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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 21, 2020

 

RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

000-51485

72-1060618

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

1030 W. Canton Avenue, Ste. 100

Winter Park, FL

 

32789

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (407) 333-7440

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

RUTH

Nasdaq

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

 

 

 


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On February 21, 2020, Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its earnings results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and furnished herewith.

The information in this Item 2.02 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On February 21, 2020, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has approved the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable March 20, 2020, to all common shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 6, 2020.

A copy of the press release announcing the dividend is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and furnished herewith.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release issued by Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., dated February 21, 2020.

 

 

 


Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release issued by Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., dated February 21, 2020.

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date:  February 21, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Arne G. Haak

 

 

 

Arne G. Haak

 

 

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

ruth-ex991_6.htm

Exhibit 99.1

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and

Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

– Fourth Quarter GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.50 –

– Fiscal Year GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.44 –

– Company Announces 15% Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $0.15 per Share –

 

 

WINTER PARK, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 21, 2020—Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RUTH) today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2019.  

 

Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2019 were as follows:

Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 6.2% to $135.0 million, compared to $127.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.  

Net income in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased 2.7% to $14.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.9 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

 

-

Net income in the fourth quarter of 2019 included $0.1 million in acquisition-related expenses associated with the previously completed acquisition of the three restaurants from our Philadelphia and Long Island franchisee, and $0.4 million in closure costs associated with accelerating the closure of a restaurant in Washington, DC.  Net income in the fourth quarter of 2018 included $0.3 million in acquisition-related expenses associated with the acquisition of the six restaurants from our Hawaiian franchisee.

 

-

Excluding these adjustments, as well as the results from discontinued operations and certain discrete income tax items, non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share were $0.52 in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $0.50 in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Company believes that non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share provides a useful alternative measure of financial performance to improve comparability of diluted earnings per common share between periods. Investors are advised to see the attached Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure table for additional information.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company returned $9.0 million through dividends and share repurchases.  

 

Cheryl Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., stated, “I’m proud of what our team was able to accomplish in both the fourth quarter and the full year of 2019 in the face of a year of record beef prices.  For the full year, we grew revenues and earnings, successfully integrated three new franchise locations into the Company system and opened two new Company-operated restaurants.  We also continued our evolution of the brand through remodels, enhanced experiences and compelling product offerings for our guests.”

 

Henry added, “In addition, 2019 marked the 10th consecutive year of comparable restaurant sales and earnings growth.  As I look ahead, I am confident that our focus on executing our total return strategy


will continue to generate long term value for our shareholders.”

 

Review of fourth quarter 2019 operating results

 

Restaurant sales in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 5.9% to $127.1 million compared to $120.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.  Average unit weekly sales were $118.8 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 0.9% compared to $117.8 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Company-owned Sales

Comparable restaurant sales at Company-owned restaurants increased 1.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, which consisted of a 0.5% decrease in traffic, as measured by entrees, and an average check increase of 1.8%.  

83 Company-owned Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants were open at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 78 Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.  Total operating weeks for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased to 1,070 from 1,019 in the fourth quarter of 2018.  

Franchise Income

Franchise income in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $5.0 million, down 0.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.   The reduction in franchise income was due to a decrease in franchise locations driven by the previously completed acquisition of three restaurants from our Philadelphia and Long Island franchisee.

73 franchisee-owned restaurants were open at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 75 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the previously completed acquisition of the three restaurants from our Philadelphia and Long Island franchisee.

Operating Expenses

Food and beverage costs, as a percentage of restaurant sales, increased 215 basis points to 29.8% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily driven by a 19% increase in total beef costs.

Restaurant operating expenses, as a percentage of restaurant sales, increased 45 basis points to 46.2% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily due to higher labor and occupancy expenses.

Marketing and advertising costs, as a percentage of total revenues, decreased 35 basis points to 3.3% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.  The decrease as a percentage of total revenues, was primarily driven by the planned shift in marketing tactics across the periods.

General and administrative expenses, as a percentage of total revenues, decreased 165 basis points to 6.4% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.  The decrease as a percentage of total revenues, was primarily driven by cost management initiatives and lower performance-based compensation.

Pre-opening costs were $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $0.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the timing of new restaurant openings.

 

Highlights for fiscal year 2019 were as follows:

Total revenues in 2019 increased 3.5% to $468.0 million, compared to $452.3 million in 2018.  

Net income in 2019 increased 1.3% to $42.2 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to net income of $41.7 million, or $1.38 per diluted share, in 2018. 


 

-

Net income in 2019 included $0.5 million in acquisition-related expenses associated with the acquisition of the three restaurants from our Philadelphia and Long Island franchisee, $0.4 million in closure costs associated with accelerating the closure of a restaurant in Washington, DC and a $0.8 million benefit related to other discrete income tax items. Net income in 2018 included $1.5 million in acquisition-related expenses associated with the acquisition of our Hawaiian franchisee and a $0.7 million benefit related to other discrete income tax items.

 

-

Excluding these adjustments, as well as the results from discontinued operations and certain discrete income tax items, non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share were $1.43 in 2019, compared to $1.39 in 2018. The Company believes that non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share provides a useful alternative measure of financial performance to improve comparability of diluted earnings per common share between periods. Investors are advised to see the attached Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure table for additional information.

During the year, the Company returned $41.4 million through dividends and share repurchases.

 

Review of fiscal year 2019 operating results

Restaurant sales in 2019 increased 3.3% to $441.4 million, compared to $427.4 million in 2018.  

Company-owned Sales

Comparable restaurant sales at Company-owned restaurants increased 0.9% compared to 2018, which consisted of a 0.8% decrease in traffic, as measured by entrees, and an average check increase of 1.7%.

Total operating weeks for 2019 increased to 4,139 from 4,027 in 2018.  Total operating weeks exclude discontinued operations.

Franchise Income

Franchise income in 2019 was $17.9 million, down 0.2% compared to 2018.  The reduction in franchise income was due to a decrease in franchise locations driven by the previously completed acquisition of three restaurants from our Philadelphia and Long Island franchisee.

 

Operating Expenses

Food and beverage costs, as a percentage of restaurant sales, increased 80 basis points to 28.9% as compared to 2018, primarily due to an 8.4% increase in total beef costs.  

Restaurant operating expenses, as a percentage of restaurant sales, increased 40 basis points to 48.6% as compared to 2018, primarily due to wage rate pressure and occupancy related increases.

Marketing and advertising costs, as a percentage of total revenues, decreased 40 basis points to 3.3% as compared to 2018, primarily due to the timing of Marketing research investments.      

General and administrative expenses, as a percentage of total revenues, decreased 85 basis points to 7.4% as compared to 2018, primarily driven by cost management initiatives, decreased franchise acquisition costs and lower performance-based compensation.

Pre-opening costs were $1.8 million in 2019, compared to $1.9 million in 2018.

 

 


Development Update

During the fourth quarter, the Company opened two new restaurants, one in Columbus, OH and one in Somerville, MA.  

For 2020 and 2021 the Company currently expects to open four new restaurants in each year.  For 2020, a restaurant in Washington DC opened earlier this quarter, while Short Hills, NJ and Worcester, MA should open in the third quarter, and Melville, NY in the fourth.  For 2021, the Company currently expects to open new restaurants in Lake Grove, NY, Aventura, FL, Long Beach, CA, and Oklahoma City, OK.

Our franchise partners currently expect to open a new restaurant in Manila, Philippines and relocate another in Chesterfield, MO in 2020.  A new restaurant opening in St. George, UT is currently scheduled for 2021.

 

Share Repurchase and Debt

During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 208 thousand shares for $5.2 million, at an average price of $25.11 per share.  For 2019, the Company has repurchased 1.1 million shares for $25.8 million, at an average price of $22.48 per share.  

The Company ended the year with approximately $54.8 million remaining under its new $60 million share repurchase authorization. Since the beginning of 2014, the Company has repurchased an aggregate of 8.6 million shares for approximately $152.5 million under the current and previous share repurchase programs.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the Company had $64 million in debt outstanding under its senior credit facility.

 

Quarterly Cash Dividend

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of $0.15 per share.  The dividend will be paid on March 20, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 6, 2020 and represents an 15% increase from the quarterly cash dividend paid in March of 2019.  

 

Financial Outlook

Based on current information, Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. is providing its fiscal year 2020 outlook based on a 52-week year ending December 27, 2020, as follows:  

Food and beverage costs of 28% to 30% of restaurant sales,

Restaurant operating expenses of 48% to 50% of restaurant sales,

Marketing and advertising costs of 3.1% to 3.4% of total revenue,

General and administrative expenses of $35 million to $36 million,

Pre-opening costs of $3.0 million to $3.5 million,

Effective tax rate of 17% to 19%,


Capital expenditures of $43 million to $45 million, which contributes to depreciation expense of $23 million to $25 million,

Fully diluted shares outstanding of 28.8 million to 29.3 million (exclusive of any future share repurchases under the Company's share repurchase program.)

The foregoing statements are not guarantees of future performance, and therefore, undue reliance should not be placed upon them.  We refer you to the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” section in this earnings press release and to our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more detailed discussions of the risks that could impact our financial outlook and our future operating results and financial condition.  

 

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results today at 8:30 AM Eastern Time.  Hosting the call will be Cheryl Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Arne G. Haak, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 201-689-8470. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the password is 13698522. The replay will be available until Friday, February 28, 2020. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at www.rhgi.com under the Investor Relations section.

 

About Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, is the largest fine dining steakhouse company in the U.S. as measured by the total number of Company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants, with over 150 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations worldwide specializing in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris’ signature fashion – “sizzling.”

For information about our restaurants, to make reservations, or to purchase gift cards, please visit www.RuthsChris.com. For more information about Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., please visit www.rhgi.com.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that reflect, when made, the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements frequently are identified by the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “project,” “targeting,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” or other similar words and phrases. Similarly, statements herein that describe the Company’s objectives, plans or goals, including with respect to new restaurant openings and acquisitions, capital expenditures, strategy, financial outlook, our effective tax rate and the impact of healthcare inflation and recent accounting pronouncements, also are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected, implied or anticipated by the Company’s forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ include: reductions in the availability of, or increases in the cost of, USDA Prime grade beef, fish and other food items; changes in economic conditions and general trends; the loss of key management personnel; the effect of market volatility on the Company’s stock price; health concerns about beef or other food products; the effect of competition in the restaurant industry; changes in consumer preferences or discretionary spending; labor shortages or increases in labor costs; the impact of federal, state or local government regulations relating to income taxes, unclaimed property, Company


employees, the sale or preparation of food, the sale of alcoholic beverages and the opening of new restaurants; harmful actions taken by the Company’s franchisees; the inability to successfully integrate franchisee acquisitions into the Company’s business operations; economic, regulatory and other limitations on the Company’s ability to pursue new restaurant openings and other organic growth opportunities; a material failure, interruption or security breach of the Company’s information technology network; the Company’s indemnification obligations in connection with its sale of the Mitchell’s Restaurants; the Company’s ability to protect its name and logo and other proprietary information; an impairment in the financial statement carrying value of our goodwill, other intangible assets or property; the impact of litigation; the restrictions imposed by the Company’s credit agreement; and changes in, or the discontinuation of, the Company’s quarterly cash dividend payments or share repurchase program. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018, which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. You should not assume that material events subsequent to the date of this press release have not occurred.

 

Unless the context otherwise indicates, all references in this report to the “Company,” “Ruth’s,” “we,” “us”, “our” or similar words are to Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation formerly known as Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., and was founded in 1965.

 

Investor Relations

Fitzhugh Taylor (203) 682-8261

ftaylor@icrinc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income – Preliminary and Unaudited

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

December 29,

 

 

December 30,

 

 

December 29,

 

 

December 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant sales

 

$

127,132

 

 

$

120,043

 

 

$

441,361

 

 

$

427,433

 

Franchise income

 

 

4,972

 

 

 

5,014

 

 

 

17,879

 

 

 

17,919

 

Other operating income

 

 

2,929

 

 

 

2,102

 

 

 

8,786

 

 

 

6,982

 

Total revenues

 

 

135,033

 

 

 

127,159

 

 

 

468,026

 

 

 

452,334

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and beverage costs

 

 

37,909

 

 

 

33,219

 

 

 

127,597

 

 

 

120,112

 

Restaurant operating expenses

 

 

58,740

 

 

 

54,930

 

 

 

214,715

 

 

 

206,258

 

Marketing and advertising

 

 

4,508

 

 

 

4,709

 

 

 

15,432

 

 

 

16,639

 

General and administrative costs

 

 

8,627

 

 

 

10,195

 

 

 

34,643

 

 

 

37,253

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

 

5,901

 

 

 

4,776

 

 

 

21,354

 

 

 

18,538

 

Pre-opening costs

 

 

948

 

 

 

617

 

 

 

1,824

 

 

 

1,875

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

116,633

 

 

 

108,446

 

 

 

415,565

 

 

 

400,675

 

Operating income

 

 

18,400

 

 

 

18,713

 

 

 

52,461

 

 

 

51,659

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(737

)

 

 

(486

)

 

 

(2,197

)

 

 

(1,739

)

Other

 

 

82

 

 

 

(42

)

 

 

115

 

 

 

(73

)

Income from continuing operations before income tax expense

 

 

17,745

 

 

 

18,185

 

 

 

50,379

 

 

 

49,847

 

Income tax expense

 

 

3,287

 

 

 

3,375

 

 

 

8,173

 

 

 

8,247

 

Income from continuing operations

 

 

14,458

 

 

 

14,810

 

 

 

42,206

 

 

 

41,600

 

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

 

-

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

80

 

Net income

 

$

14,458

 

 

$

14,860

 

 

$

42,206

 

 

$

41,680

 

Basic earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

1.46

 

 

$

1.40

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

0.01

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

1.46

 

 

$

1.41

 

Diluted earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.37

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

0.01

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.38

 

Shares used in computing net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

28,513,764

 

 

 

29,513,678

 

 

 

28,998,382

 

 

 

29,659,461

 

Diluted

 

 

28,835,275

 

 

 

30,071,992

 

 

 

29,376,980

 

 

 

30,273,841

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.13

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.44

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE

 

 

 

 

We prepare our financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Within our press release, we make reference to non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share. This non-GAAP measurement was calculated by excluding certain items and  results from discontinued operations and certain discrete income tax items. We exclude the impact of the results from discontinued operations, the impact of acquisition related costs and the impact of certain discrete income tax items because these items are not reflective of the ongoing operations of our business.  This non-GAAP measurement has been included as supplemental information. We believe that this measure represents a useful internal measure of performance. Accordingly, where this non-GAAP measure is provided, it is done so that investors have the same financial data that management uses in evaluating performance with the belief that it will assist the investment community in assessing our underlying performance on a quarter-over-quarter basis. However, because this measure is not determined in accordance with GAAP, such a measure is susceptible to varying calculations and not all companies calculate the measure in the same manner. As a result, the aforementioned measure as presented may not be directly comparable to a similarly titled measure presented by other companies. This non-GAAP financial measure is presented as supplemental information and not as an alternative to diluted earnings per share as calculated in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure – Unaudited

(Amounts in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

13 Weeks Ended

 

 

52 Weeks Ended

 

 

 

December 29,

 

 

December 30,

 

 

December 29,

 

 

December 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

GAAP Net income

 

$

14,458

 

 

$

14,860

 

 

$

42,206

 

 

$

41,680

 

GAAP Income tax expense

 

 

3,287

 

 

 

3,375

 

 

 

8,173

 

 

 

8,247

 

GAAP Income from discontinued operations

 

 

-

 

 

 

(50

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(80

)

GAAP Income from continuing operations before income tax expense

 

 

17,745

 

 

 

18,185

 

 

 

50,379

 

 

 

49,847

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchisee acquisition costs

 

 

124

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

536

 

 

 

1,525

 

Restaurant closure costs

 

 

374

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

374

 

 

 

-

 

Adjusted net income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

18,243

 

 

 

18,435

 

 

 

51,289

 

 

 

51,372

 

Adjusted income tax expense (1)

 

 

(3,411

)

 

 

(3,436

)

 

 

(8,400

)

 

 

(8,621

)

   Impact of excluding certain discrete income tax items

 

 

36

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(849

)

 

 

(711

)

Non-GAAP net income

 

$

14,868

 

 

$

14,999

 

 

$

42,040

 

 

$

42,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted earnings per common share

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

$

1.44

 

 

$

1.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.50

 

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

1.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted

 

 

28,835,275

 

 

 

30,071,992

 

 

 

29,376,980

 

 

 

30,273,841

 

 

(1) Adjusted income tax is calculated by multiplying the Non-GAAP adjustments by our marginal federal and state income tax rates and adding or subtracting the result to/from our GAAP income tax expense.