RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

Continued revenue growth and store count for Pie Five Pizza Co.

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2016 // PRNewswire // -- RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended December 27, 2015.

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Total consolidated revenue increased 37.6% to $15.3 million compared to $11.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 1.6% from the same period of the prior year.
  • Pie Five system-wide retail sales increased 151%, and average weekly sales declined 9.9%, year over year.
  • Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 1.7% from the same period of the prior year, while total domestic retail sales decreased by 2.9%.
  • Net loss of $4.8 million was $4.4 million greater than the same quarter of the prior year due to $4.5 millionin total non-cash impairment and tax expenses.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $0.1 million was $0.1 million greater than the same quarter of the prior year.
  • Company-owned restaurant operating cash flow decreased to $0.2 million from $0.3 million in the same period of the prior year.
  • Addition of 14 Pie Five restaurants during the quarter brought the total Pie Five restaurants open at the end of the quarter to 82.

Revenues of $15.3 million and $29.9 million for the second quarter and year to date fiscal 2016 were 37.6% and 33.0%, respectively, higher than the same periods of the prior year.  For the three and six months endedDecember 27, 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $4.8 million and $5.4 million, respectively, compared to a loss of $0.4 million and $0.7 million for the comparable periods of the prior year.  On a fully diluted basis, the loss was $0.45 per share and $0.50 per share for the second quarter and year to date fiscal 2016, compared to a loss of $0.04 per share and $0.07 per share for the same periods of the prior year.  The increased losses for the three and six month periods ended December 27, 2015 were primarily the result of a$1.0 million non-cash impairment expense attributable to three Company-owned Pie Five restaurants and a$3.5 million valuation allowance against deferred tax assets, as well as increased pre-opening expenses, general and administrative expenses and franchise costs related to opening of Company-owned Pie Five restaurants and the expansion of the Pie Five franchise system.  Year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months improved by $0.1 million to a positive $0.3 million.

"We entered several new Company-owned Pie Five markets in the past year, which allowed us to gain a foothold in several large metropolitan markets.  Sales in some of these areas have been slower to materialize than expected," said Randy Gier, Chief Executive Officer for Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.  "As a result, we elected to fully impair three Company stores that we identified as poor real estate selections and have further evolved our criteria for new unit development."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Operating Results

Total revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and the comparable prior year quarter were $15.3 millionand $11.1 million, respectively, an increase of 37.6% year over year.  Additional franchise development fees previously received from Pie Five franchisees have been deferred and will be recognized as future restaurants are opened.  Pizza Inn domestic comparable store retail sales decreased 1.7% from the same period in the prior year. 

For Pie Five, system-wide retail sales increased 151% for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 when compared to the same period in the prior year driven by a 185% increase in average units open, while system-wide average weekly sales decreased by 9.9%.  Comparable store retail sales decreased by 1.6% for the most recent fiscal quarter compared to the same period in the prior year.  As previously reported, Pie Five was overlapping significant, double-digit comparable store gains in the prior year.  In addition, Pie Five has experienced some cannibalization from new restaurants in the Dallas market, which makes up a disproportionate share of the current comparable store base.  The decrease in Pie Five average weekly sales was primarily due to entry into new company markets and several franchise stores that opened with unusually high volume in the prior year.

The Company's decision to take the $3.5 million valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets was influenced significantly by the Company's recent net income losses.  The valuation allowance may be reversed in the future when the Company is generating consistently positive net income.

"As previously stated, both brands were overlapping strong prior year results," said Gier. "So far in the current quarter, and excluding the impact of the severe snowstorm in January, we are experiencing flat comps in both brands.  We remain focused on opportunities to accelerate growth at each brand."

Development Review

In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, 14 new Pie Five restaurants were opened, comprised of three Company-owned restaurants and eleven franchised restaurants, bringing the fiscal quarter-end total unit count to 82 restaurants.  So far in the current quarter the Company has signed two new franchise development agreements with existing franchisees for up to 17 Pie Five restaurants.  The Company currently has franchise restaurant development commitments totaling approximately 450 Pie Five restaurants.

"We are excited to be further expanding the geographic reach of Pie Five as we march towards the 100-restaurant mark," said Gier. "In the second quarter we opened our first franchised restaurants in Arkansas,Colorado, Delaware, and Kentucky, expanding our reach to 49 franchised restaurants and 33 Company-owned restaurants in 24 states."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating operating performance.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be viewed as an alternative or substitute for its financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, pre-opening expense, gain/loss on sale of assets, costs related to closed restaurants and impairment charges.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income is included with the accompanying financial statements. 

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.  Although the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are believed to be reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that the objectives and plans of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. will be achieved. 

About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.

Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE] owns, operates and franchises more than 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space offering made-to-order pizzas ready in under five minutes. Pizza Inn is an international chain featuring freshly made pizzas, along with salads, pastas, and desserts. The Company's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "RAVE". For more information, please visit www.raverg.com.

Contact:

Investor Relations
RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
469-384-5000

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

                   
                   
                   
     

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

     

December 27,

 

December 28,

 

December 27,

 

December 28,

     

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

                   
                   

REVENUES:

$           15,311

 

$          11,127

 

$           29,847

 

$          22,434

                   

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

             
 

Cost of sales

13,139

 

9,534

 

25,489

 

19,148

 

General and administrative expenses

1,694

 

1,215

 

3,263

 

2,324

 

Franchise expenses

949

 

750

 

1,808

 

1,465

 

Pre-opening expenses

304

 

136

 

736

 

172

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

1,010

 

-

 

1,010

 

-

 

Bad debt

128

 

12

 

231

 

92

 

Interest expense

2

 

3

 

3

 

109

   

Total costs and expenses

17,226

 

11,650

 

32,540

 

23,310

                   

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES

(1,915)

 

(523)

 

(2,693)

 

(876)

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

2,892

 

(167)

 

2,634

 

(282)

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(4,807)

 

(356)

 

(5,327)

 

(594)

                   
 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

(23)

 

(43)

 

(60)

 

(70)

NET LOSS

$            (4,830)

 

$              (399)

 

$            (5,387)

 

$              (664)

                   

LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - BASIC:

             
 

Loss from continuing operations

$              (0.47)

 

$             (0.04)

 

$              (0.52)

 

$             (0.06)

 

Loss from discontinued operations

-

 

-

 

-

 

(0.01)

 

Net loss

$              (0.47)

 

$             (0.04)

 

$              (0.52)

 

$             (0.07)

                   

LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - DILUTED:

             
                   
 

Loss from continuing operations

$              (0.45)

 

$             (0.04)

 

$              (0.50)

 

$             (0.06)

 

Loss from discontinued operations

-

 

-

 

-

 

(0.01)

 

Net loss

$              (0.45)

 

$             (0.04)

 

$              (0.50)

 

$             (0.07)

                   

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

10,314

 

9,393

 

10,310

 

9,392

                   

Weighted average common and potential dilutive common shares outstanding

10,770

 

9,895

 

10,859

 

9,905

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

                 
           

December 27,

 

June 28,

ASSETS

 

2015 (unaudited)

 

2015

                 

CURRENT ASSETS

       
 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,747

 

5,958

 

 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for bad debts accounts of $379 and $193, respectively

 

3,075

 

3,437

 

Notes receivable

 

170

 

24

 

Inventories

 

234

 

180

 

Income tax receivable

 

212

 

492

 

Deferred income tax assets

 

-

 

729

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

717

 

872

   

 

Total current assets

 

6,155

 

11,692

                 

LONG-TERM ASSETS

       
 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

14,349

 

10,020

 

Long-term notes receivable

 

170

 

119

 

Long-term deferred tax asset

 

-

 

1,864

 

Deposits and other

 

293

 

276

   

 

Total assets

$

20,967

$

23,971

                 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

       

CURRENT LIABILITIES

       
 

Accounts payable - trade

$

4,132

 

2,875

 

Accrued expenses

 

930

 

1,267

 

Deferred rent

 

163

 

155

 

Deferred revenues

 

266

 

374

   

 

Total current liabilities

 

5,491

 

4,671

                 

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

       
 

Deferred rent, net of current portion

 

1,311

 

893

 

Deferred revenues, net of current portion

 

1,448

 

1,166

 

Deferred gain on sale of property

 

-

 

9

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

31

 

22

   

 

Total liabilities

 

8,281

 

6,761

                 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

       
                 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

       
 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 26,000,000 shares; issued 17,433,035 and 17,374,735 shares, respectively;

outstanding 10,313,635 and 10,255,335 shares, respectively
 

174

 

174

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

25,563

 

24,700

 

Retained earnings

 

11,585

 

16,972

 

Treasury stock at cost

 

(24,636)

 

(24,636)

 

 

Shares in treasury: 7,119,400 

       
   

 

Total shareholders' equity 

 

12,686

 

17,210

         

$

20,967

$

23,971

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

           
     

Six Months Ended

     

December 27,

 

December 28,

     

2015

 

2014

           

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

     
           
 

Net loss

$             (5,387)

 

$                  (664)

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

     
   

Depreciation and amortization

1,118

 

741

   

Impairment of long-lived assets

1,010

 

-

   

Stock compensation expense

90

 

53

   

Deferred income taxes

2,593

 

(340)

   

Loss on sale of assets

2

 

-

   

Provision for bad debt

231

 

92

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     
   

Notes and accounts receivable

214

 

438

   

Inventories

(54)

 

259

   

Accounts payable - trade

1,257

 

(790)

   

Accrued expenses

98

 

58

   

Deferred revenue

165

 

501

   

Prepaid expenses and other

136

 

(376)

   

Cash provided by (used in) operating activities

1,473

 

(28)

           

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

     
 

Proceeds from sale of assets

14

 

-

 

Capital expenditures

(6,471)

 

(1,564)

   

Cash used in investing activities

(6,457)

 

(1,564)

           

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

     
 

Proceeds from sale of stock

773

 

1,752

 

Repayments of bank debt

-

 

(767)

   

Cash provided by financing activities 

773

 

985

           

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(4,211)

 

(607)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

5,958

 

2,796

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$               1,747

 

$                2,189

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

               
               
 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 27,

 

December 28,

 

December 27,

 

December 28,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

Net loss 

$           (4,830)

 

$              (399)

 

$           (5,387)

 

$              (664)

Interest expense 

2

 

3

 

3

 

109

Income Taxes 

2,892

 

(167)

 

2,634

 

(282)

Income Taxes--Discontinued Operations 

(12)

 

(19)

 

(31)

 

(34)

Depreciation and amortization 

601

 

365

 

1,118

 

741

EBITDA 

$           (1,347)

 

$              (217)

 

$           (1,663)

 

$              (130)

Stock compensation expense 

45

 

30

 

90

 

53

Pre-opening costs 

304

 

136

 

736

 

172

Asset disposals, closure costs and restaurant impairment 

1,059

 

56

 

1,126

 

113

Adjusted EBITDA 

$                 61

 

$                   5

 

$               289

 

$               208

SOURCE RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.

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