Domino's Pizza Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Achieves Robust Sales and Earnings Growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Oct. 14, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the third quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in same store sales, global store counts and earnings. Domestic same store sales grew 7.7% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 7.1%, marking the 83rd consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 160 stores in the quarter.

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Diluted EPS was 63 cents for the third quarter, which was up 18.9% over the Company's reported EPS in the prior year quarter, and up 23.5% over the Company's adjusted EPS in the prior year quarter. During the quarter, the Company repurchased 242,700 shares of its common stock for approximately $17.4 million. The Board of Directors also declared a 25 cent per share quarterly dividend for shareholders of record as of December 15, 2014 to be paid on December 30, 2014.

J. Patrick Doyle, Domino's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Great people, food, service and technology have helped us deliver another strong quarter of global sales and profits. Our franchisees continued to drive vigorous store growth worldwide and have embraced our 'Pizza Theater' store reimage program in neighborhoods around the world."

Third Quarter Highlights:

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

Third Quarter of 2014

 

Third Quarter of 2013

 

 Three Fiscal 
Quarters of 
2014

 

Three Fiscal 
Quarters of 
2013

Net income

$  35.6

 

$  30.6

 

$  114.6

 

$  98.3

               

Weighted average diluted shares

56,610,608

 

57,345,677

 

57,030,669

 

57,831,660

               

Diluted earnings per share, as reported

$  0.63

 

$  0.53

 

$  2.01

 

$  1.70

Items affecting comparability*

-

 

(0.02)

 

(0.02)

 

(0.02)

Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted*

$  0.63

 

$  0.51

 

$  1.98

 

$  1.68

 

 

* Refer to the Items Affecting Comparability section on page three for additional details.  Diluted earnings per share figures may not sum to the total due to the rounding of each individual calculation. 

  • Revenues were up 10.5% for the third quarter versus the prior year period, due primarily to higher supply chain revenues from increased volumes in the supply chain centers and elevated commodity prices, specifically cheese, as well as increased sales of equipment and supplies to stores as our store reimaging program accelerates.  Additionally, sales and store growth contributed to increased revenues in all business segments.
  • Net Income was up 16.3% for the third quarter versus the prior year period, primarily driven by domestic and international same store sales growth and global store count growth, as well as increased supply chain volumes.
  • Diluted EPS was 63 cents for the third quarter versus 53 cents in the prior year quarter.  The diluted EPS of 63 cents for the quarter was 12 cents, or 23.5% higher than the prior year adjusted EPS of 51 cents. This increase was due to higher net income and lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  (See the Items Affecting Comparability section and the Comments on Regulation G section.)

The table below outlines certain statistical measures utilized by the Company to analyze its performance.  Refer to the Comments on Regulation G section on page four for additional details.

 

 

Third quarter 
of 2014

 

Third quarter 
of 2013

   

Same store sales growth: (versus prior year period)

         

  Domestic Company-owned stores

+ 6.1%

 

+ 4.6%

   

  Domestic franchise stores

+ 7.8%

 

+ 5.5%

   

  Domestic stores

+ 7.7%

 

+ 5.4%

   

  International stores (excluding foreign currency impact)

+ 7.1%

 

+ 5.0%

   
           
           

Global retail sales growth: (versus prior year period)

         

  Domestic stores

+  9.3%

 

+  6.2%

   

  International stores

+ 17.9%

 

+  8.5%

   

  Total

+ 13.8%

 

+  7.4%

   
           

Global retail sales growth: (versus prior year period, 

  excluding foreign currency impact)   

         

  Domestic stores

+  9.3%

 

+  6.2%

   

  International stores

+15.2%

 

+13.9%

   

  Total

+12.4%

 

+10.2%

   

 

 
 

Domestic

Company-owned Stores

 

Domestic Franchise Stores

 

Total

Domestic Stores

 

International Stores

 

Total

Store counts:

                 

Store count at June 15, 2014

376

 

4,626

 

5,002

 

6,119

 

11,121

Openings

-

 

23

 

23

 

160

 

183

Closings

-

 

(9)

 

(9)

 

(14)

 

(23)

Store count at September 7, 2014

376

 

4,640

 

5,016

 

6,265

 

11,281

Third quarter 2014 net change

-

 

14

 

14

 

146

 

160

Trailing four quarters net change

(14)

 

91

 

77

 

638

 

715

 Conference Call Information

The Company will file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q this morning. Additionally, as previously announced, Domino's Pizza will hold a conference call today at 10 a.m. (Eastern) to review its third quarter 2014 financial results. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 400-9978 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 634-4947 (International). Ask for the Domino's Pizza conference call. The call will also be webcast at www.dominosbiz.com. If you are unable to participate on the call, a replay will be available for thirty days by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International), Conference ID 34199327. The webcast will also be archived for 30 days on www.dominosbiz.com.

Share Repurchases

During the third quarter of 2014, the Company repurchased and retired 242,700 shares of its common stock under its open market share repurchase program for approximately $17.4 million, or an average price of $71.69 per share. As of October 7, 2014, the Company had authorization for repurchases of approximately $132.7 million remaining under the program.

Dividends

On October 8, 2014, the Board of Directors declared a 25 cent per share quarterly dividend for shareholders of record as of December 15, 2014 to be paid on December 30, 2014.

Items Affecting Comparability

The Company's reported financial results for the third quarter and three fiscal quarters of 2014 are not comparable to the reported financial results for the equivalent periods in 2013. The table below presents certain items that affect comparability between 2014 and 2013 financial results. The Company believes that including such information is critical to the understanding of its financial results for the third quarter and three fiscal quarters of 2014 as compared to the same periods in 2013 (See the Comments on Regulation G section on page four for additional details).

In addition to the items noted in the table below, the Company had lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding in 2014 that resulted in an increase in diluted EPS of approximately one cent in the third quarter of 2014 and three cents in the three fiscal quarters of 2014.

 

Third Quarter

 

Three Fiscal Quarters

(in thousands, except per share data)

Pre-tax

 

After-tax

 

Diluted EPS Impact

 

Pre-tax

 

After-tax

 

Diluted EPS Impact

2014 items affecting comparability:

                     

Gain on the sale of Company-owned 
     stores (1)

$     -

 

$      -

 

$      -

 

$    1,652

 

$ 1,033

 

$  0.02

Deferred tax asset valuation allowance 
     reversal (2)

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

329

 

0.01

Total of 2014 items*

$     -

 

$      -

 

$      -

 

$    1,652

 

$ 1,362

 

$  0.02

                       

2013 items affecting comparability:

                     

Tax benefit for domestic dough 
     production (3)

$     -

 

$ 1,358

 

$  0.02

 

$       -

 

$ 1,358

 

$  0.02

Total of 2013 items

$     -

 

$ 1,358

 

$  0.02

 

$       -

 

$ 1,358

 

$  0.02

 

   
 

* Diluted earnings per share figures may not sum to the total due to the rounding of each individual calculation. 

     
 

(1)

Represents the gain recognized on the sale of 14 Company-owned stores to a franchisee. The gain is net of a reduction in goodwill of approximately $0.5 million.

 

(2)

As a result of the capital gain recognized in connection with the sale of Company-owned stores, the Company was able to utilize a portion of a previously unrecognized benefit of a capital loss carry forward.

 

(3)

Represents additional tax benefit recorded for prior tax years in connection with the Company revising its calculation for a deduction related to its domestic dough production.

Liquidity

As of September 7, 2014, the Company had approximately:

  • $30.9 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents;
  • $1.52 billion in total debt; and
  • $59.8 million of available borrowings under its $100.0 million variable funding notes, net of letters of credit issued of $40.2 million. 

The Company's cash borrowing rate averaged 5.4% in the third quarter of 2014 and 5.3% in the third quarter of 2013.  Additionally, the Company invested $31.0 million in capital expenditures during the three fiscal quarters of 2014, compared to $20.3 million in the three fiscal quarters of 2013. 

Free cash flow, as reconciled below to cash flows from operations as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), was approximately $87.9 million in the three fiscal quarters of 2014.

(in thousands)

Three Fiscal Quarters

of 2014

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 118,885

Capital expenditures

(30,983)

Free cash flow

$   87,902

Comments on Regulation G

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G due to items affecting comparability between fiscal quarters. The Company has also included metrics such as global retail sales growth and same store sales growth, which are commonly used statistical measures in the quick-service restaurant industry that are important to understanding Company performance.

The Company uses "Diluted EPS, as adjusted," which is calculated as reported Diluted EPS adjusted for the items that affect comparability to the prior year period discussed above. The most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is Diluted EPS. The Company believes that the Diluted EPS, as adjusted measure is important and useful to investors and other interested persons and that such persons benefit from having a consistent basis for comparison between reporting periods. The Company uses Diluted EPS, as adjusted to internally evaluate operating performance, to evaluate itself against its peers and to determine future performance targets and long-range planning. Additionally, the Company believes that analysts covering the Company's stock performance generally eliminate these items affecting comparability when preparing their financial models, when determining their published EPS estimates and when benchmarking the Company against its competitors.

The Company uses "Global retail sales" to refer to total worldwide retail sales at Company-owned and franchise stores. The Company believes global retail sales information is useful in analyzing revenues because franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise retail sales. The Company reviews comparable industry global retail sales information to assess business trends and to track the growth of the Domino's Pizza® brand. In addition, domestic supply chain revenues are directly impacted by changes in domestic franchise retail sales. Retail sales for franchise stores are reported to the Company by its franchisees and are not included in Company revenues.

The Company uses "Same store sales growth," which is calculated by including only sales from stores that also had sales in the comparable period of the prior year. International same store sales growth is calculated similarly to domestic same store sales growth. Changes in international same store sales are reported excluding foreign currency impacts, which reflect changes in international local currency sales.

The Company uses "Free cash flow," which is calculated as cash flows from operations less capital expenditures, both as reported under GAAP. The Company believes that the free cash flow measure is important to investors and other interested persons, and that such persons benefit from having a measure which communicates how much cash flow is available for working capital needs or to be used for repurchasing debt, making acquisitions, repurchasing common stock, paying dividends or other similar uses of cash.

About Domino's Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 11,250 stores in over 75 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $8.0 billion in 2013, comprised of nearly $3.8 billion in the U.S. and over $4.2 billion internationally. In the third quarter of 2014, Domino's had global retail sales of over $2.0 billion, comprised of $0.9 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is made up of franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the third quarter of 2014. The emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's generate approximately 40% of U.S. sales from its digital channels in 2013, as well as reach an estimated $3 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino's recently launched its ordering app for iPad®, adding to an existing ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the smartphone market. In June 2014, Domino's debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps, a true technology first within both traditional and e-commerce retail.

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Safe Harbor Statement Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995:

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "estimates," or "anticipates" or similar expressions that concern our strategy, plans or intentions. These forward-looking statements relating to our anticipated profitability, estimates in same store sales growth, the growth of our international business, ability to service our indebtedness, our future cash flows, our operating performance, trends in our business and other descriptions of future events reflect the Company's expectations based upon currently available information and data. However, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the level of and our ability to refinance our long-term and other indebtedness; uncertainties relating to litigation; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the effectiveness of our advertising, operations and promotional initiatives; our reputation and the strength of our brand in the markets in which we compete; our ability to retain key personnel; new product and concept developments by us, and other food-industry competitors; the ongoing level of profitability of our franchisees; our ability and that of our franchisees to open new restaurants and keep existing restaurants in operation; changes in food prices, particularly cheese, labor, utilities, insurance, employee benefits and other operating costs; the impact that widespread illness or general health concerns may have on our business and the economy of the countries where we operate; severe weather conditions and natural disasters; cyber-attacks or other catastrophic events; changes in our effective tax rate; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; changes in government legislation and regulations; adequacy of our insurance coverage; costs related to future financings; our ability and that of our franchisees to successfully operate in the current credit environment; changes in the level of consumer spending given the general economic conditions including interest rates, energy prices and weak consumer confidence; availability of borrowings under our variable funding notes and our letters of credit; and changes in accounting policies. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are more fully described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the section headed "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and you should not rely on such statements as representing the views of the Company as of any subsequent date. Except as required by applicable securities laws, we do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

TABLES TO FOLLOW

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

 
 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

September 7,

2014

% of Total

Revenues

    

September 8,

2013

% of Total

Revenues

(In thousands, except per share data)

         

Revenues:

         

   Domestic Company-owned stores

$      77,644

   

$       75,923

 

   Domestic franchise

51,858

   

47,846

 

   Domestic supply chain

254,820

   

226,315

 

   International

62,246

   

53,966

 

Total revenues

446,568

100.0%

 

404,050

100.0%

           

Cost of sales:

         

   Domestic Company-owned stores

59,754

   

58,662

 

   Domestic supply chain

228,422

   

203,004

 

   International

24,878

   

21,750

 

Total cost of sales

313,054

70.1%

 

283,416

70.1%

Operating margin

133,514

29.9%

 

120,634

29.9%

           

General and administrative

56,573

12.7%

 

53,858

13.3%

Income from operations

76,941

17.2%

 

66,776

16.6%

           

Interest expense, net

(19,952)

(4.4)%

 

(20,323)

(5.1)%

Income before provision for

   income taxes

56,989

12.8%

 

46,453

11.5%

           

Provision for income taxes

21,371

4.8%

 

15,821

3.9%

Net income

$      35,618

8.0%

 

$    30,632

7.6%

           

Earnings per share:

         

   Common stock – diluted

$        0.63

   

$      0.53

 
           

Dividends declared per share

$        0.25

   

$      0.20

 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Fiscal Quarters Ended

 

September 7,

2014

% of Total

Revenues

    

September 8,

2013

% of Total

Revenues

(In thousands, except per share data)

         

Revenues:

         

   Domestic Company-owned stores

$      238,915

   

$       235,526

 

   Domestic franchise

157,317

   

147,330

 

   Domestic supply chain

769,899

   

691,154

 

   International

184,752

   

161,666

 

Total revenues

1,350,883

100.0%

 

1,235,676

100.0%

           

Cost of sales:

         

   Domestic Company-owned stores

183,262

   

179,466

 

   Domestic supply chain

689,487

   

615,736

 

   International

72,933

   

64,047

 

Total cost of sales

945,682

70.0%

 

859,249

69.5%

Operating margin

405,201

30.0%

 

376,427

30.5%

           

General and administrative

162,722

12.0%

 

160,286

13.0%

Income from operations

242,479

18.0%

 

216,141

17.5%

           

Interest expense, net

(60,071)

(4.5)%

 

(61,621)

(5.0)%

Income before provision for

   income taxes

182,408

13.5%

 

154,520

12.5%

           

Provision for income taxes

67,854

5.0%

 

56,198

4.5%

Net income

$       114,554

8.5%

 

$       98,322

8.0%

           

Earnings per share:

         

   Common stock – diluted

$           2.01

   

$         1.70

 
           

Dividends declared per share

$           0.75

   

$         0.60

 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 
 

September 7, 2014

    

December 29, 2013

(In thousands)

         

Assets

         

Current assets:

         

     Cash and cash equivalents

$

30,936

 

$

14,383

     Restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

73,592

   

125,453

     Accounts receivable

 

103,540

   

105,779

     Inventories

 

35,213

   

30,321

     Advertising fund assets, restricted

 

60,111

   

44,695

     Other assets

 

29,932

   

30,909

Total current assets

 

333,324

   

351,540

           

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

100,491

   

97,584

           

Other assets

 

77,068

   

76,131

           

Total assets

$

510,883

 

$

525,255

           

Liabilities and stockholders' deficit

         

Current liabilities:

         

     Current portion of long-term debt

$

549

 

$

24,144

     Accounts payable

 

73,942

   

83,408

     Dividends payable

 

14,111

   

11,849

     Advertising fund liabilities

 

60,111

   

44,695

     Other accrued liabilities

 

71,673

   

90,515

Total current liabilities

 

220,386

   

254,611

           

Long-term liabilities:

         

     Long-term debt, less current portion

 

1,523,740

   

1,512,299

     Other accrued liabilities

 

48,499

   

48,547

Total long-term liabilities

 

1,572,239

   

1,560,846

           

Total stockholders' deficit

 

(1,281,742)

   

(1,290,202)

           

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

$

510,883

 

$

525,255

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Fiscal Quarters Ended

       
 

September 7,

2014

    

 September 8,

2013

(In thousands)

     

Cash flows from operating activities:

     

  Net income

$ 114,554

 

$     98,322

  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net

   cash flows provided by operating activities:

     

      Depreciation and amortization

20,024

 

17,480

      Gains on sale/disposal of assets

(1,381)

 

(71)

      Amortization of deferred financing costs

4,046

 

4,264

      Provision for deferred income taxes

1,008

 

6,031

      Non-cash compensation expense

11,897

 

14,866

      Tax impact from equity-based compensation

(10,899)

 

(12,025)

      Other

(888)

 

(1,283)

      Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(19,476)

 

(23,009)

Net cash provided by operating activities

118,885

 

104,575

       

Cash flows from investing activities:

     

  Capital expenditures

(30,983)

 

(20,286)

  Proceeds from sale of assets

5,802

 

3,184

  Changes in restricted cash

51,861

 

(3,273)

  Other

(1,365)

 

1,539

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

25,315

 

(18,836)

       

Cash flows from financing activities:

     

  Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations

(12,152)

 

(18,268)

  Proceeds from exercise of stock options

3,094

 

5,804

  Tax impact from equity-based compensation

10,899

 

12,025

  Purchases of common stock

(82,407)

 

(76,892)

  Tax payments for restricted stock upon vesting

(7,889)

 

(7,888)

  Payments of common stock dividends and equivalents

(39,208)

 

(23,223)

Net cash used in financing activities

(127,663)

 

(108,442)

       

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

16

 

(31)

       

Change in cash and cash equivalents

16,553

 

(22,734)

       

Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period

14,383

 

54,813

       

Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period

$     30,936

 

$     32,079

SOURCE Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Contact:

Lynn Liddle
Executive Vice President
Communications, Investor Relations and Legislative Affairs
(734) 930-3008

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