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Dunkin' Brands Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 29, 2020 // PRNewswire // --

Third quarter highlights include:

  • Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth of 0.9%, which improved sequentially for each month of the quarter
  • Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth of 6.5%, which improved sequentially for each month of the quarter
  • Net closure of 466 Dunkin' U.S. locations, inclusive of the previously announced closure of 425 limited-menu Speedway locations; total net closure of 553 Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins locations globally
  • Revenues increased by 1.6%
  • Diluted EPS increased by 3.5% to $0.89
  • Diluted adjusted EPS increased by 3.3% to $0.93
  • The Company ended the third quarter with $341 million of unrestricted cash held in the U.S., excluding cash reserved for gift cards and advertising funds

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the third quarter ended September 26, 2020.

"Our strong third quarter results are a testament to our continued focus on the Dunkin' U.S. Blueprint for Growth and demonstrate that our high-frequency, low-touch, affordable-ticket business performs well in any environment. In response to changing consumer patterns, we moved quickly to adapt our menu, introducing new beverages and snacking items designed to appeal to both morning and afternoon traffic, as well as younger consumers. We also doubled down on digital, leveraging the strength of our assets to give customers an even faster, frictionless experience. All of which contributed to our Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth of 0.9 percent," said Dave Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. "Among our achievements this quarter, we were most proud of the grit and determination displayed by our franchisees who, throughout the pandemic, kept their restaurants open, their crews employed, and their communities running on Dunkin'."

"We delivered solid growth in third quarter revenue, operating income, and earnings per share, as well as positive comparable store sales for both Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins in the U.S., underscoring the strength of our franchised business model," said Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. "We are nearly complete with our initiative, as announced last quarter, to work with our franchisees to close low-volume, under-performing locations following our quality-over-quantity development philosophy. For many Dunkin' U.S. franchisees, closing these restaurants will enable them to do greater reinvestment into the brand whether through Next Generation remodels, building new restaurants, or relocating restaurants to higher-traffic areas."

THIRD QUARTER 2020 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited, $ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

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September 26,
2020

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

Financial data:

         

Revenues

$

361.5

 

355.9

   

5.7

 

1.6

%

Operating income

128.9

 

121.3

   

7.6

 

6.2

%

Operating income margin

35.7

%

34.1

%

     

Adjusted operating income(1)

$

133.5

 

126.0

   

7.5

 

6.0

%

Adjusted operating income margin(1)

36.9

%

35.4

%

     

Net income

$

74.0

 

72.4

   

1.6

 

2.2

%

Adjusted net income(1)

77.3

 

75.7

   

1.6

 

2.1

%

Earnings per share:

         

Common–basic

0.90

 

0.87

   

0.03

 

3.4

%

Common–diluted

0.89

 

0.86

   

0.03

 

3.5

%

Diluted adjusted earnings per share(1)

0.93

 

0.90

   

0.03

 

3.3

%

Weighted-average number of common shares – diluted (in millions)

83.0

 

83.9

   

(0.9)

 

(1.1)

%

Systemwide sales(2)

$

3,171.5

 

3,212.9

   

(41.4)

 

(1.3)

%

Comparable store sales growth (decline):

         

Dunkin' U.S.

0.9

%

1.5

%

     

BR U.S.

6.5

%

3.6

%

     

Dunkin' International

(15.9)

%

7.3

%

     

BR International

(0.5)

%

3.0

%

     

Development data:

         

Consolidated global net POD development(3)

(553)

 

122

   

(675)

 

(553.3)

%

Dunkin' global PODs at period end(4)

12,658

 

13,035

   

(377)

 

(2.9)

%

BR global PODs at period end(4)

7,895

 

8,116

   

(221)

 

(2.7)

%

Consolidated global PODs at period end(4)

20,553

 

21,151

   

(598)

 

(2.8)

%

 

(1) Adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, and adjusted net income are non-GAAP measures reflecting operating income and net income adjusted for amortization of intangible assets and long-lived asset impairments, net of the tax impact of such adjustments in the case of adjusted net income. Diluted adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP measure calculated using adjusted net income. See "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" and "Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations" for further detail.

 

(2) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.

 

(3) Consolidated global net POD development for the three months ended September 26, 2020 reflects the previously-announced closing of 425 limited-menu Dunkin' Speedway locations under a termination agreement entered into with Speedway in February 2020.

 

(4) Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

Global systemwide sales decline of 1.3% in the third quarter was primarily attributable to Dunkin' International and Baskin-Robbins International comparable store sales declines and permanent and temporary restaurant closures as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales increased 0.9% in the third quarter as an increase in average ticket was partially offset by a decrease in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in average ticket was driven by favorable mix shift to family-size bulk orders and snacking attachment, as well as premium priced espresso and other specialty beverages, and was partially offset by increased discounting driven by both national and local value platforms as well as the $2 Dunkin' Refreshers introductory offer. Comparable store sales improved sequentially for each month of the third quarter. Comparable store sales would have been approximately 180 basis points lower if temporarily closed restaurants were included in the calculation.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales increased 6.5% in the third quarter as an increase in average ticket was partially offset by a decrease in traffic driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in average ticket was driven by ice cream cakes and take home products, specifically quarts. Comparable store sales improved sequentially for each month of the third quarter. Comparable store sales would have been approximately 40 basis points lower if temporarily closed restaurants were included in the calculation.

In the third quarter, Dunkin' Brands franchisees and licensees had net closures of 553 restaurants globally. This included net closures of 466 Dunkin' U.S. locations (inclusive of the closure of 425 Speedway locations), 11 Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations, 1 Dunkin' International location, and 75 Baskin-Robbins International locations primarily driven by IndiaJapan, and Russia. Dunkin' U.S. franchisees remodeled 60 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 8 restaurants during the quarter.

Revenues for the third quarter increased $5.7 million, or 1.6%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to an increase in franchise fees as a result of additional deferred revenue recognized in connection with the closure of restaurants, including Speedway locations, and an increase in advertising fees and related income.  These increases were offset by a decrease in rental income due to a reduction in variable rental income as a result of a decline in sales at leased locations.

Operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 increased $7.6 million, or 6.2%, and $7.5 million, or 6.0%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the increase in franchise fees, as well as an increase in ice cream margin driven by a decrease in commodity costs and favorable product mix, and a decrease in general and administrative expenses due primarily to reduced non-essential spending in the current year period to preserve financial flexibility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in benefits and personnel costs.

Net income and adjusted net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 increased by $1.6 million, or 2.2%, and $1.6 million, or 2.1%, respectively, compared to the prior year period primarily as a result of the increases in operating income and adjusted operating income, respectively, offset by an increase in income tax expense and a decrease in interest income earned on our cash balances as a result of lower interest rates. The increase in income tax expense was driven primarily by the increase in income in the current year period, as well as excess tax benefits from share-based compensation of $1.8 million in the prior year period compared to $0.5 million in the current year period.

Diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter increased by 3.5% to $0.89 and 3.3% to $0.93, respectively, compared to the prior year period as a result of the increases in net income and adjusted net income, respectively, and a decrease in shares outstanding. Excluding the impact of recognized excess tax benefits, both diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share would have been lower by approximately $0.01 and $0.02 for the third quarter of fiscal years 2020 and 2019, respectively.

THIRD QUARTER 2020 SEGMENT RESULTS

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Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' U.S.

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

 

(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

             

Royalty income

 

$

130,866

   

130,993

   

(127)

 

(0.1)

%

Franchise fees

 

6,485

   

3,675

   

2,810

 

76.5

%

Rental income

 

29,822

   

30,824

   

(1,002)

 

(3.3)

%

Other revenues

 

780

   

912

   

(132)

 

(14.5)

%

Total revenues

 

$

167,953

   

166,404

   

1,549

 

0.9

%

               

Segment profit

 

$

129,081

   

127,755

   

1,326

 

1.0

%

               

Comparable store sales growth

 

0.9

%

 

1.5

%

     

Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)

 

$

2,373.8

   

2,365.9

   

7.9

 

0.3

%

               

Points of distribution(2)

 

9,131

   

9,554

   

(423)

 

(4.4)

%

Gross openings

 

80

   

82

   

(2)

 

(2.4)

%

Net openings (closings)(3)

 

(466)

   

55

   

(521)

 

(947.3)

%

 

(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail.

 

(2) Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

 

(3) Net openings for the three months ended September 26, 2020 reflects the previously-announced closing of 425 limited-menu Dunkin' Speedway locations under a termination agreement entered into with Speedway in February 2020.

Dunkin' U.S. third quarter revenues of $168.0 million represented an increase of 0.9% compared to the prior year period due primarily to an increase in franchise fees as a result of additional deferred revenue recognized in connection with the closure of restaurants, including Speedway locations, offset by a decrease in rental income due to a reduction in variable rental income as a result of a decline in sales at leased locations.

Dunkin' U.S. segment profit in the third quarter increased to $129.1 million, an increase of $1.3 million compared to the prior year period, driven primarily by the increase in franchise fees. Offsetting the increase in franchise fees was an increase in general and administrative expenses due primarily to an increase in costs incurred to support brand-building activities offset by reduced non-essential spending, as well as a decrease in rental margin.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding

 

Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins U.S.

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

 

(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

             

Royalty income

 

$

9,016

   

8,973

   

43

 

0.5

%

Franchise fees

 

380

   

374

   

6

 

1.6

%

Rental income

 

740

   

942

   

(202)

 

(21.4)

%

Sales of ice cream and other products

 

1,524

   

1,021

   

503

 

49.3

%

Other revenues

 

3,117

   

3,014

   

103

 

3.4

%

Total revenues

 

$

14,777

   

14,324

   

453

 

3.2

%

               

Segment profit

 

$

9,373

   

9,711

   

(338)

 

(3.5)

%

               

Comparable store sales growth

 

6.5

%

 

3.6

%

     

Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)

 

$

187.4

   

186.3

   

1.1

 

0.6

%

               

Points of distribution(2)

 

2,500

   

2,542

   

(42)

 

(1.7)

%

Gross openings

 

15

   

15

   

 

%

Net closings

 

(11)

   

(14)

   

3

 

(21.4)

%

 

(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail.

 

(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. third quarter revenues increased 3.2% from the prior year period to $14.8 million due primarily to increases in sales of ice cream and other products and other revenues, offset by a decrease in rental income due primarily to a decrease in the number of leased locations.

Segment profit for Baskin-Robbins U.S. decreased to $9.4 million in the third quarter, a decrease of 3.5%, primarily as a result of an increase in general and administrative expenses driven by an increase in costs incurred to support brand-building activities offset by reduced non-essential spending. Offsetting this decrease in segment profit was an increase in ice cream margin.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding

 

Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' International

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

 

(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

             

Royalty income

 

$

4,744

   

5,769

   

(1,025)

 

(17.8)

%

Franchise fees

 

335

   

792

   

(457)

 

(57.7)

%

Other revenues

 

109

   

188

   

(79)

 

(42.0)

%

Total revenues

 

$

5,188

   

6,749

   

(1,561)

 

(23.1)

%

               

Segment profit

 

$

3,544

   

4,898

   

(1,354)

 

(27.6)

%

               

Comparable store sales growth (decline)

 

(15.9)

%

 

7.3

%

     

Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)

 

$

179.4

   

210.9

   

(31.5)

 

(14.9)

%

               

Points of distribution(2)

 

3,527

   

3,481

   

46

 

1.3

%

Gross openings

 

61

   

87

   

(26)

 

(29.9)

%

Net openings (closings)

 

(1)

   

23

   

(24)

 

(104.3)

%

 

(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail.

 

(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

Dunkin' International third quarter systemwide sales decreased 14.9% from the prior year period driven by sales declines in Latin AmericaAsia, and South Korea, offset by an increase in the Middle East. Foreign exchange rates did not have a significant impact on systemwide sales as the negative impact of unfavorable foreign exchange rates on sales in Latin America was offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates on sales in all other regions.

Dunkin' International third quarter revenues of $5.2 million represented a decrease of 23.1% from the prior year period. The decrease in revenues was primarily a result of a decrease in royalty income driven by a decline in systemwide sales, as well as a decrease in franchise fees due primarily to additional deferred revenue recognized in the prior year period upon closure of an international market.

Segment profit for Dunkin' International decreased $1.4 million to $3.5 million in the third quarter primarily as a result of the decrease in revenues, offset by a decrease in general and administrative expenses.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding

 

Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins International

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

 

(Unaudited, $ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:

             

Royalty income

 

$

2,278

   

2,197

   

81

 

3.7

%

Franchise fees

 

229

   

165

   

64

 

38.8

%

Rental income

 

77

   

218

   

(141)

 

(64.7)

%

Sales of ice cream and other products

 

27,495

   

28,459

   

(964)

 

(3.4)

%

Other revenues

 

(15)

   

(28)

   

13

 

(46.4)

%

Total revenues

 

$

30,064

   

31,011

   

(947)

 

(3.1)

%

               

Segment profit

 

$

14,985

   

13,028

   

1,957

 

15.0

%

               

Comparable store sales growth (decline)

 

(0.5)

%

 

3.0

%

     

Systemwide sales (in millions)(1)

 

$

430.8

   

449.7

   

(18.9)

 

(4.2)

%

               

Points of distribution(2)

 

5,395

   

5,574

   

(179)

 

(3.2)

%

Gross openings

 

75

   

97

   

(22)

 

(22.7)

%

Net openings (closings)

 

(75)

   

58

   

(133)

 

(229.3)

%

 

(1) Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. We do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements. See "Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data" for further detail.

 

(2)Temporary restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are not treated as restaurant closures and affected restaurants are included in points of distribution.

Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales decreased 4.2% in the third quarter compared to the prior year period driven by sales declines in Japan, the Middle EastAsiaEurope, and Australia, offset by sales growth in South Korea. Foreign exchange rates did not have a significant impact on systemwide sales as the positive impact of favorable foreign exchange rates on sales in JapanAustralia, and South Korea was offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates on sales in all other regions.

Baskin-Robbins International third quarter revenues of $30.1 million represented a decrease of 3.1% from the prior year period due primarily to decreases in sales of ice cream and other products and rental income due to rent waivers received from landlords and passed through to our franchisees, offset by an increase in royalty income.

Third quarter segment profit increased 15.0% from the prior year period to $15.0 million primarily as a result of increases in net income from our South Korea and Japan joint ventures and a decrease in general and administrative expenses.

   

Three months ended

 

Increase (Decrease)

U.S. Advertising Funds

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

$ / #

%

 

(Unaudited, $ in thousands)

Revenues:

             

Advertising fees and related income

 

$

123,025

   

122,819

   

206

 

0.2

%

Total revenues

 

$

123,025

   

122,819

   

206

 

0.2

%

               

Segment profit

 

$

   

   

 

%

U.S. Advertising Funds third quarter revenues of $123.0 million represented an increase of 0.2% compared to the prior year period driven primarily by an increase in Dunkin' U.S. systemwide sales. Expenses for the U.S. Advertising Funds were equivalent to revenues in each period, resulting in no segment profit.

SEGMENT UPDATES

Dunkin' U.S.

  • As of the week ended October 24, 2020, Dunkin' U.S. quarter-to-date comparable store sales were positive in the low-single digits for open stores.
     
  • Approximately 98% of Dunkin' U.S. locations were open as of October 24. The majority of the locations that remain closed are in transportation hubs, on college campuses, in sports venues, and other alternative points of distribution.
     
  • The Company continues to expect that a total of approximately 800 Dunkin' U.S. locations will permanently close in 2020 on a gross basis as part of a real estate portfolio rationalization, being performed in conjunction with its franchisees, with the goal of setting the U.S. system up for continued strong, profitable future growth. Through the third quarter, 687 Dunkin' U.S. locations have closed, including 447 Speedway locations. The 800 locations would represent approximately 8 percent of the Dunkin' U.S. total restaurant footprint and approximately 2 percent of 2019 Dunkin' U.S. systemwide sales, inclusive of the Speedway closings.

Baskin-Robbins U.S.

  • As of the week ended October 24, 2020, Baskin-Robbins U.S. quarter-to-date comparable store sales were positive in the high-single digits for open stores.
     
  • Approximately 99% of Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations were open as of October 24.

International

  • Approximately 93% of each of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins International locations were open as of October 24. 
     
  • The Company continues to expect that approximately 350 Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins international restaurants will permanently close in the second half of 2020 on a gross basis as part of a real estate portfolio rationalization. During the third quarter, 212 international locations closed. Similar to the closures in the U.S., the majority of these closures are expected to be from low-volume sales locations.

COMPANY UPDATES

  • As we stated in our press release of October 25, we have held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands. There is no certainty that any agreement will be reached. Given the ongoing discussions, the Board of Directors has decided to defer action with respect to a cash dividend for the fourth quarter. The Company will not comment further unless and until a transaction is agreed or discussions are terminated.

Liquidity and Use of Cash

As of the end of Q3 2020, the Company had approximately:

  • $341 million of unrestricted cash held in the U.S., which excludes cash reserved for gift cards and advertising funds; and
     
  • $117 million of available borrowings under its $150 million variable funding notes, providing ongoing financial flexibility.

Shares Outstanding

  • The Company's shares outstanding as of September 26, 2020 were 82,406,709. In order to preserve cash in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Company did not repurchase any shares during the third quarter of 2020.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Dunkin' Brands will be holding a conference call today at 7:00 am ET hosted by Dave Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Scott Murphy, President of Dunkin' Americas, and Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 3464845. Dunkin' Brands will broadcast the conference call live over the Internet. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website.

The Company's consolidated statements of operations, condensed consolidated balance sheets, condensed consolidated statements of cash flows and other additional information have been provided with this press release. This information should be reviewed in conjunction with this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein including statements about our expected financial results, dividend program and liquidity are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "feel," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "project," "should," or "would," and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the continuing and uncertain impact of the current COVID-19 global pandemic on our business; the ongoing level of profitability of franchisees and licensees; our franchisees' and licensees' ability to sustain same store sales growth; changes in working relationships with our franchisees and licensees and the actions of our franchisees and licensees; our master franchisees' relationships with sub-franchisees; the success of our investments in the Dunkin' U.S. Blueprint for Growth; the strength of our brand in the markets in which we compete; changes in competition within the quick-service restaurant segment of the food industry; changes in consumer behavior resulting from changes in technologies or alternative methods of delivery; economic and political conditions in the countries where we operate; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the impact of seasonal changes, including weather effects, on our business; the success of our growth strategy and international development; changes in commodity and food prices, particularly coffee, dairy products and sugar, and other operating costs; shortages of coffee; failure of our network and information technology systems; interruptions or shortages in the supply of products to our franchisees and licensees; the impact of food borne-illness or food safety issues or adverse public or media opinions regarding the health effects of consuming our products; our ability to collect royalty payments from our franchisees and licensees; the ability of our franchisees and licensees to open new restaurants and keep existing restaurants in operation; our ability to retain key personnel; any failure to protect consumer payment card data or other personally identifiable information; and catastrophic events.

Forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis as of the date of this press release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are more fully described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the section headed "Risk Factors" in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP measurements such as adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share, which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance measures for the purpose of evaluating performance internally. We also believe these non-GAAP measures provide our investors with useful information regarding our historical operating results. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Use of the terms adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted operating income growth, adjusted net income, and diluted adjusted earnings per share may differ from similar measures reported by other companies. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables "Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations."

Additionally, the Company has included metrics such as systemwide sales and comparable store sales growth, which are commonly used statistical measures in the quick service restaurant industry and are important to understanding the Company's performance.

Systemwide sales include sales at franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures. While we do not record sales by franchisees, licensees, or joint ventures as revenue, and such sales are not included in our consolidated financial statements, we believe that this operating measure is important in obtaining an understanding of our financial performance. We believe systemwide sales information aids in understanding how we derive royalty revenue and in evaluating our performance relative to competitors.

The Company uses "Dunkin' U.S. comparable store sales growth (decline)" and "BR U.S. comparable store sales growth (decline)," which are calculated by including only sales from franchisee-operated restaurants that have been open at least 78 weeks and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year week.

The Company uses "Dunkin' International comparable store sales growth (decline)" and "BR International comparable store sales growth (decline)," which generally represents the growth in local currency average monthly sales for franchisee-operated restaurants, including joint ventures, that have been open at least 13 months and that have reported sales in the current and comparable prior year month.

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included over 12,000 Dunkin' restaurants and over 7,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

   

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

Revenues:

               

Franchise fees and royalty income(1)

 

$

160,065

   

157,224

   

415,506

   

454,810

 

Advertising fees and related income

 

132,280

   

128,675

   

358,881

   

375,132

 

Rental income

 

30,639

   

31,984

   

85,588

   

92,691

 

Sales of ice cream and other products(1)

 

24,514

   

24,409

   

71,164

   

72,400

 

Other revenues

 

14,045

   

13,590

   

40,924

   

39,277

 

Total revenues

 

361,543

   

355,882

   

972,063

   

1,034,310

 

Operating costs and expenses:

               

Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants

 

18,908

   

19,823

   

56,540

   

58,995

 

Cost of ice cream and other products

 

19,276

   

21,066

   

55,410

   

59,724

 

Advertising expenses

 

133,352

   

130,846

   

362,702

   

379,898

 

General and administrative expenses

 

58,705

   

60,333

   

171,399

   

176,458

 

Depreciation

 

5,663

   

4,584

   

16,483

   

13,916

 

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

4,582

   

4,599

   

13,762

   

13,858

 

Long-lived asset impairment charges

 

   

36

   

560

   

361

 

Total operating costs and expenses

 

240,486

   

241,287

   

676,856

   

703,210

 

Net income of equity method investments

 

7,159

   

6,667

   

15,108

   

13,324

 

Other operating income, net

 

699

   

81

   

1,528

   

943

 

Operating income

 

128,915

   

121,343

   

311,843

   

345,367

 

Other income (expense), net:

               

Interest income

 

124

   

2,996

   

2,491

   

7,906

 

Interest expense

 

(31,854)

   

(31,787)

   

(96,541)

   

(96,758)

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

   

   

   

(13,076)

 

Other income (loss), net

 

154

   

(258)

   

(302)

   

(308)

 

Total other expense, net

 

(31,576)

   

(29,049)

   

(94,352)

   

(102,236)

 

Income before income taxes

 

97,339

   

92,294

   

217,491

   

243,131

 

Provision for income taxes

 

23,371

   

19,929

   

54,960

   

58,821

 

Net income

 

$

73,968

   

72,365

   

162,531

   

184,310

 
                 

Earnings per share—basic

 

$

0.90

   

0.87

   

1.97

   

2.23

 

Earnings per share—diluted

 

0.89

   

0.86

   

1.96

   

2.20

 
 

(1) For the three months ended September 26, 2020 and September 28, 2019, $4.7 million and $5.3 million, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 26, 2020 and September 28, 2019, $10.5 million and $12.5 million, respectively, of sales of ice cream and other products have been allocated to franchise fees and royalty income as consideration for the use of the franchise license.

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
   

September 26,
2020

 

December 28,
2019

Assets

       

Current assets:

       

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

613,641

   

621,152

 

Restricted cash

 

89,626

   

85,644

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

87,227

   

76,019

 

Notes and other receivables, net

 

55,617

   

57,174

 

Prepaid income taxes

 

8,799

   

16,701

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

57,622

   

50,611

 

Total current assets

 

912,532

   

907,301

 

Property, equipment, and software, net

 

217,419

   

223,120

 

Operating lease assets

 

348,045

   

371,264

 

Equity method investments

 

163,443

   

154,812

 

Goodwill

 

888,274

   

888,286

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

1,288,952

   

1,302,721

 

Other assets

 

70,339

   

72,520

 

Total assets

 

$

3,889,004

   

3,920,024

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

       

Current liabilities:

       

Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

31,150

   

31,150

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

39,563

   

35,863

 

Accounts payable

 

76,017

   

89,413

 

Deferred revenue

 

38,144

   

39,950

 

Other current liabilities

 

379,504

   

386,050

 

Total current liabilities

 

564,378

   

582,426

 

Long-term debt, net

 

2,992,330

   

3,004,216

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

357,229

   

380,647

 

Deferred revenue

 

287,973

   

324,854

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

197,669

   

197,673

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

22,770

   

18,218

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

3,857,971

   

3,925,608

 

Stockholders' deficit:

       

Common stock

 

82

   

83

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

516,590

   

561,345

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(64)

   

(64)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(1,028,546)

   

(1,129,565)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(21,407)

   

(19,809)

 

Total stockholders' deficit

 

(533,345)

   

(588,010)

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

 

$

3,889,004

   

3,920,024

 

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

   

Nine months ended

   

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

         

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

142,723

   

157,779

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

Additions to property, equipment, and software

 

(15,797)

   

(26,515)

 

Other, net

 

345

   

1,118

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(15,452)

   

(25,397)

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 

   

1,700,000

 

Repayment of long-term debt

 

(15,612)

   

(1,699,237)

 

Payment of debt issuance and other debt-related costs

 

   

(17,937)

 

Dividends paid on common stock

 

(66,226)

   

(93,027)

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

(64,292)

   

(24,802)

 

Exercise of stock options

 

17,202

   

27,903

 

Other, net

 

(2,566)

   

(4,779)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(131,494)

   

(111,879)

 

Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(62)

   

(208)

 

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(4,285)

   

20,295

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

707,977

   

598,321

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

 

$

703,692

   

618,616

 

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
   

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

   

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

 

September 26,
2020

 

September 28,
2019

                 

Operating income

 

$

128,915

   

121,343

   

311,843

   

345,367

 

Operating income margin

 

35.7

%

 

34.1

%

 

32.1

%

 

33.4

%

Adjustments:

               

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

$

4,582

   

4,599

   

13,762

   

13,858

 

Long-lived asset impairment charges

 

   

36

   

560

   

361

 

Adjusted operating income

 

$

133,497

   

125,978

   

326,165

   

359,586

 

Adjusted operating income margin

 

36.9

%

 

35.4

%

 

33.6

%

 

34.8

%

                 

Net income

 

$

73,968

   

72,365

   

162,531

   

184,310

 

Adjustments:

               

Amortization of other intangible assets

 

4,582

   

4,599

   

13,762

   

13,858

 

Long-lived asset impairment charges

 

   

36

   

560

   

361

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

   

   

   

13,076

 

Tax impact of adjustments(1)

 

(1,283)

   

(1,298)

   

(4,010)

   

(7,643)

 

Adjusted net income

 

$

77,267

   

75,702

   

172,843

   

203,962

 
                 

Adjusted net income

 

$

77,267

   

75,702

   

172,843

   

203,962

 

Weighted-average number of common shares – diluted

 

82,975,900

   

83,867,413

   

82,929,043

   

83,665,397

 

Diluted adjusted earnings per share

 

$

0.93

   

0.90

   

2.08

   

2.44

 
                 

(1) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 28% effective tax rate.

       


SOURCE Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

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