ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 17, 2007. Management noted that, although it posted positive same store sales both domestically and internationally, the quarter's earnings were significantly impacted by expenses associated with the Company's recapitalization, which was completed in April 2007.
Highlights: (dollars in millions, except per share data) Second Second First Two First Two Quarter of Quarter of Quarters of Quarters of 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues $340.3 $327.7 $679.6 $675.4 Net income $2.3 $24.5 $10.7 $50.7 Weighted average diluted shares 64,717,208 63,340,062 64,798,109 65,522,650 Diluted earnings per share, as reported $0.04 $0.39 $0.17 $0.77 Items affecting comparability (see section below) $0.24 $ (0.05) $0.49 $ (0.04) Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $0.28 $0.34 $0.65 $0.73 -- Revenues were up 3.8% for the second quarter, due primarily to an increase in domestic distribution revenues, driven by higher food prices, primarily cheese, and to a lesser extent, higher domestic Company-owned store and domestic franchise revenues, driven by increases in same store sales. -- Net income was down 90.5% for the second quarter, driven primarily by the impact of the Company's recapitalization, offset in part by domestic same store sales growth and continued strong performance in international operations. -- Diluted EPS was $0.04 on an as-reported basis for the second quarter, which reflected $0.24 per share of special items that affect comparability to the prior year period. As a result, diluted EPS on an as-reported basis was down $0.35 from the as-reported amount in the prior year period. However, excluding the effect of these special items, diluted EPS declined by $0.06, driven by higher interest expense related to increased debt levels as a result of the Company's recapitalization. (See the Items Affecting Comparability section and the Comments on Regulation G section.) Second Second Quarter of Quarter of 2007 2006 Same store sales growth: (versus the prior year period) Domestic Company-owned stores +4.4% (3.2)% Domestic franchise stores +1.8% (5.2)% Domestic stores +2.1% (4.9)% International stores +3.9% +5.7% Global retail sales growth: (versus the prior year period) Domestic stores +3.2% (3.9)% International stores +15.3% +11.5% Total +7.7% +1.3% Domestic Domestic Total Company-owned Franchise Domestic International Stores Stores Stores Stores Total Store counts: Store count at March 25, 2007 570 4,559 5,129 3,265 8,394 Openings 4 12 16 66 82 Closings (1) (16) (17) (10) (27) Transfers (6) 6 - - - Store count at June 17, 2007 567 4,561 5,128 3,321 8,449 Second quarter 2007 net growth (3) 2 (1) 56 55 Trailing four quarters net growth (10) 35 25 234 259
David A. Brandon, Domino's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased to report the sales momentum we created in our domestic system during the first quarter continued into the second quarter. The marketing and operational initiatives we implemented in our Team USA stores have been duplicated by many of our franchised stores over the past few quarters, and have helped drive the sales gains we are reporting today. And, we continue to benefit from the strong store growth and same store sales growth we have come to expect from our International division."
Brandon continued: "Our positive sales momentum is particularly important at this time, as we are currently experiencing a challenging cost environment with labor, commodity and energy prices all rising in unison, putting a short- term strain on store margins. Although we have nearly 47-years of experience successfully managing through commodity pricing cycles and fluctuating cost pressures, the current situation is unique due to the number of significant cost increases we are incurring at one time. We believe these conditions will lead to a material price increase in the pizza category."
Conference Call Information
The Company plans to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q this morning. Additionally, as previously announced, Domino's Pizza, Inc. will hold a conference call today at 11a.m. (Eastern) to review its second quarter 2007 financial results. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 306-6182 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 634-4947 (International). Ask for the Domino's Pizza conference call. The call will also be web cast at www.dominos.com. If you are unable to participate on the call, a replay will be available through midnight August 24, 2007 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645- 9291 (International), Conference ID 2473543. The web cast will be archived for 30 days on www.dominos.com.
California Legal Matter
A state of California regulation, which provides that employees are entitled to an unpaid 30-minute, duty-free meal period after working for five hours and a paid 10-minute rest period per four hours of work, has resulted in lawsuits affecting Domino's Pizza and others in the restaurant sector. On June 10, 2003, Vega v. Domino's Pizza LLC was filed, in Orange County Superior Court, alleging that Domino's Pizza failed to provide meal and rest breaks to employees. Employers who fail to provide a meal or rest period "shall pay the employee one additional hour of pay" for each work day that the period is not provided. A central issue in the case has been whether "one additional hour of pay" constitutes a wage subject to a three-year statute of limitations, or a penalty subject to a one-year statute of limitations. On April 16, 2007, the California Supreme Court ruled that the additional hour of pay should be designated as "wages" and therefore subject to the three (3) year statue of limitations. Based on the current status of these matters and based on management's best estimate of future potential loss, the Company reserved $5.0 million for these matters during the second quarter of 2007.
Items Affecting Comparability
The Company's reported financial results for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2007 included several items that affect the comparability to the reported financial results in the comparable periods in the prior year, including:
(i) the impact of the Company's recapitalization, which was completed in April 2007, (ii) the 2007 impact of the aforementioned reserve recorded in connection with legal matters in California, and (iii) the 2006 tax impact of the sale of Company-owned France and Netherlands operations.
The table below presents the items that affect comparability between the 2007 and 2006 financial results. Management believes that disclosing the following information is critical to the understanding of our financial results for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2007 as compared to similar periods in 2006 (See the Comments on Regulation G section).
Second Quarter (in thousands) Diluted Pre-tax After-tax EPS Impact 2007 items affecting comparability: R
The Company's cash borrowing rate for the second quarter of 2007 was 6.1%. The Company incurred $8.7 million in capital expenditures during the first two quarters of 2007 versus $9.4 million in the first two quarters of the prior year.
Comments on Regulation G
In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included a non-GAAP financial measure within the meaning of Regulation G due to items affecting comparability between fiscal quarters. Additionally, the Company has included metrics commonly used 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 less the items that affect comparability to the prior year periods discussed above. The most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP is Diluted EPS. The Company's management 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 "Global retail sales" to refer to total worldwide retail sales at Company-owned and franchise stores. Management believes global retail sales information is useful in analyzing revenues, because franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise retail sales. Management reviews comparable industry global retail sales information to assess business trends and to track the growth of the Domino's Pizza(R) brand. In addition, distribution revenues are directly impacted by changes in domestic 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," calculated 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 on a constant dollar basis, which reflects changes in international local currency sales.
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through its primarily franchised system, Domino's operates a network of 8,449 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and more than 55 countries. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of nearly $5.1 billion in 2006, comprised of $3.2 billion domestically and nearly $1.9 billion internationally. During the second quarter of 2007, the Domino's Pizza(R) brand had global retail sales of more than $1.2 billion, comprised of approximately $754.7 million domestically and approximately $492.5 million internationally. Domino's Pizza was named "Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry and is the "Official Pizza of NASCAR(R)." More information on the Company, in English and Spanish, can be found on the web at www.dominos.com.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward- looking statements relating to our anticipated profitability and operating performance reflect management'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 can cause actual results to differ materially include: our increased leverage as a result of the borrowings under our asset-backed securitization facility; the uncertainties relating to litigation; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the effectiveness of our advertising, operations and promotional initiatives; our ability to retain key personnel; new product and concept developments by us and other food- industry competitors; the ongoing profitability of our franchisees and the ability of Domino's Pizza and our franchisees to open new restaurants; changes in food prices, 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 in which we operate; severe weather conditions and natural disasters; changes in our effective tax rate; changes in government legislation and regulations; adequacy of our insurance coverage; costs related to future financings and changes in accounting policies. Further information about factors that could affect our financial and other results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required to be reported under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income Fiscal Quarter Ended % of % of June 17, Total June 18, Total 2007 Revenues 2006 Revenues (In thousands, except per share data) Revenues: Domestic Company- owned stores $92,821 $90,225 Domestic franchise 37,130 35,762 Domestic distribution 182,517 170,048 International 27,821 31,706 Total revenues 340,289 100.0% 327,741 100.0% Cost of sales: Domestic Company- owned stores 72,304 71,230 Domestic distribution 164,170 151,605 International 11,948 16,141 Total cost of sales 248,422 73.0% 238,976 72.9% Operating margin 91,867 27.0% 88,765 27.1% General and administrative 48,568 14.3% 42,366 12.9% Income from operations 43,299 12.7% 46,399 14.2% Interest expense, net 41,056 12.0% 12,776 3.9% Income before provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,243 0.7% 33,623 10.3% Provision (benefit) for income taxes (74) 0.0% 9,117 2.8% Net income $2,317 0.7% $24,506 7.5% Earnings per share: Common stock - diluted $ 0.04 $ 0.39 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income Two Fiscal Quarters Ended % of % of June 17, Total June 18, Total 2007 Revenues 2006 Revenues (In thousands, except per share data) Revenues: Domestic Company- owned stores $188,361 $186,703 Domestic franchise 74,647 73,892 Domestic distribution 362,402 352,436 International 54,200 62,364 Total revenues 679,610 100.0% 675,395 100.0% Cost of sales: Domestic Company- owned stores 147,947 146,436 Domestic distribution 325,587 314,248 International 23,139 31,652 Total cost of sales 496,673 73.1% 492,336 72.9% Operating margin 182,937 26.9% 183,059 27.1% General and administrative 88,906 13.1% 82,769 12.3% Income from operations 94,031 13.8% 100,290 14.8% Interest expense, net 64,950 9.5% 24,485 3.6% Other 13,294 2.0% - - Income before provision for income taxes 15,787 2.3% 75,805 11.2% Provision for income taxes 5,073 0.7% 25,147 3.7% Net income $10,714 1.6% $50,658 7.5% Earnings per share: Common stock - diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.77 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets June 17, 2007 December 31, 2006 (In thousands) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $93,300 $38,222 Accounts receivable 69,329 65,697 Inventories 21,595 22,803 Advertising fund assets, restricted 17,099 18,880 Other assets 32,297 20,703 Total current assets 233,620 166,305 Property, plant and equipment, net 111,799 117,144 Other assets 128,643 96,754 Total assets $474,062 $380,203 Liabilities and stockholders' deficit Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $299 $1,477 Accounts payable 54,570 55,036 Advertising fund liabilities 17,099 18,880 Other accrued liabilities 75,135 79,808 Total current liabilities 147,103 155,201 Long-term liabilities: Long-term debt, less current portion 1,709,983 740,120 Other accrued liabilities 51,050 49,775 Total long-term liabilities 1,761,033 789,895 Total stockholders' deficit (1,434,074) (564,893) Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $474,062 $380,203 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 17, June 18, 2007 2006 (In thousands) Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $10,714 $50,658 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 14,583 14,974 Amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs and debt discount 33,099 1,580 Benefit for deferred income taxes (1,422) (2,268) Non-cash compensation expense 4,587 2,090 Other 1,208 6 Changes in operating assets and liabilities (38,550) (13,116) Net cash provided by operating activities 24,219 53,924 Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (8,728) (9,447) Other 773 1,162 Net cash used in investing activities (7,955) (8,285) Cash flows from financing activities: Repurchase of common stock (67) (145,000) Common stock dividends and equivalents (896,971) (7,419) Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 2,509,938 100,000 Cash paid for financing costs (57,959) (250) Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligation (1,541,993) (45,128) Tax benefit from stock options 20,774 3,666 Other 5,051 5,201 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 38,773 (88,930) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 41 84 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 55,078 (43,207) Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period 38,222 66,919 Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period $ 93,300 $23,712
Source: Domino's Pizza, Inc.