Diversified Restaurant Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - March 08, 2018 - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAUC) ("DRH" or the "Company"), one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW") with 65 stores across five states, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.
Fourth Quarter and Full Year Key Information (from continuing operations)
- Revenue for the quarter totaled $41.9 million, up 2.8%, and totaled $165.5 million for the year
- Same-store sales declined 6.8% in the fourth quarter and were down 3.7% for the year
- Operating income of $1.8 million in the quarter, more than double the prior-year period, and totaled $5.2 million for the year
- Restaurant-level EBITDA(1) margin was 17.1% for both the quarter and full year
- Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $4.9 million for the quarter and $19.9 million for the year
- Net loss was $20.2 million in the quarter and $20.3 million for the year after a $19.0 million write-down of deferred tax assets
- Total debt was down $7.3 million to $113.9 million at year-end
(1) See attached table for a reconciliation of GAAP net loss to Restaurant-level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
Fourth quarter sales increased $1.1 million due to an additional restaurant and the 53rd week in 2017 compared with only 52 weeks in 2016. Same store sales were down 6.8% for the quarter. For the full year, the $1.1 million decline in revenue was impacted by $0.6 million of lost sales related to Hurricane Irma, $0.4 million revenue deferral related to the Blazin' Rewards loyalty program, an unfavorable number of major sporting events in the Company’s core markets and negative overall traffic, largely offset by the addition of the 53rd week. Same store sales were down 3.7% for the year. The Company revalued its deferred tax assets after enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act during the fourth quarter of 2017 using the 21% federal statutory income tax rate and re-evaluated its ability to realize these benefits. As a result, a one-time tax expense of $19.0 million was recorded.
David G. Burke, President and CEO, commented, "I'm pleased with the margins that our restaurant teams delivered despite major headwinds not only from sales but also cost of sales due to record high fresh, bone-in chicken wing costs well into the fourth quarter. We also managed significant reductions in our G&A costs and are implementing on-going changes to our structure to improve our focus on sales-driving initiatives."
Mr. Burke added, "While recent sales trends were negatively impacted by a major strategic shift in the franchisor media strategy during our most critical sports season, we recognize that our management structure and incentives must be increasingly focused on enhancing sales within the communities that we operate."
"With the acquisition of BWW now complete, we're excited about the changes that are coming for the system, and optimistic that the powerful Buffalo Wild Wings® brand will emerge fresher and stronger while returning to its leading-edge position in its markets."
|Fourth Quarter 2017 Results (from continuing operations)|
|(Unaudited, $ in thousands)||Q4 2017||Q4 2016||Change||
|Pre-tax income (loss)||$||268.1||$||(844.5||)||$||1,112.6||(131.7||)%|
|Net income (loss)||$||(20,321.7||)||$||186.3||$||(20,508.0||)||(11,008.1||)%|
|Diluted net income (loss) per share||$||(0.76||)||$||0.01||$||(0.77||)||(7,700.0||)%|
|Restaurant-level EBITDA margin||17.1||%||16.5||%|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin||11.8||%||10.9||%|
|Full Year 2017 Results (from continuing operations)|
|(Unaudited, $ in thousands)||2017||2016||Change||% Change|
|Pre-tax income (loss)||$||(1,286.4||)||$||1,368.3||$||(2,654.7||)||(194.0||)%|
|Net income (loss)||$||(20,458.1||)||$||3,639.0||$||(24,097.1||)||(662.2||)%|
|Diluted net income (loss) per share||$||(0.77||)||$||0.14||$||(0.91||)||(650.0||)%|
|Restaurant-level EBITDA margin||17.1||%||19.4||%|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin||12.0||%||14.0||%|
(1) Same store sales calculations exclude related closures in September from Hurricane Irma and the 53rd week in fiscal 2017
(2) Please see attached table for a reconciliation of GAAP net loss to Restaurant-level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
DRH is enthusiastic about the recent acquisition of BWW and the expected impact of new initiatives and a fresh look at the brand. However, due to the unknown timing of any impact, it has elected to not provide specific financial guidance for 2018.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights - Continuing Operations
Cash and cash equivalents were $4.4 million at December 31, 2017, compared with $4.0 million at 2016 year-end. Capital expenditures were $4.7 million during 2017 and were primarily for one new restaurant, two remodels and restaurant refreshes. Capital expenditures were $12.5 million for 2016.
In 2018, the Company anticipates its capital expenses will range between $1.0 million and $1.5 million, and will be for minor facility upgrades and general maintenance-type investments. DRH does not expect to build any new restaurants nor is it expected to complete any major remodels in 2018.
Total debt was $113.9 million at December 31, 2017, down $7.3 million for the year. The Company entered into a revised agreement with its lenders on February 28, 2018, which both waived its financial covenant compliance requirements for the fourth quarter of 2017 and reset the required levels for quarterly compliance through the end of 2019.
Webcast, Conference Call and Presentation
DRH will host a conference call and live webcast on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time, during which management will review the financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year period, and discuss its corporate strategies and outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow.
The teleconference can be accessed by calling (201) 389-0879. The webcast can be monitored at www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com. A presentation that will be referenced during the conference call is also available on the website.
A telephonic replay will be available from 1:00 P.M. ET on the day of the call through Friday, March 16, 2018. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter replay pin number 13676375, or access the webcast replay at http://www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com, where a transcript will also be posted once available.
About Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings with 65 franchised restaurants in key markets in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. DRH’s strategy is to generate cash, reduce debt and leverage its strong franchise operating capabilities for future growth. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at http://www.diversifiedrestaurantholdings.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
The information made available in this news release and the Company’s March 9, 2018 earnings conference call contain forward-looking statements which reflect DRH's current view of future events, results of operations, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities. Wherever used, the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "will continue," "will likely result," "may," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements as such term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual growth, results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, performance, business prospects and opportunities could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation, the impact of economic and industry conditions, competition, food safety issues, store expansion and remodeling, labor relations issues, costs of providing employee benefits, regulatory matters, legal and administrative proceedings, information technology, security, severe weather, natural disasters, accounting matters, other risk factors relating to business or industry and other risks detailed from time to time in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of DRH. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date made and, thus, DRH undertakes no obligation to update or publicly announce the revision of any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, future events, developments or changed circumstances or for any other reason.
FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW
DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|Restaurant operating costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below):|
|Food, beverage, and packaging||12,269,817||11,912,429||48,799,718||46,794,091|
|Other operating costs||8,874,402||9,036,117||35,062,833||34,845,059|
|General and administrative expenses||2,357,429||2,368,613||9,081,866||9,265,432|
|Depreciation and amortization||2,966,022||3,484,290||13,115,072||14,696,846|
|Loss on asset disposals||7,884||74,935||310,536||338,306|
|Total operating expenses||40,094,751||39,946,905||160,221,884||159,216,954|
|Other income (expense), net||28,279||(259,886||)||106,586||(172,031||)|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes||268,061||(844,530||)||(1,286,395||)||1,368,256|
|Income tax (provision) benefit||(20,513,209||)||1,030,816||(18,997,756||)||2,270,792|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||(20,245,148||)||186,286||(20,284,151||)||3,639,048|
|Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes||(82,701||)||(5,633,088||)||(238,253||)||(10,226,996||)|
|Income tax benefit of discontinued operations||(6,137||)||(585,467||)||(64,328||)||(585,467||)|
|Loss from discontinued operations||(76,564||)||(5,047,621||)||(173,925||)||(9,641,529||)|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share from:|
|Basic net loss per share||(0.76||)||(0.18||)||(0.77||)||(0.23||)|
|Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share from:|
|Fully diluted net loss per share||(0.76||)||(0.18||)||(0.77||)||(0.23||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding|
DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||4,371,156||$||4,021,126|
|Prepaid and other current assets||408,982||1,305,936|
|Total current assets||7,024,603||7,303,904|
|Deferred income taxes||—||16,250,928|
|Property and equipment, net||48,014,043||56,630,031|
|Intangible assets, net||2,438,187||2,666,364|
|Other long-term assets||185,322||233,539|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Other accrued liabilities||2,404,942||2,642,269|
|Current portion of long-term debt||11,440,433||11,307,819|
|Current portion of deferred rent||411,660||194,206|
|Total current liabilities||20,673,101||20,943,689|
|Deferred rent, less current portion||2,208,238||2,020,199|
|Deferred income taxes||2,759,870||—|
|Unfavorable operating leases||510,941||591,247|
|Long-term debt, less current portion||102,488,730||109,878,201|
|Common stock - $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 26,859,125 and 26,632,222, respectively, issued and outstanding||2,625||2,610|
|Additional paid-in capital||21,776,402||21,355,270|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(283,208||)||(934,222||)|
|Total stockholders' deficit||(23,228,635||)||(4,110,720||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit||$||107,759,236||$||133,181,847|
DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
|Fiscal Year Ended|
|December 31, 2017||December 25, 2016|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Net loss from discontinued operations||173,925||9,641,529|
|Net income (loss) from continuing operations||(20,284,151||)||3,639,048|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities|
|Depreciation and amortization||13,115,072||14,696,846|
|Amortization of debt discount and loan fees||294,103||238,784|
|Amortization of gain on sale-leaseback||(131,617||)||(128,782||)|
|Loss on asset disposals||310,536||338,306|
|Deferred income taxes||18,943,427||(2,270,792||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash|
|Prepaid and other assets||896,954||8,527|
|Other long-term assets||48,217||753,960|
|Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations||12,673,804||16,987,681|
|Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations||(173,925||)||(5,863.807||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||12,499,879||11,123,874|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(4,687,242||)||(12,499,507||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations||(4,687,242||)||(12,499,507||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations||—||(907,890||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(4,687,242||)||(13,407,397||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt||4,650,965||11,109,154|
|Repayments of long-term debt||(12,116,623||)||(16,134,717||)|
|Payment of loan fees||—||(197,889||)|
|Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan||65,200||40,603|
|Tax withholding for restricted stock||(62,149||)||(12,392||)|
|Capital infusion to discontinued component||—||(2,000,000||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(7,462,607||)||(7,195,241||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||350,030||(9,478,764||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||4,021,126||13,499,890|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||4,371,156||$||4,021,126|
|DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|Reconciliation between Net Loss and Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Restaurant-Level EBITDA|
|Three Months Ended (Unaudited)||Fiscal Year Ended (Unaudited)|
|+ Loss from discontinued operations||76,564||5,047,621||173,925||9,641,529|
|+ Income tax expense (benefit)||20,513,209||(1,030,816||)||18,997,756||(2,270,792||)|
|+ Interest expense||1,592,573||1,438,919||6,633,709||5,763,684|
|+ Other (income) expense, net||(28,279||)||259,886||(106,586||)||172,031|
|+ Loss on asset disposal||7,884||74,935||310,536||338,306|
|+ Depreciation and amortization||2,966,022||3,484,290||13,115,072||14,696,846|
|+ Pre-opening costs||—||(54,758||)||405,448||599,279|
|+ Non-recurring expenses (Restaurant-level)||—||—||131,000||71,184|
|+ Non-recurring expenses (Corporate-level)||127,250||101,179||665,333||335,655|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin (%)||11.8||%||10.9||%||12.0||%||14.0||%|
|+ General and administrative||2,357,429||2,368,613||9,081,866||9,265,432|
|+ Non-recurring expenses (Corporate-level)||(127,250||)||(101,179||)||(665,333||)||(335,655||)|
|Restaurant–Level EBITDA margin (%)||17.1||%||16.5||%||17.1||%||19.4||%|
Additionally, we present Restaurant-Level EBITDA because it excludes the impact of general and administrative expenses and restaurant pre-opening costs, which is non-recurring. The use of Restaurant-Level EBITDA thereby enables us and our investors to compare our operating performance between periods and to compare our operating performance to the performance of our competitors. The measure is also widely used within the restaurant industry to evaluate restaurant level productivity, efficiency, and performance. The use of Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as performance measures permits a comparative assessment of our operating performance relative to our performance based on GAAP results, while isolating the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies. Companies within our industry exhibit significant variations with respect to capital structure and cost of capital (which affect interest expense and tax rates) and differences in book depreciation of property and equipment (which affect relative depreciation expense), including significant differences in the depreciable lives of similar assets among various companies. Our management team believes that Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA facilitate company-to-company comparisons within our industry by eliminating some of the foregoing variations.
Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income, income from operations, net cash provided by operating, investing, or financing activities, or other financial statement data presented as indicators of financial performance or liquidity, each as presented in accordance with GAAP. Neither Restaurant-Level EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA should be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and our presentation of Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual items. Our management recognizes that Restaurant-Level EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical financial measures.
Investor and Media Contact:
Deborah K. Pawlowski
Kei Advisors LLC
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