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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.

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

April 22, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center


Total Revenues Increased 1.8%
Revenue Increased 37% in Acceptance Now and Over 67% in Mexico
Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.54, Including a Financing Charge of Approximately $0.03 per Diluted Share Related to Unamortized Financing Costs from a Previous Credit Agreement

PLANO, Texas - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced revenues and earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
First Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $833.7 million, an increase of $14.4 million from total revenues of $819.3 million for the same period in the prior year...

U-Swirl, Inc. Announces Redemption Of Outstanding Warrants »

April 22, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: U-SWIRL

HENDERSON, NV - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL) ("the Company" or "U-Swirl"), the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt® cafés, today announced its intention to redeem its outstanding Class C warrants, which were initially issued in its 2010 public offering. The warrant redemption will raise non-dilutive capital and enable U-Swirl to improve its balance sheet.
A Notice of Redemption was mailed to affected warrant holders on April 21, 2014. These warrant holders will have until 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2014 to exercise their outstanding warrants at $0.60 per share. Thereafter, any warrants that remain unexercised will automatically be redeemed by the Company at a redemption price of $0.05 per warrant...

Kid To Kid And Uptown Cheapskate Pay Customers Over $17 Million For Gently Used Items »

April 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT - Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, trademark resale brands of BaseCamp Franchising, announce that in 2013 they paid over $17 million to customers for their gently used clothes and accessories. According to the 2013 Annual Sales Report, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate recycled more than 9 million used items from customers throughout the United States, paying cash up front or offering in-store credit.
"This is recycling at its best," said Shauna Sloan, Founder of Kid to Kid. "Customers get paid to recycle things they’re no longer using which helps our environment by reducing waste. Shoppers save by paying only a fraction of the cost of what they would spend in retail. And millions of quality items are conveniently recycled to new homes...

Snap-on Announces First Quarter 2014 Results »

April 18, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

Diluted EPS of $1.62 increases 15.7%;Operating earnings before financial services of 15.5% of sales improves 100 basis points;First quarter sales up 6.2%
KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 17, 2014 - 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 first quarter of 2014.

Sales of $787.5 million increased $45.8 million, or 6.2%, from 2013 levels; excluding $15.2 million of acquisition-related sales and $5.9 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation, organic sales increased 5...

Winmark Corporation Announces First Quarter Results »

April 18, 2014 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - April 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended March 29, 2014 of $4,551,900 (or $.86 per share diluted) compared to net income of $4,057,500 (or $.78 per share diluted) in the first quarter of 2013.
Earnings growth during the first quarter was driven by an increase in customer activity within the Company’s lease portfolio as well as increased royalties in the franchising business. John Morgan, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We experienced solid growth in our lease portfolio during the quarter, and when coupled with the continued growth in new signed franchise agreements positions us well for long-term success."
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business...

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

April 18, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apr. 17, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Highlights for the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the first quarter of 2013 include:

Revenue increased 24.4% to $904.2 million
Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4%
Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points
Net income was $83.1 million, an increase of 8.5%
Diluted earnings per share was $2.64, an increase of 7.8%
Opened 44 new restaurants

"We are delighted that more and more people are choosing to visit our restaurants every day allowing us to deliver double digit comps during the quarter...

Smoothie King Reports Strong First Quarter Results »

April 17, 2014 at 1:32PM PDT | Source: Smoothie King
Smoothie King Opportunities Available

Despite Harsh Winter across the U.S., Leading Smoothie Franchise; Celebrates Same-store Sales of Approximately 7.2 Percent
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS, La. – Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced today it reported strong same-store sales growth of approximately 7.2 percent for the first quarter of 2014.
"Many quick-serve concepts saw sales and traffic decline because of the severe winter weather we had in many parts of the U.S., but Smoothie King continued to experience impressive same-store sales results," said Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim. "As we continue to outpace the competition, Smoothie King has proven to be one of the best franchise opportunities in the segment as consumers’ desire to live a more healthy, active lifestyle drives traffic to our locations year round...

Gap Inc. Outlining Advances In Omni-Channel Retailing, Global Growth And Supply Chain »

April 17, 2014 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Brand Presidents Highlighting Strategies to Drive Product Innovation and Strengthen Brand Value Propositions
SAN FRANCISCO - April 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today is providing an overview of its strategic initiatives designed to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands. The company also will highlight its use of technology, innovation and scale as competitive advantages as it makes progress toward bridging the growing digital world with its physical stores to create world-class shopping experiences for its customers.
"We have the world's best collection of American brands coupled with a strong economic model and runway for global growth," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc...

Aaron's, Inc. Issues Open Letter To Shareholders »

April 15, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.


Transformative Acquisition of Progressive Will Create Lease-to-Own Leader
Transaction Will Be Double-Digit Accretive to Cash EPS in 2014 and Significantly More Accretive in 2015
Outlines Plan to Deliver Top-Line Growth, Operating Margin Expansion and Increased Cash Flow from the Core Aaron's Business
Board Unanimously Determines to Reject Vintage Capital Unsolicited Proposal as Inadequate and Illusory
Names Ray Robinson Chairman of the Board and Adopts Substantial Corporate Governance Enhancements
Names Steve Michaels as President and John Robinson, Progressive's CEO, as EVP of Aaron's

ATLANTA - April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for credit-challenged individuals, today issued a letter to its shareholders...

Aaron's, Inc. Reduces 2014 First Quarter Revenue And Earnings Guidance »

April 15, 2014 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the leading lease-to-own specialty retailer that offers flexible payment options for credit-challenged individuals, today announced it is reducing the Company's 2014 first quarter revenue and earnings guidance.
"Like many retail companies, we continue to be adversely affected by the current macroeconomic environment, and many of our stores were negatively impacted by abnormal weather conditions during the quarter," said Ronald W. Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Aaron's. "As a result, our revenues and earnings will not meet expectations for the quarter."
"Both same store revenue and customer growth in Company-operated stores declined by approximately 2% in the quarter, and franchised stores as a collective group also experienced negative same store revenues and customer growth...

Century 21 China Real Estate Receives Notice From NYSE Regarding Listing Standards »

April 14, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Century 21

BEIJING - April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. ("NYSE") that it is not in compliance with one of the continued listing standards of the NYSE. The Company is considered below the NYSE's continued listing criteria because its total market capitalization has been less than $50 million over a 30-trading-day period and its stockholders' equity is less than $50 million.
The Company has notified the NYSE that it plans to submit a business plan (the "Plan") within 90 days from the receipt of the NYSE notice that demonstrates its ability to regain compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standards within 18 months...

The Keg Royalties Income Fund Announces April 2014 Cash Distribution »

April 11, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Keg Steakhouse & Bar

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - (Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:KEG.UN) today announced that its April 2014 distribution of $0.08 cents per unit has been declared and is payable to unitholders of record as at April 21, 2014. The April 2014 distribution will be paid on April 30, 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...

Gap Inc. Reports March Sales Results »

April 11, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Company Reaffirms Full-Year Earnings per Share Guidance of $2.90 to $2.95 for Fiscal 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - April 10, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported net sales of $1.51 billion for the five-week period ended April 5, 2014. Gap Inc.'s comparable sales for March 2014 were down 6 percent versus a 1 percent decrease last year.
"While March performance has been challenging, we remain confident in the opportunities ahead," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc. "We are pleased to reaffirm our full-year EPS guidance range."
March Comparable Sales Results
Comparable sales by global brand for March 2014 were as follows:

Gap Global: negative 7 percent versus flat last year
Banana Republic Global: negative 4 percent versus positive 1 percent last year
Old Navy Global: negative 7 percent versus negative 2 percent last year

As the company noted last month, the Easter holiday is in April this year versus March last year...

H&R Block Reaches Definitive Agreement To Divest Its Bank »

April 11, 2014 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO  - (Marketwired - April 1, 2014 -- H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)

H&R Block Bank to sell certain assets and liabilities to BofI Federal Bank ("BofI")
Transaction subject to regulatory approvals
Net, ongoing financial impact of transaction expected to dilute H&R Block earnings by approximately $0.07 to $0.09 per share annually beginning in fiscal 2015, based on current fully diluted shares outstanding

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that H&R Block Bank has entered into a definitive purchase and assumption agreement with BofI Federal Bank ("BofI") to sell certain assets and transfer certain liabilities to BofI...

Ruby Tuesday Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results »

April 10, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Ruby Tuesday

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apr. 9, 2014 - Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 4, 2014.
Results for the third quarter include:

Total revenue from continuing operations of $295.6 million compared to $307.4 million in the same quarter of the prior year, a decrease of $11.8 million due to a net reduction of 30 Company-owned restaurants since the third quarter of the prior year and a decrease in same-restaurant sales at Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants.
Same-restaurant sales decreased 1.9% at Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants and decreased 2.2% at domestic Ruby Tuesday franchise restaurants compared to the same quarter of the prior year...

Giardino Gourmet Salads Announces Nine Consecutive Quarters Of Positive Comparable Sales »

April 10, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Giardino Gourmet Salads

South Florida-Based Salad Franchise Continues its Rise in Fast-Casual Industry 
MIAMI - April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Giardino Gourmet Salads, the premiere fast casual salad concept of South Florida, announced today that it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales after posting an eight percent increase throughout the first quarter of 2014.
"Giardino Gourmet Salads' nine consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales increases is a true testament to the strength of our growing brand," said Kenny Lugo, founder and director of franchise development at Giardino Gourmet Salads. "Our success is directly related to consumers' increasing desire to live a healthier lifestyle and our franchisees continually delivering a superior customer experience...

First Quarter Of 2014 Closes On A High Note With 21% Increase In Small Business Lending Activity, Says Direct Capital Lending Index »

April 10, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Direct Capital Corporation

Financing Demand for Vehicles and Restaurant Industries Show Stand-Out Strength
PORTSMOUTH, N.H.- April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The first quarter of 2014 ended on an upbeat note in the small business economy as March lending activity posted 21 percent growth according to the Small Business Lending Index released by Direct Capital, a leading national small business lender.
In addition to its 21 percent gain over February, March 2014 showed a 42 percent improvement over March 2013, continuing a trend of steady improvement in the economy that stretches back to early 2012. The Lending Index is up 25 percent in the year to date as the U.S. heads into the spring and summer.
Specific segments tracked by the Lending Index are looking particularly robust in this transitional season...

La Quinta Holdings Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering »

April 09, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: La Quinta Inn

IRVING, Texas - April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - La Quinta Holdings Inc. (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 38,250,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,737,500 shares at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 9, 2014 under the symbol "LQ". The offering is expected to close on April 14, 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $618 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and before deducting estimated offering expenses, prior to any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares...

Starwood Hotels Advances Asset-Light Strategy With Sale Of Aloft Tucson University To Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust II »

April 09, 2014 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: aloft hotels

STAMFORD, Conn. - April 9, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has completed the sale of Aloft Tucson University to Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust II, Inc. ("LVPRII"), a public, non-traded REIT sponsored by The Lightstone Group ("Lightstone"), a privately held real estate company, for $19 million. As part of the agreement, the hotel will be managed under a long-term license agreement by Island Hospitality Management and continue to fly the Aloft brand flag.
"The sale of Aloft Tucson University highlights Starwood’s commitment to an asset-light strategy as we continue to seek the right owners and partners for our remaining owned real estate assets to create value for our shareholders," said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood...

BAB, Inc. Reports Profit For 1st Quarter FY 2014 »

April 07, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill. - April 07, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB), announced its financial results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2014.
For the quarter ended February 28, 2014, BAB had revenues of $537,000 and net income of $31,000, or $0.004 per share, versus revenues of $535,000 and a net loss of $65,000, or $0.009 per share, for the quarter ended February 28, 2013.
Total operating expenses were $505,000 for the quarter ended February 28, 2014, versus $599,000 for the same period in 2013 due primarily to decreases in payroll and payroll related expenses.
BAB, Inc. franchises and licenses Big Apple Bagels®, My Favorite Muffin®, SweetDuet Frozen Yogurt & Gourmet Muffins® and Brewster’s® Coffee...



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