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Franchise Industry Financial Reports

Check the ticker here regularly for the latest hard numbers and statistics about franchise company financial performance. You'll find company-issued press releases highlighting quarterly and year-end results, stock prices, fiscal reports, dividends, sales, and other financial data that shed light on the financial side of franchise companies.

Sonic Announces 4.6% System Same-Store Sales Increase For Fourth Fiscal Quarter »

October 22, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Sonic Drive-In

Adjusted EPS Increase of 17% for the Fiscal Year
OKLAHOMA CITY - October 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2014.
Key highlights of the company's fiscal year 2014 included:

Net income per diluted share was $0.85 compared with net income per diluted share of $0.64 in fiscal 2013; excluding certain adjustments outlined below, net income per diluted share increased 17% to $.84 compared with $0.72 in fiscal 2013;
System same-store sales increased 3.5%, consisting of a 3.5% same-store sales increase at both franchise and company drive-ins;
Company drive-in margins improved by 90 basis points;
40 new drive-ins were opened; and
The company repurchased $80 million in stock representing 7% of the company's outstanding shares as of the beginning of the fiscal year...

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Highlights for the third quarter of 2014 as compared to the third quarter of 2013 include:

Revenue increased 31.1% to $1.08 billion
Comparable restaurant sales increased 19.8%
Restaurant level operating margin was 28.8%, an increase of 200 basis points
Net income was $130.8 million, an increase of 56.9%
Diluted earnings per share was $4.15, an increase of 56.0%
Opened 43 new restaurants

Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the prior year include:

Revenue increased 28...

Brinker International Reports Increases In First Quarter Fiscal 2015 EPS, Comparable Restaurant Sales And Traffic »

October 21, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 24, 2014.
Highlights include the following:

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 16.3 percent to $0.50 compared to $0.43 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased 16.7 percent to $0.49 compared to $0.42 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014
Brinker International company sales increased 3.4 percent to $686.9 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 2.4 percent
Chili's company-owned comparable restaurant sales increased 2...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 2.0%Consolidated Same Store Sales Increased 1.9%Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.48
PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $769.5 million, an increase of $14.7 million from total revenues of $754.8 million for the same period in the prior year. This 2.0% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $36.6 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6.9 million in the Mexico segment, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $29...

Ziebart Announces Third Quarter Sales Results, Leading Automotive Aftermarket Product And Service Company Sees Record Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 12:22PM PDT | Source: Ziebart International

TROY, Mich. - Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ziebart International Corp., the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, announces third quarter 2014 sales results exceed internal company forecasts with an 11-percent increase in total sales, it was announced today.
The privately-held, employee-owned company reported its total domestic franchise stores sales were up 11-percent overall, with retail at 14-percent and vehicle protection category up 30-percent over the same period for 2013. The aftermarket company benchmarks its sales against total new vehicle sales in the U.S., which are up 5-percent vs. third quarter 2013.
"About 10 percent of Ziebart's domestic franchise stores have year-to-date annual sales volumes of $1 million or more," said Daniel Baker," President of Ziebart Corporation (U...

Liquid Nutrition Grants Stock Options »

October 17, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Liquid Nutrition

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - (Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2014) - Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LQD) (the "Corporation") today announced that it has granted 750,000 options, exercisable for common shares of the Corporation on a one-for-one basis, to one of its directors. One third of the options are vested at grant date, one third are vested at first anniversary of grant date, and one third are vested at second anniversary of grant date. All options can be exercised at $0.095 per option until expiring on October 17, 2018.
About Liquid Nutrition Group Inc.
Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (LQD.V) is a growing, hybrid retailer of functional beverages, fresh pressed juices, vitamins and supplements. Liquid Nutrition is committed to building a global brand in the health and wellness industry by bringing its healthy and delicious product offering to communities around the world...

Home2 Suites By Hilton® Opens First Hotel In South Dakota »

October 16, 2014 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Home2 Suites by Hilton

New Hotel Connects to Sanford Medical Center and Offers Guests Unmatched Amenities
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SIOUX FALLS, S.D., and MCLEAN, Va. – Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern business travelers and extended stay guests, today announced the opening of its 44th hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton Sioux Falls/Sanford Medical Center, located at 1120 S Grange Avenue. This is the first property for the brand in South Dakota. It is owned and operated by Fargo, N.D.-based TMI Hospitality.
"The hotel’s connection to the reputable Sanford Medical Center is a great example of the value Home2 Suites can bring to travelers who are looking at staying at a hotel for an extended period of time," said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites...

The Joint Corp. Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering »

October 16, 2014 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (the "Company"), a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The Joint Corp. plans to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "JYNT."
Investors are advised to consider carefully the business and risks of the Company before investing.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering...

Snap-on Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 16, 2014 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

Diluted EPS of $1.76 increases 23.1%;Operating earnings before financial services of 16.2% of sales improves 140 basis points; Sales of $806.3 million up 7.0%
KENOSHA, Wis. - October 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA), a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced operating results for the third quarter of 2014.

Sales of $806.3 million increased $53.1 million, or 7.0%, from 2013 levels; excluding $5.6 million of acquisition-related sales and $0.7 million of favorable foreign currency translation, organic sales increased 6.2%.
Operating earnings before financial services of $130...

Gap Inc. Approves $500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization »

October 16, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - October 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new $500 million share repurchase authorization for the company's common stock, reinforcing the company's commitment to returning excess cash to shareholders.
The new $500 million repurchase program for Gap Inc.'s stock follows the company's previous $1 billion share repurchase program.
"Through the end of the second quarter, we're pleased to have distributed about $800 million in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases," said Sabrina Simmons, EVP and chief financial officer, Gap Inc. "The additional authorization to repurchase stock underscores management and the board's continued confidence in our long-term strategy...

Winmark Corporation Announces Third Quarter Results »

October 15, 2014 at 9:33AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - October 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended September 27, 2014 of $5,623,000 (or $1.09 per share diluted) compared to net income of $5,251,500 (or $1.00 per share diluted) in the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months ended September 27, 2014, net income was $14,455,700 (or $2.76 per share diluted) compared to net income of $13,645,800 (or $2.61 per share diluted) for the same period last year.
About Winmark Corporation 
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At September 27, 2014, there were 1,070 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®...

U-Swirl, Inc. Reports Record Net Income For First Half Of FY2015 »

October 14, 2014 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: U-SWIRL

Company Completes Management Restructuring and Focuses on Achieving Efficiencies and Positioning the Company for Profitable Growth
DURANGO, CO - (Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL) ("U-Swirl" or "the Company"), parent to U-SWIRL International, Inc., through which it owns and franchises self-serve frozen yogurt cafés, today reported its operating results for the second quarter and first half of FY2015.
Second Quarter Highlights

Revenue for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 (second quarter of FY2015) increased 47% to approximately $2.5 million, compared with approximately $1.7 million in the second quarter of the previous fiscal year, primarily due to the January and February 2014 acquisitions of three self-serve frozen yogurt franchising companies that more than tripled the number of cafés operated by the Company and its franchisees...

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Operating Results »

October 14, 2014 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

DURANGO, CO - (Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMCF) (the "Company") today reported its operating results for the second quarter and first half of FY2015 (the three and six months ended August 31, 2014). The Company franchises and operates gourmet chocolate and confection stores and manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolates and other confectionery products. Its 40%-owned subsidiary, U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL) ("U-Swirl"), franchises and operates self-serve frozen yogurt cafés. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will host an investor conference call today at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its operating results and other topics of interest (see details below)...

Domino's Pizza Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

October 14, 2014 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Achieves Robust Sales and Earnings Growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the third quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in same store sales, global store counts and earnings. Domestic same store sales grew 7.7% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 7.1%, marking the 83rd consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 160 stores in the quarter.
Domino's Pizza unveils new logo...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Announces Sale Leaseback Agreement For 11 Properties »

October 13, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), announced it has entered into a agreement for a $24.6 million sale and leaseback transaction with Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC).
Spirit Realty Capital is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate with an enterprise value of approximately $8 billion and a diverse real estate portfolio of more than 2,300 assets across 49 states...

The Keg Royalties Income Fund Announces October 2014 Cash Distribution »

October 10, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Keg Steakhouse & Bar

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - (Marketwired - Oct. 9, 2014) - The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:KEG.UN) today announced that its October 2014 distribution of $0.08 per unit has been declared and is payable to unitholders of record as at October 21, 2014. The October 2014 distribution will be paid on October 31, 2014.
The Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario that, through The Keg Rights Limited Partnership (the "Partnership"), a subsidiary of the Fund, owns certain trademarks and other related intellectual property used by Keg Restaurants Ltd. ("KRL"). In exchange for use of those trademarks, KRL pays the Fund a royalty of 4% of gross sales of Keg restaurants included in the royalty pool...

Ruby Tuesday Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results »

October 09, 2014 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: Ruby Tuesday


Same Restaurant Sales up 1.1%
Same Restaurant Guest Counts up 1.3%
Restaurant-Level Margins Continue to Improve

October 08, 2014 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight TimeMARYVILLE, Tenn. - October 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 2, 2014.
Results for the first quarter include:

Same-restaurant sales increased 1.1% for the quarter at Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants driven by a same-restaurant guest count increase of 1.3%. Same-restaurant sales increased 6.0% at our 31 domestic Ruby Tuesday franchise restaurants compared to the same quarter of the prior year.
Net income from continuing operations was $2...

Gap Inc. Reports September Sales »

October 09, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - October 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today reported that September 2014 net sales were up 1 percent compared with last year. Net sales for the five-week period ended October 4, 2014 were $1.48 billion compared with net sales of $1.46 billion for the five-week period ended October 5, 2013.
"September proved to be more challenging than we expected," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc. "While Old Navy and Banana Republic are performing well, we are working aggressively to ensure our entire portfolio of brands delivers to its potential."
September Comparable Sales Results
Gap Inc.’s comparable sales for September 2014 were flat versus a 3 percent decrease last year...

Liberty Tax Service Increases And Extends The Terms Of Its Revolving Credit Facility »

October 08, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), parent company of Liberty Tax Service announced today that it has amended its revolving credit facility ("Facility") with its lenders to increase the Facility from $143 million to $204 million, to extend the maturity of the Facility, and to increase the maximum commitments of the Facility to $275 million (assuming the future use of an accordion feature).
"These amendments show the support of our lenders in providing credit to Liberty Tax Service and its subsidiaries, and demonstrate the market's continued confidence in our business," stated John Hewitt, CEO. "This increase and extension provide us with an additional source of capital which we can use to support our franchisees and grow our business...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Signs Financing Agreement To Borrow Up To $1.5 Million »

October 07, 2014 at 4:49AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

For Roll Out of Company-Owned Micro Markets
Up to 250 micro markets expected to begin roll out this quarter across Southern California.
SAN DIEGO - October 07, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, reports it has entered into an agreement to borrow up to $1.5 million to install up to 250 Company-owned micro markets. Each of our micro markets features an open display of healthy snack products, as well as a refrigerated and freezer case containing beverages and a variety of fresh and healthy offerings. The Company is committed to issue up to $1.5 million of convertible secured debt evidenced by promissory notes and secured by the Company-owned micro markets...



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