Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2004 Financial Results
Domestic Same Store Sales Up 2.1%; International Same Store Sales Up 5.0%
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, which ended June 13, 2004. Income from operations increased for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004 despite significant increases in food costs, driven primarily by higher cheese costs. Management attributed the Company's positive results primarily to increases in international and domestic franchise same store sales, as well as increases in net worldwide store counts.
The Company plans to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q this morning. Additionally, Domino's Pizza, Inc. will hold a conference call today at 11 a.m. (Eastern) to review its second quarter 2004 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 simulcast at http://www.dominos.com .
"Our positive second quarter results were once again driven by the success of our great franchisees. Despite significant increases in cheese costs, we posted operating income for the second quarter of over $39 million, reinforcing the strength of our business model," said David A. Brandon, Chairman and CEO.
Brandon also commented on the Company's recent initial public offering: "We are proud to have completed the largest initial public offering in restaurant history, which provided significant returns to the selling shareholders, and will enable us to pay down an appropriate portion of our debt. Our strong cash flow capabilities allowed us the flexibility to use the IPO proceeds in this manner, and still have ample investment capital to continue the growth of our business."
(versus second quarter 2003)
- Income from operations increased $0.2 million to $39.3 million, despite a $0.90 per pound, or 81%, increase in cheese costs.
- Net income decreased $1.6 million to $15.9 million, due primarily to increased interest expense from higher average debt balances as a result of our 2003 recapitalization.
- Global retail sales increased 7.1%, driven by increases in same store sales and store counts.
- Domestic Stores same store sales increased 2.1%; comprised of a domestic franchise same store sales increase of 2.6% and a domestic Company- owned same store sales decrease of 1.4%.
- International same store sales increased 5.0%, on a constant dollar basis, marking the 42nd consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth. International same store sales increased 9.4% on a historical dollar basis, reflecting the generally weaker U.S. dollar in the key markets in which we compete.
- At the end of the second quarter, there were 7,530 Domino's Pizza stores in operation worldwide, a net increase of 239 stores since the end of the second quarter of 2003 and a net increase of 103 stores since 2003 year- end.
Financial Summaries Fiscal Quarter Ended Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 13, June 15, % June 13, June 15, % (Dollars in millions) 2004 2003 Change 2004 2003 Change Total revenues(1) $324.2 $295.2 9.8% $643.0 $607.5 5.8% Income from operations 39.3 39.1 0.5 82.8 82.1 0.8 Net income 15.9 17.5 (9.2) 34.3 35.7 (4.1)
(1) Total revenues include retail sales at our Company-owned stores, royalties from franchise stores, and related sales from our distribution operations, which sell food and equipment to all Company-owned stores and certain franchise stores. Company-owned store and franchise store revenues may vary significantly from period to period due to changes in store count mix, while distribution revenues may vary significantly as a result of fluctuations in food prices, primarily cheese prices.
The increases in second quarter and year-to-date total revenues was due to an increase in revenues from our domestic distribution operations and, to a lesser extent, international operations and domestic franchise operations. These increases in revenues were offset in part by a decrease in revenues from our domestic Company-owned stores. The increase in domestic distribution revenues was due primarily to a market increase in overall food prices, primarily higher cheese prices. The cheese block price-per-pound averaged $2.01 and $1.67 in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively, up from $1.11 and $1.12 in the comparable periods in 2003. The positive impact on domestic distribution revenues from higher cheese prices was approximately $28.1 million and approximately $34.3 million for the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively.
The increase in our international revenues was due primarily to an increase in international same store sales, an increase in the average number of international stores open during 2004 and an increase in revenues from our international distribution operations. On a constant dollar basis, international same store sales increased 5.0% and 5.7% in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively, compared to the comparable periods in 2003. On a historical dollar basis, international same store sales increased 9.4% and 13.0% in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively, compared to the comparable periods in 2003, reflecting a generally weaker U.S. dollar in those markets in which we compete. There were 2,605 international stores in operation at the end of the second quarter of 2004, a 176 store net increase from the comparable period in 2003.
Domestic franchise same store sales increased 2.6% and 0.8% in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively, compared to the comparable periods in 2003. There were 4,348 domestic franchise stores in operation at the end of the second quarter of 2004, a 65 store net increase from the comparable period in 2003.
Domestic Company-owned same store sales decreased 1.4% and 1.5% in the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004, respectively, compared to the comparable periods in 2003. There were 577 domestic Company-owned stores in operation at the end of the second quarter of 2004, a 2 store net decrease from the comparable period in 2003.
The increases in the operating margin, defined as consolidated revenues less consolidated cost of sales, during the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004 were due primarily to increases in revenues from both our international and domestic franchise operations, offset in part by decreases in the operating margins at both our domestic Company-owned stores, due primarily to higher cheese costs, and our domestic distribution operations. The increases in general and administrative expenses during the second quarter and first two quarters of 2004 were due primarily to increases in rents, insurance and administrative labor costs.
The increases in second quarter and year-to-date income from operations was due primarily to an increase in royalty revenues from our international and domestic franchise stores, offset in part by increases in food costs at our Company-owned stores, primarily cheese. Had the average 2004 cheese price for the periods presented been in effect during the comparable periods in 2003, income from operations as a percentage of consolidated revenues would have been unchanged for the second quarter (12.1%) and would have increased slightly for the first two quarters of 2004 (from 12.8% to 12.9%).
The decreases in second quarter and year-to-date net income was due primarily to an increase in interest expense, offset in part by the aforementioned increase in income from operations. Additionally, year-to-date net income was positively impacted by a decrease in other expense. The increase in interest expense was due primarily to higher average debt levels in the first two quarters of 2004 as a result of increased borrowings as part of our June 2003 recapitalization. The decrease in other expense was due to $1.7 million of losses incurred in connection with the retirement of $20.5 million of senior subordinated notes in the first quarter of 2003.
Initial Public Offering of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
On July 16, 2004, we completed the initial public offering of Domino's Pizza, Inc. common stock. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "DPZ." In the initial public offering, we issued and sold 9,375,000 shares resulting in net proceeds to us of approximately $119.3 million. We intend to use these net proceeds to redeem, at a premium plus accrued interest, approximately $109.1 million aggregate principal amount of Domino's, Inc.'s 8 1/4% senior subordinated notes. We expect this redemption to occur during the third quarter of fiscal 2004. Immediately following the closing of the initial public offering, we had 68,653,626 shares of common stock outstanding or approximately 72.6 million shares on a fully diluted basis.
In connection with the initial public offering, our board of directors approved certain new equity programs, including our 2004 equity incentive plan, our 2004 employee stock purchase plan and our dividend reinvestment and direct stock purchase plan, and approved the grant of options to purchase an aggregate of 1,713,870 shares of our common stock to our directors, officers and other employees at an exercise price per share of $14.00.
Same store sales growth: Same store sales growth is calculated including only sales from stores that also had sales in the comparable period of the prior year, but excluding sales from certain seasonal locations such as stadiums and concert arenas. International same store sales growth is calculated similarly to domestic same store sales growth, on a constant dollar basis. Changes in international same store sales on a constant dollar basis reflect changes in international local currency sales. Changes in international same store sales on a historical dollar basis reflect changes in international sales converted using the U.S. dollar exchange rates that were in effect for the applicable periods.
Retail sales: Because our franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise retail sales, management believes that franchise retail sales information is useful in analyzing our revenues. Management reviews comparable industry 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 our franchise stores are reported to us by our franchisees and are not included in our revenues.
About Domino's Pizza: 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 7,530 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of nearly $4.2 billion in 2003. Domino's Pizza was named "2003 Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry. In 2003, Domino's became the "Official Pizza of NASCAR." More information on the Company, in English and Spanish, can be found on the web at http://www.dominos.com .
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Certain statements contained in this release relating to our anticipated profitability and operating performance are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Among these risks and uncertainties are competitive factors, increases in our operating costs, ability to retain our key personnel, our substantial leverage, ability to implement our growth and cost-saving strategies, industry trends and general economic conditions, adequacy of insurance coverage and other factors, all of which are described in our regulatory filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Fiscal Quarter Ended Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 13, June 15, June 13, June 15, 2004 2003 2004 2003 (In thousands) Revenues: Domestic Company-owned stores $84,062 $85,875 $172,027 $175,817 Domestic franchise 33,767 32,349 68,405 66,753 Domestic distribution 180,927 154,632 351,776 322,068 International 25,480 22,360 50,783 42,830 Total revenues 324,236 295,216 642,991 607,468 Cost of sales: Domestic Company-owned stores 68,970 68,400 139,073 140,172 Domestic distribution 164,482 137,743 318,681 286,469 International and other 13,183 12,280 26,524 23,586 Total cost of sales 246,635 218,423 484,278 450,227 Operating margin 77,601 76,793 158,713 157,241 General and administrative 38,280 37,654 75,920 75,144 Income from operations 39,321 39,139 82,793 82,097 Interest expense, net 13,808 10,928 27,708 23,158 Other - - - 1,743 Income before provision for income taxes 25,513 28,211 55,085 57,196 Provision for income taxes 9,631 10,725 20,794 21,449 Net income $15,882 $17,486 $34,291 $35,747 Net income available to common stockholders - basic and diluted $15,882 $12,882 $34,291 $26,680 Earnings per share: Class L common stock - basic $2.57 $3.10 $5.07 $5.84 Class L common stock - diluted $2.57 $3.09 $5.06 $5.83 Common stock - basic $0.20 $0.05 $0.49 $0.17 Common stock - diluted $0.18 $0.05 $0.43 $0.15 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) December 28, 2003 June 13, 2004 (Note) (In thousands) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $51,303 $42,852 Accounts receivable 67,136 64,571 Inventories 20,541 19,480 Advertising fund assets, restricted 22,929 30,544 Other assets 20,716 25,555 Total current assets 182,625 183,002 Property, plant and equipment, net 131,636 127,067 Other assets 135,196 138,506 Total assets $449,457 $448,575 Liabilities and stockholders' deficit Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $306 $18,572 Accounts payable 49,485 53,388 Advertising fund liabilities 22,929 30,544 Other accrued liabilities 77,406 81,759 Total current liabilities 150,126 184,263 Long-term liabilities: Long-term debt, less current portion 928,905 941,165 Other accrued liabilities 47,114 41,110 Total long-term liabilities 976,019 982,275 Total stockholders' deficit (676,688) (717,963) Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $449,457 $448,575
Note: The balance sheet at December 28, 2003 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.
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