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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.

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. Due to the seasonality of the business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following season. The Company reported a net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2014, of $8.6 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year period. The Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.63 per share compared to an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.49 per share in the prior period.
"During our first quarter, we are primarily focused on expanding our office count, improving operations and preparing for the next tax season," said John Hewitt, CEO...

Junk Hauling Franchise Hits 33rd Straight Month Of Same-Unit Sales Growth »

August 26, 2014 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

The Fast-Growing College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Franchise Has Seen a Steady Increase in Average Franchise Revenue
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is on a hot streak, with 33 straight months of average same-unit sales growth. The sales growth continues a long trend for the junk removal franchise, which saw its average franchise revenue climb 42.6% from 2011 to 2013.
"Tens of millions of Americans move every year, and when they move, they often need junk hauling, too. Since we offer junk hauling and moving, our franchisees have a lot of opportunities to serve customers," said co-founder and President Nick Friedman. "Our franchise has been able to grow rapidly by grabbing market share...

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream And Yogurt Franchise In Redondo Beach, Calif. Scooped Up $1 Million In Sales Last Year »

August 25, 2014 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt

Poised to Surpass that Sales Marker in 2014
Redondo Beach, Calif. - August 22, 2014 – After scooping up an impressive $1 million in sales last year, Paul Danylik, owner of the Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt franchise in Redondo Beach, Calif., says he is on track to surpass that sales marker in 2014.
The ice cream business, which opened in June 2010, has experienced 14% same-store sales growth year over year. Just last month, Danylik's store registered $125,000 in sales – all within a 1,800 sq. ft. piece of real estate.
"Honestly, the product can sell itself," said Danylik, who worked in the television syndication business for 30 years with industry leaders such as Paramount, MGM and Warner Bros., among others...

East Coast Wings & Grill Approaches 11 Consecutive Years Of Positive Same-Store Sales »

August 25, 2014 at 9:11AM PDT | Source: East Coast Wings & Grill

Award-Winning Chicken Wing Franchise Cooks Up the Recipe for Success; Boasts Phenomenal First Half of 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - August 25, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Approaching its 11th consecutive year of positive, same-store sales, East Coast Wings & Grill has proven, once again, that strategic 'smart' growth can lead to unlimited growth potential and maximum profitability at the unit level. The award-winning chicken wing franchise ended the second quarter of 2014 on a very positive note, with same-store sales up 3.23 percent compared to the second quarter of the previous year.
In the first half of 2014, East Coast Wings & Grill signed new development deals totaling seven units, with plans to double that number by the end of quarter four...

Buffalo Wild Wings Announces Majority Investment In Rusty Taco »

August 25, 2014 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

Concept Features Street-Style Tacos in Nine U.S. Locations in Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS - August 25, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today, Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) is excited to announce it has made a majority investment in Rusty Taco, Inc., which owns and operates Rusty Taco restaurants and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Rusty Taco features a simple menu of tasty tacos prepared fresh in a fun and lively atmosphere. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Rusty Taco's fresh approach to tacos truly sets this concept apart," stated Kathy Benning, Buffalo Wild Wings' executive vice president, chief strategy officer and new business development. "Buffalo Wild Wings' investment is part of our strategy to partner with emerging restaurant concepts that have the potential for significant growth, can work throughout the country and have a highly engaged management team with a passion to grow the business...

Gap Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results »

August 22, 2014 at 9:24AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc


Second Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.75, Including $0.05 Gain on Asset Sale
Increased Full-Year Earnings Per Share Guidance Range to $2.95 to $3.00, to Reflect Gain on Asset Sale
Net Sales Grew 3 Percent in the Second Quarter
Comparable Sales Flat for the Second Quarter Versus a 5 Percent Increase Last Year
Distributed $474 Million through Share Repurchases and Dividends

SAN FRANCISCO - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today reported second quarter fiscal year 2014 earnings per share increased 17 percent over last year to $0.75 on a diluted basis. The company increased net sales by 3 percent for the quarter to $3.98 billion.
"Building on last year's strong performance, we are pleased to have grown our sales three percent and delivered solid improvement in earnings per share," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer of Gap Inc...

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend »

August 22, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Texas Roadhouse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - August 22, 2014 - On August 21, 2014, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: TXRH) Board of Directors authorized the payment of a cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock. This payment will be distributed on October 3, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 17, 2014.
About Texas Roadhouse 
Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining concept that first opened in 1993 and today operates over 430 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and three foreign countries. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.texasroadhouse.com.
Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this release that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those relating to our anticipated financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties...

Brinker International Announces Dividend Increase, Stock Repurchase Authorization »

August 22, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors for Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share on the common stock, representing a 17 percent increase in Brinker's quarterly dividend. The increased dividend will be payable on Sept. 25, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 5, 2014.
Brinker's Board of Directors also authorized an additional $350 million in share repurchases, bringing the total share repurchase authorization to approximately $3.9 billion as of today's date.
Brinker International, Inc. is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, as of June 25, 2014, Brinker owned, operated, or franchised 1,615 restaurants under the names Chili's® Grill & Bar (1,569 restaurants) and Maggiano's Little Italy® (46 restaurants)...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

August 22, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - August 21, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable Oct. 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9, 2014.
The October 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 208th consecutive quarterly dividend since the company went public in 1962.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 650 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2014, H&R Block had annual revenues over $3.0 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Reports Results For Second Quarter 2014; Reiterates Earnings Guidance »

August 21, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

ATLANTA - August 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, today reported results for its fiscal second quarter of 2014 which ended July 13, 2014. The Company also reiterated guidance for fiscal 2014.
“Popeyes strong second quarter demonstrates our focused execution of our strategic roadmap. We have consistently delivered excellent results quarter after quarter for the past six years. The sustainability of our performance is a reflection of our principles, priorities and processes. As we look ahead, we are excited about this new era for Popeyes – an innovative menu, beautifully remodeled restaurants, an expanding global footprint, and a renewed focus on our employees and guests,” commented Cheryl Bachelder, Popeyes Chief Executive Officer...

Chanticleer Holdings Announces $526,106 Cash Distribution From Investment In Hooters Of America »

August 21, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Hooters

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today that the Company has received a $526,106 cash distribution from its investment in Hooters® of America ("HOA").
Over the last three years, as a franchisee, Chanticleer Holdings has opened several Hooters locations worldwide: five in South Africa, one in Eastern Europe, and two in Australia; and has acquired two additional locations in Australia, one in England, and two in the U.S., Oregon and Washington, for a total of thirteen Hooters restaurants to date. The Company is also expecting two new locations to open in the coming months with the goal of opening additional locations worldwide in these markets over the next several years...

Century 21 China Real Estate Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results »

August 19, 2014 at 6:23AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Mortgage Management Services Segment Maintains Growth Momentum
BEIJING - Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 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 its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights[1]

Consolidated net revenue was RMB122.6 million (US$19.8 million), a decrease of 9.1% from the first quarter of 2014, and a decrease of 42.2% from the second quarter of 2013.
Net loss was RMB41.1 million (US$6.6 million), compared to a net loss of RMB47...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports 33.3% Increase In Revenue For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

August 19, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - (Marketwired - August 18, 2014) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQB: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014.

Revenue increased 33.3% to $2.1 million
Royalty fees increased 80.6% to $504,623
Achieved net income of $318,073 or $0.03 per share
Cash of $3.4 million as of June 30, 2014
Shareholders' equity of $3.4 million as of June 30, 2014

Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, "We are pleased with our continued strong top line revenue growth, which reflects the rapid pace at which we are adding new franchises...

Gap Inc. Announces Third Quarter Dividend »

August 18, 2014 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - August 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share payable on or after October 29, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 2014.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through more than 3,100 company-operated stores, over 350 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www...

RE/MAX Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results »

August 14, 2014 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

DENVER, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights
(As compared to the second quarter 2013 unless otherwise noted)

Agent count of 96,089, up 4.7%
Revenue of $42.3 million, up 7.8%
Adjusted EBITDA1 of $24.2 million, up 13.7%
Adjusted EBITDA1 margin of 57.2%, up from 54.2%
Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.46 and $0.45, respectively  
Announced quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share of Class A common stock

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "RE/MAX") (NYSE: RMAX), one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Reports Results For The Fiscal Second Quarter Ended July 13, 2014 »

August 14, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 14, 2014 - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ:RRGB), a casual dining restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today reported financial results for the 12 weeks ended July 13, 2014 compared to the 12 weeks ended July 14, 2013.
Second Quarter Financial Highlights
Revenues were $256.1 million, an increase of 7.5%
Comparable restaurant revenue increased 1.2%
Restaurant-level operating profit, as a percent of restaurant revenue, declined to 22.2% from 23.3% (See Schedule II)
GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.65, compared to $0.77 for the same period a year ago
Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Increases Share Repurchase Authorization To $500 Million »

August 14, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today announced its Board of Directors has authorized a multi-year program to repurchase up to an aggregate $500 million of the Company's Class A common stock. The authorization is effective immediately, and replaces the Company's previous authorization which had approximately $250 million remaining. The Company may finance any repurchases with cash, potential financing transactions, or a combination of the foregoing. The repurchases are expected to take place over the next 24 months with the amount and timing determined by the Company based on its financial condition, business opportunities and the market conditions at the time...

Ignite Restaurant Group Announces New $195 Million Credit Facility »

August 14, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

Refinances Existing Debt with $165 million Term Loan and $30 million Revolver
HOUSTON - August 13, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that it successfully closed on a new $195 million senior secured credit facility. The new four and a half year facility, which consists of a $165 million term loan and a $30 million revolving line of credit, replaces Ignite’s existing $150 million facility, which was comprised of a $50 million term loan and a $100 million revolving line of credit. As of the end of the Company’s fiscal second quarter on June 30, 2014, the balance outstanding under the existing credit facility was $118.7 million.
Michael Dixon, President and Chief Financial Officer of Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc...

DineEquity, Inc. Prices $1.4 Billion Securitized Financing Facility »

August 14, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 13, 2014 - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") under which two of the Company’s indirect, special purpose subsidiaries (the "Co-Issuers") have agreed to issue and sell $1.3 billion of their Series 2014-1, Class A-2 Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes (the "Notes"). Under the Purchase Agreement, the Notes will be bear interest at a rate of 4.277% per annum, payable quarterly, and will have an expected term of seven years. The Notes are expected to be issued by the Co-Issuers in a privately placed securitized transaction...

La Quinta Holdings Reports Strong Second Quarter 2014 Results »

August 13, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: La Quinta Inn

- Generated RevPAR Growth of 7.7%
- Achieved Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 13.1%
- Increases Full Year 2014 Guidance
IRVING, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) today reported its second 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 second quarter 2014 on a historical basis.
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights:

Pro forma total Adjusted EBITDA increased 13.1 percent to $106.0 million, and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 170 basis points
Pro forma net income increased 12.6 percent to $17.5 million
Pro forma earnings per share increased 7...



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