Jack in the Box Inc. Reports Third Quarter FY 2017 Earnings; Updates Guidance for FY 2017; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

SAN DIEGO--()--Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended July 9, 2017, compared with $30.8 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Operating earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure which the company defines as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations on a GAAP basis excluding restructuring charges and gains or losses from refranchising, were $0.99 in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $1.07 in the prior year quarter.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP measurements to GAAP results is provided below, with additional information included in the attachment to this release. Figures may not add due to rounding.

  12 Weeks Ended   40 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016 July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations – GAAP

$ 1.25 $ 0.93 $ 3.46 $ 2.72
Restructuring charges 0.04 0.15 0.12 0.14
Gains from refranchising (0.30 ) (0.01 ) (0.43 ) (0.02 )
Operating earnings per share – Non-GAAP $ 0.99   $ 1.07   $ 3.15   $ 2.84  

Restructuring charges of $1.8 million, or approximately $0.04 per diluted share, were recorded during the third quarter of fiscal 2017, including $1.7 million related to the evaluation of potential alternatives with respect to the Qdoba® brand. These charges are included in “Impairment and other charges, net” in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of earnings.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the company took over 31 franchised Jack in the Box restaurants from an underperforming franchisee and incurred costs of $4.4 million, or approximately $0.10 per diluted share, related to these restaurants, which negatively impacted operating earnings per share. These costs are reflected in franchise revenue ($1.0 million), G&A ($2.4 million) and impairment ($1.0 million).

Lenny Comma, chairman and chief executive officer, said, “While same-store sales for both brands improved sequentially, our third quarter performance was below our expectations. Jack in the Box® same-store sales and transactions improved as we focused more of our advertising on value messages, but company restaurant margins were negatively impacted by higher labor and repairs and maintenance costs, and the return of commodity inflation. System same-store sales at Qdoba restaurants turned positive in the quarter, as guests responded favorably to menu innovation, including the launch of Fire-Roasted Shrimp. Company restaurant margins at Qdoba improved sequentially to over 16 percent in the quarter as we were able to manage labor costs more effectively.

"We continue to make significant progress on our Jack in the Box refranchising initiative, with the sale of 58 restaurants in the third quarter and 118 year-to-date. At the end of the quarter, we had signed non-binding letters of intent with franchisees to sell 63 additional restaurants."

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC continues to assist the company's Board of Directors in its evaluation of potential alternatives with respect to Qdoba, as well as other ways to enhance shareholder value. There can be no assurance that the evaluation process will result in any transaction. The company has not set a timetable for completion of the evaluation process, and it does not intend to comment further unless a specific transaction is approved by the Board, the evaluation process is concluded, or it is otherwise determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law.

Increase/(decrease) in same-store sales*:

    12 Weeks Ended   40 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017 *   July 3, 2016 July 9, 2017 *   July 3, 2016
Jack in the Box:
Company (1.6 )% (0.2 )% (0.9 )% (0.2 )%
Franchise 0.1 % 1.5 % 1.5 % 1.3 %
System (0.2 )% 1.1 % 0.9 % 0.9 %
Qdoba:
Company (1.1 )% 1.0 % (2.7 )% 1.8 %
Franchise 2.3 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 1.3 %
System 0.5 % 0.6 % (1.2 )% 1.6 %

*Note: Due to the transition from a 53-week to a 52-week fiscal year, year-over-year fiscal period comparisons are offset by one week. The change in same-store sales presented in the 2017 columns uses comparable calendar periods to balance the one-week shift and to provide a clearer year-over-year comparison.

Jack in the Box system same-store sales decreased 0.2 percent for the quarter and lagged the QSR sandwich segment by 1.9 percentage points for the comparable period, according to The NPD Group’s SalesTrack® Weekly for the 12-week time period ended July 9, 2017. Included in this segment are 16 of the top QSR sandwich and burger chains in the country. Company same-store sales decreased 1.6 percent in the third quarter driven by a 4.4 percent decrease in transactions, partially offset by average check growth of 2.8 percent.

Qdoba same-store sales increased 0.5 percent system-wide and decreased 1.1 percent for company restaurants in the third quarter. Company same-store sales reflected a 2.8 percent decrease in transactions, partially offset by growth in catering sales and average check.

Consolidated restaurant operating margin, a non-GAAP measure1, decreased by 380 basis points to 18.1 percent of sales in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 21.9 percent of sales in the year-ago quarter. Restaurant operating margin for Jack in the Box company restaurants, a non-GAAP measure1, decreased 320 basis points to 19.3 percent of sales. The decrease was due primarily to higher labor costs including wage inflation, as well as higher repairs and maintenance costs, an increase in food and packaging costs as a percentage of sales, and sales deleverage, which were partially offset by the benefit of refranchising activities in 2017. The increase in food and packaging costs as a percentage of sales resulted from commodity inflation of approximately 4.9 percent in the quarter, partially offset by favorable product mix changes and menu price increases. Restaurant operating margin for Qdoba company restaurants, a non-GAAP measure1, decreased 420 basis points to 16.4 percent of sales. The decrease was due primarily to sales deleverage, the impact of new restaurant openings, an increase in food and packaging costs, and the impact of wage inflation, which were partially offset by lower workers’ compensation costs. The increase in food and packaging costs as a percentage of sales was impacted by unfavorable product mix and commodity inflation of approximately 2.5 percent in the quarter, partially offset by a decrease in discounting.

Franchise margin, a non-GAAP measure1, as a percentage of total franchise revenues improved to 54.0 percent in the third quarter from 52.8 percent in the prior year quarter. The improvement was due primarily to higher franchise fees related to the sale of 58 company-operated Jack in the Box restaurants to franchisees in the third quarter, higher rental revenues and royalties related to the refranchising of 118 Jack in the Box restaurants in the second and third quarters of fiscal 2017, and to a decrease in franchise support and other costs. These increases were partially offset by decreases in rental revenues and royalties resulting from the acquisition of 50 franchise-operated Jack in the Box restaurants in the second and third quarters of fiscal 2017.

SG&A expense for the third quarter decreased by $4.4 million and was 10.7 percent of revenues as compared to 11.6 percent in the prior year quarter. Key items contributing to the decrease were the impact of the company's restructuring activities, a $3.5 million decrease in incentive compensation, a $2.1 million decrease in pension and postretirement benefits, and a $2.0 million decrease in insurance costs. These decreases were partially offset by a $2.5 million legal settlement benefit recognized in the prior year related to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and $2.4 million of costs incurred while the 31 franchised Jack in the Box restaurants taken back during the third quarter of 2017 were closed.

Interest expense, net, increased by $3.8 million in the third quarter due to increased leverage and a higher effective interest rate for 2017.

The tax rate for the third quarter of 2017 was 33.2 percent versus 36.0 percent for the third quarter of 2016. The lower tax rate was due primarily to state tax credits becoming usable as a result of overall increases in taxable income, including the impact of refranchising gains.

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(1) Restaurant operating margin and franchise margin are non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled to consolidated earnings from operations, the most comparable GAAP measure, in the attachment to this release. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results."

Capital Allocation

The company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock in the third quarter of 2017 due to the evaluation of potential alternatives with respect to Qdoba. Year-to-date through the third quarter, the company has repurchased approximately 3,220,000 shares at an average price of $101.59 per share for an aggregate cost of $327.2 million. The company currently has approximately $181.0 million remaining under stock buyback programs authorized by the company's Board of Directors that expire in November 2018.

The company also announced today that on August 3, 2017, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on September 5, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 22, 2017.

Guidance

The following guidance and underlying assumptions reflect the company’s current expectations for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending October 1, 2017. Fiscal 2017 is a 52-week year, with 16 weeks in the first quarter, and 12 weeks in each of the second, third and fourth quarters. Fiscal 2016 was a 53-week year, with the additional week occurring in the fourth quarter.

Fourth quarter fiscal year 2017 guidance

  • Same-store sales of flat to down 2.0 percent at Jack in the Box system restaurants versus a 2.0 percent increase in same-store sales in the year-ago quarter.
  • Same-store sales of flat to down 2.0 percent at Qdoba company restaurants versus a 1.2 percent increase in the year-ago quarter.

Fiscal year 2017 guidance

  • Same-store sales increase of approximately 0.5 percent at Jack in the Box system restaurants.
  • Same-store sales decrease of approximately 2.0 to 2.5 percent at Qdoba company restaurants.
  • Commodity costs of approximately flat for both Jack in the Box and Qdoba.
  • Consolidated restaurant operating margin of approximately 18.0 to 18.5 percent, depending on the timing of refranchising transactions and the margins associated with the restaurants sold.
  • SG&A as a percentage of revenues of approximately 11.0 percent as compared to 12.7 percent in fiscal 2016.
  • Impairment and other charges as a percentage of revenues of approximately 70 basis points, excluding restructuring charges.
  • Approximately 20 to 25 new Jack in the Box restaurants opening system-wide, the majority of which will be franchise locations.
  • Approximately 45 new Qdoba restaurants opening system-wide, of which approximately 25 are expected to be company locations.
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $80 to $90 million.
  • Tax rate of approximately 37.0 percent.
  • Operating earnings per share, which the company defines as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations on a GAAP basis excluding restructuring charges and gains or losses from refranchising, ranging from $4.00 to $4.15 (which includes approximately $0.10 of costs related to the 31 franchised Jack in the Box restaurants taken back in the third quarter).

Conference call

The company will host a conference call for financial analysts and investors on Thursday, August 10, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET). The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet via the Jack in the Box Inc. corporate website. To access the live call through the Internet, log onto the Investors section of the Jack in the Box Inc. website at http://investors.jackinthebox.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event in order to download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the call will be available through the Jack in the Box Inc. corporate website for 21 days, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. PT on August 10, 2017.

About Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Eats®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 700 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.

Safe harbor statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. A variety of factors could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including the following: the success of new products and marketing initiatives; the impact of competition, unemployment, trends in consumer spending patterns and commodity costs; the company's ability to reduce G&A; the company's ability to execute its refranchising strategy; the company’s ability to achieve and manage its planned growth, which is affected by the availability of a sufficient number of suitable new restaurant sites, the performance of new restaurants, and risks relating to expansion into new markets; litigation risks; the company's ability to enhance shareholder value, including through potential alternatives with respect to Qdoba; food safety incidents or negative publicity impacting the reputations of the company's brands; and stock market volatility. These and other factors are discussed in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and its periodic reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available online at http://investors.jackinthebox.com or in hard copy upon request. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as the result of new information or otherwise.

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASUREMENTS TO GAAP RESULTS
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Operating earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, is defined by the company as diluted earnings per share from continuing operations on a GAAP basis excluding restructuring charges and gains or losses from refranchising. Management believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides important supplemental information to assist investors in analyzing the performance of the company’s core business. In addition, the company uses operating earnings per share in establishing performance goals for purposes of executive compensation. The company encourages investors to rely upon its GAAP numbers but includes this non-GAAP financial measure as a supplemental metric to assist investors. This non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure used by the company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating earnings per share to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. Figures may not add due to rounding.

  12 Weeks Ended   40 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016 July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations – GAAP

$ 1.25 $ 0.93 $ 3.46 $ 2.72
Restructuring charges 0.04 0.15 0.12 0.14
Gains from refranchising (0.30 ) (0.01 ) (0.43 ) (0.02 )
Operating earnings per share – Non-GAAP $ 0.99   $ 1.07   $ 3.15   $ 2.84  

Restaurant operating margin and franchise margin are non-GAAP measures presented in the reconciliations below. These non-GAAP measures do not include an allocation of other operating expenses, such as selling, general and administrative expenses which include the costs of shared service functions such as accounting, finance and human resources, and other unallocated costs such as pension expense, share-based compensation and restructuring expense. As such, restaurant operating margin and franchise margin are not indicative of the overall results of the company and are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to assist investors in understanding and analyzing the performance of the company's core business and operating results. The company encourages investors to rely upon its GAAP numbers, but includes these non-GAAP financial measures as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, earnings from operations, net earnings or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures used by the company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Below are the reconciliations of non-GAAP restaurant operating margin and franchise margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, consolidated earnings from operations.

 
    12 Weeks Ended     12 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017 July 3, 2016
($ in thousands) Jack in the Box   Qdoba   Consolidated Jack in the Box   Qdoba   Consolidated
Earnings from operations - GAAP (1) $ 66,981   $ 55,705  
Other operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses (38,365 ) (42,768 )
Impairment and other charges, net (6,212 ) (10,519 )
Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants 13,250   409  
Total other operating expenses $ (31,327 ) $ (52,878 )
 
Company restaurant operations:
Company restaurant sales $ 157,772 $ 107,067 $ 264,839 $ 179,458 $ 99,371 $ 278,829
Food and packaging (46,182 ) (33,977 ) (80,159 ) (51,893 ) (29,932 ) (81,825 )
Payroll and employee benefits (46,486 ) (28,412 ) (74,898 ) (50,654 ) (26,256 ) (76,910 )
Occupancy and other (34,644 ) (27,072 ) (61,716 ) (36,446 ) (22,672 ) (59,118 )
Restaurant operating margin (2) - Non-GAAP $ 30,460   $ 17,606   $ 48,066   $ 40,465   $ 20,511   $ 60,976  
 
Franchise operations:
Franchise rental revenues $ 52,824 $ 25 $ 52,849 $ 52,849 $ 29 $ 52,878
Franchise royalties and other 35,505 4,653 40,158 32,186 5,045 37,231
Franchise occupancy expenses (39,813 ) (24 ) (39,837 ) (38,824 ) (24 ) (38,848 )
Franchise support and other costs (1,952 ) (976 ) (2,928 ) (2,515 ) (1,139 ) (3,654 )
Franchise margin (2) - Non-GAAP $ 46,564   $ 3,678   $ 50,242   $ 43,696   $ 3,911   $ 47,607  
 
Restaurant operating margin (2) as a % of company restaurant sales 19.3 % 16.4 % 18.1 % 22.5 % 20.6 % 21.9 %
Franchise margin (2) as a % of total franchise revenues 54.0 % 52.8 %
 
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(1)     Earnings from operations is the sum of total other operating expenses, restaurant operating margin and franchise margin.
 
(2) Restaurant operating margin and franchise margin are non-GAAP measures. Refer to discussion regarding these non-GAAP measures above.
 

 
    40 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017 July 3, 2016
($ in thousands) Jack in the Box   Qdoba   Consolidated Jack in the Box   Qdoba   Consolidated
Earnings from operations - GAAP (1) $ 205,748   $ 171,005  
Other operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses (129,861 ) (155,535 )
Impairment and other charges, net (15,600 ) (14,598 )
Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants 21,166   1,224  
Total other operating expenses $ (124,295 ) $ (168,909 )
 
Company restaurant operations:
Company restaurant sales $ 576,618 $ 334,558 $ 911,176 $ 595,401 $ 308,441 $ 903,842
Food and packaging (166,213 ) (105,794 ) (272,007 ) (179,142 ) (93,660 ) (272,802 )
Payroll and employee benefits (171,198 ) (93,380 ) (264,578 ) (167,744 ) (83,210 ) (250,954 )
Occupancy and other (121,723 ) (87,607 ) (209,330 ) (121,522 ) (74,822 ) (196,344 )
Restaurant operating margin (2) - Non-GAAP $ 117,484   $ 47,777   $ 165,261   $ 126,993   $ 56,749   $ 183,742  
 
Franchise operations:
Franchise rental revenues $ 175,555 $ 84 $ 175,639 $ 175,126 $ 92 $ 175,218
Franchise royalties and other 112,993 15,360 128,353 105,611 16,241 121,852
Franchise occupancy expenses (129,622 ) (81 ) (129,703 ) (128,400 ) (75 ) (128,475 )
Franchise support and other costs (6,223 ) (3,284 ) (9,507 ) (8,614 ) (3,809 ) (12,423 )
Franchise margin (2) - Non-GAAP $ 152,703   $ 12,079   $ 164,782   $ 143,723   $ 12,449   $ 156,172  
 
Restaurant operating margin (2) as a % of company restaurant sales 20.4 % 14.3 % 18.1 % 21.3 % 18.4 % 20.3 %
Franchise margin (2) as a % of total franchise revenues 54.2 % 52.6 %
 
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(1)     Earnings from operations is the sum of total other operating expenses, restaurant operating margin and franchise margin.
 
(2) Restaurant operating margin and franchise margin are non-GAAP measures. Refer to discussion regarding these non-GAAP measures above.
 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
    12 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
Revenues:
Company restaurant sales $ 264,839 $ 278,829 $ 911,176 $ 903,842
Franchise rental income 52,849 52,878 175,639 175,218
Franchise royalties and other 40,158   37,231   128,353   121,852  
357,846   368,938   1,215,168   1,200,912  
Operating costs and expenses, net:
Company restaurant costs:
Food and packaging 80,159 81,825 272,007 272,802
Payroll and employee benefits 74,898 76,910 264,578 250,954
Occupancy and other 61,716   59,118   209,330   196,344  
Total company restaurant costs 216,773 217,853 745,915 720,100
Franchise occupancy expense 39,837 38,848 129,703 128,475
Franchise support and other costs 2,928 3,654 9,507 12,423
Selling, general and administrative expenses 38,365 42,768 129,861 155,535
Impairment and other charges, net 6,212 10,519 15,600 14,598

Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants

(13,250 ) (409 ) (21,166 ) (1,224 )
290,865   313,233   1,009,420   1,029,907  
Earnings from operations 66,981 55,705 205,748 171,005
Interest expense, net 11,433   7,613   35,091   22,699  
Earnings from continuing operations and before income taxes 55,548 48,092 170,657 148,306
Income taxes 18,427   17,308   62,682   54,597  
Earnings from continuing operations 37,121 30,784 107,975 93,709
Losses from discontinued operations, net (770 ) (595 ) (2,601 ) (1,617 )
Net earnings $ 36,351   $ 30,189   $ 105,374   $ 92,092  
 
Net earnings per share — basic:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.26 $ 0.94 $ 3.49 $ 2.75
Losses from discontinued operations, net (0.03 ) (0.02 ) (0.08 ) (0.05 )
Net earnings per share (1) $ 1.23   $ 0.92   $ 3.40   $ 2.70  
Net earnings per share — diluted:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.25 $ 0.93 $ 3.46 $ 2.72
Losses from discontinued operations, net (0.03 ) (0.02 ) (0.08 ) (0.05 )
Net earnings per share (1) $ 1.22   $ 0.91   $ 3.37   $ 2.67  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic 29,474 32,642 30,976 34,073
Diluted 29,718 33,016 31,234 34,469
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.40 $ 0.30 $ 1.20 $ 0.90
 
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(1)     Earnings per share may not add due to rounding.
 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

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    July 9,
2017
    October 2,
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 7,560 $ 17,030
Accounts and other receivables, net 56,245 73,360
Inventories 7,418 8,229
Prepaid expenses 52,071 40,398
Assets held for sale 36,755 14,259
Other current assets 2,656   2,129  
Total current assets 162,705   155,405  
Property and equipment, at cost: 1,516,247 1,605,576
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (881,240 ) (886,526 )
Property and equipment, net 635,007   719,050  
Intangible assets, net 14,776 14,042
Goodwill 172,963 166,046
Other assets, net 269,768   290,469  
$ 1,255,219   $ 1,345,012  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 60,115 $ 55,935
Accounts payable 34,857 40,736
Accrued liabilities 151,580 181,250
Total current liabilities 246,552   277,921  
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 1,124,798 935,372
Other long-term liabilities 322,865 348,925
Stockholders’ deficit:
Preferred stock $0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, none issued
Common stock $0.01 par value, 175,000,000 shares authorized, 81,835,883 and 81,598,524 issued, respectively 818 816
Capital in excess of par value 450,830 432,564
Retained earnings 1,467,671 1,399,721
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (167,876 ) (187,021 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 52,411,407 and 49,190,992 shares, respectively (2,190,439 ) (1,863,286 )
Total stockholders’ deficit (438,996 ) (217,206 )
$ 1,255,219   $ 1,345,012  
 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

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    40 Weeks Ended
July 9,
2017
    July 3,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net earnings $ 105,374 $ 92,092
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 69,527 70,314
Deferred finance cost amortization 2,707 2,049
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements (4,133 ) (3,822 )
Deferred income taxes 5,824 15,672
Share-based compensation expense 8,855 9,220
Pension and postretirement expense 3,242 10,374
Gains on cash surrender value of company-owned life insurance (364 ) (5,008 )
Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants (21,166 ) (1,224 )
Losses on the disposition of property and equipment 2,186 2,295
Impairment charges and other 4,320 2,928
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions and dispositions:
Accounts and other receivables 6,026 (16,333 )
Inventories 1,000 (557 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (8,057 ) (7,677 )
Accounts payable 2,238 (7,466 )
Accrued liabilities (27,485 ) 1,534
Pension and postretirement contributions (4,110 ) (14,700 )
Other (6,077 ) (2,992 )
Cash flows provided by operating activities 139,907   146,699  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (47,210 ) (74,971 )
Purchases of assets intended for sale and leaseback (3,248 ) (5,593 )
Proceeds from the sale and leaseback of assets 2,466 7,748
Proceeds from the sale of company-operated restaurants 62,923 1,434
Collections on notes receivable 1,426 3,237
Acquisition of franchise-operated restaurants 324
Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment 2,898 140
Other (1,713 ) (89 )
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities 17,542   (67,770 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings on revolving credit facilities 638,500 576,000
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities (400,000 ) (376,000 )
Principal repayments on debt (43,162 ) (19,651 )
Dividends paid on common stock (37,194 ) (30,513 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 5,166 5,093
Repurchases of common stock (334,361 ) (250,000 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements 4,133 3,822
Change in book overdraft   1,213  
Cash flows used in financing activities (166,918 ) (90,036 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1 ) 11  
Net decrease in cash (9,470 ) (11,096 )
Cash at beginning of period 17,030   17,743  
Cash at end of period $ 7,560   $ 6,647  
 

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The following table presents certain income and expense items included in our condensed consolidated statements of earnings as a percentage of total revenues, unless otherwise indicated. Percentages may not add due to rounding.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS DATA

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    12 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
Revenues:
Company restaurant sales 74.0 % 75.6 % 75.0 % 75.3 %
Franchise rental revenues 14.8 % 14.3 % 14.5 % 14.6 %
Franchise royalties and other 11.2 % 10.1 % 10.6 % 10.1 %
Total revenues 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Operating costs and expenses, net:
Company restaurant costs:
Food and packaging (1) 30.3 % 29.3 % 29.9 % 30.2 %
Payroll and employee benefits (1) 28.3 % 27.6 % 29.0 % 27.8 %
Occupancy and other (1) 23.3 % 21.2 % 23.0 % 21.7 %
Total company restaurant costs (1) 81.9 % 78.1 % 81.9 % 79.7 %
Franchise occupancy expenses (2) 75.4 % 73.5 % 73.8 % 73.3 %
Franchise support and other costs (3) 7.3 % 9.8 % 7.4 % 10.2 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses 10.7 % 11.6 % 10.7 % 13.0 %
Impairment and other charges, net 1.7 % 2.9 % 1.3 % 1.2 %
Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants (3.7 )% (0.1 )% (1.7 )% (0.1 )%
Earnings from operations 18.7 % 15.1 % 16.9 % 14.2 %
Income tax rate (4) 33.2 % 36.0 % 36.7 % 36.8 %
 
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(1)     As a percentage of company restaurant sales.
(2) As a percentage of franchise rental revenues.
(3) As a percentage of franchise royalties and other.
(4) As a percentage of earnings from continuing operations and before income taxes.
 

The following table presents Jack in the Box and Qdoba company restaurant sales, costs and margin, and restaurant costs and margin as a percentage of the related sales. Percentages may not add due to rounding.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL COMPANY RESTAURANT OPERATIONS DATA

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
    12 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016 July 9, 2017   July 3, 2016
Jack in the Box:                
Company restaurant sales $ 157,772 $ 179,458 $ 576,618 $ 595,401
Company restaurant costs:
Food and packaging 46,182 29.3 % 51,893 28.9 % 166,213 28.8 % 179,142 30.1 %
Payroll and employee benefits 46,486 29.5 % 50,654 28.2 % 171,198 29.7 % 167,744 28.2 %
Occupancy and other 34,644   22.0 % 36,446   20.3 % 121,723   21.1 % 121,522   20.4 %
Total company restaurant costs 127,312   80.7 % 138,993   77.5 % 459,134   79.6 % 468,408   78.7 %
Restaurant operating margin (1) $ 30,460   19.3 % $ 40,465   22.5 % $ 117,484   20.4 % $ 126,993   21.3 %
Qdoba:
Company restaurant sales $ 107,067 $ 99,371 $ 334,558 $ 308,441
Company restaurant costs:
Food and packaging 33,977 31.7 % 29,932 30.1 % 105,794 31.6 % 93,660 30.4 %
Payroll and employee benefits 28,412 26.5 % 26,256 26.4 % 93,380 27.9 % 83,210 27.0 %
Occupancy and other 27,072   25.3 % 22,672   22.8 % 87,607   26.2 % 74,822   24.3 %
Total company restaurant costs 89,461   83.6 % 78,860   79.4 % 286,781   85.7 % 251,692   81.6 %
Restaurant operating margin (1) $ 17,606   16.4 % $ 20,511   20.6 % $ 47,777   14.3 % $ 56,749   18.4 %
 
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(1)     Restaurant operating margin is a non-GAAP measure. This non-GAAP measure is reconciled to consolidated earnings from operations, the most comparable GAAP measure, in the attachment to this release. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results."
 

The following table presents franchise revenues, costs and margin in each period:

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FRANCHISE OPERATIONS DATA

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
    12 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
Franchise rental revenues $ 52,849 $ 52,878 $ 175,639 $ 175,218
 
Royalties 37,509 36,554 121,638 119,338
Franchise fees and other 2,649   677   6,715   2,514  
Franchise royalties and other 40,158   37,231   128,353   121,852  
Total franchise revenues 93,007   90,109   303,992   297,070  
 
Rental expense 32,571 31,595 106,361 103,783
Depreciation and amortization 7,266   7,253   23,342   24,692  
Franchise occupancy expenses 39,837 38,848 129,703 128,475
Franchise support and other costs 2,928   3,654   9,507   12,423  
Total franchise costs 42,765   42,502   139,210   140,898  
Franchise margin (1) $ 50,242   $ 47,607   $ 164,782   $ 156,172  
Franchise margin (1) as a % of franchise revenues 54.0 % 52.8 % 54.2 % 52.6 %
 
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(1)     Franchise margin is a non-GAAP measure. This non-GAAP measure is reconciled to consolidated earnings from operations, the most comparable GAAP measure, in the attachment to this release. See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to GAAP Results."
 

The following table provides information related to our operating segments in each period:

 

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT REPORTING INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
    12 Weeks Ended     40 Weeks Ended
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
July 9,
2017
  July 3,
2016
Revenues by segment:
Jack in the Box restaurant operations $ 246,101 $ 264,493 $ 865,166 $ 876,138
Qdoba restaurant operations 111,745   104,445   350,002   324,774  
Consolidated revenues $ 357,846   $ 368,938   $ 1,215,168   $ 1,200,912  
Earnings from operations by segment:
Jack in the Box restaurant operations $ 59,423 $ 69,528 $ 220,485 $ 218,364
Qdoba restaurant operations 11,905 14,172 29,126 33,532
Shared services and unallocated costs (17,597 ) (28,404 ) (65,029 ) (82,115 )
Gains on the sale of company-operated restaurants 13,250   409   21,166   1,224  
Consolidated earnings from operations 66,981 55,705 205,748 171,005
Interest expense, net 11,433   7,613   35,091   22,699  
Consolidated earnings from continuing operations and before income taxes $ 55,548   $ 48,092   $ 170,657   $ 148,306  
Total depreciation expense by segment:
Jack in the Box restaurant operations $ 13,731 $ 14,877 $ 47,503 $ 50,409
Qdoba restaurant operations 4,875 4,536 16,274 14,403
Shared services and unallocated costs 1,608   1,401   5,222   4,936  
Consolidated depreciation expense $ 20,214   $ 20,814   $ 68,999   $ 69,748  
 

The following table summarizes the year-to-date changes in the number and mix of Jack in the Box ("JIB") and Qdoba company and franchise restaurants:

 

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTAURANT ACTIVITY INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

 
    2017     2016
Company   Franchise   Total Company   Franchise   Total
Jack in the Box:
Beginning of year 417 1,838 2,255 413 1,836 2,249
New 2 15 17 2 9 11
Refranchised (118 ) 118 (1 ) 1
Acquired from franchisees 50 (50 ) 1 (1 )
Closed (11 ) (6 ) (17 )   (6 ) (6 )
End of period 340   1,915   2,255   415   1,839   2,254  
% of JIB system 15 % 85 % 100 % 18 % 82 % 100 %
Qdoba:
Beginning of year 367 332 699 322 339 661
New 18 13 31 26 11 37
Closed (4 ) (6 ) (10 ) (4 ) (6 ) (10 )
End of period 381   339   720   344   344   688  
% of Qdoba system 53 % 47 % 100 % 50 % 50 % 100 %
Consolidated:            
Total system end of period 721   2,254   2,975   759   2,183   2,942  
% of consolidated system 24 % 76 % 100 % 26 % 74 % 100 %
 

Contacts

Jack in the Box Inc.
Investor Contact:
Carol DiRaimo, (858) 571-2407
Media Contact:
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291

Contacts

Jack in the Box Inc.
Investor Contact:
Carol DiRaimo, (858) 571-2407
Media Contact:
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291