Dine Brands Global, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Dine Brands Global, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

  • Applebee's Same-Restaurant Sales Increase of 7.7% Sets 14-Year Record
  • Domestic Quarterly Reported System-Wide Sales Increase 5.1%
  • IHOP Same-Restaurant Sales Increase 1.2%
  • Quarterly Reported System-Wide Sales Increase 3.9%

GLENDALE, Calif. - Oct. 31, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

"Dine Brands continues to make strong progress in its transition to a growth company. We are very pleased with our third quarter performance, as we achieved double-digit growth across key metrics and margin expansion. Applebee's and IHOP continued to build on their positive sales momentum, outperforming their respective categories. Both brands made considerable strides in their off-premise platforms with the launch of nationwide delivery programs with DoorDash, which we believe will drive sustainable positive sales and traffic," said Steve Joyce, Chief Executive Officer of Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Mr. Joyce continued, "To remain the leaders in our categories, we are executing on a data-driven enhanced guest-centric strategy. We remain focused on investing in our brands, providing our guests with traffic-driving culinary innovation and exploiting new opportunities to increase market share."

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2018 Financial Highlights

  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $22.8 million, or earnings per diluted share of $1.29, for the third quarter of 2018. This compares to a net loss available to common stockholders of $441.9 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $24.91, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. The increase in net income was primarily due to non-cash impairment charges totaling $531.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 related to the write-downs of Applebee's goodwill and other intangible assets. There was no impairment of goodwill and intangible assets in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $27.2 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.53, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018. This compares to adjusted net income available to common stockholders of $17.5 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.98, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. The increase in adjusted net income was mainly due to higher segment profit as the result of a 7.7% increase in Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales and a decline in income taxes due to a lower corporate tax rate. These items were partially offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • General and administrative expenses were $40.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 compared to $38.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher personnel-related costs, partially offset by a decline in relocation and recruiting expenses.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2018 Financial Highlights

  • GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $51.6 million, or earnings per diluted share of $2.90, for the first nine months of fiscal 2018. This compares to a net loss available to common stockholders of $405.8 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $22.90, for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. The increase in net income was primarily due to non-cash impairment charges totaling $531.6 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2017 related to the write-downs of Applebee's goodwill and other intangible assets. There was no impairment of goodwill and intangible assets in the first nine months of fiscal 2018.
  • Adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $65.2 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $3.66, for the first nine months of fiscal 2018. This compares to adjusted net income available to common stockholders of $64.0 million, or adjusted earnings per diluted share of $3.61, for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. The increase in adjusted net income was mainly due to lower income taxes, partially offset by a decline in segment profit primarily as the result of $30.0 million in franchisor contributions to the Applebee's national advertising fund in the first nine months of 2018 compared to a franchisor contribution of $4.0 million in the same period of 2017. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)
  • General and administrative expenses were $121.4 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2018 compared to $125.7 million for the same period of fiscal 2017. The decrease was primarily due to lower costs for professional services, partially offset by higher personnel-related costs. General and administrative expenses for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 were inclusive of approximately $9 million of non-recurring cash severance and equity compensation charges and approximately $8 million of costs associated with Applebee's stabilization initiatives that did not recur in the first nine months of fiscal 2018.

Cash flows from operating activities were approximately $61.6 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2018 compared to approximately $31.0 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. Adjusted free cash flow was $62.6 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2018. This compares to $29.4 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.)

Same-Restaurant Sales Performance

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2018

  • Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 7.7% for the third quarter of 2018.
  • IHOP's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 1.2% for the third quarter of 2018.

First Nine Months of Fiscal 2018

  • Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 5.5% for the first nine months of 2018.
  • IHOP's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 1.0% for the first nine months of 2018.

GAAP Effective Tax Rate

Our effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 were 24.5% and 32.1%, respectively. The effective tax rates were impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act") enacted in December 2017, which lowered the federal statutory corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, beginning in 2018.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we increased our tax provision by $5.7 million related to adjustments resulting from IRS audits for tax years 2011 through 2013. This adjustment increased our effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, offsetting the lower federal statutory corporate tax rate resulting from the Tax Act. Completion of the IRS audits for tax years 2011 through 2013 will allow us to accelerate the collection of certain tax benefits recognized in prior years. As a result, we expect to receive a cash refund of approximately $12 million within the next 12 months.

Financial Performance Guidance for Fiscal 2018

Dine Brands reiterates its financial performance guidance for fiscal 2018 contained in the press release issued on October 31, 2018 and the Form 8-K filed on the same day, except for the revisions noted below.

  • Revised expectations for Applebee's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales performance to range between positive 4.5% and positive 5.25%. This compares to previous expectations of between positive 3.5% and positive 4.5%.
  • Revised expectations for IHOP's domestic system-wide comparable same-restaurant sales performance to range between positive 0.5% and positive 1.5%. This compares to previous expectations of between positive 0.5% and positive 2.0%.
  • Revised expectations for Applebee's franchisees to develop between 5 and 10 new restaurants globally, the majority of which are expected to be international openings. This compares to previous expectations of between 10 and 15 new restaurants developed globally.
  • Reiterates expectations for the closure of approximately 80 to 90 domestic Applebee's restaurants. The expected closures will be based on several criteria, including meeting our brand and image standards as well as operational results.
  • Revised expectations for the closure of approximately 20 international Applebee's restaurants. This compares to previous expectations of approximately 10 international Applebee's restaurants.
  • Revised expectations for IHOP franchisees and its area licensee to develop between 75 and 85 restaurants globally, the majority of which are expected to be domestic openings. This compares to previous expectations between 85 and 100 restaurants developed globally. We expect the closure of approximately 30 to 40 restaurants, or on a full-year net development basis, a range of 35 to 55 incremental restaurants.
  • Revised expectations for Franchise segment profit to be between approximately $304 million and $310 million. Included in this amount is a one-time $30 million franchise expense that was contributed to the Applebee's national advertising fund in the first half of 2018. This is in addition to the 2017 contribution of $9.5 million. This compares to previous expectations for segment profit to range between approximately $289 million and $307 million.
  • Reiterates expectations for Rental and Financing segments to generate approximately $37 million in combined profit
  • Revised expectations for general and administrative expenses to range between $158 million and $162 million, including non-cash stock-based compensation expense and depreciation of approximately $21 million. This compares to previous expectations of between $147 million and $156 million. The upwardly revised projection for general and administrative expenses is primarily due to higher performance-driven personnel-related costs and an increase in litigation expenses
  • Revised expectations for interest expense to be approximately $62 million. Approximately $4 million is projected to be non-cash interest expense. This compares to previous expectations for interest expense of approximately $61 million, of which approximately $3 million was projected to be non-cash
  • Reiterates expectations for weighted average diluted shares outstanding to be approximately 18 million shares.
  • Reiterates expectations for the income tax rate to be approximately 26%.
  • Revised expectations for cash flows provided by operating activities to range between $105 million and $120 million. This compares to previous expectations of between $100 million and $120 million.
  • Revised expectations for capital expenditures to be approximately $14 million. This compares to previous expectations of approximately $16 million.
  • Revised expectations for adjusted free cash flow (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below) to range between $106 million and $121 million. This compares to previous expectations for adjusted free cash flow to range between $99 million and $119 million.
  • Revised expectations for GAAP earnings per diluted share to range between $4.08 and $4.23. This compares to previous expectations of between $4.31 and $4.61.
  • Revised expectations for adjusted earnings per diluted share (See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below) to range from $5.10 to $5.25. This compares to previous expectations of between $4.95 and $5.25.

2018 Adjusted earnings per diluted share (Non-GAAP) Guidance Table

 
     

GAAP earnings per diluted share

$4.08 – $4.23

 

Closure and impairment charges

0.11

 

Amortization of intangible assets

0.56

 

Non-cash interest expense

0.22

 

Gain on disposition of assets

(0.09)

 

Debt refinancing costs

0.14

 

Income tax provision for above adjustments at 26%

(0.24)

 

Income tax adjustments

0.32

 

Adjusted earnings per diluted share (Non-GAAP)

$5.10 – $5.25

 
 
 
 

2018 Adjusted Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) Guidance Table

 
 
 

(In millions)

 

Cash flows from operations

$105 – $120

 

Approximate net receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable

15

 

Approximate capital expenditures

(14)

 

Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)

$106 – $121

 

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results Conference Call Today

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its results on the same day at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time/9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call, please dial (888) 771-4371 and reference passcode 47647097. International callers, please dial (847) 585-4405 and reference passcode 47647097.

A live webcast of the call will be available on www.dinebrands.com and may be accessed by visiting Events and Presentations under the site's Investors section. Participants should allow approximately ten minutes prior to the call's start time to visit the site and download any streaming media software needed to listen to the webcast. A telephonic replay of the call may be accessed from 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time/11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2018 through 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time/11:59 p.m.

Eastern Time on November 7, 2018 by dialing (888) 843-7419 and referencing passcode 47647097#. International callers, please dial (630) 652-3042 and reference passcode 47647097#. An online archive of the webcast will also be available on Events and Presentations under the Investors section of the Company's website.

About Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With approximately 3,700 restaurants combined in 18 countries and approximately 380 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Company's website located at www.dinebrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "would," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "goal" and other similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions; our level of indebtedness; compliance with the terms of our securitized debt; our ability to refinance our current indebtedness or obtain additional financing; our dependence on information technology; potential cyber incidents; the implementation of restaurant development plans; our dependence on our franchisees; the concentration of our Applebee's franchised restaurants in a limited number of franchisees; the financial health our franchisees; our franchisees' and other licensees' compliance with our quality standards and trademark usage; general risks associated with the restaurant industry; potential harm to our brands' reputation; possible future impairment charges; the effects of tax reform; trading volatility and fluctuations in the price of our stock; our ability to achieve the financial guidance we provide to investors; successful implementation of our business strategy; the availability of suitable locations for new restaurants; shortages or interruptions in the supply or delivery of products from third parties or availability of utilities; the management and forecasting of appropriate inventory levels; development and implementation of innovative marketing and use of social media; changing health or dietary preference of consumers; risks associated with doing business in international markets; the results of litigation and other legal proceedings; third-party claims with respect to intellectual property assets; our ability to attract and retain management and other key employees; compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations; risks associated with our self-insurance; natural disasters or other series incidents; our success with development initiatives outside of our core business; the adequacy of our internal controls over financial reporting and future changes in accounting standards; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not intend to, nor does it assume any obligation to, update or supplement any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to reflect actual results or future events or circumstances.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes references to the Company's non-GAAP financial measure "adjusted net income available to common stockholders, "adjusted earnings per diluted share (Adjusted EPS)" and "Adjusted free cash flow." Adjusted EPS is computed for a given period by deducting from net income or loss available to common stockholders for such period the effect of any closure and impairment charges, any gain or loss related to debt extinguishment, any intangible asset amortization, any non-cash interest expense, any gain or loss related to the disposition of assets, and other items deemed not reflective of current operations. This is presented on an aggregate basis and a per share (diluted) basis. "Adjusted free cash flow" for a given period is defined as cash provided by operating activities, plus receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable, less capital expenditures. Management may use certain of these non-GAAP financial measures along with the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of the business and to make certain business decisions. Management uses adjusted free cash flow in its periodic assessments of, among other things, the amount of cash dividends per share of common stock and repurchases of common stock and we believe it is important for investors to have the same measure used by management for that purpose. Adjusted free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes. Additionally, adjusted EPS is one of the metrics used in determining payouts under the Company's annual cash incentive plan. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional meaningful information that should be considered when assessing the business and the Company's performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace. Adjusted EPS and adjusted free cash flow are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Revenues:

     

(as adjusted)

     

(as adjusted)

  Franchise revenues

 

$

162,078

   

$

142,579

   

$

469,332

   

$

450,367

 

  Rental revenues

 

30,127

   

30,263

   

91,292

   

90,852

 

  Financing revenues

 

1,894

   

2,061

   

6,109

   

6,280

 

  Company restaurant sales

 

   

   

   

7,518

 

    Total revenues

 

194,099

   

174,903

   

566,733

   

555,017

 

Cost of revenues:

               

  Franchise expenses

 

78,341

   

70,033

   

243,157

   

209,721

 

  Rental expenses

 

22,982

   

22,318

   

68,411

   

67,665

 

  Financing expenses

 

150

   

449

   

449

   

449

 

  Company restaurant expenses

 

   

17

   

   

7,807

 

    Total cost of revenues

 

101,473

   

92,817

   

312,017

   

285,642

 

  Gross profit

 

92,626

   

82,086

   

254,716

   

269,375

 

General and administrative expenses

 

40,753

   

38,030

   

121,423

   

125,701

 

Interest expense

 

15,430

   

15,353

   

46,110

   

46,496

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,505

   

2,507

   

7,513

   

7,507

 

Debt refinancing costs

 

2,532

   

   

2,532

   

 

Closure and other impairment charges

 

217

   

888

   

119

   

3,806

 

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

 

   

531,634

   

   

531,634

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

(58)

   

(35)

   

(1,535)

   

(6,387)

 

Income (loss) before income tax (provision) benefit

 

31,247

   

(506,291)

   

78,554

   

(439,382)

 

Income tax (provision) benefit

 

(7,660)

   

55,939

   

(25,181)

   

26,732

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

23,587

   

$

(450,352)

   

$

53,373

   

$

(412,650)

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders:

               

Net income (loss)

 

$

23,587

   

$

(450,352)

   

$

53,373

   

$

(412,650)

 

  Less: Net income (loss) allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(799)

   

8,469

   

(1,793)

   

6,863

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

 

$

22,788

   

$

(441,883)

   

$

51,580

   

$

(405,787)

 

Net income(loss) available to common stockholders per share:

               

  Basic

 

$

1.31

   

$

(24.91)

   

$

2.94

   

$

(22.90)

 

  Diluted

 

$

1.29

   

$

(24.91)

   

$

2.90

   

$

(22.90)

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

               

  Basic

 

17,439

   

17,742

   

17,562

   

17,718

 

  Diluted

 

17,738

   

17,742

   

17,797

   

17,718

 
                 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$0.63

 

$0.97

 

$1.89

 

$2.91

Dividends paid per common share

 

$0.63

 

$0.97

 

$2.23

 

$2.91

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
   

September 30, 2018

 

December 31, 2017

   

(Unaudited)

 

(as adjusted)

Assets

       

Current assets:

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

102,667

   

$

117,010

 

Receivables, net

 

94,296

   

140,188

 

Restricted cash

 

41,866

   

31,436

 

Prepaid gift card costs

 

30,186

   

40,725

 

Prepaid income taxes

 

42,398

   

45,981

 

Other current assets

 

3,361

   

12,615

 

Total current assets

 

314,774

   

387,955

 

Long-term receivables, net

 

120,541

   

126,570

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

576,789

   

582,787

 

Goodwill

 

339,236

   

339,236

 

Property and equipment, net

 

195,693

   

199,585

 

Deferred rent receivable

 

78,937

   

82,971

 

Non-current restricted cash

 

14,700

   

14,700

 

Other non-current assets, net

 

9,012

   

4,135

 

    Total Assets

 

$

1,649,682

   

$

1,737,939

 
         

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

       

Current liabilities:

       

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

$

23,241

   

$

12,965

 

Accounts payable

 

34,877

   

55,028

 

Gift card liability

 

99,769

   

164,441

 

Dividends payable

 

11,398

   

17,748

 

Current maturities of capital lease and financing obligations

 

13,477

   

14,193

 

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

 

19,308

   

13,547

 

Deferred franchise revenue, short-term

 

10,641

   

11,001

 

Other accrued expenses

 

19,540

   

16,001

 

Total current liabilities

 

232,251

   

304,924

 

Long-term debt, less current maturities

 

1,273,287

   

1,269,849

 

Capital lease obligations, less current maturities

 

54,605

   

61,895

 

Financing obligations, less current maturities

 

38,653

   

39,200

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

113,320

   

119,996

 

Deferred franchise revenue, long-term

 

65,920

   

70,432

 

Deferred rent payable

 

64,579

   

69,112

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

20,461

   

18,071

 

Total liabilities

 

1,863,076

   

1,953,479

 

Commitments and contingencies

       

Stockholders' deficit:

       

Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares: 40,000,000 authorized; September 30, 2018 - 24,990,268 issued, 17,742,654 outstanding; December 31, 2017 -  25,022,312 issued, 17,993,124 outstanding

 

250

   

250

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

246,625

   

276,408

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(16,567)

   

(69,940)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(61)

   

(105)

 

Treasury stock, at cost; shares: September 30, 2018 - 7,247,614; December 31, 2017 - 7,029,188

 

(443,641)

   

(422,153)

 

Total stockholders' deficit

 

(213,394)

   

(215,540)

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

 

$

1,649,682

   

$

1,737,939

 

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

   

2018

 

2017

       

(as adjusted)

Cash flows from operating activities:

       

Net income (loss)

 

$

53,373

   

$

(412,650)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash flows provided by operating activities:

       

Depreciation and amortization

 

23,730

   

23,053

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

8,016

   

8,826

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

2,689

   

2,509

 

Debt refinancing costs

 

875

   

 

Closure and other impairment charges

 

61

   

3,672

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(4,706)

   

(75,849)

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

(1,535)

   

(6,422)

 

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

 

   

531,634

 

Other

 

(6,105)

   

(7,683)

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

       

Accounts receivable, net

 

(7,222)

   

(1,385)

 

Current income tax receivables and payables

 

4,088

   

(1,699)

 

Gift card receivables and payables

 

(22,797)

   

(26,387)

 

Other current assets

 

9,254

   

(1,336)

 

Accounts payable

 

(5,764)

   

(7,530)

 

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

 

5,761

   

(1,146)

 

Other current liabilities

 

1,908

   

3,393

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities

 

61,626

   

31,000

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

Additions to property and equipment

 

(11,018)

   

(9,608)

 

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

655

   

1,100

 

Principal receipts from notes, equipment contracts and other long-term receivables

 

20,029

   

15,283

 

Additions to long-term receivables

 

(6,030)

   

 

Other

 

(236)

   

(356)

 

Cash flows provided by investing activities

 

3,400

   

6,419

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

Borrowings under Variable Funding Notes

 

50,000

   

 

Repayments of Variable Funding Notes

 

(30,000)

   

 

Repayment of long-term debt

 

(9,750)

   

 

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

(3,118)

   

 

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(39,973)

   

(52,326)

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(27,880)

   

(10,003)

 

Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations

 

(10,374)

   

(10,621)

 

Tax payments for restricted stock upon vesting

 

(1,731)

   

(2,345)

 

Proceeds from stock options exercised

 

3,887

   

2,635

 

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

(68,939)

   

(72,660)

 

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(3,913)

   

(35,241)

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

163,146

   

185,491

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

159,233

   

$

150,250

 

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of net income (loss) available to common stockholders to net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as adjusted for the following items: closure and other impairment charges; executive separation costs; amortization of intangible assets; non-cash interest expense; gain or loss on disposition of assets; the combined tax effect of the preceding adjustments; and other tax-related adjustments, as well as related per share data:

 
   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

       

(as adjusted)

     

(as adjusted)

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported

 

$

22,788

   

$

(441,883)

   

$

51,580

   

$

(405,787)

 

Closure and other impairment charges

 

217

   

532,522

   

119

   

535,440

 

Executive separation costs

 

   

   

   

8,782

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,505

   

2,507

   

7,513

   

7,507

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

945

   

846

   

2,689

   

2,509

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

(58)

   

(35)

   

(1,535)

   

(6,387)

 

Debt refinancing charges

 

2,532

   

   

2,532

   

 

Income tax (provision) benefit

 

(1,597)

   

(67,490)

   

(2,943)

   

(72,054)

 

Income tax adjustments (1)

 

   

   

5,744

   

2,219

 

Net income (loss) allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(156)

   

(9,013)

   

(482)

   

(8,211)

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as adjusted

 

$

27,176

   

$

17,454

   

$

65,217

   

$

64,018

 
                 

Diluted net income (loss) available to common stockholders per share:

               

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported

 

$

1.29

   

$

(24.91)

   

$

2.90

   

$

(22.90)

 

Closure and other impairment charges

 

0.01

   

26.28

   

0.00

   

26.40

 

Executive separation costs

 

   

   

   

0.31

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

0.10

   

0.09

   

0.31

   

0.26

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

0.04

   

0.03

   

0.11

   

0.09

 

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets

 

(0.00)

   

(0.00)

   

(0.06)

   

(0.22)

 

Debt refinancing charges

 

0.11

   

   

0.11

   

 

Income tax adjustments (1)

 

   

   

0.32

   

0.13

 

Net income (loss) allocated to unvested participating restricted stock

 

(0.01)

   

(0.51)

   

(0.02)

   

(0.46)

 

Rounding

 

(0.01)

   

   

(0.01)

   

 

Diluted net income (loss) available to common stockholders per share, as adjusted

 

$

1.53

   

$

0.98

   

$

3.66

   

$

3.61

 
                 

Numerator for basic EPS-income available to common stockholders, as adjusted

 

$

27,176

   

$

17,454

   

$

65,217

   

$

64,018

 

Effect of unvested participating restricted stock using the two-class method

 

3

   

   

7

   

(4)

 

Numerator for diluted EPS-income available to common stockholders after assumed conversions, as adjusted

 

$

27,179

   

$

17,454

   

$

65,224

   

$

64,014

 
                 

Denominator for basic EPS-weighted-average shares

 

17,439

   

17,742

   

17,562

   

17,718

 

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

299

   

1

   

235

   

11

 

Denominator for diluted EPS-weighted-average shares and assumed conversions

 

17,738

   

17,743

   

17,797

   

17,729

 
   

(1) 

2018:Charges related to adjustments resulting from IRS audits for tax years 2011 through 2013; 2017: unrecognized tax  benefits related to domestic manufacturing deduction taken in years prior to 2017.

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of the Company's cash provided by operating activities to "adjusted free cash flow" (cash provided by operating activities, plus receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable, less additions to property and equipment). Management uses this liquidity measure in its periodic assessments of, among other things, the amount of cash dividends per share of common stock and repurchases of common stock and we believe it is important for investors to have the same measure used by management for that purpose. Adjusted free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes.

 
   

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

   

2018

 

2017

   

(In millions)

Cash flows provided by operating activities

 

$

61.6

   

$

31.0

 

Receipts from notes and equipment contracts receivable

 

12.0

   

8.0

 

Additions to property and equipment

 

(11.0)

   

(9.6)

 

Adjusted free cash flow

 

62.6

   

29.4

 

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(40.0)

   

(52.3)

 

Repurchase of Dine Brands common stock

 

(27.9)

   

(10.0)

 
   

$

(5.3)

   

$

(32.9)

 

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Restaurant Data

 

The following table sets forth, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the number of "Effective Restaurants" in the Applebee's and IHOP systems and information regarding the percentage change in sales at those restaurants compared to the same periods in the prior year and, as such, the percentage change in sales at Effective Restaurants is based on non-GAAP sales data. Sales at restaurants that are owned by franchisees and area licensees are not attributable to the Company. However, we believe that presentation of this information is useful in analyzing our revenues because franchisees and area licensees pay us royalties and advertising fees that are generally based on a percentage of their sales, and, where applicable, rental payments under leases that partially may be based on a percentage of their sales. Management also uses this information to make decisions about future plans for the development of additional restaurants as well as evaluation of current operations.

 
   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

   

(Unaudited)

Applebee's Restaurant Data

               

Effective Restaurants(a)

               

Franchise

 

1,875

   

1,953

   

1,899

   

1,981

 
                 

System-wide(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

5.1

%

 

(9.7)

%

 

3.0

%

 

(8.6)

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

7.7

%

 

(7.7)

%

 

5.5

%

 

(7.3)

%

Average weekly domestic unit sales (in thousands)

 

$

44.8

   

$

40.9

   

$

46.7

   

$

43.5

 
                                 

IHOP Restaurant Data

               

Effective Restaurants(a)

               

Franchise

 

1,640

   

1,586

   

1,628

   

1,568

 

Area license

 

162

   

162

   

163

   

165

 

Company

 

   

   

   

6

 

Total

 

1,802

   

1,748

   

1,791

   

1,739

 
                 

System-wide(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

3.9

%

 

(0.7)

%

 

3.6

%

 

(0.1)

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

1.2

%

 

(3.2)

%

 

1.0

%

 

(2.5)

%

                 

Franchise(b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

3.9

%

 

0.3

%

 

4.2

%

 

0.5

%

Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change(d)

 

1.2

%

 

(3.2)

%

 

1.0

%

 

(2.5)

%

Average weekly unit sales (in thousands)

 

$

35.9

   

$

35.7

   

$

36.4

   

$

36.3

 
                 

Area License (b)

               

Sales percentage change(c)

 

3.7

%

 

(5.7)

%

 

1.7

%

 

(3.6)

%

                                 

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Restaurant Data

 

(a)

"Effective Restaurants" are the weighted average number of restaurants open in a given fiscal period, adjusted to account for restaurants open for only a portion of the period. Information is presented for all Effective Restaurants in the Applebee's and IHOP systems, which includes restaurants owned by franchisees and area licensees as well as those owned by the Company.

   

(b)

"System-wide" sales are retail sales at Applebee's restaurants operated by franchisees and IHOP restaurants operated by franchisees and area licensees, as reported to the Company, in addition to retail sales at company-operated restaurants.  Sales at restaurants that are owned by franchisees and area licensees are not attributable to the Company. An increase in franchisees' reported sales will result in a corresponding increase in our royalty revenue, while a decrease in franchisees' reported sales will result in a corresponding decrease in our royalty revenue. Unaudited reported sales for Applebee's domestic franchise restaurants, IHOP franchise restaurants and IHOP area license restaurants for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

(In millions)

Reported sales (unaudited)

             

Applebee's domestic franchise restaurant sales

$

1,005.0

   

$

956.5

   

$

3,183.5

   

$

3,092.3

 

IHOP franchise restaurant sales

765.6

   

$

736.9

   

2,312.8

   

$

2,220.3

 

IHOP area license restaurant sales

69.4

   

$

67.0

   

212.2

   

$

208.7

 

Total

$

1,840.0

   

$

1,760.4

   

$

5,708.5

   

$

5,521.3

 
 

(c)

"Sales percentage change" reflects, for each category of restaurants, the percentage change in sales in any given fiscal period compared to the prior fiscal period for all restaurants in that category.

   

(d)

"Domestic same-restaurant sales percentage change" reflects the percentage change in sales, in any given fiscal period, compared to the same weeks in the prior year for domestic restaurants that have been operated throughout both fiscal periods that are being compared and have been open for at least 18 months. Because of new unit openings and restaurant closures, the domestic restaurants open throughout both fiscal periods being compared may be different from period to period. Same-restaurant sales percentage change does not include data on IHOP area license restaurants located in Florida.

 

Dine Brands Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Restaurant Data

 (unaudited)

 

The following table summarizes our restaurant development activity:

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Applebee's Restaurant Development Activity

         

Beginning of period:

1,883

   

1,968

   

1,936

   

2,016

 

Franchise restaurants opened:

             

     Domestic

1

   

2

   

2

   

7

 

     International

   

2

   

3

   

6

 

Total franchise restaurants opened

1

   

4

   

5

   

13

 

Franchise restaurants closed:

             

     Domestic

(25)

   

(22)

   

(77)

   

(74)

 

     International

(3)

   

(5)

   

(8)

   

(10)

 

Total franchise restaurants closed

(28)

   

(27)

   

(85)

   

(84)

 

Net franchise restaurant reduction

(27)

   

(23)

   

(80)

   

(71)

 

Total Applebee's restaurants, end of period

1,856

   

1,945

   

1,856

   

1,945

 

Domestic

1,707

   

1,791

   

1,707

   

1,791

 

International

149

   

154

   

149

   

154

 

IHOP Restaurant Development Activity

             

Summary - beginning of period:

             

Franchise

1,640

   

1,586

   

1,622

   

1,556

 

Area license

165

   

166

   

164

   

167

 

Company

   

 

 

10

 

        Total IHOP restaurants, beginning of period

1,791

   

1,752

   

1,786

   

1,733

 

Franchise/area license restaurants opened:

             

Domestic franchise

10

   

11

   

32

   

31

 

Domestic area license

1

   

1

   

3

   

1

 

International franchise

6

   

6

   

14

   

18

 

Total franchise/area license restaurants opened

17

   

18

   

49

   

50

 

Franchise/area license restaurants closed:

             

Domestic franchise

(4)

   

(2)

   

(10)

   

(11)

 

Domestic area license

(4)

   

(1)

   

(5)

   

(2)

 

International franchise

   

(5)

   

(6)

   

(7)

 

International area license

   

(1)

   

   

(1)

 

Total franchise/area license restaurants closed

(8)

   

(9)

   

(21)

   

(21)

 

Net franchise/area license restaurant development

9

   

9

   

28

   

29

 

Refranchised from Company restaurants

   

   

1

   

9

 

Franchise restaurants reacquired by the Company

   

   

(1)

   

 

Net franchise/area license restaurant additions

9

   

9

   

28

   

38

 

Summary - end of period

             

Franchise

1,652

   

1,596

   

1,652

   

1,596

 

Area license

162

   

165

   

162

   

165

 

Company

   

 

   

Total IHOP restaurants, end of period

1,814

   

1,761

   

1,814

   

1,761

 

Domestic

1,691

   

1,655

   

1,691

   

1,655

 

International

123

   

106

   

123

   

106

 

Contacts:

Ken Diptee
Executive Director
Investor Relations
Dine Brands Global, Inc.
818-637-3632

Thien Ho
Executive Director
Communications
Dine Brands Global, Inc.
818-549-4238

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