activities

 

70,589

 

102,427

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

Additions to property and equipment

 

(5,765)

 

(5,530)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

10,782

 

681

Principal receipts from notes, equipment contracts and other long-term receivables

 

16,498

 

10,252

Other

 

(274)

 

1

Cash flows provided by investing activities

 

21,241

 

5,404

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

Repayment of long-term debt

 

 

(3,600)

Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations

 

(9,711)

 

(8,484)

Repurchase of DineEquity common stock

 

(50,010)

 

(30,006)

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(49,786)

 

(42,733)

Tax payments for restricted stock upon vesting

 

(3,389)

 

(2,931)

Proceeds from stock options exercised

 

8,426

 

7,392

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

 

4,577

 

4,635

Change in restricted cash

 

10,036

 

(4,948)

Other

 

(91)

 

(308)

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

(89,948)

 

(80,983)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

1,882

 

26,848

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

104,004

 

106,011

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

105,886

 

$

132,859

 

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of net income available to common stockholders, as reported, to net income available to common stockholders, as adjusted to exclude: closure and impairment charges; amortization of intangible assets; non-cash interest expense; gain or loss on disposition of assets; support center consolidation costs and loss on extinguishment of debt, all items net of taxes, and related per share data:

 
   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2015

   

2014

   

2015

   

2014

Net income available to common stockholders, as reported

 

$

23,941

 

$

18,608

 

$

78,524

 

$

57,951

Closure and impairment charges

 

(72)

 

192

 

2,230

 

1,029

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,500

 

3,071

 

7,500

 

9,212

Non-cash interest expense

 

773

 

1,706

 

2,292

 

5,021

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

 

(2,351)

 

(205)

 

(2,294)

 

592

Support Center consolidation costs

 

3,595

 

 

3,595

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

1

 

 

13

Income tax provision

 

(1,689)

 

(1,810)

 

(5,063)

 

(6,029)

Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(37)

 

(47)

 

(109)

 

(162)

Net income available to common stockholders, as adjusted

 

$

26,660

 

$

21,516

 

$

86,675

 

$

67,627

                 

Diluted net income available to common stockholders per share:

               

Net income available to common stockholders, as reported

 

$

1.28

 

$

0.99

 

$

4.16

 

$

3.06

Closure and impairment charges

 

(0.00)

 

0.01

 

0.07

 

0.03

Amortization of intangible assets

 

0.08

 

0.10

 

0.25

 

0.30

Non-cash interest expense

 

0.03

 

0.06

 

0.08

 

0.16

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

 

(0.08)

 

(0.01)

 

(0.08)

 

0.02

Support Center consolidation costs

 

0.12

 

0.00

 

0.12

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

Net income allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(0.00)

 

(0.00)

 

(0.00)

 

(0.01)

Rounding

 

 

(0.01)

 

(0.01)

 

0.01

Diluted net income available to common stockholders per share, as adjusted

 

$

1.43

 

$

1.14

 

$

4.59

 

$

3.57

                 

Numerator for basic EPS-income available to common stockholders, as adjusted

 

$

26,660

 

$

21,516

 

$

86,675

 

$

67,627

Effect of unvested participating restricted stock using the two-class method

 

1

 

2

 

4

 

5

Numerator for diluted EPS-income available to common stockholders after assumed conversions, as adjusted

 

$

26,661

 

$

21,518

 

$

86,679

 

$

67,632

                 

Denominator for basic EPS-weighted-average shares

 

18,573

 

18,703

 

18,737

 

18,757

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

133

 

187

 

137

 

207

Denominator for diluted EPS-weighted-average shares and assumed conversions

 

18,706

 

18,890

 

18,874

 

18,964

 

 

DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of the Company's cash provided by operating activities to "free cash flow" (cash provided by operating activities, plus net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable, less additions to property and equipment). We believe this information is helpful to investors to determine our cash available for general corporate purposes and for the return of cash to stockholders pursuant to our capital allocation strategy, and is the same measure used by management for these purposes.

 
   

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

   

2015

 

2014

   

(In millions)

Cash flows provided by operating activities

 

$

70.6

 

$

102.4

Net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable

 

10.8

 

5.1

Additions to property and equipment

 

(5.8)

 

(5.5)

Free cash flow

 

75.6

 

102.0

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(49.8)

 

(42.7)

Repurchase of DineEquity common stock

 

(50.0)

 

(30.0)

   

$

(24.2)

 

$

29.3

 

 

DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP gross profit to segment EBITDA:

 
   

Three months ended September 30, 2015

   

Franchise - Applebee's

 

Franchise - IHOP

 

Company Restaurants

 

Rental Operations

 

Financing Operations

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

48,556

 

$

71,492

 

$

8,140

 

$

31,221

 

$

3,028

 

$

162,437

Expense

 

1,359

 

31,932

 

8,693

 

23,264

 

504

 

65,752

Gross segment profit

 

47,197

 

39,560

 

(553)

 

7,957

 

2,524

 

96,685

Plus:

                       

Depreciation/amortization

 

2,613

 

 

120

 

3,200

 

 

5,933

Interest charges

 

 

 

96

 

3,275

 

 

3,371

Segment EBITDA

 

$

49,810

 

$

39,560

 

$

(337)

 

$

14,432

 

$

2,524

 

$

105,989

     
   

Three months ended September 30, 2014

   

Franchise - Applebee's

 

Franchise - IHOP

 

Company Restaurants

 

Rental Operations

 

Financing Operations

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

47,780

 

$

66,522

 

$

15,032

 

$

30,761

 

$

2,758

 

$

162,853

Expense

 

1,105

 

31,120

 

15,345

 

23,654

 

 

71,224

Gross segment profit

 

46,675

 

35,402

 

(313)

 

7,107

 

2,758

 

91,629

Plus:

                       

Depreciation/amortization

 

2,587

 

 

536

 

3,281

 

 

6,404

Interest charges

 

 

 

97

 

3,607

 

 

3,704

Segment EBITDA

 

$

49,262

 

$

35,402

 

$

320

 

$

13,995

 

$

2,758

 

$

101,737

     
   

Nine months ended September 30, 2015

   

Franchise - Applebee's

 

Franchise - IHOP

 

Company Restaurants

 

Rental Operations

 

Financing Operations

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

150,907

 

$

213,964

 

$

42,903

 

$

93,755

 

$

8,271

 

$

509,800

Expense

 

4,685

 

98,191

 

42,557

 

70,073

 

516

 

216,022

Gross profit

 

146,222

 

115,773

 

346

 

23,682

 

7,755

 

293,778

Plus:

                       

Depreciation/amortization

 

7,793

 

 

493

 

9,620

 

 

17,906

Interest charges

 

 

 

293

 

10,150

 

 

10,443

Segment EBITDA

 

$

154,015

 

$

115,773

 

$

1,132

 

$

43,452

 

$

7,755

 

$

322,127

     
   

Nine months ended September 30, 2014

   

Franchise - Applebee's

 

Franchise - IHOP

 

Company Restaurants

 

Rental Operations

 

Financing Operations

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

148,572

 

$

191,994

 

$

47,007

 

$

92,223

 

$

10,779

 

$

490,575

Expense

 

3,799

 

84,424

 

47,180

 

71,173

 

825

 

207,401

Gross profit

 

144,773

 

107,570

 

(173)

 

21,050

 

9,954

 

283,174

Plus:

                       

Depreciation/amortization

 

7,823

 

 

1,555

 

9,939

 

 

19,317

Interest charges

 

 

 

296

 

11,188

 

 

11,484

Segment EBITDA

 

$

152,596

 

$

107,570

 

$

1,678

 

$

42,177

 

$

9,954

 

$

313,975

 

 

Restaurant Data

 

The following table sets forth, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, the number of "Effective Restaurants" in the Applebee's and IHOP systems and information regarding the percentage change in sales at those restaurants compared to the same periods in the prior year. Sales at restaurants that are owned by franchisees and area licensees are not attributable to the Company. However, we believe that presentation of this information is useful in analyzing our revenues because franchisees and area licensees pay us royalties and advertising fees that are generally based on a percentage of their sales, and, where applicable, rental payments under leases that may be partially based on a percentage of their sales. Management also uses this information to make decisions about future plans for the development of additional restaurants as well as evaluation of current operations.

 

 

   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

     

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

   

(unaudited)

Applebee's Restaurant Data

               

Effective Restaurants(a)

               

Franchise

 

2,011

 

1,985

 

1,998

 

1,985

Company

 

5

 

23

 

17

 

23

Total

 

2,016

 

2,008

 

2,015

 

2,008

                 

System-wide(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

0.4

%

 

2.5

%

 

2.1

%

 

0.7

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

(0.5)

%

 

1.7

%

 

1.2

%

 

0.6

%

                 

Franchise(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

1.2

%

 

2.5

%

 

2.3

%

 

0.7

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

0.5

%

 

1.7

%

 

1.2

%

 

0.6

%

Average weekly domestic unit sales (in thousands)

 

$

45.9

   

$

46.0

   

$

48.6

   

$

47.9

 
                                   

 

   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

     

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

   

(unaudited)

IHOP Restaurant Data

               

Effective Restaurants(a)

               

Franchise

 

1,482

 

1,459

 

1,474

 

1,449

Area license

 

166

 

168

 

167

 

167

Company

 

12

 

10

 

13

 

10

Total

 

1,660

 

1,637

 

1,654

 

1,626

                 

System-wide(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

7.0

%

 

5.3

%

 

6.8

%

 

5.9

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

5.8

%

 

2.4

%

 

5.6

%

 

3.2

%

                 

Franchise(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

6.8

%

 

5.6

%

 

6.5

%

 

6.0

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

5.8

%

 

2.4

%

 

5.6

%

 

3.2

%

Average weekly domestic unit sales (in thousands)

 

$

37.6

   

$

35.8

   

$

37.6

   

$

35.9

 
                 

Area License (b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

8.0

%

 

4.0

%

 

7.6

%

 

5.9

%

                                   

 

 

(a)   "Effective Restaurants" are the weighted average number of restaurants open in a given fiscal period, adjusted to account for restaurants open for only a portion of the period. Information is presented for all Effective Restaurants in the Applebee's and IHOP systems, which includes restaurants owned by franchisees and area licensees as well as those owned by the Company.

 

(b)   "System-wide" sales are retail sales at Applebee's restaurants operated by franchisees and IHOP restaurants operated by franchisees and area licensees, as reported to the Company, in addition to retail sales at company-operated restaurants.  Sales at restaurants that are owned by franchisees and area licensees are not attributable to the Company. Unaudited reported sales for Applebee's domestic franchise restaurants, IHOP franchise restaurants and IHOP area license restaurants for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

(In millions)

Reported sales (unaudited)

                   

Applebee's domestic franchise restaurant sales

$

1,113.2

    

$

1,100.3

 

$

3,513.8

 

$

3,434.1

IHOP franchise restaurant sales

724.5

 

$

678.3

 

2,160.9

 

$

2,028.1

IHOP area license restaurant sales

69.4

 

$

64.3

 

214.2

 

$

199.2

Total

$

1,907.1

 

$

1,842.9

 

$

5,888.9

 

$

5,661.4

 

 

(c)   "Sales percentage change" reflects, for each category of restaurants, the percentage change in sales in any given fiscal period compared to the prior fiscal period for all restaurants in that category.

 

(d)   "Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change" reflects the percentage change in sales, in any given fiscal period, compared to the same weeks in the prior year for domestic restaurants that have been operated throughout both fiscal periods that are being compared and have been open for at least 18 months. Because of new unit openings and restaurant closures, the domestic restaurants open throughout both fiscal periods being compared may be different from period to period. Same-restaurant sales percentage change does not include data on IHOP area license restaurants located in Florida.

 

 

DineEquity, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Restaurant Data

(unaudited)

 

The following table summarizes our restaurant development activity:

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

Applebee's Restaurant Development Activity

         

Summary - beginning of period:

             

Franchise

1,993

 

1,986

 

1,994

 

1,988

Company restaurants

23

 

23

 

23

 

23

Total Applebee's restaurants, beginning of period

2,016

 

2,009

 

2,017

 

2,011

Franchise restaurants opened:

             

Domestic

7

 

7

 

17

 

20

International

2

 

3

 

6

 

4

Total franchise restaurants opened

9

 

10

 

23

 

24

Franchise restaurants closed:

             

Domestic

(6)

 

(7)

 

(14)

 

(17)

International

(1)

 

(3)

 

(8)

 

(9)

Total  franchise restaurants closed

(7)

 

(10)

 

(22)

 

(26)

Net franchise restaurant development (reduction)

2

 

 

1

 

(2)

Refranchised from Company restaurants

23

 

 

23

 

Net franchise restaurant additions (reductions)

25

 

 

24

 

(2)

Summary - end of period:

             

Franchise

2,018

 

1,986

 

2,018

 

1,986

Company restaurants

 

23

 

 

23

Total Applebee's restaurants, end of period

2,018

 

2,009

 

2,018

 

2,009

   

IHOP Restaurant Development Activity

             

Summary - beginning of period:

             

Franchise

1,479

 

1,455

 

1,472

 

1,439

Area license

166

 

167

 

167

 

168

Company

13

 

10

 

11

 

13

Total IHOP restaurants, beginning of period

1,658

 

1,632

 

1,650

 

1,620

Franchise/area license restaurants opened:

       

Domestic franchise

11

 

11

 

24

 

27

Domestic area license

 

1

 

2

 

3

International franchise

2

 

6

 

5

 

15

Total franchise/area license restaurants opened

13

 

18

 

31

 

45

Franchise/area license restaurants closed:

             

Domestic franchise

(4)

 

(5)

 

(11)

 

(16)

Domestic area license

 

 

(3)

 

(2)

International franchise

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

International area license

 

 

 

(1)

Total franchise/area license restaurants closed

(4)

 

(6)

 

(14)

 

(21)

Net franchise/area license restaurant development

9

 

12

 

17

 

24

Refranchised from Company restaurants

2

 

 

3

 

4

Franchise restaurants reacquired by the Company

 

 

(3)

 

(1)

Net franchise/area license restaurant additions

11

 

12

 

17

 

27

Summary - end of period

             

Franchise

1,490

 

1,466

 

1,490

 

1,466

Area license

166

 

168

 

166

 

168

Company

11

 

10

 

11

 

10

Total IHOP restaurants, end of period

1,667

 

1,644

 

1,667

 

1,644

SOURCE DineEquity, Inc.

Contacts:

Ken Diptee
Executive Director
Investor Relations
DineEquity, Inc.
818-637-3632

Patrick Lenow
Media Relations
Vice President
Communications
DineEquity, Inc.
818-637-3122

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