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Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014

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Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased $0.4 million to a loss of $0.2 million compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • Net loss increased $0.3 million from the second quarter of fiscal 2013 to a loss of $0.4 million
  • Company-owned restaurant sales increased 22.3% over the second quarter of fiscal 2013 to $2.4 million
  • Two franchised and one Company-owned Pie Five Pizza Co. restaurants opened
  • Two additional multi-unit franchise development agreements awarded, resulting in 48 additional units under contract

THE COLONY, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) today announced results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2013. The Company had a net loss in the second quarter of $0.4 million compared to a net loss of $0.1 million for the comparable period in the prior fiscal year. The increase in net loss from prior year was primarily due to higher costs related to the continued development of the Pie Five concept as well as lower revenue earned from franchising and food and supply distribution, partially offset by higher revenue from Company-owned restaurants.

Total revenues for the second quarter and the prior year quarter were $10.2 million and $10.5 million, respectively. Second quarter franchise revenue was relatively stable as compared to the prior year as a decrease in franchise fees and royalties from Pizza Inn franchisees was largely offset by increased royalties and franchise fees from Pie Five franchisees. Additional franchise development fees previously received from Pie Five franchisees have been deferred and will be recognized as future restaurants are opened.

Second quarter food and supply sales decreased by approximately $0.8 million, or 10.4%, as compared to the prior year primarily due to a 7.0% decrease in domestic franchisee retail sales primarily attributable to a reduction in the average number of Pizza Inn stores open and a decrease in Pizza Inn comparable store sales. Second quarter Company-owned restaurant sales increased $0.4 million, or 22.3%, as compared to the prior year as a result of the opening of two new Company-owned Pie Five restaurants in the second half of fiscal 2013 and four new Company-owned Pie Five restaurants in fiscal 2014, partially offset by the closing of one Company-owned Pizza Inn restaurant at the completion of its lease in fiscal 2014. Second quarter general and administrative expenses remained stable compared to the prior year as higher costs associated with the continued growth of the Pie Five concept were mostly offset by lower stock compensation expense and recruiting fees.

"We continued to expand the Pie Five concept with the opening of two franchise locations and one Company-owned location, bringing the total number of units in operation to 18 in the second quarter," said Randy Gier, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of two multi-unit franchise partners with agreements to develop 48 units in the Washington D.C. metro area and the Nashville, Tennessee market brings the total number of franchise units open or under development to 150," added Gier.

"The performance of our new Pie Five restaurants continues to strengthen as we re-apply our learning with each new restaurant. Honing our site selection, continuing to streamline operations, and enhancing marketing programs have led to the most recently opened Company-owned and franchised Pie Five restaurants consistently performing above the system average sales. As we move forward, we will continue to invest in additional management resources, adding more specialized positions to accelerate our growth and leadership in the segment," continued Gier.

"Pizza Inn continued to execute against its strategy, resulting in building a solid foundation for the Pizza Inn system during the second quarter," said Gier. "We successfully rolled out improved proprietary products to the system, continued asset revitalization, and successfully opened six domestic and three international units to neutralize the closure of older restaurants. We remain committed to the stabilization and eventual growth of Pizza Inn and will continue to work diligently with our franchise partners to enhance the overall guest experience," added Gier.

"Calendar 2014 is off to a great start as Pizza Inn opened six Express Units in the month of January and Pie Five had the strongest franchise grand opening to date with the opening of the Port Orange, Florida location. We are pleased to have kicked off the New Year with several successful new store openings," said, Gier.

Certain statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of Pizza Inn Holdings. Although the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are believed to be reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that the objectives and plans of Pizza Inn Holdings will be achieved.

About Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc.:

Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, TX, Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademarks "Pizza Inn" and "Pie Five Pizza Co." Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded in 1958, Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. owns and franchises approximately 300 restaurants. The Company's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "PZZI". For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com.

PIZZA INN HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 29, December 23, December 29, December 23,
2013 2012 2013 2012
REVENUES: $ 10,157 $ 10,548 $ 20,369 $ 20,986
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Cost of sales 8,610 8,875 17,458 17,667
General and administrative expenses 1,154 1,153 2,184 2,158
Franchise expenses 806 566 1,473 1,067
Pre-opening expenses 70 85 156 164
Bad debt 65 45 110 90
Interest expense 36 35 79 139
10,741 10,759 21,460 21,285
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES (584) (211) (1,091) (299)
Income tax benefit (199) (103) (368) (148)
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (385) (108) (723) (151)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes (12) (12) (25) (27)
NET LOSS $ (397) $ (120) $ (748) $ (178)
EARNINGS PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - BASIC:
Loss from continuing operations $ (0.04) $ (0.01) $ (0.08) $ (0.02)
Loss from discontinued operations (0.01) -- (0.01) --
Net loss $ (0.05) $ (0.01) $ (0.09) $ (0.02)
EARNINGS PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK - DILUTED:
Loss from continuing operations $ (0.04) $ (0.01) $ (0.08) $ (0.02)
Loss from discontinued operations -- -- -- --
Net loss $ (0.04) $ (0.01) $ (0.08) $ (0.02)
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic 8,615 8,021 8,510 8,021
Weighted average common and potential dilutive common shares outstanding 9,246 8,184 9,115 8,172
PIZZA INN HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)
December 29, June 30,
ASSETS 2013 (unaudited) 2013
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 879 $ 919
Accounts receivable, less allowance for bad debts of $338 and $228, respectively 3,663 3,139
Notes receivable 212 292
Inventories 1,366 1,615
Income tax receivable 343 343
Deferred income tax assets 889 882
Prepaid expenses and other 448 307
Total current assets 7,800 7,497
LONG-TERM ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment, net 5,901 4,711
Long-term notes receivable 12 40
Long-term deferred tax asset 549 168
Deposits and other -- 119
$ 14,262 $ 12,535
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable - trade $ 2,037 $ 1,572
Accrued expenses 1,817 1,749
Deferred revenues 162 169
Bank debt 250 669
Total current liabilities 4,266 4,159
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
Bank debt, net of current portion 1,256 1,856
Deferred revenues, net of current portion 653 370
Deferred gain on sale of property 46 59
Other long-term liabilities 65 22
Total liabilities 6,286 6,466
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Note 3)
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 26,000,000 shares; issued 15,711,033 and 15,312,680 shares, respectively; outstanding 8,591,633 and 8,193,280 shares, respectively 157 153
Additional paid-in capital 12,825 10,174
Retained earnings 19,630 20,378
Treasury stock at cost
Shares in treasury: 7,119,400 (24,636) (24,636)
Total shareholders' equity 7,976 6,069
$ 14,262 $ 12,535
PIZZA INN HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended
December 29, December 23,
2013 2012
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss $ (748) $ (178)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 687 627
Gain on sale of assets (40) --
Stock compensation expense 30 90
Deferred taxes (388) (138)
Provision for bad debts 110 1
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Notes and accounts receivable (526) (319)
Inventories 249 321
Accounts payable - trade 465 (140)
Accrued expenses 111 100
Deferred revenue 263 (103)
Prepaid expenses and other (26) (26)
Cash provided by operating activities 187 235
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from sale of assets 40 --
Capital expenditures (1,873) (1,324)
Cash used for investing activities (1,833) (1,324)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from sale of stock 2,625 --
Borrowings of bank debt -- 3,160
Repayments of bank debt (1,019) (2,127)
Cash provided by financing activities 1,606 1,033
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (40) (56)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 919 590
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 879 $ 534
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
CASH PAYMENTS FOR:
Interest $ 79 $ 141
Income taxes - net $ 1 $ --
PIZZA INN HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 29, December 23, December 29, December 23,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net loss $ (397) $ (120) $ (748) $ (178)
Interest expense 36 35 79 139
Income Taxes - Continuing Operations (199) (103) (368) (148)
Income Taxes - Discontinued Operations (6) (6) (13) (13)
Stock compensation expense 15 45 30 90
Depreciation and amortization 322 326 687 627
Adjusted EBITDA $ (229) $ 177 $ (333) $ 517

CONTACT: Randy Gier Chief Executive Officer Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. 469-384-5000

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