Papa John's Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - February 22, 2017 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three months and full year ended December 25, 2016.

Highlights

  • GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.88 and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.69 in the fourth quarter of 2016, excluding Special Items; adjusted earnings per diluted share up 11% over 2015
  • GAAP earnings per diluted share of $2.74 and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.55 for full year 2016, excluding Special Items; adjusted earnings per diluted share up 22% over 2015 adjusted earnings per diluted share
  • System-wide North America comparable sales increases of 3.8% for the fourth quarter and 3.5% for the full year
  • International comparable sales increases of 5.6% for the fourth quarter and 6.0% for the full year
  • 126 worldwide net unit openings in the fourth quarter and 204 for the full year, of which 151 were International and 53 were in North America

"We are pleased to have delivered another excellent year in 2016," said Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, John Schnatter. "Thanks to the efforts of the entire Papa John's family, we opened our 5,000th global unit and increased our digital mix to over 55% -- all while delivering on our clear label promises and generating strong comp sales and another year of record earnings."

Fourth quarter 2016 revenues were $439.6 million, a 5.5% increase from fourth quarter 2015 revenues of $416.8 million. Full year 2016 revenues were $1.71 billion, a 4.7% increase from full year 2015 revenues of $1.64 billion.

GAAP and adjusted net income and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") excluding Special Items results are summarized below:

        Three Months Ended     Year Ended
       

Dec. 25,

2016

   

Dec. 27,

2015

   

Increase

%

   

Dec. 25,

2016

   

Dec. 27,

2015

   

Increase

%

                                       
GAAP net income       $ 32,630       $ 24,695     32.1 %     $ 102,820       $ 75,682     35.9 %
Special items         (7,022 )       -             (7,022 )       7,986      
Adjusted net income       $ 25,608       $ 24,695     3.7 %     $ 95,798       $ 83,668     14.5 %
                                       
GAAP diluted EPS       $ 0.88       $ 0.62     41.9 %     $ 2.74       $ 1.89     45.0 %
Special items         (0.19 )       -             (0.19 )       0.20      
Adjusted diluted EPS       $ 0.69       $ 0.62     11.3 %     $ 2.55       $ 2.09     22.0 %
                                                       

Special Items include a refranchising gain in 2016 from the sale of the 42 restaurant Phoenixcompany-owned market to a franchisee, an impairment charge in 2016 related to our company-owned stores in China that are currently for sale, and the finalization of a 2015 legal settlement that was paid in 2016. See "Items Impacting Comparability- Non-GAAP Presentation" table on page 8 for more details.

Global Restaurant and Comparable Sales Information

        Three Months Ended     Year Ended
       

Dec. 25,

2016

   

Dec. 27,

2015

   

Dec. 25,

2016

   

Dec. 27,

2015

                           
Global restaurant sales growth (a)       5.3 %    

3.4

%     5.2 %     5.3 %

 

                         

Global restaurant sales growth, excluding the impact of foreign currency (a)

      7.0 %     5.7 %     6.8 %     7.8 %
                           
Comparable sales growth (b)                          
Domestic company-owned restaurants       4.8 %     3.4 %     4.4 %     5.9 %
North America franchised restaurants       3.4 %     1.3 %     3.1 %     3.6 %
System-wide North America restaurants       3.8 %     1.9 %     3.5 %     4.2 %
                           
System-wide international restaurants       5.6 %     5.3 %     6.0 %     6.9 %
 

(a) Includes both company-owned and franchised restaurant sales.
(b) Represents the change in year-over-year sales for the same base of restaurants for the same fiscal periods.

Comparable sales results for restaurants operating outside of the United States are reported on a constant dollar basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency translation.

We believe global restaurant and comparable sales growth information, as defined in the table above, is useful in analyzing our results since our franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise sales. Franchise sales generate commissary revenue in the United States and in certain international markets. Global restaurant and comparable sales growth information is also useful in analyzing industry trends and the strength of our brand. Management believes the presentation of global restaurant sales growth excluding the impact of foreign currency provides investors with useful information regarding underlying sales trends by presenting sales growth excluding the external factor of foreign currency exchange. Franchise restaurant sales are not included in company revenues.

Revenue and Operating Highlights

All revenue and operating highlights below are compared to the same period of the prior year, unless otherwise noted.

Revenue Highlights

Consolidated revenues increased $22.8 million, or 5.5%, for the fourth quarter of 2016 and increased $76.2 million, or 4.7%, for the year ended December 25, 2016. The increases in revenues were primarily due to the following:

*Domestic company-owned restaurant sales increased $14.0 million, or 7.2%, and $59.6 million, or 7.9%, for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively, primarily due to increases of 4.8% and 4.4% in comparable sales and increases of 3.2% and 4.4% in equivalent units.

*North America franchise royalties and fees increased approximately $1.6 million, or 6.3%, and $6.9 million, or 7.2%, for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively, primarily due to increases of 3.4% and 3.1% in comparable sales and reduced levels of royalty incentives in 2016.

*North America commissary and other sales increased $5.0 million, or 2.9%, and $1.3 million, or 0.2%, for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively. The increases were primarily due to higher commissary sales from an increase in volumes that were partially offset by lower commodity costs. The increase for the full year was significantly offset by the prior year's inclusion of approximately $9.8 million of point of sale equipment sales to franchisees which had no significant impact on 2015 operating results.

*International revenues increased approximately $2.3 million, or 8.9%, and $8.4 million, or 8.0%, for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively. These increases were net of the unfavorable impact of foreign currency exchange rates of $4.5 million and $12.2 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively. These increases were primarily due to the following:

  • International revenues for 2016 include sublease rental revenue in the United Kingdom of approximately $1.7 million and $7.3 million for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively, which were shown net of the rental expenses in the prior year.
  • Royalties and commissary revenues were higher due to an increase in the number of restaurants and increases in comparable sales of 5.6% and 6.0% for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively, calculated on a constant dollar basis.
  • China Company-owned restaurant revenues were $900,000 and $4.9 million lower for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively, primarily due to negative comparable sales and fewer restaurants in 2016.

Operating Highlights

The tables below summarize income before income taxes on a reporting segment basis for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, and reconcile our GAAP financial results to the adjusted financial results, excluding Special Items. See "Items Impacting Comparability- Non-GAAP Presentation" table for more details.

 
          Three Months Ended
                      Adjusted           Adjusted
          Dec. 25,     Special     Dec. 25,     Dec. 27,     Increase
(In thousands)       2016     Items     2016     2015     (Decrease)
                                   
Domestic company-owned restaurants       $ 28,048       $ (11,572 )     $ 16,476       $ 15,267       $ 1,209  
North America commissaries         11,786         -         11,786         12,027         (241 )
North America franchising         23,788         -         23,788         21,770         2,018  
International         2,412         1,350         3,762         4,084         (322 )
All others         599         -         599         1,075         (476 )
Unallocated corporate expenses         (15,020 )       (898 )       (15,918 )       (15,260 )       (658 )
Elimination of intersegment profits         (1,040 )       -         (1,040 )       (40 )       (1,000 )
Total income before income taxes       $ 50,573       $ (11,120 )     $ 39,453       $ 38,923       $ 530  

 

 
 
        Year Ended
                    Adjusted                 Adjusted     Adjusted
        Dec. 25,     Special     Dec. 25,     Dec. 27,     Special     Dec. 27,     Increase
(In thousands)     2016     Items     2016     2015     Items     2015     (Decrease)
                                             
Domestic company-owned restaurants     $ 75,136       $ (11,572 )     $ 63,564       $ 56,452       $ -     $ 56,452       $ 7,112  
North Americacommissaries       46,325         -         46,325         44,721         -       44,721         1,604  
North Americafranchising       91,669         -         91,669         83,315         -       83,315         8,354  
International       11,408         1,350         12,758         10,891         -       10,891         1,867  
All others       1,467         -         1,467         845         -       845         622  
Unallocated corporate expenses       (64,791 )       (898 )       (65,689 )       (75,896 )       12,278       (63,618 )       (2,071 )
Elimination of intersegment profits       (2,405 )       -         (2,405 )       (1,181 )       -       (1,181 )       (1,224 )
Total income before income taxes     $ 158,809       $ (11,120 )     $ 147,689       $ 119,147       $ 12,278     $ 131,425       $ 16,264  
 

Fourth quarter 2016 income before income taxes increased approximately $11.6 million, or 29.9%. When excluding the impact of the Special Items in the fourth quarter of 2016, adjusted income before income taxes increased approximately $500,000, or 1.4%. This adjusted increase was primarily due to the following:

  • Domestic company-owned restaurants increased approximately $1.2 million primarily due to a 4.8% increase in comparable sales, a 3.2% increase in equivalent units, and lower commodity costs. This increase was partially offset by increased labor costs and higher non-owned automobile claims costs.
  • North America commissaries income decreased approximately $200,000 primarily due to a planned lower margin, partially offset by higher sales volumes. We manage commissary results on a full year basis and income can vary somewhat by quarter.
  • North America franchising income increased approximately $2.0 million primarily due to higher royalties attributable to the 3.4% increase in comparable sales and lower sales and development incentives.
  • International income decreased approximately $300,000 primarily due to the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates and the timing of marketing spend in the United Kingdom. Foreign currency exchange rates had a negative impact of approximately $800,000, which was primarily attributable to the United Kingdom. These decreases were substantially offset by higher royalties from an increase in units and an increase in comparable sales.
  • Unallocated corporate expenses increased approximately $700,000 primarily due to higher salaries and benefits and higher interest costs due to an increase in outstanding debt. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in medical claims costs.

Full year 2016 income before income taxes increased approximately $39.7 million, or 33.3%. When excluding the impact of Special Items in both years, full year 2016 adjusted income before income taxes increased approximately $16.3 million, or 12.4%. This adjusted increase was primarily due to the following:

  • Domestic company-owned restaurants increased approximately $7.1 million primarily due to a 4.4% increase in comparable sales, a 4.4% increase in equivalent units, and lower commodity costs. These increases were partially offset by higher non-owned automobile claim costs and increased labor costs.
  • North America commissaries income increased approximately $1.6 million primarily due to higher sales volumes.
  • North America franchising income increased approximately $8.4 million primarily due to higher royalties attributable to the 3.1% increase in comparable sales and lower sales and development incentives.
  • International income increased approximately $1.9 million primarily due to higher royalties from an increase in units and an increase in comparable sales. This was significantly offset by the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates of approximately $2.3 million and a non-recurring charge of $800,000 to record our United Kingdom lease arrangements on a straight line basis.
  • Unallocated corporate expenses increased approximately $2.1 million primarily due to higher salaries and benefits, higher interest costs due to an increase in outstanding debt, and increases in management incentive costs from higher annual operating results. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in medical claims costs.

The effective income tax rates were 32.2% and 31.3% for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 25, 2016, respectively. These rates approximated the effective rates for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 27, 2015, respectively.

The company's free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, for the full year of 2016 and 2015 was as follows (in thousands):

        Full Year Ended
        Dec. 25     Dec. 27
        2016     2015
               
Net cash provided by operating activities (a)       $ 144,057       $ 160,312  
Purchases of property and equipment (b)         (55,554 )       (38,972 )
Free cash flow       $ 88,503       $ 121,340  
               

(a) The decrease of approximately $16.3 million was primarily due to the payment of approximately $11.6 million for the previously mentioned legal settlement and other unfavorable changes in working capital items, partially offset by higher net income.
(b) The increase of $16.6 million was primarily due to construction costs for our new domestic commissary in Georgia, which will open in 2017, and initiatives within our online and mobile ordering business.

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities (from the consolidated statements of cash flows) less the amounts spent on the purchase of property and equipment. We view free cash flow as an important measure because it is a factor that management uses in determining the amount of cash available for discretionary investment. Free cash flow is not a term defined by GAAP, and as a result, our measure of free cash flow might not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Free cash flow should not be construed as a substitute for or a better indicator of the company's liquidity or performance than the company's GAAP measures.

See the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for additional information concerning our operating results and cash flow for the full year ended December 25, 2016.

Global Restaurant Unit Data

At December 25, 2016, there were 5,097 Papa John's restaurants operating in all 50 states and in 45 international countries and territories, as follows:

       

Domestic

Company-

owned

   

Franchised

North

America

   

Total North

America

   

International

    System-wide

Fourth Quarter

                               
Beginning - September 25, 2016       736       2,675       3,411       1,560       4,971  
Opened       3       38       41       109       150  
Closed       -       (11 )     (11 )     (13 )     (24 )
Acquired       5       42       47       -       47  
Sold       (42 )     (5 )     (47 )     -       (47 )
Ending - December 25, 2016       702       2,739       3,441       1,656       5,097  
                                 

Year-to-date

                               
Beginning - December 27, 2015       707       2,681       3,388       1,505       4,893  
Opened       13       104       117       226       343  
Closed       (1 )     (63 )     (64 )     (75 )     (139 )
Acquired       25       42       67       -       67  
Sold       (42 )     (25 )     (67 )     -       (67 )
Ending - December 25, 2016       702       2,739       3,441       1,656       5,097  
                                 
Unit growth (decline)       (5 )     58       53       151       204  
                                 
% increase (decrease)       (0.7 %)     2.2 %     1.6 %     10.0 %     4.2 %
 

Our development pipeline as of December 25, 2016 included approximately 1,300 restaurants (220 units in North America and 1,080 units internationally), the majority of which are scheduled to open over the next six years.

Items Impacting Comparability - Non-GAAP Presentation

The following table reconciles our GAAP financial results to our adjusted financial results, which are non-GAAP measures, for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015:

        Three Months Ended     Full Year Ended
        Dec. 25,     Dec. 27,     Dec. 25,     Dec. 27,
(In thousands, except per share amounts)       2016     2015     2016     2015
                           
GAAP income before income taxes       $ 50,573       $ 38,923     $ 158,809       $ 119,147
Refranchising gain         (11,572 )       -       (11,572 )       -
Impairment loss on assets held for sale         1,350         -       1,350         -
Legal settlement         (898 )       -       (898 )       12,278
Income before income taxes, as adjusted       $ 39,453       $ 38,923     $ 147,689       $ 131,425
                           
GAAP net income       $ 32,630       $ 24,695     $ 102,820       $ 75,682
Refranchising gain         (7,308 )       -       (7,308 )       -
Impairment loss on assets held for sale         853         -       853         -
Legal settlement         (567 )       -       (567 )       7,986
Net income, as adjusted       $ 25,608       $ 24,695     $ 95,798       $ 83,668
                           
GAAP diluted earnings per share       $ 0.88       $ 0.62     $ 2.74       $ 1.89
Refranchising gain         (0.19 )       -       (0.19 )       -
Impairment loss on assets held for sale         0.02         -       0.02         -
Legal settlement         (0.02 )       -       (0.02 )       0.20
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted       $ 0.69       $ 0.62     $ 2.55       $ 2.09
 

Refranchising gain includes a gain in 2016 from the sale of the 42 restaurant Phoenix company-owned market to a franchisee. Impairment loss includes a charge in 2016 related to our company-owned stores in China that are for sale. The legal settlement represents a charge in 2015 for a collective and class action litigation, Perrin v. Papa John's International, Inc. and Papa John's USA, Inc. The settlement amount was finalized and paid in 2016 and the expense was adjusted in 2016 accordingly.

The non-GAAP adjusted results shown above, which exclude Special Items referenced in the preceding paragraph, should not be construed as a substitute for or a better indicator of the company's performance than the company's GAAP results. Management believes presenting the financial information excluding Special Items is important for purposes of comparison to prior year results. In addition, management uses this metric to evaluate the company's underlying operating performance, to analyze trends, and to determine compensation.

Share Repurchase Activity

The following table reflects our repurchases for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 and subsequent repurchases through February 14, 2017 (in thousands):

Period      

Number

of Shares

      Cost
                 
Fourth Quarter 2016       158       $ 12,974
                 
Full Year 2016       2,145       $ 122,381
                 
December 26, 2016 through February 14, 2017       87       $ 7,389
   

There were 37.3 million and 37.6 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 25, 2016, representing decreases of 5.2% and 6.0%, respectively, over the prior year comparable periods. Approximately 37.0 million actual shares of the company's common stock were outstanding as of December 25, 2016.

2017 Key Operating Assumptions and Financial Outlook

In 2017, the Company is targeting the following performance:

  • Diluted EPS growth of 8.0% - 12.0%, including 53rd week, before considering the impact of new equity-based compensation accounting guidance
  • North America comparable sales of 2.0% - 4.0%
  • International comparable sales of 4.0% - 6.0%
  • Net global new unit growth of 4.0% - 5.0%; majority of growth will be in the second half of year.
  • Capital Expenditures of $45 - $55 million
  • Income tax rate of 31.0% - 33.0%, excluding discrete items and the impact of the 2017 adoption of new equity-based compensation accounting guidance
  • Debt/EBITDA ratio of 1.5x - 2.0x
  • Share repurchase and dividend programs to continue as a means of returning a significant portion of our free cash flow to investors
  • Block cheese prices are projected to be in the mid-$1.70's

Conference Call and Website Information

A conference call is scheduled for February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review our fourth quarter and full year 2016 earnings results. The call can be accessed from the company's web page at www.papajohns.com in a listen-only mode, or dial 877-312-8816 (U.S. and Canada) or 253-237-1189 (international). The conference call will be available for replay, including by downloadable podcast, from the company's web site at www.papajohns.com. The Conference ID is 46802412.

Investors and others should note that we announce material financial information to our investors using our investor relations website, press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. We intend to use our investor relations website as a means of disclosing information about our business, our financial condition and results of operations and other matters and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. The information we post on our investor relations website, including information contained in investor presentations, may be deemed material. Accordingly, investors should monitor our investor relations website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. We encourage investors and others to sign up for email alerts at our investor relations page under Shareholder Tools at the bottom right side of the page. These email alerts are intended to help investors and others to monitor our investor relations website by notifying them when new information is posted on the site.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release and other company communications constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Generally, the use of words such as "expect," "intend," "estimate," "believe," "anticipate," "will," "forecast," "plan," "project," or similar words identify forward-looking statements that we intend to be included within the safe harbor protections provided by the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements may relate to projections or guidance concerning business performance, revenue, earnings, cash flow, contingent liabilities, resolution of litigation, commodity costs, profit margins, unit growth, unit level performance, capital expenditures, and other financial and operational measures. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those matters expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are involved in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • aggressive changes in pricing or other marketing or promotional strategies by competitors, which may adversely affect sales and profitability; and new product and concept developments by food industry competitors;
  • changes in consumer preferences or consumer buying habits, including changes in general economic conditions or other factors that may affect consumer confidence and discretionary spending;
  • the adverse impact on the company or our results caused by product recalls, food quality or safety issues, incidences of foodborne illness, food contamination and other general public health concerns about our company-owned or franchised restaurants or others in the restaurant industry;
  • failure to maintain our brand strength, quality reputation and consumer enthusiasm for our better ingredients marketing and advertising strategy;
  • the ability of the company and its franchisees to meet planned growth targets and operate new and existing restaurants profitably, including difficulties finding qualified franchisees, store level employees or suitable sites;
  • increases in food costs or sustained higher other operating costs. This could include increased employee compensation, benefits, insurance, tax rates, new regulatory requirements or increasing compliance costs;
  • increases in insurance claims and related costs for programs funded by the company up to certain retention limits, including medical, owned and non-owned automobiles, workers' compensation, general liability and property;
  • disruption of our supply chain or commissary operations which could be caused by our sole source of supply of cheese or limited source of suppliers for other key ingredients or more generally due to weather, natural disasters including drought, disease, or geopolitical or other disruptions beyond our control;
  • increased risks associated with our international operations, including economic and political conditions, instability or uncertainty in our international markets, especially emerging markets, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, difficulty in meeting planned sales targets and new store growth, and;
  • the impact of current or future claims and litigation, including labor and employment-related claims;
  • current, proposed or future legislation that could impact our business;
  • failure to effectively execute succession planning, and our reliance on the multiple roles of our founder, chairman and chief executive officer, who also serves as our brand spokesperson;
  • disruption of critical business or information technology systems, or those of our suppliers, and risks associated with systems failures and data privacy and security breaches, including theft of confidential company, employee and customer information, including payment cards; and
  • changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or "GAAP," including new standards for accounting for share-based compensation that may result in changes to our net income. Based on recent share prices, the impact of the 2017 adoption of this guidance would be favorable in 2017.

These and other risk factors are discussed in detail in "Part I. Item 1A. - Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 25, 2016. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise, except as required by law.

For more information about the company, please visit www.papajohns.com.

 
Papa John's International, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
                               
            Three Months Ended     Year Ended
            December 25, 2016     December 27, 2015     December 25, 2016     December 27, 2015
(In thousands, except per share amounts)       (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)            
Revenues:                          
  Domestic company-owned restaurant sales       $ 206,963       $ 192,999       $ 815,931       $ 756,307  
  North America franchise royalties and fees         26,426         24,871         102,980         96,056  
  North America commissary and other sales         177,983         173,008         681,606         680,321  
  International         28,247         25,938         113,103         104,691  
Total revenues         439,619         416,816         1,713,620         1,637,375  
                               
Costs and expenses:                          
 

Operating costs (excluding depreciation and amortization shown separately below):

                         
    Domestic company-owned restaurant expenses         165,007         153,282         651,536         604,206  
    North America commissary and other expenses         164,859         159,169         631,475         629,423  
    International expenses         17,573         15,297         71,509         63,506  
  General and administrative expenses         40,393         39,170         163,812         163,626  
  Depreciation and amortization         10,598         9,669         40,987         40,307  
Total costs and expenses         398,430         376,587         1,559,319         1,501,068  
 

Refranchising and impairment gains/(losses), net

        10,222         -         10,222         -  
Operating income         51,411         40,229         164,523         136,307  
  Legal settlement expense         898         -         898         (12,278 )
  Net interest expense         (1,736 )       (1,306 )       (6,612 )       (4,882 )
Income before income taxes         50,573         38,923         158,809         119,147  
  Income tax expense         16,294         12,642         49,717         37,183  
Net income before attribution to noncontrolling interests         34,279         26,281         109,092         81,964  
  Income attributable to noncontrolling interests         (1,649 )       (1,586 )       (6,272 )       (6,282 )
Net income attributable to the company       $ 32,630       $ 24,695       $ 102,820       $ 75,682  
                               
Calculation of income for earnings per share:                          
Net income attributable to the company       $ 32,630       $ 24,695       $ 102,820       $ 75,682  
Change in noncontrolling interest redemption value         225         (127 )       567         65  
Net income attributable to participating securities         (132 )       (102 )       (420 )       (325 )
Net income attributable to common shareholders       $ 32,723       $ 24,466       $ 102,967       $ 75,422  
                               
Basic earnings per common share       $ 0.89       $ 0.63       $ 2.76       $ 1.91  
Diluted earnings per common share       $ 0.88       $ 0.62       $ 2.74       $ 1.89  
                               
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding         36,892         38,909         37,253         39,458  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding         37,311         39,367         37,608         40,000  
                               
Dividends declared per common share       $ 0.200       $ 0.175       $ 0.750       $ 0.630  

 

 
 
 
Papa John's International, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
             
      December 25,     December 27,
      2016     2015
(In thousands)            
             
Assets            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 15,563     $ 21,006
Accounts receivable, net       59,691       63,320
Notes receivable, net       3,417       7,816
Income taxes receivable       2,372       272
Inventories       25,132       21,564
Prepaid expenses and other current assets       33,143       29,313
Assets held for sale       6,257       9,299
Total current assets       145,575       152,590
             
Property and equipment, net       230,473       214,044
Notes receivable, less current portion, net       10,141       11,105
Goodwill       85,529       79,657
Deferred income taxes       769       2,415
Other assets       40,078       34,247
Total assets     $ 512,565     $ 494,058
             
             
Liabilities and stockholders' equity            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable     $ 42,701     $ 43,492
Income and other taxes payable       8,540       8,527
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities       76,789       80,918
Total current liabilities       128,030       132,937
             
Deferred revenue       3,313       3,190
Long-term debt, net       299,820       255,146
Deferred income taxes       10,047       4,610
Other long-term liabilities       53,093       47,606
Total liabilities       494,303       443,489
             
Redeemable noncontrolling interests       8,461       8,363
             
Total stockholders' equity       9,801       42,206
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and stockholders' equity     $ 512,565     $ 494,058
             

Note: The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets have been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements, but do not include all information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for a complete set of financial statements.

 

 
 
 
Papa John's International, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
               
        Year Ended
(In thousands)       December 25, 2016     December 27, 2015
               
Operating activities              
Net income before attribution to noncontrolling interests       $ 109,092       $ 81,964  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

             
Provision for uncollectible accounts and notes receivable         409         1,232  
Depreciation and amortization         40,987         40,307  
Deferred income taxes         11,624         (6,246 )
Stock-based compensation expense         10,123         9,423  
Refranchising gain         (11,572 )       -  
Impairment loss         1,350         -  
Other         3,337         4,633  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:              
Accounts receivable         1,557         (9,179 )
Income taxes receivable         (2,100 )       9,255  
Inventories         (3,639 )       4,967  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         (3,210 )       (1,596 )
Other assets and liabilities         (6,269 )       620  
Accounts payable         (916 )       4,804  
Income and other taxes payable         9         (1,113 )
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities         (7,960 )       21,201  
Deferred revenue         1,235         40  
Net cash provided by operating activities         144,057         160,312  
               
Investing activities              
Purchases of property and equipment         (55,554 )       (38,972 )
Loans issued         (3,210 )       (4,741 )
Repayments of loans issued         8,569         5,183  
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired         (13,352 )       (922 )
Proceeds from divestiture of restaurants         16,844         -  
Other         429         500  
Net cash used in investing activities         (46,274 )       (38,952 )
               
Financing activities              
Net proceeds on line of credit facility         44,575         25,549  
Cash dividends paid         (27,896 )       (24,844 )
Excess tax benefit on equity awards         6,200         10,151  
Tax payments for equity award issuances         (6,024 )       (10,965 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options         7,060         5,197  
Acquisition of Company common stock         (122,381 )       (119,793 )
Contributions from noncontrolling interest holders         690         684  
Distributions to noncontrolling interest holders         (5,610 )       (6,550 )
Other         556         444  
Net cash used in financing activities         (102,830 )       (120,127 )
               
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents         (396 )       (349 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents         (5,443 )       884  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period         21,006         20,122  
               
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period       $ 15,563       $ 21,006  
 

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Contact:

Lance Tucker
Papa John's International, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
502-261-7272

SOURCE Papa John's International, Inc.
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