Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results
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Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - 03/08/2021 - Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: TACO), the second largest Mexican-American quick service restaurant chain by units in the United States, today reported fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results for the 16-week and 52-week periods ending December 29, 2020 and provided a business update.

Management Commentary

John D. Cappasola, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Del Taco, commented, “We delivered a solid fourth quarter performance in terms of comparable restaurant sales growth, restaurant contribution margin and adjusted EBITDA performance. Our great food, great value, and great experiences drove overall satisfaction scores to record levels, while the success of our Crispy Chicken menu and seasonal Tamale promotion enabled us to grow system-wide comparable restaurant sales while navigating through the clear headwinds affecting our industry. The hard work of our restaurant teams and support center staff helped us manage our margins and profitability despite the many challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic. In doing so, during the second half of 2020 we demonstrated not only the resilience of our business, but also accelerated performance which sets us up for success in 2021.”

Cappasola continued, “Both company-operated and franchise restaurants continue to generate positive comparable restaurant sales to date in the first quarter and have demonstrated sequential improvement compared to the fourth quarter last year. We further expect accelerated performance for the remainder of the first quarter and through the second quarter as we lap the initial COVID-19 impact. In addition, we believe our five drivers of acceleration, coupled with ongoing margin management strategies, will help drive our results in the second half of the year and facilitate modest restaurant contribution margin expansion on an annual basis.”

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • System-wide comparable restaurant sales increased 3.8%;
    • Company-operated comparable restaurant sales increased 0.6%;
    • Franchised comparable restaurant sales increased 7.5%;
  • Total revenue of $156.7 million, representing a 0.2% decline from the fiscal fourth quarter 2019;
  • Company-operated restaurant sales of $141.7 million, representing a 2.2% decline from the fiscal fourth quarter 2019 primarily due to fewer company-operated restaurants open during 2020 compared to 2019 due to our refranchising activity;
    • Company-operated comparable restaurant sales within Los Angeles, Orange and Clark (Las Vegas) counties representing approximately half of company-operated restaurants were notably negative, while all other company-operated counties had positive comparable restaurant sales;
  • Net income of $7.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $114.1 million, or $3.08 per diluted share, in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019;
  • Adjusted net income* of $7.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income* of $6.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019;
  • Restaurant contribution* margin of 17.0% compared to 17.4% in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019;
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $18.4 million compared to $20.5 million in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019; and
  • Two franchise-operated restaurants opened and two franchise-operated restaurants closed.

Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights

  • System-wide comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.9%;
    • Company-operated comparable restaurant sales decreased 2.9%;
    • Franchised comparable restaurant sales increased 1.4%;
  • Total revenue of $491.9 million, representing a 4.1% decrease from the fiscal year 2019;
  • Company-operated restaurant sales of $446.8 million, representing a 5.7% decline from the fiscal year 2019 in part due to fewer company-operated restaurants open during 2020 compared to 2019 due to our refranchising activity;
  • Net loss of $89.7 million, or $2.41 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $118.3 million, or $3.20 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2019;
  • Adjusted net income* of $13.5 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income* of $17.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the fiscal year 2019;
  • Restaurant contribution* margin of 16.1% compared to 17.3% in the fiscal year 2019;
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $54.6 million compared to $63.8 million in the fiscal year 2019; and
  • Three company-operated and seven franchise-operated restaurants opened, two company-operated and eight franchise-operated restaurants closed, and six company-operated restaurants were sold to franchisees.

* Adjusted net income, restaurant contribution, and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures and defined below under “Key Financial Definitions”. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures accompanying this release.

Review of Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total revenue decreased 0.2% to $156.7 million compared to $157.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019. Comparable restaurant sales increased 3.8% system-wide, increased 0.6% at company-operated restaurants, and increased 7.5% at franchised restaurants.

Net income was $7.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $114.1 million, or $3.08 per diluted share, last year.

Adjusted net income*, which excludes various items, was $7.5 million or $0.20 per diluted share compared to adjusted net income* of $6.7 million or $0.18 per diluted share last year.

Restaurant contribution* was $24.1 million compared to $25.2 million in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019. As a percentage of company-operated restaurant sales, restaurant contribution margin decreased 40 basis points year-over-year to 17.0%. The decrease was the result of an approximate 110 basis point decrease in food and paper costs, an approximate 20 basis point decrease in labor and related expenses, and an approximate 170 basis point increase in occupancy and other operating expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA* was $18.4 million compared to $20.5 million in the fiscal fourth quarter 2019.

Liquidity

The Company reduced its outstanding revolving credit facility borrowing by $9 million during the fiscal fourth quarter 2020 to $115 million from $124 million at the end of the fiscal third quarter 2020. At the end of fiscal year 2020 the Company’s debt, net of cash, totaled $106.7 million compared to $143.4 million at the end of fiscal year 2019, representing a reduction of approximately $36.7 million. At the end of fiscal year 2020, the Company had $117.7 million of remaining availability under its revolving credit facility.

Common Stock Repurchase Program

The Company repurchased 496,356 shares of common stock at average price of $8.49 per share for a total of $4.2 million during the fiscal fourth quarter 2020. At the end of fiscal year 2020, approximately $18.1 million remains under the $75 million repurchase authorization.

Dividend Program Initiation

The Company’s first quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share of common stock was paid on February 23, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 2, 2021. While the Company intends to pay quarterly cash dividends for the foreseeable future, all subsequent dividend payments will be reviewed quarterly and declared by the Board of Directors at its discretion.

Restaurant Portfolio

During the fiscal fourth quarter 2020, two franchised restaurants opened and two franchised restaurants closed. Del Taco ended fiscal year 2020 with a system-wide total of 596 restaurants consisting of 295 company-operated and 301 franchised restaurants.

Fiscal Year 2021 Guidelines

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the business, the Company is not able to provide a full outlook with respect to the 2021 fiscal year. However, the Company is able to provide the following guidelines:

  • Commodity inflation of approximately 1%, excluding any adverse impacts from COVID-19 on the supply chain;
  • Labor and related inflation of approximately 6%, due to California regulations including a minimum wage increase from $13 to $14 per hour that began on January 1, 2021 and a mandated minimum salary of twice the minimum wage, which impacts slightly over half of our General Managers;
  • Menu price increase of approximately 4%;
  • Modest restaurant contribution margin* expansion compared to the 16.1% achieved during fiscal 2020;
  • General and administrative expenses, inclusive of stock-based compensation, at approximately 9.0% of total revenue;
  • Effective tax rate of approximately 27%;
  • Capital expenditures in the low $30 million range, including expenditures to maintain or enhance our existing restaurants, company-operated restaurant openings, our test remodel program and various discretionary technology and restaurant level investments;
  • Four company-operated restaurant openings, of which one has already opened; and
  • Eight franchised restaurant openings, of which one has already opened, for a dozen system-wide openings.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and webcast is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET today. Hosting the conference call and webcast will be John D. Cappasola, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer; and Steven L. Brake, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Interested parties may listen to the conference call via telephone by dialing 201-689-8471. A telephone replay will be available shortly after the call has concluded and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 13716256.

The webcast will be available at www.deltaco.com under the investors section and will be archived on the site shortly after the call has concluded.

Key Financial Definitions

Comparable restaurant sales growth reflects the change in year-over-year sales for the comparable company, franchise and total system restaurant base. Restaurants are included in the comparable store base in the accounting period following its 18th full month of operations and excludes restaurant closures.

Restaurant contribution* is defined as company restaurant sales less restaurant operating expenses, which are food and paper costs, labor and related expenses and occupancy and other operating expenses. Restaurant contribution margin is defined as restaurant contribution as a percentage of company restaurant sales. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution marginare neither required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin are supplemental measures of operating performance of restaurants and the calculations thereof may not be comparable to those reported by other companies. Restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of results as reported under GAAP. Management believes that restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin are important tools for investors because they are widely-used metrics within the restaurant industry to evaluate restaurant-level productivity, efficiency and performance. Management uses restaurant contribution and restaurant contribution margin as key performance indicators to evaluate the profitability of incremental sales at Del Taco restaurants, to evaluate restaurant performance across periods and to evaluate restaurant financial performance compared with competitors.

Adjusted EBITDA* is defined as net income/loss prior to interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization, as adjusted to add back certain charges, such as stock-based compensation expense; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease assets and liabilities, net; pre-opening costs; sublease income for closed restaurants; executive transition costs; and other income; as these expenses are not considered an indicator of ongoing company performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or net income/loss as a measure of operating performance or cash flows or as measures of liquidity. Non-GAAP financial measures are not necessarily calculated the same way by different companies and should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. We believe Adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period by 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. These potential differences may be caused by variations in capital structures (affecting interest expense), tax positions (such as the impact on periods or changes in effective tax rates or net operating losses) and the age and book depreciation of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense). We also present Adjusted EBITDA because (i) we believe this measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry and (ii) we use Adjusted EBITDA internally as a benchmark to compare performance to that of competitors.

Adjusted net income* represents company net income before sublease income for closed restaurants; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; other income; executive transition costs; net of tax. Adjusted diluted net income per share* represents company diluted net income per share before sublease income for closed restaurants; impairment of goodwill; impairment of trademarks; impairment of long-lived assets; restaurant closure charges, net; (gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net; other income; executive transition costs; and tax impact of adjustments, net of tax.

About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.

Del Taco (NASDAQ:TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco's menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, sliced avocado, freshly grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco.

Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week at its approximately 600 restaurants across 16 states. Del Taco’s commitment to providing guests with the best quality and value for their money originates from cooking, chopping, shredding and grilling menu items from scratch. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release may contain a number of “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, information concerning Del Taco’s possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities and the effects of regulation. These statements are based on Del Taco’s management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “target,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose,” “preliminary,” “guidance,” “on track” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Del Taco’s management’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer demand, our inability to successfully open company-operated or franchised restaurants or establish new markets, competition in our markets, our inability to grow and manage growth profitably, adverse changes in food and supply costs, our inability to access additional capital, changes in applicable laws or regulations (including minimum wage regulations), food safety and foodborne illness concerns, our inability to manage existing and to obtain additional franchisees, our inability to successfully execute our portfolio optimization strategy, our inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, our inability to profitably expand into new markets, changes in, or the discontinuation of, the Company’s repurchase program, and the possibility that we may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Del Taco’s reports filed with the SEC, including under Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Part II., Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 8, 2020, and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.deltaco.com.

Forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date of this release. Del Taco undertakes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or otherwise.

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
         
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents  

 $            7,912

 

 

 $             1,421

 

Accounts and other receivables, net  

                           5,463

 

 

                           3,580

 

Inventories  

                           2,799

 

 

                           3,123

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets  

                           2,078

 

 

                           2,289

 

Assets held for sale  

                           1,495

 

 

                           8,411

 

Total current assets  

                         19,747

 

 

                         18,824

 

Property and equipment, net  

                       146,706

 

 

                       156,921

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets  

                       249,071

 

 

                       258,278

 

Goodwill  

                       108,979

 

 

                       192,739

 

Trademarks  

                       208,400

 

 

                       220,300

 

Intangible assets, net  

                           9,754

 

 

                         10,827

 

Other assets, net  

                           4,652

 

 

                           4,568

 

Total assets  

 $      747,309

 

 

 $     862,457

 

         
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable  

 $        18,683

 

 

 $          19,652

 

Other accrued liabilities  

                         45,413

 

 

                         34,577

 

Current portion of finance lease obligations and other debt  

                              190

 

 

                              220

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities  

                         22,648

 

 

                         17,848

 

Total current liabilities  

                         86,934

 

 

                         72,297

 

Long-term debt, finance lease obligations and other debt, excluding current portion, net  

                       114,418

 

 

                       144,581

 

Operating lease liabilities, excluding current portion  

                       251,958

 

 

                       257,361

 

Deferred income taxes  

                         61,485

 

 

                         69,510

 

Other non-current liabilities  

                         19,760

 

 

                         16,601

 

Total liabilities  

                       534,555

 

 

                       560,350

 

         
Shareholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares
     issued and outstanding
 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 36,828,237
     shares issued and outstanding at December 29, 2020; 37,059,202
     shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019
 

                                  4

 

 

                                  4

 

Additional paid-in capital  

                       333,712

 

 

                       333,379

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss  

 —

 

 

                           (52

)

Accumulated deficit  

                  (120,962

)

 

                    (31,224

)

     Total shareholders’ equity  

                       212,754

 

 

                       302,107

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  

 $                 747,309

 

 

 $                 862,457

 

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)        
Revenue:                
Company restaurant sales  

 $                    141,689

 

 

 $                    144,849

 

 

 $                    446,805

 

 

 $                    473,991

 

Franchise revenue  

                           6,683

 

 

                           5,810

 

 

                         20,763

 

 

                         19,002

 

Franchise advertising contributions  

                           5,121

 

 

                           4,467

 

 

                         15,116

 

 

                         14,516

 

Franchise sublease and other income  

                           3,228

 

 

                           1,970

 

 

                           9,199

 

 

                           5,442

 

Total revenue  

                       156,721

 

 

                       157,096

 

 

                       491,883

 

 

                       512,951

 

Operating expenses:                
Restaurant operating expenses:                
Food and paper costs  

                         37,857

 

 

                         40,277

 

 

                       120,845

 

 

                       130,711

 

Labor and related expenses  

                         46,188

 

 

                         47,553

 

 

                       148,183

 

 

                       156,095

 

Occupancy and other operating expenses  

                         33,567

 

 

                         31,855

 

 

                       105,666

 

 

                       105,376

 

General and administrative  

                         13,857

 

 

                         12,141

 

 

                         43,996

 

 

                         43,877

 

Franchise advertising expenses  

                           5,121

 

 

                           4,467

 

 

                         15,116

 

 

                         14,516

 

Depreciation and amortization  

                           8,122

 

 

                           7,826

 

 

                         26,599

 

 

                         25,488

 

Occupancy and other - franchise subleases and other  

                           2,995

 

 

                           1,605

 

 

                           8,083

 

 

                           4,463

 

Pre-opening costs  

                              112

 

 

                              930

 

 

                              471

 

 

                           1,650

 

Impairment of goodwill  

 —

 

 

                       118,250

 

 

                         87,277

 

 

                       118,250

 

Impairment of trademarks  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                         11,900

 

 

 —

 

Impairment of long-lived assets  

 —

 

 

                           2,058

 

 

                           8,287

 

 

                           7,159

 

Restaurant closure charges, net  

                              642

 

 

                           1,244

 

 

                           2,048

 

 

                           2,961

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for
   sale, net
 

(296

)

 

                    659

 

 

                     401

 

 

              9,448

 

Total operating expenses  

                       148,165

 

 

                       268,865

 

 

                       578,872

 

 

                       619,994

 

Income (loss) from operations  

               8,556

 

 

                 (111,769

)

 

                  (86,989

)

 

              (107,043

)

Other expense (income), net:                
Interest expense  

                           1,081

 

 

                           2,066

 

 

                           4,811

 

 

                           7,235

 

Other income  

 —

 

 

                       (161

)

 

 —

 

 

                     (364

)

Total other expense, net  

                           1,081

 

 

                           1,905

 

 

                           4,811

 

 

                           6,871

 

Income (loss) from operations before (benefit) provision for income taxes  

              7,475

 

 

                 (113,674

)

 

                  (91,800

)

 

               (113,914

)

(Benefit) provision for income taxes  

                       (34

)

 

                    459

 

 

         (2,062

)

 

             4,371

 

Net income (loss)  

             7,509

 

 

     (114,133

)

 

        (89,738

)

 

    (118,285

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):                
Change in fair value of interest rate cap, net of tax  

 —

 

 

                     (24

)

 

 —

 

 

                  (364

)

Reclassification of interest rate cap amortization included in net
   income (loss), net of tax
 

 —

 

 

                                58

 

 

                                52

 

 

                              132

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss), net  

 —

 

 

                         34

 

 

                       52

 

 

               (232

)

Comprehensive income (loss)  

 $            7,509

 

 

 $  (114,099

)

 

 $    (89,686

)

 

 $ (118,517

)

Earnings (loss) per share:                
Basic  

 $                0.20

 

 

 $              (3.08

)

 

 $             (2.41

)

 

 $             (3.20

)

Diluted  

 $               0.20

 

 

 $              (3.08

)

 

 $            (2.41

)

 

 $             (3.20

)

Weighted average shares outstanding                
Basic  

                  37,183,215

 

 

                  37,059,202

 

 

                  37,161,921

 

 

                  37,018,445

 

Diluted  

                  37,427,136

 

 

                  37,059,202

 

 

                  37,161,921

 

 

                  37,018,445

 

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Net income (loss)  

 $              7,509

 

 

 $ (114,133

)

 

 $      (89,738

)

 

 $ (118,285

)

Non-GAAP adjustments:                
(Benefit) provision for income taxes  

                     (34

)

 

                    459

 

 

            (2,062

)

 

               4,371

 

Interest expense  

                           1,081

 

 

                           2,066

 

 

                           4,811

 

 

                           7,235

 

Depreciation and amortization  

                           8,122

 

 

                           7,826

 

 

                         26,599

 

 

                         25,488

 

EBITDA  

            16,678

 

 

   (103,782

)

 

        (60,390

)

 

        (81,191

)

Stock-based compensation expense (a)  

                           1,747

 

 

                           1,692

 

 

                           5,652

 

 

                           6,293

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets
     held for sale, net (b)
 

                  (296

)

 

                  659

 

 

                     401

 

 

             9,448

 

Impairment of goodwill (c)  

 —

 

 

        118,250

 

 

            87,277

 

 

       118,250

 

Impairment of trademarks (d)  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

           11,900

 

 

 —

 

Impairment of long-lived assets (e)  

 —

 

 

              2,058

 

 

              8,287

 

 

              7,159

 

Restaurant closure charges, net (f)  

                     642

 

 

              1,244

 

 

              2,048

 

 

              2,961

 

Amortization of favorable and unfavorable lease
     assets and liabilities, net (g)
 

                  (112

)

 

                     (50

)

 

                  (297

)

 

 —

 

Pre-opening costs (h)  

                              112

 

 

                              930

 

 

                              471

 

 

                           1,650

 

Sublease income for closed restaurants (i)  

                 (330

)

 

                 (317

)

 

            (1,075

)

 

                (871

)

Executive transition costs (j)  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                              287

 

 

                              438

 

Other income (k)  

 —

 

 

                 (161

)

 

 —

 

 

                  (364

)

Adjusted EBITDA  

 $        18,441

 

 

 $   20,523

 

 

 $       54,561

 

 

 $     63,773

 

(a) Includes non-cash, stock-based compensation.
(b) Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net includes adjustments to reduce the carrying amount for assets held for sale to estimated fair value less cost to sell, loss or gain on disposal of assets related to sales, retirements and replacement or write-off of leasehold improvements or equipment in the ordinary course of business, net gains or losses recorded associated with the sale of company-operated restaurants to franchisees, gains from the write-off of right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities related to the termination of leases and net gains or losses recorded associated with sale-leaseback transactions.
(c) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of goodwill.
(d) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of trademarks.
(e) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of long-lived assets.
(f) Restaurant closure costs include rent expense, non-lease executory costs, other direct costs associated with previously closed restaurants and future obligations associated with the closure of a restaurant.
(g) Includes amortization of favorable lease assets and unfavorable lease liabilities.
(h) Pre-opening costs consist of costs directly associated with the opening of new restaurants and incurred prior to opening, including restaurant labor, supplies, cash and non-cash rent expense and other related pre-opening costs. These are generally incurred over the three to five months prior to opening.
(i) Includes other sublease income related to closed restaurants that have been subleased to third parties.
(j) Includes costs associated with the transition of former Company executives, such as severance expense.
(k) During 2019, other income consists of insurance proceeds related to a fire at a company-operated restaurant.

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Company Restaurant Sales to Restaurant Contribution
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Company restaurant sales  

 $      141,689

 

 

 $     144,849

 

 

 $      446,805

 

 

 $     473,991

 

Restaurant operating expenses  

                       117,612

 

 

                       119,685

 

 

                       374,694

 

 

                       392,182

 

Restaurant contribution  

 $         24,077

 

 

 $         25,164

 

 

 $          72,111

 

 

 $        81,809

 

Restaurant contribution margin  

17.0

%

 

17.4

%

 

16.1

%

 

17.3

%

                 
                 
                 
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Income (Loss) from Operations to Restaurant Contribution
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Income (loss) from operations  

 $             8,556

 

 

 $  (111,769

)

 

 $   (86,989

)

 

 $(107,043

)

Less:                
Franchise revenue  

             (6,683

)

 

          (5,810

)

 

      (20,763

)

 

     (19,002

)

Franchise advertising contributions  

(5,121

)

 

           (4,467

)

 

        (15,116

)

 

       (14,516

)

Franchise sublease income and other  

          (3,228

)

 

         (1,970

)

 

             (9,199

)

 

          (5,442

)

Plus:                
General and administrative  

                         13,857

 

 

                         12,141

 

 

                         43,996

 

 

                         43,877

 

Franchise advertising expenses  

                           5,121

 

 

                           4,467

 

 

                         15,116

 

 

                         14,516

 

Depreciation and amortization  

                           8,122

 

 

                           7,826

 

 

                         26,599

 

 

                         25,488

 

Occupancy and other - franchise
    subleases and other
 

                           2,995

 

 

                           1,605

 

 

                           8,083

 

 

                           4,463

 

Pre-opening costs  

                              112

 

 

                              930

 

 

                              471

 

 

                           1,650

 

Impairment of goodwill  

 —

 

 

                       118,250

 

 

                         87,277

 

 

                       118,250

 

Impairment of trademarks  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                         11,900

 

 

 —

 

Impairment of long-lived assets  

 —

 

 

                           2,058

 

 

                           8,287

 

 

                           7,159

 

Restaurant closure charges, net  

                              642

 

 

                           1,244

 

 

                           2,048

 

 

                           2,961

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets and
    adjustments to assets held for sale, net
 

                  (296

)

 

                     659

 

 

                    401

 

 

             9,448

 

Restaurant contribution  

 $       24,077

 

 

 $         25,164

 

 

 $       72,111

 

 

 $       81,809

 

Company restaurant sales  

 $  141,689

 

 

 $     144,849

 

 

 $     446,805

 

 

 $     473,991

 

Restaurant contribution margin  

17.0

%

 

17.4

%

 

16.1

%

 

17.3

%

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Net income (loss), as reported  

 $             7,509

 

 

 $  (114,133

)

 

 $    (89,738

)

 

 $ (118,285

)

Sublease income for closed restaurants (a)  

                (330

)

 

                 (317

)

 

          (1,075

)

 

                (871

)

Impairment of goodwill (b)  

 —

 

 

       118,250

 

 

           87,277

 

 

       118,250

 

Impairment of trademarks (c)  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

           11,900

 

 

 —

 

Impairment of long-lived assets (d)  

 —

 

 

                2,058

 

 

              8,287

 

 

            7,159

 

Restaurant closure charges, net (e)  

                              642

 

 

                           1,244

 

 

                           2,048

 

 

                           2,961

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets
     held for sale, net (f)
 

                   (296

)

 

                      659

 

 

                  401

 

 

              9,448

 

Other income (g)  

 —

 

 

                  (161

)

 

 —

 

 

                (364

)

Executive transition costs (h)  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                    287

 

 

                   438

 

Tax impact of adjustments (i)  

                          (4

)

 

                 (880

)

 

          (5,886

)

 

          (1,060

)

Non-GAAP adjusted net income  

 $            7,521

 

 

 $            6,720

 

 

 $         13,501

 

 

 $        17,676

 

                 
Earnings (loss) per share (as reported):                
Basic  

 $                0.20

 

 

 $             (3.08

)

 

 $             (2.41

)

 

 $             (3.20

)

Diluted  

 $                0.20

 

 

 $           (3.08

)

 

 $              (2.41

)

 

 $          (3.20

)

Weighted average shares outstanding (as reported):                
Basic  

                  37,183,215

 

 

                  37,059,202

 

 

                  37,161,921

 

 

                  37,018,445

 

Diluted  

                  37,427,136

 

 

                  37,059,202

 

 

                  37,161,921

 

 

                  37,018,445

 

                 
Adjusted earnings per share:                
Basic  

 $                0.20

 

 

 $                0.18

 

 

 $               0.36

 

 

 $                0.48

 

Diluted  

 $                 0.20

 

 

 $       0.18

 

 

 $               0.36

 

 

 $               0.47

 

Shares used in computing adjusted earnings per share:                
Basic  

                  37,183,215

 

 

                  37,059,202

 

 

                  37,161,921

 

 

                  37,018,445

 

Diluted  

                  37,427,136

 

 

                  37,096,723

 

 

                  37,267,643

 

 

                  37,237,125

 

(a) Includes other sublease income related to closed restaurants that have been subleased to third parties.
(b) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of goodwill.
(c) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of trademarks.
(d) Includes non-cash charges related to impairment of long-lived assets.
(e) Restaurant closure costs include rent expense, non-lease executory costs, other direct costs associated with previously closed restaurants and future obligations associated with the closure of a restaurant.
(f) Loss on disposal of assets and adjustments to assets held for sale, net includes adjustments to reduce the carrying amount for assets held for sale to estimated fair value less cost to sell, loss or gain on disposal of assets related to sales, retirements and replacement or write-off of leasehold improvements or equipment in the ordinary course of business, net gains or losses recorded associated with the sale of company-operated restaurants to franchisees, gains from the write-off of right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities related to the termination of leases and net gains or losses recorded associated with sale-leaseback transactions.
(g) During 2019, other income consists of insurance proceeds related to a fire at a company-operated restaurant.
(h) Includes costs associated with the transition of former Company executives, such as severance expense.
(i) Represents the income tax associated with the adjustments in (a) through (h) that are deductible for income tax purposes.

 

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Restaurant Development
                 
    16 Weeks Ended   52 Weeks Ended
    December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019   December 29, 2020   December 31, 2019
Company-operated restaurant activity:                
Beginning of period  

                              295

 

 

                              312

 

 

                              300

 

 

                              322

 

Openings  

 —

 

 

                                  7

 

 

                                  3

 

 

                                10

 

Closures  

 —

 

 

                         (1

)

 

                         (2

)

 

                       (5

)

Purchased from franchisees  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                                  4

 

Sold to franchisees  

 —

 

 

                     (18

)

 

                        (6

)

 

                    (31

)

Restaurants at end of period  

                              295

 

 

                              300

 

 

                              295

 

 

                              300

 

Franchise-operated restaurant activity:                
Beginning of period  

                              301

 

 

                              274

 

 

                              296

 

 

                              258

 

Openings  

                                  2

 

 

                                  6

 

 

                                  7

 

 

                                14

 

Closures  

                          (2

)

 

                        (2

)

 

                        (8

)

 

                       (3

)

Sold to Company  

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

                         (4

)

Purchased from Company  

 —

 

 

                                18

 

 

                                  6

 

 

                                31

 

Restaurants at end of period  

                              301

 

 

                              296

 

 

                              301

 

 

                              296

 

Total restaurant activity:                
Beginning of period  

                              596

 

 

                              586

 

 

                              596

 

 

                              580

 

Openings  

                                  2

 

 

                                13

 

 

                                10

 

 

                                24

 

Closures  

                          (2

)

 

                        (3

)

 

                   (10

)

 

                         (8

)

Restaurants at end of period  

                              596

 

 

                              596

 

 

                              596

 

 

                              596

 

SOURCE Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.

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Contact:

Raphael Gross
Investor Relations
(203) 682-8253
investor@deltaco.com

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