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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 Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its results for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.
"This has been a challenging season for us and the industry as a whole," said John Hewitt, CEO. "Despite the fact that we have continued to outperform the paid preparer category, our office and return count growth failed to meet the standards that we have come to expect. Going forward, we are focused on driving new sales, working with existing franchisees to expand, and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform." 


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H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 4:53AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - March 04, 2015 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today released its financial results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter ended January 31, 2015 and U.S. tax volume through February 28.
As a result of an earlier opening of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) e-file system this tax season, the company reported a $309 million1 increase in revenues, to $509 million for the fiscal third quarter. This resulted in an improvement in its fiscal third quarter seasonal net loss from continuing operations to $0.13 per share.2 A majority of the company's revenues and all of its fiscal 2015 earnings will occur during its fiscal fourth quarter, and thus fiscal third quarter results are not indicative of expected performance for the full year...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Books 88 Franchised Units For $832,850 In Anticipated Future Revenue »

March 05, 2015 at 4:31AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

In Addition to 115 New Franchisee Locations Secured in February
Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 Number One Ranked Vending Franchise Continues Building Its Footprint as the Nation's Market Leader in Healthy Vending
SAN DIEGO - March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - (OTCQB: VEND) Fresh Healthy Vending announces 115 new locations that will feature its healthy vending machines and micro markets nationwide. Moreover, the healthy vending category leader booked 88 franchised units, including its largest micro market franchise sale consisting of 22 units.
Furthermore, the Company was awarded a 1.5 year contract with Minnesota's largest school district. The Anoka-Hennepin district serves approximately 38,000 students in more than 35 schools and will be receiving a Fresh grant...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 4:10AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - March 04, 2015 - 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 April 1, 2015, to shareholders of record as of March 16, 2015.
The April 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 210th 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...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Initiation Of Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 3:50AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a cash dividend to its shareholders. The first quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on April 22, 2015 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on April 15, 2015. While future dividends will be subject to Board approval, the Company is initially targeting an annual dividend payout of $0.64 per common share.
"We believe the initiation of a quarterly dividend demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," said John Hewitt. "This decision reflects our confidence in the future of our business and the continuing strength of our cash flow...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Continues Home State Expansion With New Kendall Opening »

March 04, 2015 at 10:00AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
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Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Kendall
March 04, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in its home state of Florida with a new restaurant opening in the Miami area in the city of Kendall. The family-friendly restaurant invites local fans to come in and Live with Flavor® where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh, crisp salads to satisfy any craving.
This will be the first location for franchise owner Fouad Hatem. After spending nearly 40 years in the hospitality industry and selling the hotel he and his family owned, he sought a different concept where he could continue his desire to serve and work with others...

BAB Inc. Announces Cash Distribution »

March 04, 2015 at 5:57AM PST | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill.­­ - March 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ­­BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB), today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly distribution of one cent ($0.01) per share, payable on April 10, 2015 to shareholders of record as of March 20, 2015.
The Company believes it is possible for tax purposes, a portion of the distribution and any future distributions that the Board may declare in 2015 (collectively, the "Distributions") may be treated as a return of capital to shareholders to the extent of each shareholder’s basis, while the remaining portion of the Distributions may be treated as a dividend.
The portion of the Distributions that will be treated as dividends will not be determined until January 2016, as that portion is dependent upon the Company’s earnings for tax purposes for its fiscal year ending November 30, 2015...

Choice Hotels International Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.195 »

March 04, 2015 at 5:31AM PST | Source: Choice Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md. - March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.195 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on April 17, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 3, 2015.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2014, 510 hotels, representing more than 39,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 93 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories...

Nathan's Announces Pricing Of $135.0 Million Senior Secured Notes »

March 02, 2015 at 3:54AM PST | Source: Nathan's Famous

JERICHO, N.Y. - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nathan's Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATH) ("Nathan's") announced today that it has priced an offering of $135.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "Notes"). The offering was increased from a previously announced size of $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Notes will be sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Nathan's expects the offering to close on March 10, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
Nathan's intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering to pay a special dividend of up to approximately $116...

Gap Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2014 Results »

February 27, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Per Share Grew 10 Percent; Up 20 Percent Excluding Foreign Exchange Impact
Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings Per Share Increased 5 Percent; Up 10 Percent Excluding Foreign Exchange Impact
Full Year 2014 Net Sales Grew 2 Percent to $16.44 Billion; Up 3 Percent on a Constant Currency Basis
Distributed $1.6 Billion to Shareholders in Fiscal Year 2014 through Share Repurchases and Dividends

SAN FRANCISCO - February 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today reported fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results and provided guidance for fiscal year 2015. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, the company’s diluted earnings per share increased 10 percent to $0...

Nathan's Announces Proposed Offering Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2020 »

February 27, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Nathan's Famous

JERICHO, N.Y. - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nathan's Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATH) ("Nathan's") announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "Notes") in a private offering. The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The interest rate and other terms of the Notes will be determined based on prevailing market conditions.
Nathan's intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering to pay a special dividend of up to approximately $116...

CEC Entertainment, Inc. Reports Financial Results For The 2014 Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year »

February 27, 2015 at 4:57AM PST | Source: Chuck E. Cheese's

IRVING, Texas - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire - CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the "Company") today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 28, 2014.
"We are encouraged by the momentum of our business, as we showed stronger performance in the second half of the year than the first half," said Tom Leverton, Chief Executive Officer. "We have assembled an outstanding management team that is focused on driving improvements in all aspects of our operations, marketing and support of our Chuck E. Cheese's stores and brand. In addition, we are pleased with the performance of our Peter Piper Pizza stores and excited about opportunities to further enhance their growth."
Fourth Quarter Results
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 6...

Weight Watchers Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results And Provides Full Year 2015 Guidance »

February 27, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 and provided full year fiscal 2015 earnings guidance, including:

Q4 2014 revenues of $327.8 million, down 10.4% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 7.0%
Q4 2014 adjusted earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) was $0.07, which excluded the impact of restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of $0.01 and $0.34, respectively, per fully diluted share; as reported, Q4 2014 EPS was a loss of $0.28
Full year 2014 cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $231.6 million, with a cash balance of $301...

Gap Inc. Approves $1 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization »

February 27, 2015 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Company Also Increases Annual Dividend for Sixth Consecutive Year
SAN FRANCISCO - February 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new $1 billion share repurchase authorization for the company's common stock and plans to increase its annual dividend, reinforcing the company's commitment to returning excess cash to shareholders.
The new $1 billion repurchase authorization for Gap Inc.'s stock follows the company's previous $500 million share repurchase authorization, which the company announced on October 16, 2014. Since the beginning of 2010, Gap Inc. has repurchased over $7.25 billion or about 297 million shares at an average price of $24.42.
Additionally, the company announced that its Board of Directors intends to increase the company's annual dividend to $0...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Announces Strong Hotel Growth And Development Momentum In 2014 »

February 26, 2015 at 12:09PM PST | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

February 26, 2015 // // MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups reported strong 2014 results with 57 openings, 84 signings and system wide revenues of $7.8 billion, a four percent increase compared to last year.
"It was an exciting and successful year with tremendous growth, development momentum, revenue increases and the launch of two new brands," said David P. Berg, chief operating officer, Carlson. "Together with our partners we are growing and strengthening our portfolio and our 2014 results are evidence of that."
The number of rooms the group opened in 2014 increased 16 percent compared to 2013 and 64 percent of new rooms opened were located in developing countries, a key focus for Carlson Rezidor...

Sotheby's International Realty Network Reports Significant Gains For 2014 »

February 26, 2015 at 11:27AM PST | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

February 26, 2015 // // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2014 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved $70 billion in U.S. home sale transaction volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price). This is the highest sales volume performance in the history of the brand's franchise system, and marks a 17% increase from the prior year. Driven largely by an 11 percent gain in transaction sides, the growth experienced by Sotheby's International Realty far outpaced the overall U.S. housing market as compared to the one percent increase in sales volume and a three percent decrease in home sales reported by the National Association of Realtors®.
Global Growth
The Sotheby's International Realty brand also reported growth in its global network, which now encompasses 60 countries and territories worldwide...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2014 Earnings Results »

February 26, 2015 at 5:46AM PST | Source: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Provides Fiscal 2015 Guidance and Update on its Long-term Guidance
ATLANTA - February 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, today reported results for fiscal 2014 which ended December 28, 2014. The Company also provided guidance for fiscal 2015 and an update on its long-term guidance.
Popeyes Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Bachelder commented, "I want to take the opportunity to publicly thank our franchise owners, our restaurant teams, and our support center and field employees for the outstanding performance they achieved in 2014. Their efforts delivered industry leading global same-store sales growth of 6.2% and the opening of 201 new Popeyes restaurants...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Financial Results »

February 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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Fourth-quarter 2014

Revenue increased 8 percent to $577 million with growth in all segments
Net income of $20 million or $0.15 per share versus net loss of $18 million or $0.20 per share a year ago
Adjusted net income(1) of $32 million or $0.23 per share versus $9 million or $0.09 per share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased 28 percent to $114 million

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - February 26, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. The company reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenue of $577 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Aaron's Announces Dividend And 2015 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders »

February 26, 2015 at 3:48AM PST | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA - Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has declared a quarterly cash dividend. The dividend declared is $.023 per share on Common Stock, payable April 1, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 10, 2015.
In addition, the Board of Directors of the Company has determined that the date for the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be May 6, 2015. Therefore, in accordance with Rule 14a-5(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the following information replaces the information provided on page 49 of the Company's 2014 proxy statement with respect to applicable deadlines for shareholder proposals...

Oxi Fresh 'Cleans Up' In 2014 - Experiences Best Year Since 2006 »

February 25, 2015 at 10:18AM PST | Source: Oxi Fresh
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February 25, 2015 // // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Since its launch in 2006, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® has been steadily becoming an industry leader, earning numerous awards and reaching important growth milestones. In 2014, the company experienced levels of growth and success unmatched in the company's nine-year history.
Recognized as one of the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchises, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning opened an impressive 55 locations in 2014, which is more than the total number of new locations from the previous two years combined.
This remarkable growth wasn't restricted to the United States. In 2014, Oxi Fresh launched its international expansion plans and opened its first two Canadian locations...

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