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Franchise Industry Financial Reports

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.

Papa John's Announces Quarterly Dividend »

October 31, 2014 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share, payable November 21, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 12, 2014. At this quarterly dividend rate, the annual dividend is equivalent to $0.56 per common share.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Part I...

Brinker International Board Declares Common Dividend »

October 31, 2014 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - Oct. 30, 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 of the company, which will be payable Dec. 26, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 5, 2014.
About Brinker International, Inc.
Brinker International, Inc. is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, as of Sept. 24, 2014, Brinker owned, operated, or franchised 1,622 restaurants under the names Chili's® Grill & Bar (1,574 restaurants) and Maggiano's Little Italy® (48 restaurants).
SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.
Contacts:
Greg ArtkopMedia Relations(800) 775-7290
Jill CuthbertsonInvestor Relations(972) 980-9917
 

United Country Auction Services Increases Portion Of Total United Country Real Estate's Sales Volume In Q3 »

October 30, 2014 at 12:17PM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

Division of United Country Real Estate increases total sales volume, land auctions, rural acres sold.
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. - United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the nation's largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, today announced an increase in auctions completed and acres sold, leading UCAS to account for a upsurge in its portion of United Country Real Estate's total sales volume in Q3'14. UCAS, a division of United Country, increase its overall volume by 16 percent and its gross commission income by 9 percent.
"Our continued growth is largely tied to the support from United Country, and the extensive marketing programs delivered out of our home office," said Mike Jones, president, UCAS...

GRILLiT Provides Corporate Update »

October 30, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC: GRLT) today provided an update regarding its current corporate activities.
The fast casual restaurant sector has experienced substantial growth over the past year, according to industry experts. Technomic's 2014 Top 500 chain restaurant report indicates that sales for fast casual chains grew by 11% and store count by 8% in 2013. Forbes reports that traffic growth in the fast casual segment surpassed that of every other restaurant segment for the fifth consecutive year.
Grillit's revenue growth at its primary corporate restaurant is consistent with this trend and is up by 9% year over year.
The Company continues to make progress executing its strategic plan...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 30, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: GNC

Reaffirms 2014 Earnings OutlookAdjusted 2014 Third Quarter EPS of $0.75Revenue decreases 2.7% in the Third QuarterSame Store Sales - on a product only basis - decrease 6.9% in the Third Quarter
PITTSBURGH - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2014.
In addition to presenting the Company's financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company is also presenting results on an "adjusted" basis to exclude the impact of certain non-recurring items in the third quarter of 2014. For more information, see the attached reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

October 30, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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Revenue increased 8 percent to $664 million, with growth in each reportable segment
Including a loss on extinguishment of debt of $65 million and consulting agreement termination fees of $21 million, reported a net loss of $4 million or $0.03 per diluted share
Adjusted net income(1) of $61 million or $0.45 per diluted share versus $32 million or $0.35 per diluted share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased $29 million or 22 percent to $157 million

October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 results. The company reported third-quarter 2014 revenue of $664 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Ignite Restaurant Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

October 30, 2014 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

HOUSTON - October 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:IRG) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2014.
Highlights for the third quarter of 2014 were as follows:

Total revenues were $215.2 million, compared to $227.6 million in the third quarter of 2013;
Comparable restaurant sales increased 7.5% at Brick House Tavern + Tap, decreased 4.4% at Joe’s Crab Shack and decreased 8.5% at Macaroni Grill;
Net loss was $6.5 million, or a loss of $0.25 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.9 million, or a loss of $0.08 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013;
Adjusted net loss (a non-GAAP measure) was $2.1 million, or a loss of $0...

Weight Watchers Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 30, 2014 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and updated its full year fiscal 2014 earnings guidance. Third quarter 2014 results include:

Revenues of $345.2 million, down 12.9% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 12.4%
Earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) were $0.67
Cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $76 million, and $221 million year-to-date, with a cash balance of $327 million at the end of the third quarter

"While our Q3 financial results were substantially below 2013 levels, they reflect a slight improvement in our topline trends and demonstrate continued cost discipline," commented Jim Chambers, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer...

Hyatt Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 29, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported third quarter 2014 financial results as follows:

Adjusted EBITDA was $179 million in the third quarter of 2014 compared to $159 million in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 12.6%.
Adjusted for special items, net income attributable to Hyatt was $30 million, or $0.20 per share, during the third quarter of 2014 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $36 million, or $0.23 per share, during the third quarter of 2013.
Net income attributable to Hyatt was $32 million, or $0.21 per share, during the third quarter of 2014 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $55 million, or $0...

Panera Bread Company Reports Q3 2014 Diluted EPS Of $1.46 »

October 29, 2014 at 7:59AM PDT | Source: Panera Bread

ST. LOUIS, MO - (Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA)
Highlights

Q3 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 2.1%
Q3 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe transactions up 1.4%
Q4 2014 (first 27 days) Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 3.3%
FY 2014 EPS target range adjusted to $6.60 to $6.70

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) today reported net income of $39 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, for fiscal Q3 2014. These results compare to net income of $43 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, for fiscal Q3 2013. The fiscal Q3 2014 results include favorable tax adjustments of $2.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, which were anticipated in the diluted EPS target for fiscal Q3 2014...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchisee Revenue Grows 42.6% In Two Years »

October 29, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Average Revenue for College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchisees Grew Quickly From 2011 to 2013, Continues Climb
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - Offering the "evergreen" service of moving and/or junk removal at reasonable prices is why College Hunks Hauling Junk continues to be one of America's most successful franchise operations, announcing revenue growth of 42.6% between 2011 and 2013.
In addition to being a valued service, College Hunks Hauling Junk also succeeds by being much more affordable in terms of start-up costs. Most College Hunks Hauling Junk franchises are up and running for between $95,000 and $207,950, and they are very easy to scale, in addition to having very turnkey startup financing options. Average revenue for franchise locations was $442,504 in 2013, which illustrates a great return on investment...

DineEquity, Inc. Reports Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 28, 2014 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.


Third quarter domestic system-wide same restaurant sales increased 2.4% and 1.7% at IHOP and Applebee's, respectively

Domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales guidance for IHOP and Applebee's was revised upward


Third quarter 2014 adjusted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $1.14 and GAAP EPS of $0.99
Generated strong free cash flow of $45.1 million in the third quarter of 2014

Over $95 million of free cash flow generated in the first nine months of 2014


Over $14 million returned to shareholders in the form of a third quarter cash dividend of $0.75 per share of common stock
Third quarter 2014 results do not include the financial impact of the securitization transaction, which occurred early in the Company's fiscal fourth quarter of 2014

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Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Per Share Of $1.14 »

October 28, 2014 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

MINNEAPOLIS - Oct. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWLD) announced today financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2014. Highlights for the third quarter versus the same period a year ago were:

Total revenue increased 18.3% to $373.5 million
Company-owned restaurant sales grew 18.5% to $350.5 million
Same-store sales increased 6.0% at company-owned restaurants and 5.7% at franchised restaurants
Net earnings increased 21.7% to $21.8 million from $17.9 million, and earnings per diluted share increased 20.0% to $1.14 from $0.95

Net earnings increased 21.7% to $21.8 million from $17.9 million, and earnings per diluted share increased 20.0% to $1.14 from $0...

Starwood Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 28, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - October 28, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today reported third quarter 2014 financial results.
Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

Excluding special items, EPS from continuing operations was $0.66. Including special items, EPS from continuing operations was $0.59.
Adjusted EBITDA was $298 million.
Excluding special items, income from continuing operations was $121 million. Including special items, income from continuing operations was $109 million.
Worldwide Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels increased 7.4% in constant dollars (7.5% in actual dollars) compared to 2013. Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels in North America increased 9...

DineEquity, Inc. Significantly Raises Dividend And Share Repurchase Authorization »

October 28, 2014 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

Quarterly cash dividend raised by 17% to $0.875 per share of common stock; Share repurchase authorization increased to $100 million
GLENDALE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 28, 2014 - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced approval by its Board of Directors of a meaningful 17% increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.875 per share of common stock. The fourth quarter 2014 dividend will be payable on January 9, 2015 to the Company's stockholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2014.
The Board of Directors also approved an increase in the share repurchase authorization for the Company's common stock, effective immediately, to $100 million from the remaining previous authorization of approximately $40 million...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Preliminary Results »

October 27, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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Projects Revenue Growth Over 60% and EBITDA of $1.6-$1.7 Million for Fiscal 2014; Revenue Growth for Creative Learning Corporation over 60%
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced preliminary results for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, "We continued to generate very strong top and bottom line growth. I am pleased to report that we currently anticipate revenue in the range of $7.7 to $7.8 million, and EBITDA in the range of $1.6 to $1.7 million for fiscal 2014...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Filing Of Shelf Registration Statement »

October 27, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3. The registration statement is intended to provide the Company with flexibility to access the capital markets more efficiently in the future.
At the present time, the Company has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. If and when the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, the Company will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $200 million of securities such as senior, subordinated or convertible debt securities, warrants, units, common and preferred stock, or any combination thereof...

Noble Roman's To Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results On November 6, 2014 »

October 27, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Noble Roman's Pizza

Conference Call Scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET
INDIANAPOLIS - Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Noble Roman's, Inc. (OTC BB: NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced that management will report its third quarter 2014 financial results after the market close on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Management will conduct a live teleconference to discuss its financial results at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Anyone interested in participating should call 1-877-604-9673 if calling from the United States, or 1-719-325-4748 if dialing internationally. A replay will be available until November 13, 2014, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 within the United States and 1-858-384-5517 if dialing internationally...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend »

October 27, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of GNC Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") authorized and declared the quarterly cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $0.16 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about December 26, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 12, 2014.
About GNC Holdings, Inc.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."
The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships...

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...



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