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Dunkin' Brands Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Third quarter highlights include:

  • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 0.6%
  • Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 0.4%
  • Added 137 net new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins locations globally including 67 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S.
  • Revenues increased 8.2%
  • Diluted EPS unchanged at $0.57
  • Diluted adjusted EPS increased by $0.01 to $0.61
  • Retail sales of ready-to-drink Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee beverages exceeded $100 million since launch according to IRI* data
  • Company entered into debt recapitalization transaction

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

"This past quarter, we demonstrated real progress in the execution of our multi-year plan to transform Dunkin' Donuts U.S. into a beverage-led, on-the-go brand. Despite the impact on comparable store sales as a result of the storms, we are encouraged that our morning sales grew at a greater rate than our full-day sales, a direct result of our breakfast value offers and a.m. product innovation," said Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO. "We also ran our first national 'Sip. Peel. Win.' on-cup promotion, which helped drive our hot coffee category; increased membership in our Perks Loyalty program by 39 percent year-over-year; and celebrated the one-year anniversary of our on-the-go mobile ordering, which now makes up about three percent of our transactions."

"Our third quarter financial performance included approximately eight percent revenue growth and greater than 11 percent operating income growth, although the latter was offset by an increase in tax expense related to our recent debt refinancing deal that impacted net income," said Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. "Also, strong cash flow generation from our 100-percent franchised business model, coupled with the net proceeds from our recent debt refinancing, enables us to continue to return cash to shareholders through our new repurchase authorization while opportunistically investing in our Dunkin' Donuts U.S. business."

THIRD QUARTER 2017 KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS


($ in millions, except per share data)

Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding

September 30,
2017

September 24,
2016


$ / #

%

Financial data:






Revenues

$

224.2


207.1



17.1


8.2

%

Operating income

122.0


109.4



12.7


11.6

%

Operating income margin

54.4

%

52.8

%




Adjusted operating income1

$

127.9


114.8



13.1


11.5

%

Adjusted operating income margin1

57.1

%

55.4

%




Net income2

$

52.2


52.7



(0.5)


(0.9)

%

Adjusted net income1, 2

55.8


56.0



(0.2)


(0.3)

%

Earnings per share:






Common–basic2

0.58


0.58




%

Common–diluted2

0.57


0.57




%

Diluted adjusted earnings per share1, 2

0.61


0.60



0.01


1.7

%

Weighted average number of common shares – diluted (in millions)2

91.4


92.6



(1.1)


(1.2)

%

Systemwide sales3

$

2,914.8


2,821.0



93.9


3.3

%

Comparable store sales growth (decline):






DD U.S.

0.6

%

2.0

%




BR U.S.

(0.4)

%

(0.9)

%




DD International

1.3

%

(1.4)

%




BR International

(4.3)

%

(2.9)

%




Development data:






Consolidated global net POD development4

137


115



22


19.1

%

DD global PODs at period end

12,435


12,008



427


3.6

%

BR global PODs at period end

7,944


7,776



168


2.2

%

Consolidated global PODs at period end

20,379


19,784



595


3.0

%


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


2 In the first quarter of 2017, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09, Compensation–Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting ("ASU 2016-09"), as issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. As required by the updated accounting standard, excess tax benefits or deficiencies are now recorded to the provision for income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations, on a prospective basis, instead of additional paid-in capital in the consolidated balance sheets. See "Adoption of New Accounting Standard" for further detail.


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


4 Consolidated global net POD development for the three months ended September 24, 2016 reflects the previously-announced closing of 5 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations.

Global systemwide sales growth in the third quarter was primarily attributable to global store development and Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth (which includes stores open 78 weeks or more).

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth in the third quarter was driven by increased average ticket offset by a decline in traffic. Breakfast sandwich sales increased driven by value messaging around wake-up wraps. Beverage sales were driven by increases in hot coffee and espresso offset by frozen beverage declines. The Company estimates that weather resulted in approximately 50 basis points of negative impact to comparable stores sales primarily attributed to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. in the third quarter.

Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales were negative during the third quarter driven by a decline in traffic offset by increased average ticket. Sales of sundaes, desserts, and beverages decreased during the third quarter, offset by increases in take home sales. The Company estimates that weather resulted in approximately 120 basis points of negative impact to comparable stores sales primarily attributed to the cool and wet weather in the eastern part of the country and the hurricanes that hit the U.S. in the third quarter.

In the third quarter, Dunkin' Brands franchisees and licensees opened 137 net new restaurants around the globe. This included 67 net new Dunkin' Donuts U.S. locations, 41 net new Baskin-Robbins International locations, 18 net new Dunkin' Donuts International locations, and 11 net new Baskin-Robbins U.S. locations. Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. franchisees remodeled 88 restaurants and Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees remodeled 24 restaurants during the quarter. The consolidated global restaurant count at the end of the third quarter was 20,379.

Revenues for the third quarter increased $17.1 million, or 8.2%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to increased franchise fees driven by additional renewal income, as well as increased royalty income as a result of systemwide sales growth. Also contributing to the increase in revenues was an increase in other revenues driven by license fees related to Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup® pods and ready-to-drink bottled iced coffee, as well as increased transfer fee income.

Operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter increased $12.7 million, or 11.6%, and $13.1 million, or 11.5%, respectively, from the prior year period primarily as a result of the increase in revenues. The increase in revenues was offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses, as well as gains recognized in connection with the sale of company-operated restaurants in the prior year period.

Net income and adjusted net income for the third quarter decreased by $0.5 million, or 0.9%, and $0.2 million, or 0.3%, respectively, compared to the prior year period. These decreases were primarily a result of an increase in income tax expense. Income tax expense for the third quarter of 2017 included an $8.9 million write-down of foreign tax credit carryforwards primarily resulting from expected incremental interest expense from the debt refinancing transaction that closed in October 2017 negatively impacting the realizability of such carryforwards. This increase in income tax expense was offset by the increases in operating income and adjusted operating income.

Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter remained flat to the prior year period at $0.57 as the decrease in net income was offset by a decrease in shares outstanding. Diluted adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter increased by 1.7% to $0.61 compared to the prior year period as a result of a decrease in shares outstanding, offset by the decrease in adjusted net income. The decrease in shares outstanding from the prior year period was due primarily to repurchases of shares since the third quarter of 2016, offset by the exercise of stock options and the new accounting standard adopted in the first quarter of 2017. Excluding the impact of recognized excess tax benefits, diluted earnings per share and diluted adjusted earnings per share would have been each $0.01 lower.

THIRD QUARTER 2017 SEGMENT RESULTS


Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' Donuts U.S.


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:








Royalty income


$

118,831



113,281



5,550


4.9

%

Franchise fees


16,635



9,852



6,783


68.8

%

Rental income


26,786



25,972



814


3.1

%

Sales at company-operated restaurants




1,611



(1,611)


(100.0)

%

Other revenues


2,854



1,709



1,145


67.0

%

Total revenues


$

165,106



152,425



12,681


8.3

%









Segment profit


$

129,719



119,434



10,285


8.6

%









Comparable store sales growth


0.6

%


2.0

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

2,166.3



2,075.3



91.0


4.4

%









Points of distribution


9,015



8,629



386


4.5

%

Gross openings


103



97



6


6.2

%

Net openings2


67



56



11


19.6

%


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


2 Net openings for the three months ended September 24, 2016 reflect the previously-announced closing of 5 self-serve coffee stations within Speedway locations.

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. third quarter revenues of $165.1 million represented an increase of 8.3% compared to the prior year period. The increase was due primarily to increased franchise fees driven by additional renewal income, increased royalty income driven by systemwide sales growth, and increased other revenues driven by transfer fee income. The increases in revenues were offset by a decline in sales at company-operated restaurants as a result of fact that there were no company-operated points of distribution in the third quarter of 2017.

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. segment profit in the third quarter increased to $129.7 million, an increase of $10.3 million over the prior year period, driven primarily by the increases in franchise fees, royalty income, and other revenues, as well as lease-related liabilities recorded in the prior year period as a result of lease terminations. The increases in segment profit were offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses, as well as gains recognized in connection with the sale of company-operated restaurants in the prior year period.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Dunkin' Donuts International


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:








Royalty income


$

4,442



4,125



317


7.7

%

Franchise fees


704



323



381


118.0

%

Other revenues


11



1



10


1,000.0

%

Total revenues


$

5,157



4,449



708


15.9

%









Segment profit


$

1,439



705



734


104.1

%









Comparable store sales growth (decline)


1.3

%


(1.4)

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

189.3



177.5



11.8


6.7

%









Points of distribution


3,420



3,379



41


1.2

%

Gross openings


102



83



19


22.9

%

Net openings


18



11



7


63.6

%


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

Dunkin' Donuts International third quarter systemwide sales increased 6.7% from the prior year period driven primarily by sales growth in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South America, Europe, and China, offset by a sales decline in South Korea. Sales in Europe were positively impacted by foreign exchange rates, while sales in Southeast Asia were negatively impacted by foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 7%.

Dunkin' Donuts International third quarter revenues of $5.2 million represented an increase of 15.9% from the prior year period. The increase in revenues was due primarily to increased franchise fees and royalty income.

Segment profit for Dunkin' Donuts International increased $0.7 million to $1.4 million in the third quarter primarily as a result of the increase in revenues, as well as a decrease in general and administrative expenses, offset by a decrease in net income from our South Korea joint venture.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins U.S.


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:








Royalty income


$

8,501



8,499



2


0.0

%

Franchise fees


557



273



284


104.0

%

Rental income


798



787



11


1.4

%

Sales of ice cream and other products


771



805



(34)


(4.2)

%

Other revenues


3,124



3,417



(293)


(8.6)

%

Total revenues


$

13,751



13,781



(30)


(0.2)

%









Segment profit


$

10,466



11,085



(619)


(5.6)

%









Comparable store sales decline


(0.4)

%


(0.9)

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

177.0



178.2



(1.2)


(0.7)

%









Points of distribution


2,562



2,533



29


1.1

%

Gross openings


26



14



12


85.7

%

Net openings


11



3



8


266.7

%


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

Baskin-Robbins U.S. third quarter revenues decreased 0.2% from the prior year period to $13.8 million due primarily to a decrease in other revenues driven by a decrease in licensing income, offset by an increase in franchise fees.

Segment profit for Baskin-Robbins U.S. decreased 5.6% to $10.5 million in the third quarter over the prior year period primarily due to an increase in general and administrative expenses.

Amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding


Three months ended


Increase (Decrease)

Baskin-Robbins International


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


$ / #

%


($ in thousands except as otherwise noted)

Revenues:








Royalty income


$

1,966



2,081



(115)


(5.5)

%

Franchise fees


173



205



(32)


(15.6)

%

Rental income


129



121



8


6.6

%

Sales of ice cream and other products


26,512



25,340



1,172


4.6

%

Other revenues


30



157



(127)


(80.9)

%

Total revenues


$

28,810



27,904



906


3.2

%









Segment profit


$

11,420



11,154



266


2.4

%









Comparable store sales decline


(4.3)

%


(2.9)

%




Systemwide sales (in millions)1


$

382.2



390.0



(7.8)


(2.0)

%









Points of distribution


5,382



5,243



139


2.7

%

Gross openings


95



116



(21)


(18.1)

%

Net openings


41



45



(4)


(8.9)

%


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

Baskin-Robbins International systemwide sales decreased 2.0% in the third quarter compared to the prior year period driven by a sales decline in Japan and South Korea, offset by sales growth in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Sales in Japan were significantly negatively impacted by foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, systemwide sales increased by approximately 1%.

Baskin-Robbins International third quarter revenues increased 3.2% from the prior year period to $28.8 million due primarily to an increase in sales of ice cream products to our licensees in the Middle East, offset by decreases in royalty income and other revenues. Systemwide sales and sales of ice cream products are not directly correlated within a given period due to the lag between shipment of products to licensees and retail sales at franchised restaurants, as well as the overall timing of deliveries between fiscal quarters.

Third quarter segment profit for Baskin-Robbins International increased 2.4% from the prior year period to $11.4 million as a result of an increase in net income from our Japan joint venture, as well as an increase in net margin on ice cream driven primarily by an increase in sales volume, offset by the decreases in royalty income and other revenues.

COMPANY UPDATES

  • The Company today announced that the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.3225 per share, payable on December 6, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 27, 2017.
  • During the third quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 514,000 shares of common stock in the open market at a weighted average cost per share of $52.90. The Company's shares outstanding as of September 30, 2017 were 90,263,851.
  • The Company announced today that its Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program for up to an aggregate of $650 million of its outstanding common stock. The authorization is valid for a period of two years and replaces the Company's existing share repurchase program.
  • On October 23, 2017, the Company completed its previously announced debt recapitalization transaction, with the placement by its special purpose subsidiary of a new series of $1.55 billion of securitized notes, consisting of $1.4 billion of senior secured notes with anticipated repayment dates of seven years ($600 million) and ten years ($800 million), and a new variable funding note facility ($150 million), which replaces the Company's existing variable funding note facility. The proceeds from the placement of the new notes were used to prepay and retire a portion of the Company's outstanding fixed rate notes and to pay transaction fees, and the balance will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include a return of capital to shareholders. The Company's new annualized net interest expense is approximately $126 million, based on a blended rate of 3.925 percent, on $3.1 billion in securitized debt.
  • The Company announced today that is hosting an educational webinar on November 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time regarding the new accounting guidance issued for revenue recognition which is effective for the Company in fiscal year 2018. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 9698955. Dunkin' Brands will broadcast the webinar live over the Internet at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com.

FISCAL YEAR 2017 TARGETS

As described below, the Company is updating and reiterating certain targets regarding its 2017 performance:

  • The Company continues to expect low single digit comparable store sales growth for Dunkin' Donuts U.S. The Company continues to expect slightly negative comparable store sales for Baskin-Robbins U.S.
  • As a result of the two major hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S. during the third quarter, the Company now expects Dunkin' Donuts U.S. franchisees to add approximately 300 to 320 net new restaurants. Previously it expected approximately 330 to 350 net new restaurants for Dunkin' Donuts U.S. Approximately 30 restaurants that had been scheduled to open in 2017 will now open in 2018.
  • The Company continues to expect Baskin-Robbins U.S. franchisees to add approximately 10 net new restaurants.
  • Internationally, the Company continues to expect franchisees and licensees to add between 50 and 100 net new restaurants across the two brands.
  • The Company continues to expect low-to-mid single digit revenue growth on both a 52- and 53-week basis (fiscal year 2016 was a 53-week year).
  • The Company continues to expect mid-to-high single digit GAAP operating income growth and adjusted operating income growth on both a 52- and 53-week basis.
  • The Company now expects GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.17 to $2.25 and diluted adjusted earnings per share of $2.40 to $2.43. This guidance excludes any potential future impact from material excess tax benefits in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • The Company now expects full-year weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 92 million and a 39 percent effective tax rate, which excludes any potential future impact from material excess tax benefits in the fourth quarter of 2017. The $8.9 million write-down of foreign tax credit carryforwards recognized in the third quarter increased the expected full-year effective tax rate by approximately 250 basis points.

The foregoing non-GAAP forward-looking financial measures are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in the attached tables "Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Reconciliations."

Adoption of New Accounting Standard
The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 in the first quarter of 2017, which simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions, including excess tax benefits and classification in the statements of cash flows. The adoption resulted in a reduction to the provision for income taxes of $0.5 million and $7.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively. This reduction to the provision for income taxes resulted in a decrease in our effective tax rate of 0.5 and 2.9 percentage points for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, due to the recognition of excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation. Prior year periods have not been revised to reflect excess tax benefits in earnings, as only prospective application is permitted. Excess tax benefits will vary in future periods, as such amounts are dependent on the number of employee stock options exercised and fluctuations in the Company's stock price. Additionally, the diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 excludes excess tax benefits from the assumed proceeds available to repurchase shares under the treasury stock method, which did not have a material impact for either of the periods. The adoption of ASU 2016-09 had no impact on cash paid for income taxes.

Conference Call
As previously announced, Dunkin' Brands will be holding a conference call today at 8:00 am ET hosted by Nigel Travis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer; Dave Hoffmann, President of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. & Canada; and Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer. The dial-in number is (866) 393-1607 or (914) 495-8556, conference number 98772384. Dunkin' Brands will broadcast the conference call live over the Internet at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at http://investor.dunkinbrands.com.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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

Non-GAAP Measures and Statistical Data

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

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

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

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

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

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

With more than 20,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the third quarter 2017, Dunkin' Brands' 100 percent franchised business model included more than 12,400 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and more than 7,900 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.


DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016










Revenues:









Franchise fees and royalty income


$

151,809



138,639



426,944



399,617


Rental income


27,713



26,880



79,543



75,874


Sales of ice cream and other products


27,551



26,568



85,710



86,425


Sales at company-operated restaurants




1,611





11,924


Other revenues


17,095



13,401



41,165



39,344


Total revenues


224,168



207,099



633,362



613,184


Operating costs and expenses:









Occupancy expenses—franchised restaurants


15,333



15,881



43,758



42,691


Cost of ice cream and other products


19,457



18,384



58,578



58,445


Company-operated restaurant expenses




1,682





13,472


General and administrative expenses, net


61,996



59,374



185,613



184,028


Depreciation


4,941



5,050



15,096



15,361


Amortization of other intangible assets


5,341



5,397



16,001



16,726


Long-lived asset impairment charges


536



7



643



104


Total operating costs and expenses


107,604



105,775



319,689



330,827


Net income of equity method investments


5,466



5,467



12,612



12,148


Other operating income, net


3



2,569



591



6,329


Operating income


122,033



109,360



326,876



300,834


Other income (expense), net:









Interest income


624



161



1,370



434


Interest expense


(24,436)



(24,603)



(74,192)



(74,456)


Other income (loss), net


155



(124)



370



(596)


Total other expense, net


(23,657)



(24,566)



(72,452)



(74,618)


Income before income taxes


98,376



84,794



254,424



226,216


Provision for income taxes(a)


46,130



32,082



99,007



86,760


Net income


$

52,246



52,712



155,417



139,456











Earnings per share—basic


$

0.58



0.58



1.71



1.52


Earnings per share—diluted


0.57



0.57



1.68



1.51



(a) In the first quarter of 2017, the Company adopted ASU 2016-09. As required by the update, excess tax benefits or deficiencies are now recorded to the provision for income taxes in the consolidated statements of operations, on a prospective basis, instead of additional paid-in capital in the consolidated balance sheets. As a result, the Company recognized $0.5 million and $7.3 million of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation in the consolidated statements of operations during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.


DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

266,981



361,425


Restricted cash


76,141



69,746


Accounts, notes, and other receivables, net


77,410



85,184


Other current assets


101,321



90,003


Total current assets


521,853



606,358


Property and equipment, net


170,269



176,662


Equity method investments


128,633



114,738


Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


2,250,897



2,266,992


Other assets


67,674



62,632


Total assets


$

3,139,326



3,227,382


Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit





Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt


$

25,000



25,000


Accounts payable


12,416



12,682


Other current liabilities


326,601



386,519


Total current liabilities


364,017



424,201


Long-term debt, net


2,388,091



2,401,998


Deferred income taxes, net


459,524



461,810


Other long-term liabilities


101,782



102,631


Total long-term liabilities


2,949,397



2,966,439


Total stockholders' deficit


(174,088)



(163,258)


Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

3,139,326



3,227,382



DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Nine months ended



September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016






Net cash provided by operating activities(a)


$

121,529



131,259


Cash flows from investing activities:





Additions to property and equipment


(8,998)



(10,358)


Proceeds from sale of real estate and company-operated restaurants




15,479


Other, net


(101)



(1,014)


Net cash (provided by) used in investing activities


(9,099)



4,107


Cash flows from financing activities:





Repayment of long-term debt


(18,750)



(18,750)


Payment of debt issuance and other debt-related costs


(312)




Dividends paid on common stock


(87,911)



(82,326)


Repurchases of common stock, including accelerated share repurchases


(127,186)



(30,000)


Exercise of stock options


33,267



4,937


Other, net


(214)



(690)


Net cash used in financing activities(a)


(201,106)



(126,829)


Effect of exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash(a)


576



20


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


(88,100)



8,557


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period(a)


431,832



333,115


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period(a)


$

343,732



341,672



(a) Changes in restricted cash that have historically been included within operating and financing activities have been eliminated, and restricted cash is combined with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning and end of period balances. Additionally, the impact of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation have been reclassified from financing activities to operating activities. These changes were made based on the adoption of new accounting standards. The prior period has been revised to conform to the current period presentation for all such changes.

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016


September 30,
2017


September 24,
2016










Operating income


$

122,033



109,360



326,876



300,834


Operating income margin


54.4

%


52.8

%


51.6

%


49.1

%

Adjustments:









Amortization of other intangible assets


$

5,341



5,397



16,001



16,726


Long-lived asset impairment charges


536



7



643



104


Transaction-related costs(a)








64


Bertico and related litigation








(428)


Adjusted operating income


$

127,910



114,764



343,520



317,300


Adjusted operating income margin


57.1

%


55.4

%


54.2

%


51.7

%










Net income


$

52,246



52,712



155,417



139,456


Adjustments:









Amortization of other intangible assets


5,341



5,397



16,001



16,726


Long-lived asset impairment charges


536



7



643



104


Transaction-related costs(a)








64


Bertico and related litigation








(428)


Tax impact of adjustments(b)


(2,351)



(2,161)



(6,658)



(6,586)


Adjusted net income


$

55,772



55,955



165,403



149,336











Adjusted net income


$

55,772



55,955



165,403



149,336


Weighted average number of common shares – diluted


91,433,076



92,565,695



92,386,611



92,545,292


Diluted adjusted earnings per share


$

0.61



0.60



1.79



1.61











(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility.

(b) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliations (continued)

(Unaudited)




Fiscal year ended

December 30, 2017



Low


High



(projected)


(projected)

Diluted earnings per share


$

2.17



2.25


Adjustments:





Amortization of other intangible assets


0.24



0.23


Long-lived asset impairment charges


0.04



0.01


Transaction-related costs(a)


0.01




Bertico and related litigation


0.01



(0.01)


Loss on debt extinguishment and refinancing transactions


0.08



0.07


Tax impact of adjustments(b)


(0.15)



(0.12)


Diluted adjusted earnings per share


$

2.40



2.43







(a) Represents non-capitalizable costs incurred as a result of the securitized financing facility.

(b) Tax impact of adjustments calculated at a 40% effective tax rate.

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