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Domino's Pizza® Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Continued Global Momentum with Strong Sales and Store Count Growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc.(NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the third quarter of 2015, comprised of strong same store sales results and store count growth. Domestic same store sales grew 10.5% during the quarter versus the year-ago period, continuing the positive sales momentum in the Company's domestic business. The international division also posted strong results with same store sales growth of 7.7%, marking the 87th consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. The Company had global net store growth of 194 stores in the quarter.

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During the quarter, the Company incurred incremental insurance expense relating to updated independent actuarial estimates for the Company's casualty insurance program, and faced continued pressure from foreign currency exchange rates. Diluted EPS was 67 cents for the third quarter, which was up 6.3% over the Company's diluted EPS in the prior year quarter. 

The Company repurchased 365,460 shares of its common stock during the quarter for approximately $40.9 million. The Board of Directors also declared a 31-cent per share quarterly dividend for shareholders of record as of December 15, 2015, to be paid on December 30, 2015.

J. Patrick Doyle, Domino's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased with the sustained strong sales and continued momentum behind store growth. The things we are doing are working, and we will continue to aggressively lead the industry."

Third Quarter Highlights:

 

(dollars in millions, except per share data)


Third

Quarter of

2015



Third

Quarter of

2014



Three Fiscal

Quarters of

2015



Three Fiscal

Quarters of

2014


Net income


$

37.8



$

35.6



$

130.0



$

114.6


Weighted average diluted shares



56,115,670




56,610,608




56,584,913




57,030,669


Diluted earnings per share, as reported


$

0.67



$

0.63



$

2.30



$

2.01


Items affecting comparability*












(0.02)


Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted*


$

0.67



$

0.63



$

2.30



$

1.98


*    Refer to the Items Affecting Comparability section below for additional details. Diluted earnings per share figures may not sum to the total due to the rounding of each individual calculation.

  • Revenues were up 8.5% for the third quarter versus the prior year period, driven by higher supply chain volumes and sales of equipment to stores in connection with the Company's global store reimaging program. Higher domestic same store sales and store count growth, which resulted in increased royalties from franchised stores and higher revenues at Company-owned stores, also contributed to this increase. International revenues benefited from increased same store sales and store count growth, and were offset in part by the negative impact of foreign currency.
  • Net Income was up 6.2% for the third quarter versus the prior year period, driven by domestic and international same store sales growth, global store count growth and higher supply chain volumes. These increases were offset in part by the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates and incremental insurance expense related to the Company's casualty insurance program.
  • Diluted EPS was 67 cents for the third quarter versus 63 cents in the prior year quarter, an increase of 4 cents, or 6.3%. This increase was due to higher net income and lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

The table below outlines certain statistical measures utilized by the Company to analyze its performance. Refer to the Comments on Regulation G section below for additional details.

 



Third Quarter

of 2015



Third Quarter

of 2014


Same store sales growth: (versus prior year period)









Domestic Company-owned stores



+ 11.5

%



+ 6.1

%

Domestic franchise stores



+ 10.4

%



+ 7.8

%

Domestic stores



+ 10.5

%



+ 7.7

%

International stores (excluding foreign currency impact)



+ 7.7

%



+ 7.1

%










Global retail sales growth: (versus prior year period)









Domestic stores



+ 12.7

%



+ 9.3

%

International stores



+ 0.7

%



+ 17.9

%

Total



+ 6.1

%



+ 13.8

%










Global retail sales growth: (versus prior year period,

   excluding foreign currency impact)









Domestic stores



+ 12.7

%



+ 9.3

%

International stores



+ 17.4

%



+ 15.2

%

Total



+ 15.2

%



+ 12.4

%

 

 



Domestic

Company-

owned Stores



Domestic

Franchise

Stores



Total

Domestic

Stores



International

Stores



Total


Store counts:





















Store count at June 14, 2015



376




4,722




5,098




6,827




11,925


Openings



1




23




24




201




225


Closings






(10)




(10)




(21)




(31)


Transfers
















Store count at September 6, 2015



377




4,735




5,112




7,007




12,119


Third quarter 2015 net change



1




13




14




180




194


Trailing four quarters net change



1




95




96




742




838


Casualty Insurance

The Company has retention programs for workers' compensation, general liability and owned and non-owned automobile liabilities for its corporate stores, offices and supply chain centers. Insurance reserves relating to these retention programs are based on independent actuarial estimates. 

While the Company's claims activity in these areas has been fairly consistent over the past several years, as the Company announced on September 28, 2015, a more recent increase in the frequency and severity of claims resulted in an independent actuarial determination that required the Company to record a pre-tax expense of approximately $5.7 million in the third quarter. This resulted in an approximate six-cent decrease in the third quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share. The Company will continue to focus on its safety efforts for all of its team members.

Proposed Debt Refinancing

On September 28, 2015, the Company issued a press release announcing the intent of certain of its subsidiaries to complete a recapitalization transaction, which will include the refinancing of a portion of their outstanding securitized debt with a new series of securitized notes under its existing securitized financing facility.

Conference Call Information

The Company will file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q this morning. As previously announced, Domino's Pizza, Inc. will hold a conference call today at 10 a.m. (Eastern) to review its third quarter 2015 financial results. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 400-9978 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 634-4947 (International). Ask for the Domino's Pizza conference call. The call will also be webcast at biz.dominos.com. If you are unable to participate on the call, a replay will be available for 30 days by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International), Conference ID 71624546. The webcast will also be archived for 30 days on biz.dominos.com.

Share Repurchases

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company repurchased and retired 365,460 shares of its common stock under its open market share repurchase program for approximately $40.9 million, or an average price of $111.96 per share.

Dividends

On October 6, 2015, the Board of Directors declared a 31-cent per share quarterly dividend for shareholders of record as of December 15, 2015, to be paid on December 30, 2015.

Items Affecting Comparability

The Company's reported financial results for the three fiscal quarters of 2015 are not comparable to the reported financial results for the equivalent period in 2014. The table below presents certain items that affect comparability between 2015 and 2014 financial results. Management believes that including such information is critical to the understanding of its financial results for the three fiscal quarters of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014 (See the Comments on Regulation G section below for additional details).

In addition to the items noted in the table below, the Company had lower weighted average diluted shares outstanding in 2015 that resulted in an increase in diluted EPS of approximately one cent in the third quarter of 2015 and two cents in the three fiscal quarters of 2015.

 



Third Quarter



Three Fiscal Quarters


(in thousands, except per share data)


Pre-tax



After-tax



Diluted

EPS

Impact



Pre-tax



After-tax



Diluted

EPS

Impact


2014 items affecting comparability:

























Gain on the sale of Company-owned stores (1)


$



$



$



$

1,652



$

1,033



$

0.02


Deferred tax asset valuation allowance

   reversal (2)















329




0.01


Total of 2014 items*


$



$



$



$

1,652



$

1,362



$

0.02


*      Diluted earnings per share figures may not sum to the total due to the rounding of each individual calculation.

(1)   Represents the gain recognized on the sale of 14 Company-owned stores to a franchisee. The gain is net of a reduction in goodwill of approximately $0.5 million.

(2)   As a result of the capital gain recognized in connection with the sale of Company-owned stores, the Company was able to utilize a portion of a previously unrecognized benefit of a capital loss carry forward.

Liquidity

As of September 6, 2015, the Company had approximately:

  • $32.5 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents;
  •  $1.53 billion in total debt; and
  • $56.5 million of available borrowings under its $100.0 million variable funding notes facility. This amount is net of letters of credit issued of $43.5 million, of which $5.0 million has been collateralized with restricted cash. The Company has the ability to access this collateralized cash with minimal notice.

The Company invested $33.8 million in capital expenditures during the three fiscal quarters of 2015, versus $31.0 million in the three fiscal quarters of 2014.

Free cash flow, as reconciled below to cash flows from operations as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), was approximately $133.5 million in the three fiscal quarters of 2015.

 

(in thousands)


Three Fiscal Quarters

of 2015


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

167,308


Capital expenditures



(33,834)


Free cash flow


$

133,474


Comments on Regulation G

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G due to items affecting comparability between fiscal quarters. The Company has also included metrics such as global retail sales growth and same store sales growth, which are commonly used statistical measures in the quick-service restaurant industry that are important to understanding Company performance.

The Company uses "Diluted EPS, as adjusted," which is calculated as reported Diluted EPS adjusted for the items that affect comparability to the prior year period discussed above. The most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is Diluted EPS. The Company believes that the Diluted EPS, as adjusted measure is important and useful to investors and other interested persons and that such persons benefit from having a consistent basis for comparison between reporting periods. The Company uses Diluted EPS, as adjusted to internally evaluate operating performance, to evaluate itself against its peers and in long-range planning. Additionally, the Company believes that analysts covering the Company's stock performance generally eliminate these items affecting comparability when preparing their financial models, when determining their published EPS estimates and when benchmarking the Company against its competitors.

The Company uses "Global retail sales" to refer to total worldwide retail sales at Company-owned and franchise stores. The Company believes global retail sales information is useful in analyzing revenues because franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise retail sales. The Company reviews comparable industry global retail sales information to assess business trends and to track the growth of the Domino's Pizza® brand. In addition, supply chain revenues are directly impacted by changes in franchise retail sales. Retail sales for franchise stores are reported to the Company by its franchisees and are not included in Company revenues.

The Company uses "Same store sales growth," which is calculated by including only sales from stores that also had sales in the comparable period of the prior year. International same store sales growth is calculated similarly to domestic same store sales growth. Changes in international same store sales are reported excluding foreign currency impacts, which reflect changes in international local currency sales.

The Company uses "Free cash flow," which is calculated as cash flows from operations less capital expenditures, both as reported under GAAP. The Company believes that the free cash flow measure is important to investors and other interested persons, and that such persons benefit from having a measure which communicates how much cash flow is available for working capital needs or to be used for repurchasing debt, making acquisitions, repurchasing common stock, paying dividends or other similar uses of cash.

About Domino's Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 12,100 stores in over 80 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $8.9 billion in 2014, comprised of more than $4.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $4.8 billion internationally. In the third quarter of 2015, Domino's had global retail sales of over $2.1 billion, comprised of over $1.0 billion in the U.S. and over $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of Domino's stores as of the third quarter of 2015. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's generate approximately 50% of U.S. sales from digital channels at the end of 2014, and reach an estimated run rate of $4.0 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino's features an ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market and has recently introduced several innovative ordering platforms, including Ford SYNC®, Samsung Smart TV® and Pebble Watch, as well as Twitter and text message using a pizza emoji. In June 2014, Domino's debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android apps, a true technology first within traditional and e-commerce retail.

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Please visit our Investor Relations website at biz.dominos.com to view a schedule of upcoming earnings releases, significant announcements and conference webcasts.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "estimates," or "anticipates" or similar expressions that concern our strategy, plans or intentions. These forward-looking statements relating to our anticipated profitability, estimates in same store sales growth, the growth of our international business, ability to service our indebtedness, our future cash flows, our operating performance, trends in our business and other descriptions of future events reflect the Company's expectations based upon currently available information and data. However, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the level of our long-term and other indebtedness, as well as our ability to complete the proposed refinancing on the terms described or at all; uncertainties relating to litigation; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the effectiveness of our advertising, operations and promotional initiatives; the strength of our brand in the markets in which we compete; our ability to retain key personnel; new product, digital ordering and concept developments by us, and other food-industry competitors; the ongoing level of profitability of our franchisees; and our ability and that of our franchisees to open new restaurants and keep existing restaurants in operation; changes in operating expenses resulting from changes in prices of food (particularly cheese), labor, utilities, insurance, employee benefits and other operating costs; the impact that widespread illness or general health concerns may have on our business and the economy of the countries where we operate; severe weather conditions and natural disasters; changes in our effective tax rate; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; changes in government legislation and regulations; adequacy of our insurance coverage; costs related to future financings; our ability and that of our franchisees to successfully operate in the current credit environment; changes in the level of consumer spending given the general economic conditions including interest rates, energy prices and weak consumer confidence; availability of borrowings under our variable funding notes and our letters of credit; and changes in accounting policies. 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 annual report on Form 10-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and you should not rely on such statements as representing the views of the Company as of any subsequent date. Except as required by applicable securities laws, we do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

TABLES TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)




Fiscal Quarter Ended




September 6,

2015



% of

Total

Revenues



September 7,

2014



% of

Total

Revenues


(In thousands, except per share data)

















Revenues:

















Domestic Company-owned stores


$

86,456







$

77,644






Domestic franchise



59,385








51,858






Supply chain



303,591








282,506






International franchise



35,264








34,560






Total revenues



484,696




100.0

%



446,568




100.0

%

Cost of sales:

















Domestic Company-owned stores



70,032








59,754






Supply chain



272,710








253,300






Total cost of sales



342,742




70.7

%



313,054




70.1

%

Operating margin



141,954




29.3

%



133,514




29.9

%

General and administrative



61,411




12.7

%



56,573




12.7

%

Income from operations



80,543




16.6

%



76,941




17.2

%

Interest expense, net



(19,915)




(4.1)

%



(19,952)




(4.4)

%

Income before provision for income taxes



60,628




12.5

%



56,989




12.8

%

Provision for income taxes



22,796




4.7

%



21,371




4.8

%

Net income


$

37,832




7.8

%


$

35,618




8.0

%

Earnings per share:

















Common stock – diluted


$

0.67







$

0.63






Dividends declared per share


$

0.31







$

0.25






 

 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)




Three Fiscal Quarters Ended




September 6,

2015



% of

Total

Revenues



September 7,

2014



% of

Total

Revenues


(In thousands, except per share data)

















Revenues:

















Domestic Company-owned stores


$

267,625







$

238,915






Domestic franchise



181,986








157,317






Supply chain



918,150








851,768






International franchise



107,584








102,883






Total revenues



1,475,345




100.0

%



1,350,883




100.0

%

Cost of sales:

















Domestic Company-owned stores



204,266








183,262






Supply chain



819,387








762,420






Total cost of sales



1,023,653




69.4

%



945,682




70.0

%

Operating margin



451,692




30.6

%



405,201




30.0

%

General and administrative



184,665




12.5

%



162,722




12.0

%

Income from operations



267,027




18.1

%



242,479




18.0

%

Interest expense, net



(58,939)




(4.0)

%



(60,071)




(4.5)

%

Income before provision for income taxes



208,088




14.1

%



182,408




13.5

%

Provision for income taxes



78,058




5.3

%



67,854




5.0

%

Net income


$

130,030




8.8

%


$

114,554




8.5

%

Earnings per share:

















Common stock – diluted


$

2.30







$

2.01






Dividends declared per share


$

0.93







$

0.75






 

 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)




September 6, 2015



December 28, 2014


(In thousands)









Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

32,506



$

30,855


Restricted cash and cash equivalents



91,021




120,954


Accounts receivable



112,398




118,395


Inventories



39,826




37,944


Advertising fund assets, restricted



96,030




72,055


Other assets



32,651




48,158


Total current assets



404,432




428,361


Property, plant and equipment, net



119,452




114,046


Other assets



79,312




76,873


Total assets


$

603,196



$

619,280


Liabilities and stockholders' deficit









Current liabilities:









Current portion of long-term debt


$

256



$

565


Accounts payable



86,423




86,552


Dividends payable



17,316




14,351


Advertising fund liabilities



96,030




72,055


Other accrued liabilities



79,266




92,085


Total current liabilities



279,291




265,608


Long-term liabilities:









Long-term debt, less current portion



1,527,664




1,523,546


Other accrued liabilities



52,190




49,591


Total long-term liabilities



1,579,854




1,573,137


Total stockholders' deficit



(1,255,949)




(1,219,465)


Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

603,196



$

619,280


 

 

Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




Three Fiscal Quarters Ended




September 6,

2015



September 7,

2014


(In thousands)









Cash flows from operating activities:









Net income


$

130,030



$

114,554


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









Depreciation and amortization



22,695




20,024


Gains on sale/disposal of assets



(73)




(1,381)


Amortization of deferred financing costs



3,825




4,046


Provision for deferred income taxes



959




1,008


Non-cash compensation expense



11,188




11,897


Tax impact from equity-based compensation



(15,745)




(10,899)


Other



(1,216)




(888)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities



15,645




(19,476)


Net cash provided by operating activities



167,308




118,885


Cash flows from investing activities:









Capital expenditures



(33,834)




(30,983)


Proceeds from sale of assets



10,464




5,802


Changes in restricted cash



29,933




51,861


Other



1,304




(1,365)


Net cash provided by investing activities



7,867




25,315


Cash flows from financing activities:









Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt



5,000




-


Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations



(5,198)




(12,152)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options



4,459




3,094


Tax impact from equity-based compensation



15,745




10,899


Purchases of common stock



(138,550)




(82,407)


Tax payments for restricted stock upon vesting



(7,442)




(7,889)


Payments of common stock dividends and equivalents



(48,141)




(39,208)


Net cash used in financing activities



(174,127)




(127,663)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



603




16


Change in cash and cash equivalents



1,651




16,553


Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period



30,855




14,383


Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period


$

32,506



$

30,936


 

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