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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.

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...

RE/MAX Commercial® Reports Exceptional Growth In 2013 »

April 04, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

April 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // DENVER – RE/MAX Commercial®, part of the world’s most productive real estate network, has become one of the most dynamic names in the commercial sector. The commercial division of RE/MAX reported exceptional growth in annual total sales and lease volume, transaction sides and number of offices in 2013 and was recently ranked one of the top commercial brands on LoopNet.
"Last year saw tremendous growth for our RE/MAX Commercial Practitioners," said Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances. "Their remarkable achievements are a testament to the dedication, experience and professionalism they continuously demonstrate in the commercial real estate industry. RE/MAX Commercial complements the unsurpassed drive and determination of our practitioners with the brand awareness, training systems and resources they need to succeed...

Good Times Restaurants Inc. Announces Conversion Of Series C Preferred Stock To Common Stock »

April 03, 2014 at 9:09AM PDT | Source: Good Times

GOLDEN, Colo. - April 03, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIM) today announced that in accordance with the Certificate of Designations, Preferences, and Rights of its Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, on March 28, 2014, Small Island Investments Limited converted all 355,451 shares of the Company's Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, into 710,902 shares of the Company's Common Stock. The effects of the conversion are to eliminate the Company's payment of dividends on the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock and to eliminate the possible need for the Company to redeem the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock for a cash payment.
The Company also said that together with the exercise of approximately 823,000 of its outstanding B warrants for the purchase of 411,500 common shares to date, it has received approximately $1,000,000 of proceeds and had a total cash balance of approximately $5,700,000 on its balance sheet as of March 31, 2014...

Realogy Announces Proposed Offering Of Senior Notes »

April 03, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

MADISON, N.J. - April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) (the "Company") announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Realogy Group LLC ("Realogy Group"), together with a co-issuer, is proposing to issue approximately $450 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2019 (the "Notes") in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Notes will be guaranteed on an unsecured senior basis by each of Realogy Group's domestic subsidiaries (other than the co-issuer of the Notes) that is a guarantor under its senior secured credit facility and its outstanding securities. The Notes will also be guaranteed by the Company on an unsecured senior subordinated basis...

Good Times Reports Q2 Same Store Sales +17.8% »

April 02, 2014 at 10:17AM PDT | Source: Good Times

March Same Store Sales +19.2%First Colorado Bad Daddy’s Opens, Second Location by July
GOLDEN, Colo. - April 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:GTIM), operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high quality, all natural products and of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full service, upscale concept today announced that its same store sales for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014 increased 17.8%, representing a two year increase of 24.7%, and that same store sales increased 19.2% for the month of March on top of last year’s 3.9% increase. The company reported that the March 23.1% increase over the past two years is the sixth consecutive month of two-year same store increases over 20% and that the Company is planning new store expansion in the Colorado market...

American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. Announces 2013 Financial Results »

April 01, 2014 at 7:58AM PDT | Source: Dick's Wings & Grill

LAFAYETTE, La. - April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick's Wings & Grill® restaurants, today announced strong financial results for its 2013 fiscal year. The Company achieved an increase in revenue for the third consecutive year while virtually eliminating debt owed to unrelated parties.
Financial Highlights
The Company achieved the following financial results for its full 2013 fiscal year compared to its full 2012 fiscal year:

Revenue increased 9% to $489,816 from $450,946.
Royalty revenue increased 23% to $435,622 compared to $355,012.
Average annual royalty revenue per active restaurant increased $5,038 to $27,226 from $22,188...

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund Announces Establishment Of Automatic Securities Purchase Plan For Its Normal Course Issuer Bid »

April 01, 2014 at 6:22AM PDT | Source: Boston Pizza

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - (Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:BPF.UN) announced today that it has established an automatic securities purchase plan ("ASPP") with its broker, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., to allow for the repurchase of Fund units under the Fund's current Normal Course Issuer Bid at any time, including when it ordinarily would not be active in the market due to its own internal trading blackout periods, insider trading rules or otherwise. The ASPP will terminate on the earliest of: (a) the date on which the purchase limits specified in the ASPP have been attained, (b) the date on which the Normal Course Issuer Bid terminates, (c) the Fund terminates the ASPP in accordance with the terms of the ASPP, in which case the Fund will issue a press release announcing such termination, and (d) September 15, 2014...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Reports March Sales Of 96 Healthy Vending Machines »

April 01, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

The Category Leader Sells 54 Machines, or over $450,000, more in its Fiscal Third Quarter than in the Same Quarter of the Prior Year
SAN DIEGO - April 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, concludes March 2014 with sales bookings of 96 Fresh Healthy Vending machines to six new and two existing franchisees, as well as a sale to an existing corporate partner. The Company finished its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2014 with sales bookings for 187 machines approximating $1,873,000 in anticipated future revenues. This represents an increase of 54 machines or $467,850 in anticipated future revenues when compared to the same quarter of the Company's prior fiscal year...

Aaron's, Inc. Provides Update To Shareholders »

April 01, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today issued the following statement:
As previously announced, the Aaron's Board of Directors has formed a Transaction Committee consisting of outside independent directors to undertake a broad review of opportunities to enhance long-term value for all of Aaron's shareholders, including the evaluation of the unsolicited proposal received from Vintage Capital Management to acquire all outstanding common shares of Aaron's for $30.50 per share.
As part of this review, the Company and our independent financial advisors continue to participate in discussions with our shareholders so that their perspectives are taken into careful consideration...



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