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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.

Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings »

October 24, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 18%Additional One Billion Dollar Share Repurchase Authorization
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) today announced results for the three months ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter Highlights

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.67, an increase of 18% from adjusted diluted EPS of $1.41 in the third quarter of 2013.  Reported diluted EPS was $1.64, compared with $1.40 in the third quarter of 2013.
Revenues increased 6% compared with the third quarter of 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 11% compared with the third quarter of 2013.
The Company repurchased 2.0 million shares of its common stock for $161 million during the quarter...

Choice Hotels International Reports A 9% Increase In Third Quarter Domestic RevPAR And Royalties »

October 24, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

Company Raises Full-Year OutlookThird Quarter Franchising EBITDA Increases 8%
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) today reported the following highlights for the third quarter of 20141:

Franchising revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $99.4 million, an increase of 8 percent from the same period of 2013.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") from franchising activities for the three months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $74 million, an increase of 8 percent from the same period of 2013. 
Franchising margins for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were 72...

Aaron's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results »

October 24, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

Total Revenues of $707.6 Million
Net Earnings of $9.3 Million; Diluted EPS of $.13
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.39 Excluding Special Charges
Progressive Continues to Exceed Expectations
Executing on Strategic Cost Initiatives

ATLANTA - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.
For the third quarter of 2014, revenues increased 32% to $707.6 million compared to $537.2 million for the same period in 2013. Net earnings were $9.3 million versus $21.1 million a year ago...

Dunkin' Brands Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 23, 2014 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass. - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -
Third quarter highlights include:

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.0%; Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth of 5.8%
Added 197 net new restaurants worldwide including 120 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
Revenue increased 3.4%
Adjusted operating income increased 11.3%; adjusted operating income margin of 51.6%
Diluted adjusted EPS increased 19.5% to $0.49
Board of Directors declares $0.23 fourth quarter dividend

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014...

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Reports Increased Sales And Earnings For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

October 23, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Consolidated comparable store sales increase 0.8% following a 6.4% increase in the 2013 third quarter
Retail gross margin expands 360 basis points to 43.7% from 40.1% in the 2013 third quarter
Net income of $1.8 million compares to a net loss of $1.4 million in the 2013 third quarter, an increase of $3.2 million
Earnings per diluted share improve to $0.10, or $0.15 excluding $0.05 per diluted share in management transition and store closing expenses

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 23, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today reported results for the fiscal third quarter and first thirty-nine weeks ended September 27, 2014...

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 23, 2014 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: La Quinta Inn

- Generated RevPAR Growth of 8.9%- Achieved Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 13.6%- Increases Full Year 2014 Guidance
IRVING, Texas - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) today reported its third quarter 2014 results on a pro forma basis, giving effect to La Quinta's initial public offering (IPO) and the related transactions as described below, as well as the results of operations for the third quarter 2014 on a historical basis.
Third Quarter 2014 Highlights:

Pro forma total Adjusted EBITDA increased 13.6 percent to $109.3 million, and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 130 basis points
Pro forma net income increased 17.9 percent to $21.0 million; historical net income was $12...

Dunkin' Brands Announces Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend »

October 23, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

CANTON, Mass. - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The dividend of $0.23 per share of common stock is payable on December 3, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 24, 2014.
About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 18,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of fiscal 2013, Dunkin' Brands nearly 100 percent franchised business model included nearly 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and 7,300 Baskin-Robbins restaurants, which are primarily owned and operated by approximately 2,000 franchisees, licensees and joint venture partners...

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 // // 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)...

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