Good Times Restaurants Reports Q1 Results

Total Revenues increased 37% to $22.7 million in Q1
Company reaffirms fiscal 2018 guidance

Conference Call Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. MST/5:00 p.m. EST

DENVER--()--Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM), operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high-quality, all-natural products and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full-service, upscale concept, today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 26, 2017.

Key highlights of the Company’s financial results include:

  • Same store sales for company-owned Good Times restaurants increased 5.9% for the quarter
  • Same store sales for company-owned Bad Daddy’s restaurants increased 0.7% for the quarter on top of last year’s increase of 2.0%
  • Total revenues increased 37% to $22,760,000 for the quarter
  • The Company opened two new Bad Daddy’s restaurants during the quarter
  • Sales for the Bad Daddy’s restaurants for the quarter were $14,987,000 and Bad Daddy’s Restaurant Level Operating Profit (a non-GAAP measure) was $2,355,000 or 15.7% as a percent of sales*
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) for the quarter increased 86% to $877,000 from $472,000 for the same quarter last year*
  • The Company ended the quarter with $3.3 million in cash and $4.8 million drawn against its senior credit facility

Boyd Hoback, President & CEO, said, “During our first quarter, we continued to post very favorable same store sales results for both brands. Additionally, our new Bad Daddy’s stores that opened in fiscal 2017 and so far in fiscal 2018 are performing very well, averaging $54,000 per week during the quarter, or 12.3% above the system average with the two new North Carolina stores opening very strong in October. Our same store sales have remained on track so far during our second quarter and in addition to the two new Bad Daddy’s opened in October, we opened our first store in the Atlanta market in Chamblee, Georgia in early January. We have two more Bad Daddy’s under construction, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a second Atlanta-area location, with three more expected to begin construction in the next couple of months. We have three additional leases signed awaiting landlord turnover with an additional five in the late stages of lease negotiation, all of which are in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma. While labor is an industry pressure point, our Good Times labor as a percentage of sales only increased .4% and Bad Daddy’s labor decreased by .5% during the quarter compared to the prior year, reflecting the impact of additional Bad Daddy’s development in the southeast.”

Commenting on the Company’s guidance for fiscal 2018, Ryan Zink, Chief Financial Officer, stated “We are reiterating our prior guidance for fiscal 2018 which calls for 2018 revenues of approximately $100 million, and adjusted EBITDA of between $5.0 and $5.5 million. We have slightly shifted our new store opening projections towards the back half of the year, and subsequent to the end of the quarter, we closed our lowest-volume Good Times restaurant, but strong unit-level performance during the first quarter and second quarter to-date have enabled us to retain our revenue and Adjusted EBITDA projections.”

Fiscal 2018 Outlook:

The Company provides the following guidance for fiscal 2018:

  • Total revenues of approximately $100 million to $102 million with a year-end revenue run rate of approximately $109 million to $111 million
  • Total revenue estimates assume same store sales of approximately +3.5% for Good Times for the balance of the year, and approximately 4.1% for FY2018 in total. We expect same store sales of 1.3% for the year for Bad Daddy’s, including a three-week closure of the original Bad Daddy’s for building renovations. We expect comparable sales of 2.1%, 0.3%, and 2.0% for Q2, Q3, and Q4 respectively.
  • General and administrative expenses of approximately $7.7 million to $7.9 million, including approximately $600,000 of non-cash equity compensation expense
  • The opening of 6 additional new Bad Daddy’s restaurants (including 1 joint venture unit)
  • Total Adjusted EBITDA* of approximately $5.0 million to $5.5 million
  • Restaurant pre-opening expenses of approximately $2.6 – $2.7 million
  • Capital expenditures (net of tenant improvement allowances) of approximately $9.5 - 10 million including approximately $1.2 million related to fiscal 2019 development
  • Fiscal year end long term debt of approximately $10.5 to $11.0 million

*For a reconciliation of restaurant level operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP and a discussion of why the Company considers them useful, see the financial information schedules accompanying this release.

Conference Call: Management will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, February 1st at 3:00 p.m. MST/5:00 p.m. EST. Hosting the call will be Boyd Hoback, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ryan Zink, Chief Financial Officer.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 339-0806 and requesting the Good Times Restaurants (GTIM) call. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Company's corporate website www.goodtimesburgers.com under the Investor section. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the corporate website shortly after the call has concluded.

About Good Times Restaurants Inc.: Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional chain of quick service restaurants located primarily in Colorado, in its wholly owned subsidiary, Good Times Drive Thru Inc. Good Times provides a menu of high-quality all-natural hamburgers, 100% all-natural chicken tenderloins, fresh frozen custard, natural-cut fries, fresh lemonades and other unique offerings. Good Times currently operates and franchises a total of 37 restaurants.

GTIM owns, operates, franchises and licenses 27 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a full service, upscale, “small box” restaurant concept featuring a chef driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of craft microbrew beers in a high energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base.

Good Times Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. The words “intend,” “may,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include such factors as the uncertain nature of current restaurant development plans and the ability to implement those plans and integrate new restaurants, delays in developing and opening new restaurants because of weather, local permitting or other reasons, increased competition, cost increases or shortages in raw food products, and other matters discussed under the “Risk Factors” section of Good Times’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2017 filed with the SEC. Although Good Times may from time to time voluntarily update its forward-looking statements, it disclaims any commitment to do so except as required by securities laws.

   

Good Times Restaurants Inc.

Unaudited Supplemental Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Fiscal First Quarter
Statement of Operations 2018       2017
Net revenues:
Restaurant sales $ 22,597 $ 16,386
Franchise revenues   163     169  
Total net revenues 22,760 16,555
 
Restaurant Operating Costs:
Food and packaging costs 7,203 5,155
Payroll and other employee benefit costs 8,279 5,995
Restaurant occupancy costs 1,640 1,294
Other restaurant operating costs 2,116 1,528
Preopening costs 577 351
Depreciation and amortization   846     630  
Total restaurant operating costs 20,661 14,953
 
General and administrative costs 1,917 1,645
Advertising costs 507 412
Franchise costs 10 24
Gain on disposal of restaurants and equipment   (8 )   (6 )
Loss from operations (327 ) (473 )
 
Other income (expense):
Interest income (expense), net (83 ) (20 )
Total other income (expense), net   (83 )   (20 )
Net loss (410 ) ($493 )
Income attributable to non-controlling interests   (173 )   (140 )
Net loss attributable to common shareholders   ($583 )   ($633 )
 
Basic and diluted loss per share ($0.05 ) ($0.05 )
 
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 12,445 12,288
 
         

Good Times Restaurants Inc.

Unaudited Supplemental Information

(In thousands)

 
Dec 26, 2017 Sept 26, 2017
Balance Sheet Data
Cash & cash equivalents $ 3,299 $ 4,337
Current assets 5,053 6,066
Property and Equipment, net 29,070 29,690
Other assets 19,370 19,397
Total assets $ 53,493 $ 55,153
 
Current liabilities, including capital lease obligations and long-term
debt due within one year
$ 5,791 $ 6,916
Long-term debt due after one year 4,835 5,339
Other liabilities 6,131 5,614
Total liabilities 16,757 17,869
Stockholders’ equity $ 36,736 $ 37,284
 
     

Supplemental Information:

Good Times Burgers &
Frozen Custard
Bad Daddy’s
Burger Bar
Fiscal First Quarter
2018     2017   2018     2017
Restaurant Sales (in thousands) $ 7,610 $ 6,875 $ 14,987 $ 9,511
Restaurants open during period - - 2 1
Restaurants open at period end 28 27 24 17
 
Restaurant operating weeks 364 351.0 309.6 210.0
 
Average weekly sales per restaurant (in thousands) $ 20.9 $ 19.6 $ 48.4 $ 45.3
 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to US GAAP Results

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Restaurant-Level Operating Profit to Income from Operations

(In thousands, except percentage data)

       
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Good Times Restaurants Inc.
------------------------------------------------------------------Fiscal First Quarter----------------------------------------------------------------
2018     2017   2018     2017     2018     2017
Restaurant Sales $ 7,610     100.0 % $ 6,875     100.0 % $ 14,987     100.0 % $ 9,511     100.0 % $ 22,597 $ 16,386
Restaurant Operating Costs (exclusive of
depreciation and amortization shown
separately below):
Food and packaging costs 2,571 33.8 % 2,211 32.2 % 4,632 30.9 % 2,944 31.0 % 7,203 5,155
Payroll and other employee benefit costs 2,685 35.3 % 2,399 34.9 % 5,594 37.3 % 3,596 37.8 % 8,279 5,995
Restaurant occupancy costs 701 9.2 % 666 9.7 % 939 6.3 % 628 6.6 % 1,640 1,294
Other restaurant operating costs   649 8.5 %   606 8.8 % 1,467 9.8 %   922 9.7 %   2,116     1,528  
Restaurant-level operating profit $ 1,004 13.2 % $ 993 14.4 % $ 2,355 15.7 % $ 1,421 14.9 % 3,359 2,414
 
Franchise royalty income, net 163 169
Deduct - Other operating:
Depreciation and amortization 846 630
General and administrative 1,917 1,645
Advertising costs 507 412
Franchise costs 10 24
Gain on restaurant asset sale (8 ) (6 )
Preopening costs   577     351  
Total other operating   3,849     3,056  
 
Loss from Operations $ (327 ) $ (473 )

Certain percentage amounts in the table above do not total due to rounding as well as the fact that restaurant operating costs are expressed as a percentage of restaurant revenues (as opposed to total revenues).

The Company believes that restaurant-level operating profit is an important measure for management and investors because it is widely regarded in the restaurant industry as a useful metric by which to evaluate restaurant-level operating efficiency and performance. The Company defines restaurant-level operating profit to be restaurant revenues minus restaurant-level operating costs, excluding restaurant closures and impairment costs. The measure includes restaurant-level occupancy costs, which include fixed rents, percentage rents, common area maintenance charges, real estate and personal property taxes, general liability insurance and other property costs, but excludes depreciation. The measure excludes depreciation and amortization expense, substantially all of which is related to restaurant-level assets, because such expenses represent historical sunk costs which do not reflect current cash outlay for the restaurants. The measure also excludes selling, general and administrative costs, and therefore excludes occupancy costs associated with selling, general and administrative functions, and pre-opening costs. The Company excludes restaurant closure costs as they do not represent a component of the efficiency of continuing operations. Restaurant impairment costs are excluded, because, similar to depreciation and amortization, they represent a non-cash charge for the Company’s investment in its restaurants and not a component of the efficiency of restaurant operations. Restaurant-level operating profit is not a measurement determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation, or as an alternative, to income from operations or net income as indicators of financial performance. Restaurant-level operating profit as presented may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The tables above set forth certain unaudited information for the fiscal first quarters for fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017, expressed as a percentage of total revenues, except for the components of restaurant operating costs, which are expressed as a percentage of restaurant revenues.

   

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

Good Times Restaurants Inc.

Fiscal First Quarter
2018     2017
Net loss as reported ($583 ) ($633 )
 
Adjustments to net loss:
Depreciation and amortization 809 602
Interest expense   84     20  
EBITDA $ 310 $ (11 )
Preopening costs 485 293
Non-cash stock based compensation 118 199
GAAP rent in excess of cash rent (28 ) (3 )
Non-cash disposal of assets   (8 )   (6 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 877 $ 472
 

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental measure of operating performance that does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by GAAP, and our calculation thereof may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. This measure is presented because we believe that investors' understanding of our performance is enhanced by including this non-GAAP financial measure as a reasonable basis for evaluating our ongoing results of operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income before interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization and further adjustments to reflect the additions and eliminations presented in the table above.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented because: (i) we believe it is a useful measure for investors to assess the operating performance of our business without the effect of non-cash charges such as depreciation and amortization expenses and asset disposals, closure costs and restaurant impairments and (ii) we use adjusted EBITDA internally as a benchmark for certain of our cash incentive plans and to evaluate our operating performance or compare our performance to that of our competitors. The use of adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure permits a comparative assessment of our operating performance relative to our performance based on our GAAP results, while isolating the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies. Companies within our industry exhibit significant variations with respect to capital structures and cost of capital (which affect interest expense and income tax rates) and differences in book depreciation of property, plant and equipment (which affect relative depreciation expense), including significant differences in the depreciable lives of similar assets among various companies. Our management believes that adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company comparisons within our industry by eliminating some of these foregoing variations. Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies, and our presentation of adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by excluded or unusual items.

Contacts

Good Times Restaurants Inc.
Investor Relations Contacts:
Boyd E. Hoback, 303-384-1411
President and CEO
or
Ryan Zink, 303-384-1432
Chief Financial Officer
or
Christi Pennington, 303-384-1440

Contacts

Good Times Restaurants Inc.
Investor Relations Contacts:
Boyd E. Hoback, 303-384-1411
President and CEO
or
Ryan Zink, 303-384-1432
Chief Financial Officer
or
Christi Pennington, 303-384-1440